General Questions

What is the rental fee for The Nut Farm and what does it include?

Please see the details found here for complete pricing and included items.

What is the building capacity?

200 guests including the bridal party

What dates are available?

Please see email booking@thenut.farm with your date and we will reply promptly with the date’s status

Is there a deposit? When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes. When the contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a R1000 deposit. Thirty days after the deposit we require 50% payment for the venue hire. The final instalment will be required 30 days prior to the event. You are welcome to send smaller, partial payments of any amount prior to the specified due date, so in effect creating your own payment plan on your own schedule. Full payment is due by the specified due date.

How do I reserve a date?

To reserve a date email us at booking@thenut.farm saying you are ready to book XYZ date if it is still available. We suggest you email us stating you are ready to book your preferred date and then include a backup date in case your preferred date is unavailable. Prior to booking a date, we hope you are able to come out in person to visit the farm. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. Whoever has requested to start the contract process from us by email first for a specific date will be first in line.

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

We kindly request that all tours are by appointment only. You can request a tour here.

Will there be another wedding the same day?

At The Nut Farm, we only host one wedding each day to ensure that each couple’s event is special and receives our full attention.

Do you allow dogs onsite to play a part in our wedding day?

We are dog-friendly, with some specific stipulations. Dogs are allowed (with pre-approval by Shanell) at the ceremony and pictures. Animals, other than service animals, are NOT allowed under the roof or near food. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom.

My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?

We do not keep a cancellation waiting list because cancellations are unpredictable. Send us an email with your preferred date and will contact you if it does become available.

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?

You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract, not earlier. Please plan accordingly!

Do you include a "wedding day coordinator?"

Unfortunately, if you’re trying to compare venues “apples to apples” we feel like this is a tricky question. Our answer is no. We think its possible for the job duties of a “day-of wedding coordinator” to mean something different to you than it does to us, and the last thing we want is the opportunity for miscommunication. However, we do have a team leader here before you arrive onsite who stays with you throughout the duration of your big day. This member of the nut farm team is there to help you and ensure your day is as stress-free as possible! (But we still don’t consider them a day-of wedding coordinator.)

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Are you LGBT friendly?

Yes, no discrimination here

Planning Questions

Can we have fireworks on the property?

Fireworks are not permitted. This includes sparklers. We would not want to start a field fire

Can vehicles be left overnight?

No vehicles can be left overnight. Please advise your guests of this policy. The gates will be locked at midnight and as we are also a working farm.

We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?

All deliveries must happen during the standard rental period. Please advise your vendors of this policy.

Are candles allowed?

Yes, candles are allowed as long as the flame is completely contained in a candle holder. Tapered candles and any type of hanging candles will not be allowed for safety reasons.

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

Sure! Just ask us and we would be happy to make recommendations.

Can we nail decorations to the walls or hang things like streamers or lanterns from the beams?

We request that holes are not placed in the walls. We will have areas where hooks are already placed that you are welcome to use for any additional decorations.

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