What months are Lake Max Meadows available to schedule events?

The Blue Boat Barn is open between the months of April and October.  For the comfort of our guests, we do not host events during the winter months at this time. Please inquire for availability.

What is the cost to rent Lake Max Meadows?

Through 2020, rental fee starts at $8,500. See Investment for more detailed information and acceptions.

Can we seat additional guests?

Lake Max Meadows provides tables & benches for up to 200 guests, the barn's maximum capacity. No additional guests are permitted within the barn. In the event your guest list is greater than 200, the addition of a tent is permitted at the renter’s expense.

What is the timeframe for events?

Access to the property begins at 10 am on the day of your event and closes at 11 pm; music must cease at 10:30 pm. All guests should collect their personal belongings and exit the premises by 11:30 pm.

When will my rehearsal take place?

Rehearsal time slots are scheduled on the Friday prior to your event and between 4 - 6 pm.

Is there a dressing area for the bridal party?

Separate accommodations are reserved within The Big Red Barn for the bride and her party to relax, dress, have private time and take photographs prior to the wedding ceremony. This area is set aside for the exclusive use of the bride, wedding party and immediate family members throughout the event and is air-conditioned for comfort. 

In addition, The Studio is reserved for the groom and respective members of the wedding party and immediate family members throughout the event.

Are heating and cooling available within the barn?

Neither heating nor cooling systems exist within The Blue Boat Barn. In the event of unseasonably cool or hot weather, approved fans or space heaters can be brought in at the renter's expense.

Can I have fireworks at my event?

Due to the rural location of Lake Max Meadows, fireworks and sparklers are prohibited.

Will there be Lake Max Meadows staff at my event?

There will be a staff member available to address any questions. Please keep in mind that our staff member is not an event coordinator. 

Can I use my own caterer and other vendors?

Renters may arrange for their own vendors and licensed catering services. Caterers are provided with a dedicated area for staging in our facilities adjacent to the Blue Boat Barn. 

What are the guidelines for serving alcohol?

Lake Max Meadows does not hold a liquor license; renters must use an approved, licensed beverage service.

Are candles permitted within the barn?

Candles must be battery operated. Not flames are permitted in the area of the Blue Boat Barn.

Is smoking permitted on the premises?

Lake Max Meadows is a non-smoking venue, and cannabis use is not permitted anywhere on the property.

What decorative items can I bring?

We want you to put your personal signature on your event if desired. Feel free to bring in decorative elements that do not require pinning, stapling, taping or nailing to any surface both inside and outside of the barn. All flower arrangements, centerpieces, displays or other decorative items brought in for the event must be removed from the premises at the end of the evening. 

What tossing materials are allowed?

Birdseed or flower petals are recommended as tossing materials; rice or confetti is prohibited, as are any other non-biodegradable materials. All tossed materials must be removed from the premises at the end of the evening.

What are the clean-up guidelines?

Renters and/or their caterers must undress tables and collect and bag all trash including bottles, cans and paper items and place them in provided trash and/or recycling containers at the conclusion of the event. Lake Max Meadows  staff will be responsible for trash disposal and general janitorial services. 

Are pets allowed?

We understand pets can be valued members of the family, however, in consideration of all guests of Lake Max Meadows, pets are not allowed anywhere on the venue grounds. There is an exception for service animals.

What are the guidelines for photography?

Photography is allowed anywhere on the grounds; NO tree climbing for photos is permitted. Lake Max Meadows reserves the right to use any photos of the property or barns for promotional purposes. 

Can I bring my own food?

Self-catering is not authorized. We require a licensed catering service for all events.

Can the Lake Max Loft and The Studio be used for overnight accommodations?

Yes, both locations are included in the price of the package and intended for the couple, their family, and/or members of the wedding party.

Can vehicles be left at the venue overnight?

Lake Max Meadows cares greatly for the safety and well being of our guests. Anyone who feels as though it is not safe to drive at the end of an event is permitted to leave their vehicle on the property overnight. Vehicles left in the parking lot overnight must be picked up by 10 am the following morning.