FAQs

Is the Barn temperature controlled?

The Bride’s room and adjacent restrooms have their own HVAC system to provide heat and Air Conditioning all year long.

There are also two large forced air furnaces in the lower barn to provide as much heat as desired.   The upper barn has a large overhead radiant heater that provides a very practical warmth for your indoor comfort even if the outside temps are as low as 20 degrees.

During the summer, there are natural breezes flowing upstairs and down, plus we have fans available to guarantee a comfortable breeze at every table.

How many guests can the Barn hold?

Right now, the barn itself can seat maximum 150 guests (depending on layout). We can also take down tables after dinner so you can have a larger dance floor.   If you have more than 150 people total, you MUST rent a tent. There are places on the property where you place a tent to accommodate up to 250ish guests. (Tents & extra chair, table & linen rentals will be at your expense.)

We now have a brand new beautiful outdoor deck off the back door of the Barn.  It is lit with party lights and has a large staircase that can be used for pictures, dancing, buffets or even ceremonies.

Do you have parking?

We have a graveled, lighted parking lot for 75 cars, plus private parking next to the Barn for the Bride’s party.  We have more room for parking on the grass for a total of 100 cars.  If you plan on having more than 200 guests, we suggest car-pooling, or providing a shuttlebus from hotels or other parking lots close to the Barn.

Are tables & chairs included?

Yes!  We have 175 inside chairs for the barn. In addition to that, we have 175 plastic white chairs to be used outside for ceremonies or tent dinners.  We have enough tables for 150 people but also have gift and buffet tables; 12  five foot rounds, 20 eight foot banquet, 4 six foot banquet, two 5 foot and 10 cocktail tables for your use.  We also have six 48″ rounds and 1 half round for cakes and sweetheart tables. PLUS, the Barn staff will set up & tear down chairs & tables (ours) according to your layout plan.

PLUS, the Barn staff will set up our chairs & tables according to your layout plan, and & tear them down and put them away.

Setting up and tearing down Rented tables and chairs is not included, but can be provided for an hourly rate.

Do you provide linens?

Yes we do!  We offer 90″ round cloths as well as 60″ x 120″ cloths with all of our wedding packages up to 150 people.  If you have more guests than that, you will be responsible for covering the overage.  If you would like napkins or skirting, they are available for a small extra fee.

How is Trash Managed?

The Legacy Barn has over 30 covered trash containers that we line, locate, and manage during your event.  When cans are filled, we close the lids and replace them with clean, empty containers.  At the end of the event, the Barn crew collects the trash and removes it from the property. Our guests don’t do trash

Is there a deposit?

Yes, but we call it a retainer:

  • Signature Package:
    • $2,000 non-refundable retainer due on booking of the barn.
    • $300 security deposit to be given at signing and will be refunded the week after your event as long as there was no damage to the property or Barn.
  • Weekday Wedding or Custom Wedding Packages:
    • $1,500 non refundable retainer.
    • $300 security deposit to be given at signing and will be refunded the week after your event as long as there was no damage to the property or Barn.
  • You pay off your remaining balance in monthly payments or paid in full up front.
  • Balance to be paid off 1 month before the event.

Is there a security deposit?

Yes.  A $300 security deposit is required at signing of the contract.  It will be refunded to you after the event as long as there was no damage done to the Barn or the surrounding property.

How long do we get for set up and tear down?

Signature Package:

  •  8 am Friday through Sunday at 12 PM
  • Legacy Barn sets up tables & Chairs for you
  • Blissfully Simple Events will set up linens, decorations & favors, etc…
  • You can have your rehearsal dinner at the Barn on Friday night
  • You can have a gift opening luncheon on Sunday if you like
  • The Barn is completely yours until Sunday at 12 PM

Weekday Wedding Packages:

  • 3 hours the night before (Monday – Thursday) for Decorating and rehearsal
  • Arrival at 8:00 on Wedding Day
  • Guests must leave at 11:00pm
  • Legacy Barn sets up tables & Chairs for you
  • Blissfully Simple Events will set up linens, decorations & favors, etc…

Custom Wedding Packages:

  • We will discuss all options for you regarding any custom packages

Do you have a sound system?

Yes, we have a Professional Sound System with 2 speakers w/stands, 2 mics, and a control board w/connectors.  This is included in corporate event packages, but carries a $100.00 fee when used as an alternative to professional DJ services.

Do you have an in-house caterer or can we use our own?

You are free to use any caterer you choose, or even bring in your own food. However, no one cannot prepare hot food from scratch at the barn.  We have a list of preferred food vendors, and if you let us know what menu items you like, and how you would like it presented, we can offer recommendations.

Caterers that come to the barn provide appropriate liability insurance.  They all must follow the Barn rules and speak with the barn manager days before the event regarding their service.  They must be respectful of the property or you may lose your security deposit.  Crockpots or large roasters cannot be used to serve food because of their heavy electrical power needs. Those electric pans can be used in the Milk House to keep food warm.   Hot food should be served in chaffers with heated water and serving pans.

Will you allow alcohol?

