Looking for an exceptional meeting place that has all the amenities? The rental facilities at Living History Farms are unique, conveniently located and reasonably priced. Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor history museum which educates, entertains and connects people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences.
Living History Farms Visitor Center
Including the Great Hall and Celebration Room
Spacious, airy and open, the Great Hall in the Visitor Center at Living History Farms features exposed beams, skylights, brick, inlaid wood and windows looking out to the 1875 town of Walnut Hill. The Great Hall's French doors open to a stone courtyard surrounded by evergreen trees. The Great Hall and Gallery holds 150 people seated with tables or 330 standing, and is available for receptions, meetings, luncheons and dinners from 4:30 pm to midnight May-October and 8 am to midnight November-April.
The adjoining Celebration Room is a private retreat that seats 50 people. Scenes of Living History Farms are featured in the room and a 10-foot projector screen is built in. Wireless internet is available.
Ten 8 foot banquet tables, sixteen 60” round tables, and 150 dark burgundy stacking chairs are included. A modern catering kitchen with stove, microwave, commercial refrigerator and freezer is available for renter or caterer use. Catering is open. No additional kitchen fees. Vending machines, restrooms, and plenty of paved parking complete the site.William G. Murray Conference Center
Available for rent from September until mid-May, the Murray Conference Center is a unique, partially in-ground modern facility for business meetings, planning sessions, day retreats, luncheons, receptions and reunions. The Meeting Room can seat up to 115 people theater-style or 55 seated at tables, and features a vaulted ceiling with a wall of southern windows. The spacious balcony overlooks a peaceful farm pond where deer, ducks and Canadian geese often gather. Also on the main level are a lobby/registration area, a restroom, and a modern catering kitchen with commercial refrigerator and freezer, stove and microwave.
The conference center includes eighteen 72” x 18” tables, 85 chairs, three 8’ banquet tables, two easels, a portable projection screen, stereo for tapes and CD’s, and a television with a DVD/VCR player. Wireless internet is available. The Conference Center is not available in summer months due to day camp activities.Walnut Hill Picnic Shelter
A perfect place for company picnics and barbeques, the shelter is located in a wooded area near the 1875 town of Walnut Hill. The 30' x 45' open-air shelter includes electricity and picnic table seating for up to 200. Modern restrooms, water and outdoor stage are nearby. The shelter area is designed for any size group from 50 to 200 people. A special package has been developed for your daytime event, including admission to Living History Farms, access to a stage (with electricity), and 5 acres of shaded lawn.Church of the Land
Our "Prairie Gothic" Church is available year-round for weddings, baptisms, music recitals/programs, and church services. Located in the 1875 town of Walnut Hill, the church seats 130 people in its sanctuary. Bridal dressing room, piano, pump organ, CD player, candelabras, hurricane lamps, and pew clips are included. The church is air-conditioned and heated. A minimum of three hours rental time is required for weddings, which includes the one hour rehearsal time (4 hours total). No alcohol is allowed in the church.
The Flynn Barn, built in 1871, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Flynn Barn is available to rent evenings from April – October. The barn doors on the west open wide to 68’ x 61”. Mortise and tenon beams frame the open beamed expanse above the white oak floor.
Electric barn lanterns fixed to the inside perimeter beams provide lighting. Modern restrooms are a short walk away. Hard surface parking is available at the Visitor Center.
10 - 8’ banquet tables, 10 - 60” round tables, 11 - 70” round tables and 200 plastic folding chairs are available for your set up and use. The Flynn Barn is ideal for dinners, auctions, receptions, dances and shows with a capacity of 160 seated at tables, or up to 280 standing.
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Jenifer · Married on 12/22/2018
Evan was very easy to work with and always would make sure my questions got answered. They were very helpful and the location was beautiful. Highly recommend this location for a wedding.Sent on 12/23/2018
Giselle · Married on 04/21/2018
Everyone I came in contact with was very helpful. Evan was great at answering questions. We rented the church only for an April wedding. There was a mixup with our officiant during rehearsal and the staff member provided an alternate rehearsal time to help us. She went above and beyond. The pictures were fantastic and the prices were very reasonable.Sent on 05/07/2018
Linda · Married on 04/22/2017
We got married in the Flynn Barn, location was gorgeous!!!! They set up the tables and chairs for us. The girl that was there to assist was just a doll!!Sent on 04/30/2017