Dairy Barn Arts Center

8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, OH 45701 Map · Phone number
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About Dairy Barn Arts Center

The Dairy Barn Arts Center is nestled in the hills of southeast Ohio within walking distance to Ohio University's main Athens campus. The Ohio University Inn is located just down the lane from the venue or a quick shuttle ride from the many hotels located on East State Street. We are the only venue located inside city limits that includes day before set-up & day after tear-down!

Our main reception space seats 150 and costs $2,000 to rent. We also have our gallery space available for limited dates that can seat up to 250 for $3,500. Both spaces require a $200 deposit and include a sounds system (if you choose to self-DJ), access to the catering kitchen (you can bring in whoever you choose), patio space for outdoor entertaining, ample parking, access to our one mile nature trail with amphitheater, outdoor ceremony options and tables and chairs for up to 150. It also includes a day before set-up and a day after tear-down.

If you book your event during an exhibit, you can allow guests access to the exhibit for $100/hour.

The Dairy Barn Arts Center Bar, "The Neon Cow Bar" is available for rent as well during your event. Our establishment does not permit outside alcohol on the premises per our state of Ohio liquor license. The bar manager, Sierra Crenshaw offers 1-2 bartenders at $20/hour per bartender, $50 bar set up fee per 150 people and special order alcohol orders prior to the event. She will also have bar back (s) on hand to help clear glassware and clean up any spills. The Neon Cow Bar offers cash bar as well as different open bar options. Sierra will guide you through how much to order and even offer signature drink specials! Please keep in mind that The Neon Cow does require 20% gratuity on all purchased alcohol as well as mixed drinks totaled. This amount will vary depending on how many guests as well as how much alcohol is ordered. Sierra will always do her best to provide the best service and drinks for your event with your budget in mind!

I would love to set a time to show you the space and answer any additional questions you have! Let me know your availability if you would like to set something up. Please contact events@dairybarn.org for more information.

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Ample Photo Op Locations
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Patio seats up to 70
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Indoor Ceremony Options
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Silo Love
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The Lobby for Cocktail Hour
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Main Entrance
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6 Reviews for Dairy Barn Arts Center

Recommended by 86% of couples


4.3 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.3
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.1
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.4
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    Stacy Holdeman · Getting married on 10/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    An affordable,tasteful, and unique venue right on Ohio University's campus!

    I am so happy that my fiance and I found the Dairy Barn. Cassie, the events manager, is so accommodating and communicative. She allowed us to reserve two dates for our wedding until we find out when OU's homecoming will be, and she responds to email same day or next day. She provided us a list of vendors that they work with frequently, which was super helpful as we live out of town. Being able to rely on her to answer my questions has been such a relief! The venue itself is perfect if you are looking to have an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception at a shared location. It has a rustic yet modern feel. It is also right next to the OU Inn, which makes accommodating out of town guests a breeze. We also appreciate that they are working to implement a zero waste policy. I can't wait to get married here!

    Sent on 11/13/2019
  • User2724307 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Dairy barn is a beautiful place to get married! Very economical, with a quaint yet clean country feel. When you rent the barn you rent the grounds as well (unless they have a planned event, in which case you work around it or pick a different date). Their coordinator is very nice and very thorough. One reception hall, the AEP Wing, already has Christmas lights strung across the ceiling and you can just plug in and go! Their back grounds have outlets installed so you can have a sound system if your wedding is outside.

    My original plan was to have the wedding no the grounds and proceed inside for the reception. It was so rainy and humid that we ended up moving the wedding inside with the reception. But the day turned out to be a beautiful one none the less.

    Sent on 07/13/2013
  • Julia

    Julia Moncrief · Getting married on 11/07/2020

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    They kept us safe during the pandemic and the reception was better than I had imagined!

    Great service. Safe and flexible during the pandemic. They made what seemed may be impossible happen for our special day!

    Sent on 08/06/2020

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Dairy Barn Arts Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 2000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 2000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Barn
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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