Q & A
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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.
Can we see it beforehand?
Absolutely. Tours are available by appointment. By filling out our contact form you will receive an auto response with venue details and pricing, as well as a link to schedule your tour.
We ask you kindly not to visit without an appointment.
What is the weather like in White Salmon?
We are a seasonal venue and available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday events from May through October.
You can expect chilly evenings and warm days during the shoulder seasons of Spring and Fall, with warmer Summer weather reaching the 80s or 90s by mid-day. 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!
How much does everything cost?
We are accepting reservations for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday weddings, as well as weekday corporate events, from May through October. Our intimate venue can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests.
To request a price quote, or to receive additional information regarding having a wedding or event at Tin Roof Barn, don’t hesitate to contact us here.
What is included?
Your reservation at Tin Roof Barn includes:
- Tin Roof Barn ~ 3400 sq feet of dining and entertainment space, including a catering room, lounge area, custom lighting, and a built-in wine and beer bar
- The Arbor ~ Our gorgeous ceremony site overlooking the orchards and forest
- The Pavilion ~ When the weather just isn’t as ideal as you’d like it!
- Ceremony chairs for up to 150 guests
- Vintage dining tables
- 150 vintage dining chairs
- Bridal Suite and Groom’s Room
- Brand new restroom facility, just steps from the Barn
- Fire Pit, Lawn Games, Adirondack outdoor furniture
Tin Roof Barn with 3400 square feet of use, including a catering room, wine and beer bar, custom lighting and chandeliers, lounge area, and ample room for dancing, offers an intimate gathering place for your friends and family. We provide 150 vintage dining chairs as well as vintage dining tables with lace tablecloths.
The Arbor ceremony site overlooks the apple orchards with views of the barn, hay fields, forest, and mountains. The dais and arbor are made from 100 year old barn wood planks and is the ideal location for our gorgeous outdoor ceremonies. The Pavilion is available when the weather doesn’t allow for an uncovered ceremony. This covered open-air option provides similar views as The Arbor site, and can also be used for additional entertaining during cocktail hour. Your ceremony site includes 150 white ceremony chairs.
The Guest House includes a Bridal Suite and the Groom’s Room. The Bridal Suite has 2 dressing rooms, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The Groom’s Room includes a dressing room, bathroom, and dry bar. Conveniently separated, these two areas allow for the wedding party to get ready in the same house, without having to see each other before the ceremony.
What are the event hours?
A venue buyout includes checkin at 12pm on the day of the event. Conclusion of the event is at 10pm with a 30 minute grace period for guest departure and cleanup.
Do you have any required vendors?
Just one! To relax and enjoy each moment as your wedding day unfolds, we require you to book Union Event Co, our exclusive wedding planning team. You will breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you have someone to manage all the details of your wedding – and that it isn’t all on you or your friends and family. In the months leading up to your wedding day, you will meet with Stephanie and her team to review every possible detail. They will create a detailed wedding day schedule, meet with you at Tin Roof Barn to go over the layout of the reception area, confirm timing and logistics with all of your event professionals, manage your ceremony rehearsal, and know all of the setup details for your wedding decor. Union Event Co’s “Wedding Day Management” begins 60 days prior to your wedding and is a separate fee; click here to learn more!
What are your catering policies?
You may choose from our list, or choose your own – however 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 personnel to insure a complete cleanup.
What kind of bar can there be?
We allow beer, wine and champagne at all times. We allow hard alcohol in the form of two mixed “Signature Drinks” during cocktail hour. We also require a licensed WA state bartender to oversee alcohol consumption. There is a permanent barn wood 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 DJs 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.
Are there decor restrictions?
Once you’re here for a tour, you may find that you don’t even need to bring in much more than some beautiful florals to decorate with! We do have restrictions that are in place to insure that the venue stays in perfect condition for every couple who wants to remember their day as absolute perfection.
Do you have lodging onsite?
No, but there are multiple B&Bs, cabins, campgrounds and vacation rentals in our valley. However, most couples choose to stage their guests out of Hood River, where there are various lodging choices, restaurants, wineries, breweries, shopping and outdoor entertainment to last the whole 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 checkin at 12pm and final checkout will be at 10:30pm.
Do you have a designated parking area?
We do – we can accommodate about 75 vehicles in our field parking area. We do strongly recommend group transportation to keep potentially tipsy drivers from getting behind the wheel.
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 warm out. 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.
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