Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

No, your wedding will be the only event on that day, ensuring you have exclusive use of our 6-acre property!

Our rental fee includes exclusive use of the property, your choice of indoor or outdoor ceremony locations, tables and chairs set up according to your preferences, a one-hour meeting one month before your wedding to finalize table layout and bar package, a one-hour rehearsal the week of your wedding, and more! For a detailed list, please visit our Weddings and Rates page.

Yes, both levels of the barn and the bridal suite (link to space page) are fully climate controlled to ensure comfort for you and your guests throughout the day.

We strive to include as much as possible in our rental fee to avoid additional charges. Most items shown in photos and during tours are included. Optional add-ons include day-of wedding coordination, linens, a gas fire pit, s’mores package, coffee service, early access, and décor take down. You won’t pay extra for essentials such as indoor/outdoor ceremony spaces or string lighting.

Rehearsals are scheduled in one-hour increments on Thursday or Friday afternoons, depending on our event schedule.

We can seat up to 250 guests for dinner.

Due to high demand, we do not hold dates. To secure your date, we require a non-refundable 50% deposit of the rental fee and a signed contract. The remaining 50% is due 90 days before your event. Payments for bar packages and any additional add-ons are due 30 days before the event.

We prefer payment by check, ECH, or cash. Credit card payments will incur an additional 3% processing fee.

The most common total budget ranges between $20,000 and $25,000, depending on vendors chosen.

Yes, we welcome pets for ceremonies and photos with a $150 per pet refundable deposit, although pets are not allowed during the reception.

Yes, we host open houses on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm-6:30pm. All are welcome, but these sessions are primarily for our booked couples to test arrangements, discuss table layouts, and review bar packages. If you’re interested in hosting your event at The Bowery, we encourage you to book a tour here.

We see a wonderful mix of local, Southern Wisconsin, and out-of-state couples every year.

Event Day Questions

For full-day weddings, you can access the venue starting at 10am. Early access at 9am can be added on if needed.

Yes, here’s a suggested timeline:

4:00pm – Ceremony

4:30pm – Cocktail Hour

5:30pm – Guests transition upstairs to dinner

5:45pm – Grand March

6:00pm – Dinner

8:00pm – Dancing and Reception

11:00pm – Music and Bar Service Ends

Our staff will be on-site throughout the day to ensure cleanliness of the property and trash removal. We do not clean any décor items that you bring with you unless you’ve added on coordination or décor pack up.

Our staff will be on-site throughout the day to ensure cleanliness of the property, trash removal, vendor touch bases and help with guest transitions.

To preserve the historic nature of our property, we do not allow nailing/screwing in or putting holes in any walls or items. You may use fishing line, zip ties, floral wire, or painters/gaffers tape for decorations.

Our outdoor ceremony site features a beautiful square wooden arch with views of mature trees and pristine woods, creating a picturesque and private backdrop. We provide wooden benches and optional (included) antique front-row chairs for special family and friends. In case of inclement weather, we have an indoor wooden arch of the same size for an easy transition.

Yes. You have the choice of getting married indoors or outdoors at no additional cost, although most couples opt for our beautiful outdoor ceremony site.

In case of inclement weather, our staff will set up for an indoor ceremony and subsequently “flip the room” for dinner and reception while guests enjoy our cocktail hour lounge downstairs.

We welcome most décor items but prohibit open flame, fireworks, confetti, and similar items that could create a large mess or are difficult to clean.

Yes, we can accommodate 9 or 10 guests at a round table, although this is less common. 8 is standard, for guest counts over 200, 9-10 guest at a round is required. Our maximum capacity to seat for dinner is 250 guests.

We provide white resin tables: 25 round tables (60”), 12 rectangle tables (8’), 6 rectangle tables (6’), and 7 cocktail tables (30”).

While we provide round and rectangle white resin tables and white padded resin chairs, you may bring in your own rented chairs and tables. Please note they must be removed by the end of the night, which can be challenging and is not commonly done.

No, we do not allow fireworks, sparklers, or open flame candles.

Our fees remain the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite, as we host only one event per day.

Vendor Questions

We work regularly with our exclusive caterers to ensure high-quality service. If you prefer a non-exclusive caterer, a $750 fee applies.

Only licensed and insured professionals are permitted to serve food at The Bowery. Snacks or ordered lunch to the farmhouse are permissible.

We require the final headcount 30 days before your event.

Bar Questions

Yes, we hold a class B liquor license, which mandates that all alcohol services must be provided in house. No carry-ins are allowed per state law.

No, our license prohibits outside alcohol. Any unauthorized alcohol will be confiscated and returned at the end of the event.

Tip jars will be present unless there is a prepaid 20% gratuity included in your bar package.

We provide 1 bartender for every 75 guests. Bartenders are included in all hosted packages and are available in a la carte packages on an hourly basis.

Bar service ends at 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 10pm on Sundays through Thursdays. All personal items must be removed by midnight on Saturdays and Sundays, and by 11pm on other days.

Let’s Make this Official

Check Our Venue Availability Calendar

Before you save the date, check it! Use our availability calendar below to find out if The Bowery Barn is available for the date you want. If you are ready to book, contact us at or schedule a tour online.