Historic Barns, Theater, and a Speakeasy- Unique Event Venues in Fulton County!

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Historic Barns, Theater, and a Secret Speakeasy – Unique Event Venues in Fulton County!

Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind place to celebrate the wedding of your dreams or a unique venue to host a spectacular birthday party, anniversary gathering, or other special event . . . there are many exceptional banquet and event facilities right here in Fulton County! Check out some of these amazing “hidden gems” available for your next celebration or event.

 Koelsch Farm Homestead
The historic Koelsch Farm Homestead in eastern Fulton County is a perfect country getaway with 10.5 acres, barns, trees, a pond, trails, flower beds, chickens, ducks, and rustic accents. This family-owned century farm offers a vintage farm setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony & reception. Their mission is to preserve their farm homestead so that generations to come can enjoy the experience of farm life that our ancestors so diligently invested their work & time into.

We do Farm I do’s!
 If you want a farm-themed, country, rustic, vintage, historic, or shabby chic feel for your wedding . . . the Koelsch Homestead is the perfect venue for your special day! Located outside Metamora, Ohio, this farm is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 300 guests. There are multiple locations on the property to use for your special day with plenty of parking and many great photo opportunities.

So Many Options!
 While the Koelsch Homestead is perfect for weddings, there are also great gathering spots on the property for showers, birthday parties, family reunions, graduation parties, class reunions, and more! Overnight accommodations are also available at the 5-bedroom farmhouse cottage – a perfect country getaway!

Learn More!
 Location: 2365 County Rd. S, Metamora,   Ohio 43540
Click here for Koelsch website
E-mail: koelschfarmhomestead@gmail.com

Brick and Thistle Farms
Brick & Thistle Farms is a 5-acre boutique farm located in western Fulton County. The property boasts a lovely circa 1892 brick farmhouse, a summer kitchen, two barns, and a corncrib – all restored and ready to be used for your next special event or family gathering! 

Getting Ready for Business!
 In addition to the agricultural operations (the owners grow delicious greens and root vegetables), Brick and Thistle Farms also offer event spaces in two barns, an outdoor pergola with a re-claimed brick patio, and will soon feature a second-hand store, and a short-term rental in the summer kitchen.  The event spaces include Lou’s Coop, a restored 1920s chicken coop, the corn crib with a vintage chandelier, barn lights, and a reclaimed brick entry with a pathway to the pergola.  By early 2024, the late 1880s bank barn will also be available for events.  The spaces feature original wood walls, hand-hewn beams, and guests may use the on-hand antiques, tables, benches, chairs, and indoor and outdoor furnishings for events.  The venue can currently host events for up to 100 people, but that number will expand as additional spaces come online.  While all food and drink must be brought in, Brick & Thistle Farms can provide greens and vegetables to event catering teams.  

Support Local Cause
 Brick and Thistle owners Christine Rupp and Dean Richardson believe in the spirit of community and supporting local organizations, and a portion of rental proceeds will support local causes.  “We have our family and so many talented people to thank for helping us make our vision a reality,” says Christine Rupp, owner.   “Fulton County is a truly special place with a rich history, natural beauty, wonderful people and institutions, recreational opportunities, and beautiful barns and buildings that keep that heritage alive. We are proud to be a part of it all!”

Learn More!
 Location: 20860 County Road H, Archbold, OH 43502
E-mail: brickandthistlefarms@gmail.com
 Phone: 305.910.3996
 Website coming soon! Visit their pages on Facebook and Instagram 

Sauder Village Theater and Speakeasy
The new 1920s Main Street at Sauder Village offers a breathtaking backdrop for guests to step back in time and experience a venue from days gone by. The old-time theater and secret speakeasy are one-of-a-kind locations for a wedding reception, special birthday celebration, or other family or business gathering.

A Roaring Good Time!
Whether you choose to celebrate with a 1920s theme or simply enjoy the ambiance of the magnificent theater and speakeasy, your guests are sure to have a roaring good time as you celebrate at Sauder Village.

The 1920s Theater offers a blend of warmth and sophistication to your special event. The theater is a full-service banquet and conference destination with seating for up to 120 people. Adjacent to the theater, the Broken Barrel Speakeasy can be rented to serve an elevated bar menu of tantalizing Prohibition cocktails made with the finest bourbon, vodka, gin, and bitters. The Speakeasy can be rented for small groups of 30 or less or can be rented along with the theater for larger groups.

Full-Service Destination
 The knowledgeable staff at Sauder Village is ready to help you make your event a success. When the little things matter, the professional catering staff will provide a variety of options for your meal. From appetizers and drinks to buffet meals or signature plated dinners, the menu offers countless tantalizing options.  

Learn More!
 Location: 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, Ohio 43502
Sauder Village website
 E-mail: tara.tedrow@saudervillage.org
 Phone: 800.590.9755, ext. 3068