We rented the barn for both our wedding and reception. The venue was beautiful and in an ideal setting for our rustic theme.
We did hit a few snags along the way. When we met for our final meeting with the coordinator a week before the weddin...
g we were told that there were no other weddings or events the day we reserved the village. When we arrived the day before to setup, we were informed that there were actually two other weddings besides ours. It didn't make too much of a difference but did mean we had to call a few of our vendors and ask them to enter the village using a different route so they weren't driving through another ceremony. I'm not sure why the staff wasn't aware of the number of events being held.
Also, when we booked the barn we were told it would be cleaned and the floors would be mopped. Upon arrival for setup all of our chairs and tables were in place but the floors were lacking. There were places where it looked like someone had cleaned all the rocks out of their shoes. There was also gum on the floor in two different places and cobwebs that hadn't been taken care of. We called the main line and asked they be cleaned again and explained the issue. When I was leaving I ran into the man in charge of maintenance and asked if he'd received the call about cleaning the floors. He told me "Well the floors aren't going to shine" to which I responded I didn't want them to shine, I just wanted them to be clean. He insisted he had mopped the floors twice but said he'd sweep again if I needed him to. Luckily one of my bridesmaids made a big enough stink about the mess that it had been cleaned when we arrived the next morning to setup last minute details. The disrespect I received from the maintenance person really sat with me the wrong way. I don't think it's unreasonable to ask that the floors be clean for an event in which someone usually wears a long white dress. And if someone has really mopped a floor twice, I'm not sure how gum remains.
Other than those issues, I would recommend Midway. The value was great and we had a lot of flexibility with our other vendors since they don't have a set list you must choose from. However, I would also advise that couples take a walkthrough their chosen venue the day before to make sure that the housekeeping is up to snuff.