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 May until the end of October.  Please note that we do Saturdays only in May, June and September, Fridays and Saturdays in July and August and 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?

The Gathering Barn rental  includes tables and chairs (set up for your event), portable bar counter, prep kitchen access, indoor restrooms (and restroom upkeep), patio area with covered cocktail tables, parking lot with separate handicap parking and drop-off loop, photo areas, and access to the barn on the day of the event from 10AM until 11PM.  All personal wedding items must be taken the night of the event.

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 the additional fee includes chair set-up and take-down, arbor use, and any additional mowing in the area you choose.

Do you have a bridal suite?

We do offer our bridal suite as an optional add-on!  The bridal suite is a separate building located just beyond the patio of the barn featuring mirrored countertops, private powder room, heat and air conditioning, dry bar, secure locking door, and lots of gorgeous natural light!  The perfect place to relax and be pampered, with the additional rental fee you may have access to the suite starting at 10:00AM on wedding day.

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 for you to choose from.  If you have a caterer in mind who is not on our list, let us know!  Our on-site kitchen is a prep kitchen; offering conveniences for the caterer to use.