To reserve your date, we require a 50% non-refundable deposit along with our signed rental contract. We accept cash, check or credit card, however, there is a 3.5% convenience fee for the use of credit cards. The balance and taxes are due 90 days prior to your event, and are non-refundable. A separate, damage deposit of $500 is also due with the balance. The damage deposit amount is refundable, if no damage is done, and no excessive cleaning is required, 15 days after your event. Damage that exceeds $500 will be charged to client and due Pioneer Creek Farm.
Sales tax is not included and is an additional 5.5%.
There is no discount for "less" use of the property. For example, there is no credit for not making use of the entire time period, not holding a ceremony on the property, not using the chairs/tables provided, etc. There is no refund of the Vacation coupon. It is non-transferrable and expires one year from your event date.
Pioneer Creek Farm (PCF) is insured.
PCF includes a $100 Vacation gift certificate which can be used towards a condo rental in Panama City Beach through Pioneer Creek Properties! Reservation must be made within one year of wedding, for a stay within two years of wedding. It is non-transferrable. Click here for more information!
PCF staff will set-up initially, and take-down post event, all equipment provided by PCF (ie tables, chairs, etc). PCF staff is on site throughout your event to coordinate with you and your vendors, assist with parking, drive golf carts, assist with llama photos/hand-feeding, remove trash and maintain bathroom cleanliness during the event. PCF staff will not be responsible for catering or dinner service, table clearing, or décor set-up or take-down. PCF requests that you designate an Event Coordinator (friend/family/professional) for your event to handle communication with PCF staff during your event - so the bride and groom can just relax and enjoy their day!
The Bride's Room features a private restroom, air-conditioning, gorgeous wood-look stamped concrete floor, make-up/hair stations, and comfortable seating. The door has a keypad lock to keep items safe and the restroom private to Bride's chosen guests. Bride's Room is accessible during the entire event, and must be cleared out by end of event.
PCF provides indoor restrooms with running water and flushing toilets.
The property must be cleared out by midnight on Friday and Saturday, and by 3:30pm on Sunday. Please keep in mind that your event may need to end earlier to allow your vendor(s) time to clear their items from the venue.
In accordance with Wisconsin Department of Revenue rules, you are permitted to serve, but not sell, alcohol at your private event on the premises as PCF does not have a liquor license. (Click here to read current law - March 20, 2019.) Pioneer Creek Farm does not provide alcoholic beverages, nor bartending services. If hard liquor will be served, a licensed and insured bartender from PCF's Vendor list must be used to serve all alcohol. Guest assumes all liability for any and all consequences of alcohol consumption. This includes, but is not limited to, adverse health reactions, property damage and 3rd-party liability claims. Pioneer Creek Farm, LLC, its owners, personnel and insurance carriers are exempt from any and all liabilities that may result from serving alcohol at your event. An easily-obtained Host Liquor Policy may be required. Please advise your guests that PCF does not permit them to carry-in liquor. PCF does reserve the right to have guests removed for unruly behavior. Bar service must end by 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Plenty of time to grab that last beverage before the event ends.
We do not provide kitchen facilities. There is a vendor staging area next to the barn which your caterer can use to make final preparations to the presentation of the food. We ask all caterers new to PCF to visit the farm prior to your event.
PCF supplies white padded folding chairs to seat up to 200 for outdoor ceremonies, and 200 eclectic wooden chairs for use inside the barn. PCF will be responsible for set-up and take-down of the chairs PCF provides to limit damage to PCF property. You are responsible for all set-up/re-staging/take down of seating/tables you rent from an outside vendor.
PCF supplies rectangular tables for the barn/patio. These are all folding tables that need to be covered. PCF has an 8' portable bar, a 42" round table, and a 70" sideboard - all of which can be used for free and must remain inside the barn. PCF provides six whiskey barrel high tops, seating and a couple spool tables on our deck.
If the weather is inclement, PCF can move your ceremony into the covered pavilion at no charge. You can also move your ceremony into the barn at no charge, as long as guests sit at tables. If you choose to have the guests sit in rows (without tables) inside the barn, PCF charges a $350 fee for the labor involved in turning over the barn from ceremony to dinner seating. PCF does not provide or rent tents.
