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Schafer Century Barn is a delightful wedding venue located in Adair, Iowa. This family-owned property boasts rustic charm and old-style allure that is sure to appeal to so many to-be-weds. For a long time, Susan and Tim Schafer had intended to restore the 1915 structure, but it wasn’t until their children were preparing to marry partners of their own that work actually began. Having hosted these initial celebrations, the bucolic building has since welcomed a number of diverse “I do” occasions. Today, it serves as a beautiful, wholesome, and attention-grabbing place worthy of milestone occasions.
Facilities and Capacity
Get-ready rooms provide privacy and comfort for the pre-ceremony preparations. Owing to the multifaceted nature of Schafer Century Barn, ceremonies may be enjoyed in the open air or indoors. Those seeking to celebrate nuptials outdoors can take their place in front of a makeshift arbor against a backdrop of tall trees. Here, vows may be exchanged as the wedding party watches on from seated positions on the lawn. Alternatively, the pond near Schafer Century Barn can be the gathering place as the couple officially become newlyweds in the comforting embrace of nature. The barn itself can also host the event where two people are joined in matrimony. It would be ideal for those seeking shelter from elements on days when the weather is not ideal.
Inside the lovingly refurbished barn, the reception revelries can be enjoyed by all. The authentic barn doors provide a majestic entryway for the fairytale occasion that would be particularly suitable for the couple’s grand entrance. Exposed beams and pillars add to the grandiosity of this decades’-old premises, while warm lighting and ample seating help to create a truly inviting space. The total capacity of this venue is approximately 200 people.
An event planner can assist the couple of honor with certain aspects of the preparations in order to reduce the stress of the milestone. In addition, the staff at Schafer Century Barn are happy to welcome outside vendors on site. Couples can invite their favorite companies and talented professionals to make the occasion truly personal and distinctive. Tents, chairs, tables, and linens are some of the available event enhancements that can be furnished. In addition, WiFi makes it easier for everyone to share their photos of the festivities online, keeping those who could not attend connected to the event. Those keen to stay the night prior to the wedding are welcome to rest in a selection of onsite accommodations. These are located not far from the barn, or in the nearby town.
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Wonderful venue. Some honest feedback.
Susan was great to work with. She was super accommodating from the first time I contacted her up to the today. She checks in often leading up to the event and responds to emails, calls, and texts very promptly.
We paid for the first package and added on unlimited ice, paper products, and staff. We did not pay for dust control, but they did it for us anyway which was super appreciated.
There are just a few reasons I am not giving this wonderful venue 5 stars.
The first one is that it's capacity is 200 people, but we had about 130 attend and it was pretty tight. We had a really hard time getting tables to fit for 130 and people were pretty tight even after we got the layout to work.
Reason number two is the staff we paid for were not very helpful. Both my fiance and I went through with them the things we wanted them to do. We asked them to serve the food, keep up with emptying trash, keep tables cleared, and refill coolers with beverages both inside and outside. They served the food like we asked, but forgot to put both the coleslaw and pickles out until my dad finally realized halfway through the dinner that it wasn't out. Then within the first 10 minutes of the reception the coolers both inside and outside were pretty close to being out of beverages and my brother in law ended up having to refill them all. They kept up with emptying the trash, but did not clear tables at all like we'd asked. My grandma had to do it instead and she definitely shouldn't have had to. They were available when we had questions, but often didn't seem to know how to answer what we were asking. At the very end of the night only one staff member was still around which was fine by us, but when we were getting ready to leave, I needed to talk to him, looked for him for half an hour and he was no where to be found. Overall they were all very friendly and SEEMED willing to help, but we were very dissapointed.
My last reason for not giving 5 stars relates not necessarily to the venue, but more to the Bridal Suite we booked. It was wonderful and provided plenty of space for my bridal party, but there was very little toilet paper to restock the bathrooms and there were only three mirrors in the whole place and they were in the small bathrooms so we had to buy some to get ready.
Overall, our experience was great and if I were to go back to when I was selecting a venue I would still choose the Schafer Century Barn.
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