You might be wondering...
How many guests does the Barn hold?
For the safety and comfort of your guests, 300 is the absolute maximum. We offer seating - both indoor and outdoor - to accomodate that maximum. (Please note: even if you think, for example, that your guests won't mind being a little more crowded, we still have to draw the line at 300 to comply with applicable standards and regulations.)
Does the Barn have restrictions on catering?
No, you are free to use the caterer of your choice. We do not have "preferred vendors" but we are happy to make recomendations based on the experiences and comments of our past clients and their guests. Whatever type of meal, whatever type of service you have in mind, we can certainly make suggestions.
Is the Barn heated and cooled?
Yes! Your guests are guaranteed to be comfy no matter what time of year you choose to celebrate. We have radiant heat in the floors which is wonderful in the cooler months, and we have lots of air conditioning units, sufficient to move around the 23 tons of air inside the large open gambrel roof of the Barn.
What are the hours for a typical wedding rental?
Most of our rentals are from 10:00 am until midnight (with an extra hour for you and your vendors to remove any items you brought into the Barn.) Our guest house and other facilities like the soon-to-be-available Bride's House may be available to extend the time you might need (for example, to do hair and makeup) so make sure to ask about any special requests you may have.
Can I have a bar at my celebration?
Yes, we work with two licensed and insured bar services and can put you in touch with the appropriate one depending upon whether or not you need to have any cash purchases of alcohol on our premisis. Both provide the beverages along with their own trained bartenders so the process of planning the bar for you celebration is super simple.
Can I have my rehearsal at the Barn? What about my rehearsal dinner?
Both one-day and two-day rentals are possible (subject to availability) if you would like to have access to the Barn for the day before your celebration. Make sure to ask about those packages!
What are the lodging options for our wedding guests?
We are excited to have a brand-new four-story Hampton Inn under construction in nearby Paris, IL; it is slated to open in early spring 2020 and will feature lots of amenities your guests will truly enjoy. Meanwhile, good options exist in several directions - the Red Oak B&B in Paris is a lovely choice, and hotels can be foundwest of us in Tuscola on I-57, and north of the Barn on I-74 at the Lynch Road exit. Feel free to contact us for more specifics.