I have yet to work with a couple who has not have a budget that they are trying to stay within. It is smart to have an idea of what you want to spend on your wedding and work hard to stay within that number! It just makes sense.
We always knew we wanted our pricing to be transparent and easy to understand. That is exactly why we designed our pricing the way we did- we truly are for the budget conscious client who also wants to have an amazing, beautiful day!
Our venue rental pricing includes alot of things that are additional fees at other venues:
We do NOT have food or beverage minimum spends or minimum guest counts!
Bar- really cost effective! We only allow for an open bar here, we can not have any monies exchanging hands here on your wedding day. DON'T worry though- we have a really fun, cost effective program for the bar. You work with our friends over at Kappy's On- Call to order everything for your bar. You are paying liquor store pricing and only paying for what you use. Kappy's will deliver your order the day of your wedding and come back after to pick up whatever is unopened and can be resold at one of their stores! BIG Savings! Don't worry - we will help you with your order so no need to figure out how much to get! If you have extra, its ok! It just takes a field trip to Bradstreet and can go right back to Kappy's and you will not pay for it.
Catering- Chef Ryan Costigan of Woodland Catering will work with you on pricing, style, menu and budget. With the range of catering here between $90-$150 ALL IN for catering- we find out pricing to be really cost effective! Catering pricing includes everything needed for the catering:
Decor- The venue is always decorated in a very tasteful, neutral fashion with lots of planters full for greenery and flowers, beautiful sheers hanging on one of large barn doors, twinkle lights along the beams in the reception space and all of this and more is included! Save some money and use our lanterns and votives as part of your table decor and around the venue! Save money and use our table numbers instead of buying your own! Trust me, if we buy it for the venue- it is beautiful and will compliment the space!
When you take a minute to look over how our pricing works, you will find that we are much more inclusive AND cost effective than most people think! You get a lot of flexibility and creativity when it comes to the food and beverage too all without the big pricetag!
The venue rental includes a lot of things - but not any surprises! Making things easier in the long run. :)
Our clients are always telling us that with the way we do our pricing for the venue rental, bar and catering- they are able to not only stay within their budget but save money and put it towards a few things they were not sure they could afford!
And hey- wouldn't it be nice to keep some money in your pocket for a fun honeymoon or house?!? Just sayin'.
Email me at Tiffany@BradstreetFarm.com to learn more!
Tiffany Learned | The Barn at Bradstreet Farm
rowley massachusetts 01969
Hours: Mondays we are closed. Please note, on event days we are 100% focused on our clients and all emails & calls will be returned when we are back in the office.
The Barn at Bradstreet Farm is private property. So please make an appointment for a tour - please don't just drop in. We want to be ready for you.! Thank you for understanding!
Imagine walking into your wedding for the first time and seeing it all set up- how beautiful (and easy!) that will be!
That is what it is like to have your wedding here at Bradstreet Farm.
We want you and your wedding party, parents and friends to all be a guest at your wedding! We have all been involved in a wedding where you have to work on the wedding day and it takes the fun out of it. That is not how things are done here at Bradstreet Farm. We let you fully enjoy the day like a guest!
Right from Day 1 when you book your wedding here at Bradstreet Farm, we start putting together you day-of details so we can run your wedding day for you!
As your planning details come together, we keep updating your wedding day file so that when we meet at your Final Meetings a month prior to your wedding, we are just crossing the t's and dotting the i's- we have the blue print to successfully run your wedding day for you! This way you (and your family and friends) can truly be a guest at your own wedding! What an idea, right?!?
We make weddings easy. We take the stress away so you can enjoy your day!
That is the Bradstreet way.
Tiffany Learned | The Barn at Bradstreet Farm
rowley massachusetts 01969
Each week we will be posting a blog on various topics from our catering partner, Woodland Catering!
A note from Woodland Catering looking forward to the 2021 Wedding & Event Season!
