Frequently Asked Questions!


Can I visit The Barn without an appointment?

Since this is a privately owned, working ranch, we request you have an appointment for a tour of the venue. Please call us at (352) 418-6050 for an appointment, or send an email to

When should I start planning? 
When should I start planning? To save the date for your wedding, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required (which is applied to your balance). Your signed contract should be returned within two weeks, along with a second payment of 25% of the remaining balance. 
Do you have a minimum number of guests for a wedding? A maximum?

There is no minimum guest count, our barn comfortably seats 400 for dinner and still has a large dance floor.

Do you supply the officiant?

This is an important personal choice we leave to the Bride and Groom

Are decorations included in the package?

The barn is beautifully decorated as is! We have different packages, ranging from minimal decor included, to most likely everything you would need for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception (Regardless of your style, there is a good chance we have everything you need besides the fresh flowers)!! We have just about everything to make your dream wedding a reality!

Can I choose my own caterer, florist and musicians?

We’ve created a hand-picked selection of individuals and companies who have the same heart for marriage we do, and whose work we have experienced and believe in. We recommend these vendors, but do not require you use them. 

Can we have music and dancing?

Of course, our Barn includes a large dance floor with ample space for your DJ or a live band. 

Do I provide my own cake?

Yes. We have 2 bakers we highly recommend, however you are welcome to bring in your own baker.

Are we responsible for set up or clean up?

Well, that depends on what package you choose!

Do we have a Bridal Suite?

Yes, 3M has a Bridal Suite perfect for the Bride and her entourage, the hairstylist, make up artist and photographer are welcome to join you. It's a house out near the barn, totally private for the bride!


Is there ample parking room?

3M has plenty of free self-parking for your guests. For guests requiring assistance they can be dropped off right at the ceremony and reception sites.

Do you have a smoking policy?

As a working ranch, The Barn only permits smoking in the designated smoking area.

Are my rates guaranteed? 

Once your contract is signed, your package price is locked in. 

Is there a hotel you recommend for out of town guests?

Yes, the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is just 3.5 miles from 3M and they are very accommodating to our guests. Located at 2612 West County Road 48 Bushnell.

What is the payment policy?

A non-refundable deposit is required (which is applied to your balance) to save your date. A second payment of 25% of the remaining balance is due with your signed contract within two weeks. Your balance will be arranged in monthly payments. Total balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding date. We accept cash, checks and credit cards (credit card payments require a small fee).