Frequently Asked Questions
As a brand new venue, we are still learning and growing with every tour and wedding we host at Tune Farm. Your questions, wishes and requests are helping us create your dream wedding and event venue – and ours. Whatever your heart desires, let us know! Above all else, we want to do everything in our power to ensure that our brides and grooms, their friends and families truly do have the “best day ever” here at Tune Farm. And if your questions are not answered below, please message us through our contact page and we will get right back to you!
Is it true that you provide "five full days" of access!?
It’s true! We offer five full days of access to the farmhouse, grounds and event barn for photos, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception – and decorating! We think your wedding should be more than just the “best day ever” – it should be the “best days ever”! For DIY brides, their families and friends, these sweet days can be as memorable as the wedding day itself – working together to create your vision and ensure that every detail is exactly the way you want it at Tune Farm. Wedding preparation can be intensely stressful, especially if you feel rushed in any way – and we want all the creativity and preparation that goes into the creation of your dream day to be joyful and fun!
Is there a place for the bride to dress before the wedding?
Yes, absolutely. On the day of the wedding, the bride and her party have exclusive use of the first floor of Tune Farm’s stately 5,000 sq. ft. house. We do not place a time restriction on the house’s availability, so you are welcome to arrive at the hour of your choice.
Are tables and chairs included in the rental price?
Does Tune Farm offer church pews for our ceremony?
Yes, we do! We have 20 church pews, which will seat up to 130 guests and are available for a rental fee of $8 per pew (the pews are quite heavy and this nominal fee covers our labor costs for set up and take down).
Is on site parking available?
For Weddings and Events for up to 125 Guests we have two on-site parking options within easy walking distance to the Farmhouse, Grounds and Event Barn.
*If your guest lists exceeds 125 Guests, we will not be able to offer on-site Parking and must site the Parking for your Event at a lot that borders Tune Farm Property and hire a van and driver to transport your Guests. The price that we negotiate for this is very reasonable compared to that of other van and shuttle services. The cost for this service will vary depending on the number of Guests and the length of your Event, but average cost ranges from $150-$200 for a five hour Event.
Can you host a wedding for up to 300 guests?
Yes, we can! There are lovely, expansive, shaded outdoor sites that can easily accommodate large ceremonies & receptions. For indoor ceremonies and receptions, the 6,000 sq. ft. Event Barn at Tune Farm can also accommodate up to 300 Guests, depending on the design of seating and table arrangement. *For Weddings of this size we are not able to offer on-site Parking. We have access to a large lot bordering Tune Farm Property and can provide a passenger van for your guests for an addtional fee, depending on the number of guests and the length of time the van is needed for your Event.
Does Tune Farm provide catering?
No, we do not provide catering, however we are happy to provide a preferred vendor list to assist you.
Can we use our own caterer or provide our own food?
Yes, of course! You are welcome to work with any caterer of your choice or provide any food items that you wish.
Can we serve alcohol?
Yes! However, Tune Farm does not hold a liquor license.
If you wish to serve beer or wine only then you are required to have only a dedicated server and there is no additional charge.
If you wish to have an open bar serving hard alcohol and coctails, then you must have a certified bartender and there is an additional security deposit required. *WebSafe will automatically add “Liquor Liability” to your “Special Event Insurance” if you choose to serve alcohol.
Can we decorate the Barn and grounds to suit our style?
Yes, absolutely! As artists and dreamers ourselves, we understand how important it is that your wedding is “yours” – your unique style and design down to the tiniest detail.
Is the barn climate controlled?
Tune Farm’s lovely Event Barn is NOT heated or cooled. It is an authentic post and beam barn, built from gorgeous honey-colored poplar, with screened-windows that run the full lenth of the barn for excellent cross ventilation and a screened ridge vent to allow for heat disipation on very warm days.
Is there electricity at the barn?
Yes, there is…and, to meet the needs of our brides and grooms, we are in the process of rewiring to add additional outlets and lighting throughout the Barn.
What type of floor is in the barn?
Although we long for the day when our budget will extend to building a gorgeous wood floor in the Barn, at present it has an earthen floor.
Does Tune Farm offer accommodation?
Not yet…although, one of the best things about Tune Farm’s location is it’s easy access to local hotels. With several well-known chain hotels in neighboring Cullman, just 10 miles up the road, your lodging needs, even for a destination wedding of 300 guests, will be well accommodated. Click here for a map of local hotels.
*In 2018 we will begin renovation of the second floor of Tune Farm’s 5,000 sq. ft. 1919 craftsman house for lodging and to provide the option of honeymoon suite.
Is there anything else included in the price of the venue rental?
Yes! We have a growing collection of vintage decor items that we are happy to share for centerpiences and other decorative accents. *Vintage Inventory List coming soon.
Are there any additional costs to us in choosing Tune Farm as our venue?
Just one. Included in the *Special Introductory Rate of $1,600 we are providing Event Liability Insurance for your wedding or event. If you choose to serve alcohol, there is an addtional fee of $75 for Liquor Liability Insurance. Both types of insurance will provide liability protection for you as the “primary named insured” and for Tune Farm as “addtional named insured”. While Tune Farm does carry its own Property and Liability Insurance, short-term liability policies offer indemnification for Tune Farm as a venue and for the bride and groom as hosts for their event. We personally recommend WedSafe, which is uniquely designed to provide Limited Liability Coverage for your wedding. We are happy to cover the cost of this Special Event Liability Insurance for your wedding.
*If you choose to serve alcohol at your wedding, you will need to submit the addtional fee of $75 for the cost of the Liquor Liability Policy six weeks prior to your event and we will purchase this policy in your name. Tune Farm cannot be your venue without these policies in place. WebSafe will issue us a certificates of insurance upon purchase of these policies.