Barn For Rent for Events, Parties, Receptions, Small Weddings
BARN & HOUSE RENTAL
If you plan to rent the Cooksville Farmhouse Inn as well as the barn, reserve the barn on the retail section of your Cooksville Farmhouse Inn reservation. The English Barn (bottom of the driveway) is available for rent for parties, rehearsal dinners, reunions, etc. The fee is $500. For events involving additional guests beyond the people staying in the house overnight, the first 10 are free, 11-20 is $50, 21-30 is $100, 31-40 is $150, 41-50 is $200. For more than 50 please contact us. For groups of 20 or more guests in addition to those staying in the house, you must rent at least one porta potty. This is a health department requirement. We will reserve it for you and it will be added to your bill.
We have about 50 wooden chairs in various shapes and sizes, 10 lawn chairs, hay bales and 3 long table tops on saw horses that can seat 8-10 people. You can use these at no additional cost. It is a varied collection, so if you prefer matching furniture please think about renting from Stoughton Lumber. They rent tables, chairs, tents, dishes, etc. See www.stoughton-lumber.com for more information. You will need to do your own set up of tables and chairs so please allow time. Contact us for guidelines about decorations.
Barns are places of dust, dirt and spider webs, especially when animals are kept next door as in our case. For some people that's part of the charm and they would have it no other way. If you are one of those people you can stop reading. If, on the other hand, you will be bothered by normal barn dirt, you have some options. If you are renting the Cooksville Farmhouse Inn and the rental fee for the English Barn is waived, you can either recruit your guests in the house to help you shine up the barn before your event (wipe chairs and tables, brush away cobwebs and sweep the floor), or you can pay us a $100 barn cleaning fee to arrange to have it done for you. Or you can use it as is, dust, dirt, spider webs and all. Email me with questions if this is unclear.