Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find almost everything you need to know about The Parham Road Barn. We want to make your day as special as it can be and these guidelines will help ensure that. 

If you have a question that is not addressed below, please do not hesitate to contact us for the answer! 

General Questions

Q: Do you have a list of preferred vendors and do we have to use them? 

A: We do have a list of preferred vendors and we can send you contacts for specific ones if you are in need of a suggestion, but you do not have to use them. You are welcome to bring in whomever you choose to help facilitate your special day!

Q: Can we have alcohol and does it have to be served by a bartender? (What is your alcohol policy?)

A: Yes, you can have alcohol at your event. One day event insurance is required with host liquor liability included in the policy and provided to Parham Road Barn 14 days prior to the event. All alcohol must be served by a certified bartender with a valid and current certification that is provided to us 14 days prior to the event. We permit beer, wine and a signature drink (pre-mixed and served by the bartender). We do not allow shots.

Q: Can we bring kegs and how do we keep them cold?

A: Yes, you can serve alcohol in cans or kegs. Our keg cooler can hold 2 half barrels and 2 sixth barrels. In addition to the keg cooler, we have 2 large igloo coolers available to use for ice, waters, additional beer cans, pop, etc. 

Q: Is drinking water available onsite? 

A: No, we do not. Any water that is being consumed should be brought to the venue, this includes drinking water and water used for making sweet tea, lemonade etc. 

Q: Is there a prep area/place for the caterer to set up and use?

A: We have a separate food space that is typically used for a buffet food line with an area for the caterer to unload hot boxes and other food items. We do not have a commercial kitchen. All food must be cooked and prepared offsite in accordance to the Michigan State Law regarding food preparation storage and handling. 

Q: Can we bring roasters, microwaves, air fryers, etc.? 

A: No, we do not permit the use of roasters, microwaves, air fryers, instant pots, blenders etc. Chafing dishes are to be used to serve all hot food and should be monitored during the event. 

Q: Can we have a food truck? 

A: Yes! We have several fantastic food trucks on our vendor list or you are welcome to use one that you have found. They are welcome to use our serving tables to make it easier for guests. 

Q: Can we clean up on Sunday and is there an additional cost? 

A: We reserve 11:00 pm to 12:00 am for cleanup on the night of your event and typically only have large items picked up on Sunday that have been approved prior to the event. 

Q: How can I secure a date for rental of the Parham Road Barn? 

A: To secure a date at The Parham Road Barn, we require a signed contract and a non-refundable payment of $500. 

Q: What forms of payment do you accept? 

A: We accept cash or check. We provide a receipt for any payment upon request. 

Q: What time do we have access to the property on our wedding day? 

A: We open the doors at 10:00 am on the day of your wedding and all guests must depart by midnight. You are welcome to come and go at your convenience throughout the day along with your vendors. We open the doors from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday for you to decorate and have your rehearsal. On the day of the wedding you are welcome to come in at 10:00 am. Last call is at 10:30 pm and cleanup is from 11:00 pm to midnight.

Q: Is there a bridal suite or a place for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready?

A: Yes, we do have a bridal suite located next to the indoor ceremony. It is included in the rental and available for use throughout the wedding day. 

Q: Do you have a place for the groom and groomsmen to get ready? 

A: We have had plenty of Grooms and Groomsmen get ready in our large rustic bathroom. Others have chosen to get ready off-site and arrived ready for the ceremony! 

Q: Does a wedding planner come with the rental fee?

A: The Parham Road Barn does not provide a wedding planner for the day of your wedding. However, we are typically on site for the entire event as a resource for any questions or issues. Please understand that we do not perform the role of a wedding planner or coordinator. 

Q: How do I make an appointment to tour the venue? 

A: We provide individual tours at your convenience. Call Jacie at 517-677-4058 or send an email to to make an appointment. 

Q: Do you have parking for all our guests?

A: Yes! We have a large parking area that is conveniently located on the south side of the barn for your guests to use. It can hold 150 vehicles.  

Q: Where is the Parham Road barn located? 

