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The Harvest Hall, decorated with original paintings by Patricia Rhoden Bartels, comfortably seats 165 (the covered porch can accommodate up to 50 additional guests).
The Hall is furnished with tables, chairs, a small bar area, stage, dance floor space, and a fireplace. The beautiful wooden staircase creates the picture-perfect occasion for a bride’s grand entrance or wedding party photos. Upstairs there is a separate room that can be used as a breakout room for corporate meetings or changing room for wedding parties.
We can assist you in planning your event by offering catered food and beverage services. Alcohol is permitted inside the hall; renter must assume all liability and responsibility and maintain the alcohol in a private setting, and not have alcohol exposed to the general public. Indiana state laws relating to the distribution and consumption of alcohol must be strictly followed. Valley Branch Retreat Inc. is not authorized by the State of Indiana to handle alcoholic beverages.
The hall is rented and secured on a first come, first serve basis. Rental deposit fees must be paid in advance; non-payment will result in cancellation. Tax exempt groups must provide a copy of their Indiana General Sales Tax Exempt Certificate with the signed contract. Valley Branch Retreat Inc. assumes no responsibility for accidents, injuries, damages, and Valley Branch Retreat assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items at the facility.
Wi-Fi is available at the Harvest Hall, as well as outside most of our cabins, front porches, the outside front porch of the Harvest Hall, and limited through the campground at no charge.
Please note that we are not responsible for electrical outages due to acts of God, and there are no refunds based on weather.
Our Harvest Hall has been used for a multitude of groups/events including: weddings, formals, corporate retreats, family reunions, music festivals, church groups, and more! We try to tailor what we offer so that you will have the best possible experience with us. However, there are some basic guidelines that all who rent our Harvest Hall (and our other venues) must abide by. Please click below for more information.
The outdoor shelter/stage will accommodate large wedding parties, concerts, and general get-togethers. The Stage is surrounded by beautiful Brown County forest and is a favorite location for any outdoor event.
The stage includes 4 surrounding campsites to give you extra room for the needs of your event. Feel free to spend the night in our campgrounds! We do not provide any seating so you will have to provide that yourself.
Utilize our military M*A*S*H themed paintball area for your birthday party, company outing, family reunion, or themed party. Enjoy your event while looking at our collection of military vehicles dating back to the Korean War!
Includes the use of two military tents, two wood burning stoves, and a bonfire ring. Picnic table seating for 60. Area capacity 250. Includes water and electricity.
WARNING: Under Indiana law, an agritourism provider is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in agritourism activities at this location if the death or injury results from the inherent risks of agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death, or for other participants to act in a manner that may cause you injury or cause your death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity. As added by P.L.3-2011, SEC.1. The property used by Valley Branch Retreat Inc. dba eXplore Brown County dba Paintball Valley is a Classified Forest/Tree Farm and an Indiana Agritourism provider.
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During our off-season (Dec-Feb) we are limited on staff and are unable to accommodate any walk-ons