Q & A
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What dates do you have available?
How much does everything cost?
Our site fee varies depending on the day and season that you prefer. We also have several associated costs that are required to have a wedding at Tin Roof Barn, but are not included in the site fee.
Venue Site Fee ~ $4,200-$7,200
Union Event Co. Coordination Fee ~ $1,800
WedSafe Event Insurance ~ $185
WA State Banquet Permit ~ $11
Non-Preferred Caterer Fee (optional) ~ $525
Full Service Preferred Caterer and Bartender (from our list, price per person varies by caterer but we recommend using $50/plate as an average cost)
- 4&20 Blackbirds Catering
- Ahi’s Ohana Catering
- Boda’s Kitchen
- Celilo Catering
- Crave Catering
- Hunt & Gather Catering
- Riverside Catering
A professional DJ is required for the Reception (price varies by DJ but they typically run between $800-$2,000 for the duration of the event). We require a professional DJ in order to utilize our in-house speaker system and ensure your ceremony, reception music, and toasts flow smoothly throughout the day.
Venue rental is from 12pm-10pm with a thirty minute grace period from 10-10:30pm for guest departure and cleanup. Also included is a one hour final venue walkthrough and a one hour onsite rehearsal with Union Event Co. The Bridal Suite and Groom’s Room are available from 12pm-6pm. Additional time will incur an hourly fee.
A Venue Manager will be available during the event to oversee venue facilities. All other professional services are separate, including coordination, catering, and other wedding and reception associated vendors.
Where are you located?
We are located at:
984 Hwy 141, Husum, WA 98623.
p: 541-371-2276 (BARN)
We are 7 miles north of downtown White Salmon WA, a scenic one hour drive from Portand, Oregon. You’ll travel east along the Columbia River and north through the White Salmon River Valley towards Mt. Adams. We are located far enough away from Portland to be rural, but close enough to be easily accessible.
PDX, named one of the best airports in the US, is our closest airport.
What is the weather like?
We are a seasonal venue and available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday events from May through October.
Typically, warm summer weather reaches the 80s or 90s by mid-day from June through September. You can expect temperatures in the 60s-70s during the day and chilly evenings in the 50s-60s during the spring and fall months of May and October. Although the PNW is known for its rain, we typically do not have more than occasional light showers during the summertime with that likelihood increasing for spring and fall.
Here’s a snapshot of the weather right now:
White Salmon is located just on the east side of the Cascade mountain range; it is the perfect mingling of the eastern Washington desert and the western Washington rain. Spring is bright and cheery with the occasional fresh shower of rain, while Summer is dry and warm, and Fall arrives slowly in colorful abundance with warm days and cool evenings.
What the Columbia River Gorge will always have and what it is known for best is its wind. The White Salmon River valley is sheltered from most of the wind that rolls along the Columbia, but we do still have days that will pick up your veil and make for some amazing pictures!
Can we see it beforehand?
Absolutely! However, Tin Roof Barn is a privately owned estate and tours are given by appointment only.
Prior to requesting a tour, please review our available dates and confirm that our site fee and venue policies are a good fit for your vision, guest list, and budget.
We hope to see you soon, but we ask you kindly not to visit without an appointment.
What is included?
Your reservation at Tin Roof Barn includes:
- 12 hours onsite (10 hours onsite for the event, plus a 1-hour venue walkthrough and a 1-hour rehearsal)
- Tin Roof Barn ~ 3400 sq feet of dining and entertainment space, including a catering room, lounge areas, indoor/outdoor dance floor, built-in DJ booth, in-house sound system, buffet table, head table, custom chandeliers, string lights, built-in wine and beer bar, display hutches, leather Chesterfield sofa, velvet upholstered wingback chairs, vintage rugs, and small built-in decor items
- The Ceremony Patio ~ Seats 150 overlooking the mountains, orchards, and forest with a Barnwood arbor and dais as a backdrop to your vows
- The Pavilion ~ A covered location for your ceremony, or for use during cocktail hour with an outdoor bar, stationary appetizer table/DJ table, wine barrel cocktail tables, stone fireplace (propane), and scenic views
- 150 upgraded white resin ceremony chairs
- Vintage wood dining tables for the barn reception
- 150 vintage wood dining chairs for the barn reception
- Bridal Suite with private entrance, dressing room, hair and makeup room, restroom, living room and kitchen
- Groom’s Room with private entrance, dry bar, dressing room, lounge area, and restroom
- Brand new plumbed restroom facility, just steps from the barn
- Permanent features include a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, Adirondack chairs, potted urns, wine barrels, outdoor bar, stationary appetizer or DJ table, vintage windmill, lawn games (horse shoes and cornhole)
- Over 500 included decor items and furnishings
- A large lighted parking lot for up to 90 vehicles
- 1-hour onsite venue walkthrough prior to your wedding with Union Event Co
- 1-hour onsite Rehearsal with Union Event Co
What are the event hours?
