You have questions...Fig Hollow has answers!
Learn more about Fig Hollow and how we can make your special event as magical as possible. If you have any questions, we may have already answered them. Browse our FAQs below to get the answers you’re looking for. If you still have a question for us, give us a call. We’ll be happy to assist you.
How much is it to book Fig Hollow Barn?
Pricing may vary depending on your need for the barn. Wedding prices are noted as
FIG HOLLOW BARN WEDDING COST:
Friday rental fee of $5500.
Saturday rental fee $6500.
Sunday rental fee $4500.
Holiday weekends will have an additional surcharge.
What is included with the rental of Fig Hollow Barn
Pricing is based on having a gathering up to or around 180 people. You get complete use of inside and outside of the barn. So, take advantage of photos near the creek, in the hollow or by the old rock foundation of a barn that is no longer. We supply 6 foot round tables and you choose either black Chiavari chairs or white folding chairs. We have a beautiful wood arbor if hosting the ceremony on-site that is available at no extra cost. Multiple lounge areas with leather furniture for your non-dancing guests to hang out on. A funky grain bin bar, whiskey barrel cocktail tables and bar stools. The space has a gorgeous 5 foot tall chandelier in the center and the ceiling is dripping of sparkly cafe' lights (again all included.) And, if Mother Nature calls your name - we have a high end porta potty trailer that has both AC and heat. With that said, the barn itself is not heated or air conditioned.
What is not included in the rental cost?
Fig Hollow does not supply linens, tableware / flatware, food / beverages or bartender for the bar. Creative Caterers will be responsible for all of the above - which is why they are excellent because they bring everything! Music, photos, flowers and wedding cake or dessert would be additional outside vendors of your choice. Bakers must be licensed in NY.
Is a retainer or booking fee required to book the barn?
Yes....a retainer is required to reserve your date. "Booking" the barn requires a payment of $1500 to reserve your wedding date and this fee is non-refundable. Pricing noted is for attendance up to 180 people for the year of 2023. Pricing is valid til 12/31/2023. The balance for your wedding is due one week prior to your wedding date, along with your final count of guest attending. Please note, that your caterer does not set extra tables or place settings for guest who may have not rsvp'd.
Do you refund booking fees?
To lock in a date, a retainer or booking fee is required. This is not refundable. However, if a pandemic was to continue or occur and the Federal Department of CDC shuts down gatherings or puts limitations of any sort in place that you do not like - we will 100% refund your deposit. The judgement related to COVID, CDC restrictions and choosing to not have your event is totally at your discretion and you will not be locked into a date or lose any funds. Again, this means you are not locked into any date - you can completely cancel, get 100% refund and walk away if COVID restrictions are reinstated.
What time can we have access to the barn and what time does it close?
Most wedding barns become available around 11am. Fig Hollow is available starting at 10am the day of your event. Creative Caterers is a partner to Fig Hollow Barn and they are able to arrive independently to set up.
The latest music can go is 10pm on a Friday or Saturday. All clean up of decorations, gifts, etc must be completed by 10:30pm and all guests and wedding party must be out at that time. Creative Caterers will remain on the premises till the end of the wedding since they remove your linens. Fig Hollow will assist Creative Caterers in removing your centerpieces and organizing them on a side table to make packing up effortless. On Sunday's music should end at 8pm. There is also no tailgating permitted once the wedding has ended.
Is the barn heated or does it have air conditioning?
Fig Hollow Barn is not a heated venue so it is only available currently spring through early fall. Fig Hollow Barn does not have air conditioning but the ceilings are close to 30 feet tall and the concrete floor keeps the space extremely comfortable. Keep in mind however, on the hottest days of the year or a late fall wedding where Mother Nature goes extreme, the barn still does not have AC or heat. The barn does have 60 feet of glass along the back of the venue that are 15 feet tall and they completely open and allow air to flow nicely on warm days. We also have two large barn fans in opposite corners to move the air in case the temperatures are extremely warm. Again, with the back glass doors open and the front barn doors, we get the perfect cross breeze. McCarthy Tent Rental does offer portable AC units or heaters for venues our size, but this would be outside of what we offer and an add on service. Please inquire directly to McCarthy Tent Rental for a quote.
What is the parking situation and is there a maximum permitted?
Parking is on a mowed grass field. Depending on the size of your wedding, there will be one or two parking attendants present one hour prior to the ceremony or start of wedding reception. We will direct guests where to park. Fig Hollow Barn has strung cafe lights for safety when guests leave. Vehicles are not permitted to remain on the property overnight. Drink responsibly and please have designated drivers if your party is one that may require that.
What is the bathroom situation?
We have a high end port-a-potty trailer (is that an oxymoron?) It has air conditioning and heat if needed. It has a single use, separate space for ladies and men. Both have full vanities with a sink and lighted mirror, running water out of an actual faucet. The spaces are actually quite large. The men's bathroom has a toilet and a urinal. There are two steps up in to the port-a-potty trailer so please let us know if If you need a handicap bathroom rented. This is an À la carte fee.
