Swiss Heritage Village & Museum Berne, Indiana

Swiss Heritage Village is the largest outdoor museum in northern Indiana. We are proud to rent our historic barn and chapel to host weddings for those in the Berne community, across northeast Indiana, and beyond! Whether in the Sweitzer Barn and its grounds, Baumgartener church, or elsewhere in the village, we would be thrilled to host the happiest day of your life! For more information, please visit

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Contact Info

1200 Swiss Way • Berne, IN • 46711

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Venue Details

Capacity (Seated / Cocktail): 200 / 200

Our barn can seat roughly 140 for a reception and 200 for a wedding. Our church is a cozy arrangement, seating 78-95 people, depending on if extra chairs are desired.

Max Number of Simultaneous Events: 1

Outside Catering Permitted (BYO): Yes

Venue Type/Style: Historical Building, Barn, Farm

On-Site Cuisine Options: Use Your Own Caterer


Budget Tier: $$$$$$

Minimim price for 100 guests: $ 1,000

Site/Rental Fee: $1,000

Our current pricing for weddings and/or receptions is $1000 for the barn, $300 for weddings in the church ($400 with additional heating), or $1300 if you choose to have your wedding in the church and reception in the barn thereafter. This fee includes access to the grounds for one day before the event for setup and rehearsal, as well as a day afterward for teardown. Exact timing will be negotiated in your contract. If you desire tents to be set up outdoors, they are available for an additional fee. On the day of the event, we offer a staging area and restrooms below the barn, and if you need more space you're welcome to use our museum building. As shown in our photographs, we offer basic dimmable lighting and decorations on site. There are 15 electrical outlets, allowing for creative layout and planning of lighting. Tables and chairs, included in the price, are available for wedding and reception layouts based on our floor plan. We also offer the rental of golf carts to move around the grounds for persons of limited mobility. We maintain a list of services of local area decoration, catering, and tent rental companies. Please inquire for all your needs! The barn is not climate controlled, but is quite comfortable outside of late fall and winter. No smoking is allowed on the premises, nor are open flames. Catering services will use gel fuel. A $100 deposit is required and will be returned upon verification that the premises have been cleaned after the event. For full rights and restrictions, please see our contract.

Venue Features

  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bridal Room
  • Full Kitchen Access
  • Garden
  • Onsite Ceremony
  • Open Sunday
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Outside Catering Permitted
  • Parking Lot
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Wheelchair