Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can the barn hold?
The barn can accommodate up to 175 people, including the wedding party.
Can we provide our own food? Or choose our own caterer?
Yes, this is your event! You can hire anyone you choose or you can bring in your own food.
Is there a food prep space in the barn?
Yes. It has a large commercial fridge and a cast-iron sink.
Where do guests park?
Parking is available both on site as well as at an additional parking lot directly across the Millrace Canal. Between these lots there are about 100 spots. A parking attendant is provided!
Can we bring a golf cart to shuttle guests?
Are tables and chairs included?
Yes. We have twenty-two (22) 60-inch round tables which seat up to 8 people, five 8ft rectangular table, four 6ft rectangular tables, one 5ft rectangular table and three 4 ft rectangular tables. We have two hundred (200) natural wooden folding chairs with padded seats.
Can I use the lawn area adjacent to the barn?
Yes, please do! The lawn is a perfect spot for mingling, bonfires, lawn games, photos and other ideas you might have.
How many times can we visit the farm before my event? Can we or our guests just stop by?
Site visits of the farm are by appointment only. Red Tail Farm is a working farm that also houses a private residence, so please make arrangements with us if you would like to have a tour. Once you have booked the farm for your event you may have up to 2 additional site visits in advance of your event.
On the day(s) that I rent the facility, how long do I have access?
Access to the grounds is provided within the following time frames on your chosen rental day(s):
Friday Flexible 5 hour time block between 2pm-10pm.
Saturday 9am-11pm (post-event tear down can take place until midnight)
Can we bring our own alcohol?
No, Indiana state liquor law requires all alcohol to be provided through Red Tail Farm. Red Tail bar packages and information can be found here.
Are tips expected for bar service?
An automatic 18% gratuity will be applied to all open bars. A tip jar will be placed on the bar top for cash bars.
Do you provide any non-alcoholic beverage options?
Yes we can! You (or your caterer) are welcome to provide your own non-alcoholic beverages, but we also offer non-alcoholic beverage options if you’d like us to take care of it for you. Pricing is here. We provide filtered water free of charge in self-service dispensers in the barn. Soft drinks and non-alcoholic juices and mixers are automatically provided at the bar if you choose an open bar package.
Can we add additional decorations to the barn and grounds?
Yes, you can add decorations by using florist tape, push pins, hangers, wire, and pipe cleaners. The use of nails, tacks, glue or staples onto the barn, equipment, trees or other property is not permitted. The following items cannot be thrown, released or scattered outside: balloons, fireworks, party poppers, potpourri, silly string, confetti, sequins, glitter, artificial flower petals or artificial leaves. Feel free to ask us if you’re unsure of something you’d like to bring.
Are fireworks and/or sky lanterns allowed?
No, they are not allowed due to safety and fire concerns and out of respect for our neighbors.
Do you have linens, plates or silverware?
No, but we know of a great place to rent them locally!
Do you provide glassware?
We provide clear plastic glasses for bar service and white paper cups for coffee, but if you would like real glassware at your tables for water, coffee, wine, and/or champagne then you or your caterer will need to provide or rent those.
Do you have a sound system and microphones?
Yes! We have an Electro-Voice two speaker sound system with an 8-channel mixing board, and two microphones. You can plug a microphone, laptop or a phone directly into the back of the speakers or into the mixing board. If you or your DJ/sound person would like more information on the specifications let us know.
I have rented items. When does the rental company need to pick them up?
If we have an event on the day immediately following yours then all rental items need to be picked up or removed the night of your event or before 9am the next day.
What are our clean up responsibilities?
Please remove all items that you bring including rented items, decorations, and any hanging materials. Return tables and chairs to their stacked and folded positions. Since the barn is open-air food cannot be left out overnight.
Are children allowed on the premises?
We welcome children! But due to the nature of the property as a working farm please make sure to supervise children at all times.
How do we reserve a date?
You can reserve a date by contacting our venue manager here. A signed rental agreement accompanied by a non-refundable $1000 deposit is required to confirm a reservation.
How can I pay the deposit?
You can pay the deposit by cash, credit card or check made payable to: Red Tail Farm, LLC, 109 E. Lincoln Ave, Goshen, IN 46528. Credit card transactions will incur a 3% service fee.
Does the deposit apply toward the rental rate?
Yes, the deposit is considered a down payment towards the final balance. Please note it is non-refundable.
When do we pay the rental amount and other expenses?
The rental rate is due in full one (1) month before your event date. In addition to the initial deposit a second non-refundable down payment of $1000 is due (4) months in advance of the event date.
What is the cancellation policy?
In the event of cancellation, the deposit and any down payments made are non-refundable.
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