The Barn at Hamner Ridge has an alcohol catering permit. We offer a wide range of beer, wine, and select spirits for your big day. We allow you to build your own alcohol package to meet your needs. All alcohol must be served by a licensed bartender, you may include this service in your alcohol package. Pacakges also include disposable cups and napkins for your bar drinks. No outside alcohol is permitted onsite and a $500 fine will be assessed for each occurrence. Alcohol liability must be added to your event liability insurance policy. No one under the age of 21 is allowed to consume alcohol on the premises.
YES! We encourage you to make this day your own. The team is very important! We love to experience new vendors and service providers. The only requirements we have are... the caterer must have a certificate from their local health department and we need a copy of that on file. Bartenders must be licensed in the State of Indiana, we will also need a copy of their license on file. We urge you to check ratings and references for all wedding professionals or using someone that is recommended by a friend or relative. You can also check out our preferred vendors.
Yes! We have a list of preferred vendors for your special day. The companies on our list should cover every aspect that you will need for your special day. Please contact us if you would like to see our list.
Yes! Your ceremony site will be made available to you for your rehearsal the evening before your wedding. If another event is being held (and they are using the same ceremony site you plan to), they will have preferential time slots and your rehearsal would have to take place after they are done with their use of the area. We highly recommend the Weekend Package to be able to plan and use the grounds flexibly.
The items available for use during the reception include up to 300 table settings including dinner plate, appetizer plate, flatware (fork, spoon, and knife) and stem beverage glass are included. Cake plates and forks are not provided, nor are bar glasses.
By the end of your rental agreement time, you will need to bag all trash from the barn and premises and place the bags in the barn, remove all food and alcohol from the kitchen and bar area, take all utilized dishes into the kitchen (all food should be scraped from the plates), clean up suites and remove all personal property, take down and remove from the premises any personal decorations or props used at the event. We will handle washing the dishes and moving of all tables and barn owned props.
In keeping with having a natural feel for your event, the main gathering space of the venue is not air-conditioned or heated. The gathering space has multiple ceiling fans to keep the air circulating and the barn has sliding doors on three sides to allow for cross ventilation of the gathering space. Covered porches also allow for comfortable seating on those hot summer days. For those chilly spring and fall evenings patio style heaters will be situated on the covered porch. The restrooms, wedding party suites, and kitchen are air-conditioned and heated.
Yes, everything inside the Barn is fully handicap accessible. We have a handicap accessible parking area with ramps leading to and from the barn. The restroom facilities both bode handicap accessible stalls with ample room for maneuverability. The Barn Ceremony Site is considered the easiest for handicapped access, all other ceremony sites are not considered handicapped accessible. While accommodations can be made, guests will encounter pathways to the Cove and Woodland Ceremony Sites, these can be stone or mulch and not hard surface. Please feel free to schedule an appointment to visit the site to see what will work best for you and your guests.
Yes! Air-Conditioned/Heated suites are inside the barn with private entrances to restrooms. The suites are situated on opposite sides of the facility so that the bride and groom are out of view from one another until they decide to take their first looks.
Yes, the Barn at Hamner Ridge will set up all tables and chairs according to your wedding floorplan as discussed prior to the event prior to your arrival so you can start decorating as soon as possible. We will also handle setting up all large props that will be used for your event. For Liability purposes, we don’t allow outside individuals to move or set up these items.
The $500.00 damage deposit covers the cost of any damages to the barn, property, decorations, props, furniture, etc. After the event, if no damage has occurred, the Damage Deposit will be returned.
It should be understood that when you sign the contract, you are agreeing to pay the full rental fee. Due to the nature of a wedding or large event being planned months or years in advance, it is not likely that the weekend would be able to be re-booked. If you must cancel your event, the full amount of the rental contract is still due and payable. The Barn at Hamner Ridge reserves the right to waive the remainder of the rental fee only in special, uncontrollable, circumstances. We will evaluate each circumstance and make a determination of waiver of fees at that time.
The Barn at Hamner Ridge has a rain back up policy that is decided and implemented 24 hours before your wedding. The rain back-up plan moves all of your festivities inside the barn. During the ceremony, an aisle is set up for the processional and an old door back drop is situated for you to get married in front of. Then, after the ceremony, guests retreat to the covered porch for hors de’vors and cocktail hour while the tables and chairs are set up for the reception. Layouts can be found by clicking here.
Absolutely NO hidden fees! The packages are inclusive of everything listed with no extra cost. We believe in being 100% upfront with ALL clients.
While it is preferred that all guest vehicles are removed by midnight, we do understand under certain circumstances, it is safer for vehicles to remain on premesis. In this case, vehicles can be picked up by 8:00 am the next day.
We don’t allow open flames on the Barn at Hamner Ridge premesis. LED candles may be used and we have some that you can utilize. Any additional that you may want will need to be provided.
Yes, we are doing virtual tours via FaceTime, Duo, or Zoom. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to setup your virtual tour.
We will resume in person tours once travel restrictions are lifted.
Yes, we are booking for new weddings in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Please email us if you are interested in one of our open dates.
All of our contract processes and payments are handled electronically.
The Barn at Hamner Ridge will abide by all required gathering guidance offered by the CDC and the Indiana Department of Health.
For a more detailed description of our cleaning guidelines and client recommendations please click here
We understand that circumstances reltated to COVID-19 have changed for many people. If you need to delay a payment please contact us, we will work with you. If you choose to not pay and do not communicate with us, you will incur the regular 10% late fee for that payment.
If there is a stay at home order during your event date, we will work with you to reschedule your event to a future date. No additional charges will be incurred. If your package is downgraded due to availability (ie. from a weekend to Saturday only, or from a Saturday to a Friday) a refund for the difference in the package price will be issued. If you choose to cancel your event, no refunds will be issued.
If there is a gathering size restriction that is smaller than your guest list, you can either choose to lower your guest list and the Barn at Hamner Ridge will offer a complimentary LIVE YouTube streaming of your ceremony or you can opt to reschedule to a later date. No additional charges will be incurred. If your package is downgraded due to availability (ie. from a weekend to Saturday only, or from a Saturday to a Friday) a refund for the difference in the package price will be issued. If you choose to cancel your event, no refunds will be issued.
If there are no restrictions on your date due to COVID-19 and you would like to change your date our regular date change policy would apply.
|Date Change Fee|
|If we are within 9-12 months of your original date||$100|
|If we are within 7-8 months of your original date||$250|
|If we are within 5-6 months of your original date||$500|
|If we are within 4 months of your original date||Not allowed to change|
If you choose to cancel your event due to concerns about COVID-19 but there are no restrictions on your date, any payments made will not be refunded. The remainder of the contract will not be waived unless we are able to rebook your date with a new client.