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Wedding Costs, Policies, & Rates | The Barn at Lord Howe Valley

Wedding Costs, Policies, & Rates

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What time does my event have to end?

All events must end at 10:00pm.

Can I hire my own caterer?

We provide a list of catering recommendations to help with your planning process.  A NYS licensed and Board of Health approved and insured catering company must be hired to serve at your event.

Can I provide my own alcohol?

Alcoholic beverages may only be served and provided by a caterer or restaurant with a valid New York State Liquor License and/or Caterer Permit. You would need to make arrangements with your caterer about the selection, purchase and service of wine, beer and alcohol. All beverages must be served by the catering staff we do not allow any self-service of beverages at the barn.

Is a bonfire an option?

Weather pending on the day of your event we do allow a small contained bonfire in the designated area provided away from the barn. For an additional fee of $250 we will provide 3 hour bonfire on the night of your wedding.

Are fireworks allowed? What about sparklers?

Fireworks are not permitted on the property unless prior approval has been granted from the management at The Barn at Lord Howe Valley and they are administered by a New York State licensed Pyrotechnician or company. They must be set off in the designated area provided by The BLHV. Sparklers are not permitted inside the barn and must be used at least 20 feet away from the building.

Am I able to have candles at my reception?

Candles must be used in glass jar, votive, lantern, or approved container, the flame reaching no higher than 2 inches.

Are there any items that are not permitted?
  • Nails, tacks, screws, staples, etc. may not be used in the walls, posts, beams and woodwork to hang decorations in the barn or bridal barn.
  • No rice, confetti, glitter is permitted to be thrown inside or outside of the barn.
  • No alterations to the grounds, barn, gardens or other parts of the premises.
What is required for cleanup?

We ask that you remove all of your personal brought in items, such as decorations and flowers the morning following the event. We require that your caterer leaves the catering area the way that they found it, free of any waste and liter. We also ask that the barn is left in a similar condition to how you found it on the day of your wedding.

Does the venue have insurance?

Yes, the venue has its own liability insurance policy.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, couples need to acquire an event insurance policy for the day of your event for no less than $2,000,000 in liability. You must also name the barn as an additional insured on your policy.

Do my vendors need insurance?

Yes, your vendors need to provide proof of their general liability insurance policy prior to working your event with coverage for property and personal damage caused by the vendor, employees or sub-contractors.

What do I need to do to reserve my wedding date?

To reserve your wedding date, you must sign the rental contract and pay a 50% deposit. You have 7 days from signing the contract to pay the deposit and it is refundable for up to 10 days after signing. The remaining rental fee minus the deposit is due 60 days prior to your wedding date. We accept check, cash, and credit cards.

Do you require a damage deposit?

Yes, we require a $500 damage/ cleaning deposit to be made by check 60 days prior to your wedding date. The deposit is fully refundable less any damages or charges incurred to clean the venue.

What is your cancellation policy?

In the event of a cancellation after the 10-day grace period after signing the contract the initial deposit is non-refundable. In the event of cancellation within the 60-day window leading up to the wedding when the full rental amount has been paid no refund will be given.


Wedding season is May through October

Wedding Costs for Upcoming Season

Friday/ Saturday/ or Sunday Event: Please contact us for pricing.

Please refer to our What is Included page for a list of what comes with your rental fee.


For inquires on available dates in 2019 and 2020 please contact us via email or phone


Please contact us via email or phone to set up an appointment to view the venue in person