The Blue Dress Barn Est. 2003

Location: 3893 Territorial Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan

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Boogie on down at the Blue Dress and outfit your next event with rustic opulence.
Dance the night away under a vast open timber roof lit by elegant wrought iron chandeliers. Two second story decks add 600 square feet overlooking gardens and fields. In the gardens are tables beneath shade umbrellas, chairs and benches around fires. Distinct and divine, this dairy barn is churning out the loveliest “let’s-get-togethers."
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Historic Building
Views
Garden
Meadow/Field
Style
Country
Eclectic
Garden Party
Rustic
Shabby Chic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
LGBT Weddings

Venue Setting

Historic "House of David Dairy Barn" built in 1930 from a famous colony. Considered the first modern farm in 1930. Largest dairy barn in the midwest. Sits in a " the fruit belt" of Southwest Michigan 1.5 hours from Chicago and Detroit. Brides and Grooms come world round!

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

May and October there is a heat surcharge of $250

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
250
Buffet
250
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2003
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
The Venue is Closed During
Closed from November to April
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Bridal Studio located in the Old Creamery!.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

The Blue dress barn has been opened for 10 strong years…starting a nationwide barn frenzy! The HUGE Historic Blue Dress Barn has been selected by BRIDES magazine as one of the best places to marry in the U.S. for two years straight. Owned and operated by two Chicago Artist/ Designers..it shows!…no details left undone. One of the largest dairy barns in the midwest. White washed exterior with a refined interior. Bathrooms to kill for, lovely wild flowers fields with mature gardens around grand silos for the formal pix…and yes a bon fire pit available for use.

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Blue dress barn sits 1.5 hours between Chicago and Detroit. As you enter the property you will noticed solitude, history and a special magical presence. It is the largest dairy barn in the midwest. Large gambler roof with vaulted ceilings…and white washed exterior to remind you that it is has true 100 year history. Vintage tables and chairs surround the grounds for your guest to enjoy the countryside.
Design:
1930 Dairy barn restored…but not over-restored by Chicago Aritst/Designer, Amelia Briske, a commercial designer for Chicago restaurants. She designed De Cero and Grange Hall burger bar both located on Randplh street Chicago, just to name a few.
Standout Venue Features:
1.5 hours from both Chicago and Detroit. 10 years experience. The original Barn venue that started a nationwide barn frenzy!
Awards & Notables Brides magazine 2014 and 2015 Best Venue to get married in the U.S. One of the FIVE best in U.S. to get married - The Knot
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