The Barn at Dunvilla

FAQ

The official capacity for The Barn is 250-280. With seating in the loft easily for 250, and sometimes up to 280, the indoor space offers everything you need for all the events of the day, while the outdoor offers lawn for ceremonies, receptions, and relaxation. Outdoor ceremonies and activities can accommodate more and can be done with prior approval from The Barn

With several wonderful options, you can enjoy planning your unique wedding day. The outdoors provides three separate spaces for wedding ceremonies. Many couples love having the ceremony under our two magnificent oak trees on the back lawn. Between The Barn and the hotel is a beautiful pond with a natural amphitheater that is a gorgeous setting for wedding ceremonies. A bit more on the rustic side, we have a large open space with a field as the backdrop setting that is perfect for the couple who wants a bit more of a rustic or country setting. Indoor ceremonies typically take place in The Barn loft which has a majestic beauty with its natural wood cathedral ceiling. Some small weddings have taken place in front of the fireplace on the main floor which provides a beautiful and cozy atmosphere.

Yes, The Barn is fully fitted with heating and air conditioning that make it comfortable for events throughout the entire year!

For the bride and her gals, The Barn includes a Bridal Retreat for getting ready for your day. The Bridal Retreat is in a charming and light-filled lofted room connected to The Barn complete with ample counter space, electric outlets, seating and a refrigerator. During colder months, the space has a fireplace for cozy, warm ambience. For the groom and his buddies, we have The Boathouse which is a separate building that provides them space to get reading, relax and enjoy getting prepared for the day

Tours can be set throughout the week to accommodate your schedule and around event times.

Yes, we have three indoor restrooms on the main floor. One bathroom is fitted with a changing table for families with small children.

For food and cakes, The Barn has an open vendor policy so that couples may choose the food and vendor of their choice leaving a wide array of possibilities. If you want to find a wonderful local food caterer, we have a list of vendors who are highly recommended by our clients and we can share that with you. If supplying your own food, this can be arranged with prior approval and an insurance policy. All alcohol for your event must be provided and served by Spanky’s Stone Hearth, our exclusive bar host. Providing many options for cash bar and hosted bar, Spanky’s Stone Hearth has an impeccable reputation and level of customer service.

Spanky’s Stone Hearth has a bar setup on the main floor that includes large countertop spaces, refrigerated coolers, keg coolers, and a bar sink. Food caterers have a food prep area inside along with an outdoor space in the back to set up trailers, grills, etc.

Yes, all tables and chairs needed for your event are provided by The Barn and included in the rental fee for up to 300 guests. This includes: outdoor ceremony chairs, indoor seating chairs, banquet tables (8’ and 6’) and round tables (60”)

The Barn staff will do the initial setup of tables and chairs for the start of your event. Any rearranging of furniture during the event is the responsibility of the wedding party.

Yes, white linens are included in the rental fee. If you prefer specialty or colored linens, they would need to be rented by you.

Yes, we do have a projector and screen that can be used in the loft. On the main floor, we have a mounted TV that can be connected to your iPad or laptop for a slide show.

The Barn has sound systems for both indoors and outdoors. The sound system in the loft includes two hand-held microphones using four speakers mounted on the walls. The outdoor sound system includes two speakers which can be mounted on stands along with the handheld microphone and a clip-on microphone

Yes, we have a reinforced dance floor in the loft. Your music can be hosted by a DJ, a live band, or a friend who plays the music through our sound system.

The standard start time at the beginning of each event day is 8:00 a.m.

The standard ending time for an event is midnight with all amplified music and the bar being shut down by 11:30 p.m.

Yes, we have a host on site during the day/time of your event to assist with answering questions, finding items you requested, helping to organize any changes, etc. Our hosts are excellent with wonderful experience in assisting brides and grooms along with their families for the day.

The Barn has a large grassy parking area on the east side of the building. This parking lot accommodates your entire party and guests. If you are staying at the hotel next door, many guests enjoy walking across the lawn to The Barn and leaving their cars at the hotel.

While there is no elevator, we do have a stair lift that accommodates people who need assistance and are ADA compliant.

Yes! With six acres, there is a wonderful amount of outdoor space for playing games and we encourage play and fun to be a part of your day! The Barn also has a firepit that you can use during your event.

All personal belongings, décor and rented items must be packed up and removed from the property. The garbage should all be bagged up and put into the trash bin by the little red barn. The Barn’s décor items should be gathered and put onto a table on the main floor; our staff will be responsible for putting The Barn’s décor into totes and repackaging. The Barn’s linens should be put into the linen bags provided by The Barn. The Barn’s tables and chairs need only to be positioned into place. Our staff will take care of the thorough cleaning (sweeping, washing floors, cleaning bathrooms, dusting) after the event is finished.

Our policy is that everything must be removed at the end of the rental period. We do realize that this can sometimes be difficult with larger items. Permission must be requested to leave items overnight and the items must be stored in a separate vehicle or trailer; they may not be stored inside The Barn or any of the buildings on site. The Barn is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Yes, you certainly can! We appreciate responsible driving so we encourage people to use designated drivers and leave cars overnight. As we have events most days, the vehicles will need to be picked up the following morning by 11:00 a.m.