Almost every wedding venue will require couples to get $1 million general liability insurance for their wedding.  That can cost you up to $150 extra over and above the venue cost.

On Sunny Slope Farm, we provide general liability wedding insurance to you in all our wedding packages.  At no additional cost to you.

What is event insurance?

There are two types of event insurance.

General Liability Insurance

The most common is general liability insurance. This insurance covers you as the host of your wedding against injury or damages while at the wedding venue. There is the option of the host liquor liability writer to protect you as well if you are serving alcohol to your guests and the venue does not have an ABC license. Both of these are very important to protect you against liability while celebrating your wedding.

Why is this important?

This kind of liability insurance is important because legally, when you host a wedding, you are considered the host. You will be inviting guests, serving them food and beverages, and asking them to do things. Sometimes silly things. Like, “Let’s all climb up on these big hay bales for a fun picture.” Well, it’s fine, until someone falls off and breaks their arm.  Who is liable for that? Well, legally you are because you asked them to get on those hay bales for a picture and they fell off. But if you have liability insurance, you don’t have to pay, and your guests doesn’t either because your liability insurance will pay. That is a simple, and silly, example, but you get the point.

Cancellation Insurance

The other type of event insurance protects your investment in the wedding if it is canceled for some reason. Perhaps the wedding gets called off because the couple decides they do not want to get married. Not very fun but at least you would not lose your money. If some sort of weather makes it impossible for you to host your wedding that she was covered. In the past acts of God and pandemic and epidemic clauses were also in these contracts. However, due to COVID-19 most companies have removed this coverage. So, if you do decide to get this kind of insurance make sure you check to see that epidemic and pandemic clauses are indeed in the contract If you are concerned about this. Learn More.

What On Sunny Slope Farm provides in regards to insurance.

On Sunny Slope Farm we are a licensed and insured wedding venue.  So, we have taken the steps needed to protect ourselves. Because you are important to us, we have also decided to protect you as well by providing you a $1 million general liability policy in your name to protect you against any injury or damages that your guests or vendors may claim against you.

To learn more just give me a call at 540-830-0380

Tour, Book and Win add on services in December!

On Sunny Slope Farm is now offering Live Video Streaming as part of its wedding packages. We use professional broadcast equipment that is robust enough to handle any situation and produces a quality video. Trust us with your most special event.

Hosting a minimony gives you the option of getting married and solidifying your union to honor your first proposed date. And to, hopefully, not lose those venue and vendor deposits you have made. Then in 2021, you can schedule a sequel wedding that will bring your wedding vision to life with all the family and friends.

Good morning this is Harry from On Sunny Slope Farm and one of the things that makes it possible for us to do what we do here On Sunny Slope Farm is that we have an awesome staff.

We can have weddings every single night and then every single morning that we have another wedding it can look like this. We have a night crew that comes in to clean up and takes care of things, and then in the morning, we have another cleanup team (I’m doing that this morning) checking on things and making sure that everything is ready and set up for our next couple. So we can host weddings every single day of the week, and it looks just as beautiful and just as clean and just as wonderful as it does every other day. So if you’re interested in having a wedding here On Sunny Slope Farm, I want to reassure you that when you get here it’s going to be beautiful, it’s going to be set up, and it’s going to look awesome.

If you want to know how we go about doing that, either call me or email me, and I would be happy to talk with you about the process that we go through to make this place beautiful every single day. Again, I am Harry Jarrett and I am the owner and operator On Sunny Slope Farm. Have a great day, and we look forward to seeing you soon.



If you are looking for a wedding or event planner, wedding or event day-of services, a venue, vendors, lodging or a hotel, and wedding or event shuttle services all in one stop, you have found the right source!

For Immediate Release:

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Phone: 540-830-0380



Attend the 2019 Oyster & Wine Festival On Sunny Slope Farm benefitting The Virginia Oyster Trail.


Harrisonburg (Rockingham), Virginia – The Virginia Oyster Trail is celebrating National Oyster Day and Virginia’s oyster farmers and watermen by uniting Virginia’s coastal region with the Shenandoah Valley in an exquisitely fun weekend at the Oyster & Wine Festival hosted by On Sunny Slope Farm in Rockingham County, Virginia.


Enjoy unique “merroir-terroir” pairings of oysters and wine from Virginia’s signature Oyster Trial while serenaded by premiere performing artists.


Spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon on the farm with your family and friends. It’s an All Virginia Day under the tent!


“An annual Wine and Oyster Weekend is held just outside town at gorgeous On Sunny Slope Farm. The festival pairs delicious Virginia wines with the sweet and buttery oysters of the Chesapeake Bay. Local craft vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment add to the fun.” Fun in Fairfax Virginia,


Introducing “High Five”- A showcase of five Virginia oyster culinary preparations – raw, roasted, fried, stewed and baked distinctively paired with an exquisite variety of select Virginia wines from five premiere winery/vineyards outside the Valley.


“The past events have been amazing. A perfect blend of VA mountains meet coast! Recommend highly.” Lisa Gruggs Hamaker, Co-owner/Ceo at Taste Virginia Tours


Special Guest: Deborah Pratt, Virginia’s National Oyster Shucking Champion


On Sunny Slope Farm, situated in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Rockingham County, is a member of the Virginia Oyster Trail.  The Virginia Oyster Trail is a visitor-directed experiential “journey of discovery” program focused on the Virginia Oyster; highlighting participating watermen/aqua-artisan/aquaculture businesses.





LODGING: Hotel Madison –





Oyster Shucking Workshop|Friday, August 2, 2019 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 

This hands-on experience includes a shucking lesson taught by Virginia’s National Oyster Shucking Champion, Deborah Pratt.


3rd Annual Oyster & Wine Festival| Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Featured Guests:

Deborah Pratt, Virginia’s National Oyster Shucking Champion


Featured Virginia Oyster Purveyors and Vineyard/Wineries

Raw Half Shell Oysters: Big Island Aquaculture

Roasted Half Shell Oysters: Big Island Aquaculture

Fried Oysters: Byrd’s Seafood Foodtruck

Oyster Stew: Cowarts/Bevan’s Oyster Company

Oysters Rockefeller: Chessie Seafood and Aqua Farms

Williamsburg Winery

Saude Creek Vineyards

Good Luck Cellars

Mattaponi Winery

Ingleside Vineyards


Featured Performing Artists:

Stephanie Nakasian Trio – Stephanie is an exciting, seasoned vocalist and master of innovative jazz improvisation, completely authentic with a fresh and vibrant sound all her own.


Chris Whiteman – Chris is a jazz guitar virtuoso having performed throughout the United States and Europe.


Kipyn Martin – Kipyn Martin is an emerging and award-winning Indie Folk artist who currently plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas.


“Valley Meets Bay” Sunday Brunch | Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Set in family farm fashion, you will delight in a menu featuring exquisite dishes from Virginia “merroir and terroir” farms, blending their bounty into a unique culinary experience.



Married 11/10/2018 On Sunny Slope Farm