PIQUA — A new events venue specializing in weddings has opened in the area for those looking for a rustic chic location to celebrate and bring people together.
The Buckeye Barn, 9017 Troy-Sidney Road, features 11,000 square feet of space and amenities for a picturesque country wedding, or any other event looking for a homey, yet polished touch.
When co-owners Joshua Landis and Nicole Jefferis of Troy found a lack of venues featuring the rustic style they wanted for their own wedding — with the venues that did exist filling up fast — they decided to create their own.
“We were actually looking for a place to get married and couldn’t find a place, and that’s why we bought this place,” Landis said.
While Landis and Jefferis live in Troy now, they each grew up in Piqua. Jefferis left to go to school in Oxford and Landis left Piqua right after high school to become a successful entrepreneur as the founder and CEO of the iLOVE Team and iLOVE Photo Booths.
“When we were looking at locations, we kind of wanted to come back to where we grew up,” Landis said.
Landis and Jefferis purchased the property in October and renovated it throughout the winter, building onto the original barn built in 1920. With weddings in mind, it also features a house for the bridal party and a separate “dude cave” for the groomsmen each to get ready.
The barn is not air-conditioned but features fans throughout the building. For winter events, the Buckeye Barn has large space heaters ready to keep the barn warm. The barn was renovated to feature modern technologies like a 4k projector and 140-inch projection screen and sleek, new bathrooms. The outside area also features a large lawn and small pond and water feature.
The rustic touch is not just in the building, as the Buckeye Barn has whiskey barrel table tops, of which the barrels are from Lexington, Ky., and handmade buffet tables that Landis constructed.
“You get a lot of bang for your buck,” Landis said.
Even though they will be getting married at the Buckeye Barn in October, the business is not just to benefit themselves, though, as it is also a way to fill a need in the local events venue market. They knew other couples had to be in need of a country-style venue option as well, and they were right. Since officially opening in April, the Buckeye Barn already has over 60 events booked.
The cost to book an event at the Buckeye Barn on a Friday or Sunday is $2,499. The cost to book a Saturday event is $3,499.
“Book early,” Landis said.
For events during the week, it costs $200 per hour with a five-hour minimum.
For more information or to book an event, contact the Buckeye Barn by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling (937) 405-1934, or on their website at www.thebuckeyebarn.com.
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