Fosterfields Living Historical Farm – Picnic Shelters/Tents

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm – Picnic Shelters/Tents

73 Kahdena Road
Morris Township, NJ 07960

73 Kahdena Road
Morris Township, NJ 07960

T: (973) 326 - 7645

Hours:
M-F: 9am - pm
Sat-Sun: 9am - 4pm

Directions

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm features a variety of reservable options with beautiful park views and easy access to the farm.

Picnic Shelter

Located at the main entrance to this State and National Register Historic Site, this modern open-air picnic shelter is conveniently located near the parking lot and visitor’s center to the site.

Capacity

75 people seated at picnic tables

Amenities

Included in your rental:

  • Rectangular picnic tables with attached benches
  • Electricity is available
  • Restrooms in the Visitors Center, across from the Picnic Shelter
  • Kitchen/refrigeration is not available

Rental Rates

Non-Profit:

  • Weekdays – Resident: $125; Non-Resident: $200
  • After 4 pm weekdays, weekends and holidays – Resident: $150; Non-Resident: $275

Corporate/Private:

  • Weekdays – Resident: $175; Non-Resident: $325
  • After 4 pm weekdays, weekends and holidays – Resident: $250; Non-Resident: $475

Maintenance Staff fee: $45/hour

Bookings must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date.

A Rental fee is due upon receipt of your invoice to secure a reservation.

Rules

Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Events must end by 10 pm.
  • Only the area listed on the permit may be utilized by the renter and only between the times listed.
  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads is prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The park is carry-in/carry-out with no trash service.
  • The area must be left in the condition it was found.
  • Drones and balloons are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No garden furniture, plant, rock, animal, or other part of Fosterfields Living Historical Farm may be moved or removed from the premises.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Where solid alcohol fuel food warmers are used on top of a serving table, paper or plastic table coverings are not permitted. A flame-resistant tablecloth that covers the entire tabletop shall be used. Table decorations must be flame resistant. Combustible material such as plates, napkins, plastic utensils, cups and similar products shall be separated by a minimum of three (3) feet from the food warmers.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site as a service to a renter must fill out and a vendor application and provide all the insurance requirements as listed on that application. Vendors include rental company, photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.

Tent

Overlooking the working historic farm, the seasonal (April to October) tent is suitable for small or large gatherings.

Capacity

  • 150 people, with tables and chairs
  • 200 people, with chairs only

Amenities

Included in your rental:

  • 40′ x 80′ tent
  • 12 traditional style picnic tables with attached benches
  • Podium
  • Electricity
  • Restrooms located in Visitor’s Center
  • Kitchen/Refrigeration not available
  • Tent walls are not available

Rental Rates

Non-Profit:

  • Weekdays – Resident: $200; Non-Resident: $300
  • Weekdays after 4 pm, weekends and holidays – Resident: $300; Non-Resident: $475

Corporate/Private:

  • Weekdays – Resident: $175; Non-Resident: $325
  • Weekdays after 4 pm, weekends and holidays – Resident: $325; Non-Resident: $525

Maintenance Staff fee: $45/hour

Refundable Security Deposit for one-day event, $250; for two or more days, $500.

Bookings must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date.

A refundable deposit and rental fee is due upon receipt of your invoice to secure a reservation.

The security deposit will be returned after the event if all conditions of the permit are met and there is no damage to the facility or property.

Rules

Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Facility rental requires a 4-hour minimum.
  • Events must end by 10 pm.
  • Only the area listed on the permit may be utilized by the renter and only between the times listed.
  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads is prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The park is carry-in/carry-out with no trash service.
  • The area must be left in the condition it was found.
  • Drones and balloons are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No garden furniture, plant, rock, animal, or other part of Fosterfields Living Historical Farm may be moved or removed from the premises.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Where solid alcohol fuel food warmers are used on top of a serving table, paper or plastic table coverings are not permitted. A flame-resistant tablecloth that covers the entire tabletop shall be used. Table decorations must be flame resistant. Combustible material such as plates, napkins, plastic utensils, cups and similar products shall be separated by a minimum of three (3) feet from the food warmers.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site as a service to a renter must fill out and a vendor application and provide all the insurance requirements as listed on that application. Vendors include rental company, photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.

Non-Historic Backfields

Located behind the core historic farm, the backfields offer a large flat event space for large scale festivals, concert, drive-in program, or events. 2 miles from downtown Morristown, the location provides easy access to major roadways yet feels away from the hustle and bustle of town.

Capacity

  • 3,000 people standing

Rental Rates

Non-Profit:

  • Weekdays – Resident: $2,000; Non-Resident: $2,500
  • After 4 pm weekdays, weekends and holidays – Resident: $2,500; Non-Resident: $3,000

Corporate/Private:

  • Weekdays – Resident: $2,000; Non-Resident: $2,500
  • After 4 pm weekdays, weekends and holidays – Resident: $2,500; Non-Resident: $3,000

$1,000 refundable deposit required.

Maintenance Staff fee: $45/hour

Bookings must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the event date.

A Rental fee and refundable deposit is due upon receipt of your invoice to secure a reservation.

Rules

Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Events must end by 10 pm.
  • Only the area listed on the permit may be utilized by the renter and only between the times listed.
  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads is prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The park is carry-in/carry-out with no trash service.
  • The area must be left in the condition it was found.
  • Drones and balloons are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No garden furniture, plant, rock, animal, or other part of Fosterfields Living Historical Farm may be moved or removed from the premises.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Where solid alcohol fuel food warmers are used on top of a serving table, paper or plastic table coverings are not permitted. A flame-resistant tablecloth that covers the entire tabletop shall be used. Table decorations must be flame resistant. Combustible material such as plates, napkins, plastic utensils, cups and similar products shall be separated by a minimum of three (3) feet from the food warmers.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site as a service to a renter must fill out and a vendor application and provide all the insurance requirements as listed on that application. Vendors include rental company, photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.