WEDDING INFORMATION & SOME PICTURES
YOU CAN CHOOSE EITHER AN INCLUSIVE PACKAGE OR DO IT YOURSELF (DIY)
Rocking J Events : Was Featured in : St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine 2013 as rustic chic!
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday/ April 26 FROM 6-8 PM Please RSVP!
Buffet tasting and desserts. meet our dj, minister,
photographers, harpist, bartender services and more!!
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New Concrete dance floor, and tiny white gravel throughout barn. Upgraded kitchen at the
upper house where our brides get ready. Use of the ranch house for the girls to
get dressed, do some hair, make up , and take some 1rst look or before pics.
The Courtyard is a photographer's delight ! Giant barn doors, barnwood & tin walls,wood fences,
Outdoor Arbor & Waterfall where you tie the knot, trees,horses grazing, wildflower fields, straw ,round bales,
a lake, old stones, Green grass, Upperhouse has old stone stairs outside, & beautiful oak staircase inside.
Inside the Barn there are strands of lights, wagon wheels, & old farm tables, tubs, old repourposed items, and
shabby chic vintage in all directions.
Parking is in Ranch Field ,no cars allowed to park in front areas of barn to keep your pics pretty. Short walk
to courtyard/barn, from the field of parking, just across the country bridge. We do offer VIP parking for
elderly,bride, parents,caterer,photographer etc,next to side of barn.Driver can pull up with guests, to barnlot
where chapel will take place to let folks out that can't walk too far, and repark their car in field.
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Total of 6 hours at our Venue for your guests: 5.5 hours from walk time. Where can you get this?
Example: You can decorate early and girls come up to house at 1:30
4:30 Walk/chapel till 4:45 to 5pm:(with no receiving line)
5pm to 6pm : straight to pics for an hour,
6pm Announcement of wedding party,
6 or 6:15 Dinner Buffet Opens (4 Hours of Reception) 6-10pm
Party On throughout until 10:00pm music stops, then you can start loading your things, the girls will have
all the vacated tables cleared off and your centerpieces all on one or 2 tables for you to either load up and
take that night or pick up by 10 am next day if there is an event that next day, if not you can come later.
you will be allowed to decorate outside whenever you wish, the morning of chapel services uses whatever decor is
there. So you can decorate your arbors before 11 or after 11:30 on any scheduled chapel only service, or the night before.
professional planner can tell you what works well here, and guide you through your important venue
decisions. At Rocking J Events, you will never pay interest, venue gratuity, and terms are flexible, so be happy....
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event at RJR? firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us for a venue visit.
REHEARSALS; Thursdays/Wednesdays if you have your own minister and want to do Wed.
Same day Rehearsals, You could set up and have lunch together on the deck.
Bride can assist in set up and go to upper house to get hair, & makeup done with the girls. (3 hours incl.at upper house)
We reserve Fri.-Sun. for our events/weddings .
Do a quick run through, 1rst bride to book gets 1rst choice scheduled time to practice . Either 6pm or 7pm
If you opted to use the deck or barn head table area, then your group can eat together here. Both brides can
comfortably share the venue practice night with her guests. Optional bonfire can be provided also.
For Rehearsal night you can either bring in food, roast hot dogs & smores, or have a local Like Peggs,
bring food in, set it up and serve it. Or you all can go anywhere you wish to, before or after you practice.
What to bring on rehearsal night/& how things work with 2 brides :
- table covers, soapy spray bottle, towels for your surfaces
- trash bags, food/drinks/ice we have coolers here. Our ice is $5/bag or bring your own.
- boxes of decorations, alcohol,etc, setting up decor and supplies. Friday's bride can...
- 1rst bride of weekend :puts theirs in 8' bar and bride's refridgerator and places her boxes where she wants them.
- the other bride puts theirs in rear of barn covered with sheets/or tarp with your name .
- you can do some decorating if you are 1rst wedding of the weekend, put tables where you want them.
- You will clean up after yourself on all rehearsal nights, and DIY events, burn all paper trash, all bottles, cans and all
- not burnable trash goes into your bags, and toss into the dumpster by side of barn please.
- bride using head table area, can use 2 more round tables, and must also clean up and deposit her bagged trash to dumpstr.
- Both brides will be using rest rooms in the barn for rehearsal night.
If nothing has booked 1 month before your wedding, we may consider allowing you Friday, you can ask for it, if you have
verified with Minister first, and he is able to, and our secretary via email,has said ok.
Your guests will Love it here! They will tell you and us, thank you for having them.
We promise to treat you like family here. So many folks come up to us to thank us, and compliment us on the place.
SAVE / SAVE/ If you book on Friday or Sundays, you will SAVE $1K-$2000.
Best months : April-July/Sept-Oct & 1rst to 2nd wknd in November. July/August we formulate more shade in pavillion for these.
but later into evening events work well, with our Fans all around. We use 3 Patio Heaters/ and up to 2 Salamanders in the Fall.
for chilly nights. Disclaimer: The barn is not insulated. The floor is white chat, so you may get dusty, it is a real barn folks. We can not guarantee
any weather, or even frigid temperatures, You will be able to get around Patio heaters and they work great as long
as it does not get unseasonably frigid. We are not responsible for any lost items,lost and found is at the bar.
Outdoor chapel is under a covered pavillion with an indoor option if weather becomes inclement/stormy.
You will be the only bride during your time slot. There may be an early Saturday Wedding at 11 to 11:30 am.chapel, and her guests in
Courtyard until 1 or 2 pm, and using the restrooms and deck, before your guests are due to arrive. You can decorate
the outdoor arbors before or after their chapel. We can sell Ice to DIY events, but let us know so we can be sure to have enough on hand
if you need more than a bag or two.
RJE has some Fans to circulate air, lots of ice for the inclusive package brides along with shade in courtyard for the warmer days in Missouri.
What sets us apart from any other venue ? Our no fuss-Inclusive Package:
Your Wedding and Or Your Reception here:
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