Why Choose Hawks Point?
All about our venue
2022 & 2023 Pricing
Hawks Point Acres is a gorgeous, expansive meadow located in Anderson, Indiana. This Madison County location makes it the ideal crossroads for guests and clients meeting up from Indianapolis, Muncie, Kokomo, Greenfield, and other eastern Indiana cities.
Our barn was built in 2016 and boasts a 2,000 square foot main floor with a max capacity of 175 total people. Besides the beautiful barn and tree-covered 7 acres, some of the other amenities include: three indoor bathrooms, heating and air conditioning, three crystal chandeliers, twinkle lights, organza draping, numerous pieces of rustic décor such as wine barrels, crates, old doors, multiple wooden signs and chalkboard signs.
The bride, bridal party, and family will have use of a beautifully renovated farmhouse to get ready in and utilize during the hours leading up to the ceremony and reception. This welcoming farmhouse includes two dressing rooms for hair and makeup and getting ready. It also includes a cozy living room, kitchenette and bathroom as well. The groomsmen will have their own dedicated space with décor and furniture made for relaxing and having fun during those hours leading up to the ceremony and reception.
We have onsite overnight accommodation for up to 6 people! Enjoy access to the farmhouse at 3pm the day before your wedding day. You will have a two-hour rehearsal the day before your wedding where you can set-up and work out some of the logistics and overnight accommodations for you and 5 of your closest friends in our adorable renovated bedrooms.
We provide outside chairs for your ceremony under our stately white pergola and inside chairs and round 8-person tables for your reception inside the barn. Our peaceful grounds have benches and chairs around to enjoy the serene setting and a propane fire table to gather around after the sun goes down. We have onsite parking, which include ADA compliant spots and wheelchair accessibility to the barn and ceremony location.
Hawks Point Acres uses an open vendor system. You can use any licensed caterer and bar service that you wish. We would be happy to provide a list of recommendations, but you are free to choose your own vendors.
How do I reserve a date? We require a signed contract and a $1,000 deposit to reserve your date. This becomes your security deposit and is fully refundable upon successful completion of your event. Rental payments are scheduled as follows: 25% of Rental Fee due 6 months before event, 25% due 5 months before, 25% due 4 months before and the remainder due 3 months before your date.
What is included? Exclusive Access to The Barn and 7+ Acres, Inside Tables and Chairs for up to 175 (max capacity), Linens for your guest tables and head tables (starting in 2023), Outside Chairs at ceremony spot, Three Indoor Bathrooms, Heat and A/C, Ceremony Site and Rain Plan, Three Crystal Chandeliers and Organza Draping, Outdoor Fire Feature, Twinkle Lights Inside and Outside the Barn, Bride and Family Farmhouse, Garage Lounge, Vintage Rustic Décor, On Site Parking with Assistant if needed, Venue Coordinator for entire event
What is your catering policy? We allow you to use any caterer you wish, so long as they are licensed or ServSafe certified. We also require you to have the caterers stay to serve and manage the meal. We have great suggestions if you need them!
What is your alcohol policy? We allow beer, wine & champagne. It must be brought in, overseen, and served by a licensed bar service with the necessary permits. We have great suggestions if needed! If you have alcohol, we do charge a $200 Security Fee to pay a security officer to be on site in the evening.
Do you have décor we can use? Yes! We have several pieces, including barrels, doors, chalkboards, crates, etc. free to use. Check out our Facebook page Photo Album labeled “Decor Available at Hawks Point Acres” to see our selection. (It’s easier to find the album on desktop than mobile.)
Do you have a rain plan? Sure do. The barn is already set up with the tables and chairs creating an inside aisle. Your guests would sit cabaret style at their tables. Then the bride smoothly gets from the stop-over room to the end of the barn, without guests seeing, where she can wait under our covered patio to enter and use the inside aisle as the new ceremony aisle.
Are we allowed to have our dog in the ceremony? We love dogs! Your four-legged baby is allowed to be on a leash and a part of the ceremony and pictures. Please just have someone take them home for the reception or a kennel ready for them if they are staying on property.
How does rehearsal times work? You have two options if you would like to have separate reheasal and set-up hours the day before your wedding. Option 1. You add the overnight accommdations package that includes a 2-hour rehearsal the day before your wedding. See the next question for more details on this overnight package. Option 2. You do the standard package for your wedding day and you add however many hours you’d like for your rehearsal for $250 an hour. However, for this option you have to wait until at least 3 months before your wedding day to see if that date is available. If it is, we add anywhere from 1-4 hours for your rehearsal.
