Frequently 

Asked 
Questions

How can I book Barrelhouse at Zorn?

Please call 219.243.7184 to schedule a tour and inquire about availability for your event. 

Do you save dates?

We will hold date when requested to do so for 5 consecutive days. However, if in that time another couple wants to book that date we will contact you. You then have 24 hours to decide to move forward with booking or release the date.

How many guests does the venue hold?

Barelhouse at Zorn seats 170-190 for dinner service assuming there is a dance floor, or up to 300 for a cocktail reception. If you need a smaller space for intimate gatherings, our bridal room can be converted to a private dining area for up to 50 guests.

How long do we have the space?

A full day's rental is from 10am-12am (14 hours). All events must be completely cleaned and the building locked at midnight. Please contact us for hourly daytime event options for baby showers, brunches, meetings, etc...

What is included in the rental fee?

By renting Barrelhouse at Zorn you are entitled to use of the building, patio, parking lot, prep kitchen and bridal suite during your rental period. 

Can we have a ceremony in the space?

You may absolutely have a ceremony in the space. However, you will be responsible for arranging tables and chairs in your desired layout.  Alternatively, we do have a courtyard across the street that can be rented for $500 for an outdoor ceremony.

Do you have tables and chairs?

At this time, Barrelhouse at Zorn does not have tables and chairs. These can be rented from any vendor. We recommend the vendors on our preferred page because we have worked with them and can attest to their quality.

Is a rehearsal included in the rental price?

A one hour rehearsal is included during the week before your wedding.

Is the space handicap accessible?

Barrelhouse at Zorn is located on the ground floor and is ADA accessible. 

What are my decor options?

We do not allow nails or any other permanent changes to the space. Confetti and rice are prohibited. For specific requests please contact us. 

Can I decorate the night before?

In the event that the day before your event is not booked, you may come in and decorate for an nominal fee of $100 per hour. 

Is there a place where I can get ready?

Rental of the venue for the day includes use of a Bridal Suite.

May I bring my own caterer?

Zorn Brew Works is the preferred caterer for the space, however, any caterer is welcome providing they are licensed, insured and sign our user agreement. We encourage you to allow your vendor to view the prep kitchen so that they can best meet your needs. You may not bring your own food.

How does bar service work?

Zorn Brew Works is the exclusive liquor provider for the space. They have freshly brewed beers, domestics, wine and spirits along with licensed bar staff and glassware. Various packages are available. Tax, Service Charges, Bartender and set-up fees will not be included in alcohol pricing. Please inquire about brewing your own custom craft beer to commemorate your special day! 

What additional fees can I expect?

Indiana state tax of 7% will apply, along with a 3% convenience fee for credit card transactions. A security guard is required for parties of 50 or more when alcohol is being served. They charge $40 per hour and can be arranged through Zorn Brew Works. In some cases a cleaning fee may apply.

What is the cancellation policy?

Once a deposit has been received we consider the date to be booked and remove it from our availability calendar. Cancellation of the event after the 5 day grace period has passed will result in forfeiture of any deposit paid.

In the event of any federal, state or local statute, ordinance or executive order, including but not limited to Covid-19, that would prevent the Host from using the space on the Event Date, the agreement will terminate and the Owner will reimburse the Host for monies paid. 

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113 York Street

Michigan City IN 46360

info@barrelhouseatzorn.com

(219) 243-7184

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