Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the rental fee and what do I get for that?
Please click here for complete pricing and all that’s included.
How do I reserve The White Barn for my event?
To reserve your date you will need to agree on a date with the venue, fill out a contract, and make a non-refundable deposit. This can all be done electronically. We accept payments by cash, money order, Venmo, or PayPal.
How much is the deposit and when is it due?
In order to secure your desired date, a $1500 non-refundable deposit is due upon signing the contract. Without a deposit, your desired date cannot be secured.
When is my final payment due?
Your final payment is due 90 days before your event. In the event that payment is not received by the due date, your reserved spot will be lost and made available to another couple.
Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?
Tours are by appointment only. We would love to show you the venue & property, and discuss the details of your event. To schedule a tour call or message Kelli at 620.357.4008. You can also schedule a tour here.
How many hours do I get for my reception?
For single day events you get twelve hours, from noon to midnight. For multi-day rentals the venue is available from noon on day 1, until midnight on day 2. For a full-weekend rentals the venue is open to you from Friday at noon until Sunday morning at 11am. This includes time for set-up, take-down, and your event. If there are no other reserved events at The White Barn the day prior to your event, we can arrange to open up earlier, however, this is not a guarantee.
Is there heating + air conditioning available?
Can I use any vendors I like?
Yes, you are able to bring in any vendor you would like. The caterer and bartenders must be licensed and insured.
What is your alcohol policy?
If you are wanting to serve alcohol at your event you must hire a licensed and insured company. We do allow you to bring in your own alcohol but again it must served by a licensed and insured company.
Can I come early to decorate?
You are allowed access to the barn when your contracted time starts. When your time block starts, we will have set your tables and chairs so the room will be ready for you. If you need to be in the day before for any reason, you will need to do the two day or full weekend rental.
Will The White Barn staff help set-up my decor?
You are responsible for decorating for the event. The White Barn will provide the setup of tables + chairs for the event.
What is the building capacity?
299 guests including the wedding party
Are there any lodging options close by?
The nearest hotel is 10 minutes away in Goddard, KS. More lodging options are available in Wichita, KS, which is just a 20 minute drive. On-site lodging is available for multiple night rentals in “The Quarters,” our two-bedroom onsite home.
What type of tables are available?
60” Round Tables will be provided for guests and rectangular tables provided for bridal party + catering.
Do you provide linens, tableware, etc.?
No. You will need to bring in your own linens, tableware, etc. We can help point you towards some awesome vendors to rent from. Chairs will be nice so no need for chair covers unless you want them.
Am I able to have my rehearsal there?
Rehearsal time is included in the two-day rental + weekend rentals. For single day rentals we suggest rehearsing off-site prior to the day of your event. The best way to guarantee access the day before for the rehearsal and decorating is with the two-day or full weekend rental.
Can we host our rehearsal dinner on site?
Yes! If you rented for a two-day rental or full-weekend you are more than welcome to use the space to your benefit.
Do we have to set up our own chairs and tables or take them down?
The White Barn will set up and break down the tables + chairs for your event. We only ask that you have cleaned up after your event.
Does our rental time include set up + clean up?
For single day events you get twelve hours, from noon to midnight. For multi-day rentals the venue is available from noon on day 1, until midnight on day 2. For a full-weekend rentals the venue is open to you from Friday at noon until Sunday at noon. This includes time for set-up, take-down, and your event. If there are no other reserved events at The White Barn the day prior to your event, we can arrange to open up earlier, however, this is not a guarantee.
Do I need to have a security guard for my event?
Yes, if alcohol will be served. We recommend an off-duty police officer from Cheney Police Department. They are $25/hr. Contact them by calling (316) 542-3173.
Are there separate bridal and groom suites?
The Quarters has a large living space + two bedrooms where groomsmen can get ready. However, there is not a separate dedicated space for groomsmen. Many of our bridal parties share the large space provided by The Quarters since it is two-levels, has two bedrooms upstairs, has a large living space with a TV, and has access to the patio.
Do you have a kitchen for caterers?
Yes, caterers can utilize the full-sized kitchen in The Quarters for prepping food.