Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rental fee for The Steel Barn and what does it include?

  • Please click here for complete pricing and included items.

What is the building capacity?

  • 300 guests including the bridal party.

What dates are available?

 

Is there a deposit?  When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?

  • Yes. When the contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a $500 non refundable deposit. Nine months prior to the event 50% of the remaining fee will be due. The final installment will be required 90 days prior to the event. You are welcome to send smaller, partial payments of any amount before the specified due date, so in effect creating your own payment plan on your own schedule. Full payment is due by the specified due date. We also reserve the right to request a credit card on file for any damages to the facility or grounds.

How do I reserve a date?

  • To reserve a date email us at thesteelbarneventcenter@gmail.com saying you are ready to book XYZ date if it is still available.  You will then receive a contract and invoice.  A date is reserved once we receive the signed contract, the $500 non refundable deposit, event insurance (required for events with alcohol), and a credit card on file for any damages or additional charges. 

Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?

What is the average budget of a couple getting married at The Steel Barn?

  • That is a great question! No two weddings are alike, each wedding is so beautiful and special in their own way. We pride ourselves on being a venue that does not require a lot of decorating and feel our Something Borrowed Room helps with costs whether you have a large budget or a smaller budget. With this in mind,  we believe the average budget of a couple getting married at The Steel Barn is between $6,000-$30,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, food, dress, DJ, photographer, florist, etc.). We have had some creative couples with smaller guests lists host beautiful weddings in the $6,000 - $12,000 range, and we have had several lovely events here spending significantly more than the average.

Do you offer elopement packages?

  • Absolutely!  Our two most requested elopement packages are "Shh, We Eloped" and "Nothing Fancy, Just Love".  Please contact us if you are interested in more information.

Do we have to utilize your vendors?

  • With the exception of Bartenders and Security officers (See Below), we have an open vendor policy which allows you to choose who you want for your special day. We feel it is very important for you to like your vendors since you will work with them a lot leading up to your big day. We do require all vendors to be licensed and insured and to submit their Certificate of Insurance (COI) to us prior to your event. 

Is alcohol allowed during our event?

  • As the event host, you are allowed to have a bar available during your event. We do require that your alcohol be served by one of our licensed and insured bartending services (please inform your guests that NO BYOB is allowed), one or two Security Officers are required, as well as Special Event Host Liquor Liability insurance. (See Below) 

Do we have to utilize your Bartenders and Security Officers?

  • Yes, however we still give you the freedom to choose your bartending service based on the list of companies we provide for you.   We have a contract with a Security Company that is very affordable for your event that we use.  You will be provided their information as well. 

What about Event Insurance?

  • Special Event Host Liquor Liability Insurance is REQUIRED for events with alcohol and is highly recommended for all events. This can be purchased online at www.eventhelper.com, www.wedsafe.com, www.wedsure.com or check with your Homeowner's Insurance Agent. 

Is smoking allowed?

  • Smoking, vaping, and e-cigs are allowed OUTSIDE at the designated areas. NO ILLEGAL DRUGS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY. Cigarette butts and others of the sort are to be extinguished in the cigarette receptacles locate in the front of the venue, the east side of the venue, and the west side of the venue.  There is ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING, VAPING, ETC INSIDE THE STEEL BARN EVENT CENTER. 

What is included in the catering kitchen?

  • The kitchen includes a stainless steel prep table, a double sink, a refrigerator, a freezer, a microwave, and shelves.  All food must be prepared in advance. Please inform your caterer that food must be prepared off-site and brought to the venue.
     

Will there be another wedding the same day?

  • At The Steel Barn we only host one wedding each day to ensure that each couple's event is special and receives our full attention.

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?

  • Yes. There are many hotels in Owasso and Bartlesville.  Osage Casino in Tulsa and Skiatook are very popular as well as Hard Rock Casino and resort in Catoosa.  Ask if shuttle options are available.

How many cars will your parking lot accommodate?

  • Approximately 150 cars using both the front entrance and the additional parking area on the West side of the venue. Trucks, trailors, and various sizes of vehicles will effect the parking accommodations.

What tables do you offer? 

  • We have 24 - 60" round tables, 4 - 8 ft rectangle tables, 2 - 6 ft rectangle tables, 2 - 4 ft rectangle tables, 4 - tall bistro tables, and 2 - small bistro tables.  

Do you provided table linens, cups, silverware, etc? 

