The ballroom fits 200 comfortably with a dance floor
The Sunroom fits 50 (not included in wedding packages. Please contact us for a quote)
The courtyard fits an additional 100 guests banquet style and we recommend making arrangements for a tent with one of our preferred rental companies
When the contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a $1000 booking fee to be paid. Six months prior to the event 50% of the remaining fee will be due. The final installment will be required 30 days prior to the event. You are welcome to send smaller, partial payments of any amount prior to the specified due date, so in effect creating your own payment plan on your own schedule. Please include the last names of the couple and the wedding date in the memo line if you are mailing a check. Full payment is due by the specified due date. We also reserve the right to request a credit card on file for any damages to the facility or grounds. Tax is applied to each payment. Please see the details found here for complete pricing and included items.
To reserve a date email us at firstname.lastname@example.org saying you are ready to book XYZ date if it is still available. We suggest you email us stating you are ready to book your preferred date and then include a backup date in case your preferred date is unavailable. From there we will send you a link to the agreement and also a link to make your booking fee payment. When both of those are in, your date is officially saved! Prior to booking a date, we hope you are able to come out in person to visit the farm. You can request a tour (or a Facetime tour if you live out of the area) on our tour request page, but an in person tour is not required prior to booking a date. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. Whomever has requested to start the contract process from us by email first for a specific date will be first in line.
That is a great question! In general, we believe the average total budget of a couple getting married at The Silo is between $15,000-$18,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, food, dress, DJ, photographer, etc.). We have had some creative couples with smaller guests lists host beautiful weddings in the $8,000 - $15,000 range, and we have had several lovely events here spending more than the average.
No. Many venues have minimums because they make a 10 - 15% commission from the caterer based on how much you spend on food and drinks. We choose NOT to make a commission because we want our food and beverage options to be as elegant or affordable as your budget allows, and therefore we don't have a food and beverage or guest count minimum. Some caterers may have a reasonable minimum for specific dates.
Yes, but please see the question and answer above.
Initially we allowed outside catering, because honestly most venues don't and we didn't understand why! It seems like a great benefit to allow outside catering. The truth is, after years of allowing any caterer under the sun to waltz through our door, we realized that not a workable business model if quality food and a quality experience is important to our couples and their guests. Some caterers were amazing, but some were clearly in it for the money and not the couple (like when we asked, do you help with XYZ and the caterer responded "they didn't pay for that." Once you get to know us, you'll know that attitude doesn't sit well with us.) We had issues with caterers showing up hours late and unprepared. We had caterers run out of food. We had caterers who routinely sent three 16 years olds to be the event staff. Although we had many great experiences with caterers who were new to us, when it was a bad experience it was really bad, for us, the couple, and their guests.
We selected the caterers on our list after having many come through our doors those first few years because we thought they had good food, good service, because they had very affordable options along with a variety of upgrades, and honestly because we thought they were nice people. Don't discount the fact that all of the vendors that you choose you'll work with a lot leading up to the big day. It's important to actually like your vendors! Additionally, we have purposely selected small business owners, because although no one is perfect, and none of our caterers claim to be, when you work with a small business owner they are personally invested in the success of your wedding day.
We require either our in-house bar services or going through one of our approved caterers. Alcohol is one of the areas that can get you and us in big trouble. Having a responsible bar tender is imperative for the safety of all guests. So, for your protection and ours we prefer to require our tried and tested professionals who will make sure we have a great time and abide by the rules of our county and the ABLE commission
we only host one wedding each day to ensure that each couple's event is special and receives our full attention.
we have two cottages on our property which can be rented overnight. Next door to the Silo there is a bed and breakfast with multiple rooms available. Downtown Tulsa is only 8 minutes from us, offering several options for accommodations, as well as Tulsa Hills.
100 cars. For larger events we highly recommend hiring a valet company.
As of this year we have (25) 60" rounds, (15) 72" rounds, (15) 8' rectangulars, (10) 6' rectangulars, (2) 48" rounds (for cakes and sweetheart tables) and an assortment of outdoor and smaller tables. We will help you build a layout that best suits your needs.
Linens can be rented through us but they are not included in our packages. The same is true for silverware, plates, glassware and other rental items.
In the case of rain we have a beautiful backdrop indoors with the ballroom stage, and a couple other beautiful options. Guests sit at their tables and staffing team moves the few (usually 3 - 5) tables down the middle of the room to create a beautiful aisle. Our couples have loved this option because it’s a stunning ceremony location and doesn’t require the room flip other venues require, which would be disruptive to your event.
Because we only host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.
You are welcome to our special deal with LionsRoad to provide a FREE dj for your event. If you have another dj or entertainer in mind, that is fine with us. We ask for a copy of their liability insurance. If they are not professionals and do not carry insurance, we highly suggest you use our option instead. Entertainment is so important, we have made it part of our packages to ensure a great experience. Fees do not change is you provide a different option.
We are dog friendly, with some specific stipulations. Dogs are allowed (only with ore-approval by our team) at the ceremony and pictures. Animals, other than service animals, are NOT allowed under roof or near food. Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom.
Cash, check, credit cards.
You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract, not earlier. Please plan accordingly!