From the perspective of a small business owner, the last 12-months have been a steady railway ride down into the abyss of uncertainty. That is not to say that it was a waste of a year or even that it was all negative. It was the uncertainty that was anxiety inducing but the hard times can be building blocks on which we construct the success of our future. We were lucky enough to be able to pivot our business focus and continue to create revenue even as our event schedule slowly but steadily vanished before our eyes. I wouldn’t wish a repeat of 2020 on anyone, business owner or not, but I also know that my business will be better and stronger because of it. We are the sum of all of our experiences and often we grow more from the bad than from the good. All of us are smart enough to understand that the circumstances of our lives will not change simply because our arbitrary calendar changes over from one year to the next. The success or failure of the past 12 months of our lives are dependent on our own actions and circumstances and have nothing to do with the number on the calendar. All of that being said, I welcome the cross over into 2021 as a mental delineation signalling a season of change.
With the vaccine upon us, but still months away from being administered to the masses, uncertainty still hovers over us. We have spent much of our time over the last months determining how we can adapt to our new normal. It is our goal to provide for our clients the same experience we promised them. While in some cases things may look slightly different, we are committed to going above and beyond what would typically be required of us to ensure that, for at least one day, we can lift the clouds of the anxiety we have been living with and immerse our clients and their guests in the sunshine of an experience they will never forget.
In a more practical sense, there is much we are doing to provide minimum interference with the plans we have set forth while still maintaining adherence to the guidelines. It is almost a certainty that part of our wedding season will occur with state Covid guidelines in place. Limits on guest counts and guests interaction, under certain circumstances, will be a concern. The ability for guests to self serve any food or beverage will be in jeopardy. We have developed service techniques and overall event flow to allow for our client’s guests to receive the same experience they expect without knowing that any changes have even been made. We are fully staffing all buffets, stations, bars, and hors d’oeuvre displays. We have increased table service to limit the congregation of guests at service areas. Our servers and managers are trained in gently moving the flow of guests in certain directions to encourage social distancing and the use of outdoor or more ventilated space. Our extremely close relationship with the staff at the Barn at Bradstreet Farm allows for integrated planning and fully cooperative focus on event days. Masks will continue to be a staple of service and kitchen employees for the foreseeable future and our kitchen staff have been Covid certified in food handling.
While we are a food service operation, what we really provide our guests is peace-of-mind at a time that can be anxiety ridden if not handled properly. We endeavor to continue to remove stress and worry from our client’s lives and allow them to fully experience a very important moment in their life so that they can create the memories that we all look back on fondly. Our tactics have evolved, our mission has not.
Newly Engaged? Congratulations!! Here are some tips for planning a wedding with how things are in the wedding world right now! :)
Did you recently say yes to marrying your best friend?!? Congratulations!!
Raise your hand if you are ready to have something to celebrate- I know we are! Pop the champagne, post a picture on social media and celebrate! This is exciting!
Next step- plan the wedding! Some of you have been dreaming of this since you were little but for others this is foreign territory. It's ok. We are here to help! (Have I ever mentioned that I owned a wedding & event planning business for a LONG time before opening Bradstreet Farm?! Yes, so I have a lots of knowledge in this subject. More on that later)
But for now, let's talk about how to plan a wedding in this new world we are living in. Wedding planning right now for the most part is the same as it always has been and always will be- find the person, then the place where you want to say I do and pick a date! Voila! Easy enough, right? Pretty much!
Well, may be a bit harder to find the place and the date right now so I thought I would write a quick blog to help you understand what is going on and get a game plan going to help you find your dream wedding venue! This is full of great ideas so stay with me.
Here is what is going on in the wedding world right now...
So, when you talk to a venue and they tell you they don't have a lot of dates left - they are not trying to be pushy and salesy- legit dates are moving QUICK! Like Cabbage Patch Dolls at Christmas in the 80's- QUICK.
So what do you do? How do you make a decision about a venue without feeling rushed and overwhelmed?
Here are my tips to help ease the stress, keep you organized and help you find your dream wedding venue!
I know it seems fast but once you have toured, you may need to make a decision quickly if you have a specific time of year in mind. Today alone we booked 4 weddings and it is only 5pm. We only host 1 wedding or event a day and are closed over the winter, so that is a lot of us in one day to book! That is just how fast dates are being scooped up.
