The Old Homestead Event Barn

21850 Beardstown Road, Rushville, IL 62681 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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Guest capacity 1 to 250
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About The Old Homestead Event Barn

The Old Homestead Event Barn -- located in Rushville, Illinois and serving clients in the Springfield, Champaign, and Peoria regions--is a barn and farm wedding event venue with lots of history. Situated on a five-acre property just one hour from Springfield, this newly renovated venue, restored to its original build with repurposed barn wood, can be the perfect location for a rustic-styled wedding event.

Facilities and Capacity
The Old Homestead Event Barn features 5,000 square feet of flexible event space, a gymnasium dance floor, old world lighting, and vintage decorations including lanterns, mason jars, wooden crates, barrels, wooden chairs, old books, vintage suitcases, trunks, primitives, and old bathtubs. All of these rustic features will make for an unforgettable event backdrop and lasting wedding photography. The barn also features modern plumbing with flushing toilets and sinks. You will also have access to tables and chairs to accommodate up to 250 guests, as well as fresh linens in white, ivory, or black. Your wedding ceremony will traditionally be held on the event lawn, but In the event of inclement weather, your ceremony may be moved to the barn.

Services Offered
The Old Homestead Event Barn offers a variety of services and amenities to its guests and clients who are celebrating wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. With an open vendor policy, the barn gives you the freedom to design your event exactly how you fancy it. The barn also offers photo booth rentals, photography services, an ordained minister, event planning services, event decorating, setup and cleanup. Other services offered by the venue include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Event rentals
  • Get ready rooms
  • Lighting/sound
  • Pet friendly space
  • Aisle markers
  • Altar/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Tents
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

History
With a rich history since 1887, The Old Homestead Event Barn began as a traditional farm used to house horses and milk cows, and for corn crib storage and other farm machinery. Eventually, it was decided that the barn would serve a much greater purpose, providing a flexible event space filled with rich history created by the original owners. The barn underwent a restoration project in which much of the old surfaces were repurposed with newer, more durable wood. Since 2013, The Old Homestead Event Barn has been the home for many weddings.

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Our outside lights!!
Our outside lights!!
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The Old Homestead Event Barn
Wedding Party
Wedding Party
Cake setup
Cake setup
Cake table
Cake table
Clowning around
Clowning around
Head table option
Head table option
Dimmed lighting
Dimmed lighting
First dance
First dance
Sweetheart table
Sweetheart table
Couple dancing
Couple dancing
Posing on the benches
Posing on the benches
Ring bearer steals the show!
Ring bearer steals the show!
Some furniture available
Some furniture available
Outside wedding area
Outside wedding area
Wedding Party posing
Wedding Party posing
Closeup!
Closeup!
Posing by our red truck
Posing by our red truck
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Our outside lights!!
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The Old Homestead Event Barn
Wedding Party
Wedding Party

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4 Reviews for The Old Homestead Event Barn

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Gabrielle Palmer · Married on 09/16/2017

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Beautiful and Perfect

    Rustic, peaceful, absolutely amazing venue. If you are looking for a rustic/barn vibe for your wedding then this is the perfect place. Not to mention, the owners are some of the most helpful and kind people I have ever met. They are always looking for ways to improve. They had tons of decorations and props that we were allowed to use. They had a wonderful side room in their house for the bride and my girls to get ready so we weren’t sweating our makeup off outside before the wedding. Gorgeous picture opportunities. Would recommend 100 times over again!

    Sent on 01/28/2019

    The Old Homestead Event Barn's reply:

    Thank you, Gabrielle! You had a beautiful wedding and we enjoyed every minute of it!! I can't wait to help the next couple make their "best day ever" happen! Lisa
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    Joy Reynolds · Married on 05/27/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful day

    This venue was wonderful. Ceremony location was great and the reception barn was large enough to host everyone with plenty of space. Nice outdoor space as part of the reception barn. Beautiful location for pictures as well.

    Sent on 02/03/2019

    The Old Homestead Event Barn's reply:

    Thank you, Joy, for your kind words, and you married a handsome Marine while surrounded by so many loved ones!! You were a beautiful bride in a perfect country setting!! Take Care!!

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The Old Homestead Event Barn 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?
    $ 2800
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2800
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 2800
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2800
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Farm/Ranch
    Historic Building
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    China
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    November

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  • 21850 Beardstown Road Rushville, IL, 62681 See on map
    217-601-6204 (Phone number)
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