Frequently Asked Questions


How many guests can you accommodate?

The barn can comfortably accommodate 125 guests.

Requirements and times

If you are renting our facility for your event on a weekend, you are required to also book the Inn for the Friday and Saturday night stay of your weekend event.  This assures you have a private event. A 50% deposit is required for the rooms as soon as confirmation of the event and contract is signed.

How late can our event go on to?

We require that your bar close and the music end by 10:30PM and all guests not staying at the property have left the property by 11PM.

What does the rental fee include?

There is a 50% deposit due upon booking with the balance due 180 days before your wedding.  The rental fee includes use of out the 12 acre property which includes the barn and the deck, the adjacent lawn, and pasture overlooking the pond.  It also includes use of the Dining Room, Screened Porch, and a number of common areas. There is also access to a covered Forno outside oven and patio, a bar area, and a fire pit on the back lawn.  We include 3 serving tables and lounge furniture for use at the reception as well as a variety of antique urns and vessels for flower arrangements.

Do you provide table and chairs?

We can provide 1- 6’x4’ refractory table, and 3 serving tables included in your fee.  We also have 15-6’ farm tables available for rent onsite. You may also rent tables from an outside vendor.  Chairs, linens, plates, flatware and glasses for your cocktail and reception must be rented from an outside vendor.

Do you provide benches for the ceremony?

We have 10 benches to accommodate 125 people for the ceremony.

Do you have bathrooms?

Yes, as of July, 2019, we have onsite restrooms for use of the guests for the venue.

Are there onsite accommodations?

Yes, we do have onsite accommodations.  You are required to book the Inn for the Friday and Saturday night of your wedding weekend.  We have 11 separate rooms with ensuite bathrooms that can accommodate up to 24 guests.

Will we need a tent?

You will not need a tent and it is not provided.  However, if you were planning on an outdoor ceremony, you may like to have a tent in the event of rain as a backup option.

Is insurance required?

The bridal party must obtain $1,000,000 in general liability insurance with cover for the provision of alcohol.

Can we supply our own alcohol, beer, or wine?

No.  All alcohol, beer, and wine must be provided by either your caterer or The Squire Tarbox Inn.

What decorative things can be used or attached to the walls of the barn?

No tape, tacks, or staples can be attached to the walls or woodwork without explicit permission.  As well, if permitted, there may be damage and cleanup fees assessed required following an event. In no circumstances are confetti, rice, glitter or other similar thrown items allowed.

Is there onsite parking?

We have onsite parking for 20 vehicles that are for the use of our Inn guests.  We encourage you to arrange for transportation from a common gathering area for transport to out Inn as the parking is limited.

What is your smoking policy?

We are a nonsmoking facility.  This includes all buildings on the property and all outside areas.  This includes smoking of all kind, including electronic cigarettes.

Are fireworks allowed?

Your own fireworks or fire-pits, and /or fog machines are not allowed.  And again, we are also a nonsmoking facility for all kinds of smoking, including electronic cigarettes.

What about waste from the event and responsibility to remove?

Waste management and removal is not included in your rental fees.  It is you or your caterer’s responsibility to clean up and remove all waste.  We can provide a waste management company for you to use, but waste must be removed within two days of your event.

Set-up and break down of tables, chairs, etc.?

You are responsible for setting up your tables, chairs, etc. before your event.  Break down of tables and chairs must be done by the noon of the day following your event.  Please stack chairs to one side of the barn and leave tables in place if they do not break down.  Rental companies must remove from the facility within two days of your event.

Are you pet friendly?

Yes, we re pet friendly! However, we have specific rooms that pets are allowed in and you must request in advance to assure these rooms are available.