Q: Do you have a ceremony backup plan for inclement weather?

A:  Yes. The Wedding ceremony will be held inside the barn. Guests will sit at their reserved seating.

Q: How many guest can the venue hold?

A: The barn can seat 175 guests.

Q: Do I need to provide liability insurance?

A: Yes.  An event liability insurance policy is required with a minimum amount of $1,000,000 naming Sugared Lavender Barn & Wedding Venue LLC, as an additional insured. Coverage will need to be provided 30 days prior to the event.  We recommend Angie at Nulty Insurance nulty.com/wedding

Q: Do you have indoor bathrooms with handicap accessibility?

A: Yes. We have handicap accessible bathrooms 

Q:  Is the barn air conditioned and heated?

A:  No. The barn does have several fans, and heaters for weddings that take place in October

Q: Can we choose a caterer of our own choice.  

A: Yes, we want your wedding day to be exactly how you envision it! Catering companies will be required to bring in food already made or if they have the right equipment, they will be able to make food on the barn grounds. We only provide a catering room.  Catering companies must submit proof of liability insurance two weeks before wedding day.

Q.: Can we bring our own food? 

A. No. We require a licensed catering company. You are more than welcome to bring your own cake or sweet treats in.

 Q: Can we hire our own bartender or bartending service?

A:  No. We require all weddings who serve alcoholic beverages to hire Liquor Cabinet in St. Joseph, MI.

Q: Does our reservation include an event rehearsal?

A: Yes. We offer a complimentary 1-hour rehearsal the day before event. All rehearsals will be Thursday evening.

Q:  Is my non-refundable deposit to book refundable? 

A:  No. The $1000 deposit is not refundable. This does go towards your total package price.

Q: Is smoking allowed inside the venue?

A: No. Smoking IS NOT allowed inside the barn or on patios. There are designated areas outside for smoking. No drugs are allowed on the barn grounds.

Q: What time will I have access to the venue?

A: For all events you are allowed access to the barn at 11 a.m. on the day of the event.  The event must end by 11 p.m. and vendors and guests must vacate the premises by midnight.

Q: Are linens included?

A: Linens are not included in the wedding package.

Q: Will you have staffing during the event?

A: There will be staff onsite for your event. They will be available to assist with restrooms, general cleaning during your event, and to help make sure the event runs smoothly.

Q: Are we required to clean up after the event?

A: All decorations, personal belongings, food, etc. must be removed at the end of the night. Tables and chairs must be undressed, and ALL garbage containers must be empty.