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Venues in Adair, IA,
(641) 740-2752

About Us

Located in Adair, Iowa, Schafer Barn on the Hill is an expansive barn venue that hosts weddings, concerts, and other special events. Tim and Susan Schafer invite couples who are looking to tie the knot to hold their festivities in this splendid rustic retreat. Positioned just off Interstate-80, between Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, this is a space where you can host your dream country wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

At Schafer Barn on the Hill, you can prepare in style in to-be-wed spaces. The Red Shed Hunting Lodge and the Barn on the Hill Bridal Suite are both within convenient walking distance of the Barn. You can hold your ceremony outdoors in a custom-built 5400-square-foot space. This is a stunning area, constructed from tree-sized beams and logs, then detailed with artistic metal fasteners from a local welder’s shop. After your ceremony, you and your guests can then proceed through the wooden barn doors into the Barn itself. This is a spacious venue that can host groups of between 50 and 600 guests for indoor events. The Schafers took an existing barn and remodelled it into this impressive space, adding a catering kitchen, bar, large bathrooms, and get-ready rooms. Your reception in the Barn is set to be an unforgettable night for you and your closest.

Services Offered

Schafer Barn on the Hill hosts rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, and receptions. Packages are available for single-day or weekend rentals of the venue. The single-day packages are flexible and can include weekdays. The all-inclusive weekend package offers two days prior to your event for preparations and two days afterward for teardown and cleanup. You and your guests can avail of shuttle transport from parking to the venue via themed buses or antique tractor and hay rack rides. After the sun sets, you can all enjoy a fireworks display - a vivid moment for you to cherish.


To-be-weds get first preference on booking the Barn on the Hill Bridal Suite and The Red Shed Hunting Lodge for their accommodation. Other loved ones can enjoy furnished and comfortable lodgings in the nearby Adair Condos and restored Fett House. These spaces offer a rustic and welcoming alternative to a typical hotel stay - places to refresh and relax during your festivities.

Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$ 6,500.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$ 5,000.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables

Describe your venue


What kind of settings are available?

Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s), Liquor License, Premium Liquor

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment, Chairs, Lighting, Tables

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Parking, Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May, June, July, August, September, October, December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January, February, March, April, November

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