Lakeside Occasions FAQs

How many guests can the barn hold?

250 max can be seated inside the barn, both for your safety and the comfort of your guests.


Is there parking on site?

Yes. There is ample parking space in the grassy lot to the south of the barn. Our attendant(s) will be in the lot as guests enter to ensure orderly parking.


Is the barn handicap accessible?

Our barn and restrooms are both wheelchair accessible. We have handicap parking and a golf cart available (weather permitting) if guests need shuttling to the ceremony site.


Do you have heat and/or air conditioning?

Yes – Our barn, restrooms, and changing rooms have heat and air conditioning.


Do you provide tables and chairs? What about table linens? 

We provide tables and chairs for up to 250 guests for your reception – plus additional chairs for outdoor ceremonies. Everything is set up by our staff so you can leave the “heavy lifting” to us! We do not rent out linens, but you may be able to rent them from your caterer or one of the rental companies listed on our Wedding Pros page.


What if it rains?

The ceremony can easily be moved indoors to the reception space in case of inclement weather.


What are your decorating restrictions?

  • No real candles. LED are fine.
  • No fireworks or sky lanterns. (Sparklers are OK depending on weather conditions.)
  • No staples, nails, screws, tacks or anything that would leave a permanent hole.
  • We require REAL flower petals on the lawn for processions.
  • We DO NOT ALLOW loose birdseed, rice, loose glitter, confetti, small beads or candies that may get stuck in the floorboards.


What are we required to bring? 

We do ask that you provide your own centerpieces and flowers if you choose, as well as table linens – however, we do have a decor closet with a collection of items (like signs, led votive candles, jars/vases, and even faux greenery) you may use for no extra charge.


Do we have to use your vendors?

The only mandatory vendor is Lakeside Occasions for Bar Services and we do require that you use a licensed and insured catering service for your reception meal.  All other vendors are up to you.


Can we bring our own alcohol?

NO. Per Indiana law, all alcohol must be provided and served by Lakeside Occasions. We offer a variety of beer, wine, and (pre-mixed) cocktails, served by licensed bartenders. We also require security on-site when alcohol is served at the renter’s expense.


Is there lodging on site?

We don’t have lodging on site, but there are plenty of hotel rooms nearby. Check out our list of Where To Stay.


Do we have to buy wedding insurance?

No, but it’s highly recommended that you do. Sites like WedSafe offer insurance in case of damage, injury, weather, or even cancellation/postponements, depending on the policy you choose.


I’m ready to book my wedding at Lakeside Occasions!

Yay! We’re so grateful you have chosen our venue for your special day! I promise, you won’t be disappointed! Click here and select “Book the Venue” from the dropdown menu and we will get you going with the required documents and invoicing.


When are payments due? 

We require a non refundable Reservation Fee and completed contract to reserve your date. The remaining balance will be invoiced by email at regular intervals.  There’s no penalty for paying early and we’re happy to arrange a payment plan.


What if I need to cancel? Will we get our money back?

We hate to hear when things don’t work out but unfortunately, the Reservation Fee and any other monies paid are non refundable. If you’d like to reschedule, we will do our best to accommodate you based on availability – but there may be date change fees involved. This is a great reason to consider wedding insurance!


Our No. 1 goal is to make sure your experience at Lakeside Occasions is fun and memorable! If you have a question, contact Kara – our Event Coordinator/Manager – [email protected]  / 260-585-3211.

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Words of Endearment

Brides, grooms, and guests share their experiences at Lakeside Occasions

Taylor & Wesley White

Our day could not have been any more perfect.

Taylor & Wesley


Thanks for helping make our special day extraordinary.

Liz & Les