Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide catering?

No, Four Fillies Lodge is a venue rental only. We can recommend local caterers, however, you are not restricted to that list of caterers.

Can you recommend vendors in the area?

Yes, we absolutely can! Email us and we will send you a list of our recommended vendors in the area.

What overnight accommodations do you provide?

Yes, we are a lodge and wedding venue! We have 6 uniquely themed cabins that can sleep a total of 42 guests (using beds to maximum capacity). We recommend that you ask your guests early if they would like to reserve a cabin, so that we can reserve the cabins for that date.

For additional lodging, there are plenty of hotels in Princeton, 18 miles away (Country Inn Suites, Fairfield Inn by Marriot, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Microtel, etc.)

Do you provide rental décor?

Yes, we have many décor items for rent for your special day, from table linens and centerpieces to signage, cake stands, whiskey barrels, etc. Our hand selected unique pieces will make your wedding picture perfect! Our items are listed under the Décor Stable on our Weddings and Events page of the website.

How it works:

  1. Just browse through our fabulous collection to find items that will create your Fairy Tale day.
  2. Add desired items to your Cart.
  3. Once you have chosen all of your beautiful pieces, proceed to checkout and complete form.
  4. We will contact you to complete your order! Don’t worry, you can add more later!

Not sure what you need or want? Overwhelmed with the choices? We can make it easier for you and inspire you! Just send us some of your Pinterest ideas or a description of your theme, and we can gather items that will make your dreams come true! For more ideas and inspirations, check out our Four Fillies Lodge Pinterest page or Enchanted Inspirations.

Where do we park and is a shuttle included?

For larger weddings (100-175), the parking area is located at the front of the property as well as on the property as needed. A parking attendant will be provided to direct guests where to park. A $150 fee for shuttle is included in all package prices. Should you decide to forgo a shuttle, we can deduct $150.

What services does the rental fee include?

Tables and chairs for up to 150 (depending on package) and the setup and breakdown of tables and chairs are included in the package. A venue manager will be present on the day of the wedding to make sure all equipment is working, tables and chairs are setup, and to open the door for your vendors. A parking attendant and shuttle driver will be included in your package. Please see individual packages for additional included items.

We can provide a full Day-Of Coordinator for a separate fee. Email us if you are interested in this service.

Who is responsible for setting up and tearing down the décor, and when will it be completed?

Venue renters are responsible for setting up and tearing down of the décor. We can offer this service for a fee. You will have 12 hours for your entire rental, including setup and cleanup. Generally, weddings run from 11 a.m. arrival time to 11 p.m. exit time. However, if you would like to have an earlier wedding, we will shift the 12 hours to an earlier time. Additional hours are available for a fee of $75/hr.  If you would like to set up on Friday, please contact us to make special arrangements to adjust the time frame. Special arrangements may also be made to remove the décor on the day following the wedding if you are using our lodging accommodations the night of the wedding.

We can provide a full Day-Of Coordinator for a separate fee. Email us if you are interested in this service.

 

Am I able to visit the venue in person?

Yes, we would love for you to visit the venue in person! Visits are by appointment only. Please email us to set up an appointment. We allow one full complementary tour and one pre-wedding walk through to decide on setup, etc. Additional full tours for family and friends will be $35.

What is your alcohol policy?

We allow beer, wine, and champagne only with a required licensed bartender. You can usually book these separately or with your caterer. All alcohol must be served by the licensed bartender. No cash bar is permitted, as Four Fillies Lodge does not hold a liquor license.

What is the day-of-event insurance and where can I obtain it?

We do carry liability insurance; however, we require all clients to obtain day-of-event insurance to cover themselves and their guests in case of injury or excessive damage to the property. If you don’t know how to obtain this, contact us, and we can provide you with carrier information.

Can you accommodate physically challenged guests?

The Barn itself does have an unloading area with a ramp, providing access to the main floor of The Barn. Lofts are not wheelchair accessible. However, the property itself and the cabins are not wheelchair accessible do to the layout of the land and the structure of the antique cabins. We recommend a site visit and walk-through to see how the venue will suit the needs of your wheelchair bound guests.

Is there a rain backup plan?

If we see that it is going to rain, we will move the ceremony into The Barn. We will push the tables against the walls and set up as many chairs as we can fit in front of the fireplace for the ceremony. Remaining guests stand along the railing in the loft. After the ceremony is over, we will remove the chairs from the dance floor area (in front of the fireplace) and move everyone out of The Barn and under the covered decks and the Tavern during cocktail hour. Our staff will work to get it done as fast as possible, but to make the most use of your rental time, you may want to provide some back up help to make the setting up of the chairs quicker (we will be using the chairs from the loft). All outside decor is the client’s responsibility. After our staff is finished setting up the ceremony chairs, they can help move your decor indoors.

We recommend that you check the weather days before the event and make a decision regarding rain plan.

 

What time must the music must end? Can the venue accommodate a DJ or a live band?

All music must end by 10pm during weekdays and 11pm on weekends to comply with sound ordinances. We have a built-in sound system for a DJ inside The Barn. The DJ stand is located in the loft. We may be able to accommodate a live band, depending on the size of your wedding and the location for the live band. Please contact us about this. You will need a DJ, sound system, or live music for your ceremony (if not inside The Barn).