This is such a great question! If you're trying to compare venues "apples to apples" we feel like this is a tricky question. Our answer is no. We think it’s possible for the job duties of a "day-of wedding coordinator" to mean something different to you than it does to us, and the last thing we want is the opportunity for miscommunication. However, we do have a host or hostess here, normally from 3pm on. This member of the Silo team is there to help you however they can (be an extra set of hands decorating, drive you around the property on our golf cart to take wedding pictures, answer questions from your vendors and direct them as necessary, etc.) Their goal is to do everything possible to help your day go smoothly and ensure your day is as stress-free as possible! (But we still don't consider them a day-of wedding coordinator and highly recommend that you hire one from our list.)
We require couples to have cancellation insurance, and highly recommend that you also get liability insurance. When hosting an event, the venue as well as the host or client could be liable in the event of an accident at the event or due to someone's participation in the event. The Silo carries its own liability insurance but it does not protect you from your side of the liability from hosting the event. For that reason we highly recommend that you carry your own insurance. A few hundred dollars protects you in the event of the unexpected. As far as cancellation insurance, for those of us who experienced the pandemic and survived 2020 in the event industry, it is clear that many things can happen that may lead to the cancellation or postponement of events. It is in your best interest to protect your investments with venue and vendors in case you have to cancel for any reason. Just a simple google search will give you many options on wedding cancellation insurance, and for a few hundred dollars you will have the peace of mind that you will get most if not all of your investment back. This is not fun to think about, but we are looking out for you when we make this requirement. Venues and vendors sell you their availability as much as their services, and having to chase them to get money back in the event of a cancellation is not something we hope any of our clients will ever have to do. So, cancellation insurance is a requirement for us.
After several years of a variety of caterers onsite at our venue, we have selected our favorites to work with. Please see the catering page for more details
It is possible to have an open bar and delicious meal for 150 - 175 people for under $5,000 with several of our recommended caterers when you make careful food and beverage decisions. (Disclaimer: we are sure you could spend more than this, but if your looking for awesome budget friendly options, they definitely exist with these great caterers.) Please see the question above for links to each caterer. The average bar bill through our distributors for 150 guests is approximately $1,500 -- $2,000 including bar tending, delivery, setup, insurance, and alcohol.
In our experience, it's most efficient and most cost effective for couples to work directly with the caterer. Simply book your big day with the Silo and reach out to the caterers of your choosing to schedule a tasting and get the ball rolling! Contact info for each caterer is on the catering page.
Our open house events are designed for couples who have already had a private tour of the Silo. If we have already had the chance to meet we welcome you out to one of our open house events. Open house dates and the RSVP form can be found here.
We suggest starting Weeknight and Friday weddings at 6:00 pm, Saturday weddings between 4:00 - 7:00 pm, and Sunday weddings from 4:00 pm on. Should your wedding be taking place after the time change, If you do NOT plan to do a first look or plan to get married when the sun sets earlier in the evening, please contact us to discuss schedule.
We will help you build a custom layout prior to your big day. We schedule a planning meeting two weeks before your date to finalize details.
If you elect the one day rental, our venue will likely be reserved by another couple the night before. For that reason, one day rentals should plan for a rehearsal earlier in the week, pending the approval of out team. You are also welcome to bring anyone who would feel more comfortable understanding the venue (such as your DJ or minister, or any little ones in the wedding party) to one of our open houses, or scheduling an appointment to tour the venue in advanced.
Fireworks are not permitted. This excludes sparklers for the grand exit, provided that they be disposed into a metal trashcan. Additional cleaning fees may be incurred if the sparkles are not properly gathered and disposed after the grand exit. . We highly recommend renting Cold Sparks from LionsRoad for a much better effect, and having a professional handling special effects for your big day. We want to keep you safe and the fire department happy!
Please no. Glitter gets everywhere and makes cleanup a task of multiple days instead of a few hours. If glitter is used without consent, please expect a cleaning fee of $500
No vehicles can be left overnight. Please ask your drinking guests to Uber in and Uber out. In the event that a vehicle cannot be removed before the end of the rental period, the Silo is not responsible for the vehicle and any of the guests' property.
Music must conclude by 11 p.m. to ensure that you, all of your items, and all of your vendors are off-property by midnight. Additional rental hours will be billed at $500/hr and must be agreed upon in advanced.
All deliveries must happen during the standard rental period. Please advise your vendors of this policy. Early deliveries or late pickups could infringe on other events, or be exposed to unknown parties, and the Silo is not liable for the whereabouts of rental items.
Yes, candles are allowed as long as the flame is completely contained in a candle holder. Tapered candles and any type of hanging candles will not be allowed for safety reasons.
Outside food and drink is permitted prior to the ceremony. It is not allowed after the start of the event. Please no drinks in glass bottles.
Your staffing or catering team will help clear tables during and after your event. We ask that you leave the Silo and cottages like you found them. We will handle regular cleaning, but all items brought in should be removed by the end of the rental period.
Absolutely! Just ask us and we would be happy to make recommendations.
We ask for no permanent damage and request that holes are not made in the walls or floors. We will have areas where hooks are already placed that you are welcome to use for any additional decorations. The beams and chandeliers at the Silo are very tall and not reachable by most ladders. For this reason, we do not allow for anything to be hung from them. We hope that you will find them beautiful without any extra work! There is a rigging system in place but it is only for professional use by the Silo owners or through LionsRoad. Please contact us to make arrangements for rigging services.