Frequently Asked Questions

Where is The Farm?


The Farm and The Cottage are conveniently located in Newport, North Carolina on a scenic country road but just 15 minutes to the beach and close to the coastal towns of Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, and Morehead City. The historic city of New Bern is west of us about 45 minutes away on Interstate 70, and if you head 20 minutes in the oppisite direction you'll be in the famous historical town of Beaufort.




How many people can The Barn hold?


With tables and chairs on the first floor we have seating for 75 which can be expanded by adding a tent to handle a dance floor, a larger dining area, or an exhibition zone. The Barn is two floors and wide open so that you can organize it to best suit your needs.




How do we arrange for tents, tables, and chairs?


You are responsible for the vendors, choose your own or we can provide a list of selected vendors that we use on a regular basis that are familiar with our site and the barn venue.




Do you have decorations or do we bring our own?


We have a limited supply of lights and décor that you are welcome to use. Let your imagination go and bring any decorations you’d like to deck out the barn and surrounding area. We have electricity in the barn so that you can string lights and even have a DJ to supply music for your event.




Do you have a kitchen?


Yes. We have a catering kitchen set up for storing and serving snacks, meals, and beverages.




Is alcohol allowed for events hosted at The Barn?


Yes, you may serve alcohol. We have protocols for all events that we can review prior to selecting the date for your celebration.




What days do you offer tours of The Farm?


We welcome visitors to The Farm most any day of the week, but you must schedule in advance with Amy to ensure that we are ready for you and that there are no other events going on that day. Once we know the size and age range of your group, we can create a customized tour and learning activity just for you.




Do you require event insurance?


As the host you are responsible for the safety of everyone at your event including guests and vendors. We do recommend event insurance; however, it is not required. Special event insurance has many different protections for the host including alcohol liability and/or event cancellation insurance. For example: WedSafe Event Insurance offers minimum liability coverage of one million dollars and is priced at approximately $185 for the policy.




Do you require a security deposit?


Yes, we require half of the total cost of the event to be paid at the time of booking. The remaining balance plus a $250 refundable security deposit must be paid 30 days prior to the event. After your event when all the trash has been removed from the property and the venue is returned back to the same condition it was prior to your event the $250 deposit will be refunded.




Will someone from The Farm be present during my event?


Yes, we will be on site and with you every step of the way to ensure the safety of you and your guests. if we are out of earshot, you will have direct contact information to reach us. We are happy to coordinate with your vendors and your event planner before and during the celebration.