The Lodge

What was once a real working farm in the 1940’s for descendants of the Ball (yes, Ball jar!) family has been uniquely restored into a private sanctuary to host your dream wedding. Located in quaint Yorktown, Indiana, The Lodge sits on fifty acres surrounded by farm fields and woods, yet just a few miles from bustling Muncie.

The property still houses the beautifully restored farmhouse from the 1850’s with all the modern amenities to fit in to a busy bride’s day of readiness. Located just a mere sidewalk away is the 5,000 square foot masterpiece fully enclosed space, The Lodge.

Boasting a floor plan complete with a reception area, dance floor with twinkle wrapped post and beams from the original 1850’s barn, window lined dining area with stone covered fireplace and mantle, catering room and indoor restrooms, The Lodge is the ideal space for lasting memories. From the bubbling boulders at the entrance to the majestic cathedral ceilings inside it is sure to be a day you and your guests will always remember.

Come and experience what brides and their families from all over have loved about The Lodge at River Valley Farm.

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What’s included:

  • Up to 14 hour exclusive venue and grounds rental
  • 4 hour decorating and rehearsal time
  • Set up and break down of tables and chairs
  • Tables and chairs for up to 200 guests
    More available
  • Buffet tables, gift table, cake table, sweetheart table and upholstered chairs, wine barrels and pub tables
  • Extensive list of decor items for centerpieces, floral arrangement and venue staging at no additional cost
  • Charming farmhouse with a complete kitchen, dining and living room, bridal suite and salon area for getting ready
  • A photographers dream with tons of natural light
  • Optional “Bridal slumber party”. A night of lasting memories for the bride and her ladies
  • Grooms cabin in the woods for bonding and getting ready
  • Outdoor ceremony site and choices of indoor ceremony sites to choose from
  • Outdoor furniture and paved walking areas for guests
  • Adjoining well-lit parking lot with separate handicap/family parking
  • Professional sound system with indoor and outdoor speakers
  • Covered porch with benches, pillows, couch and tables
  • Handicap accessible
  • Budget friendly bar service

Questions and Answers

What is your capacity?
We are spacious enough for 250 guests. This includes enough room for guest tables, wedding party tables, dessert and gift table, and a dedicated space for bar and separate catering room. This leaves space for a nice centered dance floor as well.

How long do I get to use the venue on my wedding day?
We open the doors at 10:00 am that day and stay until you have carried out your gifts by midnight. The music must end at 11:00 pm and guests will depart and clean up (mostly on our part) begins.

Can I hire my own caterer?
We prefer that you use a caterer from our preferred list as we can attest to their professionalism when it comes to weddings! However, if you prefer to go off of our list, there is a catering fee that we charge and they must be licensed and insured.

Are your indoor areas including restrooms air conditioned and heated?
Yes!! This is so important for the comfort of both you and your guests. We also have optional outdoor heaters to keep your guests cozy.

Can I bring my own alcohol or bartenders?
No. We are licensed through the State of Indiana to handle our own alcohol and our bartenders have been trained to our specifications. We do offer multiple bar packages that are very budget friendly.

What else do you require?
We require that you have event insurance for the time that you and your guests are on our property. This is easily obtained from your agent that handles your homeowners policy or there are low cost options on the web. We also require security for your reception and we provide that with our in-house security at an hourly fee.

Ready to tour the venue?

Book time to come out, check out and experience the Lodge on River Valley Farm today.