General FAQs

Is the farm open to the public?

No. We are a private residence hosting private, pre-registered events. Currently, there are a few great ways you can experience our farm. Farm Adventure Days are when we are open to the public for you to experience the farm with your children. Birthday parties are a great way to celebrate and experience all the fun we have to offer here at the farm. Another option is our “small group field trip”. Field trips are mostly utilized by schools and large groups but families and smaller groups can do them as well, as long as there is a minimum of 10 paying customers (ages 2+). We also offer a Family Fun Hour, (more like an hour and a half, but it didn’t sound as good), where you will be able to feed the animals,  one tractor ride around the farm. and children under 110 lbs get a pony ride.)  To schedule your visit, feel free to call 770-339-3065 ext 4.

Can we request that Alegre Farm bring ponies and other animals out to our location.

Alegre Farm does not take the animals off-premise for their safety. We offer birthday parties at the farm and event packages for this purpose. In the past, we have recommended those wanting this service contact Pet Parties Plus since they offer this service in our area; however. We have never met or visited their facility so we cannot guarantee your satisfaction.

Do you offer riding lessons or boarding?

No, we no longer offer riding lessons or boarding.

Do you have "Pick Your Own" activities at Alegre Farm?

No. We have changed the mission of our farm to an educational venue.  We recommend you visit The Dacula Briar Patch for great local pick your own location.  Visit them on Facebook.

How to I purchase or sell from your Market?

Our market is currently not open.

I found you on the realmilk.com site … is the only way to order milk through your market? Do you usually run out?

We have moved more towards an educational venue, and have reduced our herd which is now only large enough to feed our family.

How can I find out about upcoming activities you have or when I can visit?

The best way to stay abreast of all of our offerings, updates and activities is to sign up for our newsletter and add us to your address book so it doesn’t go to spam. You can also like us on Facebook or Twitter.

What days are field trips offered?

Field trips are offered Monday-Wednesday. at 10:00 and 11:30 am,  Thursday and Friday are based on availability.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.

What if there is inclement weather the day of my field trip?

Rain and extreme cold can put a damper on a field trip at Alegre Farm! If your field trip is unable to occur due to weather then one of our staff will be happy to assist you in rescheduling your trip for a later date. We will not charge a cancellation fee for field trips canceled due to weather.

Cancellation (Non-Weather Related)

We understand that sometimes plans change.  If you need to cancel or change your Alegre Farm Field Trip Reservation, please kindly notify us as soon as possible via email (levents@alegrefarm.com) and phone call (770) 339-3065, ext 4 and we will gladly reschedule or cancel your visit to the farm.

If a cancellation is necessary (other than a forced weather reschedule) please allow one-week notification before your scheduled visit to the farm.  

If a cancellation is necessary (other than a forced weather reschedule) and one-week notification is not communicated,  a $75 charge will be applied to your saved credit card.  Thank you for understanding.

Is the farm handicap accessible?

Alegre Farm is accessible to all individuals. However, the uneven ground and gravel surfaces may present a challenge for mobility devices. Please contact us if anyone in your group needs extra time to rotate between stations. Also, please be aware that our tractor ride is not wheelchair accessible.

Can students purchase anything at the farm?

At this time we do not offer a concession stand or a gift shop.

Field Trip Policies and Procedures

General Field Trip Policies

Safety is a major priority at Alegre Farm. In order to keep everyone safe we require the following:

  • Children must be supervised at all times by an adult. Alegre does not provide supervision of field trip participants.
  • All adults participating in a field trip must wear identification. Parents that were paid for by the school MUST wear a school-issued name tag. Any adult without identification will be asked to pay or leave the premises.
  • This is a working farm. Please advise children to wear clothing that can get dirty. Close-toed shoes are highly recommended!
  • Children may come into to contact with a variety of allergens during their time at the farm. Please be aware of your student’s needs.
General Field Trip Procedures

Prior to Your Arrival, we will send you a very detailed email:

