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These are the most frequently asked questions:
Q: When are we open?
A: The last weekend in May until the first weekend in October.
Q: How many guests can we accommodate?
A: We have a capacity for approximately 150 people depending on configuration. We also have room to set up tents to accommodate additional guests.
Q: When can I come for a tour of the barn and property?
A: Please contact us to make an appointment.
Q: How big is the barn?
The barn is approximately 2400 sq. ft. The main level still has the original lyme washed walls. Our second level loft has exposed rough sawn wood beams/trusses. The barn is sided in rough sawn cedar.
Q: Is there running water and electricity?
A: There is running water to a hand washing sink in the barn. The electricity is updated with plenty of outlets and enough amperage for your D.J. or band.
Q: Do you have ample onsite parking?
A: Yes! We have a mowed field adjacent to the barn for you and your guests.
Q: What should I wear as a guest to an event?
A: Attire should be chosen based on the formality of the invitation you received. Some events are more casual than others. Most ceremonies and social hours are held outdoors so be sure to dress for the weather. It is your best bet to layer for our crazy, ever changing U.P. weather! And SHOES...we would highly recommend not wearing spike heels. Wedges, flats, boots, etc. work better on the multiple surfaces of the property. The outdoor spaces are grass and gravel. Inside the barn is cement and wood flooring.
Q: Do you provide tables and chairs?
A: No, we recommend that you rent tables, chairs, and linens from a local vendor. They will deliver, set-up, and pick-up when the event is over.
Q: What hours is the property available on the event day?
A: The property is available beginning at 8:00am on the day of the event. Lights out and exit on the day of the event is 12:00 midnight.
Q: Can vehicles be left overnight?
A: Yes. All vehicles must be removed from the property no later than 12:00 noon the following day.
Q: Do you have indoor restrooms?
A: No. We can recommend local vendors for you to rent port-a-potties or a luxury restroom from.
Q: Is there climate control?
A: No. We require you to rent heaters if the outdoor temperature is forecasted to be 55 degrees Fahrenheit or less on the day of your event.
Q: Where can our ceremony be held?
A: Your ceremony can be held indoors or outdoors. There are several outdoor places on the property that would be beautiful for a ceremony. You may also choose to exchange vows in the barn on either level.
Q: What are you prices?
A: Please see contact us for a quote.
Q: How long can we have music playing?
A: All music must conclude at 11:30pm.
Q: Do we need to carry insurance?
A: All clients must carry insurance to cover their event. Check with your homeowner's/renters insurance to see if they cover an event of this type. If not, it can be purchased from www.eventplanner.com or www.wedsafe.com. Please refer to your contract for further details or contact us for additional information.
Q: Can guests smoke on the property?
A: Smoking is prohibited in the barn or in any of our buildings. We do have a designated outdoor smoking area. This is the only permitted area for people to smoke.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: The wedding will carry on rain or shine. We will come up with a back-up plan with you prior to your event.
Q: Do you have any locations nearby for taking photographs?
A: There are many beautiful spots on our property in addition to our historic barn for photo opportunities. We are also very close--a horse & carriage, tractor & hay wagon, or car ride away--to the Laughing Whitefish Falls. This also involves a walk so prepare to have appropriate shoes with you. Some couples also prefer to take a longer ride to have photos taken along Pictured Rocks lakeshore in Munising or at Presque Isle/Lake Superior in Marquette.
We are here to help and would love the opportunity to answer any questions you may have!