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.
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:
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.
4 Reviews for The Old Homestead Event Barn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Alexis · Married on 11/17/2018
It was love at first sight!!!!!Sent on 12/12/2017
Gabrielle Palmer · Married on 09/16/2017
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
Joy Reynolds · Married on 05/27/2017
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!!