We do provide parking on site, and PCF staff assists with parking. All vehicles must be removed from the property by 10am the following morning or risk being towed.
PCF provides a hay wagon pulled by a tractor for rental of $150 for three hours. PCF provides the driver for the hay wagon tractor at no charge. Gratuity for driver is not included.
PCF offers use of a staff-driven golf cart.
We do not allow the use of candles or flames inside the barn or on the deck, with the exception of catering/buffet service. There is no smoking inside the barns, on the deck, or on the grounds in general. A smoking area will be provided and we request it be used to avoid fire hazards and littering.
Fireworks, Tiki torches, candle flames and released lanterns are not permitted. Sparklers are permitted, but must be coordinated with PCF staff. There is an above ground bonfire pit available. Wood must be purchased from PCF.
Yes! There are hotels close to the property, in Lomira and Fond du Lac. Lomira is a 5-minute drive from the farm. Fond du Lac is a 15-minute drive. See Vendor page for recommendations.
Rehearsal times for all weddings are included in your rental fee. Friday weddings decorate on Thursday from 2-4pm and rehearse from 4-5pm. Saturday weddings, if there is an event on Friday, rehearse on Thursday from 5-6pm, and decorate on Saturday morning at 10am. Saturday weddings, if there is no event on Friday, decorate from 3-5pm and rehearse from 5-6pm on Friday. Full weekend rentals may set their own schedule for decorating and rehearsing on Friday between 3pm and 9pm. Full weekend rentals may also hold their rehearsal dinner at PCF.
Bride and Groom may have their Engagement Pictures taken at PCF anytime between the signing of the contract and the date of the wedding. The only limitation is that from May through October, due to weddings taking place on the grounds, pictures may only be taken Sunday through Wednesday. Please give PCF 24 hours notice prior to arrival.
PCF provides a small kitchen-sized refrigerator, freezer and cold water from our well. Ice is not provided.
We do have electricity (200 amp), but we are not responsible for circumstances beyond our control. Our rustic facility does not have heat or air conditioning. We do not have a back-up generator.
You may decorate the barn, grounds, pergola, etc. as long as there is no permanent damage. For example, we do not allow the use of staples, tacks, nails or duct tape. Glitter, fake petals, confetti, or other such artificial materials may not be used on the grounds or inside any facilities. We also do not permit "sixlet" type chocolates. When in doubt, please ask, which is the best way to see the return of your damage deposit.
PCF is not liable for lost or stolen items.
Live music is welcome, however we need to respect our neighbors, so excessively loud entertainment is not permitted. Music must end by 11:00 pm. However, if your live band or DJ requires more time to pack up, your event may need to end earlier so that the barn/grounds are cleared by midnight.
All guests and vendors must adhere to posted Venue boundaries and private area signage.
Farmers tend to their fields at the mercy of the weather - sun, rain, temperature, etc. - and not at the mercy of PCF or its guests. In other words, this authentic country setting may have ambient farm noises, smells, insects, etc. which are beyond our control.
We have four llamas! Olaf (white male, b. 2015), Pico (dark brown male, b. 2015), and super rare twins, Jack & Jill (white male, reddish-brown female, b. 2015). I've been told there are only 9 sets of registered twins in the U.S.!! They are well-mannered, and will eat PCF-provided pellets from your hand or provided buckets! Please do not feed them without staff assistance.
Our 4 ponds are stocked with bass, perch and bluegill. We welcome and encourage your guests to fish if you want to incorporate that into your wedding festivities. You will need to provide your own poles/worms.
Below is a list of items/vendors you may wish to provide, as these are not included in your rental.
We can help recommend Vendors.
Linens, Tableware, Glassware, Decorations, etc.
Bakery (Cake)/Ice Cream
Hotel accommodations for guests
A Professional Wedding Planner and Shuttle Service are both strongly encouraged!
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Rates, inclusions and policies are subject to change without notice.
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