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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.