Yes, beer, wine & champagne only (wine coolers & hard ciders as well).  We DO NOT allow hard liquor.  You MUST use one of the preferred vendors listed on our preferred vendor list.  They must purchase the alcohol & provide a licensed bartender.  No exceptions.  LAST CALL IS ALWAYS 9:15 WITH BAR CLOSING AT 9:30.  This gives guests time to sober up before they leave for the evening.  Also, we only allow alcohol to be flowing for 5.5 hours at the max.  That usually more than covers the traditional wedding or event.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

NO.  You are allowed to have BEER & WINE (and champagne) ONLY at the Barn – no hard liquor; however, you must hire a licensed vendor to purchase the alcohol (we have a list if you need it) and licensed bartenders to serve.  YOU MAY NOT BRING IN YOUR OWN ALCOHOL.  This is grounds for ending the party immediately.

May I bring my own decorations?

Yes!  Nothing is to be permanent or damaging to the barn.  You cannot use tape (which won’t work) or use nails, but you can use 3M command strips and large thumb tacks.  Again, you do not want to lose your security deposit.

Do you have a ladder we can use?

Yes, we have an 8 foot ladder you can use.  If you need something taller to help you decorate, you will need to hire a decorator with liability insurance to hang anything really high.

Can we use candles?

Yes, as long as they are covered in a votive glass or hurricane glass.  Beware, because of the breeze through the Barn, some may not stay lit.

Is there a place for the Bride & Groom to get ready?

The Groom & Groomsmen generally come dressed; but we have the authentic, original, old “Bull Pens” made up for the Groom & Groomsmen to chill out in before the big event. A Man Cave like no other!  There is now a newly built, temperature controlled Bride’s room which has all the amenities a Bride and her maids would want. There are plenty of mirrors, electric outlets, and countertops for doing hair and makeup.

Are there restrooms?

YES! We have several modern restrooms with flushing stools, private stalls with ventilation, air conditioning and heat, plus softened hot & cold water inside the Barn.

There is a gender neutral, handicapped restroom on the main level of the Barn complete with a baby changing table.  Downstairs, there are modern & spacious, men’s & women’s restrooms adjacent to the Bride’s Quarters.  Plus, a replica ‘Out House’ in the Bull Pen with a modern stool and a working sink.

Can we have the ceremony outside?

Absolutely!  Brides love getting married right in front of the Old Sycamore. Now we have our new deck, some Brides choose to have their ceremony there.

What if we have already hired a Wedding Planner?

We welcome your wedding planner!  They are fabulous and help keep you calm during your day.  Our package comes automatically with a Day of Coordinating package provided by Blissfully Simple Events.  This is because we know all the ins and outs of the Legacy Barn, and are experienced with nearly every issue that might arise. Your wedding planner will be able to be with you and help you and your bridal party get ready.  However, Blissfully Simple Events will have final say and authority at all times.

What if it rains on my wedding day?

Well, this is good old Indiana.  Rain is a high probability in the months of April, May, June, September and October.  We will watch the radar and help you to make the best decision possible.  If you have to, we can always move the ceremony inside the Barn cabaret style which is where all guests sit at their reception seats to view the ceremony.  It has been done & it is always beautiful.

What do I need to do to book the Barn?

We require a signed contract, a non-refundable  $2000 retainer (Signature Package); $1500 retainer for Weekday & Custom Wedding Packages – PLUS a $300 security deposit before your date can be secured.  You pay the remainder in monthly payments. The remaining balance is due 1 month before the event.

Do we need Event Liability Insurance?

Yes & this is for your safety.  First check with your Homeowner’s Insurance to see if they can write it for you.  Another option is to go to www.TheEventHelper.com & select weddings.  It will quote you and walk you through the process.  For 200 people it usually costs around $125.

Can I come by to see the Barn?

Of course!  All tours are by appointment only.  Please be considerate of this because the owner still lives on the property.  Call Blissfully Simple Events at 765-863-1222 to schedule a tour.

Are you completely zoned and insured?

Yes we are!  In addition, we have an approved life safety plan from the State Fire Marshall’s Office that will be fully implemented by April 2018.

What if we need to cancel our contract?

In the event you have missed 2 monthly payments, or 1 pre-planned, non-monthly, sequential payment, we have the right to investigate and initiate event cancellation.  If you know that your wedding is cancelled, please contact the Barn Manager immediately by phone or electronic media and follow up with a written cancellation letter.

In the case of cancellation, the retainer deposit will be held by the Legacy Barn as Liquidated Damages towards the event date that was reserved for you.  Any payments that you make, after the retainer deposit, will be refunded to you at a rate of 50% (except as noted below).  The entire damage deposit of $300.00 will be returned to you.

Special Cancellation note: In the case that you cancel your event within 60 days of your scheduled event date, the Legacy Barn is entitled to 100% of all payments, (except the damage deposit) that have been paid, as non-recoverable Liquidated Damages towards the date that was reserved for your event.

The Legacy Barn has 30 days from the written notice of cancellation, to return your damage deposit and any other eligible funds.

Do you offer additional event planning or decoration packages?

Yes we do.  We realize that planning an event, especially a wedding can be an overwhelming and stressful experience.  Our Event Management company, Blissfully Simple Events, has been planning all types of events for over 20 years.  They have been kind enough to create drastically reduced rate packages exclusively for the Legacy Barn. Check out the event planning tab on this site or contact Crista Tharp at 765-863-1222 or Crista@BlissfullySimple.com to get more information.

 

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