Can I bring in my own alcohol? Younger Ranch does not have a liquor license. To help manage the liquor coming on and off the premises, we do require that you use Peak Beverage as your liquor vendor, and that ALL alcohol be served by a TIPS trained bartender also provided by PEAK.
I have my own beer/wine/spirits; can I serve that at Younger Ranch? Yes, we know how popular “Home Brewing” is these days. Peak Beverage can certainly feature a product of your making at your wedding.
Will Peak Beverage cover the liquor liability for my event? Yes.
Will there power at the Ceremony Site on the hilltop? We will provide a generator for sound equipment that your DJ or you the client provide. Check with your DJ to make sure our generator is powerful enough and compatible with his equipment .You are responsible for bringing your own extension cord.
What is included in the cost of the venue for a wedding? 12 consecutive hours of venue use, ceremony site, bridal barn, tables and chairs for up to 150 guests for ceremony and reception. 1 hour rehearsal, 1 hour set-up, clean -up.
Is there any “hidden” costs over and above the listed price of the venue? We have very simple and straight forward pricing. In addition to the cost of the venue fee, we require a $750 damage deposit which is due 30 days prior to your event. This damage deposit is 100% refundable, if no damage above the normal wear and tear occur. We do not have additional service fees, or per person fees.
Does the cost of the venue include food and beverage? No. Food and beverage are an additional cost. For food and beverage cost estimate, please contact one of our required food and beverage caterers.
Do you allow candles? Yes. However, no open flames are allowed. Candles can be used as long as they fall within these guidelines; flameless candles and/or dripless candles that are contained in a glass are all acceptable. these include votive cups, hurricane lamps, lanterns & floating candles.
Do you allow sparklers, Chinese lanterns, or fireworks? No. Due to the high fire danger in our area.
Can we drop rose petals? Yes, Only white “real” rose petals are allowed to be dropped outside.
Can we hang fabric, flowers, chandeliers, ext. from the log arch at ceremony site? Yes as long as it is hung by wire, string, zip ties, no nails or staples or screws.
Does Younger Ranch own a ladder we can use to hang decor? No. Due to Liability, you or your vendor must provide your own ladder.
Do you have the dimensions of your reception barn, Open Hay Barn, Ceremony site arch? Yes. 40X60 for reception barn, Pole Barn - cocktail area 34 X 38, Ceremony Arch 10ft tall 12 ft wide.
I am trying to figure out the best room layout for my reception. Can you assist me? Yes. We have some CAD configurations made out to assist you on this, just ask for a copy or have us email them to you.
Why do I have to get liability insurance? Event insurance is required by many ceremony and reception sites. Younger Ranch has put this policy into place, to help protect our clients in the event they are held liable for property damage or bodily injury, as well for alcohol-related accidents.
What level of coverage do you require for my event? We require $1 million general aggregate and $1 million per occurrence. In addition, if any alcohol will or may be served at your event you must have host liquor coverage.
How do I purchase the liability insurance required by Younger Ranch? This is a very simple process. We recommend going through a company called Wedsafe. Go to www.wedsafe.com, fill out the short application, pay the required amount (typically the cost is $100 or $175 for the added host liquor liability), email Younger Ranch a copy of the certificate of liability, and you are done. The whole process takes about 15 minutes.
Do you require a final walk through? If so, when and how should we schedule this meeting? Yes, a final walk-through is required, and essential for creating a seamless event. Walk-throughs should be scheduled with your caterer, wedding planner, and a Younger Ranch representative only. If you have other vendors you feel necessary to meet with, please schedule them after the initial walk-though with your caterer, planner and Younger Ranch representative. Walk-Throughs should be scheduled no less than 14 days, no more than 30 days prior to our event. to schedule your walk-through, first contact your Younger Ranch rep to learn of available dates and times, and then coordinate those times with your caterer and wedding planner.
What do I need to prepare for the walkthrough, and how long does a walk-through usually take? A walk-through usually takes 60-90 minutes. At the walk-through you will need to provide Younger Ranch with the following Information.
Certificate of Insurance
List of Vendors with Contact information
Wedding Planner Checklist
I read your policies and it states that pets are not allowed. I would like my dog to be a part of my wedding day. Will you make an exception? Yes. We love dogs and animals. A ranch can be a dangerous place for small pets. We need to make sure your dog stays safe and that Younger Ranch’s cattle are not put at risk, as some dogs love to chase cows as it could be their instinct. If you agree to keep your dog on a leash, clean-up their messes, and supervise them for the duration of the event, we will allow your dog to be a part of your wedding day.
