The Barn at Drewia Hill Est. 2013

16703 Andy Thomas Road, Sale Creek, TN, United States

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Tennessee charm abounds at this spacious, family owned and operated barn.
This property, located north of Chattanooga, allows for additional wedding planning flexibility: choose between exchanging vows on the sunset side of the barn, or beneath the cedar wood arbor. For party photos, opt for the peach orchard across from the barn when the trees bloom in the springtime.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Field / Forest / Orchard
Views
Farm View
Meadow/Field
Rolling Hills
Style
Casual
Country
Rustic
Shabby Chic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

We want everyone who considers The Barn at Drewia Hill, as possibly the place to plan & make their precious & one of kind memories, that without a doubt we will ALWAYS do our absolute BEST to insure that your big day gets all the attention to detail that's necessary. We want you to have THE BEST day ever, while you're here at our venue. We've seen SO MANY beautiful days thus far & I am so incredibly BLESSED to call what I do, "my job" & to refer to this beautiful barn, as "my office."

~~Below is the general information about our venue. Trying to list & accurately describe every single thing, really becomes an impossible & never ending task, but here's where we start! If there’s any additional info you may find yourself needing, please do not hesitate to ask. We pride ourselves here on being very "user-friendly." Many that choose to have a simple, rustic & elegant style of décor, sometimes just find themselves only in need of maybe flowers, photography, food & cake (or other confections.) That usually just depends on personal preferences & budgets.

~The deposit due to reserve a date, is half of the total amount of the daily rate/cost to rent the venue. This amount is based on your approximate/estimated guests. (Pricing structure is explained below.) We don't charge more or less for any specific days of the week or months of the year, because of demand or popularity.

~Our availability right now, is changing almost every other day! Our entire calendar tends to fill up quick, due to our pricing, which seems to be some of the lowest in the area, considering all that's included in our base price.

The following info & pricing applies to all days & months still available for the 2016 & 2017 calendar years & is subject to slight change based on your personal details, choices & preferences.

~Pricing is based on your approximate number of guests & begins at $2200 for up to 100 guests. This pretty much includes ALL the basics you would need. For up to approximately 150 guests, its $2400, for up to 200 guests is $2500 & for up to 225-250 guests, which would be the highest number we feel comfortable accommodating, that would be $2700. There are a few options on having a few additional guests above 250 people & those that have chosen to do this in the past have needed to rent a tent for the overflow of guests that may not comfortably fit into the barn, all at the same time. We can further discuss your guest count & other details & how to most effectively estimate how many you will have in attendance.

To reserve a date(s,) half of the total amount is due upon booking & the remaining balance is due 30 days from your date(s) reserved. This is a nonrefundable deposit but with adequate notification, we do allow parties to cancel the original scheduled date & reschedule to another date within the same calendar year. Several rules do apply & more details can be made available to you, if/when needed.

~For those that book a Saturday wedding, (or whenever it's available,) I always offer the option of booking the day before their wedding/event date, for a cost of $475. This means the venue would be available to you ALL DAY on Friday from, 8am till 9pm & would enable you to come up with your helpers/family, get tables dressed & arranged & all set up, make any alternate plans/arrangements, have your rehearsal & even your rehearsal dinner if you'd like. Many people choose to bring a grill & cookout, do a "potluck style buffet" or you can have it catered in. THEN afterwards, you can leave knowing that everything is done & in place & your family can rest & most importantly... YOU can rest. This is a great way to make your actual event/wedding day, MUCH LESS STRESSFUL & hectic! We have seen many accounts of how that kind of peace of mind is just simply priceless.

For the day of your event, the venue is available to you ALL DAY, which basically means 8am until 10pm (or else another previously agreed upon time.) We are somewhat flexible on these hours because we do understand that "things happen" which may create a delay or some sort of other change(s) to the best laid plans & timelines. Please just let us know if you have any questions regarding venue availability times.

~~The above pricing, DOES INCLUDE many, MANY items/details that you may need or want when considering a rustic/barn venue: We currently have these items available for renters to gently use & these items ARE INCLUDED for you, in the venue cost, but you will want to confirm that all these items are still here, at least the week prior to your event.

~At our outdoor ceremony area, we do have a lovely rustic cedar post arbor which is a square structure that measures 10x10 ft in the front & tapers to 8x8 ft on the back side. This is something that you may want to use for an outdoor ceremony & that you may choose to leave natural or it can be decorated according to your preferences & specific ideas/details.

