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The First Look
County Line Orchard is a unique event venue in the heart of Hobart, Indiana. It's just 10 minutes away from area hotels and 45 minutes from I-94. This full service banquet facility is ideal for a variety of wedding ceremonies and receptions, whether it's indoor or outdoor.
The Barn. The Barn offers a quaint, rustic setting for a wedding celebration. Inside, it features a gorgeous chandelier with white string lighting, tall ceilings with exposed beams, wood walls and charming touches throughout.
The Grounds. Outside, couples can exchange vows and celebrate their marriage in front of the barn or at other spots on the property, like under towering trees, on the lush, green lawns or beside a tree lined white fence.
What You Should Know
This family owned and operated event venue provides brides and grooms with reliability, attention to each and every detail and uncompromising service. The friendly staff, including event coordinators, work with each couple through the entire planning process and are on-hand on the day of the event to ensure everything runs smoothly. Part of the planning services include selecting vendors, planning the decor, creating a menu and coming up with party favors.
The standard wedding package at County Line Orchard includes an experienced on-site event coordinator, tablecloths, linen napkins, glassware, china and table and chairs set up. It also includes use of tables for guests, bridal party, name cards, gifts, cake and DJ. Up to 100 white folding chairs are available for the ceremony as well.
A non-refundable booking fee must be paid to reserve a wedding date. This fee is applied to the final wedding cost. Rental prices vary and depend on if a couple is just planning a wedding, a reception or both on the property. Prices are also dependent on whether the bride and groom choose an indoor or outdoor event.
Couples have their choice of a plated dinner or family style dinner. Both options include dinner rolls, salad, tea, coffee and water. Family style dinners come with two entrees and two accompaniments. Plated dinners also consist of a choice of two entrees and two accompaniments.
Hors d'oeuvres and late night snacks can be added to any package. County Line Orchard offers three bar packages. This includes a call package, well package and top shelf package, all of which are five hours long. Couples can contact County Line Orchard to get more information or to set up a tour of the venue.
- Bridal Room Silo for bridal party to get ready in
- Unique tractor pulled wagons bring guests to and from the wedding ceremony area
From the Vendor
A private and unique setting for your event.
Discover Indiana's premier destination wedding location. Located 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, you'll find stunning event space, creative menus, and exceptional event service - allowing you to design the wedding of your dreams.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Barn, Loft, Park
Food + Catering, Planning
Rustic venueReviewed on 6/23/2015 Tiffany M
Loved the venue. It was everything we were hoping for! The staff was great and helpful. It took sometime to finally get things set up with a coordinator. When we finally did get one she quit. After that we went through 2 other coordinators before we met with last one a month before our wedding. Luckily she stayed through the actual day! They all took great notes so the next coordinator didn't miss a beat. It was pretty stressful going through so many people but overall everything turned out great and it was w beautiful reception!
Kettle corn & apple doughnuts for you receptionReviewed on 11/01/2014 Alex V
We got married in early October and decided that as part of the food for the reception, we would have kettle corn and apple doughnuts for our guests. People really loved them and went really well with the season. Our wedding style was vintage.
A Gorgeous Place with Great PeopleReviewed on 6/17/2014 April I
County Line Orchard was a fantastic venue for our wedding. Of course it is beautiful, but what really made it such a good choice for us was the help we received from the wedding coordinator CLO assigned to us. Steffane did a great job, and I felt no hesitation asking her for planning advice. At the beginning of the planning process, I felt intimated because of the volume of things to be done and my ignorance about wedding planning, but when it came to the day, I had absolutely no worries that everything would run smoothly. This is because we had several meetings with Steffane and were in regular email contact. My husband and I had a fantastic wedding experience and so did our guests.
We were so incredibly happy with everything at County Line! We had both our ceremony and reception there, and it was perfect! The venue was absolutely gorgeous, the food was delicious, and all of our guests had a great time! Heather, our wedding coordinator, was extremely helpful during the months leading up to the wedding and especially on our wedding day. We didn't have to think about anything the day of our wedding, and that was such a relief! I would definitely recommend having your wedding at County Line Orchard - it was everything we could have ever hoped for!
