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Frequently Asked Questions:
What months are you open to host events?
We are available to host your special event April through early November. AC and heat strips have been added to provide climate control however the barn is not insulated so we are unable to keep the barn heated during the coldest winter months.
Where are you located?
We are located just north of a quaint farming community in East Central Illinois, Cissna Park. We are a few miles across the Indiana border, 50 miles NE of Champaign, 30 minutes South of Kankakee, and an hour and a half South of Chicago.
How many people does the space accommodate?
Our main event space is located on the second floor of the Barn and can accommodate 200 guests for a reception setup and up to 250 for a ceremony setup. We have multiple setup options available in the Barn as well as a 20x30 white tent available for rent on site. Larger tents are available through an outside vendor.
What’s the walking/driving distance from the ceremony location?
Our concrete parking lot is located across the street from the barn for ample parking with complimentary shuttle service for guests to and from the Barn.
Is the venue near guest hotels, and can you recommend any?
Yes! We have accommodations on property in The Farmhouse as well as in the local area ranging from 5 minutes away to 35 minutes. Ask for our recommended hotel information.
How many hours does the rental cover?
Our weekend rental gives you 48 hours access to the property.
What kinds of restrictions do you have?
There is no smoking on premise and only candles contained in glass are allowed.
Can we hire outside vendors?
You are able to choose your own vendors including caterer, as long as they are licensed and insured. There is no additional per head cost to do so. You may use our cedar bar and three 40 gallon stock tanks to serve your choice of drinks. You must provide special event liability insurance when holding an event at The Barn.
Do you have tables and chairs available to rent on site?
Yes, we have white padded wood-styles chairs, as well as round and rectangle tables to rent. The chairs are $3.00, round tables $12, and rectangle tables $10.
Available on-site are:
Round: 5 foot tables – 5
6 foot tables – 12
Rectangle: 8 foot tables – 4
6 foot tables – 3
Additional tables and chairs are available upon request to meet the needs of your wedding event.
How many place settings do your tables hold?
8 place settings fit perfectly- 2 between each set of legs. 9 place settings also fit just fine and the manufacturer recommends 10 place settings. We recommend:
Head table: 8 place settings
5 foot tables: 8-9 place settings
6 foot tables: 9-10 place settings
Do you have tablecloths we can rent?
We do not have tablecloths to rent, as a whole, for events however we do keep, on-site, white round tablecloths for emergencies that you are able to rent as needed as well as rectangle black and white tablecloths. These are priced at $20 per tablecloth. Usually, brides purchase their own tablecloths online from places like Amazon, MyChairCovers, MarketPlace, or garage sales and then resell them to recoup some of their costs. This allows you to choose the exact style, length, and color you desire and can be more affordable than renting.
Can we bring our own alcohol, such as wine, beer, and spirits?
You are able to bring your own liquor, wine and beer. Our cedar bar and 3 40 gallon black stock tanks are available to serve your choice of drinks. You must provide special event liability insurance.
Can we have a live band?
Our Loafing Barn with aggregate concrete flooring is the perfect place to setup your live band. We also offer a wood dance floor to rent.
When can our vendors begin setting up?
You and your vendors may begin setting up as soon as your rental begins. We provide round plastic tablecloths to cover the tables overnight. We strongly recommend ensuring your rental includes 24 hours before your ceremony to give you plenty of time to setup centerpieces and decorations as well as be able to spend as much time as you want to prepare and dress before your ceremony. Most brides setup and decorate the night before so that they will have the entire morning to prepare and dress for the ceremony. Your vendors can tell you how much time they will need to setup before your ceremony in order to plan for their time schedule as well.
What items are included in the venue rental?
We have a few decorative pieces and furniture that come standard with your 48 hour venue rental. Our glass inlaid lighted head table with white curtains to hang behind are included as well as our 2'x6' movable cedar bar and three 40 gallon black stock tanks. The cedar bar has a large chalk board on the front and chalk is included to personalize it for your event. We also have 8 wine barrels with two planks to create drink or food stations and three round wood table tops to create cocktail tables. Patio furniture and a swing, 5 picnic tables (2 indoor and 3 outdoor), white wicker furniture, a round oak antique table, and three white painted doors that are movable for decorating. We also provide a climate controlled bathroom trailer that is wheelchair accessible and has three stalls, mirrors, and a baby changing table.
Can we bring our own decorations?
You are able to bring all your own decorations. We want your special day to look just as you picture it!
Is the venue handicap accessible?
We have a small elevator to take guest with special needs to the Loft so all guests can participate.
Is firewood provided for fire pit?
Yes, wood is provided for the fire pit.
Are there changing areas for the bride, groom, and/or wedding party?
Our Farmhouse is just steps away from the Barn and is the perfect location to prepare for your special day. With two floors, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, there’s plenty of space to accommodate all your wedding prep.
Can we add additional night stays in the Farmhouse?
Absolutely, additional night stays in the Farmhouse are $400 per night.
Are there any breakfast options for overnight stays in the Farmhouse?
Basic breakfast items are provided in the Farmhouse kitchen for you to prepare your own breakfast.
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