How do I Book the Venue?
To reserve your date, we require a deposit of $500.00 which is non-refundable if your event is cancelled. The package price is due 30 days prior to your event. The deposit is in addition to the price of your package and will be refunded after the event if the venue and decorations are all in order. Pricing information is available on the Venue Info tab.
When is the venue available for rental?
Blue View Barn is available for weddings and receptions during the months of September through March on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The months of April-August the barn is not available due to farm activities such as our U-pick. We invite you to join us in April and May to pick blueberries!
Are my rates guaranteed?
Once your contract is signed and deposit is made, your package price is locked in.
What if I need to change my date?
We understand that circumstances are sometimes uncontrollable, if you need to change your date after booking with us, we will make every effort possible to reschedule your event to an agreed upon date. Your contract and all deposits made will transfer to the new date.
What are the time limits?
You have the Venue: 9:00AM until 11:30 PM the day of your wedding/event. The day before your event, 1:00PM to 9:00PM for your rehearsal/decorating is available for an additional fee.
How many people can the barn accommodate?
The barn can accommodate up to 150 people comfortably for dinner. Our tables provide seating for 150 people.
Are decorations included?
You are welcome to use the decorations we have! When you visit our venue, you can view all available decorations. We have a list of decorations in our Gallery section.
Do I have to use your Vendors?
No. We do have a list of recommended vendors that have been at our venue, if you need options. Alcohol Vendors do have to come from our list of recommended vendors due to insurance requirements or they must provide proof of appropriate licensing. The other option is the purchase of event insurance with an alcohol addendum. See our vendor page for insurance providers.
Is there available parking?
Yes, our parking is west of the Venue out of the view of photos.
Is there a place for the Bride to get ready?
Yes, we have a Bridal Suite for the Bride and her party to relax, be pampered and get ready for her day. It is air-conditioned and has a private entrance and private restroom.
Can we have a wedding rehearsal?
For an additional fee you can bring your decorations, set up the layout and have a rehearsal on the day before your event between 1PM to 9PM. Please see pricing info on the Venue Info tab.
Who is responsible for setting up and cleaning up?
You should have a wedding coordinator or you and your family or bridal party, to set up tables and chairs and decorate according to your ideas/plans. You will also be responsible for clean-up after the event in order to receive a refund of your deposit.
Do you have a smoking policy?
To be considerate of all guests and staff, we have designated smoking areas with places for the cigarette butts to eliminate possibility of fires and cleanup.
Is alcohol allowed?
Yes, you must use one of our recommended vendors to provide alcohol and they provide the appropriate event insurance with an alcohol addendum or you can purchase your own insurance.
Are there hotel accommodations nearby?
Yes, there are multiple options: hotels in Winter Haven (2-4 miles away), Tampa and Orlando(45-60 minutes away, Lakeland (25-35 minutes away)
This is a working farm. Pictures may be taken in the blueberry patch but guests should not be allowed to roam in the bushes or touch any of the farm equipment.
Fireworks, confetti and pets are prohibited on the premises. Sparklers may be allowed as determined by Venue (weather permitting).