I had my wedding at CLO and it was wonderful. The venue was everything I wanted it to be and more. The food was amazing (and multiple guests told me they LOVED it), my coordinator made sure everything was taken care of, and there was constant communication as needed. Our guests said it was one of the nicest weddings they had been to! My only complaint was the servers/bartenders there, according to guests. I was told by some family members that their food was taken while they were in the bathroom and they were not done eating and that the bartenders were not so nice towards some guests at the end of the night. I was not there to witness the things I was told, but it did not make me happy knowing some of my guests were a little bothered. Regardless, I had no issues and actually plan to go back next summer to get some shots I missed on my wedding day. My coordinator Kelly was really a life saver and I thank all the staff at CLO for making my big day the best that it was!
I could not have imagined a more perfect wedding venue! County Line Orchard exceeded my expectations our wedding coordinator (provided by the orchard) Heather was absolutely amazing. She helped with all of our planning as well as helped put out fires on the wedding day. She always followed up with us and remember personal details we had around our day. We had both our ceremony and reception at the orchard. The food was amazing as well as the atmosphere. They made every part of planning the wedding convenient and fun! The bartenders were great and our service was wonderful! I truly cannot find a complaint with our venue! P.S. Don't leave this orchard with out a dozen apple cider donuts (BEST I EVER HAD! We gave them as favors!)
Couldn't have asked for a better venue! We loved working with Heather our event planner. Everyone was also super helpful and truly made planning much easier. I wouldn't have changed a thing about our special day!!
A PERFECT venue for a rustic barn wedding. An easy, one-stop shop... Catering is done on site, delicious cakes can be made onsite, full bar service, security and full catering staff all available. The price tag was high but you get what you pay for and we were not disappointed! Heather was an AMAZING coordinator. She is professional, organized, personable, creative and very experienced... helped us down to every last detail through the planning and was very accessible. A COMPLETE DREAM... PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.
I normally don't leave bad reviews unless it is horrible. I know how reviews can ruin a business. This being said here is my opinion! I had my reception at CLO. Yes the barn is absolutely gorgeous BUT communication there is terrible. I was very concerned with the lack of communication and coordination that we had experienced in trying to have our wedding at CLO. My family and I arrived for a tasting only to find out we were not on the list, paperwork been misplaced along with all the notes, and not to mention that the person I have been working with was no longer there and wasn't informed. I had to start all over which completely upset and infuriated me and my family. Then, upon our arrival for the 2nd time to attend the prearranged group tasting, my then fiancé and I again were not on the list. We were really looking forward to this only to get stuck in some corner under the stairs while others had beautiful set up and could enjoy the experience. Needless to say, we were not happy at all and pretty upset. After the first failed attempt at a tasting, I was told that I would be receiving a copy of the new paperwork but of course did not receive it and had to send a reminder to have that sent along. (Side note: I had to redo paper work 3X)I then was on my 3rd wedding coordinator by this time because the other 2 quit the company to work somewhere else.(Side note: by my wedding day I was on my 5X)As the bride, I shouldn't have to worry about things like this and at this point I am thoroughly concerned that my wedding day was going to be ruined/not go as planned. If something as simple as a tasting is getting messed up, how do I know other things won’t? At my tasting I spoke to several brides who expressed the same sentiments that they are having issues with all the disorganization, lack of communication, and having to deal with different coordinators. I went there to finalize everything 2 weeks before my big day and guess what they didnt have all my paperwork again and things I was promised I was told no we can't do this or no this can't happen or no you have to pay extra for this! Then came my wedding day, I am not going to lie I was very nervous something was going to happen but I put my bridesmaid in charge of that so I could enjoy my day with my husband. Lets start with the security, not sure what we were paying to have them there for. The one complained to me that he was up since 4am so he just going to hide in back and the 2nd officer I didn't see until end of the wedding when they were both chatting in the corner complaining they wanted to leave already. Then, I was not happy at all to find out that your employees were eating my cake in the back kitchen when my mom walked in their to ask for something. Guess what their response was, "Oh well the cake company didn't leave anything to pack this up so we figured we just eat it" Seriously! Their is tin foil right their wrap it up! I was not pleased at all nor were my parents. CLO needs to get professionals to make your wedding perfect, especially for the price we paid for it. We spent quite a bit of money here and expect not to be stressed out over this. Yes I understand their are always hiccups but not like this. One positive thing was they did at the last meeting and me blowing up on them fixed what they could.They were also very helpful in bringing in our decorations and packing them up and the end. Bottom line beautiful place for a wedding,TERRIBLE & UNORGANIZED service.
