Frequently Asked Questions

What dates do you have available?Accordion Arrow

Please visit our calendar to see if a date is available: https://www.thebarnsmithlake.com/calendar You may also email us to check a date at thebarnsmithlake@gmail.com

Where are you located?Accordion Arrow

The address is 1000 County Road 78 Bremen AL 35033 We are 45 minutes North of downtown Birmingham AL, and 60 minutes South of Huntsville AL right between Cullman and Jasper. We are located in the town of Bremen and the property sits on 40 private acres of rustic farmland overlooking beautiful Smith Lake, the 3rd cleanest lake in the Country!

Can we see the venue beforehand? Accordion Arrow

Absolutely! You can schedule a tour after looking over our pricing and package information. Please email thebarnsmithlake@gmail.com for more information.

How many people can the venue accommodate?Accordion Arrow

The Barn can accommodate up to 250 people; The Glass House can accommodate up to 75 for a wedding and 40 for a rehearsal event.

Can I pay extra to increase the capacity? Accordion Arrow

No, due to our facilities we can not have events in excess of the guest count listed above.

What is the cost difference for a small wedding?Accordion Arrow

The cost of your wedding, whether it is large or small, will depend on all of your personal choices and your vision for your day. 

How many Tables and Chairs do you have?Accordion Arrow

With your package you get the following:

  • 20-60 inch round guest tables that seat 8 to 10 per table, 4 8ft banquet tables, 3- 6ft banquet tables and 10 highboys.
  • 150 fruitwood chairs

What if I need more tables and chairs?Accordion Arrow

Additional tables and chairs can be rented from TBSL when the guest count exceeds 150.

Do you provide linen?Accordion Arrow

No. We can recommend vendors that you can rent linen from.

What size linen do I need to rent for the tables provided by the Barn?Accordion Arrow

  • 60in round tables - 120in floor drop
  • 8ft banquet tables - 90in x 156in floor drop
  • 6ft banquet tables - 90in x 132in floor drop
  • Highboys - 120in floor drop

What are the inside Barn dimensions? Accordion Arrow

70 feet x 34.9 feet.

How many cars does the parking lot accommodate?Accordion Arrow

Up to 125 cars.

Do you have rental accommodations on site?Accordion Arrow

Yes. Several of our packages include our homes and cottages for on-site accommodations. Your guests can also rent directly through us to book their stay. To see all of our rental accommodations Please visit https://www.thebarnsmithlake.com/overnight-accomodations

When can I access the rental accommodations I have booked?Accordion Arrow

Check-in time is 3 pm for all homes and cottages. Depending on availability we try to accommodate an early check-in of 1 pm for the Glass House only. Please contact your coordinator for more information regarding this.

When do I need to check-out of the accommodations I have rented?Accordion Arrow

Check-out time is 10 am for all homes and cottages. Due to the nature of our business we require all guests to vacate the property by 10 am. Failure to complete all check-out instructions and on-time departure, may incur a fee. Depending on availability and If arranged with TBSL ahead of time, you may be able to pay for a late-check out.

Do we have to use your preferred vendors? Accordion Arrow

No, however we do require that you let us know who you are using prior to booking them.

Do you have any required vendors? Accordion Arrow

We don't at this current time.

What time will I have access to the venue?Accordion Arrow

For both venues the access time is from 9 am to 11 pm.

Can I access the venue prior to the event date to store my decor or set up early?Accordion Arrow

Depending on availability you may be able to store your decor or set up early. However only when approved by the Event Manager and may require a fee.

Can I add on additional rental time? Accordion Arrow

No.

When is my rehearsal?Accordion Arrow

Typically we have rehearsal at the venue the day before your event date. If there is another event going on we will arrange another time during the week to rehearse or if you have one of our other accommodations we can rehearse there.

What is event insurance? Accordion Arrow

Event insurance is like your car insurance or home insurance, it protects you in case of unforeseen mishaps.

