Wedding Rentals: Frequently Asked Questions

Can we come and see the barn?

Tours are offered on most weekdays between the hours of 10:00 am – 4.00 pm. We do offer site tours during the winter months, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, these have temporarily been placed on hold. Please note that during Winter, our property is very snowy and gets icy – please come in proper winter footwear.

Weekends are unavailable, as we are booked for weddings and events, and we like to extend the courtesy of a private site for our guests.

What comes with the rental?

Our site is a “blank slate” venue which means everything is brought in. We have washrooms inside the barn and two outdoor washrooms.

Our pre-approved caterers are full service and handle tables, chairs, linens etc. We provide the site, have a staff member here during the day to answer questions and advise during set up if need be, and provide 2 security guards who ensure the safety of the site and your guests.

We have 21- 8 foot long harvest tables custom-made, which can be made available at an additional cost to our couples.

How do we go about booking the barn?

The first step is to contact us at events@stecklehomestead.ca. We will provide you with lots of information and book a tour. Once you’ve said yes to the space, we will go over a detailed contract. When you complete the contract and provide a deposit of 50% of the rental fee (non-refundable) your date will be secure.

We do not ‘hold’ dates without a deposit, and are booked on a first come first serve basis.

Can we do our own bar?

No. Alcohol may only be served by our caterers. If you wish to have a cash bar, they are your best option.

Is there any way I can bring in a caterer of my choice?

No. Due to the heritage designation and layout of our barn and facilities, we only allow catering through our carefully vetted and approved caterers namely Bingemans or Little Mushroom Catering.

What do you have for bathrooms?

There are three bathrooms newly built inside the barn to serve your reception. In addition, we have outdoor bathrooms by the orchard, to serve your ceremony.

Are you an accessible site?

We are not a “fully accessible” site as we have no concrete pathways etc. That said, we are relatively wheelchair friendly. Our bathrooms are accessible, as is the barn. We also are happy to arrange priority parking for those with mobility concerns.

Can my dog(s) be in the wedding?

Yes, your dog(s) can be a part of your ceremony only and on a leash. Please note that the pet will not be permitted inside any buildings on site, including the barn.

Do you charge a Landmark Fee?

A landmark fee is required to be remitted to us, by our preferred caterers from the final catering bill for food and beverages, and it is up to the caterer whether the fee is charged directly to the client or not.

Interested In More Information?

We would love to hear from you!
For wedding inquiries, email Steckle at: events@stecklehomestead.ca

Helpful Resources

Children's Programs

From preschool to teens, we have programs that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Little Farmers (Ages 2-5)

Seasonal farm activities, garden activities, animal feeding and general care, farm and environment-themed crafts, storytime and more!

Farm Explorers (Ages 6-9)

Explore the farm ecosystem from catching garden critters to growing plants, caring for the farm animals, and cooking in the kitchen!

Rise & Shine (Ages 6-9)

A great program giving kids a chance to learn about animals on the farm, and assist in morning chores and basic animal care.

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Summer Camps

From preschool to teens, we have camps that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Agriventure Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

Hands-on learning activities include gardening, harvesting produce, playing games, making crafts and learning more about our animals and heritage!

Leaders In Training Program (Ages 13-14)

A great way to develop leadership skills and to gain valuable knowledge and experiences while participating in our summer Agriventure Camp.

Volunteer Junior Leader Program (Ages 15-17)

A fun way to earn your high school volunteer hours and build your resume. Assist with group rotations, provide support to younger campers, plan and run an activity of their choice and more!

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Community Tour Booking

  • If you are booking more than one tour, please specify how many guests are in each tour. Please note that we can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests per tour.
  • Please suggest specific dates and start times. Morning tours can start any time between 9:15am-10am, and afternoon tours can start between 12pm-1pm. If your dates are flexible, please also offer back up options.
    In registering and permitting my group to attend a tour at Steckle Heritage Farm, I, the undersigned, hereby agree as follows:

    1. 1. The information I have provided in this form is accurate
    2. 2. I understand that if I am to cancel my tour with less than 15 days notice, I will be issued a $50 cancellation fee
    3. 3. I understand and agree to comply with the COVID-19 protocols listed on the website
    4. 4. I understand that Steckle Heritage Farm is a 'working' farm and that while the staff does everything possible to ensure the safety of the site and program, it is my responsibility to supervise the group at all times while on site