  • The Steel Barn provides an awesome venue, tables, chairs, and lots of decor for the allotted amount of time. We only offer white and ivory linens that can be rented through us, but are NOT included in the rental fee. You are also welcome to bring your own linens. We do not provide cups, silverware, etc. Please inform your caterer we do not provide utensils, cups, silverware, warming trays, cake cutters, etc.  

What happens in case of rain or inclement weather?

  • Being in Oklahoma our weather is unpredictable. For all outside ceremonies, we always request a Plan B prior to your event. This will allow us to relocate inside if necessary without disturbing you on your big day.  We ask that the decision to be moved inside is made a minimum of two hours prior to guests arriving to allow time for staff and any vendors to make a smooth transition from outside to inside. 

We plan to have our ceremony offsite, or only plan to have our ceremony at The Steel Barn.  Does your fee change?

  • Because we only host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.

Do you allow dogs onsite to play a part in our wedding day?

  • We are dog friendly, with some specific stipulations. Dogs are allowed (only with pre-approval by Michelle and a signed pet waivor) at the ceremony and pictures. Animals, other than service animals, are NOT allowed under roof or near food. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom. We have a pet waiver to be completed with your signed contract. 

What form of payment does The Steel Barn accept?

  • Our preferred form of payment is check, however, cash and credit cards are accepted as well.

My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?

  • We do not keep a cancellation waiting list because cancellations are unpredictable. As soon as a date does become available we post it on our website.

 Where can I find pictures of the decor available?

  • We have it all photographed and numbered on our inventory page.

What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?

  • You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract, not earlier. Please plan accordingly!

Do you include a "wedding day coordinator?"

  • Unfortunately, if you're trying to compare venues "apples to apples" we feel like this is a tricky question. Our answer is no. We think its possible for the job duties of a "day-of wedding coordinator" to mean something different to you than it does to us, and the last thing we want is the opportunity for miscommunication. However, we do have a team leader here before you arrive onsite who stays with you throughout the duration of your big day. This member of The Steel Barn team is there to help you however they can (be an extra set of hands decorating, drive you around the farm on our gator to take wedding pictures, answer questions from your vendors and direct them as necessary, etc.) Their goal is to do everything possible to help your day go smoothly and ensure your day is as stress-free as possible! (But we still don't consider them a day-of wedding coordinator.)

How will the tables, chairs, etc. be arranged for my event? 

  • We offer an interactive floor plan for our events. You will create a free account with allseated.com, enter The Steel Barn Event Center as your venue, invite us to view your floor plan, and have fun! You are also able to choose from floor plans we have on file from previous events. 

If we choose the one day option, will we be able to access the location early to rehearse our ceremony? 

  • If you elect the one day rental, our venue will likely be reserved by another couple the night before. For that reason, one day rentals should plan for a morning of rehearsal or schedule a day in advance if it is available.

Can we have fireworks on the property?

  • Fireworks are not permitted.

Can vehicles be left overnight?

  • No vehicles can be left overnight. Please advise your guests of this policy. The gates will be locked at midnight and as we will be cleaning and setting up for the next event. 

What time does the music need to end?

  • Music on Friday's/Saturday's must conclude by 10:30 p.m. to ensure that you, all of your items, and all of your vendors are off-property by midnight. Music on Sunday's must conclude by 9:30 p.m. to be off property by 10:00 pm.

We are using a rental company.  Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period? 

  • All deliveries must happen during the standard rental period. Please advise your vendors of this policy.

Are there any decorating restrictions?  Is there a policy on candles and open flames?

  • All decorations must be freestanding.  Candles are allowed as table decorations as long as the candles are in a container and the flame is lower than the top of the container, with the exception of lighting the unity candle. No open flamed candles on the floor or aisle.  The following are prohibited:  sand, glitter, paper confetti, fresh petals (inside), fake petals (outside), bubbles (inside), hay, birdseed, silly string, and more. Please note: No tape, nails, thumbtacks, etc. are allowed on the floors or walls. If you have questions, please contact us prior to decorating.

How far in advance do you need our final review paperwork?

  • 30 days 

What is the event clean-up process?

  • The Steel Barn staff will handle all standard clean up and trash removal throughout and following the wedding reception.

Get Started Planning:

 

1.     Check pricing

2.     See available dates

3.     Schedule a tour

7440 E. 340 Road

Talala, OK 74080

(918) 814-2456

thesteelbarneventcenter@gmail.com

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