The Venue (a.k.a. Barn)

How big is The Venue?

Our venue (also affectionately called the "barn") is approximately 6,500 square feet including a mezzanine level that is 2,000 square feet. It was created to feel cozy whether hosting a large or small group of guests.

How many people can the barn hold?

We can accommodate up to 250 guests comfortably in the barn.

What if I need extra space?

Call us! We can help you configure the barn or other areas of the farm to accommodate your needs.

What kind of event can I rent the barn for?

Any event you want – we are the perfect venue for weddings, receptions, birthday parties, anniversaries, family reunions, baby and wedding showers, retirement parties, corporate banquets, holiday parties, class reunions and many other special occasions.

Does the barn have a kitchen?

Yes, we have a large commercial kitchen that includes two gas burning stoves as well as two refrigerators and an ice maker. We've included plenty of space for you and your helpers, or your catering company of choice, to prepare and serve the level of food quality your guests deserve.

Is there a bar for serving beverages?

Yes, the full-length bar we've carefully designed into the barn serves as an initial gathering and greeting place for your guests when they come into the venue. We know how important first impressions are and we want all of your guests to feel welcome and part of the family so the evening is truly one of fellowship and fun. You will have complete flexibility and control over the beverages you choose to bring in and serve your guests.

Do I need a license to serve alcohol?

You may choose to serve free alcoholic drinks to your guests but charging for drinks requires a temporary license. The license is easy to obtain. Please contact us for more information or questions concerning alcohol.

Are tables and chairs included in the rental package?

Yes, we've made a very large investment in comfortable chairs as well as both round and rectangular tables because we know this is one less worry for brides and wedding planners. Working with our Banquet Sales Manager you may design the exact configuration of tables and chairs you desire for your wedding and reception…and we’ll have them set up when you arrive.

What kind of linens do you carry?

Because each bride and groom has their own tastes in linen fabrics and colors, we do not carry linens in-house. However, once you select your desired linen colors and fabrics, we are glad to coordinate with you the number and size of linens needed as per your table diagram.

Does the barn have a bridal suite?

Yes, two spacious suites with full-length mirrors and large vanities provide a family-like, secluded atmosphere for members of the bridal party to get ready, and to have a place to store their belongings throughout the event. We have a suite on the main floor as well as one on the mezzanine level.

What kind of audio/video system is in the barn?

Our barn is equipped with the latest high-tech components to ensure that your communication needs are met. The in-house audio system has wireless microphones and can accommodate a variety of mobile devices for playing or streaming music. Need to show a memory video or photo slideshow? Our HD video projector and 14x12 foot screen will bring your movies, slides and presentations to life.

Is wireless internet available?

Sorry, but we do not offer free internet or Wi-Fi to our guests.

Are there areas outside to take photos?

Absolutely! We selected this charming setting due in part to the many mature trees growing on the land. Over the past year or two we’ve been busy not only designing and constructing the many buildings you’ll see on the Farm, but also adding in wonderful landscaping elements that further enhance the beauty and uniqueness of the grounds.

If you’re looking for photo opportunities, check out our five water wheels that are both ornamental and functional for the water canal that surrounds a food forest island. Or, stage your honoree(s) and guests atop the bridge spanning over to the island. That’s a photo everyone will always cherish.

How much does it cost to rent the barn?

Because we offer a wide variety of options and configurations, we cannot post rates online. Please call us at (318) 402-1811 to determine your event needs and budget.

Have a question not listed here?

Please call us at (318) 402-1811 and we will be happy to assist you.

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