How does the Overnight Accommodation Package work? This is an package rental option for your wedding day. It includes: access to the farmhouse and garage lounge at 3pm the day before your wedding, a 2-hour rehearsal in the barn with your venue coordinator to set-up and work out some logistics, and overnight accommodations for up to 6 people the night before your wedding. How fun to wake-up with your best people right there onsite!
Are artificial flowers permitted? We allow artificial flowers inside the barn for centerpieces, bouquets, etc. However, we do not allow artificial flower petals to be thrown down the aisle or at send off.
Do you provide table linens, cups, silveware, centerpieces, etc? Starting in 2023 we will provide basic polyester tablecloths for your guest tables and your head tables. We have tree circles that you can use without charge that many clients use for centerpieces on their guests tables, but we do not provide any other type of centerpieces, tableware, or florals.
What are the dimensions of some of the important parts of the venue?
– The pergola is 8-ft tall & 10-ft wide
-The aisle from the bottom of the deck to the pergola is 55 feet long.
-Our different table options: (1)Sweetheart Table—48-inches around (7) Rectangular Tables—72” x 30” (22) Round Guest Tables—60-inches around (seat 8 at each table)
–Reception barn is 2000 sq. ft. of floor space
-Sliding barn doors are 12-ft tall and 10-ft wide
Do you offer straight tables instead of round tables for the guests? We have (7) 6-foot rectangular tables onsite. These are typically used for head tables, catering, bar, DJ, gifts, favors, cake, a tribute table, or some combination of these. We do not have enough to use as guest tables instead of the round tables.
How can we hang decorations? While we do not allow use of metal nails, staples, pushpins, etc. We recommend Command strips for hanging décor or zip ties or floral wire for the pergola decorations.
Is a sparkler exit permitted? We do allow sparklers as you exit, but we ask that you use our sand bucket for guests to extinguish the sparklers. Announcing this will help avoid a possible fire hazard if sparklers are thrown on the ground, and also prevent extra cleanup.
Where do we put our buffet? Most folks put the buffet on one side of the covered front porch. This makes for great flow! However, we can work with whatever layout you choose.
Where do we put the bar? We have an adorable enclosed bar on the side patio that is easily accessible and a fun bar area for you and your guests.
What about the DJ? The barn does not have any built in sound system or its own sound equipment. It does have power outlets all around so the DJ can go almost anywhere. We suggest figuring out where you want your dance floor and then stationing the DJ close-by.
What about ceremony chairs? We take care of setting those at the ceremony site for you and they don’t need moved inside for the reception.
What time is music off? Music must be turned off one hour before the end of your rental and the final hour of rental is used for cleanup.
What do clients have to do at the end of the night? Our professional cleaners handle the tough stuff, but we do require that your trash gets taken to the dumpster, all personal items and decorations brought in get taken out, and any of the furniture pieces that started off on the porch get put back there at the end of the night. Don’t forget to get all your things out of the farmhouse and garage too!
Hello from the new owners!
We are Matt and Missy Lowstetter and we are the new, proud and excited owners of Hawks Point Acres.
I’m Missy, and I’m the main operator behind the scenes. I grew up in a small town in Ohio and lived there until Matt and I got married in 2003. Then we moved to Indianapolis for his job in 2006. I taught special education for 10 years in Carmel, Indiana and then stopped teaching after our third baby was born. Three kids in daycare is expensive. I’m a huge fan of coffee, Post-it notes, and my Birkenstock sandals (too bad it’s hard to wear sandals in the winter when you live in Indiana). I’m a sucker for a silent-auction (I just get sucked in every time) and for those delicious girl scout cookies (There’s no way to eat just one Somoa cookie).
Matt also grew up in a neighboring small town in Ohio. After we got married he worked for a few years at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton as a civilian. Then he got a job with the Indiana Pacers so we moved and became Hoosiers. Go Pacers! Matt is the business brains that keeps all the number gears turning and helps me navigate all the technology drama we come across. He is creative and super handy. It’s a great combination! He’s a die-hard Buckeyes football fan, lives on Diet Mt. Dew and can find anything and everything at thrift stores.
Together we make a strong team. We even include our kids in some of the jobs around the property. They love playing in the space and being a part of the family business. We are all looking forward to many beautiful seasons at Hawks Point Acres. We are so excited to give people space to make meaningful memories and to honor all life celebrations with you. We even have some expansion projects and new events planned on the horizon. Stay tuned!
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