12pm ~ 10:30pm. Check-in is at noon; guests may not arrive before 2pm. Typically, your ceremony will take place at 4pm followed by cocktail hour and then your reception and dancing. The reception concludes at 10pm with a 30 minute grace period for guest departure and cleanup. Not ready to go home at 10:30? Ask us about amazing after-party locations!
Do you have any required vendors?
Every large event has little issues that occur throughout the day, but with professionals running the show, you’ll never even know they occurred! We require certain professional vendors including coordination, catering and DJ.
Union Event Co‘s “Wedding Day Management” begins 60 days prior to your wedding. These ladies take care of so many details, we’d run out of room on this page trying to describe everything they do! “Wedding Day Management” starts at $1,800 for 2 months of incomparable coordination.
We have curated a list of incredible farm-to-table fresh foodies to ensure you never have to be embarrassed by dried out chicken and rubbery pasta noodles. Our Preferred Caterer list includes:
- Four & Twenty Blackbirds
- Ahi’s Ohana Catering
- Boda’s Kitchen
- Celilo Catering
- Crave Catering
- Hunt & Gather
- Riverside Catering
Although we do require a professional DJ, we don’t have a list (yet) of those that we require. We do highly recommend the following DJs for their professionalism, style, and ability to entertain without being overwhelming:
What are your catering policies?
You may choose from our list, or choose your own for an additional fee – in all cases, the caterer must be a licensed business (no DIY or potluck dinners) and be able to provide full-service personnel. If you are interested in having a food truck (or two or three!) that is allowed as well, though you will need to hire full service company, My Bartender for staffing.
Our list of Preferred Caterers include:
What kind of bar can there be?
We allow beer, wine, and champagne at Tin Roof Barn. We also allow hard alcohol in the form of two mixed “Signature Drinks” during cocktail hour (the time following your ceremony up until the reception). We also require that your caterer provide a licensed WA state bartender to oversee alcohol consumption. There is a permanent bar for your barn reception and a mobile barn wood bar in the pavilion for cocktail hour.
Are there sound restrictions?
Due to the serene nature of the White Salmon River valley, we have installed an in-house speaker system which a professional DJ must use for reception and dance music. Our advanced system of zoned speakers allows for the best sound quality and level while still maintaining the county noise restrictions. We do allow live amplified music for the ceremony and cocktail hour, but any live reception music must be acoustic. Your DJ will need to provide microphones and speakers for the ceremony.
Are there decor restrictions?
Once you’re here for a tour, you may find that you don’t even need to bring in much to decorate with! We do have restrictions that are in place to ensure that the venue stays in perfect condition for every couple who wants to remember their day as absolute perfection.
We do not allow sawing, cutting, piercing, gluing or taping of any part of any structure. We do not allow items to be thrown into the air due to our location being in an agricultural region and surrounded by working fields and orchards. We do not allow candles or sparklers due to the potential for wildfires and the county “Burn Bans” that are in effect throughout the wedding season.
Do you have lodging onsite?
We do not have lodging onsite, but there are multiple B&Bs, cabins, campgrounds and vacation rentals in our valley. However, most couples choose to stage their guests 15 minutes away in Hood River, where there are various lodging choices, restaurants, wineries, breweries, shopping, and outdoor entertainment to last throughout the weekend.
Is the venue handicap accessible?
We want to make sure all your guests can experience the magic of Tin Roof Barn; the entire venue is accessible with the exception of the Bridal Suite and Groom’s Room.
Do you have more than one wedding a day?
No way! We focus on you and want you to have the most amazing day of your life. You can check in at 12pm and final checkout will be at 10:30pm.
Do you have a designated parking area?
We can accommodate up to 90 vehicles in our field parking area. We do strongly recommend group transportation to keep potentially tipsy drivers from getting behind the wheel. Union Event Co has all the details on transportation recommendations.
What's the backup weather plan?
We built the timber-framed pavilion in 2016 to be the alternate ceremony location, should there be rain in the forecast, or if it is just way to hot out to be in the direct sun. If not used for your ceremony, you can use this space during cocktail hour where guests can enjoy beverages, appetizers, and mingle in front of the pavilion’s massive stone fireplace and enjoy the scenic views.
Our guests are from out of town, what should we suggest they do during their off time?
Anyone who lives here knows we live in paradise! Here’s a list of our favorite things to do:
- Raft the White Salmon River, and over the Husum Falls if you dare
- Go wine tasting – there are numerous local wineries and winery tours
- Try spelunking in the Trout Lake ice caves
- Indulge in retail therapy at the numerous boutique shops on Oak Street
- See the petroglyphs at Columbia Hills State Park and have a picnic lunch at Horsethief Lake
- Take a windsurfing or kite-boarding lesson
- Enjoy a beer at one of the world famous, or at least infamous, local breweries
- Wander the halls at the eclectic Maryhill Museum of Art
- Rent bicycles and follow the Historic Columbia River Highway to the Mosier Twin Tunnels
- Let your inner kid loose (or your real ones) at Mt Hood Adventure Park at SkiBowl
- Catch a movie, some gourmet pizza, and a beer at Andrews Pizza & Skylight Theater
- Relax and enjoy your time in the most beautiful area in the world