World Renowned Artisan Goat Cheese

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set up a tour?

First, please visit our online calendar to see if your date is available.

2020 Dates 

2021 Dates 

2022 Dates 

If your date is available, please click here to schedule your tour. 

What is required to reserve a date with The Artisan?

The full rental fee is due at booking, to secure your date. All payments are non-refundable.

When are the additional payments due?

50% of your balance is due three months before your event. The remaining balance and final head count are due two weeks prior to your event.

How long is my rental?

Ceremony and reception rental time is 6.5 hours total. 

Reception only rental is 5 hours. 

Extended hours available. 

What is included in my rental?

Ceremony and reception rental includes – early access to bridal suite, ceremony chair setup and breakdown, 2 hour ceremony rehearsal, reception set up and clean up, white linen table cloths, white linen napkins, china, flatware, glassware, tables, chairs and in-house venue coordinator.

Reception only rental includes - reception set up and clean up, white linen tablecloths, white linen napkins, china, flatware, glassware, tables, chairs and an in-house venue coordinator.

What is the role of the in-house venue coordinator?

The in-house venue coordinator will conduct your tour, host your tasting, respond to email inquiries, and meet with you, upon request, to go over event details. 

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?

This time will vary depending on other booked events. Please schedule a time with the in-house venue coordinator. 

We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?

This may be an option, but it will have to be worked out with the in-house venue coordinator in advance.

Are any decorations prohibited?

Glitter, confetti, sparklers, and fireworks are not permitted. Candles must be contained or have a wide base. We also ask that if you choose to hang decorations, you use alternative hanging options that will not damage the walls. 

Can I bring in outside food or alcohol?

The Artisan will provide all the food and beverages for your wedding, with the exception of desserts. 

Is there a food beverage, or guest count minimum?

Yes, there is a minimum guest count of 100 people.

What is your capacity?

The Artisan can host up to 350 guests inside and 500 guests using the inside and outside space.

What size are your tables? How many guests do they hold?

The tables are 72-inch rounds and hold 10 guests each. 

Can we leave decorations and other items at your facility to pick up the next day?

You will have time following your reception to clean up. If needed, you have until 10am the following morning to pick up.

Will the goats be visible throughout the event? Can guest pet them?

Yes! Starting in Summer 2020 the goats will be placed into the pin next to The Artisan prior to your event. You and your guests are more than welcome to pet them, feed them, and take photos with them!

What about rehearsals?

You will have a 2-hour time slot to rehearse your ceremony. For Saturday weddings, this is typically conducted on Thursday. For Friday weddings, this is typically conducted on Wednesday. Please coordinate rehearsal time with the in-house coordinator. 

How many cars will your parking lot accommodate? Can cars be left overnight?

The gravel parking lot will accommodate approximately 150 cars. Cars can be left overnight but The Artisan is not responsible for any damage. 

Are there any additional charges to my rental?

We have several items that you may choose to add to your rental for an additional cost. Please reach out to our venue coordinator for further information.

Are there any hotels close to the Artisan?

Starting in Fall 2020, The Artisan will offer a (2/3 bedroom) loft for rent above the barn! For additional lodging, please check our preferred vendor list for local accommodations.

Do you allow dogs onsite?

We are dog friendly. However, animals other than service animals, are NOT allowed inside the building. Dogs are not permitted in the goat pin. Dogs must also remain on a leash at all times.

Do you offer a list of preferred vendors?

The Artisan has paired with several remarkable businesses. Click here to see our preferred vendors.

Sweetheart Table Dimensions

3 foot  x 6 foot

What wine options are included in each tier?

Moscato d’Asti Blengio La Morosa Nu Piemonte, Chardonnay Collevento 921, Cabernet Collevento 921, and “Red Blend” Sidas Tenata Pianirossi. Premium wines also available, at an additional cost, on request. 

What is included in each liquor tier?

·  House liquor – Bartone Vodka, Pioneer Rum, Clan McGregor Scotch, Kentucky Tavern Bourbon, Amaretto, Peachtree, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec


·  Mid-Tier Liquor – Seagram’s VO, Seagram’s 7, Jameson, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, American Honey, Malibu, Captain Morgan, Cruzan 151 Rum, Baccardi, Absolute, Jose Cuervo, Southern Comfoert, Baileys, Kahlua


 ·  Premium Liquor – Makers Mark, Crown Royal, Crown Apple, Elijah Craig, The Knot, Chivas Regal, Buffalo Trace, Grey Goose, Tito’s, Patron, Beefeater, Tanqueray, Glenfiddich, Macallan