But here is the silver lining to booking a venue and a date quickly- you have your wedding venue!! YAY!! You will need to book your vendors sooner than later right after you secure your venue but if you work with a venue like ours that have vendors who are guaranteed to be available on your day ( email me to find out how that coolness happens), you can book the others and then take a break for a minute before securing the rest! Our 2022 clients can really take a breath after they secure their vendors and enjoy the engagement too!
Have I told you yet that you are actually supposed to enjoy the engagement too?? For real, you are! So take this advice, follow what I say and you just might find yourself enjoying everything about this whole wedding planning process!
This is the fun stuff guys, I promise! Enjoy it!
Thanks for reading and hope this helps!
~Tiffany J. Learned
Guardian of the Venue as one of our 2019 clients called me.
(I am a secret Marvel geek so I took that as a HUGE compliment. Pretty much made my year.)
No wedding or event is complete without the perfect music to celebrate with and we have the BEST wedding vendor spotlight to make this happen for you! Meet the Meritage Entertainment Team!
Meritage Entertainment is a DJ and Uplighting company that offers “a new approach for the modern couple.” Based out of Wilmington, MA, Meritage’s reputation is rooted in a personalized client experience.
Music is the passion. Each Meritage DJ is also a musician. The result is an expansive knowledge of all genres and generations of music, as well as a skill set to carefully and creatively blend music selections. This ensures a PACKED dance floor!
#NoWayCliche… That’s right! Meritage takes pride in removing the cheese factor from weddings. Couples entrust in them as the alternative to the over the top wedding DJ; no games, no uncomfortable jokes, no YMCA…just polished, charismatic announcements and great music.
Ambiance is everything and Meritage creates that perfect glow with uplighting. Choose from any color concept to beautifully accent Bradstreet’s space. From a subtle candlelit glow that enhances the rustic vibe, to exciting color changes that match the energy of the party, anything is possible!
With nearly 1000 online reviews from happy couples all over New England, the results speak for themselves! Meritage has proudly received WeddingWire’s Couples Choice award for the last eight years, as well as Best Entertainment company from the Northshore Magazine.
Meritage is a sure way to bring your wedding vision to life!
Want to learn more?
5 Birch Street #3 | Wilmington, MA 01887 | Tel: (781) MARRY ME| Cell: (469) 789-9263
www.meritagedj.com | email@example.com
We are so excited to share another amazing part of our Wedding Vendor Team here at the Barn at Bradstreet Farm! Today we are showing off the amazingly talented Jennifer Williamson, owner of Jenny's Wedding Cakes and baker extraordinaire!
Jenny is the owner of Jenny’s Wedding Cakes in Amesbury , Massachusetts . She has been designing award winning wedding and special occasion cakes for over 20 years. She has been studying classic food techniques on her own since she was a child and her passion for beautiful and exceptionally tasting food and desserts led her to self-train in baking and catering . Together with her background in art and education in marketing and business she was equipped to start a successful boutique wedding cake business emphasizing on classic aspects of design and style , small batch baking from scratch and personalized customer service. Sourcing local and farm to table is nothing new for Jenny as she has been doing this for years. From farm fresh eggs right from a farm in Southern NH to the fruits she using, Jenny tries to use local as much as she can and it shows in her delicious ( and stunning!) cakes.
Jenny’s work has been featured in several wedding publications and hard cover books, two world- wide publications and she has won several awards including Boson Magazine’s Best of Boston for Wedding Cakes 2012 and 2018, and Improper Bostonians Boston’s Best Wedding Cakes 2017.
Beach Plum Floral Shop has been with the Barn at Bradstreet Farm since day 1 ! When Tiffany first approached Pat and asked if she wanted to partner up with the farm for all the weddings and events on the property Pat did not hesitate to say yes! She has been such a strong supporter and cheerleader of Bradstreet Farm and we are so thankful to have her as one of our treasured vendor teammates. And not without further adu, please meet our dear friends Pat & Lisa of Beachplum Flower Shop!
Pat Cannon is the owner of Newburyport’s premier, unique floral design emporium, Beach Plum Flower Shop. Partnering with the Beach Plum team is Lisa Greene, SAF, AIFD. Lisa is the award-winning floral designer and creative director at Beach Plum. If you are looking for inspiration, Pat brings her passion and lifelong love of beautiful flowers to every consultation. She is with you through the entire process - from planning to the big day. Her enthusiasm is one of the qualities our brides love. Lisa brings 30 years of experience with brides all along the Eastern Seaboard, from Wilmington NC to Seacoast Maine, and of course, the Greater Boston Area.
