Weddings on a Farm
If you’re a couple that loves the simplicity of country charm and being out in nature, having a farm wedding may be the right fit for you.
- Use OFFMA’s Find a Farm locator to help you search farms across the province. Choose a farm that has experience at holding weddings.
- Once a prospective farm is found, make an appointment. Contact and arrange for a visit if the farm is nearby, or for an online video visit if it’s far away from you. Be on time for your appointment. Farmers’ time away from work is precious.
- Tour the farm. Check to see if they can accommodate the number of people you’re expecting. Find out if you must get a liquor license (usually easy and inexpensive) for the day. Ask if they provide any entertainment, catering, food or flower set-up or storage options. Find out what they charge, and if rehearsals and clean-up are part of the price package. Ask them if guests should be prepared in any special way, such as bringing play clothes for the kids if they want to enjoy pony rides. Make sure you know what their rainy day “plan B” is.
- Make a reservation once you feel satisfied.
- With your list of what the farm does and does not offer, make the rest of your wedding plans (e.g. book photographer, flower arrangements, etc.). Remember to tell your photographer if you’d like some shots with animals in the background. Live, moving animals add a challenge to the photography and this lets him/her prepare.
- Have fun making your farm-themed invitations, being sure to remind guests of any special things they should remember for your farm wedding, such as u-pick bags or outdoor shoes.