CEREMONY TIMELINE AND GUIDELINES

Here is a guideline of information that you will want to give thought to as you prepare for your ceremony.

We are an all inclusive venue with an incredible staff that will take care of everything related to venue and food.  Choose our more relaxed, yet classy, garden party flow, with delicious brick oven fired pizzas served oven-side on our Fieldstone patio. Or, the more traditional formal linen flow, utilizing the unique levels of our charming 1890's dairy barn.

Garden Party Flow

  1. Ceremony in Hayloft
  2. Mingling w/Cocktails & Fieldstone Options
  3. Dance in Hayloft


Formal Linen Flow

  1. Ceremony in Hayloft
  2. Appetizers and Cocktails in Milking Parlor
  3. Formal White Linen Dining in Hayloft
  4. Coffee and Dessert in Milking Parlor
  5. Dance in Hayloft

 

TIMELINE FOR THE DAY - FORMAL LINEN FLOW
 Factors that play into the following suggested timeline include: length of ceremony, guest count, guest flow, weather, plating style for dinner, length of speeches, and dessert service type. We recommend your dance time starting about 4-5 hours after the start of the ceremony. (Guest counts 150 and greater, and/or multiple table decorations/favors, more time needed for transitions)

CEREMONY START TIME TYPICALLY IS BETWEEN 3 AND 5PM

DINNER IS USUALLY SERVED 1½ - 2 HOURS AFTER CEREMONY END

DANCE THEN STARTS TYPICALLY 2 - 2½ HOURS AFTER DINNER START TIME

EXAMPLES:  CEREMONY 4:00 / DINNER 6:00 / DESSERT 7:15 / DANCE: 8PM (150 GUESTS)
                    CEREMONY 4:00 / DINNER 6:30 / DESSERT 7:30 / DANCE: 8:30 PM (190GUESTS)

 

Following are things to think about when planning your ceremony:

     Indoor or Outdoor ceremony?  Winter Sizzle is always inside.

     Is the couple seeing each other before ceremony?

     What time is your ceremony going to start?

     How long do you expect your ceremony to last?

     Family who will be present and part of the ceremony?

     For a Winter Sizzle wedding consider what time sunset is?

     Will the grandparents be seated as part of the ceremony? Or, for Raw Romance will they be seated upon arrival. 

     Who will be seating the mothers?

     Who is walking down the isle?

Bridal Party:
     Maid/Matron of Honor Best Man
     Bridesmaids Groomsmen
     Ring Bearers
     Ushers
     Flower Girl

Entry Details:
     Do you plan to have the bridal party walk down in pairs?
     Music Order
     Prelude
     Minister Enters
     Seating of Parents
     Bridal Party Entrance
     Bride Entrance
     Recessional

Are you planning to have a unity candle, communion, sand ceremony or other?