FAQ's & Testimonials

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What is the history of the historic barn@Cooke Tavern? 

Based on photo that was taken prior to 1913, the 3,500 square foot barn is a post and beam timber barn constructed in 2005 by a local Amish crew. Built on the original 1808 barn foundation of the Cooke Tavern barn it combines history with new construction. 

What is a quick overview of the barn?

The barn can easily accommodate 150-175 guests in a unique setting. Very flexible outdoor spaces can accommodate many more guests. There is a large wrap-around deck overlooking the 30 acre nature preserve. The barn is fully ADA  compliant with newly installed indoor men's and women's restrooms. There is a large bar and a full commercial kitchen and catering area. 

What about the Outdoor 'special spaces'?

This property is a reclaimed 33 acre marsh that is in a permanent conservation easement. Many visitors have come to education and community events here. There are stunning views and special places along the banks of world renowned Penns Creek.,  

Tell me about the Nature Trails and Boardwalk?

The Nature Preserve has over two miles of mowed walking trails to enjoy and re-connect with Nature. There is a large boardwalk that can be used for ceremonies or for cocktail/happy hours. There are many scenic views and places for photo opportunities. 

What type of rental packages do you offer? 

Flexible one and three day rental packages available. Call or email us today with your ideas, dreams and hopes for an amazing event. We are happy to make it the best day ever! What does the rental include: 

  • Use of the 3500 square foot barn and 33 acre nature preserve.
  • Two miles of nature trails, boardwalk, and pond area. 
  • Gardens and marsh area for the event. 
  • Use of the outdoor areas for tents and ceremonies. 
  • Twenty (20) 60 inch round tables. 
  • Six(6) 48 inch rectangle tables. 
  • Four(4) high top round patio tables. 
  • 250 white folding wedding chairs. 
  • Professional staging sections to create a stage for DJ/band.
  • Portable bars on patio and/or in the barn. 
  • Use of the dressing area for bridal party. 
  • Use of commercial kitchen (refrigerator, freezer, sinks, stove (no oven). 
  • Use of catering area which has sink and staging area. 
  • Miscellaneous galvanized tubs, watering cans and decorations. 
  • All cleaning services at the end of the main event. 


"From the moment we visited this beautiful property, we began to envision our special day. It turned out even more perfect than we could have imagined. Still, five years later, friends still comment how beautiful and fun our wedding was!"                                               Tom & Donita

"The Historic Barn at Cooke Tavern was an incredible venue for our wedding.  Greg and Mary Kay were a pleasure to work with and provided exceptional customer service and went above and beyond meeting our needs.  The barn is rustic with modern amenities and offers multiple layout options to meet any clients needs!  Not only is the barn beautiful inside and out, the wetlands in the back of the property are an incredible backdrop for pictures!  We will forever cherish our special day at The Historic Barn at Cooke Tavern!"     

                                                                  Addison & Eden Bartlett