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We know planning your wedding can be stressful. Check out some of our most frequently asked questions below. If your question hasn't been answered here, please reach out and we will be happy to help!


Is the venue handicapped accessible?

Yes, the venues are handicapped accessible. Anyone can be easily dropped off at our front doors and picked up. We have handicap bathroom stalls and concrete walkways.

Are there adequate bathroom facilities?

Yes. The Barn has 4 stalls for women and 2 stalls/2 urinals for men. The lodge has one stall.

Are there changing areas for the wedding party?

Yes! The Lodge and The Groom's suite are typically included in all wedding packages. This a private, fun area for you and your bridal parties to relax during the day and get ready!

Is there a designated smoking area?

Anywhere outside, there are ash trays located all around the building. There is no smoking or vaping allowed inside our buildings. 

Where is the venue?

The Barn (Capacity 200) and The Lodge (Capacity 75) are located on the same property.

11575 Lithopolis Rd
Lithopolis, OH 43136

When do you offer tours?

Please check out our Book a Tour page to schedule a tour with us! Please let us know if you need any help with choosing a date to come tour, we are flexible!

Is there Wifi?

Yes! The office, lodge, and the barn all have guest wifi.

Is there a projector in The Barn for slideshows, etc?

Yes we do have a projector! Whether you want to play an OSU game for your guests or show a sweet slideshow, our staff can help! Just let your event team member know.


May we leave our cars overnight?

Absolutely! Please be sure your vehicle is in our gravel lot and not parked in front of any buildings.

What hotels and/or shuttle services are nearby?

Best Western, Brew Dog's Dog House, Hampton Inn, Uber, Lyft, Fun Bus!

How far away are you from gas stations, lodging, and grocery stores are you?

Just 5 minutes! We are close to many different amenities such as coffee shops, convenience stores, and hotels.

How far away are you from John Glenn International Air Port?

We are 25ish minutes away from the Columbus  airport with hotels close in Canal Winchester. Rickenbacker airport is super close too! 



Do you require event insurance?

We require a $1M event insurance policy with The Old Blue Rooster listed as the additional insured. Approximate cost is $250. We've teamed up with a great partner who makes this SO easy for you.


When can I start decorating?

When you have access to the venue, you can start! Usually it's around 10am, but special arrangements can be made with the manager.

Will my rehearsal be the day before my event?

If there is no wedding scheduled the day before, YES! If there is a wedding scheduled the day before, it will be earlier in the week and determined 3-4 months before the event.

Can I have my rehearsal dinner at The Old Blue Rooster?

Yes! Please ask for pricing and information. The location of the rehearsal dinner cannot interfere with another wedding, event, or rehearsal. Availability will open up 2-3 months prior to your wedding date.

Will you decorate for me and help plan my event?

The Old Blue Rooster only provides what is included in your package. We have a couple wedding planners/coordinators that we love dearly that would be happy to help you plan your event, for an additional cost. We encourage you to look into a wedding planner, they will be able to anticipate your needs before you know you have them!


How many benches does the outdoor ceremony area have?

Our outdoor ceremony has 12 benches on both sides of the arch, meaning 24 total. Our ceremony area can easily fit 200 guests!

Speaking of The Arch, check out the bottom of The Barn Layout Page for it's dimensions!

How many tables do I need for my bridal party?

We have 6 and 8 foot tables, or you can do a sweetheart table too. Typically you can sit 3 adults to one side of a 6 foot table and 4 adults to one side of an 8 foot table. 

What size tables do you have?

Typically guests sit at 60-inch round tables, which hold 8 people per table. We also have 6 and 8 foot banquet tables, a few 45-inch round tables and a small quantity of high top tables. 


What happens if I've planned an outdoor ceremony and it rains?

Always have a plan B for outdoor ceremonies! Usually clients rearrange seating to create an aisle for an indoor ceremony in front of our barn doors. Guests are typically seated at the same table for ceremony and reception- "California Style". One hour prior to ceremony time is when we'd like to know your plan!



Can I bring in outside catering?

Yes, please do! We do not have in-house food service or and other required vendors. Your caterer must be licensed. We would love to share our favorite caterers with you!

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Sorry, but this is a big no. Clients and guests are prohibited from bringing outside alcohol onto the premises in accordance with our Ohio Liquor Permit, owned by The Old Blue Rooster. Any outside alcohol will be confiscated and will result in fines for each occurrence. Our bartenders will be happy to serve you from our variety of options though!

Are plates, silverware, and glassware provided?

No, please speak with your catering company or we can give recommendations on local rental companies. The Barn provides glassware for its bar/alcoholic beverages.

What size tables do you have?

We have 60 inch round tables that seat 8 guests per table, 6 foot banquet tables, 8 foot banquet tables, a few 45-inch round tables and a handful of cocktail tables.


Does The Barn have the ability to play music outside during ceremonies?

We do not have an exterior sound system. Speak with your DJ and the options they provide for ceremony music.

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Are there any high chairs or changing tables at the venue?

Yes, we have 4 high chairs, as well as changing tables in the restrooms.

What are the deposit and cancellation policies?

A nonrefundable deposit of $750 is required to reserve your date. The balance of the package is due 180 days prior to your event. Any cancellation forfeits all payments made. Checks and money orders should be made out to The Old Blue Rooster and mailed to 11575 Lithopolis Rd, Lithopolis OH 43136.

Do you offer special rates ?

Our off season prices apply to all events at The Barn from December to March. Our off season prices also apply to all Fridays and Sundays year round.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! As long as the package is paid in full 180 days (6 months) prior to the day of the event.


Is gratuity included for the event staff?

No, gratuity is not included in our pricing. We feel this is an item that should be left to your discretion. If you feel like our staff/bartenders have provided outstanding service and support, tipping is highly encouraged!

When do guests and vendors have to leave?

We would love to party all night too, but guests and vendors must be out of the venue by 12:00 midnight. This includes cleaning (if client has chosen to clean the venue by themselves) and vendor take down. The bar will close and DJ must end by 11pm. 

Are pets allowed?

Absolutely! We allow all furry friends on our property. Please make sure someone is responsible for taking care of them. 

When do I have to have a final headcount?

We will schedule a final walk through/meeting 4-6 weeks prior to your event. At that time, we will need a final headcount, table count, chair count, and any other set up instructions (if OBR is setting up). A full itinerary or schedule is great if you have one, and a final vendor list!

Will there be any other events the day of my wedding?

No, we want to make you day special! We only host one event per day. We do not allow tours or rehearsals to take place on the day of your event.

Do you require table linens?

Yes, we do require table linens in order to protect our tables. You can choose to rent linens from us to make life easy! Check out our Linens page to learn more!

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, and card (with a small card transaction fee). If paying by check or money order, please make them out to The Old Blue Rooster and mailed to 11575 Lithopolis Rd, Lithopolis OH 43136.

What is off season pricing and when is off season?

Off season is December through March. Any events at The Barn during these months have an off season discount. Also, off season pricing also applies to every Friday or Sunday year round. These Prices can be found on our Wedding Pricing page!

What is included in my package?

If you have any more questions or need any clarification on your package, we are happy to help. Please visit our Wedding Pricing page for more details or send us an email!

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