Extra, Extra Items for Your Event

The Barn at Bay Horse Inn has a few extra items available for your event. Most are free of charge or available at a nominal fee. Simply let Jennifer know which items you are interested in during your design meeting. She will provide any additional information needed to secure these items for your event. 

  • Vintage Truck

  • Cake Cart: 33" by 57"

  • Cake/Cupcake Stands

  • Farm Tables: 8 feet by 40 inches (6 total)

  • Satellite Bar

  • Entry Table

  • Single or Double Arbor(s)

  • Lanterns

  • Lace Runners for Farm Tables

  • Pergola: 16x11 and 10 feet high

  • Podium

Have a "HoHoHo Down" this Holiday season.

Just in time for the holidays! Bay Horse Inn is open and ready to host your holiday party. Escape the typical office party as you enter our rustic style barn.  The Saloon, at Bay Horse Inn, can seat 60, or serve a cocktail reception up to 125. The barn can seat 425 and cocktail style over 1000.   

Planning an event at Bay Horse Inn is super easy. We have a variety of Preferred Partners that know our facility. The deliver superior products and services that will make you look great! We work with a variety of caterers that can accommodate various budgets.  View MBP Catering's sample holiday buffet here and plated dinner here.  You can always bring in many of your favorite vendors* too! Call Nicole at (317) 760-8778 to discuss your event.  View our available dates here

* All beverages and alcohol are served through the Saloon at Bay Horse Inn. No outside beverages permitted. Barn events must use one of our preferred caterers, though we are flexible with caterers in the Saloon. 

Grand Opening Celebration Photographs

The Barn opened with a private grand opening celebration including friends, family, businesses and many community members who supported the development of Bay Horse Inn.

Photographs by Amanda DeBusk Photography

Ready, Set and Here We Go! Bay Horse Inn is OPEN!

Bay Horse Inn opened on Thursday, September 15, 2016. With a Ribbon cutting at noon, a Private Grand Opening celebration that evening followed by a fundraiser and 2 weddings the barn kicked off our first weekend full force! 

Below are a few photographs from our Grand Opening Celebration (More coming soon!) Thanks to the Flying Cupcake, in Greenwood, for sharing these. 

If you'd like to see the barn please contact Nicole at (317) 760-8778 or nicole@barnatbayhorse.com.  You can also check out our Community Events calendar for upcoming events that may interest you. 

 

It's all in the details!

As our barn nears completion we've been adding some fun country chic details.  Here is a sneak peek at a few!  We hope you enjoy these latest additions to our barn and saloon.

Our mobile bar is rustic and ready for inside or outdoors.   

Our mobile bar is rustic and ready for inside or outdoors.

 

Our trashcans are easy to find yet blend into our decor!

Our trashcans are easy to find yet blend into our decor!

Ice cold drinks on the patio!

Ice cold drinks on the patio!

Should you consider hiring a wedding planner?

by Alicia Wilson, of JA Alexandra Coordination and Design

Congratulations sweet bride to be!  What a wonderful road ahead of you.  Planning your wedding is certainly half of the fun.  Many of us have been planning our wedding day years before we get the diamond, so this will be a piece of cake!! You have the vision and family to help, now go plan the wedding of your dreams!

What type of bride am I?  Where will I have my reception?  Oh no, they’re booked- now what?  That doesn’t matter, my dress won’t look good there anyway.  I can’t forget to tell the florist that I changed my mind and I hate peonies today, but first I need to pay her. No, first I need to change my inspiration board.  I need to tell the venue that I changed my inspiration board.  How much was that again? My mom was in charge of that.  I’ll call her right after I call my friend Stephanie who is helping me plan the wedding and ask.  I have to wait until her baby is done napping though.  She’s just as excited to plan my wedding as I am!!  I am having so much fun!  My mother in law wants up lighting.  Where do I find up lighting?  Does the Barn even allow up lighting? RSVP’s are coming in!!  This is happening!   How will they get to the Barn?  Did I confirm the rooms at the hotel?  I bet the hotel will help me coordinate the shuttle on the wedding day.  I have the timeline memorized and Stephanie is helping.  Can Stephanie show the florist where I want the extra flowers?  Agh, Stephanie’s a bridesmaid.  She has to be with me and get ready.  My mom won’t mind.  Yes, she will make sure the DJ arrives and wait on the florist.  My cake is gorgeous!!  The photographer doesn’t have the timeline.  Can someone find the timeline?  Eek, I am getting married today.  Did I ever get a piece of cake?

Calm down sweet bride.  You’re gonna eat a piece of cake and I already gave the photographer your timeline.  I assure you of that.  It’s my job.  Continue reading.  

Photo Psychology Today Blog "Why Wedding Planning is More Stressful than it Should Be."

Photo Psychology Today Blog "Why Wedding Planning is More Stressful than it Should Be."

Yours to borrow!

We just purchased these two vintage inspired arbors for our event barn! We thought they would be great for inside the barn.  Have your florists personalize for your special day!  Use one for your vows and another is available as you enter the barn if you'd like two! 

 

Exclusive Invitation

All who have reserved the event barn are invited to our Private Grand Opening event on September 15, 2016! You'll be able to see the barn and saloon as well as meet many of our preferred partners. We'll even have music and appetizers!  

We'll send more details later, so save the date for this exclusive event! Bring your fiancé (or a plus one). Don't worry your friends and family can see it at our public grand opening tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2016. 

A sign of good things to come!

Bay Horse Inn has been bestowed good luck as we've had several days filled with rainbows! Even with all of the rain this spring season we are on schedule! Duke Construction has been very busy and the barn will open as scheduled in September! 

When booking a venue don't forget to ask...

We know how important choosing a venue is for any event. While many know the standard questions to ask such as capacity, food options, availability, etc. we wanted to point out a few items you may want to consider when choosing a venue.

  • How many events does the facility have simultaneously? Be careful if the venue serves more than one event at a time. You want to hear your band, DJ or MC and don’t want guests competing for parking, restrooms and even the coat check.
  • Do they have top of the line audio video equipment? If not, you may need to consider renting it or looking for another venue.
  • Are there plenty of photography opportunities? Avoid facilities with poor lighting or tinted lighting as well as too many mirrors, windows or stained glass that bounce lighting. Tip: You may want to select a photographer that is familiar with the venue. 
  • Does the venue have strong wifi? Guests love to share their photos, and if you are hosting a fundraiser or corporate event you’ll want your brand mentioned online as often as possible. If you are having your wedding, family reunion or any other private party you'll still want to see the various photographs your guests took as it may be weeks or months before getting your professional photographs back. Note: Be sure and hashtag your event so you can find your guests photographs online.

We want your event to be a huge success and hope these questions have helped.  For more information on Bay Horse Inn check out our FAQ section. Do you have more tips to share? We'd love to hear them.