Frequently Asked Questions

Is my date available?

Please feel free to check our online calendar, we do our best to keep it up-to date so you can easily see if any open dates might be possible for your event.

Do you offer weddings year-round?

Our wedding season runs from the beginning of April until the end of October.  Please note that our October weddings are offered on Fridays only.

What is the maximum capacity of The Gathering Barn?

Our maximum for weddings is 262 people; this includes 260 seated guests and a sweetheart table for the newlywed couple.

What is included in the rental?

With The Gathering Barn rental we include tables and chairs (set up for your event), portable bar counter, prep kitchen access, indoor restrooms (and continual restroom upkeep), patio area with porched cocktail tables, parking lot with separate handicap parking and drop-off loop, property use for photos, and access to the barn on the day of the event from 10AM until 11PM.

Do you offer planning or coordination services?  Will a staff member oversee the event?

While we do not offer wedding planning or day-of coordinating services, we do have our staff at every event to fulfill our responsibilities as a venue.  Our staff will maintain restrooms, adjust lighting and fan levels, and clean up any accidental spills.  We recommend that your DJ and caterers coordinate to ensure the start time of your ceremony and meals, or that you hire a professional planner for your event to run flawlessly!

Do you have heat or air conditioning in The Gathering Barn?

The Gathering Barn is equipped with a large fan to circulate air and is heavily insulated in order to keep the cold air out in the fall time and hot air out in the summer time.  Because we want to have The Gathering Barn be as open to the outdoors as possible, air conditioning is not a good economical or environmental match for our venue.  In the case of chilly evenings the barn is heated to keep your guests comfortable!

Can we have our wedding ceremony on-site? What is included with the ceremony fee?

We offer multiple ceremony set-up options and have a portable arbor you may choose to use.  For on-site ceremonies we have an additional $400 fee that includes chair set-up and take-down, arbor use, power generator set-up if needed, and any additional mowing in the area you choose.

How does catering work?  Do you serve food and drinks?

We do not provide catering or bar services for the events held at Akron Acres.  We have a list of caterers and bartenders we can recommend to you or you may choose any licensed caterer or bartenders of your choice!  Our on-site kitchen is a prep kitchen; any full service caterer who offers off-site catering should find the kitchen to have more than what they need.  Caterers who have not serviced a wedding at Akron Acres are highly encouraged and welcomed to sit down with us and tour the venue before the wedding!