A: We are located in Bronson, MI at 172 S. Parham Road. We are 15 minutes from Coldwater and Sturgis, Michigan and 25 minutes from Angola, Indiana. 

Q: Is a security deposit required? 

A: Yes. A $500 security deposit is required 30 days prior to your event. The security deposit covers any light damages to the barn, house or property that occur during your rental of the venue. Parham Road Barn staff will complete a walk through after your event and contact you if there are any damages to be covered. If no damages are found, the $500 security deposit will be refunded within 30 days. 

Wedding Package Pricing & What Is Included

Q: How big is the barn and how many guests can we have? 

A: The main area of our 90 year old barn is 4,500 sq ft and can comfortably accommodate groups with up to 300 guests. There is ample green space around the barn to set up a tent (rented or provided by the couple) for additional guests.

Q: Does Parham Road Barn have space for the wedding and the reception?

A: Yes! We have a large spacious area outside with several background locations for you to chose from along with seating for your guests that is separate from the reception seating. We have a wooden arch you are able to decorate and use for the ceremony or you are welcome to bring in your own. If the weather is a concern, we can quickly and easily move you inside to our recently renovated downstairs that has 32 church pews for 200 guests. This space is below the reception so your table layout and decorations will remain untouched while you tie the knot. 

Q: Do you have tables and chairs and how much do they cost?

A: Yes, we have tables and chairs and they are included in the rental! There are 4 banquet tables that typically stay on the stage and then an additional 25 banquet tables (8' long) you are welcome to use. We also have 25 round tables (60" diameter) and 10 pub tables. Our chairs are white resin fan back and we have plenty to accommodate your group. 

Q: Do you provide table linens? 

A: We do not provide table linens for the main seating area. We do provide white table linens and white skirt for the head table only. Table coverings (linen or plastic) are required on all tables where food will be served or eaten (excluding pub tables). 

Q: How much does it cost to rent the barn for a wedding and a reception?

A: Wedding Reception - $3,500

Ceremony - additional $500

Q: What is required to hold our date? 

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date along with a signed contract. The balance must be paid in full 2 months prior to your event. 

Q: Can we have our wedding somewhere else and then have the reception at Parham Road Barn? 

A: Yes. We have an indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony site but if you would prefer an alternative ceremony location you are more than welcome to do that and use the barn for the reception! 

Q: When can we rehearse? 

A: You can rehearse the evening before your event after decorating or you may schedule a one-hour rehearsal during the week prior to the wedding. 

Q: What is event or wedding liability insurance and why is it required?

A: Event or wedding liability insurance protects the couple and their families from being sued as the result of property damage, injury, or death that takes place at the wedding. There are many different companies that provide this type of service. Accidents happen and we want to ensure that your day is as perfect as possible without the worry of being financially responsible if an accident were to occur. Documentation of this insurance is required 14 days prior to your event. Special Event Liability Insurance, Wedsafe, and Wedding Protector Plan are a few places that help with this type of insurance. 

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: If you wish to cancel the event, you will need to provide The Parham Road Barn with a cancellation letter signed by the person whose signature is on the contract. If the event is cancelled within three business days of signing the contract, all money will be refunded. However, any payments made up until your cancellation are non-refundable unless the date is able to be re-booked. 

Wedding Setup

Q: When can we set up for our wedding? 

A: We open the doors from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday for you to decorate and have your rehearsal. Our doors are open again at 10:00 am on the day of your wedding for any last minute decorating or vendor drop offs. 

Q: Can we decorate? 

A: Absolutely! One of our favorite things is watching the barn be transformed on the wedding set up day and seeing all the gorgeous and unique decorations specific to each couple's interest and taste. We just ask that the decorations do not permanently damage or alter our barn. 

Q: Are candles allowed?

A: We allow the use of LED candles only, as flames are not permitted in or around our venue. 


Q: What time frame is included with the rental?

A: We open the doors from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday for you to decorate and have your rehearsal. On the day of the wedding you are welcome to come in at 10:00 am. Last call is at 10:30 pm and cleanup is from 11:00 pm to midnight.