How many guests can be seated in the barn?
We can seat up to 175 inside the barn MAX. A comfortable # is 150 or less. We have outside seating at picnic style tables for another 75 - 100 guests.
What do we do if it rains?
Depending on your group size, guests should be comfortable inside the barn. For larger groups, we may consider renting a tent to provide for extra covered seating.
Can we put heaters in the barn?
The barn has open sides, so, it does not retain heat at all. Therefore, our operation is seasonal, running from about the 2nd Saturday in April through the end of October.
Can we have candles in the barn?
The barn itself is 90 years old with a hard mulch floor....all of this adding up to a flammable facility. No open flame, or smoking is allowed inside of the barn.
Can we bring our own caterer to Claxton Farm?
Events are catered by M7 catering (the M is for Magnificent). Through our catering company, we offer a variety of menu selections to choose from. BBQ - Surf & Turf.....we do it all!
Can we bring our own alcohol?
Due to contractual agreements, and liability issues, our catering company will provide all alcoholic beverages. Some exceptations may be made.
How long can we stay at Claxton Farm?
Events are scheduled with a 4-5 hour time period. Wedding events may run a little longer due to ceremony.
Do you allow camping at Claxton Farm?
Can we do our own decorations?
Yes...we invite groups to be as creative as they like with our facility. For the most part, we are very flexible with table arrangements, decor, etc. We do ask that groups also be responsible for cleanup of their decorations.
Do you recommend florists, entertainers, etc.?
Yes...it's one stop shopping at Claxton Farm. We will not only arrange for food and facility related services, but we will also arrange for any other aspect of your special event..including florists, entertainers, transportation, photographers, lodging, meals....the list goes on. You name it!
What is the weather like?
April - Most unpredictable month, could be sunny & warm or rainy & cold...most groups that book during April will make arrangements for optional tenting with sidewalls, just in case of inclement weather.
May - June - Everything is lush and green at Claxton Farm during these months. Temperatures are pleasant.
July - Mid-September - Temperatures are higher with a predictable pattern of PM thunderstorms. Most events booked during this time period are either earlier in the day (10:00-2:00) or later in the evening (6:00 - 10:00)
Late September - October - The "Preferred" time of year at Claxton Farm. The air is dry, temperatures are cooling down, and the fall colors and views are spectacular. If you want to book your event for the fall, call soon, these dates go fast.
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