The connection with brides begins with the consultation. Pat and Lisa are exceptional at listening to the vision and inspiration which a bride is looking to create. They take ideas, blend them with experience and deliver gorgeous florals to the ceremony, reception and personal flowers. Lisa has been featured in many design magazines, and is often asked to contribute to “trend” reports so you can be confident that she will bring all your wedding floral dreams to life.
Beach Plum will be celebrating 30 years as Newburyport’s premier professional wedding florist in 2019. In addition to Pat and Lisa, Beach Plum has a talented, professional and friendly staff that creates and delivers beautiful arrangements as well.
The Barn at Bradstreet Farm embraces and encourages the use of local product and Beach Plum creates special designs using foraged, locally farmed and cultivated flowers. Honored to be a part of every wedding.
Pat and Lisa are always working bring beautiful blooms to your Wedding Day.
When planning your flowers at The Barn at Bradstreet Farm remember that this special venue lends itself to many wedding “experiences”. Think about having an evening to create your centerpieces, then use them for the rehearsal dinner and last day brunch, flower crowns, table garlands… the possibilities are endless. With Beach Plum Flower Shop you get more than a florist: you get peace of mind.
Simple Flowers. Simply Beautiful.
Want to learn more about Beach Plum Flower Shop?
Beach Plum Flower Shop
50 Water Street
You've gotten engaged! Congratulations! Now what are your next steps?
1. Celebrate!! Bask in the moment and enjoy the fact that you will be marrying the love of your life. This is something that should be celebrated and enjoyed.
2. Sit down with your partner and set a budget. Having a realistic budget will help you establish a solid base for which all your planning can be done around.
3. Decide a date - or at least a ballpark. Sometimes the exact date you want isn't available with the venue you fall in love with. If you can be flexible with your date, you can have the best of both worlds. We happen to think the Barn at Bradstreet Farm is stunning in spring, summer or fall - so you can't go wrong if we are the right fit for you.
4. Prioritize things that are important to you as a couple. Need rich, organic farm to table food? Find your perfect caterer. Need the perfect blooms? Find your florist. Make sure that you and your partner make what you want in your wedding a priority.
5. Celebrate some more. This is such an amazing time! If you think the Barn at Bradstreet Farm may be your dream venue - please feel free to send us an email to schedule a discovery call. Congratulations on your engagement!
~Tiffany & The Entire Bradstreet Farm Team!
Sweet Annie is a boutique floral design studio, based in Newburyport MA. Owner and lead designer, Katie Rocheford, started Sweet Annie from a passion for bringing loved ones into her home and creating special and creative settings for them to enjoy over gatherings and holidays. Katie is a big believer in celebrating life’s milestones and going the extra mile to make any occasion special. Katie and her team pride themselves on creating well-thought out and beautifully designed events…ones that their clients and their guests will talk about for years to come!
Sweet Annie’s involvement with the farm is an exciting opportunity, as Katie will be providing our clients with high end blooms sourced from our area’s local farms. Utilizing flowers that are grown locally not only ensures that clients will be receiving the freshest possible materials but also supports other small business owners, enhancing the flower community for our neighboring farms.
Katie’s garden-inspired design aesthetic is the perfect fit for locally grown materials, resulting in bouquets, arrangements and installations that are organic, natural, and lush in nature.
When working with Sweet Annie, you will be sure to have a personalized and exceptional experience. Katie and her team are excited to meet you, hear all about your vision and to make all your floral dreams come true!
Want to learn more?
Sweet Annie Floral Design
7 Prince Place, #102
Newburyport, MA 01985
On a beautiful September day, K & R had their perfect wedding here at the Barn at Bradstreet Farm!
Vendor Team who made the day just perfect:
Day-Of Coordinator: CKT Signature Events
Catering: Wooden Spoon Catering Company
Bartending: Premier Bar Service
Florals: Beachplum Flower Shop
Photography: Michelle Frederick Photography
Tent: Exeter Events & Tents
DJ: DJ Chris Profenna