Below are some common questions asked by couples looking at the Barn. We want to provide the most relevant information for you to make your venue based decision.
What is the rental fee for The Barn on Unity Farm and what does it include?
Please see our rental fee page for complete pricing and included items.
How much time do I have to decorate? Can I hold a rehearsal?
The Saturday wedding package gives you two full days (Thursday from 10am to 9pm and Friday from 10am to 9pm) to decorate and hold a rehearsal in addition to your big event on Saturday. That’s three full days included in the rental!
For Sunday wedding packages, you pick out the props and rehearse on Wednesday, and we decorate for your big day on Sunday.
What decorations can I use? What if I have some of my own?
You are free to pick and choose the decorations you want to use from the Barn on Unity Farm. We have a huge selection of decorations and props for you to use! Rustic, shabby chic, classy, country, elegant (you name it and we probably have it). And we continue to add to our collection! You are welcome to use your own decorations too! When we clean up, we will set your decorations aside and you can pick them up later; we just ask you to retrieve them within 12 days.
What is the Barn’s capacity?
The WV Fire Marshall has approved indoor occupancy for 299 people. We provide tables and chairs to accommodate 200 people. If additional tables and chairs are needed, we allow you to outsource those.
What dates are available?
Check out our calendar for availability.
How do I reserve a date?
In order to book your wedding at the Barn on Unity Farm, a 25% down payment is required when we sign the contract.
Is there a security deposit?
Yes. A $500 refundable security deposit is required and included in your payment plan. If no damages occur, this amount will be refunded to you within 30 days after your event.
How can I pay?
Our preferred method of payment is cash, check or money order. You may hand deliver cash, or mail check or money order to The Barn on Unity Farm, 535 Unity Barn Road, Princeton, WV, 24739. A receipt will be provided at the time of payment along with a remaining balance statement.
Can I make payments? When is full payment due?
When you reserve your date with the 25% down payment described above, we will provide a monthly payment plan tailored for you that includes remaining balance sales tax security. The full balance (including sales tax and security deposit) is due 60 days before your event.
Why do I need special event insurance? How much will that cost?
While the Barn at Unity Farm has general liability insurance, event insurance will protect your guests and ensure that any damages to the property during your event are covered. The Barn requires you to purchase event insurance, with a $1,000,000 limit, which usually costs between $75 and $150, depending on the number of guests and if you serve alcohol. Most insurance carriers offer this type of insurance. Proof of event liability insurance is required two weeks before your event date. Remember to include liquor liability if your licensed bartender doesn’t carry it.
Can I just stop by for a tour?
We kindly request you schedule a tour by contacting us. Because of our event schedule, it is not possible for us to accommodate drop-ins.
When can I take my engagement photos on The Barn on Unity Farm grounds?
Once the contract is signed, and the down payment is received, the couple along with their photographer will be granted access to the property for their session. We ask that you give us 2 weeks’notice so we can work around our scheduled events.
Do we have to use your caterers and/or bar service?
No. Other venues require that you use their caterer or purchase their wine and use their bartenders. We want you to be able to select your own caterer / vendors and make your own choices. We do not sell or serve alcohol; however, we will allow you to have alcohol at your event as long as you have a licensed bartender who carries their own liquor liability insurance. (If they do not then you can add the liquor liability insurance to your event policy.)
Is alcohol allowed?
We allow beer, wine and champagne only. All alcohol must be serve by an insured, licensed bartender or licensed caterer with a liquor liability license. If they do not, then you can add the liquor liability insurance to your event policy. No alcohol may be served in glass containers! By law, no one under 21 years of age may consume or taste alcoholic beverages. (The Barn on Unity Farm assumes no responsibility for liability for underage drinking, and reserves the right to ask the entire party to leave if a minor is consuming alcohol or an adult is providing alcohol to a minor or if unlawful activity is observed. Proof of liquor liability will be required.
Will there be another wedding the same day?
No. It’s your day, you don’t have to compete for our attention!
What time does our wedding need to end?
The Barn on Unity Farm closes at midnight; so we suggest you wrap up your event around 11 in order to musicians/DJs to dismantle their equipment and be off the premises in time.
Are there accommodations nearby?
The Barn on Unity Farm is located in Princeton WV, and a 10 minute drive from its many restaurants and hotels.
Do you provide plates, cups, silverware, etc?
No. The Barn at Unity Farm provides an amazing venue, tables, chairs and lots of décor. Linens for food service, as well as plates, cups, and silverware will need to be provided by you or your caterer.
Who does the cleanup?
The Barn on Unity Farm provides the cleanup following the reception, except for leftover food, beverage, and resulting food service trash (if using a caterer, that should be included in your catering contract)..
What if it rains?
The Barn on Unity Farm staff along with the client will implement an indoor ceremony floor plan prior to the wedding date.
Can we have our vendors drop off items or pick them up outside of the rental period?
We are working hard to make many couples’ wedding day just right, so unfortunately, we cannot store items or have items picked up before your rental period. Please advise your vendors of this policy. The only exception is your own decorations, which we can hold up to 12 days after your event rental.
Can vehicles be left overnight?
No. Vehicles cannot be left overnight. Please advise your guests of this policy.
Are children allowed?
Of course! We just ask that any children under the age of 16 are supervised at all times!
Is there any decoration NOT allowed?
We are stewards of our more than 100 acres and our newly constructed wedding barn. We want to be sure it is protected. Therefore, we don’t allow decorations that leave any kind of residue: this includes confetti, glitter, silly string, tacks, staples, all types of tape inside or outside the venue. In addition, no hard candy, rice, birdseed, fog machines, bubble machines, sparklers or pyrotechnics are permitted inside the barn. If you are having a flower girl throw petals for the outdoor ceremony, please use real petals. No artificial petals, rice, pyrotechnics, fireworks, or sky lanterns permitted outside. Use of birdseed, blowing bubble and wedding sparklers are permitted outside for wedding and reception farewells (in designated area only and must receive prior approval by The Barn on Unity Farm staff).
What if I need to change the date?
In the event, you are forced to change the date of the wedding, every effort will be made by The Barn on Unity Farm to transfer reservations to support the new date (if available) within one calendar year from the originally scheduled date. However, if not rescheduled you will forfeit all monies paid.
What is the cancellation policy?
In the event you should cancel, all payments made before the date of cancellation are non-refundable. The Barn on Unity Farm requires cancellations to be made in writing