frequently asked questions
What's included in the rental?
Rental fee includes access to the bridal suite, groom's bar, barn, machine shed, two decks, bonfire during your event and on-site restrooms. String lights and drapery in the barn, whiskey barrels for decor, farmhouse tables, cross-back chairs and benches for the ceremony are also included.
How many guests will the barn hold?
The barn will seat up to 250 guests for dinner.
Where can I have my wedding ceremony?
The ceremony can be held in either of our two outdoor ceremony grass spaces. If it's looking like rain, we will plan to have the ceremony in the barn which makes for great photos!
Where can I have my wedding reception?
Wedding receptions will be held inside the barn with a back deck for guests to enjoy the weather and sunset. In the event of rain, reception activities during the cocktail hour (such as lawn games) can take place in the machine shed bar area in front of the main barn.
Are tables & chairs for the ceremony and reception included in the rental fee?
Yes, tables and chairs will be included in the rental fee. Ceremony chair setup is customizable, reception set-up will vary based on guest count. Our farmhouse tables can seat up to 10 guests each. Tables do not require linens.
Is there on-site parking?
While guests are encouraged to use hotel shuttles, we have a parking lot on site that has capacity for up to 100 vehicles on our 1 acre gravel lot, overflow parking will be in the grass if conditions are dry. Guests may park overnight but must pick up their vehicles by noon. the morning after the event.
Are there dressing rooms on site for the bride and groom?
Yes, we have both a bridal suite and groom's bar on site for getting ready the morning of the event. The bridal suite is air-conditioned with four hair & makeup stations, a full-length mirror, changing area, couch and chair seating, coffee maker and a food/hors d'oeuvres table. The air-conditioned groom’s bar has a full-length bar, couch and chair seating, a full-length mirror, full-size fridge, coffee maker and a vintage dartboard.
When can we rehearse?
Rehearsal takes place an evening the week of your event for both Friday and Saturday weddings. We have two time slots to accommodate each. This is generally on Thursday unless we have a Thursday event booked.
What times do we have access to the property on our wedding day?
You may arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. central time and end music by 11:30 p.m. that evening so that all guests can be departed by midnight. Vendors and those doing final pickup must depart no later than 12:30 p.m.
Is there a caterer’s prep area in the barn?
We have limited prep space available for caterers to use. Choosing a caterer with barn venue experience will be in your best interest. There is one utility sink with water near the buffet set up area. No cooking can take place inside the barn. Caterers are responsible for clearing tables after dinner.
What type of restrooms are available?
We have permanent restrooms inside the machine shed that are ADA accessible.
Will there be Brindlewood Barn staff on-site during my event?
Yes, there will be at least 1-2 staff member present on-site throughout the day and into the evening to ensure your day is safe and enjoyable for both you and your guests. Staff will address questions, tidy restrooms, oversee vendors and monitor guest safety. Brindlewood staff are not wedding planners or coordinators. If you feel that is support that will be needed for your event, hiring a wedding planner is advised.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is NOT allowed in any of our buildings, or on any of the decks. This includes vaping and e-cigarettes. Smoking is only permitted on the gravel area in front of the barn. All smoking waste/litter must be properly disposed of in designated receptacles.
Are pets allowed?
Only animals owned by the bride and groom are permitted at the event. A maximum of two dogs are allowed on the property on the day of your event. Please note that Brindlewood staff is not responsible for watching, kenneling or leashing your animals at any time. You are also responsible for any waste pickup. The property is located on a County Road with a speed limit of 55mph that can be very dangerous for animals. We do not advise bringing animals on extremely hot days.