FAQ'S:  COUPLES WANT TO KNOW. . .

There are so many details that go into planning your special day, you are bound to have a lot of questions. We hope this Frequently Asked Questions page can help with some of your planning. Please contact us if you'd like more information about a subject.

Frequently asked questions

What shoud I wear as a guest to an event at Mayowood Stone Barn?


Attire should be chosen based on the formality of the invitation. Some events are more casual than others. As some ceremonies and cocktail hours are held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. We highly recommend not wearing spiked heels. Wedges, flats, boots, etc. work better on the multiple surfaces on the property.




What is the capacity of the barn?


The capacity for the barn is 300. Please note: our rental contracts include tables and chairs for up to 250. Larger parties may rent additional tables and chairs through us.




Do you have to use a certain caterer at the barn?


Yes, we have exclusive catering and bar service through Powers Ventures, also known as Canadian Honker Catering. Check out our Catering & Bar page for more information.




Do we have to set up the tables and chairs?


No, we handle the table and chair set-up and take down! Our set-up crew will arrange the tables and chairs per a customized layout for your event.




How early can we start setting up for our event?


The start time for our standard wedding venue rental is 10:00am.




Are you open in the winter?


Yes, we are open for events year-round!




When can I tour?


Tours are by appointment only. Appointments availability varies based on event schedule. Contact us to set up your tour!




Can I do a photo shoot or come on property to take pictures?


Mayowood Stone Barn is private property and our focus is on hosting events and weddings. We do not allow for private photo shoots onsite. Those hosting or attending events on property are of course welcome to take pictures onsite during their events! We respectfully request that the public does not use our private grounds if they are not participating in an event onsite.




Does the barn have events during the week?


Yes, we are available for weekday and weekend rental! Pricing varies based on event plans.




Do you provide linen?


Yes, we provide catering styled linen available in ivory, white, or black. If you prefer floor length, specialty, or colored linens, they would need to be rented by the client.




Do you have a projector and screen?


We do have a projector and screen mounted on the main level of the barn.




Is there running water and electricity?


Yes, we have both running water and electricity!




Do you have an elevator to the loft?


We do! We have a lift located on the West side of the barn for your convenience.




Is there a sound system at the barn?


Yes, three actually! All music must be played through our sound systems as required by our Conditional Use permit granted by the City of Rochester.




Do we have to rent a dance floor?


You do not have to rent a dance floor, we have one on the main floor of the barn that is available for no additonal charge.




Is there heating and air conditioning at the barn?


Yes, there is both heat and air throughout the facilities.




Is there a place onsite to get ready?


Yes, we have two getting ready locations to get ready, the bridle room and the den!




Can we leave our cars on property?


Of course! We want you and your guests to be safe. Vehicles left overnight must be picked up by 10:30am the next day!




Do I have to hire security?


No, you do not have to hire a security guard. Mayowood Stone Barn will provide and schedule a security guard as needed for events.