I understand that I have to use a required caterer from your list for my event; however can we bring in snacks for the bridal party while we are getting ready? Yes you can! Remember to bring and provide your own utensils, plates, glasses, bottle openers, ect.
When are rehearsals scheduled? All rehearsals are held the day before the wedding from 9 am - 10 am.
Does Younger Ranch provide rentals such as linens, glassware, china, etc? No. All rentals are handled by your caterer and ordered through our required vendor, EVENT RENTS.
Do you have a list of required vendors? We believe in providing you freedom and flexibility in your planning. The List of Vendors required are for; Food - select from our list Alcohol- Peak Beverage Rentals - Event Rents All other vendors, such as Florists, DJ’s, planners are your choice.
Can you assist us in finding vendors for our event” Yes. We are here to assist you throughout the entire planning process. We will be happy to “customize” a vendor list for you based on your own personal needs. We will do our best to match vendors to you based on similar personality, style and budget needs.
Who is responsible for setting up and breaking down my event? This is a joint effort between Younger Ranch’s staff, your caterer, and wedding planner. We do not want you lifting a finger on your wedding day. Leave the set-up and clean-up to all of us!
Can I drop off decor items ect. before my 12 hour block begins? No. All set-up including deliveries are to be completed within your 12 block of time.
Can I pick up my decor items ect. the day after my event? No. All items must be picked-up within your 12 hour block of time.
Timing of Event
How many hours do we get the venue for? You get the venue for 12 hours. This includes set-up and clean-up.
When does our 12 hour block of time begin, and what is the most popular 12 hour block? You get the property for any 12 hours you would like. We kindly ask that weddings conclude by 11PM, guests leave at 10pm and clean up until 11pm. The most popular 12 hour block is 11am to 11pm, with your guests arriving at 3:30 pm your ceremony time will automatically be set for 4pm.
What is the best way to break down the 12 hour time block for a wedding? 3 -4 hours for set-up, 1 hour for the ceremony, 1-2 hours for cocktails, 4-5 hours for the reception. 1 hour for tear down.
What time should I have my guests arrive to Younger Ranch for my wedding, to keep us on schedule?
We recommend having your guests arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled ceremony time. This will allow your guests time to park, and find their way to the ceremony site.
When can we and our vendors arrive on the property? the moment your block of time begins, you and your vendors may have access to the property, no earlier.
Can we purchase additional hours? Yes. Please contact us to get the currently hourly rates.
Visiting the Ranch
I have friends and family who would like to see where I will be getting married, can we come for a visit? Yes. We understand how exciting planning a wedding can be. However, please remember that Younger Ranch is a privately owned property, and drop- in visits are not allowed at any time. to visit, please request a “Visitors Pass” by contacting your Younger Ranch representative. We will do our best to accommodate that request.
I want an outdoor ceremony, but I am worried about the weather. Do you have a contingency plan for inclement weather? Yes. we are prepared for weather, and have a great “plan B” options that can be put into action as early as the day of the wedding.
Wedding-Event Planners / Staffing of Event
Do you require a Wedding Planner to get married at Younger Ranch? Yes, But we only require a planner for the “day of”. you are welcome to plan your entire event on your own. However, on your wedding day, we require that you have a planner to preform 2 very important tasks.
Create your ceremony and reception time.
Facilitate the day’s events. Your planner will be responsible for keeping the wedding on schedule and ensuring that all of your wedding day details go as planned. * Your wedding planner is required to be the onsite and available for your entire 12 hour block.
Do you have a recommendation for a “Day Of” planner? Yes. We have worked with many planners that will provide “day of” services. Please contact us for this listing.
What qualifications does my “Day Of” planner need to have to work at Younger Ranch? Your planner needs great communication, organizational, and leadership skills. And has planned at least 10 prior events, in order to make your day go well. Younger Ranch can suggest professional planners we know and trust, if you have trouble finding one. Just let us know. In our experience, friends and family members with no (or little) training in planning could create a bad day for you.
Will Younger Ranch provide staffing for my wedding? Yes. Younger Ranch will proved a Property Manager to be on site for your entire 12 hour block. Our Property Manager will work directly with your “Day Of” planner to ensure a seamless event.