Congratulations on your recent engagement and thank you for considering Old Drovers Inn as your venue for your special day! We strive to make your experience as personalized and memorable as possible. The Preston Barn at Old Drovers Inn is a perfect reflection of old meets new, or as we have often been told "the perfect combination of modern meets rustic". With historic elements that make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, this newly constructed barn has all the convenience that today’s couples desire. Hand hewn beams, vaulted ceilings and barn wood floors and walls. With amenities such as heat and A/C you are sure to be comfortable any time of the year. Our barn easily holds parties up to 250 comfortably with room for a good size dance floor and band or DJ. Off-season discounts are offered for events.
THE PRESTON BARN AND PROPERTY
The Preston Barn and property is all yours for the weekend. Set up the day before and clean up the day after, as needed. Use the grass areas for lawn games, the furnished stone patio for cocktail hour, and our tented area for a lounge or as a rainy day plan!
CATERING BY OLD DROVERS INN
All catering, food and beverage, for barn events are done in house by Old Drovers Inn. Chef Everett will work with you to customize a menu suitable to you in any style you prefer. Whether buffet, family style or plated sit-down affair!
OLD DROVERS INN FOR THE WEEKEND
You must buy out our 6 room Inn for you and your guests during your wedding weekend. This provides you the ability to enjoy and relax with family and friends prior to your wedding and makes getting dressed, hair & makeup, along with sneak peaks & family pictures convenient.
TABLES, CHAIRS & LINENS
Tables, Chairs, and Linens will be provided for your reception for up to 250 people. Table linens and napkins will be provided once you’ve decided your floor plans. Several color options are available. Barn site fee also includes all flatware, china, and glassware.
FLOOR AND SEATING PLANS
Seating plans and floor layout will be coordinated with Old Drovers event planner. Floor plans will be provided for the desired head count.
The use of restrooms in the Preston barn are available to guests. The use of the Inn restrooms is only available for those staying at the Inn.
The Preston Barn has a commercial kitchen that is fully equipped and Board of Health approved. It has a grill area, cold prep area, walk in cooler and freezer. Perfect for our in-house catering or yours!
ON-SITE CEREMONY AND REHEARSAL
You and your wedding party will be able to walk through your ceremony with our event planner or your wedding coordinator the evening before your wedding. Rehearsal dinner options are available.
WEDDING AND EVENT COORDINATOR
Our on-site coordinator will be there to guide you in the planning process from your first site visit to the end of your event. Let us make sure the venue meets all of your expectations and beyond, creating the best wedding experience for you.
Parking is available across the street from the Inn and is very close in proximity to the Preston barn. We provide parking attendants for the first hour of your event. The parking lot is large enough to accommodate large party/buses for guests who are traveling together. A handicap parking area is located adjacent to the Preston Barn for those individuals needing assistance. We can also provide a golf cart shuttle for those guests who are unable to walk or need assistance.
When you book your wedding, we will provide you with a list of preferred vendors, but you are more than welcome to bring in your own vendors as long as they provide the correct insurance information needed.
You are responsible to remove any décor that is not the property of Old Drovers Inn. All debris and garbage must be removed and placed in dumpsters provided. All other cleaning will be provided by Old Drovers Inn staff.
OPTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL COST
Let Chef Everett provide you, your family and friends a beautiful private rehearsal dinner at Old Drovers Inn. A customized menu to your liking will be created or you and your guests using local and fresh ingredients.
8-person minimum - up to 30 people
WEDDING DAY BRUNCH
A wonderful way to start your wedding day is with a brunch created in house by Chef Everett. He will work with you to customize a scrumptious brunch for you and your wedding party to enjoy while getting ready on your big day.
COUPLE SEND-OFF BRUNCH
A great way to end your weekend and say goodbye is by hosting a couple’s sendoff brunch. Guests who are not staying at the Inn are more than welcome to attend. This is a great way to say, “thank you” to your family & friends and relive memories from the night before. Let Chef Everett create a delicious menu with local and fresh ingredients.
8-person minimum. This service is included for those staying at the inn
A fire pit for the evening will be made available and managed by onsite staff.
GOLF CART SHUTTLE
A golf cart shuttle can be provided for the day from our parking area to the inn or Preston Barn. A six-person golf cart with a driver from the beginning of your event to the end.
We offer additional housing options both on and off site. Our recently finished Carriage House is conveniently located across the street from the Inn and Barn. Our luxurious Farm House is 5 minutes away at Ten Mile River Preserve. Our secluded rustic Mountain Cabin is approximately 15 minutes away. More information about these houses is in the wedding information package. Contact us.
You may opt to have your ceremony in our orchard located just 2 miles down the road. This special location is totally secluded, and in intimate area for your special day. We will provide you with a manicured site, chairs, and parking attendant. Up to 250 people.
SHUTTLE SERVICES – SUBURBAN SUV
Let us transport your people from the lodging we provide, to and from the event.