Can you create a small, intimate setting at your venue?
Absolutely. Fig Hollow Barn is large enough to host a wedding up to 299 people, but it is not cavernous in the sense a small gathering looks out of place. Fig Hollow Barn also has the ability to bring in some architectural pieces to "fill in" areas to warm the space. We can set up a ceremony area in the center which then easily transitions to a dance floor for afterwards.
Does Fig Hollow Barn supply the food and bar service?
Fig Hollow does not provide either of these services. However, we have partnered with Creative Caterers located in Rochester, NY to be Fig Hollow's exclusive caterer. We have been hosting weddings since 2020 and have found them to be superior when it comes to quality, service, food style and range of options, and their range of price to accommodate anyone's budget. We have worked with other caterers and have had issues and concerns. Bar none- Creative Caterers are the absolute best. Kellibeth manages Creative Caterers and her number is (585) 288-5898.
Creative Caterers: Ask for Kellibeth. Her team with Michael, Nina and Christine were amazing and very accommodating. I was impressed with this company! They are located at 2328 Old Browncroft Blvd, Rochester, NY 14625 and you can find more information at creativecaterers.com.
Can we host the rehearsal wedding at Fig Hollow Barn?
Absolutely, just keep in mind that since we may book events for both Friday and Saturday on the same weekend - if the wedding barn is available the evening before your wedding, you are more than welcome to use it for your rehearsal. Otherwise, another evening, most likely Thursday would be available. Rehearsals are slotted for a one hour time slot of your choice - which based on all of the weddings we have hosted- is plenty of time to do a few practice walks and organizing everyone. We will be able to share at least 60 to 90 days prior to your wedding if the night before is available. Otherwise, Thursday evenings are left open and are available for all weddings booked in a particular weekend. Rehearsals are alotted one hour time segments. Most are completed within that time easily. We do not host the rehearsal dinner or any other gathering beyond the practice.
Is smoking permitted?
Fig Hollow Barn does not permit smoking or vaping in the barn or on the premises except for one designated area that is outside the front entrance and to the right. There are two signs clearly denoted this. There are Adirondack chairs and lighting. Please keep this in mind if you have a large percentage of smokers in your party. If the majority of people smoke- there may be other venue options that can better accommodate them.
At the end of the evening, who is responsible for packing up your decorations?
Our exclusive partner Creative Caterers will remain on the premises till the end of your wedding day and they remove your linens. Typically picking up of decorations is your responsibility however, Fig Hollow will absolutely assist in removing your centerpieces and organizing them on a side table to make packing up easy. This will be done at the end of your event. We encourage wedding couples to bring large enough boxes or clothes baskets for items to be placed in. Please note we will not repackage items in their individual original packaging. For example, lanterns, or votives that came packed in foam. We will collect all items and set matching items together in one spot. And because Creative Caterer's does stupendous execution of bussing and cleaning tables through out the evening, at the time your event is designated to end, that is the time tablescapes will be removed and organized. Please keep this in mind, for guests who may be remaining after the designated end time, we will work around them until their tables are the last left to undress.
Are open flamed candles permitted on tables or in general, with decorating?
Open flamed candles are not permitted i the barn. If you have hurricanes or lanterns that are certified for an open flame, and enclose the flame completely- that would be permitted.
Fig Hollow Barn does not permit metallic confetti, paper confetti, raffia, fake flower petals, or anything synthetic that can be blown out of the barn and into the exterior. We take great pride in the property being litter free for you and all other events.
Point of contact for the day of the wedding?
The day of your event is very important and our priority is to help create a perfect day for you. Probability has it that sometimes - this may not always go as planned. For example, a vendor that you booked outside of Fig Hollow's vendor list hasn't arrived yet and it is 10 minutes till your ceremony. Or, the baker forgot to bring pedestals for display and believes you were supplying them. By having this point of contact on your personal team to assist if needed is helpful and buffers you from any distractions of enjoying your day. It would be someone that you feel comfortable with, that the venue, caterer or any event vendors can go to if there is an issue.
Can our dog or pets be at the wedding?
Absolutely! Can my dog be invited for the ceremony?
Absolutely! They are part of the family, too! We just ask that they return safely to their home after the ceremony and photos. Keep in mind- it is typical to see bunnies and deer so if you have a runner, hold tight to that leash. And by the way- we have also permitted a cow too! I am being totally serious.
Are guns permitted on the property or in the venue?
Fig Hollow supports the Second Amendment to our constitution but we do not permit long guns on the property in vehicles or on a person and absolutely no photos on Fig Hollow property are permitted to have guns shown either without prior direct permission in writing from the owners. If you have a conceal and carry, no guns should be visible or exposed.