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 including your bridal party.

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. You are welcome to send smaller, partial payments of any amount prior to the due date. The venue fee in full is due 6 months prior to your event. All extras, optional fees, and catering are due 1 month in advance of your date. 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.

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 $12,000-$16,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, catering, dress, DJ, photographer, etc.).  We have had some creative couples with smaller guest lists host beautiful 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 our licensed bartenders.

Will there be another wedding the same day?
No, we only reserve one wedding a day.

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?
Yes, we work with many wonderful cabin rentals who offer our guests 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 offer straight tables instead of round?
Yes, please let us know if you prefer straight tables and how many you would need, and we will accommodate.

Do you provide table linens, cups, silverware, etc?
We do provide white linens and burlap runners included with venue rental. Cups and silverware should be provided through your catering service or ours if you are using our caterer.

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 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?
You can pay by check to The Barn at Timber Ridge, 410 East Hornettown Road, Morgantown, IN 46160. You may also pay directly through your quote payment link. If you are wanting to make a payment please contact us with the amount and we can set up a secure link with that exact amount 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 are working on an inventory page and it should be available soon, so keep checking back.

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?
You will access to the venue at the time listed on your contract, not earlier. So, please plan accordingly.

Do you include a “wedding day coordinator?”
We suggest that you appoint a day of coordinator. We will have a team there during the day to help give you an extra set of hands and to make sure that the day runs smoothly, but we do not consider them to be day-of coordinators. There should be 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. We are able to give you names and numbers of vendors whom we trust.

Catering Questions

What are our catering options at The Barn at Timber Ridge? HERE is a sample catering menu from our in-house caterer. Catering options typically run approximately $22/person. Our in house caterer was previously the head chef for Penske racing and has glowing reviews.

How much should we expect to spend on catering and bar?
If you book catering through us it is approximately $22/person. The bar fee is $1000 which comes with a licensed bartender for up to 150 guests, an additional bartender is available for an additional $200. The bar fee allows you to bring your own alcohol and our bartender will serve it to guests.

Does The Barn at Timber Ridge handle the catering orders for these caterers, or do I work with the caterer directly?
As soon as you book your date we will give you the contact information for our caterer and you can 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 the night before. For that reason, one day rentals should 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 as of right now, 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. There is an exception on Fourth of July weekend.

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. All hanging candles and taper candles are not allowed for safety reasons.

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 cleaning up and trash removal during the event and afterwards.

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.