Is alcohol allowed in the barn?
Yes – alcohol can be served, but not sold. In order to have alcohol at your event, you must have a designated bartender who takes on responsibility for serving drinks, not over-serving, and ensuring everyone is of age. Security is required when alcohol is present. The barn will provide an off-duty Kansas, MO police office for $150. The officer will be present for the last three hours of the event.
What about smoking?
The Alexander Majors House Museums is a non-smoking facility. Attendees may smoke in the parking lot, but all cigarette butts must be deposited in the dumpster by the end of the event.
Is the barn heated and cooled?
Yes! Temperature control is available for all areas of the barn.
Which parts of the barn come with my rental?
Your rental includes use of the main barn area, wagon room, vintage suite, restrooms, and kitchen. You also have use of 30 folding tables, 160 folding chairs, and outdoor picnic tables and benches.
Do you provide linens (or other décor)?
The Majors Barn is a do-it-yourself venue, which allows us to keep our rental prices low. We provide tables and folding chairs – you can bring in food, drink, linens, and any other décor you wish. Your event will truly be one-of-a-kind! If you need help, we can offer a recommendation for a wedding planner who is familiar with our site.
How big is the barn loft?
The barn loft is 32′ x 26′. Six to eight of our folding tables can comfortably be accommodated in the loft, dependent on the setup.
What are the dimensions of tables available?
Tables are standard 6′ x 2.5′ folding rectangular tables. They stand approximately 28.5″ tall. Rental of outside tables or chairs is allowed.
Can I use the Majors grounds for my event or set up a tent?
Yes! Ask your rental coordinator for details.
What outdoor furniture is available?
We have 8 picnic tables (seats 6-8), 6 benches with backs (seats 3), and 10 benches with no back (seats 3). Outdoor furniture may be moved, but must be returned to its original location at the end of your rental.
Am I required to use your caterers or bartenders?
No – the Alexander Majors Barn prides itself on being a flexible venue that keeps our renters’ individuality and needs in mind. We do not require any specific vendors to be used. We are happy to make suggestions at your request.
Can I have candles at my event?
Open flame is not allowed, including candles, fireworks, bonfires, and any other similar items. The Alexander Majors House is a historic structure, and we want to preserve the house and grounds for all! Sterno flames are allowable when used for catering/food purposes.
What about set up and tear down for my event?
Set up and tear down needs to occur within your 10-hour rental period. If you think you will need additional time, you may purchase additional hours for $80/hour. If you need assistance with set up or tear down, we can recommend a wedding coordinator familiar with the barn who can assist you.
Can I have a rehearsal dinner or set up for my event in advance?
Yes – you may purchase additional hours for a rehearsal dinner, event setup, or other pre-rental events for $100/hour, dependent on availability.
Do you have A/V?
We have public Wi-Fi access and a projector screen. You are responsible for any laptops, projectors, speakers, or other technology for your event.
How much parking is available?
There are 44 spots available in our graveled/paved lot. Overflow parking is available in the grass behind the lot, dependent upon weather.
Can the Alexander Majors House be open during my event?
Yes – The Alexander Majors House can be opened for tours for an additional fee. We will provide volunteers and staff to give your guests information about the history of the structure. We can also open the House for portrait photography for a $100/hour fee. Details here.
Have any additional questions? Email us at email@example.com or call 816-444-1858.