Frequently asked questions
What is included in the rental?
The entire Big White Barn property has 3 ceremony areas - indoors, covered outdoors, and outdoors. We also provide a catering kitchen, bridal suite with full bath, groom's room, pavillion, fire pit, recreation area for adults, playground for children, tables and chairs for 200. Break down of tables and chairs at the end of the event is also included! Our rental period is 12-15 hours depending on package selection!
How long is my rental time?
At the Big White Barn, we want you to feel at home for the day. We offer a full 12 hours of rental time so you have plenty of time to prepare for and enjoy your big day. Addditional morning hours are included with the Grand package or purchased additionally with other packages.
What isn't included in the rental?
Anything not included in your written contract. This includes items such as linens, catering, DJ, floral, cakes, etc. unless purchased additionally.
How much is a wedding at the Big White Barn?
We offer peak and off-peak weekend pricing ranging from $3000-$5800 for up to 200 guests. We also have Simplicity Pricing for up to100 guests and Grand Packaging with extra amenities for up to 300 guests! See our pricing page or contact us for further details.
What are the procedures for having alcohol at my event?
If you wish to have alcohol at your event, you'll need a venue approved TABC certified server and scheduled security. The full requirements are outlined in our rules and regulations. We will be happy to answer all of your questions regarding alcohol at your tour!
May I choose my own vendors, caterer, etc.?
YES! We do have a list of recommended vendors who have provided stellar service at The Big White Barn. You may choose from these or bring anyone else you choose! (bartender must be approved)
What if I want an outdoor ceremony?
Absolutely! We have a stunning ceremony lawn overlooking the pond and landscape. We also have additonal picturesque spots on our property where you may choose to set up your ceremony. Want the feel of the outdoors, but a little more shade for guests? Check out our large covered pavilion where we can comfortably seat your guests.
What are my ceremony options?
You have several options at The Big White Barn - outdoors, indoors, or covered outdoor. We have flexible spaces and open areas for you to customize as much as you like! If you want a little more guideance, we will be happy to show you layout ideas and offer assistance.
Is your venue LBGT friendly?
We treat all clients courteously, and we do not refuse service to same sex couples. A large portion of our profits go to the Orthodox Church of America, which does not support same-sex marriage and actively teaches against homosexuality and encourages abstinence for those with same-sex attractions. We do like to make our clients aware as we know this might be a concern for some couples.
What lodging is availabe near your venue?
We have multiple hotels in Decatur. Most are approximately 10 minutes drive from The Big White Barn!