Frequently asked questions

What if it rains? Where will the ceremony be held?

In the event of rain, your ceremony can be held on the dance floor in the barn. Ceremony chairs will be set up for immediate family members, creating an “aisle” for the bridal party and bride to make their entrance from the serving area. Other decorations can be arranged to create a pleasing setting. Your other guests will be seated at the reception tables. If rain is in the forecast, a “just in case” can be practiced at the rehearsal.

Is there heat/air in the barn?

At this time, there are window air conditioning units in the bathrooms and heat/air in the buffet room. Fans may be added to the main area of the barn to assist with air movement.

Is glassware allowed?

We must request no glass drinkware including beer & wine-cooler bottles. Please keep in mind the safety of your guests, as they, along with the bridal party, often kick off their shoes and dance in bare feet. Bottled wine kept in the Buffet room is permissible.

How many can we seat at a table?

Our tables are 60”round and comfortably seat eight. Due to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, we will seat the number allowed per current CDC and Iron County Health Department regulations and guidelines at the time of your event.

Do you offer straight tables instead of round?

We have a limited number of straight tables available on site that can be used for your gift table, buffet tables, wedding party table, etc. If you would prefer your guests to be seated at straight tables instead of round, you are welcome to rent tables from Grand Rental Station in Farmington. You would also need to arrange table linens as our linens are for the round tables. All deliveries and setup must be coordinated with us.

Do you provide table linens, cups, silverware, etc.?

Some of our options include ivory table cloths for the 60” round tables. Also included are tablecloths for either a 48” “Sweetheart” table or for a Wedding Party head table.
We do not provide cups, silverware, plates and napkins. We recommend checking with your caterer when booking as often times some of these are included in their pricing.

Can we bring in our own food and beverage?

Yes, you may, but we must require that you either hire a service for set-up, monitoring and service of all food/beverage or plan to hire a caterer. If you choose to provide your own food and beverage you must obtain Event Insurance naming Valley Mist Events as Additional Insured and provide Valley Mist Events a copy of the Insurance no later than 30 days prior to the event. Although it may seem more cost effective to prepare and bring in your own food, when you add up the total costs, time spent and liability you assume, you may find it worth the price to hire a caterer.

When do you need a final headcount?

We would like to have your final headcount 1 ½ - 2 weeks before your event.

Are candles allowed?

Yes, as long as they are contained. Candles may be used in our centerpieces as long as they are contained so wax won’t get into or on our centerpieces. (i.e. votive in glass holders)

Can we hang twinkle lights?

We have twinkle lights hung so you don’t have to.

Can we store extra boxes or materials in the storage room?

No, but often there is room under the buffet and gift tables. Extra boxes, etc. should be left in your vehicle.

Does Valley Mist Events recycle?

Yes, we do recycle aluminum cans. We have a container designated for cans that is located in the serving area alongside the trash cans.

Do you have refrigeration available?

Yes, we have one household size side by side refrigerator for keeping drinks cold and for you to store ice. We also have 2 antique rinse tubs available so you can ice down drinks for your guests.

Will Valley Mist Events staff light candles on the guest tables after my ceremony is over prior to our reception?

Yes, we would be happy to. Just notify us ahead of time.

Can we feed the fish in the pond?

Yes, they love to be fed catfish food or plain bread crumbs. (May through October only) Please make sure that all children are well supervised.

Are we allowed in or on the pond?

No, for safety and insurance reasons, we must ask that no one gets in the water.

Will there be another wedding the same day?

No. This is YOUR special day, therefore we will not double book.

What is the event clean-up process?

We ask that you or your caterer buss your own tables, leaving the tablecloths for Valley Mist Events staff to clear. You or someone you have assigned will be responsible for gathering and removing all your personal items/décor from premises by the end of your rental period. If you have décor you wish to leave for future couples, you are welcome to do so. We will take care of monitoring the bathroom and serving area trash cans throughout the evening. Valley Mist Events staff will provide sweeping, mopping and other clean up after the event.

