Groups are welcome to use their setting for
social and business gatherings not having elements from the "Grounds
& Space Rental" list. All services are subject to a 7% sales tax.
Food and beverages (other than tasting samples) are also subject
to a special 1% Hamilton County tax and, therefore, will be taxed
at a total of 8%. Food and drink orders must be made at least 1
week prior. Wine chilling should be requested then if needed.
A reservation can be initiated by phone, voicemail
or email. The reservation is not confirmed until a real-time telephone
conversation has taken place between the winery and the group's
official contact person. By making a reservation, the contact person
agrees they have read the policies found on this website (Other
Considerations) and agrees to be bound by them. A credit card number
will be required for all reservations over $100.
See "Other Considerations" section below.
GROUNDS & SPACE RENTAL
Under certain restrictions and subject to approval,
the grounds of Country Moon Winery are available for a variety of
uses. If an event is deemed outside the winery's normal operations,
the winery will require a signed contract
plus proof of liability insurance and proof of licensing when appropriate.
The following examples would necessitate a rental contract:
- when a private or public event requires exclusive
use of the grounds anytime during the hours of 1pm - 7pm.
- when a private or public event would interrupt
normal winery operations anytime during the hours of 8am-10pm
- when an event is organized and promoted
to the public by someone other than winery staff
- when chauffeured transportation is provided
by someone other than a winery contractor
- when a private or public event would include
activities outside the scope of the winery's normal activities
- when food is brought in for public consumption,
not having been purchased through the winery
- when any product is sold directly to the
public from a vendor other than winery staff
- when structures or equipment are brought
in that can create a hazard, ie: tents, screens, music equipment,
The rental contract will contain further details
specific to the event. The rental cost may vary from $10 to $2000
depending on the space, time, and number of renters involved. A
damage deposit may be required. Deadlines for participation may
be established. One official contact person must be designated who
is fully responsible for all decisions. A credit card number will
be required for all rentals over $100. Please call for pricing and
availability. Click here for rental contract
For all reservation and rental situations:
Alcohol is restricted to Country Moon wine only.
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL. NO BEER. NO LIQUOR. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is in
adherence to the limitations of the Indiana Farm Winery Permit and
not meant to be proprietary.
Food: All food must be supplied or authorized
by the winery from a commercial source.
Weddings: The winery is particularly suited
for hosting bridal showers, bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners
during the warmer months. Wedding ceremonies, however, demand a
higher level of detail and attention that cannot be offered at this
time. Wine is available for use at another venue through a wholesale
Decorations: Groups are welcome to contribute
decorative items to their reserved or rented setting but are asked
to choose materials carefully. No hanging of any item is allowed.
Table decor and tethered balloons are better solutions. Candles
should be shielded by glass or other non-flammable material. No
scented candles, oils or potpourri are allowed. No wet, greasy or
sticky substances such as bubble machines, fog machines, dance floor
wax, silly string, etc. Floral arrangements should be in an oasis
base with very little water. Any permanent damage created by these
clearly stated substances will be considered willful damage. The
winery will not be held liable for any injury, damage or loss as
a result of items brought in.
Set-Up and Tear Down: Reservation and rental
times should include time needed for set-up and tear-down including
wedding photography. The winery agrees to have reserved tables,
chairs and tablecloths in place before the time begins unless other
arrangements are made. Exceeding time limits may result in a fee
per hour. In all cases, music and DJs must stop by 10pm.
Children: Children are always welcome and have
the same access to the winery grounds as adults. Small children
must be supervised at all times and not allowed to wander off the
Damage: The official contact person making the
reservation assumes full responsibility for the conduct of all persons
in attendance on the contact's behalf or by their invitation, and
also assumes full responsibility for any damages or loss as a result
of actions by said persons during their reserved event. Willful
and malicious damage will be fully prosecuted.
Smoking: No smoking is allowed within 8 feet
of any structure. Please use the receptacles provided for cigarette
butts. Excessive littering may be considered damage.
Alcohol use: The winery is bound to a strict
policy of NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL. Any visitor found using an outside
alcohol product will be asked to leave the premises. The adult guests
should be mindful and supportive of preventing underage drinking.
The winery has the right to ask the entire party to leave if a minor
is seen consuming alcohol or shows signs of intoxication. All guests
should bear in mind it is illegal to be publicly intoxicated. A
designated driver or chauffeured service provides a measure of traveling
safety but does not excuse public intoxication of passengers.
Alcohol permits: The Indiana Farm Winery permit
issued to the winery is sovereign and applies to the entire property.
The use of an Alcohol Catering permit or Type 118 permit is not
permissible on the grounds. All alcohol service at the winery must
be conducted by winery staff or temporary hired persons with current
Indiana ATC server permits.
Items left unsupervised: Equipment or items
belonging to a renter or subcontractor must be brought in and removed
within the terms of the rental agreement. The rental fee may be
amended for space taken up by left equipment. The winery does not
guarantee the condition or safety of any items left unsupervised.
Authority: The winery seeks to respect the privacy
of groups using the facility, but retains the authority to intervene
at ANY time, especially if an unlawful or unsafe situation is suspected.
Winery staff (or any concerned individual) may call for emergency
medical help on behalf of a guest and such intervention in no way
constitutes an admission of fault neither is it an agreement to
pay for medical services. The winery has the right to refuse alcohol
service to anyone. The winery may request the help of local law
enforcement in asserting the winery's authority.
Other Expressly Disallowed: Sorry, NO dogs,
NO guns, NO fireworks, NO paintball and NO snowmobiles.
Payment: For reserved and rental services with
totals over $100, a credit card number must be given to hold the
date. The card may be pre-authorized for the estimated purchase
but will not be charged until services have been rendered or a cancellation
Cancellation: A 50% cancellation fee will be
charged for cancellations within 90 days of the date. A 90% fee
will be charged for cancellations within 48 hours of the event.
Refunds: It should be understood that outdoor
venues are by nature unpredictable. In the circumstance that the
winery is not able to provide a service as stated, the winery will
not be held responsible due to acts of God, power outages, fire,
flooding, or inclement weather. No refunds or damages will be paid
for disappointments that might include actions of other guests,
air and road traffic, adjacent farming operations, country odors
or any other situations that are out of the winery's reasonable
control. The winery expects full payment when all efforts have been
made in good faith. The quoted cost of any portion of requested
service that was not provided due to failure on the winery's part,
and not for any reasons aforementioned, will be deducted from the
Liability: The winery is not responsible for
the actions of any visitor while at the winery for any injuries,
harm, or damages that may result to other visitors (customers, party
guests, vendors, promoters, etc.) or their property.