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Wedding Tips FAQ

Do you offer traditional weddings as well as adventure weddings? 

Yes! We allow our future brides and grooms to customize their packages to their liking.

What is an Adventure Wedding?

Adventure Weddings often include many outdoor adventure activities and are considered completely unique wedding experiences. These types of weddings are best suited to those who enjoy an adventurous lifestyle (or those who want to introduce more adventure into their lives)!

Adventure weddings can last one day or an entire weekend! We offer many activities including Zip Line Tours, ATV& Buggy Tours, and Paintball. We also have an onsite lake and over 30 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Some examples activities that may occur during an adventure wedding here:

  • Zipping over the lake in your wedding gown.

  • A stress-relieving game of paintball the night before the nuptials or a Bachelor/ Bachelorette Paintball game.

  • Enjoying a picnic-style rehearsal dinner.

  • Being married out on the lake, with many of your attendees watching from the lake in a canoe or rowboat.

I'm concerned that older members of the wedding party may not want to participate in adventurous activities. Can you be too old to participate?

You can never be too old to participate in our activities! People of a myriad of ages have enjoyed zipping, riding ATVs or buggies, and playing paintball in the past. We also offer hiking and mountain biking trails of varying intensities. Needless to say, we’re friendly to all ages and abilities here! If some of your guests still feel uncomfortable with participating, they are more than welcome to act as a spectator in many of the activities.

Do I need to have zipping, paintball, ATV riding, hiking, biking, or boating experience?

You do not need to have any experience! We have the ability to cater all of our activities to people or various skill levels. In addition, our biking and hiking trails have different intensities which are mapped out and kept at the front of our building for your convenience.

I would like to offer my guests the option of renting a cabin or campsite, as well as the opportunity to participate in your activities, but I don't want to be responsible for their payments and reservations. Can you help me with this?

Absolutely! We can provide you with a unique XBC Code, specific to your event. You can then distribute that code through your invitations, website, email, etc. allowing your guests to use that code to reserve their own adventure during your event, while still getting any group discounts that we discuss.

Although I love the idea of spending my time outdoors, I am worried it will rain on my wedding day! Do you have an indoor venue we could rent for our reception?

We have our beautiful Harvest Hall which is fully heated and air conditioned and it can be used as a backup in case it rains! It’s a rustic-style hall furnished with tables and chairs, a small bar area, a stage area for bands or dancing, and it is decorated with rustic antiques and original paintings by Patricia Rhoden Bartels, a highly accredited Impressionistic painter.

The average person spends over $25,000 on their wedding and I can't afford to spend nearly that much. How expensive are adventure weddings?

Our packages are completely customizable depending on your needs. We recognize that couples have varying budgets and we make adventure weddings affordable for most budget types. We offer discounts for multiple activities and for large groups. You can easily afford to have a traditional or adventure wedding here on a tight budget. We offer you the ability to cater your own event saving you Big Bucks.

I would like to visit your facility. Do I have to schedule an appointment for this?

We ask that you call ahead to ensure that the Harvest Hall is not currently in use. We may have same-day appointments available. You can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 812.988.7750.

I have more questions about your Harvest Hall, such as questions regarding pricing, discounts, the use of outside caterers, and the serving of alcohol at our event. Where can I find more information?

Please visit our “Rentals FAQ” page for more information about the Harvest Hall, rentals, and regulations. View our price list. You are also welcome to call or email us with any of your questions.

“Wedding Weekend Fun!"

We got married here, and the people are absolutely phenomenal. From our first trip here in January to book our wedding, through the months to follow adjusting answer and rentals, everyone was helpful and kind. While we stayed, we did a zip line tour and it was so much fun! The staff did a great job making sure everyone was properly informed and felt safe through the whole tour. We rented several cabins for our stay, they were all appropriately clean, bathroom facilities also clean and stocked. All appliances provided worked well. 

The day of our wedding, the staff yet again exceeded our expectations. They shuttled some of our elderly guests back to the ceremony site, allow with campers nearby and kept them quiet and respectful, shut down the road that went past the ceremony site, then shuttled guests ball to the hall for the reception. They allowed us to clean up and get the last of or things the next day without charging another days rental and were again, amazingly friendly and helpful. We were so thankful for all the hospitality and kindness during what could have been a stressful weekend, because with their help we had a fantastic wedding, reception and weekend! Highly recommend for entertainment or gatherings! | Reviewed September 2016

“Great place for an off the beaten path wedding”
My fiancé and I chose Harvest Hall/Explore Brown County for our wedding-we wanted something different from the standard ballroom route and this location was perfect for a fall wedding. The staff was helpful when we had questions and issues. The one recommendation I would make is to have an assigned coordinator for events, which might alleviate asking multiple employees the same thing. We had many compliments from guests about the facility and several also mentioned returning for zip lining & paintball. The prices were very reasonable and with free reign (within reason) to decorate to our liking, I would highly recommend this location for couples looking to have a beautiful wedding on a budget.| Visited October 2015 | Alaina, Indianapolis, IN
“Amazing Wedding Reception…Exceptional Staff!
Our Daughter had her Wedding Reception on May 9th, 2015 at The Harvest Hall located inside the Explore Brown County Grounds. It could not have been a better experience. Everyone from the Owner Gary to the employees, Chris and Neal ,ET. were so helpful and so nice. They worked with our catering company and DJ, which gave us so much peace of mind while we were at the actual wedding ceremony. They are true professionals and The Harvest Hall is a gorgeous venue for a rustic wedding or as I call it "Rustic Elegance" ...If you book this place you will not be disappointed! Many of our guests rented cabins on site which made it very handy and everyone could enjoy themselves and not have to worry about driving. This place is a cool find and I would use it again and again for other functions! Thanks Gary and Staff for everything, you're the "BEST". Reviewed Trip Advisor - June 5, 2015
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