Exploration Acres offers couples a barn-style wedding venue to host their special day in Lafayette, Indiana. Owned by the brother-and-sister team of Tim Fitzgerald and Mary Bransetter, the farm was established by their grandparents in the early 1920s. In 2006, renovations began to restore and preserve the buildings that had sustained their family for a century, and the farm was opened to the public in 2008. In addition to supplying a rustic barn setting for events in spring and summer, the property has a corn maze and pumpkin patch in the fall, as well as fire pits and an activity space.
Facilities and Capacity
The 4,000-square-foot barn at Exploration Acres can accommodate up to 250 guests with tables and chairs. Built in 1928, the barn offers a warm setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions from April through mid-August. Couples are welcome to rent the entire barn, or choose sectioned areas that fit their group size, such as the lower level, north loft, south loft, or west addition. There is plenty of parking on-site for guests, as well as climate controlled restrooms that are wheelchair accessible.
Events taking place at Exploration Acres are welcome to bring their own outside vendors onto the property to fulfill their wedding day needs. Folding chairs and tables are include in barn rental packages. Couples can also choose to add-on an outdoor wedding in the woods and country store with a warming kitchen. Other rental items are available for decoration.
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