5901 County Road 105 NW Byron, MN                                                                                                 507-421-7088

Your special day should be just that. We will help to make it as perfect as possible! Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our venue.

What is the capacity of the venue?
Our venue can host up to 300 people. The total area combining the restored barn and new addition is almost 4,000 sq ft.

Can we use our own caterer?
We work with one catering company specifically, who offers excellent options, from appetizers to a buffet or plated meal, to the cake or individual desserts, and even flowers.  They have a vast amount of experience in the ‘event business;’ from small, intimate gatherings to large-scale affairs.

Can we bring our own liquor?
All alcohol must be provided and served by our licensed caterer.

Do you provide tables and chairs?
We will provide a combination of round and banquet tables and chairs for up to 300 guests.  We will set-up in accordance to the layout we mutually created, in order to maximize space.  We will also take down or move as needed when transitioning from the dinner to dance, etc.

We will provide white linens, which is included in your rental fee.  Other colors may be rented for an additional charge from our preferred vendor and set-up for you.  If you bring in your own linens, we can set them up for you as long as they are delivered to the site ahead of time. You are responsible for the take-down.
 

When can we arrive to setup?
Depending on the event, there are different times of availability to setup.  For weddings on a Friday or Saturday, you will have access to the venue and grounds at 9:00 AM. If wedding is on a weekday OR, if set-up is for something other than a wedding, we can mutually decide on a time, based on your specific event.

What options are available for the ceremony?
There are several options but the most popular are the loft of the barn, a grassy area near the river or under the archway next to the woods.

Is there ample parking space?
There is plenty of room for parking.  We have a large, hard-surface parking lot for up to 200 cars, as well as a loop driveway close to the entrance and spaces reserved for handicap.  As able, there will be a parking attendant to assist your guests.

Is there running water and electricity?
We have indoor bathrooms and a prep area for the caterer with a sink.  For electricity, we have beautifully rustic lighting fixtures and soft, delicate cafe-style lighting and rope lights throughout.  There is standard 200V amp service for the musicians.

Is your venue handicap accessible?
Yes, we are one of the few venues in the area that has an elevator lift system as well as handicap parking spaces.

Can we have outdoor games?
Yes, and in fact, we have a few you can choose from, or you can setup your own.  Games we have available are bean bags and ladder golf.  We will be adding more outdoor games as able.

Is there a sound system at the barn?
There is a permanent sound-system within the new addition that projects throughout the entire venue.  There is also a portable sound system with microphone that can be used for an outdoor ceremony, or if needed in the loft of the barn.  We will set this up for you wherever needed.

What can I have for music?
DJs or an acoustic accompaniment are appropriate for our venue.  Live bands are not allowed.  For acoustic groups, they must use our sound system. There is standard 200V amp service for the musicians.

Is heating or air conditioning available at the venue?
OOur venue currently has air conditioning in the bathrooms and Bridal Suite.  The Groom’s Room has a portable air-conditioning unit.  We can supply additional portable air conditioning or heating units as needed.

Where can we get ready?
We have two areas for the bridal party to get ready.  The ‘Bridal Suite’ is a beautifully decorated, functional area inside the barn that has large mirrors, portable fans/air/heat units if needed and near the bathrooms.  The ‘Groom’s Room’ is a separate building (grain bin converted into a man cave) where the groom and his groomsmen can hang out.  There is a TV, lounge chairs and portable fans/air/heat units if needed.

What about my rehearsal and/or dinner?
Since we book both Friday and Saturday weddings, the rehearsal times vary.  A rehearsal can be setup sometime during the week before your event (no longer than 1.5 hours).  Or, for a Friday wedding, there’s an option to have the rehearsal Thursday evening.  If you have a Saturday wedding and we have availability on the Friday before, you could do your rehearsal Friday evening (no longer than 1.5 hours).  We will try to accommodate your request.  If you’d like to have your rehearsal dinner at our venue, there will be an additional charge.

Is there someone available during my event?
We will always have someone available during your event, to assist you with questions or concerns.  We will be available for initial setup and assist with other needs regarding the venue itself that may come up.  There will also be 2 law enforcement officers onsite, anytime alcohol is being served, as required by law.  This will be a part of the venue rental cost.

Can my personal decorations, etc. be left overnight?
Setup times vary according to event but nothing may be brought in before that time or left after the contracted end time.  Our venue will not be responsible for items that are lost or stolen.

When do we have to be off venue property?
All guests must be off the property by 1130 PM.  The caterer and those helping with your event (such as with decoration takedown, if any) must be off the property by 1200 AM.  All personal items must be removed and off the property by 1200 AM.  The tables, chairs and linens we provide may be left in place. Vehicles may be left on-site overnight however must be removed by 10:00 AM the next morning.  Vehicles remaining after that time, may be towed at owner’s expense.  We are not responsible for damage to vehicles at any time.

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