What is the maximum occupancy of the barn?
Our maximum capacity in the barn and on the grounds is 150 guests, per town regulations.
Are you open year round?
No, we are seasonal only. The barn at Powder Major’s farm is open from May through October.
Where do we hold the ceremony if it rains?
In the event of rain you could use the beautiful adjoining timber frame barn. The space can also be used as a welcoming area or for cocktails after the ceremony. And, of course there is always the main barn if preferred. There is no need for a tent.
Are tables and chairs included in the barn rental fee?
Yes, we include wooden farm tables and benches as well as rustic metal farm chairs.
Do you do tours?
We do. You will need to call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Do you have restrooms?
Yes, we have on-site restrooms in the space adjoining the barn.
Does the barn have heat or air conditioning?
The barn is not heated or cooled but it does have a very large fan that provides air circulation. However, the secondary space which includes the kitchen area and the restrooms do have heat and air conditioning.
Can I use my own caterer?
Yes, you may use any caterer you like as long as they provide a copy of their liability insurance certificate.
Is there an on-site kitchen to prepare food?
No, we do not have a commercial kitchen for on site food preparation but, we do have kitchen space available for caterers who have prepared food off-site.
Do you sell liquor?
No. You are responsible for purchasing your own liquor, and/ or hiring a bar service. Liability insurance is required.
Are there any regulations regarding music and the duration of events?
Yes. Per the town of Madbury, all wedding reception music (live and amplified) must be contained within the barn at all times and must end by 9:00 pm as a courtesy to our neighbors living on Cherry Lane. The barn’s front gable doors must be closed during sustained amplified music. All events must end by 10:00 PM, there are no exceptions to this policy at this time.
Where are you located?
We are located in the seacoast region of New Hampshire in the town of Madbury just minutes away from Dover and the nearby University of New Hampshire in Durham. The venue is located a mere fifteen minutes from Portsmouth and is an hour and half drive from Boston.
How do I secure a date?
A downpayment of $500 will secure the date with the first installment of venue fee due within 30 days and final installment
1 month before the wedding date.