What is the event clean-up process?
Client is responsible for cleaning up items brought in. Trash, linen removal, chair & table breakdown, sweeping & mopping is taken care of by The McGranahan Barn.
Do you allow alcohol? Yes, alcohol is allowed on the property. A bartender/ bartending company is required and must carry Liquor Liability Insurance. Minimum coverage of 1 million. Licensed Bartenders. Client is required to hire a security officer when hosting alcohol. The McGranahan Barn will arrange this service. The cost is $200 and is deducted from clients deposit.
Is setup allowed the day before or prior to our rental time beginning at noon?
Setup occurs during your rental period. If extra hours are desired the morning of your event they can be purchased/ added a la carte. Weekday and Friday Weddings also have the option to add on additional time the day prior.
Do you allow candles?
We allow candles that are enclosed in glass or metal containers. Open flames are not permitted. If using The McGranahan Barn's vases battery powered candles for Mercury Vases & floating candles for the cylinder vases are required and provided by the client.
Are there decor restrictions?
All decorations must be removed without causing damage to the venue.
•Confetti of any kind, sprinkles, sequins, glitter, birdseed, rice, hay, fog machine, bubble machine, sparklers.
• The use of nails, tacks, glue or staples to affix items to walls or columns • Silk or fake petals outdoors.
Where will the dancing space, DJ, cake, etc. go?
Our space is extremely flexible and we will gladly work together to customize a layout, but there’s a few tried and true setups we’ve found work well for weddings of all sizes. See options here.
Is there a sound system or will we need to rent one?
You will want to hire a Dj service or inquire about renting a speaker or other audio needs if you choose to not have a mc. Need recommendations for this vendor? We're happy to help!
Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?
You must call or email to reserve a tour time.
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How long has The McGranahan Barn been in business?
Construction started in 2012 and our doors opened in 2014.
History & News
Are outside snacks and trays permitted?
Absolutely. Chick-fil-a is always a favorite and just a few miles away as well as Bagel Café & Braums & Wendy's which are less than half a mile from the venue.
Do you have more then one ceremony location?
Yes, there's options for ceremonies on the front lawn, in the back valley or inside the barn.
Need Measurements for decor?
More information at Planning Resources
Rehearsals are scheduled one month prior to your Wedding date & are for one hour (unless you have rented a two day package). In the event the night before your Wedding is booked, you can rehearse anytime we have available that month.
How day of rehearsal works if Bride & groom are not seeing one another;
Option 1: Rehearse without the bride
Option 2: Family & ladies rehearse, then the groomsmen rehearse later that day when they arrive for photos or whatever time best works for your group.
Option 3: Rehearse off-site or at your rehearsal dinner location.
When are payments due?
When the contract is signed, a $1,000 deposit is required. From there, you have two payments of 50%. The first is due in 8 weeks the last is due 6 months before I Do.
Do you have additional retails available?
Yes, see our Inventory list
What is the barn's capacity?
350 guests. We include seating for 250 guests.
What makes the McGranahan property historic?
History & News
Where are you located?
At the intersection of Piedmont Road and N.W Expressway. 20 miles N.W of Downtown OKC. Map
We plan to have our ceremony offsite, or only plan to have our reception at The McGranahan Barn. Does your fee change?
Rentals are structured for the day and the pricing does not change if you choose to get married on or offsite.
What happens in case of rain, or other weather conditions that aren't ideal for an outdoor ceremony?
You have 24 hours prior to your arrival time to let us know if you would like to move your ceremony inside due to rain, heat, wind, etc.
What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?
Rental times are for 12 hours. Saturday rentals begin at noon and end at midnight. This time can be adjusted via your agreement to be early in the day. Rentals do not exceed midnight. Sunday night rentals do not exceed 11 p.m. Weekday and Friday Weddings have the option to add on time the day prior for decorating or rehearsal dinners (Max-6 hour time slots available).
What is the rental fee and what does it include?
Is there a deposit?
There is a $1,000 security deposit required. $500 is applied to your rental and $500 is returned following the Wedding if there are no damages or late fees. If the event is canceled, the full security deposit is kept.
How do I reserve a date?
Placing your security deposit and signing your agreement will reserve your date.
When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?
There are two payments due. The first is due 8 weeks after you sign your agreement and the final payment is due 6 months before I do.
