The Barn at Mader Farm | A Scenic Palouse Wedding Venue

Palouse Wedding Venue The Barn At Mader Farm

Don’t miss out on this classy, beautiful, and peaceful environment to host your wedding day party. The Barn at Mader Farm wedding venue in Idaho offers just that. It offers couples a scenic country gathering place for a gorgeous, laid back, family and friend’s style wedding. With weekday and weekend wedding packages available, exclusive use of the property’s event spaces, and plenty of amenities available, The Barn at Mader Farm is the perfect place for a couple’s dream wedding.

About The Barn at Mader Farm Wedding Venue

13506 Hillside Road

Genesee, Idaho 83832

Family owned and operated in the scenic rolling Palouse hills near Genesee, Idaho, The Barn at Mader Farm is more than just a wedding venue. The property is also an an actively working farm. The farm grows wheat, barley, canola and chickpeas. You will find The Barn at Mader Farm is central to Lewiston, Clarkston, Moscow and Pullman.

The Barn at Mader Farm was established in 1895 and was close to extinction. However, the barn still stands today to host events and wedding celebrations. What is the barn’s story? After several local charity fundraisers saved the barn, a girl dreamt of getting married at the Mader barn. That dream came true in 2013 and the Mader barn as a wedding venue became a reality.


Details of the Grounds

The Barn at Mader Farm is available for commercial or private events throughout the year with rental times from 8am-11pm. The barn is quite spacious and a perfect backup plan for rain. Or a first plan during the cooler season. One barn wall is faced with the original tin. Screw holes left in the tin over the years of use make for a spectacular starry backdrop.

Outside of the barn is a lovely manicured yard with symmetrical post and beam trellis’ centered to either side of the primary barn doors.

With both indoor and outdoor spaces available for use, this lovely farm is the perfect place to host weddings of all styles and sizes!


Special Space Features

The Barn. The 1895 barn is the primary backdrop to host your wedding. At full capacity, the space can hold up to 350 guests. Inside the barn is a viewing loft for guests to gather or  catch a bird’s eye view of the events happenings.

Man Cave. Commonly used for rehearsal dinners or a common gathering place on wedding day, the Man Cave is a place for fun and games. In the man cave, you will find a TV, refrigerator, microwave, sink, game tables and chairs for 40-50 people. For those warm days, a garage door opens the space wide to the outdoors.

Bridal Suite. The bridal suite is your party’s private area to prepare for the day. It has a connecting door to the women’s restroom which can be closed and locked for privacy and security during the event.

Grooms Grain Silo. One cool and unique feature of this venue is the grooms prep room. Once a grain silo, it is now a comfortable room to hang out, play pool and enjoy the day.

Vintage Farm Truck. Be sure to make use of their 1949 vintage farm truck for a photo prop, a place to hold gifts, guest signing or decorate as you like.

Gazebo Fire Pit. Fires are a great place to gather, relax and share life together. On a cool evening, what is better than gathering under a gazebo and warming up by a crackling fire?

Bullpen. The barn has a covered porch area (bull pen) right outside a side door which is perfect for food prep and serving.

Palouse Wedding Venue The Barn At Mader Farm

Photography Opportunities

With expansive, wide-open outdoor spaces, The Barn at Mader Farm offers the classic red barn tucked into nature backdrop that is perfect for wedding day photos.

Couples can take photos amid the yellow canola flowers, golden wheat fronds or in front of the beautiful red barn with a deep blue sky. Photographers can capture the bride and grooms grand entrance through the barn doors.

Furthermore, the starry indoor barn reception makes the perfect romantic backdrop for photos. The indoor space features white twinkle lights against a brilliant starry wall.

Wedding Details

The Barn at Mader Farm offers both weekday and weekend wedding with one of the best venue packages in Idaho. Event packages include services and amenities to ease your planning process. The barn can accommodate up to 350 people, while outdoor areas can seat over 350 people. Couples can host weddings of all sizes at The Barn on Mader Farm.

Wedding packages include:

  • The exclusive use of the 1895, 3000 square foot insulated and heated barn. Includes an interior balcony to accommodate 100 guests for seating and viewing
  • Bridal Suite
  • Groom’s Grain Silo with Pool Table and Lounge Area
  • Man Cave with TV, Refrigerator, Microwave, Sink, Heating & A/C, Game Tables, Chairs, that will Accommodate 40-50 People
  • On-site Manager for Assistance on the Day of and Leading Up to Your Event
  • Bring Your Own Food & Alcohol
  • Bullpen for Food Prep and Serving

Additionally, the venue provides:

  • Tables, chairs, and rustic decor
  • Access to 2 beautiful arbors
  • Deep freezer and easy access roll up door for caterers
  • Basic sound system inside the barn
  • 2 Round spindle tables
  • 1949 Vintage farm truck for photos
  • 3 Patio heaters for use in inclement weather
  • Antique wagon for gifts, guest book, or serving

The venue features beautifully manicured lawns around the barn and between buildings. There are also several backdrops, including expansive grain fields, a 1949 farm truck, the red barn and white twinkle lights in the barn.

The Barn at Mader Farm has generous onsite parking, indoor restrooms, is animal friendly and provides ADA-accessible event spaces.

You will enjoy ample time pre and post event to make you feel at home and not rushed. An on-site manager is available before and during the event to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

The Barn at Mader Farm Wedding Venue

In conclusion, The Barn at Mader Farm wedding venue in Idaho is the ideal destination for couples looking for a spectacular outdoor farm wedding where they are in charge. With indoor and outdoor spaces available, this is the perfect venue to host a rustic, elegant event. Enjoy the gently rolling hills of the scenic Palouse region. Then dance the night away in the sparkling historic barn. Before going home, take time for some of the best star gazing. This country property makes a beautiful backdrop for a barn wedding.

Outdoor weddings always offer incredible photo opportunities. I am excited to capture your love and joy in these beautiful environments. I also love any excuse to get back to the Moscow/ Pullman area. So check out more work from my portfolio and other spectacular Moscow/ Pullman venues in the blog links below! Then reach out today to chat about your dream wedding photos!

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