Not your Ordinary Barn Wedding

Your wedding should be a perfect reflection of you as a couple. From the dress, flowers, rings, to the food, décor, ceremony space and venue. As a wedding venue in the Midwest, we are getting an increased number of couples looking for “barn weddings” and a place with “weekend accommodations” for their bridal party and guests. Brides and grooms are looking for a local wedding venue but also a venue that they can retreat to for an entire weekend. I mean who would want to rush home after a memorable day when you can relax and reflect on all the memories for a day or two after, especially at a place like Big Rock Creek.

When looking for a venue with weekend accommodations a few things you may consider are:

How many guests can stay on site?

Some places will have small honeymoon suites or hotel accommodations in neighboring cities nearby that are at least 20 miles out. We are fortunate to have housing accommodations for up to 24 people! That is your entire bridal party plus mom, dad, and the in-laws or whoever you want to bring! If you need more space, we have that too. We have an onsite campground and glamping available! I mean who doesn’t want to stay in a Geodesic Dome?!

Are there other hotels or accommodations nearby that can accommodate more guests?

Of course, some people will want to be closer to town even though they will be jealous once they see the beauty of Big Rock Creek’s Estate. But we get it. Some habits of hotel staying are hard to break and for them, we have a variety of hotels located within just a few miles!

Is there transportation available around the venue?

At Big Rock Creek, you can keep on those dancing shoes and get around on one of our golf carts or treat your wedding party while making a show shopping entrance to your ceremony on our tractor pulled wagon ride. Not only will your audience’s eyes drop, but you will be escorted around to some of the best photo spots on the property! This may not be something you thought of before, but we bet you are now!

Will you be sharing the space with other parties?

I know we all have seen the Wedding Crashers before and as fun as that could be temporarily, your wedding should be YOURS. The private estate and 900+ acres at Big Rock Creek has some added bonuses. You can rent out our entire venue for just you and your guests! Trust us, it is an experience you don’t want to miss out on!

Does the venue have indoor and outdoor ceremony sites?

Having choices is definitely a bonus! Is your dream to be married indoors in a 100 year old rustic barn, we have that! Maybe being outdoors next to a winding creek bed, in a field of green, or under the pines is your dream….we also have you! I mean, I am sure Maggie, our Scottish Highlander at Big Rock Creek, would even love to lend you some of her views for your ceremony!

Are there catered food services available for your stay?

We can’t speak for everyone else but at Big Rock Creek, we don’t expect you to pack the entire fridge. Although we don’t have our own chef on site, we do have an ala-carte light bites menu that includes a wide variety of snacks from breakfast to dinner and into late night hours. We even cater your weekend drink list!

What amenities are on the property to keep your guests entertained?

Whether you are bringing kids, parents, grandparents, or just friends to your wedding. You want to make sure that there are things that will keep their interest sparked from hiking, swimming, kayaking, trout fishing, winter sledding, ice skating, relaxing, to just a simple cup of coffee on a wrap-around porch…find a place like Big Rock Creek that makes you feel like your wedding is a vacation!

Is there staff on site?

Or course you don’t want staff hounding you on your special day but we believe that having someone to help you out is important. The staff at Big Rock Creek will be here as much or as little as you need during your stay.

Finding a place that has these things available to you will ensure a pleasurable weekend experience and allow you to be fully present for your special day. It will also leave a lasting impression and memories that will be reflected on for years to come!

We, at Big Rock Creek, welcome you to take a tour of our venue, and discuss the limitless opportunities available to you and your guest. Request a tour at