What’s Included

Starry Night Barn Wedding Weekends

We are committed to offering our clients the time and space to create and experience their wedding.  We typically do one event per weekend, with clients checking in to the cottages on Friday and check-out is Sunday. Clients can add nights in the cottages and farmhouse, if available.  There is no rush to set things up and then tear it all down hours later. Couples, their families and friends have the opportunity to fully share in their experience and be present.  There is a pervasive sense of calm and peace here at SNB., with 29 acres of beautiful, natural lands of forested hills, fields, grassy knolls, and orchards – with just enough landscaping and planning to render a purposeful design without losing the farm feel. It’s gorgeous when it’s raining, when the fog rolls over the hills, when big clouds loom over our giant cottonwoods and maples or when the sun warms the creek and illuminates the barn interior like a cathedral.  We encourage our guests to get out and experience Leelanau County and our local Suttons Bay shops and restaurants. A jaunt to Tandem Ciders is a must (it’s truly just a jaunt in our country-living existence) or visit our area trails and beaches to help reset the mind and body.  We’re all about embracing full, unrushed celebrations of love and commitment (and beautiful, fun barn decor!)

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2025 Rates: Mid May through the third weekend of October

Base Weekend Rental: $9400. The base rental includes:

  • Full Upper Barn Dinner, Dancing and deck reception areas.  We provide 5′ round event tables that seat 8; padded natural wood chairs; banquet tables; lighting; and Use of farm tables and furniture for staging and decor.
  • Lower South Barn Lounge for cocktail hour with bar & bathrooms.  The south lounge can accommodate up to 65 guests for a sit-down dinner.
  • New in 2024!!! Lower North Barn Lounge: Includes catering prep area (no more tents!!); Commercial Fridge & Freezer; full bar; Silo table & gallery, bathroom; guest sit-down seating for 75.
  • The Log Cabin and Stone Cottage for two nights (usually Fri-Sat nights).  Each cottage sleeps four.
  • Studio Building access for additional bathrooms;
  • Onsite parking for 75 vehicles
  • Golfcart transportation for guests needing assistance; vendor transport needs, etc.
  • Onsite Venue Manager and staff for Set-up and Day of Event
  • Onsite Decor rental options via Dragonfly Event Designs
  • Access to the barn for set-up starting on Friday at 11 am.  Check-out is Sunday at 10 am.
  • Guest Count: For events of 125 people or more add $275; for events of 175 or more add $500 and for large weddings of 225 and up, add $650

Rental Add-ons:

  • Main Farmhouse rental: The Main Farmhouse is 3200 sq. ft. and sleeps up to 16 guests with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Minimum rental is 2 nights (the night of the event and the night prior); additional rental nights may be requested but are subject to SNB&S approval and availability: $2,000 + 6% Use tax. Cost includes: 2 night rental and cleaning fee. Linens service is optional for a fee.
  • Additional nights in cottages, if available. Cottages sleep up to 4 guests each: $235/night
  • Optional onsite Ceremony: $750 (We’re at 11 different ceremony site options and counting…!)
  • Optional PA for toasts and music: $350 (most DJs or bands provide this)
  • Espresso & Coffee Bar: SNB will open the Espresso & Coffee Bar for guests in the lower north Silo Market & Gallery.  Pricing varies by guest count.
  • Rehearsal Dinners or Next-Day Brunch in a part or the full lower barn: New North Silo Market & Lounge, includes catering prep area, full bar and swanky seating for up to 75 guests (includes the Silo Gallery!): $950; Lower South Barn Lounge – includes bar and seating for up to 71 guests: $750; Full lower barn – both sides of the lounge, both bars, Silo Gallery, catering prep and bathrooms: $1500.
  • For events of 125 people or more add $300; for events of 175 or more add $550 and for large weddings of 225 and up, add $700
  • Flip Fee (for clients doing a ceremony in the barn and then we break it down and reset for reception. Covers additional staffing): $400
  • Referral for Planners / Day-of-Wedding Coordinators: Let us set you up! *Note – a contracted, professional Day of Coordinator is required for all SNB clients.
  • Both Cottages for Friday and Saturday Nights or Saturday and Sunday Nights, your choice.  You can reserve additional nights in the cottages, if available.  The cottages sleep up to 4 people.  The cottages are included with the base weekend contract.
  • The main farmhouse is available at an additional cost to rent for the weekend (Fri-Sat nights minimum) with an option to add extra nights.  The Farmhouse sleeps 16 in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms.
  • Access to the barn, studio and grounds for reception set-up at 11am the day of check-in. Check-out is 10 am Sunday.
  • The upper barn can accommodate 299 for a sit down dinner.
  • Lower north and south barn lounges for cocktail hour on event day.
  • Three bars: One moveable Bar upstairs on the main level and in two bars in the lower lounges.
  • Multiple spaces for up to a 60 x 90 tent near the barn, if needed.
  • Tables & Chairs for up to 299 guests for on-site ceremony option and reception.
  • Deck off back of barn with double sliders and sail covering for sun protection.
  • Lower Barn Lounge with bar area and tables, lounge seating.
  • Barn, Studio, farmhouse and cottages have internet, formidable power and sound system, if rented, for music.
  • Entire barn meets load code so set-up options are endless; you can locate the dance floor wherever you like.
  • Bonfire pit with lots of seating, wood provided, and bonfire tended during event
  • Numerous outdoor sitting areas
  • Numerous ceremony site options (in addition to the barn)
  • Full lower lounge catering prep space
  • Heaters, if needed
  • Back-up generators
  • Men’s and Women’s bathrooms in the Studio Building across from the barn.  New bathrooms in lower barn as of the 2024 season.
  • All facilities, parking, pathways, and barn meet required accessibility and fire safety codes.
  • Onsite Parking
  • Golf Cart for assisting guests when needed
  • Event Day Venue Manager plus event attendant(s)
  • Use of twinkly lights, one of a kind head tables, and antique gift and cake tables, if needed
  • Day-after clean-up services
  • 5′ Round tables for guest seating; Banquet tables for buffet/seating, etc.
  • Chairs (if you do not want to use ours for reception, for example)
  • Minimum of a Contracted Day-of wedding coordinator
  • Linens and decor items
  • Photographer / Videographer
  • Music/entertainment
  • Floral – Check-out Dragonfly Event Designs onsite studio!
  • Licensed caterer with bartending service or separate licensed, insured bartending service
  • Day of Insurance rider (easily attainable at a low cost)
  • Shuttles for additional guest transportation, if needed

We absolutely support flexibility and independent choices for clients who want to select their own vendors.  However, if the package deal is preferred we will provide support and guidance on the best vendors for your vision.  Dragonfly Event Designs offers multiple planning and coordination packages as well as onsite floral services at dragonflyeventdesigns.com.