What is the rental fee for Honey Bee and what does it include?

The page Investment & Inclusions gives a comprehensive overview. 

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What is the building capacity? 

Honey Bee: 110 guests seated. We can accommodate larger weddings by adding a tent to the lawn. 

What dates are available?

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What is the required deposit and payment schedule?

Honey Bee:  Bookings require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of contract signing. And 50% due 6 months before the wedding. 

How do I lock in my date?

After your venue tour, we welcome your verbal commitment to your wedding date!  That verbal commitment allows you 5 business days to complete your deposit and venue agreement. After the 5 day grace period, if not completed, your date will go back on the market. 

Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?

Tours are required to be scheduled.  We host monthly venue open houses for those who want to browse the property without committing to a venue tour. However, we strongly recommend booking a tour. There is an ocean of information that can be missed on a walk-though, without the guidance of one of our team members.  Click Here to book your venue tour. 

What is the average budget for a Honey Bee wedding?

Wedding budgets exist on a wide spectrum, and we allow for customization to fit your budget.  For Honey Bee, a median budget of $18,000 is realistic, and can fluctuate below and above that. 

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Do we have to use your vendors on your suggested vendor list?

The caterers that we require for Honey Bee are the perfect blend of high quality and budget minded. The quality of your food and beverage service is extremely important. We cannot stress this enough, and we have taken years to get to the point of being partnered with these top performers.

Taste Events

Bethany Blues 

LaVida Hospitality

Mac's Catering

If you have a specific caterer who is not on our list but does have the Off-Premise liquor license, then we will consider the option on a case-by-case basis. 

The remainder of your vendors is your choice. We provide you with a team of vendors who we know will take extremely good care of you. 

DJ’s are a risk.  PLEASE check with our team before booking a DJ that is not on our preferred vendor listing. 

Will there be another wedding happening on the same day?

There will be another wedding at the venue down the road, Covered Bridge, but you have total privacy at Honey Bee for your day.

Can Honey Bee stay at the Inn?

The off-season allows for wedding weekends at Honey Bee!  From December through March, the Inn is available for booking with our wedding. We can customize one, two, or 3 nights!  The Inn sleeps 10 guests. It does not need to be the same 10 guests throughout the stay. However, we do not change linens over the weekend.  The washer and dryer are available to you if you'd like. 

Can we bring our dogs?

Fur babies are welcome to join the ceremony, but no longer allowed for overnight stays. We can recommend a wonderful pet sitting company  - Click Here for Wiggle Butts. They can look after your fur babies for your entire wedding weekend.

What form of payments do you accept?

Check and Credit Cards.  No American Express.  Credit cards are the most convenient, but checks are still preferred. 

My preferred date is unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waitlist?

We do not have a cancellation waitlist. Cancellations are rare and unpredictable. What we recommend is to follow all of our social media. We make announcements the moment we have a date that is back on the market. 

Are tables and chairs included? 

7 Farmhouse Tables, 4 cocktail tables, and chairs will be provided.  Anything above and beyond that will need to be rented.   

Do you provide ceremony chairs?

The ceremony space at Honey Bee is an outdoor garden setting with benches. These are permanent here and included in your rental.  If the weather is inclement with rain or heat, we will utilize the covered patio for your ceremony.  

Is the venue climate controlled?

Honey Bee - Yes.

Covered Bridge's barn has amazing ventilation that has kept cows comfortable for 100 years and continues to keep wedding guests comfortable to this day. Air conditioning is not possible in the dairy barn. The air moves through that barn beautifully. 

Yes - Covered Bridge's barn has heat.

What if we have guests that are handicapped?

Both venues are ADA compliant.  At Covered Bridge, we also provide a golf cart shuttle service because the parking area is a walking distance to the venue.  Honey Bee has a front door drop-off available. 

Does Covered Bridge handle the catering orders, or do we work with the caterer directly?

You will be working directly with the catering staff to develop your catering menu and all the little details associated with your food and beverage service.  The catering staff will also be managing your rental order, as the 2 services are very closely related, with many areas of crossover. This is one of the MANY reasons that we have narrowed down your catering choices. This is an area of expertise that few have mastered. 

Do you include a “wedding day coordinator?”

When comparing venues, this can be a very appealing aspect. However, we have found that this just isn’t realistic, and not well understood.   There is much confusion about the role of a “wedding coordinator” at the venue, and what their role is. We provide an amazing planning process throughout the year and stay in constant communication with you along the way.  There will be a team member with you for your entire day.  They will lend helping hands, direct vendors and answer questions, help to run the ceremony on time. We will help keep everything running smoothly with endless behind the scenes activities. Also, the Caterers provide a serious level of set up and coordination. This is another factor involved with why we have streamlined our approved caterers. This cost of coordination is factored into your investment in food and beverage.  If you want a more comprehensive service & style design, we can recommend these two amazing event management services.

A Sweet Affair - Katina Dawson

Make My Day Events - Ashley Reynolds

Can we have fireworks?

Fireworks are allowed if you hire a licensed and insured Firework Company.  This is non-negotiable, as there are permits required to acquire, and the local fire department must be on site. We have 2 companies we recommend.

Brother's Pyro 

Fantastic Fireworks

Can we have a sparkler send-off?

NO!  Sparklers are dangerous and cause damage to the property. We can recommend other send-off ideas. 

Can vehicles be left overnight?

Yes.  We want everyone to utilize uber or other arranged transportation after consumption of alcohol.  Cars can be picked up the next day. 

What time does music need to end?

The music must end at 10 pm.  This is non-negotiable. We are on a farmland preservation farm, and this is a law within their guidelines. 

Are candles allowed?

Yes. Lit candles are allowed, but must be in a glass container/cylinder. 

What is the event clean up process?

All trash removed, broom cleaned floor, and removal of the decor.  The catering team helps with this tremendously. ( I will continually remind you of the value of the catering team. The cost can seem high initially, but we only work with full-service caterers who do it all, saving you $ in the long run).   All fridges must be cleaned out at the end of the night.   The rental companies pick up & drop off within a tight timeframe, so we are unable to be flexible.  The venue takes care of the floor cleaning.  If you'd like to have additional time for your Friday wedding, we allow for Thursday 1/2 day rentals for only $1000. You can do your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.  Game Changer!!  If you'd like more time for clean-up and brunch for your Sunday wedding, we allow for booking Monday 1/2 days for $800.  This is ideal for packing up and hosting a brunch on a holiday weekend like Memorial Day, Labor Day, or Columbus Day! 

Can we take photos anywhere on the farm on our wedding day?

Our farmland is vast, and the photo opportunities are limitless. 

Can we hang decor from the ceiling or walls?

Only licensed & insured stylists & florists are allowed to install decor, draping, and greenery.  We ask that you DO NOT use a hammer and nails.  Ladders are not allowed to be used by couples or their family/friends. You are required to utilize a licensed business for any installation that requires the use of a ladder. 

We have an AMAZING company that specializes in all things draped and designed. Click Here for the link to Styled. 

Can we have an after-party in the barn?

Both of our venues have a strict end time.  The music ends at 10 pm and venues close their doors at 11 pm.  LUCKILY- we live in the beach towns of Lewes and Rehoboth with literally limitless opportunities to move the party to a new destination. If your wedding tribe is not ready to end the celebration, then you have ample options. Our team can help you make your after party plan, and cars are always allowed to stay overnight to assure safe use of ubers or other arranged transportation