Q: How many guests will Emerald Acres
A: The Barn has a max capacity of 100 guests
for ceremony inside of the barn; 100 guests for reception inside the barn(seated). There is outdoor space for wedding ceremonies
and receptions. If you would like to
accommodate more guests, you may host an outdoor reception with additional tent
Q: Are tables and chairs an additional charge?
A: Tables and seating for up to 100 guests is
included in your space rental fees. If
you need additional seating for your guest count, you will need to rent them from
Q: How are rehearsals handled at Emerald Acres?
A: Rehearsals are typically handled on
Thursdays. Each event will get a
one-hour rehearsal block. If you would
like to host both your rehearsal and your rehearsal dinner, a two-day package
must be purchased.
Q: What are the catering requirements?
A: At Emerald Acres, you are allowed to use one
of our preferred vendors; but it is not a requirement. You may also bring in your own caterer of
choice, or self-serve your event if you prefer.
Q: How is alcohol handled at Emerald Acres?
A: If you opt for just beer and wine for your
guests, you may apply for your temporary beer and wine permit through the State
of Indiana. In addition, you will also
need to provide a licensed bartender to serve at your event. If you want liquor at your event, you will
need to find a caterer or bar service that has a full-scale liquor
Q: What is Special Event Insurance?
A: Special Event Liability and Property Damage
Insurance is a specialty insurance policy designed to idemnify the event hosts
from certain types of claims arising from your event and is a requirement of
Emerald Acres. It can be purchased
through homeowners or renters insurance companies and generally costs anywhere
from $90-$150 per policy.
Q: How much do we need to reserve our event
A: Both your damage deposit and 25% of your
total balance is the amount needed to secure your date. Another 25% is made payable to the venue 6
months before your event date, and the remaining 50% is due 90 days before your