Information for your visit to the farm
VISITING THE VENUE
Visits are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please do not stop by the venue without prearranging a visit. Visits are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We are a real working farm providing tons (literally!) of healthy produce to our community. This means the use of heavy equipment and the intense work life that farming 20 acres brings with it. We also live here at the farm, so we treasure our few moments of quiet as a family. If you'd like to schedule a visit, please contact us through our website. There is a fee for site visits beyond the visits we include for clients.
PHONE NUMBER FOR THE VENUE
We do publish our phone number for the venue. Please DO NOT CALL the farm for wedding or events information. Our Weddings + Events Contact Form is absolutely the FASTEST way to reach our Events Specialist.
13209 Beadle Lake Road
Battle Creek, Michigan 49014
Leisure Limousine & Sedan
Battle Creek - Kalamazoo Intl Airport
(269) 343-0848 & (866) 925-4667
Go Dad Cab
FARM WEDDING RULES
Remain in venue areas only
Do not enter growing fields, non-venue greenhouses, barns, or any area that is not in our venue. Our neighbors are counting on our plants to produce healthy food for families. Maps are available.
No BYOB—No self-served alcohol
No flasks, no outside alcohol of any kind on property (including parking area). The only alcohol that may be consumed on our property during events is that which is served by your host’s bartender.
No pets except service animals
No firearms - regardless of CPL No knives, swords, arrows, etc. No fireworks, lanterns, etc.
“A private property owner has the right to prohibit individuals from carrying firearms on his or her property, whether concealed or otherwise, and regardless of whether the person is a CPL holder. If a person remains on the property after being told to leave by the owner, the person may be charged with trespassing (MCL 750.552)."
Smoking in designated areas only
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What should I wear?
A: As an OUTDOOR VENUE, we request guests check the weather report and always DRESS FOR COMFORT. Michigan weather can change quickly, and layers will be your best bet for looking and feeling great. We advise folks to consider a sun hat for summer and a favorite jacket or coat for cooler days.
Q: Any advice about shoes?
A: Walking across grassy or graveled areas will be a part of your big day. Wedges and wider heels are your friends. Please consider that the grass may be damp - from dew if it’s early or if it’s been rainy.
TIMES & DAYS:
Q: What time does the event or reception end?
A: All guests should plan to depart no later than 10:30 PM. The venue CLOSES at 10:30 PM. Music, microphones & amplification end 30 minutes before that at 10 PM.
Q: When will the bar close?
A: Bar service must end one hour before the end of your event, no later than 9:30 PM. We do NOT allow self-served alcohol; no BYBO, no flasks, no parking lot drinking.
Q: What time does the Rehearsal Dinner end?
A: All guests should depart by 10PM the day before the wedding.
Q: What’s the setup for restrooms?
A: We have three indoor restrooms, one standard women's, one handicapped-accessible women's with baby change station and a men's restroom with a urinal and a handicapped-accessible stall with toilet and baby change station. Restrooms are located in the pole barn, which is a short outdoor walk from the venue down an ADA accessible pathway. (~250 ft)
Q: What is the terrain like?
We have flat and sloped areas at the farm. Please be aware of UNEVEN GROUND and VARIED SURFACES including bumpy wild field/grass areas, gravel, pea gravel, and wooden decking.
Q: Do you assist those with mobility challenges?
A: Yes, we have a golf cart available to transport those who need assistance.
WEATHER & CONDITIONS:
Q: What if it rains?
A: Our Greenhouse Venue works as a ceremony space in the event of rain. We will make that decision day-of two hours or more before the event/wedding begins. The Greenhouse is dry inside. Hosts will ask a few of guests ahead of time to be go-to helpers if this happens, so the hosts can get the tables and chairs reset quickly in a new configuration, if needed.
Q: Will it be hot?
A: Part of the fun of a farm wedding is being out in nature. Our Greenhouse Venue has a specially-designed plastic that reflects infrared waves (heat) while allowing other wavelengths of sunlight in for the plants. We also have 7 industrial steel ceiling fans, and the sides roll up to almost six feet high. This keeps the temperatures to about the same or slightly cooler than outside ambient temperature.
Q: Will it be cold?
A: The Greenhouse is designed to hold in heat and keep out wind and rain when closed. The sides are easy to roll fully down on the Greenhouse, so this allows us to adjust for changes in wind and weather. We do not have extra heat inside the Greenhouse, so please dress for the weather.