Is there a month or day of coordinator? Accordion Arrow

  • All packages include a day of coordinator.
    •  
    • Day of Timeline
    • Vendor Contacts
    • Vendor Timeline
    • Floor Plan Layout
  • At your request they can provide Vendor recommendations including their contact information
  • Directing the ceremony processional & recessional (if you do not have a planner or separate coordinator)
  • Coordinating and assisting with the setup of the ceremony and reception
  • The point of contact for all vendors
  • Assisting the wedding party and guests as needed
  • Providing an emergency kit if necessary
  • Dealing with any unforeseen situations
  • Available via email for any questions one month prior to your event

Do you offer full wedding planning services?Accordion Arrow

Yes! Please email thebarnsmithlake@gmail.com for more information about wedding planning services.

What is the back up rain plan? Accordion Arrow

We would do a “flip” while cocktail hour is in progress. We will stage all necessary decor to set the room.

How do we officially book our date?Accordion Arrow

Yay! You have decided on a date and package! Our invoicing department will set up your booking and send you a deposit invoice to lock in your date. The total of your deposit will depend on the package you choose as well as the date of the event.

Can we have our rehearsal dinner event on site?Accordion Arrow

Yes, depending on the package you choose this may already be included. If it is not then we can add a rehearsal event to your package. Hosting your rehearsal event on-site includes the set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs, trash removal, event coordinator, and labor.

Can we bring our own alcohol?Accordion Arrow

Yes.

Do we need a licensed bartender?Accordion Arrow

Alcoholic beverages can be supplied by the client or catering/bartending providers. We require the proper consumption and serving of alcohol and the client assumes all responsibility. For the safety of your guests and peace of mind for you, we prefer you have a licensed bartender. 

What are your catering policies?Accordion Arrow

We require your caterer to be licensed and insured. We do not have a commercial kitchen, therefore your Caterer must bring all food prepared prior to arrival. 

Does the venue have a kitchen?Accordion Arrow

  • Yes, we have a Galley style kitchen with a full size refrigerator, a standard oven with conventional and convection options, microwave.
  • We do not provide kitchen equipment including: utensils, pots and pans, servingware, glassware, and plateware.

Does your venue have an ice maker?Accordion Arrow

No. The client, caterer or bartending service will need to provide ice.

What kind of space does my caterer have access to? Accordion Arrow

Full Galley kitchen, vendor load and unload area

Can I bring a food truck?Accordion Arrow

Yes, please let us know if you are having a food truck come so we can be sure they get parked in the correct location.

What is the weather like? Accordion Arrow

Depends on the season. Please refer to an online weather source to determine the typical weather for a certain time of year.

Do you have any rental items? Accordion Arrow

We do rent the following: 

  • (2) Movable Bars
  • (1) Light up LOVE sign
  • (2) Farm tables 
  • (6) Propane heaters 
  • (4) Arbors: Circular, triangular, rectangular and a white cross

Are there any sound restrictions?Accordion Arrow

Music must conclude by 10:30pm.

Are there any decor restrictions? Accordion Arrow

No holes can be placed on any surface or wall. Decor that is hung by command strip or fishing line must be removed prior to departure.

Do you have more than one wedding a day? Accordion Arrow

Yes, it's possible to have a wedding at two different locations on the property.

Although this does not happen often, we could have one wedding at the Barn and one at the Glass House.  When two weddings are booked for the same day, we ensure we have plenty of staff to create a magical day for both events.

We want to include our fur-baby, is that allowed?Accordion Arrow

Yes. We allow pets with a pet fee of $150 for every two pets.

What time do my vendors have access to the venue?Accordion Arrow

9 am the day of the event

What should be happening at 11pm when the event has ended?Accordion Arrow

By 11pm all guests should have vacated the Barn property and all vendors should be cleaning and packing up to leave.

What items are restricted from the venue? Accordion Arrow

Artificial confetti and artificial flower petals for throwing.

Do you allow smoking? Accordion Arrow

Yes, in designated areas.

Does the venue set-up reception and ceremony areas?Accordion Arrow

Yes, the Day of Coordinator will help set up both areas and will work alongside a planner, if you have one, to execute your vision.

Can I get married indoors or outdoors? Accordion Arrow

Yes.

Do you offer any discounts? Accordion Arrow

Yes military and weekday weddings. 

Is there any staff on-site during my event? Accordion Arrow

Yes.

Can we pay you to clean up? Accordion Arrow

Yes, we can handle the packing up for you to pick up later. 

Can I have fireworks? Accordion Arrow

Yes, we have a professional and can give their contact information.