~Food Buffet area which consists of 4~Whiskey barrels that have two 8ft wooden table tops. (This is where you will see food presented in many of our online pictures.)
2~ whiskey barrels/old door table for displaying pictures, guest book or for whatever you choose. (This is a permanent feature which is sitting by the bride’s room door, across from the kitchen.)
4~ additional whiskey barrels, randomly placed around the barn, which you are welcome to use for cake/dessert presentations, "cocktail tables" for mingling guests who like to stand or move around rather than sit, for placement of flower arrangements, or for whatever your vision may be. (**Whiskey barrels are both heavy & oddly delicate so for that reason, when necessary, WE will move these for you.)
15~ 5ft round tables (comfortably seating 6-8 guests each.)
150~ White folding chairs.
4~ 6ft rectangular tables (optional.)
2~ 4ft round folding tables (comfortably seating 4-6 guests, also optional.)
1~ 4ft round wooden table (optional but typically used for cake able or the "sweetheart table.")
1~ 3ftx4ft rectangle wooden table (optional but typically used for DJ or another option for a cake table.)
2~ High-top cocktail style tables (optional.)
~Several vintage furniture items & wooden spools (all optional & used at your discretion.)
~White lap-length (90in round) table cloths/linens are included for all above tables.
FYI: 
**(Longer white or black, almost floor length, 108in round table cloths/linens are available for use but these have an additional charge of $6 per table.)
**Assorted Burlap table runners/covers are also available for rental at a cost of $2 a piece.

~All the lighting & draperies you see in our website pics, do stay up throughout the year & are INCLUDED.
10~Lighted grapevine balls (optional & can be seen in some of our online pics.)
~An indoor sound system that does support the use of an iPod, Ipad & other basic electronic devices. 
~TONS of rustic props & signs!
1~ Big white vintage claw-foot bathtub.
1~Large vintage Coke cooler to ice drinks down in (this has an alternate use as a table or serving area.)
Lots of various sized, large galvanized tubs for icing down drinks.
6~ glass Mason jar style (2-2.5 gallon sized) drink dispensers (optional & located in the barn kitchen.)
8~ Shepherds hooks for the isle way, lots of large tree stumps to use for isle markers.
~TONS of Mason jars, vintage milk bottles & old soda bottles of all various sizes for flowers/centerpieces (available for use upon request.)
1~ Gorgeous 3 tiered wood slice cupcake/dessert stand.
TREE SLICES~ pretty much an unlimited selection in all various sizes.

I constantly hear that many people LOVE our barn & property for a lot of reasons but many times because so many of the difficult & expensive items needed or wanted for decorating a rustic/vintage/shabby chic event, are already done or are easily accessible!

~Bride's room~ Many choose to use this room as a great photo op as well as a place to get dressed, ready & relax… or for whatever your needs or preferences may be. (This room has a beautiful vintage couch & chair as well as a restroom.) There is also an additional restroom in the barn, right outside the bride's room.

~As far as our available heating options, we have 6 large, stand-up propane heaters that are available for rent on an "as needed" basis, for $30 each. Depending on the weather, you may or may not need them so you are welcome to make that call closer to your event date. You are also welcome to utilize our fire-pit but you would have to provide the firewood & also agree to follow our policies & guidelines regarding fire safety. The fire must be completely extinguished at the time you are leaving the property. These details are listed in our contract.

~Alcohol Service- If this is something you would be interested in, I can give you the details on we expect from you/your guests & our basic requirements. So here it is.... Basically, we require you to adhere & participate in practicing a large degree of caution & common sense, as well as acknowledging & adhering to, all local, state & federal laws regarding the provision, serving, consumption & any/all of our rules & requirements put forth for you in our "barn rules & clean up guidelines" & our contract. As far as providing any alcohol whatsoever, you must provide proof of an additional, one day, liability/wedding policy that generally only costs about $1-1.50 per guest, give or take. The cost of this policy will depend on your approximate guest count & which carrier you get to provide the policy.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $17 to $40

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
225
Buffet
N/A
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2013
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Beer/Wine/Champagne Only
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Barn at Drewia Hill (proudly named after our Great Grandfather & pronounced Drew-ee,) is a rustic barn venue that sits on a lovely, breezy hill, nestled in the middle of a beautiful wide-open, 100+ acre field with GORGEOUS & serene views in every direction... it's what we like to call "God's country." With an 800 tree peach orchard that blooms an ocean of pink flowers in the spring, to the wide-open rolling fields all around us... there is no shortage of truly breath taking scenery here at our farm.

We can recommend many reliable & excellent vendors with very reasonable options for each & every service that you may need for the day of your event. We are ready to assist you in customizing whatever event you might be planning & we look forward to helping you make your beautiful dreams a reality!
Standout Venue Features:
Being at our venue has the feel of being somewhere far removed from the hectic stir of big cities or crowded neighborhoods... However, we are located in north Hamilton County which is only about a 25-30 minute drive from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. We are also only 10 minutes from the city of Dayton & about 20-25 minutes west of Cleveland, Tennessee. There are multiple retailers, restaurants, boating & fishing areas, historical sites & also several nice hotels that are within about 10 minutes of our venue.
Extra Perks:
Our venue provides a beautiful & color neutral, rustic setting that can be enhanced & is only limited to your own creativity & imagination! We have so many vintage items & props for staging all types of gorgeous events. These are usually items that we are happy to share with you, at no additional cost.
Our venue provides 150 white folding chairs, 17 round tables with white linens, several rectangle tables, lots of whiskey barrels & several vintage furniture items.
Awards & Notables In 2015, on the website & blog, "Only in Tennessee," we were named as sixth in Tennessee's most beautiful venues.
Nominated for Chattanooga's 2016 Best of the Best, venue award.
Great Facebook reviews from lots of those who have been here & used our venue & services.
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