We are client-focused here at Starry Night Barn. Our goal is to share these magical spaces with our clients, ensuring they have the time and space to create and experience their wedding and events. We typically host one event per weekend, with clients checking in on Friday and check-out is Sunday. The venue comes with the main farmhouse (sleeps 16), two cottages (each sleeps 4) – the stone cottage and log cabin – for the weekend. Clients can add nights in the cottages and farmhouse, if available.

We aim for a slower pace. There is no rush to set things up and then tear it all down hours later. Our couples, their families and friends, can revel in their celebrations and be fully present.

The venue, historic buildings, cottages and farmhouse sit on 29 acres of forested hills, fields, grassy knolls, and orchards – with just enough landscaping and planning to render a purposeful design without losing the farm feel. It’s lovely when it’s raining, when the fog rolls over the hills, when big clouds loom over the giant cottonwoods and maples or when the sun warms the creek and illuminates the barn interior like a cathedral. We encourage our guests to get out and experience Leelanau County and our local Suttons Bay shops and restaurants. A jaunt to Tandem Ciders is a must (it’s truly just a jaunt in our country-living existence) or visit our area trails and beaches to help reset the mind and body. We’re all about embracing full, unrushed celebrations of love and commitment (and beautiful, fun barn decor!)

Getting Started

We encourage potential clients and interested people to scroll through images and read about the venue, grounds, buildings and all the amazing options for guest lodging, hosting weddings, events and parties, visiting the Silo Market and Gallery and sharing in our appreciation for this little slice of Leelanau.

Dial in the Details

The cottages and farmhouse are filled with historic charm but provide everything guests need. We are so fortunate to have vendors here in Leelanau and Traverse City that offer fantastic services and are committed to quality and local sourcing to support our local businesses and families.

We are equally committed to maintaining and protecting our beautiful environment and support “green”practices for our events. Therefore, although we provide a good amount of parking for guests, we strongly encourage carpooling and shuttle services to reduce the transportation impact on the grounds. In addition, we will coordinate with caterers to provide recycling and composting options. Click on the links below to get started. We look forward to answering questions and working with you on this journey

View Lodging Options

During your wedding weekend the wedding party can enjoy the onsite Farmhouse, Cottage, and Cabin. Other guests will need to find offsite lodging.

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Rates & What’s Included

We value the diversity that comes with each client – their unique styles, interests and visions for their events. We therefore give clients autonomy over choosing their vendors. But for those clients who want a package, we’re happy to put that together. Below is a breakdown of pricing and what’s included.

2025 Rates

Mid May through the last weekend of October. *Note – May 16-17 and Oct. 24-25 are discounted $750

Base Weekend Rental: $9,500 + Farmhouse. The base rental includes:

  • Full Upper Barn for Dinner, Dancing and deck reception areas. We provide 5′ round event tables that seat 8; padded natural wood chairs; banquet tables; lighting; and Use of farm tables and furniture for staging and decor.
  • Lower South Barn Lounge for cocktail hour with bar & bathrooms. The south lounge can accommodate 65+ guests for a sit-down dinner.
  • New in 2024!!! Lower North Barn Lounge: Includes catering prep area; Outside covered catering cook area; Commercial Fridge & Freezer; full bar; Silo table & gallery, bathroom; guest sit-down seating for 75+.
  • The Log Cabin and Stone Cottage for two nights (usually Fri-Sat nights). Each cottage sleeps four.
  • Studio Building access for additional bathrooms;
  • Onsite parking for 75 vehicles
  • Golfcart transportation for guests needing assistance; vendor transport needs, etc.
  • Onsite Venue Manager and staff for floorplan Set-up and Day of Event
  • Onsite Decor rental options via Dragonfly Event Designs
  • Access to the barn for set-up starting on Friday at 11 am. Check-out is Sunday at 10 am.
  • Guest Count: For events of 125 people or more add $275; for events of 175 or more add $500 and for large weddings of 225 and up, add $650

Rental Add-ons:

  • The Main Farmhouse: The Main Farmhouse is 3200 sq. ft. and sleeps up to 16 guests with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Included for 2 nights (the night of the event and the night prior); additional rental nights may be requested but are subject to SNB&S approval and availability: $2000 + tax. Linens available for a fee
  • Additional nights in cottages, if available. Cottages sleep up to 4 guests each: $250/night
  • Optional onsite Ceremony: $750 (We’re at 11 different ceremony site options and counting…!)
  • Optional PA for toasts and music: $350 (most DJs or bands provide this)
  • Espresso & Coffee Bar: SNB will open the Espresso & Coffee Bar for guests in the lower north Silo Market & Gallery. Pricing varies by guest count.
  • Rehearsal Dinners or Next-Day Brunch in a part or the full lower barn: New North Silo Market & Lounge, includes catering prep area, full bar and swanky seating for up to 75 guests (includes the Silo Gallery!): $950; Lower South Barn Lounge – includes bar and seating for up to 71 guests: $750; Full lower barn – both sides of the lounge, both bars, Silo Gallery, catering prep and bathrooms: $1500.
  • For events of 125 people or more add $300; for events of 175 or more add $550 and for large weddings of 225 and up, add $700
  • Flip Fee (for clients doing a ceremony in the barn and then we break it down and reset for reception. Covers additional staffing): $400
  • Draping: We offer sheer voile draping options in ivory or white. Request the options doc!
  • Referral for Planners / Day-of-Wedding Coordinators: Let us set you up! *Note – a contracted, professional Day of Coordinator is required for all SNB clients.

What’s Included

  • Onsite Lodging for 24 guests for two nights, the night prior and event night
  • 3400 sq ft Upper Barn Reception area
  • Lower Barn Lounges for cocktail hour or dinner (or select a rehearsal dinner!)
  • Full catering prep and staging areas with Commercial fridge, freezer, dishwasher and dish sink
  • Onsite Bathrooms in the barn, studio building, cottages and farmhouse
  • Full bars with bev coolers, kegerators, ice maker and bins
  • Tables, chairs and seating areas in both the upper barn and lower lounges
  • Silo Gallery
  • Staffed golf cart service for moving people and all things events around the farm
  • Lodging for 24 people in the cottages and main farmhouse
  • Firepit
  • Onsite parking for 75 cars
  • Numerous onsite ceremony options
  • SNB Facility staff for floorplan set-up and event day

Take the Next Step

We’d be happy to check your date, schedule a tour of the farm, or hop on a call to chat through your questions. Head on over to the contact page and submit the inquiry form.

Available Dates

– May 16-17, 2025
– May 23-24, 2025
– May 30-31, 2025
– June 6-7, 2025
-August 1-2, 2025
– August 8-9, 2025
– October 10-11, 2025
– October 24-25, 2025
– Contact us for 2026 Dates

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