Whippoorwill Hill

1780 E Rayletown Road, Bloomington, IN 47401 Map · Phone number
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About Whippoorwill Hill

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Aisle markers
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Decor
  • Chair covers
  • Altar/arches


Location
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.

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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Rachael Williams · Getting married on 11/05/2020

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    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!
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    Paige · Married on 09/14/2019

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    Stunning & Perfect

    When thinking about my wedding day, I can't help but smile about how perfect it was. A HUGE part of the perfection of our entire day was Whippoorwill Hill. The barn and surrounding land is kept in pristine condition, adding to it's already beautiful setting. Anne & Jeff are phenomenal people and so easy to work with. I mentioned I would like for the cows to be seen from the barn, so Jeff made a special trip and herded the cattle up to the lot next to the barn so we could get pictures. I can't recommend this venue enough. It was beyond any expectations I could've dreamed.

    Sent on 09/30/2019
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    Whippoorwill Hill's reply:

    Thank you Paige! You guys were such a pleasure to work with - your entire family. I had to pull Jeff away from your Dad and Jordan. Jeff was thrilled to come call the cows up & I think the pictures turned out beautifully! Wishing you guys all the love and luck in the world!
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    Afrida Rahman-Enyart · Married on 08/24/2019

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    WOW what a beautiful venue!!

    We waited a month to post our review about Whippoorwill Hill because we wanted what we say about them to be as perfect as they were, but it's hard to find the words to do them justice! Firstly, the venue is absolutely stunning with the elegant farmhouse and rustic red barn. On top of that, the crop field surrounding the farm provides beautiful photographs and a warm country feeling. We opted to include the hayride and it was a huge hit with the wedding guests (even our older relatives)! We had several acres that our wedding guests were able to roam, making yard games very easy to set up. The interior of the barn is also very spacious and has sliding barn doors to give an inside/outside feel. We were initially worried about the bathrooms since they are labeled as "portable" but they are actually very spacious, clean, and temperature-controlled (they are not porta-potties). All in all, we absolutely loved the venue and our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful it was!

    Now to talk about the puppeteers of the operation! From the very beginning Anne and Jeff were nothing but attentive, professional, and downright a hoot to work with. They went above expectations for a venue and acted like they were helping plan a family member or friend's wedding. They seemed truly invested in us as a couple, instead of just being out for the business. Not only did they offer us the use of a great selection of decor (aisle runner, arbor, wood slabs, baskets, etc.,) but Jeff was also there to help set them up and offer recommendations on the most aesthetic placements. Overall, what truly wonderful and kindhearted people. It was such an honor to work with them and to support their business.

    Check out the amazing photos that Wandering Heart Photography (who we also highly highly recommend) took of the venue!

    Sent on 10/08/2019
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    Whippoorwill Hill's reply:

    Afrida - this is amazing. Jeff and I read this aloud and both feel just so happy to be in this business - to be able to meet people like you guys is a blessing. You and Micah have been a joy to work with - from the time we met, to your excitement about the hay wagon, to seeing you all at the Harvest Market, to your beautiful wedding day - we feel like you guys are a part of our farm's story & hope that never changes. Really hope to see you guys again and hug you both!

    Thank you for taking the time to put this together for us - it means the world to us. Adore you and Micah and wish you guys the absolute best in your lives together!

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Whippoorwill Hill 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? $ 2,750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • Describe your venue: Farm/Ranch, Historic Building, Loft
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Aisle Markers, Altar/Arch, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, December

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  • 1780 E Rayletown Road Bloomington, 47401 See on map
    8123274218 (Phone number)

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