  • Assign each classroom participating in the field trip a starting station on our rotation schedule and a lunch location using the sheet sent to you by Alegre.
  • Determine how you will pay for your field trip upon your arrival at the farm. We accept cash, school check, and credit card. We can take credit cards over the phone, but this will result in an additional fee charged to your school due to the credit card company fees.
  • Designate one person to handle payment upon your arrival at the farm.
  • Alert parents as to how they need to pay for themselves and siblings. You may choose to have all parents pay the farm directly upon arrival or all parents pay you directly. We, unfortunately, cannot accept a mixture of payment types.
  • Provide your parents with a school/ class issued name tag. For the safety of the children, EVERY adult attending an Alegre Farm field trip must have identification.
  • Contact Alegre Farm 5 days prior to your field trip if your numbers have changed significantly from your booking estimate. We need this information for staffing purposes.
  • Pack your lunches according to classroom pavilion assignments. This will save you a lot of headache!
Eating Lunch at the Farm
  • At the end of your field trip, all participants are invited to have a lunch that they brought with them in one of our two outdoor pavilions. Our front pavilion will hold 2-3 classes. Our back pavilion will hold 4-5 classes.
  • Please assign your classes to a pavilion prior to your arrival. Pack your lunches according to which pavilion you have assigned. Doing these two things will make your life much easier the day of your field trip!
  • We will have a motorized cart available to help transport boxes and coolers to our back pavilion
  • Trash cans will be provided. We do ask that your group leave the pavilion clean when you leave!
  • For the protection of our animals, we ask that you do not feed them any of your lunch items.
  • If you would like to leave any items for composting we would be happy to accept them. Examples of compostable items include: vegetable and fruit scraps, paper napkins and biodegradable items.
Arriving at the Farm
  • Buses should park in the grassy area in front of the petting zoo
  • One teacher/ staff member should be designated to handle payment and proceed to the front of the Indoor Pavilion where an Alegre staff member will be waiting to greet you.
  • After all of the students are accounted for teachers should lead their classes to the indoor banquet hall where students will be seated on the floor for our opening presentation.
  • Restrooms are located at the rear of the building.
Field Trip Stations
  • Prior to your arrival at the farm, our staff will contact you with a list of stations.
  • You should assign your classes to a station to begin their learning experience. The lead teacher should communicate each classes’ rotation schedule to them prior to arrival at the farm.
  • Our staff will be located throughout the pavilion to meet your class and lead them to their starting rotation.
  • Stations will rotate approximately every 8 minutes. Every student will experience every station.

Wedding FAQs

How can I come take a look at your venue?

You can go to our Weddings Page and book a tour online or call us!

How do I guarantee the date I want for my wedding?

To reserve the farm for your special day we require at least 1/2 of the event fee This is non-refundable and will be applied towards your package balance. Your remaining balance can be paid off in increments with the final balance being due 8 weeks prior to your wedding. All payments are non-refundable once made.

How many guests can you accommodate?

We can host weddings and receptions for up to 150 guests however, it will give you a smaller dance floor. We also have two outdoor areas off of our banquet hall one of which is covered. We can bring in supplemental tents to expand our capacity even more. Please let us know what your dreams are and we can make them happen!

Does Alegre Farm Weddings require a security deposit?

Yes, a $1000.000 refundable damage security deposit is to be paid 1 week prior to your actual event using a separate check. This check will be cashed and returned within 15 days of the event unless damages occur during your event or excess cleaning is required, as determined by the Alegre Farm Wedding management team.

What payment options are available?

We accept Zelle, Venmo, cash, checks, and debit/credit cards. We do charge a 4.5% upcharge for debit/ credit cards. Our staff will be happy to work out a payment plan for your wedding package. We can adjust payment due dates to match your needs however the final balance must be paid 8 weeks prior to your wedding. All payments are non-refundable.

What are your fees and what do they include?

Because every wedding is different price ranges can vary. Standard wedding packages begin at $5500. We now offer full accommodation on the farm as well.

Can you accommodate my budget?

We work with a wide variety of budgets and do our best to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. Our packages are very inclusive and customized so we do not offer discounts unless you are having a weekday wedding. We may occasionally offer special pricing promotions. Please don’t hesitate to ask and tell us your budget so we can see how best to help you with your dream wedding!

Do you offer discounts for certain days of the week or time of year?

