Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are some of the questions we often get. Feel free to contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for!

What time of year do you host events?

  • We are an open air, seasonal venue. We host events from mid-May until mid-October.

How many people can the barn hold?

  • The barn can accommodate up to 175 people, including the wedding party.

Can we provide our own food, or choose our own caterer?

  • Yes, this is your event! You can hire anyone you choose or you can bring in your own food.

Is there a food prep space in the barn?

  • Yes. It has a large refrigerator, freezer, counter space, and sink.

Where do guests park?

  • Parking is available both on site as well as at an additional parking lot directly across the Millrace Canal. A parking attendant is provided!

Do you have a golf cart to shuttle guests?

  • Yes!

Are tables and chairs included?

  • Yes. We have twenty-two (22) 60-inch round tables which seat up to 8 people, five 8ft rectangular table, three 6ft rectangular tables, one 5ft rectangular table and five 4 ft rectangular tables. We have 300 wooden folding chairs. When at full capacity (175 people) we do not have quite enough chairs for both the barn and ceremony grove and would need to bring 50 chairs back to the barn.

Can I use the lawn area adjacent to the barn?

  • Yes, please do! The lawn is a perfect spot for mingling, bonfires, lawn games, photos and other ideas you might have.

How many times can we visit the farm before my event? Can we or our guests just stop by?

  • Once you have booked the farm for your event you may have two (2) additional planning visits (up to 1 hr each) in advance of your event. Planning visits of the farm are by appointment only. Red Tail Farm is a working farm that also houses a private residence, so please make arrangements with us if you would like to have a tour.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

  • No, Indiana state liquor law requires all alcohol to be provided through Red Tail Farm. It is illegal to bring in your own alcohol. Red Tail bar packages and information can be found here.

Are tips expected for bar services?

  • An automatic gratuity of 18% is applied to all host bar packages. A tip jar will be placed on the bar top for cash bars.

Do you provide any non-alcoholic beverage options?

  • Yes we can! You (or your caterer) are welcome to provide your own non-alcoholic beverages, but we also offer non-alcoholic beverage options if you’d like us to take care of it for you. Pricing is here. We provide filtered water free of charge in a self-service dispenser in the barn. Soft drinks and non-alcoholic juices and mixers are provided at the bar if you choose a bar package.

Can we add additional decorations to the barn and grounds?

  • Yes, you can add decorations by using florist tape, push pins, hangers, wire, and pipe cleaners. The use of glue or staples onto the barn, equipment, trees or other property is not permitted. The following items cannot be thrown, released or scattered outside: balloons, fireworks, party poppers, potpourri, silly string, confetti, sequins, glitter, artificial flower petals or artificial leaves. Feel free to ask us if you’re unsure of something you’d like to bring.

Are fireworks and/or sky lanterns allowed?

  • No, they are not allowed due to safety and fire concerns, and out of respect for our neighbors.

Do you have linens, plates or silverware?

  • No, but we know of a great place to rent them locally!

Do you provide glassware?

  • We provide clear plastic glasses for bar service and paper cups for coffee, but if you would like real glassware at your tables for water, coffee, wine, and/or champagne, then you or your caterer will need to provide or rent those.

Do you have a sound system and microphones?

  • Yes.

I have rented items. When does the rental company need to pick them up?

  • If we have an event on the day immediately following yours then all rental items need to be picked up or removed the night of your event or before 9am the next day.

What are our clean up responsibilities?

  • Please remove all items that you bring including rented items, decorations, hanging materials, and any left over food. If you have not chosen the Table & Chair set-up/tear down option, then you will also need to return tables and chairs to their stacked and folded positions.

Are children allowed on the premises?

  • We welcome children! But due to the nature of the property as a working farm please make sure to supervise children at all times.

How do we reserve a date?

  • You can reserve a date by contacting our venue manager here. A signed rental agreement accompanied by a non-refundable 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation.

How can I pay the deposit?

  • You can pay the deposit by cash, credit card, ACH bank transfer, or check made payable to: Red Tail Farm, LLC, 303 W Waverly Ave, Goshen, IN 46526. Credit card transactions will incur a 3.5% service fee. ACH bank transfers will incur a 1% service fee.

Does the deposit apply toward the rental rate?

  • Yes, the deposit is considered a down payment towards the final balance. Please note; deposits and any subsequent down payments are non-refundable.

When do we pay the balance of the rental amount and other expenses?

  • The second half of the base rental rate is due four (4) months in advance of the event. Any remaining balance including payment for all add-ons and bar services is due one (1) month ahead of time.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • In the event of cancellation, deposits and down payments made are non-refundable. If you would like to reschedule, the deposit and subsequent down payments are transferable, one time only, to a new date, based on availability. A non-refundable rescheduling fee of $1000 will be due at the time of rescheduling. This fee will be applied to the overall rental rate. Your new date must be selected at the time of rescheduling. New pricing and terms and conditions may apply at the time of cancelling and rescheduling.

A huge thank you to Adam and Anna for making our wedding day special! From helping us set up and tear down to giving the kiddos rides on tractors and taking them to see the animals! Couldn’t have been a better day! All of our guest loved your beautiful farm!”
— Emily, 2016

Banner Photo: Darcy Holsopple Photography