Frequently Asked Questions about our Wedding Venue
How do the Room Assignments and Check-in work?
We prefer the wedding party to do all the room assignments for the weekend and give us a list. Check-in for the Inn is at 3pm on Friday. Sometimes we can accommodate earlier check-in, but please call first. Check out is 11am on Sunday.
Is there a camping area at Sleepy Hollow?
We do allow camping for weddings. Molly's Meadow is a great place to camp with a large fire pit and a couple picnic tables. We do not have formal campsites, so you are welcome to pitch your tent anywhere. We also have 4 new lean-tos that people can use. They are first come first serve. We have bathrooms and showers that campers can use in the basement of the Inn. Bring your own towels for showers.
What is the breakfast time and how many can we feed?
Generally breakfast is at 8:30am, but this time is flexible. Let us know what time works best for your group (it does need to be a set time) and we can arrange it. We can serve up to 50 people. The campers can add on breakfast for $15 each.
How many people can the Inn hold?
We can sleep up to 22 guests in the eight bedroom Inn. That is our maximum number.
Can people smoke in the Barn, Inn or Pavilion?
No we do not allow smoking in the Barn, Pavilion or Inn. We set up a smoking area with a bucket for butts out by a picnic table. Remember we have a $2 charge for each cigarette butt found on the grounds after the wedding.
What happens if it rains for the ceremony?
You should always be prepared for rain in Vermont. Most people have the wedding in the pavilion. It gives you that wonderful outside feeling without worrying about the weather.
Do you have an arbor/gazebo?
We have a beautiful new gazebo on the side of the pond. It has a wonderful background for pictures and is 7 sided for good luck.
Where is a good ceremony location at Sleepy Hollow?
We have several great spots for your ceremony. The first (and most popular) is right in front of the Inn by the pond. It is a beautiful and very convenient location.
Do you have electricity in the pavilion?
Yes. We have two standard 20 amp GFI outlets (four plugs) outside the pavilion. For GFI outlets in the outside catering area that can be used for ovens, coffee makers etc...
Do we have electricity in the gazebo?
We do not have electricity in the gazebo, but we do have an outlet at the end of the exit bridge that comes out of the second floor of the inn. You will need to bring an extension cord. It is about 75 feet.
Does the Band or DJ need to be inside the Barn?
Yes. Our town ordinances and respect for our neighbors means you need to have the music in the barn and end at 11pm. You may have music in the pavilion if it ends before 9pm. You are welcome to play our stereo system as late as you want.
Who takes care of the garbage and recycling?
We provide four 30 gallon trash bins for garbage and 5 blue recycling bins. Please separate the garbage and recycling and we take care of it for you.
Can we drive up to the Barn and Pavilion?
Yes, we have a brick walkway that you can use to drive up decorations, catering supplies and people that have trouble walking.
Where are the restrooms?
We have two restrooms in the barn. We also have three down at the Inn that guests can use.
- Do you have a stereo and microphone in the Barn?
Yes, we have a public address system and capability to play the radio and MP3. We have two speakers inside and two outdoors (that you can hear under the pavilion). We strongly recommend trying it out before your wedding.
Can you use the same chairs for the wedding and reception?
The wooden slatted chairs are for indoor use only. You may use them if you have the wedding ceremony in the pavilion. Our white plastic chairs can be used outside. The wedding party is responsible for setting up and taking down the ceremony chairs.
Do we rent linens, dishes and flatware?
We do not rent linens, dishes or flatware. You would need to rent them from your caterer or a rental company. We have a great list on our vendor page.
Is there a dance floor in the barn?
The entire floor is hardwood, allowing for dancing anywhere. We do not have a raised dance floor.
What is the lighting like in the Barn?
We have four overhead lights, 19 wall lights, 7 overhead lights in the balcony that can all be dimmed for ambiance lighting. We also have candle lights in the windows and a lot of natural light from the 34 windows.
How many tables and chairs are available for use?
We have 165 wooden slatted chairs and 165 white plastic chairs available. We have 20 of the 5' round tables (that seat 8) and 7 of the 4' round tables (that seat 6) for the balcony. We also have one large 10' x 3' and three 2.5 x 8ft buffet tables and one 3' Round cake table. You need to rent any additional tables or chairs.
How is the Round Barn and Pavilion set up for Tables and Chairs?
We place the specific number of tables and chairs that you requested inside the Barn and Pavilion. We usually arrange them in semi-circles around the window side of the Barn. You may give us a sketch of your arrangement. Table decorations and flower arrangement are left to the wedding party and/or caterer.
When can I start setting up in the Barn?
You can start setting up as early as 11am on Friday morning.