We know you have questions.  Below are some of our more frequently asked questions.  If you have additional questions that we can help to answer please don’t hesitiate to reach out to us.
What is the maximum capacity at your venue?

We can seat 275 inside THE EVENT BARN. This typically includes room for 25-30 guest tables, a dessert display, three rustic bars, gift table, 6 whiskey barrels, and space for dancing.

What is included in the rental fee for THE EVENT BARN?

Included in the rental fee are (12) handmade 10 x 4 Amish farm tables, (10) 60 inch round tables, 275 cross back farm chairs with black chair pads, (6) whiskey barrels, and several other special tables for a variety of other uses.

How long do I have the venue the day of my wedding?

You and your vendors will have access to the Event Barn beginning at 9 am the day of your event. Events must end by 11 pm (est).

What is required to book a date?

In order to secure a date at St. Joe Farm, $2,500 is due to reserve the space with a signed contract, this is non-refundable. 30 days after signing the contract, a $4,000 deposit is due. 50% of the estimated bill is due 90 days in advance. 25% of the estimated bill for the event is due 30 days prior to the event. These amounts are non-refundable.

How do I schedule a time to come look at the venue?

All tours are by appointment only. Please either call or email us to set up a time to visit us. 

What dates are available?

St. Joe Farm Event Barn is a seasonal venue. We are available to host your event from the last week of April through the first week of November. We host weddings on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and are available for other event bookings during the week. To check the availability of the Event Barn, please email us at events@stjoefarm.com or call us at (574) 347-4461.

To check the availability of the Blum’s Barn Loft, please visit the “Accommodations” tab above, or call Cathy Blum at (574) 292-3748

How much is it to rent the various venues at St Joe Farm?

Please call and speak to our Sales Specialist regarding rental pricing for the Event Barn. For rental pricing for the Blum’s Barn Loft, please call Cathy Blum at (574) 292-3748

Is there a location on site where I can hold a ceremony?

We include in the rental fee for the EVENT BARN access to both the front lawn (next to the new railings) and the side lawn which is called CLOVER FIELD. CLOVER FIELD is a beautiful natural setting that is anchored by a 100-year-old American Elm Tree. You are free to host a cocktail party in this area weather permitting.

Are chairs available to rent for outdoor ceremonies in CLOVER FIELD or events in THE ROUND BARN?

Chairs are available to rent for ceremonies both in Clover Field and inside the Round Barn. The Round Barn can host a ceremony with 175 seats. White plastic folding chairs are available for rent at $2 per chair with an additional $150 set up/tear down fee.

Is your barn heated and/or air conditioned?

Yes! We have wall units for air conditioning that will be turned on at 9am the day of your event. If you would like the air conditioning on for set up or tear down, there is a $250 per day charge. Heating units are brought in for early spring/late fall, depending on the temperature. These will be provided for the day of your event only. If you would like heating for set up or tear down, there is a $250 per day charge.

Do you have a preferred caterer or do we hire our own?

We are proud to have Navarre Hospitality Group as our exclusive caterer at St. Joe Farm!

Can I bring in my own alcohol and/or bartenders?

In accordance with Indiana state law, Navarre Hospitality Group is the only authorized supplier of alcoholic beverages permitted on-site in the Event Barn and Round Barn. Bartenders are also provided by Navarre Hospitality Group. No outside alcohol is allowed to be brought in by anyone renting the space, or guests’ thereof.

Do you have linens, plates, silverware, glasses, sound system, microphones, podium, TV’s, projectors, etc?

Linens, flatware, glassware and plates can all be rented through Navarre Hospitality group, or AAYS Rentals. These items are additional and are not included in the rental of the space.

Can I hire my own DJ?

Yes. You are welcome to hire any band or DJ service as long as they can provide SJF with a copy of their liability insurance.  We do offer you a list of a few preferred providers on our website under Weddings/Partnering Vendors.  We will need to consult with large bands regarding restrictions on our power supply so spider boxes are sometimes required at the renter’s expense.

How do I reserve a date?

You can reserve a date by calling or emailing us at (574) 347-4461 or events@stjoefarm.com.

Can we just rent the Round Barn?

The Round Barn may only be rented with an accompanying Event Barn rental. It can be used for a small ceremony or cocktail hour.

Is a security guard required and what is the cost?

We do require that a Police Officer be hired for all events at the barn where alcohol is being served at a $35.00 per hour charge. We will coordinate the hiring of the officer for you.  You can not hire your own or use a “friend”.  You will be responsible for paying the officer in advance through the Event Director prior to the start of your event.

About St Joe Farm

Choosing a venue is one of the first decisions you'll make in planning your wedding or special event. Unforgettable – our Event Barn and the surrounding venues create the perfect destination for a lifetime of unique, unforgettable memories. The St. Joe Farm has been making history since 1852. Let us help you create your own chapter.

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