Located a little over an hour from Burlington, VT sits the flowing meadows of Free Verse Farm & Apothecary. This venue is a working herb farm and apothecary. A unique and rare venue for couples looking for a natural setting.
Couples have the choice to either host their ceremony high up on the hilltop with views of the rolling hills or down low near the reception. Enjoy your tented reception along the lush green field and remain happy knowing that all of the expenses of your wedding will help this farm stay in their growing family for years to come!
Venue Rental Policies
Food waste must be composted, and any single-use utensils are recommended to be compostable as well.
- Event End Time: 12 pm
- Smoking Policy: No smoking.
- Open Flame Policy: Candles must be in enclosed containers.
- Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed.
- Trash and Recycling: There are trash and recycling receptacles all consolidated in one area. Couples must bag and move trash to designated area.
- Heaters: Since only outdoor weddings are available at this site at this time, heaters may be recommended for early summer or autumn weddings
General Rental Policies
- Insurance: Renters must secure a minimum $1M Special Event Liability Insurance liability policy from an approved vendor, or obtained through Mayflower Venues directly within 30 days of their event.
- Security Deposit: In case of damages, Mayflower requires a $1,000 security deposit before any event.
- Alcohol: Renters must comply with all local laws regarding alcohol service. Minimum requirements include purchasing and serving alcohol through a Vermont licensed and insured caterer in accordance with state law.
- Caterers: All caterers must be licensed and insured. Outside caterers permitted unless otherwise noted.
- Vendors: All selected vendors must be certified, licensed and insured, and provide supporting documentation.
- Trash and Recycling: Renters are responsible for cleaning and returning the venue to its original condition. This includes consolidation and disposal of all waste and recycling in accordance with venue rules, including food and alcohol waste, floral, decor, and signage. Renters must also remove any large temporary structures brought onto the property for their event. Failure to do so, may result in a security deposit deduction.
- Restrooms: Couples must rent a minimum of 1 restroom per 100 guests.
- Tents: Outdoor venues require tent reservations to ensure adequate rain plan.
Photo Credits: Ben Fleishman Photography