How do I pick my linens and summit ceremony start time and other information?
You will receive an online planner 3 months before your Wedding. This is due 1 month before I do.
Can we take photos around the property on our wedding day?
Absolutely! There are several paths along the property perfect for different backdrops and settings for photographs.
Where can we find references & reviews?
Do you require a wedding coordinator?
While we do not require you to hire a professional wedding coordinator, it is HIGHLY recommended for a smooth event! At the minimum, we require a day-of contact who is responsible for coordination and decision making during the entire event.
What color are the linens & ceremony/ reception chairs?
Black Garden Chairs
Barn Brides layout link
Do you offer other chair options, besides the garden chairs?
The black garden chair is our in-house chair, but you are more than welcome to rent other chairs if you'd like. This couple rented gold chiavari chairs.
Where do the Grooms get ready?
Most of our grooms will spend the day doing what they love with their friends & family in town, arrive onsite later in the day, then "I Do" and celebrate!
What is a typical wedding timeline?
Will there be another wedding the same day?
We only host one Wedding a day on the property.
Are there overnight accommodations nearby?
Yes, within a few miles up the road on N.W Expressway as well as by Quail Spring Mall. Map
Do you provided table linens, cups, silverware, etc?
Table linens are included. Items such as cups, flatware & dish-ware will be provided by your catering vendor or you can bring in your own.
Do I have to use the linens provided?
You're more than welcome to bring in your own linens, runners, and decorations. Visit our measurements page here to see linen sizes for our tables.
Is it possible to seat 9 to a table?
Round tables & 8ft tables can seat up to 10 guests. Layouts
How far in advance do you need our final headcount?
An estimated count is needed for your layout draft. Final count is due 2 weeks before I do for ceremony chairs.
How do I obtain a marriage license?
You can go to any country clerk office in OK (call ahead and make an apt.) the week of the Wedding to pick it up (don't wait until the day before "I DO" in case you have any hiccups). Both the bride and groom need to be present and photo id's are required.
Do you offer straight tables instead of round?
We have a combination of tables from 6ft, 8fts, 60 rounds" , 4fts, as well as bistro/ pub tables available. Rectangle tables are mostly used (and are limited) for the guestbook/ gift table, beverage table, sweetheart or Wedding party tables. However, some can be mixed in as guests tables. Majority of guests seating will be at 60" round tables.
How does processional work if you get married on the front patio?
Family: Exit out the side door by The McGranahan's house & walk in-front of guests to the front row to be seated. (Groom may escort his mom in & then take his place upfront from here) or.. walk in next with the men.
Officiant & Groom/ Groomsmen: Follow out the same door & proceed the same expect take their place on the patio.
Bridesmaids- The women will exit out the opposite side of the barn by the tree (vendor door). They then put a few feet of space between them & the next women as they walk around the guests chairs & up the aisle. This keeps a continual loop/ movement.
Ring barrier & flower girl- Best to have seated on the last row outside aisle. Once the maid of honor gets in place they will walk from there & take their place upfront.
Bride- Exiting out the side vendor door. Ready to go by tree once bridesmaids exit (still out of sight).
Option 1: Officiant can begin a prayer and your walk begins. When the prayer concludes you are close to the end of the aisle which is when guests will stand.
Option 2: You begin your walk around the chairs. You will be out of main eye shot from about half of your guests until you get to the end of the aisle (oh the anticipation!)
Are food trucks allowed?
Yes! Be sure you clearly communicate where you would like them to park/setup off of your ceremony location. In the past, trucks have arrived prior to the ceremony and you don't want them in your photos. Don't forget to discuss a rain plan option. Trucks are not permitted to park on the front patio.
Is there a cooler or refrigerator available for the beverages? Do we need to provide the ice for beverages?
There is a fridge/ sink in our prep area. Alcoholic beverages must be served by designated bartender behind bar space. We recommend having your bartending service provide ice/ ice- chest for service to simplify the process.
Check with your caterer/ bartender to see if they will be providing this service. If not, you can bring in your own ice to store in our freezer or your own ice-chest. (Closest location to get ice/ alcoholic beverages is the 7-11/liquor store across the intersection from us). Map
Can we add on more tables/ chairs/ linens? Yes, you can rent these items a la carte for a separate fee (if available/ space allows for it!)