My daughter was married at County Line Orchard on August 8th. She searched long and hard for the perfect barn venue – once she visited County Line she was done looking! She held her ceremony in the Room of Trees, and her reception in the North Barn. The guests loved the wagon ride to the ceremony and the lemonade stand. The venue was beautiful and the day was perfect! We owe much of that to our coordinator Heather de Gortari. We cannot thank her enough for walking us through all of the final details and last minute changes. Everything was set up exactly as we asked and all of Heather’s recommendations were so helpful. And when a few small issues arose on the day of the wedding (nothing Orchard related) she calmly helped us through! With Heather in charge, my daughter, her husband and our families were able to relax and just enjoy the entire day and evening. I hadn’t expected to need a wedding coordinator, but I’m so grateful that we had Heather’s help to make my daughter’s wedding that much more special. I would recommend County Line Orchard to anyone thinking about a barn wedding, and if you’re lucky enough to have Heather coordinate for you, your day will be perfect!
Beautiful place to get married! Terrible terrible service.Reviewed on 7/31/2014
I had my reception at county line orchard. It was so beautiful. BUT communication there is terrible. My county line orchard wedding planner didn't do her job. She was stressing me and my mother and maid of honor out. Two days before my wedding I went there to show them how I wanted everything set up, and all I got from them was we have to hurry up because my wedding planner needs to leave in ten minutes! So on the day of my wedding, literally five minutes before walking down the aisle my county line orchard wedding planner called asking were to put stuff and about the seating chart when I tried explaining that to her the day she was rushing me. I was not pleased at all nor were my parents. There are a few other things that were not at all professional. County line need to get professionals to make your wedding perfect, especially for the price we paid for it. Bottom line beautiful place for a wedding, TERRIBLE service.
Wonderful FavorsReviewed on 11/13/2013 liz B
We did not get married at County Line because we wanted a fall wedding, but decided to have them make our favors. Katie was wonderful to work with and the caramel apples were a huge hit--she personally went out to find sprinkles in our wedding colors so that everything matched. We couldn't have been more thrilled. Only complaint is we didn't order enough apples!
