Frequently Asked
Questions

We have the following areas available:
Outdoor: 5000 sqft turf area for outdoor ceremony option and a 2400 sqft crushed granite, under the string lights area for cocktail hour

Indoor/Outdoor: 40ft covered patio for cocktail hour

Indoor: Reception area that seats up to 250 guests

(We can also do an indoor ceremony followed by a room flip if needed)

Yes, we offer Day of the Wedding Coordination. As part of our package, we review vendors already booked, and start the discussion regarding your timeline and floorplan, do a final walk through with you at the venue, and of course, coordinate your day from beginning to end so you don’t have to worry about a single thing. Zen wedding vibes? Yes please. 

For weddings, we typically rent weekends on a 12 hour rental. Other events require a 4 hour minimum. 

We like to keep weddings and receptions with no more than 250 guests to really take advantage of dancing! Without a dance floor, we can accommodate up to 300

A 50% payment is required to secure your date at the time of contract, as dates are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

No. However, there are a few AirBnBs located 6 miles away, and the closest hotels are 22 minutes door to door!

Yes, we do! We have two getting ready suites- One is a soft toned suite with large mirrors, a 9ft couch, coffee, en suite bathroom and an outdoor lounge area, while the other suite comes equipped with a pool table, TV, and an outdoor putting green. Nice, right?

We do not provide any refunds for cancellations. We will accommodate for a reschedule (date change) following the guidelines stated in our contract.

We allow you to bring your own decorations, but let’s chat to make sure it’s nothing hazardous, damaging to the walls or floors, or impossible to clean up (Did somebody say glitter…?) We will be happy to share our policies and procedures that outline decor do’s and don’ts.

Yes, you will have to come by for your final walkthrough where we go over all final details. We always encourage our couples to get at least day of coordination to make sure your day is planned to perfection and you get to really enjoy your day. 

The Cinnamon Barn will sweep, mop, and clean all the facilities, as well as tear down the tables and chairs. We ask that all items be removed from the tables prior to us cleaning up. Both the getting ready suites should be tidied up as well. We ask your vendors to make sure all decor is removed, and your caterer to adhere to the clean-up policies we have for our catering kitchen as well as designated trash areas. 

While The Cinnamon Barn has an open vendor policy, we do ask that all vendors you bring in are insured, and name The Cinnamon Barn as the additional insured the day of. Caterers should maintain a minimum $1,000,000 liability insurance policy and name The Cinnamon Barn as an additional insured. Should your vendor not have insurance, they can purchase the day of the wedding insurance here.

You are welcome to rent linens through us, or we are more than happy to refer you to some of the great folks we work with, who offer beautiful rentals. 

We only host one wedding or an event a day. The day is yours, and so is the Cinnamon Barn! You can enjoy our main barn, our outdoor patio, and courtyard next to the fountain or set up a tented option in the 5000 Sq Ft turf area

Set up is done the day of your wedding; and during the rental block. If you do need extra time and want to come in earlier, we allow you to do that and you can purchase extra hours – just ask us.

Make sure your DJ, live band, or dueling piano folks carry liability insurance! Also, we ask them to bring mats with them instead of sticky tape to avoid trip hazards on exposed wires. An extension cord is required as our ceremony area is a little ways away from the power source. Music needs to end by 11 pm unless you have written permission from The Cinnamon Barn!

Feel free to schedule a tour with us on our website, or email us at info@thecinnamonbarn.com if you’re looking for information!

Absolutely!. You have 1-hour access to The Cinnamon Barn outside your rental period for you to come over and take pictures with your photographer! Just let us know and we can schedule a time for you to come by, so please email or call us. Please note that tours may be occurring during this time as well.

We ask our brides to provide us with your floor plans at least due 21 days prior to your event

Definitely. It is Texas, after all. While we do not have a chapel (yet!), we perform a flip of the indoor barn while guests are on the covered patio enjoying cocktail/social hour.

