Frequently Asked Questions
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Weddings at Barn and Bliss Wedding & Events
1. Can the venue hold the ceremony and reception?
Yes! There are several spaces within the barn and on the property that allow for both the ceremony and reception to take place. Many couples have chosen to host their ceremonies in either our upper level ceremony space that includes chandeliers, string lights and permanent benches, while others have decided to marry outdoors at our permanent outdoor pergola structure overlooking beautiful landscapes.
Our main level reception area includes beautiful rustic wagon wheel chandeliers, white drapery, and string lights which all highlight the natural beauty and architecture of the barn. This space can comfortable accommodate 300 guests and is wheelchair accessible for the parking lots.
Weddings at Barn + Bliss Weddings and Events flow beautiful and without stress or hassle of moving decor and furniture. You can set up, enjoy the day and "let the good times roll".
New for 2023 - we have created a beautiful VIP Lounge/Cocktail area. This area is located between the upper level ceremony space and the balcony overlooking the reception area. The lounge includes a bar, comfortable seating areas perfect for conversations, photos and more. It is also equipped with white drapery, string lights, beautiful vintage chandelier, wine barrels and more. This space is the ultimate cocktail area or "getaway" for guests who prefer to watch from far.
2. What is included in renting the venue?
***Site under construction***
We have plans to further develop and improve the structure and property and offerings.
3. What is the venue’s capacity?
The barn can comfortably host up to 300 guests. The average wedding guest lists hosted at Barn + Bliss Weddings and Events are of 150 guests.
4. Are you accessible?
Yes, we have wheelchair accessibility.
5. What type of washroom facilities do you have?
Included in the rental rate are two standard portable toilets and a hand-washing station. Other
luxury washroom facilities can be brought in for your event at your cost.
For 2023, we are working at bringing in a permanent washroom structure. Stay tuned!
6. What if it rains and I cannot conduct my ceremony outside?
In event of poor weather, you will have a plan b, which should allow for your ceremony
to move into the barn and utilize our beautiful upper level ceremony space.
7. Is the venue air conditioned?
No. Rustic barn venues are rarely, if ever, able to be air conditioned. If heat is a concern,
large fans can be rented very reasonably.
8. Is the barn heated?
The temperature in the barn is ambient with the outside. We operate June to mid-October,
outside of these months, the temperatures are too variable. If cold is a concern, large
propane heaters can be rented very reasonably.
9. Do you have anywhere for the bridal party to prepare?
Not at the moment however, we have plans to add this to our rental packages in the near future.
10. Where do my guests park?
We have a large parking area, parallel to the Barn. We permit and encourage guests to park on the property overnight.
11. Do you allow pets?
Yes! For everyone’s peace of mind we ask that they only are a part of the ceremony and pictures- not the reception.
12. Can we set up yard games?
Yes, we have a special area designated for that and we have some lawn games on-site for your convenience.
13. What time does the venue close?
Our service on your wedding day runs until 1:00 a.m. The last bar call and last dance will
be at that time. We ask that all guests be off the premises by 2:00am.
14. Is smoking allowed on the premises?
Smoking is not allowed in our barn or on our property. This includes vaping/e-cigarettes. It
is only permitted in designated smoking areas outside the barn, and all waste must be put
in the proper disposal receptacles.
15. Are candles permitted inside the venue?
Not under any circumstance are candles permitted. Battery operated tea lights make nice
16 How many people does each table seat?
Depending upon the rentals you choose, most tables can seat between 8- 10 people each.
17. Can we use our own caterer (or other vendors)?
Yes however, we have handpicked a number of incredible vendors that we highly recommend. These vendors have worked with us before, are comfortable in the facility, are knowledgeable and trusted in our facility.
18. Do we have to clean the venue the night of the wedding?
No. You can return on the Sunday of your event and clean, but this must be complete by 1:00
pm. Garbage and recycling must be removed at your responsibility.
19. Are children allowed on the premises?
Yes, but children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all time.
20. How do we reserve our date?
The first step is to book a viewing with us.online or contact us to see if your date is available. If you decide to proceed with us, we will complete a Rental Contract at which time a non-refundable deposit (25% of the total booking fee) is required to secure your reservation. We do offer tentative holds which allows you 72 hours to review our contract. Beyond the 72 hours, the hold is released and your preferred date is not guaranteed.
21. Do I require liability insurance?
Clients are required to purchase liability insurance from insurers licensed in Ontario with
a limit of not less than $2,000,000 that names Barn + Bliss Weddings and Events indemnified. You may
contact any insurance broker or contact www.palcanada.ca.
22. How does the bar work?
Client's are responsible for obtaining their own liquor license. The purchase of alcoholic beverages is your responsibility. You are required to provide proof of a Special Occasions Permit through the Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Our preferred bartending vendor would gladly assist you in the application process, determining the number of servings/guest, etc.
23. Do I meet someone prior to my event?
Yes. We recommend that you firstly, schedule a viewing with us to determine if the venue is suitable for your vision. Next, we encourage you to schedule a viewing closer to your event date and provide us with your complete list of vendors, we can discuss head count and a brief final run though before decor, etc. During the second viewing, it is necessary for you to bring any vendors with you that have not yet attended the venue.
24. Do you serve the LGBTQ+ community?
25. How many tables do you have? What are their sizes? How many chairs do you have? How many benches?
For your convenience, we have 14 rectangular tables. They seat 10-12 guests each. For the purpose of linens, these tables require 90"x132" to fit.
Additionally, we have 12 round tables that seat 8 guests comfortably. 108' linens are perfect for these.
Presently, we do have 75 champagne chiavari chairs however, we plan to purchase new and additional chairs for larger scale weddings. As well, we do have 14 harvest style benches that were designed specifically for our rectangular tables. Each bench seats 5-6 guests.