Can we pick up our things the day after our event?

No. Although we do not book more than one event a day, we may have a booking the day after yours, therefore we will be busy cleaning and preparing for them and will not be able to store things for you.

Can we have fireworks on the property?

You may have sparklers, but other forms of fireworks are too much of a fire hazard and our insurance will not allow them.

Is there a deposit? When is the balance due?

When the contract is signed a non-refundable retainer is required to secure your date. This retainer is applied towards your total due. There is also a refundable damage/incidentals deposit required that will be returned within 30 days after your wedding as long as there is no damage incurred or "extras" added. We encourage equal monthly payments. With final payment due 3 months prior to your wedding. We are willing to create and work with other payment plans. We prefer cash or check, but will accept credit or debit cards with a service charge for each transaction.

Can we have our rehearsal dinner on site?

Yes, but we don’t recommend it. It will be your responsibility to clean up afterwards and have everything in place for your reception the next day.

Are trash cans and trash bags provided?

Yes. Valley Mist Events staff will empty trash cans and replace trash bags throughout your event as needed. Trash cans and bags will be provided for rehearsal dinners, but it will be the responsibility of the couple to clean up and remove any trash.

Do you have a food-prep and cooking area?

No. We do have a serving area with a double sink for beverages and tables available for a catered buffet line.

Do you allow alcohol?

Yes, with provisions. Underage consumption of alcohol is not permitted by Missouri State Law or by Valley Mist Events. Alcohol may be served, but not sold to anyone of legal drinking age. Wine, beer, champagne toast and a pre-made specialty (signature) drink are allowed. Shots or mixed drinks by the glass are not permitted. Guest BYOB is not allowed as you can not control what your guests bring. We strongly encourage you to cease serving alcohol at least 30 minutes to an hour prior to the end of your event and to offer your guests water for a safe drive home. You, as host, are responsible for the conduct and safety of your guests, therefore, if you choose to provide alocohol, we require that you purchase event insurance to protect yourself.

When should the music end?

It’s your choice as to what time the music ends, but to avoid incurring additional charges, we would advise ending the event in plenty of time to ensure that all of your items, guests and vendors are off-property by the end of the rental period. It is the responsibility of the contracted party to see that all guests and vehicles are off property by this time.

What is the additional charge if we go past the rental period?

We charge an additional $100 for each hour past.

Can we nail decorations to the walls or hang things from the posts?

We request that holes are not placed in the walls and posts. We will allow thumbtacks to be used in some areas.

What size is the Gazebo?

The Gazebo is 20 feet across. There is approximately 8 feet between each of the 8 posts.

Can vehicles be left overnight?

No vehicles may be left overnight as this is also our private residence. Please advise your guests of this policy so they may plan their transportation accordingly. As the contracted party, you will be responsible for any costs incurred by vehicles left. We appreciate your understanding.

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?

Yes. There are 2 hotels in town and several Bed & Breakfasts as well. All are within less than 12 miles. We have several listed under our “Vendor” tab on our website. The hotels have a shuttle bus available for a fee.

What is Wedding Insurance, do I need it and where do I get it?

Wedding Insurance covers you for multiple reasons. Self-catering and food has spoiled and made your guests sick; you are serving alcohol; vendor cancelation; postponement or cancellation under certain circumstances; guest injury; property damage.

Here is a link that explains Wedding Insurance

You can click on this link to get it: Special Event Insurance From our information is already completed for you!

What is your Event Season?

We are open the first of May through the end of October for events. We offer tours year round.

How many can you accommodate?

We will host events up to 120 in the barn proper, but we can host larger numbers with the additon of a party tent and additional tables and chairs.

Do you have a place for the Wedding Party to get ready?

We have two large restrooms in the barn that are for guest use during the event, but many Wedding Parties choose to get ready there as well. Someone would need to be designated as the "gathering" person(s) to gather and remove everything used for getting ready prior to the ceremony.