Yes we allow animals, but please approve it in writing from The Cinnamon Barn. Approved animals are allowed outside only for the ceremony, and arrangements will need to be made for them to hang out in an equally awesome place, other than The Cinnamon Barn while you’re dancing away during your reception! Please pick up after your fur babies.

Absolutely. It has to be served by a TABC certified and insured bartender, however. All alcohol must be brought in on the day of the event; and must arrive 3-4 hours prior to the event so bartenders can set up and chill necessary items. Ice chests and extra ice are your responsibility. There is an ice machine on-site, if you need more than its capacity you are responsible for bringing extra ice on site. We also have a strict no shots policy with bartending service. Security is mandatory with alcohol.

No, security options are limited to the two approved vendors we have on our list, and we do not provide any exceptions to that. 

Yes, we allow the use of outside vendors. Bartenders need to be TABC certified. All Vendors need to be licensed and insured. While we have a catering prep kitchen on-site for your vendors, we do not allow on-site cooking.

Absolutely. You get a 1-hour rehearsal outside of your rental period!. Rehearsal times are based on venue availability. We offer the same level of privacy for every couple, and we will only schedule a rehearsal if there is no event happening at the same time!

Set up and take down of floors/tables/chairs are included in the venue fee. However, all items and trash brought by you, your vendors, or your guests are to be removed from the indoor space by the end of your rental period. The Cinnamon Barn will clean up both getting ready suites. Any excessive trash (boxes from flowers, decors, favors) is the responsibility of the client and must be taken to the dumpster. The kitchen and bar should be free of food and beverages, wiped down, swept, and mopped by your caterer. You are responsible for making sure that your vendors are completely finished and out by the end of your 12-hour time frame. The Vendors are responsible for removing their trash. If your vendors do not remove their trash, you will be responsible for trash removal. We have an on site dumpster for your use. Any items not taken care of may result in loss of full or partial Incidental Fee and Damage Deposit fee.

Yes. Should the Client choose to use a caterer NOT on The Cinnamon Barn’s Preferred Vendors List then said Caterer must be approved by The Cinnamon Barn and meet the following requirements.

  • Caterers not on The Cinnamon Barn Preferred list need to turn in their COI (Certificate of Insurance) with the Cinnamon Barn listed as the partner and must come on-site no less than 30 days prior to the event for a Venue walkthrough.
  • Caterers must provide adequate staff members in line with The Cinnamon Barn staffing ratio requirements. 
  • The Caterer is responsible for bussing and refilling drinks and/or drink stations. 
  • We recommend at least 2 members must stay until the end of the night to fulfill the above duties. 
  • The Caterer is responsible for taking out the trash. 
  • Caterers have the capability to assist with a room flip should the Client choose an indoor ceremony. Decisions on a room flip may be decided up until the day of an event.
  • The use of any barbeques, grills, heaters, or fryers is subject to the approval of The Cinnamon Barn and local regulations (i.e., county-wide burn bans may be in effect). Should the Client’s Caterer wish to use any of said equipment, Caterer must have prior authorization from The Cinnamon Barn.

**It is strongly encouraged that the Client gets the Catering company approved by The Cinnamon Barn prior to signing Caterer’s contract. **

We have 50 parking spots available closest to the Barn, and another 72 spots located by the second gate. If you have a lot of family coming in from out of town, there are several transportation companies you can utilize to shuttle your guests to and from The Cinnamon Barn. You’re more than welcome to hire a valet company to spoil your guests, too! Guests will pull into the circle drive located in front of the main buildings and their car will then be parked in the designated lots. 

At this time, we do not have a generator. Emergency lights will come on in the event of a power failure to light the venue.

The closest hotels are located in Allen and McKinney (22 minutes away) and rideshare options are always available. We suggest guests to always rideshare to truly enjoy the night. 

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Premier Wedding and Event Venue in the heart of North Texas – Opened January 2023, now accepting tours/bookings.