Congratulations! You’ve decided to consider an historic barn as the site for your special celebration. Our barn certainly offers a unique and unforgettable venue. You found us because you are looking for someplace speciaL.
We are frequently asked “So, other than the location, how is a barn wedding different from weddings at a more traditional venue?”. Unless you are working with a wedding planner the difference is three additional phone calls.
Your first call will be to select a caterer. Unlike your experience with a traditional wedding venue, renting our facility gives you the opportunity to select from a wide variety of food providers. As you probably know the Traverse City area is recognized as a “foodie destination”. Many of our restaurants and caterers offer unmatched quality and selection when it comes to food. We have the added advantage of a vibrant, local agricultural community providing local foods to discriminating vendors. We feel confident recommending the following caterers:
- Chef’s Pride (231) 943-9683
- Catering By Kelly’s (231) 938-3663
- Grandview Catering (231) 932-9713
- Greystone Catering (231) 632-3663
- The full service Grand Traverse Resort (800) 236-1577
There are many excellent caterers but these are a few of our favorites.
The second call you need to make is for the rental of tables, chairs, linens, and perhaps a tent. Again, the Traverse City area has a number of businesses that specialize in providing these services. You have a great selection of vendors and products. They will set up according to your individual plan and take down after the event. We recommend Monstrey MacDonald (231) 631-1804, Taylor Rentals (231) 347-1840, and GJ’s (231) 943-0700.
The third call you will have to make is for portable toilet facilities. (Barns don’t have bathrooms) Modern portable toilet facilities can be as fancy as any you would find in a fine hotel. Some trailer facilities come with flushing china toilets, hot and cold running water, music, air conditioning and hardwood cabinetry and doors. Even basic facilities have lighting and running water. We recommend Houdek’s (231) 256-9241 and At Your Service (231) 536-9668 for reasonably priced, high quality facilities.
So, with a few extra phone calls you have exactly what you want….your way!
We can promise you that for a little extra effort you will have an amazing wedding that no one will forget.
PRICING & FAQs
What are the rental rates for the Barn?
Do you charge an additional fee for hosting the wedding ceremony on the farm?
Is there space available for tent set up?
What restrictions are there on use?
Measuring 40′ by 60′ with an additional 14′ x 40′ porch , the barn can accommodate up to 150 people. You should spend some time configuring the available space to be sure it accommodates your goals. Our 40′ x 36′ deck adds capacity for 80 additional guests. There is also plenty of space for tent set up. Usually, we provide the barn for 7 hours. Longer periods can be discussed. Music ends by 10:30 with the event ending by 11:30.
Can we have access to the barn for set up before the wedding?
Yes, we want your wedding day to be stress free so we provide access to the Barn and Farm between noon and 5 PM for setup the day before and the day after. Unlike other venues, we never “double book” a weekend.
Can we bring in our own beverages?
Yes, you can bring in beverages of your choice. If your caterer does not provide bartenders, see contract for conditions.
What are your unique features?
We are the only Barn venue that offers Big Ass Ceiling Fans (Sorry that is the name of the company). Our board and batten construction keeps the wind and rain out. Our beautiful dance floor quality flooring is unique in the area. Our proximity to the Resort makes easy accommodation for your out of town guests. Our pastoral setting remains unique in the region.