FAQS

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What is the rental fee for The Bradford Barn and what does it include?

Please see the details found here for complete pricing and included items.

What is the venue capacity?

200 guests (20 guest tables that comfortably seat 8-10 guests) plus the bridal party

What dates are available?

Please see the available dates information here.

Is there a deposit? When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes. To officially secure your date a $2000 deposit is required. Sixty days after signing your contract an additional deposit of $3000 is due. Six months prior to your date an additional $3000 is due. Final balance is due two weeks prior to your event.
All deposits are considered non-refundable unless previously arranged with Bradford Barn management.

How do I reserve a date?

To reserve a date email Jenn at Jenn.bradfordbarn@gmail.com saying you are ready to book your date if it is still available. We suggest you email us stating you are ready to book your preferred date and then include a backup date in case your preferred date is unavailable. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. We are happy to place a courtesy hold on your date for 72 hours to give you peace of mind knowing you are making the right decision for you.

Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?

We kindly request that all tours are by appointment only. You can request a tour here.

What is the average budget of a couple getting married at The Bradford Barn?

The average venue rental is $10500. Catering starts at a very budget friendly $45 per person. You can expect to pay $5-$6 per person for place settings to include a dinner plate, knife, fork, water and wine glasses, guest table linens and napkins. Based on 100 guests you could expect to spend $1500-$2000 on wine, beer and alcohol. Insurance and SOP budget is $265. Bar service starts at $900. Awesome live entertainment and DJ are included in the venue price as well as a long list of other inclusions. You can safely budget $17000 to $20000 for 100 guests and have one heck of a fabulous party that will leave your guests in total awe of your wedding or event!

Is there a food and beverage, or guest count minimum?

No.

Do we have to utilize your caterers and bar service?

Yes. The quality of food and exceptional service is an integral keystone of our success. Catering is provided by our in house catering team who have established themselves in the food service industry over the past 20 years with a proven track record of the highest quality, value and dependability.

  • Menus start at approximately $45 and can be customized to your specific taste and preferences through personalized in depth consultation and menu development.
  • Outsourced catering will be allowed for an additional landmark fee of $900. If our in house catering cannot accommodate you for ethnic or religious reasons this landmark fee will be waived.

Will there be another wedding the same day?

At The Bradford Barn we only host one event per day. We want to ensure that every event gets our special attention to detail, is stress free and enjoyable to our guests.

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?

Yes. Brand new hotels are scheduled to be built in Bradford for 2019. Until then there are several available hotels in Newmarket and Barrie as well as the KOA campground at HWY 89 and 400.

How many cars will your parking lot accommodate?

80 cars.

Do you offer straight tables instead of round?

We have a limited number of 6ft banquet tables onsite that can be used for your head table, dessert table etc. The majority of your guests will be seated at round tables.

Do you provided table linens, cups, silverware, etc?

Yes and no. Place settings and linen can be provided through our preferred vendo for $5 per person plus delivery fee. We will happily arrange, order and coordinate delivery for you at no additional charge.

What happens in case of rain?

The Bradford Barn’s unique two story structure affords an alternate indoor area for ceremonies in the event of inclement weather. This means that in the case of totally crappy weather the barn does not have to be “flipped” from your ceremony to the reception. Reception tables are always available to be setup prior to the ceremony and need not be moved in case of rain. This ensures a smooth transition into the reception and last minute decisions can easily be made. Rain or shine we have you covered!

We plan to have our ceremony off site. Does your fee change?

Because Bradford Barn only hosts one event per day, our price structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.

Do you allow dogs onsite to play a part in our wedding day?

Yes. We are fur baby friendly! Your four legged family members are allowed to share in on your ceremony and pictures with you. We however have our own fuzzy children to consider and the farm is their home. We kindly ask that you make arrangements to have your pet safely and considerately cared for and removed from the property after your ceremony. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom. Under no circumstances will any pet be allowed to be held or contained in a vehicle on the property.

What form of payment does Bradford Barn accept?

Our preferred form of payment is cash, check or e-mail transfer.

My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?

We do not keep a cancellation waiting list because cancellations are unpredictable. As soon as a date does become available we post it here.

Where can I find pictures of the decor available?

We have it all photographed and numbered on our inventory page.

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?

You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract (10 am) and in some circumstances at the time of your rehearsal. Please plan accordingly!

Do you include a “wedding day coordinator “?

