Out in Bloomington, Indiana, Whippoorwill Hill is an event venue that’s set on a 130-acre secluded farm that boasts historic architecture. This rustic, vintage venue is busiest from April through November, and plays host to receptions, ceremonies, bridal showers, and engagement parties. On the day of your event, Whippoorwill Hill will have a rep on-site should you need anything.
Facilities and Capacity
The two-story wedding barn (also known as Russell Barn) was originally built in 1892. More recently it was renovated and may accommodate up to 300 people. Overall, your setting options at the working farm are indoor, uncovered outdoor, and covered outdoor spots; the wedding and reception sites are completely secluded. Whippoorwill Hill is not a facility with climate-control options; it’s recommended that couples rent portable temporary heaters in cooler months and opening the larger sliding doors during warmer times.
Among the offerings covered in your wedding package are the solid wood Chiavari chairs that complement the barn’s interior; you’ll get 220 standard American-made chairs come with ivory cushions and then 20 that are bar height for the pub tables. Tables and luxury restrooms are included in the price; these are just two items offered to couples, to hopefully make the event elegant and comfortable while also budget-friendly. Event rentals, liability insurance, lighting, sound and setup are among the event services. Other services include:
With Whippoorwill Hill, you’ll have the best of both worlds: You’ll be on a secluded plot of land that’s also just six miles from the heart of downtown Bloomington, Indiana. You and your loved ones may also appreciate the close proximity to Fourwinds Lakeside Inn and Marina at Lake Monroe. On-site, there’s parking, including ADA-compliant parking spots; it’s also a wheelchair-accessible location. The location, set away from the hubbub of city center, makes for a great backdrop for your photos; imagine standing with your sweetie and stealing a kiss just before sunset as your photographer snaps away.
38 Reviews for Whippoorwill Hill
Recommended by 99% of couples
68 User photos
Whitney Biggs · Getting married on 02/09/2022
Beautiful venue with wonderful owners!
We fell in love with Whippoorwill Hill the moment we visited the farm! The long gravel drive to the property creates a secluded and private feel while still being close to town for guests to travel from. The barn itself is stunning and offers so many options for seating guests and planning your event. This was especially important for us as we were planning our wedding during covid. Anne and her family devote so much time to making the farm look absolutely beautiful and it definitely shows. We also could not have been more pleased with the responsiveness and flexibility of Anne. She helped us trouble shoot problems and was quick to answer any questions we had. She made us and our guests feel safe while providing sanitizing stations and suggesting floor layouts to abide by social distancing guidelines. Our wedding was a dream and exactly what we envisioned the day looking like. We could not recommend this venue enough!Sent on 10/21/2020
Whippoorwill Hill's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words Whitney! We just saw your pictures today and OH MY GOSH - you are stunning, and the photos are a dream. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your time at our farm and are so happy for you both! Hope to have you both back at the farm soon!
Rachael Williams · Married on 11/05/2020
A perfect day!
Wow! Just a beautiful venue. The staff and set-up were spot on! Loved Anne, Morgan Banks, Deanna Hawkins, Alan Trisler, Suzie Abram, Leah Mattis and Benita Deckard. All of these individuals make our wedding perfect.Sent on 05/23/2019
Whippoorwill Hill's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! We are honored you started the next chapter in your life together with us!
Katie Burdine · Married on 07/18/2020
Whipporwill Hill made our day so special and amazing. Their staff went above and beyond for us trying to help make everything perfect. They did a fantastic job. Anne, the owner, is also very responsive to messages and always tries to work with you on anything she can. A wedding during Covid was a hard one to plan, but they made it so much easier.Sent on 07/21/2020
Whippoorwill Hill's reply:Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Katie! So glad we could celebrate you and Danny - even in this crazy time! Best wishes to you both in your lives together! Wishing you all the best.