Info & Pricing
Congratulations! You’ve decided to consider a 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 barn 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. We have the added advantage of a vibrant, local agricultural community providing local foods to discriminating vendors.
Tables & Chairs
The second call you need to make is for the rental of tables and chairs. 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. Some venues offer chairs and or tables and chairs , the same tables and chairs they offer everyone else . Problem is , the shape of the table dictates the use and set up . Chairs come in a variety of shapes , colors and comfort levels . We do not provide tables and chairs . Instead we give you $1,000 to order what you want …..what suits your plan .
Please consult our Tents, Tables & Chairs page for our list of preferred vendors and their contact information.
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. Trailer facilities come with flushing china toilets, hot and cold running water, music, air conditioning and hardwood cabinetry and floors. Even the most basic facilities have lighting and running water.
Please consult our Facilities page for our list of preferred vendors and their contact information.
So, with a few phone calls you can have exactly what you want ….your way ! We can promise you that for a little extra effort you will be rewarded with a unique , amazing wedding that you will remember and your guests will talk about for years to come .
Please continue on to the FAQ’s to answer questions regarding pricing and services offered .
FAQs & Pricing
What are the rental rates for the Barn?
Do you charge an additional fee for the wedding ceremony or rehearsal on the farm?
Is there space available for tent set up?
Yes. The farm is 50 acres in size so plenty of space for a tent .
What is the capacity of your barn?
150 guests inside for sit down
90 guests on the deck for sit down
What amenities are provided?
Indoor Barn event space that is handicap accessible , landscaped outdoor ceremony area with arbor , outdoor space which can be tented, liability insurance, up to $1,000 credit for tables and chairs , wine barrels , rustic bar set up, large ceiling fans , dance floor quality flooring in barn , column lighting and assistance with planning and scheduling and vendor selection.
How large is the space?
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 90 additional guests. There is also plenty of space for tent set up.
What restrictions are there on use?
Usually, we provide the barn for 8 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 time for take down 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. Our preferred caterers provide bartenders.
What ceremony/event types are allowed?
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 and other reasonably priced accommodation make our location an easy one for your out of town guests. Our pastoral setting remains unique in the region. If the whinny of a horse or the crow of a rooster is bothersome to you this is not your venue .