|Beautiful scenery and the authentic Indiana Farm offers a perfect backdrop for any event!|
Salomon Farm now offers two rental opportunities. The Barn rental is the perfect setting
for weddings, receptions, reunions and other special events and the Learning Center is
available for small business and community meetings.
Please call 260.427.6000 to inquire about availability and rental procedures. Sending the Rental Agreement and payment through the mail does not guarantee your reservation.
Opportunities to View the Barn
During the fall/winter you can make an appointment to meet a staff person on-site to view the barn. Please call Karla at 260.427.6008. Scheduled Open Houses will resume in the spring.
This magnificent old building sits majestically along Dupont Road on a small working farm
operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. The peaceful, bucolic setting includes a pond, wetlands, livestock pens, vegetable gardens, prairie grasses and crop fields. The barn, originally built in the
late 1800’s, housed livestock and stored farm equipment and served the farm for over 100 years.
The barn has been restored to capture the rustic look of the historical structure. The old barn features a large seating area and tables for up to 170 guests and a separate room for the catering operation. A separate but adjacent building houses the restrooms. The Old Barn may be reserved from May-October. Rental fees begin as low as $260 for 6 hours
or $480 for 14 hours (9:00 am-11:00 pm).
All Events (with or without alcohol) will be charged a Staff Fee of $15/hour during the event (does not include set-up/decoration time). All events that serve alcohol will be charged a Security Service Fee of $30/hour (from the start of alcohol service until the end of the event) for an officer.
You can now view the Alcohol Special Use Policy that pertains to the rental of certain park
facilities, including Salomon Barn, if interested.
Check out the following information now available on-line:
Salomon Old Barn Rental Agreement Form including Rules and Provisions
All reservations will be made with the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department at 705 E. State Blvd. Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 or 260-427-6000. Potential renters may reserve the barn with half down either over the phone, in person or via mail/email/fax. The date is not guaranteed until a receipt of payment is mailed to the customer.
The simplicity of the barn and the outdoor scenery provided a beautiful backdrop for my daughter's reception. Susan L.
On October 4, 2006 there was a special dedication of the renovated historic barn built in 1871.
Below is a photo from this special occasion.
Salomon Learning Center Rental
The Learning Center is available for small business and community
meetings as well as birthday and graduation parties. The Learning Center
is available for rental from January-early June and August-December.
Please call 260.427.6008 to schedule your rental event before you fill
out any form and/or send any money.
Check out the following information on-line:
Please note, the Learning Center is not available for rentals from early June-early August yearly.
Salomon Farm Learning Center Rental Guidelines (Updated 2/2011)
Salomon Farm Learning Center Rental Request Form (Posted 2/2011)