loved the barn!Reviewed on 8/20/2013 Caitlin M
The Barn at County Line Orchard was everything I hoped for for my wedding reception. The venue-both inside and out-is beautiful. The barn and apple orchard provided the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. I cannot even count how many guests came up to us and commented on how beautiful the venue was, and that it was really "us." The food was plentiful and delicious, and many of our guests commented about how good it was after the reception. We also had the wonderful chef Jonna at County Line make our wedding cake. She looked up a special, international cake recipe at our request. It was better than anything we had had in mind! The favor was the famous County Line Orchard apple doughnuts. Guests kept asking where they could buy more. Everyone at County Line was very flexible and helpful to us. Amy Wielgus made sure to follow through on everything we had been promised at our initial meeting. We were planning our wedding from overseas and so flexibility and communication were extremely important to us. One issue was that we were originally promised a food tasting at a date when we would be back in the country, about a month before our wedding. Later we were told the opposite and that we would have to send a family member on a specific date, since we would not be available ourselves. They said there were "too many weddings" to do a private taste testing. That was frustrating and didn't seem like a very professional or attentive way to work with a bride and groom. When we said that this wouldn't work for us, and that we, the bride and groom, needed a tasting, they did accommodate us and our schedule. We were very grateful for that. We were under the minimum guest count, and we had many options as to how to make the minimum spend. We chose to have the Orchard provide our wedding cake, s'mores, apple cider, and the doughnuts as the favor. Again, we loved this flexibility. Roxanne was so helpful as our coordinator and made sure everything came together beautifully on the day. I couldn't have been more pleased when I walked into my reception. Everything was set up so perfectly. It was wonderful. She checked in with me just enough at the reception to see how everything was going and to ask if I needed anything. During our planning, her emails did make me question how organized she would be, just because they lacked some professionalism. However, as I said, the end result was beautiful and perfect. The only difficult thing about the reception is that you need to remove any personal decorations on the night of the wedding. Since we made our own centerpieces and brought other decor, we found it difficult and inconvenient to do this, and would have appreciated being able to pick things up the next day instead of worrying about them the night of the wedding. We were really so pleased to have our reception at the County Line Orchard. If you are looking for a unique, affordable, and beautiful reception location, this is the place. My husband and I searched high and low for a barn and rustic location, and the County Line Orchard helped us have the most perfect and beautiful wedding we could have imagined.
My Wedding at County Line Orchard (6-9-13)Reviewed on 8/11/2013 Tanya W
My experience with County Line Orchard was very positive. Amy, their financial rep, was awesome with updating me with complete totals and when payments would be due. I loved the fact that they include everything into their pricing, (food, venue, security, everything). It is ultimately why I chose them because I was such a busy bride it was hard for me to make time to get all that done. My wedding planner that was provided to me, Katie, was amazing. She seriously would answer my phone calls any time of day. On my wedding day when the music for the ceremony glitched she was right on top of it. I was so nervous wanting to go downstairs and show her how to set up my centerpieces, but she did them perfectly. The food is outstanding, and I got a ton of compliments on it. I could not have been any more pleased with how my day turned out. It went smoothly and the venue is so beautiful we barely had to add decor. It looked amazing by itself. I cannot say enough about this place, and can honestly say they provided me with the wedding of my dreams.
Unbelievable wedding venue!Reviewed on 8/01/2013 Ammy H
I could not have been blessed with a better venue than County Line Orchard. Our country themed wedding was picture perfect in the north end of the barn complete with mason jars and hay. The service was perfect, always coming around asking if there was anything we needed or anything that would make things better. And the help along the entire wedding process (Roxanne) could not have been better! All our questions and concerns were answered and tended to, and they were willing to go out on a limb to do anything to make your day perfect. I could HIGHLY recommend County Line Orchard to anyone bride or groom looking for the perfect place for a wedding. No place around this area can compare!
County Line Orchard WeddingReviewed on 7/30/2013 Kimberly S
My wedding was beautiful!! It was expensive though. Lots of little things were not included. I did add some extras that they forgot to display on the day of the wedding that I was not happy about. I ordered and paid for 2 if not 3 high boy tables outside (which were not there) we also wanted to have an apple cider toast and ordered about 10 gallons of it for this. they did not bring out the apple cider until after the toasting when I noticed it was missing. This did not make me very happy since I wanted it so everyone could partake in the toast together. Other than that everything went really well! we lucked out and it stopped raining just in time for the out door ceremony!!!
Beautiful PlaceReviewed on 7/29/2013
The barn at County Line Orchard is amazing. The grounds are beautiful and the barn is spectacular. The people are super friendly and very accommodating. They are with you every step of the way.They also have great caterers that you have to use for their weddings. The only thing that is frustrating is I felt a little fickle and dimed. I had the main barn which required a minimum of 250 guests yet when I had my ceremony on the grounds they only included 150 chairs and the rest were extra. They also have only the "basics" like black metal chairs and restaurant linens (only half to the floor) unless you wanna pay extra. I know other venues that have nicer basics for a cheaper cost. However, CLO is very unique and a dime a dozen in NWI. SO if you are looking for gorgeous, unique and amazing spot and don't mind spending a little extra, or being thrifty elsewhere like I did, then CLO is the place for you.
