Weddings & Events
At Sunny Slope Farm...
Over the last twelve years we have had many family celebrations of all sorts here at our lovely family farm.
Wedding & Event Picture Albums
Rainy Day Wedding: Rebekah & Mike
(on Snapfish~ please sign in)
Sunny Autumn Day Wedding:
Joanna & David
Photos by Eric McAllister
Sunny September Wedding:
Lyvie & Geoff
Photos by Eric McAllister
Missey & David's barn & tent wedding
Photos by Lindsey Ocker
Taylor & Jeremy's no-tent wedding
Photos by Kate at Love Me Do Photography
Tina & Matt's wedding
photos by Ernie Osborne of Acclaim
Also, see Tina's comments in our Guestbook!
James Chase, artist
Photos by Kelley DeBettencourt
There are a number of possible
locations on Sunny Slope Farm where you can celebrate a wedding, anniversary party, Big Birthday, or family reunion.
It all depends upon the number of guests that are expected to attend.
The big red barn
is a popular spot for celebrations, and it is particularly wonderful for weddings ~ for dancing and cocktails, or for the rehearsal dinner ~ but there have been many weddings now (as well as anniversary parties, like the one pictured below!) where the entire event took place in the barn.
There are several places on the farm where folks have placed big tents... primarily, though, on the front lawn or in the hayfield.
As far as making
arrangements for your event, we do have a couple of names of caterers, flower people, Justices, and tent providers that we have gleaned from families that have celebrated an event here in the past, but, otherwise, we don't do any of the arranging of the event ourselves.
We are always glad, though, to answer questions and help with as much information as we can. And, as of 2016, there will be at least one of our event crew available to help you with ladders and lights and any other task needed to help make your wedding the very best it can be!
The NH Dept. of Safety, Div. of Fire Safety requires that at least one person attending an event take a "crowd management" course. This must be done & submitted to the Alton Fire Dept., attn. Evan (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) before the wedding or they will not allow the gathering. Please check out the following website for further details, requirements & information:
The barn is best
for weddings of fewer than 114, ( if you are sitting down to dinner; which will allow you to leave the dance floor open!), although the fire department will allow up to 200 guests without tables. It is a wonderful old building (we won an historic preservation easement on it,
as well as on the stable & well house) and has "faery" lights that other guests have already strung in the rafters and "paid forward"....
And when you open the big barn doors you get a wonderful view of the hayfield and the apple tree!
my hand-drawn diagram of the barn's upstairs floor
Summer & Autumn 2018 dates are still available!
We have several old
carriages and sleighs that can be left inside or dragged out under the apple tree, that folks have often used for presents, or for wedding pictures, or just as seating for the kids!
We also have some old bathtubs, perfect for holding ice and beverages & wine or kegs! And lots of old doors and windows to play with, (not to mention the Canning Room full of jar and candles and fun stuff that brides & grooms have "paid forward" to the next couple)!
Also, our insurance company is now requiring that anyone who is serving alcohol themselves will need to get temporary event liability insurance ~ the Event Insurance should show Sunny Slope as an additional insured.
Two websites have been recommended:
One of our 2015 brides, Kate Tanner had good luck (and better pricing!) with
And 2015 bride Lara Zdanowicz said:
"My insurance agent suggested WedSafe,
it was very reasonable. He also mentioned there was a minimum of $1,000,000 for General Liability required"
tent rentals, etc.
by previous guests of
Sunny Slope Farm.
Please check our Service Providers list for the list of vendors that other couples and families have recommended from their events here at Sunny Slope Farm.
Thanks to Cheri at Greenhouse Catering for these picture from a September 2015 wedding!