We would be happy to talk with you about all your plans.

How many hours do I have for my reception?

Every wedding is unique at Alegre Farm! We customize your package to meet your wedding dreams. Your reception can be as short or as long as you desire! You’ll work with one of our wedding staff members who will design a package just for you. And now that we offer full accommodations on property the party can be moved into the main house.  However, all music in the banquet room must be off by 11:30 pm and all light must be off by 12:30 am in our banquet room.

Do you have a minimum guest requirement?

We do not have a minimum guest requirement! However, up to 150 guests work best at the farm.  We welcome small, intimate weddings and large, grand weddings alike!

Who will I work with to plan my wedding?

Our venue staff will work with you up until the time of your wedding. We will schedule to meet with you 6-8 weeks prior to your event to make sure that all of the venue details are exactly right for you. At this time we have an on-site wedding planner with over 30 years of experience.  The venue manager is not available to oversee the details of your event the day of.

What about additional time for extra photography or a longer reception?

We are happy to work with you to schedule extra time for your photography or reception. Our wedding staff will craft a package that meets all of your needs!

What happens if there is inclement weather?

You may choose to move your ceremony inside at no additional cost (the ceremony must be moved at least 2 hours prior to the ceremony start time.) We can provide you with a beautiful wedding in our spacious banquet hall or into the Red Barn.

Do you allow outside caterers in the facility?

Yes! Alegre Farm Weddings are meant to be easy and stress-free. You are not required to use any specific vendors for any service. We are happy to refer you to people and businesses that we have worked with, in the past. However, you are not required to use them. All serving dishes and utensils are your, or your caterer’s responsibility. There is an outside catering fee of $250.00

Can I bring my own food or alcohol?

Yes! We welcome you to bring in your own food and alcohol. There is an outside catering fee of $350.00 for cleaning before and after your event. Your caterer may warm food in our spacious kitchen, but we do not allow raw food preparation or frying is allowed. We do require a licensed bartender if you serve alcohol. We are happy to refer you to someone who can fill this role at a very reasonable price.

When can my event start and end?

No event can start before 10:00 AM without written management approval. All events must end no later than Midnight.

When can I have my rehearsal?

We offer you 1 hour rehearsal time the day before your event as long as no other event is scheduled.  You are welcome to host a rehearsal dinner at our outdoor pavilions (for an additional fee). Also, we are happy to suggest other nearby rehearsal dinner locations.

Is Alegre Farm decorated and may we bring our own decorations?

Alegre Farm is beautifully decorated in a rustic farm style. All packages come with decoration. You may opt to bring in additional decorations, of course. Just two restrictions – no open flames and nothing permanent. You are welcome to decorate to fit your needs with any decorations that can be removed without any harm to the venue. No nails or tapes and glues that leave a sticky residue. however, nothing may be attached to the walls. You will need to designate someone from your party to set up and tear down the decorations. All decorations must be removed by 1 AM after the wedding. The banquet hall decorations will remain unless you request to have them removed (there is a $250 removal and reinstallation fee). Our wedding staff will answer any other questions and see to all your requests. The DIY rate of the banquet room is only $425.00 per hour with a 6-hour minium requirement.

What happens if I need to cancel my wedding that I have booked at Alegre Farm?

In the unfortunate circumstance, you must cancel your event, 100% of the event fees paid are nonrefundable.

Is there a space for the bride and groom and/ or the wedding party to change and relax?

Yes, we have a separate bridal suite as well as a grooms suite for changing, relaxing or hiding out! The bridal suite is very spacious with a private, full bathroom The grooms suite is located near the ceremony site. Each room can easily fit the entire bridal party.

Where can my guests park?

Alegre Farm has ample outdoor space for parking. All parking is free.

Other than weddings, what kind of events does Alegre Farm Weddings host?

Alegre Farm hosts birthday parties, school field trips, community festivals, family reunions, corporate events, and more. Owner Pilar Quintero has a strong focus on natural foods, health, and nutrition. On the farm she continues to build a growing homesteading operation which includes a large organic food garden, laying hens, sheep, and goats for raw milk, ponies, miniature donkeys, and more.