Wedding Policy

Insurance Coverage 

At least two weeks prior to the event, the client/user shall provide Blandy representatives with a certificate of liability insurance covering the event, which will name The University of Virginia and Blandy Experimental Farm as additional insured, for up to $1,000,000 in coverage. (This coverage is usually available — for an associated fee — as a rider on an existing homeowner’s insurance policy.) This certificate of liability is required. You may not use the facilities without securing this coverage. 

Payment/Fees 

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due within 10 days after the reservation is made in order to confirm your reservation. Checks should be made payable to Blandy Experimental Farm and mailed to 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA  22620. The rental balance of $550(wedding), $750(reception) or $1150(wedding and reception) is due 90 days prior to the wedding date. A separate check for the $200 cleaning/damage deposit is due 30 days prior to the wedding date. If the reservation is made within 90 days of the event, the entire rental amount plus the damage deposit is due within 10 days. 

Alcohol 

The University of Virginia prohibits the illegal or otherwise irresponsible use of alcohol and other drugs.  Alcoholic Beverages may be served at wedding receptions in accordance with University of Virginia policy, provided the federal, state and local alcohol laws and the following guidelines are observed:
  • The intention to serve alcohol must be stated at the time the reception reservation is requested.
  •  Clearly identify individuals who are of legal age with a wristband, hand stamp, or other type of highly visible identification.
  • A TIPS-trained bartender or server is required.
  • Users are responsible for determining if they need an ABC permit.   A copy of the permit must be received by the Events Coordinator two weeks prior to the reception.
  • Cash Bars at wedding receptions are prohibited.
(For the complete text of the University’s alcohol policy and procedures, please access the following: UVa Alcohol Policy

Cancellation 

No indoor wedding facilities are available in case of rain; rain dates are not available. Blandy Experimental Farm must receive written notice of cancellation of paid reservations at least 90 days in advance of the wedding/reception date in order to receive a partial refund. No part of the $150 reservation fee will be refunded. If full payment has been made prior to 90 days of the rental date, users will receive amount paid, less the $150 reservation fee.  Cancellations within 90 days of the wedding date are not eligible for a refund. 

For more information click on our Wedding Contact Form or contact the Events Coordinator at fosaevents@virginia.edu or (540)837-1758 Ext 246.