AMAZING!!Reviewed on 7/25/2013 Jackie
Wonderful staff, beautiful barn, delicious food! They made planning a wedding EASY & enjoyable. Can get pricy but SO worth it!!! I got SO many compliments and lots of "best wedding ever!!".
WeddingReviewed on 7/09/2013 Jane L
I recently had my wedding at County Line Orchard. The venue is very romantic and intimate. I received tons of compliments from my guests regarding the venue, food and service. I highly recommend County Line Orchard for weddings!
Barn at County Line OrchardReviewed on 7/03/2013 Mary S
It was awesome!!!!!! Steffane and Amy are great. We had the best wedding reception ever.
May 11, 2013 WeddingReviewed on 7/02/2013
The venue was beautiful and the people who work there are really nice. However, everything is nickle and dimed and we spent more than we originally wanted/expected to by the end of it. For instance, paying to decorate the venue the day before 2hrs- $250. I can say I had a dream wedding but by the end of it, we spent close to $40,000. About $23,000 went to the orchard alone..
Shelley FellReviewed on 6/30/2013 Shelley M
Very helpful!!! They cared about every detail as if it was their own wedding!!! Loved each person we dealt with!
Amazing Wedding Venue!!Reviewed on 6/05/2013 Melissa B
I just had my wedding here in May and it was an absolutely perfect day! My wedding coordinator was Roxanne and she was great. She helped set my nerves at ease from the first moment my groom and I met her. The food was fabulous, the atmosphere was great, the waitstaff and bartenders were quick with any request! Overall, this is THE perfect setting for a rustic, country wedding!
Winter White Wedding @ the OrchardReviewed on 3/21/2013 Michelle W
My wedding was in February 2013 at County Line Orchard. We worked with Amy to have our ceremony in one of the side barns and the reception in the center. I was assigned to work with Steffane as my coordinator. Once we got past the money/contract I had such a great experience working with Steffane. She answered all of my questions the day I asked and made sure I thought of every detail for both ceremony and reception. I was so happy to have her comfort me in the last few minutes before I walked down the aisle. We had Jonna as our caterer. The food was fantastic! We chose to upgrade and serve a plated filet with wild mushroom stuffed ravioli (so yummy!). We had a vegan cous cous primavera for the vegetarian option. Jonna also made 5 different flavors of cupcakes instead of a cake for guests. All the food was perfect and our guests were actually full! The decor options that County Line provides are stunning! Although they can add up in price, its very much worth renting all the lighted branches and decor possible! I would also suggest hanging lights around the banisters with twine. They aren't allowed to tell you the dimensions so you have to guess on how many lights to buy. Unfortunately I was a little short so we had lights along the long banister only. We used 4 strands total but I had 5 (if I remember correctly). So, I would suggest buying around 8 strands of lights to get the job done. My biggest complaint about the venue would be the disconnect between the first contract signing/estimate to the very last. We had signed our contract and then months later made our selection for food, rentals, ect at the final payment. A week later I received a call asking for more money because we had selected the filet for dinner. To be clear, I knew I wanted filet from day 1 but there was never any mention of charging more. So although it makes sense to charge more for a filet than a chicken breast, it was frustrating that we weren't told until a week before the wedding.
Picture Perfect!Reviewed on 12/05/2012 Melissa P
When my fiance and I first walked in to county line orchard when we were searching for vendors, we both knew right away that it was the perfect place for our wedding. The staff at county line went above and beyond our expectations to make our wedding day so special and I felt so taken care of. They are friendly, accomodating and truly seem excited to be apart of your wedding experience. Exceptional service!