FAQS

Questions. Answered. 

What is the rental fee and what does it include?
Please click HERE for your investment and what is included.

What is the building capacity?
Our venue can seat up to 250 people comfortably. 

What dates are available?
Please click HERE for our available dates.

Is there a deposit? When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?
It is $1000 to reserve your date and that will go toward your venue fee. There is another $1000 payment due within 120 days from the booking. Then, you are welcome to send smaller, partial payments of any amount prior to the due date. The full contract fees, including any additional vendors are due 6 months prior to your event.  We also reserve the right to request a credit card on file for any damages to the facility or grounds.

How do I reserve a date?
Please email us at info@thebarnattimberridge.com with the date that you are requesting. Please include a backup date if your preferred date in unavailable. Prior to booking we hope you’ve had a chance to come see us, meet us in person, and tour our beautiful property.

Please request a private tour HERE if not. A tour is not required to reserve your date. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis and will not be held. When we receive your email we will email you a quote and contract with your date. You must sign and accept your emailed quote electronically and pay the $1000 reservation fee for your date to be officially booked and taken off of our website. 

Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?
Please kindly schedule a tour HERE

What is the average budget of a couple getting married at The Barn at Timber Ridge?
Great question! In general, we believe the average budget of a couple getting married at The Barn at Timber Ridge is between $14,000-$20,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, catering, dress, DJ, photographer, cake, planner, hair, make-up, videographer, etc.).  We have had some creative couples with smaller guest lists host beautiful, intimate weddings in the $10,000 – $12,000 range, and we have had several lovely events here spending significantly more than the average.

Is there a food and beverage, or guest count minimum?
We do not have a food, beverage, china requirement, or guest count minimum.

Do we have to utilize your caterers and bar service?
You may use your own caterers if they are licensed and insured. You are required to use our bar service and licensed bartenders.

Will there be another wedding the same day?
No, we only reserve one wedding a day. You will have exclusive use of the entire property on your event date. 

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?
Yes, we work with many wonderful cabins who offer guest discounts and there are hotels within a few minutes from our venue.

How many cars will your parking lot accommodate?
Our parking area can hold approximately 225 cars.

Do you provide table linens, cups, silverware, ice etc?
We provide full-length white linens, ivory overlays, and burlap runners for all tables, included with venue rental. Cups and silverware should be provided through your catering service or ours if you are using our caterer. We recommend bringing 10-12 large bags of ice day of and storing in our commercial freezer. 

What happens in case of rain?
We always have a plan in case of rain. Our team can easily switch to our indoor ceremony space in case of inclement weather. We ask that couples give us at least 90 minutes in order to make the switch.

We plan to have our ceremony offsite, or only plan to have our ceremony at The Barn at Timber Ridge. Does your fee change? 
The rental fee is the same.

Do you allow dogs onsite to play a part in our wedding day?
We are dog friendly, with some conditions. Dogs will be allowed, with permission from owners, at the ceremony and pictures. Animals, other than service animals, are NOT allowed under roof or near food. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom. 

What form of payment does The Barn at Timber Ridge accept?
The best way to make a payment is through your direct quote payment link. You can also pay by check to The Barn at Timber Ridge, 410 East Hornettown Road, Morgantown, IN 46160. If you are wanting to make a payment please contact us with the amount and we can set up a secure link for you. Please email us at info@thebarnattimberridge.com if you would like to make a payment.

My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?
We do not keep a cancellation waiting list because cancellations are rare and unpredictable. As soon as we know of an available date we post it HERE

Please email us if you’d like to check on a specific date: info@thebarnattimberridge.com

Where can I find pictures of the décor available?
We have a Facebook group called “The Barn at Timber Ridge Booked Couples”. This group has an updated inventory with pictures, measurements, and amounts. 

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?
You will be able to access the venue the day of your event at 8am. Please let your vendors and bridal party know this and plan accordingly. 

Do you include a “wedding day coordinator?”
We do not include a wedding day coordinator with our venue fee. This is an additional fee for our wedding day coordination and planning services. If you would like to forego this fee, we recommend a point person that you designate so that vendors will be able to go to them instead of the bride and groom with any questions they have. From our experience, if you’d like a smooth and stress-free event, a wedding day coordinator is a must have. 

Catering Questions

What are our catering options at The Barn at Timber Ridge? Catering options typically run approximately $23-26/person. Please click HERE for some more information about our caterers. 

Does The Barn at Timber Ridge handle the catering orders for these caterers, or do I work with the caterer directly?
We need to know your menu selection around 4 weeks ahead of time. The Barn at Timber Ridge will communicate directly with the caterer so that you will have a stress-free experience, but if more communication is needed, a caterer will reach out directly. 

Planning Questions

When is the next open house?
For open house dates and to RSVP please click HERE

What time do you suggest we start the ceremony? 
We suggest starting Friday weddings at 5:00p.m., Saturday weddings between 4:00p.m-5:00p.m., and Sunday weddings at 4:00p.m.

If we choose the one day option, will we be able to access the location early to rehearse our ceremony?
If you elect the one day rental, our venue will likely be booked the day before by another couple. For that reason, many one day rentals plan for an offsite rehearsal. You are also welcome to bring anyone who would feel more comfortable understanding the venue (such as your DJ or minister, or any little ones in the wedding party) to one of our monthly open houses to rehearse as well.

You may reserve Monday-Thursday the week of your wedding for a 2 hour rehearsal. These are reserved first come- first serve.

Can we have fireworks on the property? 
Fireworks are not permitted in general. We do allow sparklers, but only in the entry way and only with a water bucket close by. We don’t want to scare the neighbors and we want to keep the fire department happy. 

Can vehicles be left overnight? 
We would appreciate it if all vehicles would be gone by midnight at the latest. If there is an extenuating circumstance, please let us know as much ahead of time as possible. We have multiple events on weekends, we want to make sure that we reserve that parking for their guests.

What time does the music need to end? 
The music needs to end by 10 p.m. per Brown County Ordinance.

We are using a rental company.  Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to come at a time that is outside of the rental period. Please notify all your vendors of this policy.

Are candles allowed? 
We recommend using battery operated candles because of a potential fire risk. Any candles that you are required to light are not permitted on the premises. 

Is it possible to seat 9 to a table? 
It is possible, but we recommend 8 per table. This is the best number for your guests comfort. 

How far in advance do you need our final headcount? 
3 weeks

Setup and Day-of Event Questions

What is the event clean-up process?
The Barn at Timber Ridge Staff will take care of all clean up and trash removal during the event and afterwards. If you just grab your personal belongings, unopened alcohol, and any décor that you and your family brought in, than that is all you need to take care of. 

Can we take photos around the property on our wedding day?
Of course! Just ask us and we’d be happy to give you or your photographers some great recommendations.