Well this is a hot topic of debate! We have several Bradford Barn staff available through out the course of your event to assist you with anything that needs addressing. I myself having numerous rodeo’s under my belt will assist you with everything from decor set up, center pieces, arbor decorating, gift table arrangements and even the occasional cake massacure. Our goal is to make your special day the absolute best and most fun possible and will stop at nothing until this is achieved. At the end of the night my most precious payment is the smile on your face!

What are your house rules?

  1. Smoking at the fire pit only. Why? For obvious reasons.
  2. No Stiletto heels on the property or in the barn. Why? Again for obvious reasons, but if your reading this your obviously a slow learner. The barn is situated on grass and gravel. Both of which your Jimmy Choos will not appreciate or your ankles. The slotted decking is a massive safety concern as are all the stairs both to and from the barn and washroom trailer. If you or your guests choose to wear stilettos they will be asked to remove them.
  3. Shots will only be served in the presence of the bride or groom and at the sole discretion of the bartender. Yes, it is your alcohol we are serving however we are responsible for serving it responsibly.

When is the next Open House Party?

Our open house events are designed for anyone looking for a fun night out including some great live entertainment, bonfire, the occasional food truck and cocktails. If we have already had the pleasure to meeting you our Open House Parties are a great way for to get a comprehensive idea of how your event will come together. Open house dates and the RSVP form can be found here.

What time do you suggest we start the ceremony?

We suggest ceremony start times commence between 3:30 and 4:30 to allow adequate time for pictures and cocktails!

Is a rehearse included?

Yes. A 2 hour rehearsal is available to you during the week prior to your function. We kindly ask that all vehicles are parked in the designated parking lot and not in the main driveway. This not a rehearsal PARTY so no alcohol is to be consumed.

Can we have fireworks on the property?

100% NOT! Fireworks are not permitted. This includes sparklers.

Can vehicles be left overnight?

Absolutely YES! We strongly recommend leaving your vehicle over night if you or any of your guests are unfit to drive. We do request that you have all vehicles removed no later than noon the following day.

What time does the music need to end?

Music ends and lights are up no later than 12:30pm. We do reserve the right to turn off music and close the bar at anytime if undesirable and or unbecoming behavior of your guests comes to the attention of our staff, specifically to the bartender and security personnel.

We are using a rental company. When can they drop off and pick up items?

The farm is a private residence. We are here to make your planning and event as stress free as possible. Please arrange all drop offs and pick ups directly through Joran Johannessen, Bradford Barn President and location resident. Joran.thebradfordbarn.com or 905.716.6433

Can we get married somewhere else on the farm other than the ceremony site?

As of spring 2019 we have a dedicated ceremony site located at the south field of the farm. If you wish to utilize an alternative outdoor area for your ceremony a $500 chair moving fee will apply.

Are candles, sparklers or any other type of real flame allowed?

ABSOLUTELY 100% NOT!

How many guests comfortably sit at a 60 inch round table? What size linen do I need?

Do to the low profile of our chairs 8-10 guests can be comfortably seated at a guest table. Linens should be 120 inch round to cover the tables in their entirety and to reach the floor.

How far in advance do you need our final headcount?

We ask for a rough estimate at the time of your booking and final guest count no later than 2 weeks prior to your event

Are outside snacks and trays permitted?

Outside food and drink is permitted prior to the ceremony. Appetizer and dessert trays are allowed as long as you designate a person to oversee their clean up. We’re pretty chilled here.

What is the event clean-up process?

Bradford Barn staff will handle all standard clean up and trash removal throughout and following the wedding reception. We kindly ask that you take all personal decor with you unless you plan to re-purpose it to future guests of the barn.

Can we take photos around the farm on our wedding day?

Sure! Just ask us and we would be happy to make recommendations.

Can we nail decorations to the walls or hang things like streamers or lanterns?

At the end of the day it’s a barn. We are cool with push pins and tape. If you plan any massive remodeling with nails or screws please check in with management.

What time does the band start?

The band typically starts at approximately 8 pm.They preform 3, 45 min sets with breaks in between . Please keep in mind this will probably be the biggest party of your life and military timelines are not expected to be adhered to.

Can we party later than 12:30?

Yes, you can. However we are firm believers that nothing good happens after midnight. Therefore we charge a minimum of $1500 to close down for 1:30 am. This is a non refundable charge and permitted use of the bar and dance area will still contingent of the sole discretion of the Bradford Barn manager on duty. If it is deemed that individuals attending your function are overtly intoxicated or unbecoming to barn staff the bar will be closed immediately.

Can we have smores at the fire pit?

Absolutely! Just please do not leave food outside at the end of your function

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