When the Reinhardt family purchased Zyntango Farm in Whitestown, Indiana in 2013, the property’s 1800s-era dairy barn was just about ready to fall over—but they knew it *had* to be saved.
The barn was modernized with electricity throughout, filtered water, an ice machine, and refrigerator, along with adding elegant touches like bistro and chandelier lighting. Basically, it’s the perfect mix of old rustic and modern chic. And, it even has a 1903 farmhouse for day-of preparations (depending on your rental package), and for the couple to spend the night of their big day.
So, yeah. We love it, too.
Hear more about the Barn at Zyntango Farm from Shawna Reinhardt, the venue’s owner.
When did your venue open?
What is your capacity?
Do you offer a ceremony location?
We offer both indoor and outdoor ceremony options. We offer suggestions on this but don’t limit the location and have been pleasantly surprised by the creativity of the couples who have been married at the farm.
What is included in your wedding packages?
*Time for you and your vendors to be on-site for planning (scheduled weekdays)
*Scheduled time for pictures with your photographer for engagement photos
*Romantic lighting, with chandeliers and commercial-grade bistro lighting
*Tables, including a barn wood head table, hightop cocktail tables, and old wood iron boards; rustic chic chairs and white padded chairs; and pallet bar
*Old doors, spool tables, whiskey barrel, tree slices of various sizes, wooden crates and metal tubs
*Commercial grade PA System and TV for photos or video
*Antique white table for cake, gifts or sweetheart table
*Rustic chic chalkboards, old barn wood signs, and chalkboard signs of various sizes (small to medium size)
*Concrete floors on first level and wood floors upstairs
*On-site parking with parking attendants 90 minutes prior to event to 30 minutes after scheduled start time
*Covered, attached patio with concrete floor and bistro lights
*Fire pit with benches (including firewood)
*Setup of tables and chairs
*Bridal party access to the farmhouse (specific times depends on rental agreement and day of the week)
*Catering space (no cooking on site)
*Indoor or outdoor ceremony
*Antique tractor and hay wagon for pictures
*Basement available on property in case of emergency
What makes your venue special?
We provide a relaxed wedding day experience for our couples. The typical “rush” to and from is eliminated by having everyone come to you at the farmhouse. We have never had a “late” bride. We also only allow 8 guests per table. Many venues accomplish higher guest count by squeezing 10 people per table. Guest comfort is paramount at Zyntango Farm.
What is your favorite moment from one of your weddings?
Usually the favorite moments are a result of something the kids in the wedding do—or sometimes don’t do.
What is your best advice for couples planning their weddings?
Have a trusted Day Of Coordinator help pull together all of the months of planning. This allows the couple to enjoy the day and not get caught up in vendor details and any last minute issues that might arise.
Are there any vendors you would recommend to couples planning a wedding at your venue?
We make our vendor recommendations based on the budget and desires of the couple. Unlike many venues, we don’t charge or take service fees from vendors who work at our venue. We believe this allows us to give honest recommendations to the couples.
Top photo credit: Matthew Doudt Photography