Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for Answers?  These are the most commonly asked questions.

Are you a licensed venue?

Yes.  We have all required licensing and permits to operate in the city of Grant as well as the state of Minnesota.  We meet all safety and health code requirements.

How to reserve my date?

We require 10-25% down of your venue fee reserves your date. We are always willing to work with you on a payment plan.

When do we open?

The first weekend in May till end of October.   We are open all day only on Fridays and Saturdays for Events.  We can do luncheons and business meetings during the week. 

How many guests can be accommodated?

We have a maximum capacity of 253 guests.

When can I come in for a tour?

Tours are by appointment.  Contact Us to schedule your tour day and tie.

How big is the red barn?

The red barn is approximately 4700 square feet.  The main level still has the original wood floors and barn doors. Our second level loft has exposed wood trusses and hand-milled pine walls.

Is there running water and electricity?

Yes, we have running water and awesome bathrooms. We have plenty of outlets throughout the barn. 

Do you have ample onsite parking?

Yes!  We have a large lighted parking lot with ample parking for your guests.  Handicap guests have available parking next to the barn for easy access.  You will be provided with a parking lot attendant whom will help direct traffic into the farm and parking lot.  This will ensure all vehicles are parked efficiently and allow for all guests have to have a spot.

Are any hotel/shuttle accommodations nearby?

Yes!  We work with a number of nearby hotels offering discounted rates.  Hotel shuttles are also available making your wedding safe and trouble-free for all guests.

I have elderly family. How can they get around?

Ride in comfort!  We have a very nice golf cart that can be used all day to chauffeur any of your guests who are elderly or disabled.  Driver's hat and white gloves are optional!

Is there someone onsite during the day?

Yes, someone is onsite during your event.  Our staff or a security guard will be present to assist with venue related questions about the grounds or policies.

Are the string lights always up in the ceiling of the barn?

Yes! and the curtains in the big barn doors are there too.

What hours is the property available on the event day?

The rented buildings and surrounding grounds are available from 9am-11pm for our Friday and Saturday events.  Setup time can start as early as 9am and takedown must be complete by 11:30pm.  Guests may arrive as early as 1pm and fully vacate by 11pm.

Can vehicles be left overnight?

Permitting requires that all vehicles must be removed from the property by the end of the event.

Can we leave items overnight?

Our policy is that everything must be removed from the barn, brides room, ceremony area and anywhere else on the farm by the end of the night so we may clean, however sometimes that can be difficult. We can store your items in our lower barn till Sunday for you to come back and retrieve anytime between the hours of 10:00 - 2:00 pm. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Do you have indoor restrooms?

Yes!  We have beautiful new indoor restrooms for both men and women.  These are located next to the bar, just below the loft.

Is there climate control?

Yes.  We have both heat and air conditioning.

Is there a place for the bride and groom to get ready?

Yes!  The old milk room has been transformed into a bridal room that is split into two sections.  One section is a private area where the bride can change and get ready.  The other is a place where the bride and her friends can hang out and relax before the ceremony.

Additionally, we two rooms for both wedding parties.  The bridal room is stunning with all of the white furniture and floor-to-ceiling picture frame mirror.

The groomsman won't be disappointed as their room has a massage chair and leather sectional for maximum relaxation.

Where can our ceremony be held?

There are two gorgeous areas to pick from on the farm for your ceremony. You can be married on the Hill or inside the barn.

Is there an outdoor sound system?

DJ's can provide a portable sound system on the hill so that your guests can enjoy hearing your exchange of vows and any music you may have. Electricity is available for their equipment.

How can I take adantage of your decoration options?

Our brides' favorite amenities at Dellwood Barn is our rental company.  We have hundreds of items to choose from.  Make the the setting your own with no decoration cleanup required!  If you are interested in seeing what we offer we will provide you with a rental catalog.

Are there requirements for decorations?

We love when couples decorate the barn, however w do have some limitations. Open flames candles, confetti, rice, fireworks, hay/straw bales or glitter are not permitted.

Do you allow bakery goods?

All bakery goods including cakes, deserts, cookies, and others must be from a licensed bakery/facility.  No homemade items will be allowed in accordance with the State of Minnesota Health Department.

Can guests smoke on the property?

Our farm is smoke-free for the safety of our buildings.  We do have a designated smoking area down at our Fire Pit.  This is the only permitted area for people to smoke.

Do you have any locations nearby for taking photographs?

In addition to our historic farm, you could go to White Bear Lake or Down Town Stillwater to the river area. You can also call the Stillwater Trolley company to pick you up and return you for a awesome ride to.  We feel there is plenty of places on our farm.

Additional Questions?

We are here to help and would love the opportunity to help answer any questions you may have.  Don't hold back!