The Old Carter Barn is a new wedding venue located in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. Originally a dairy and a turkey farm, the barn had been left vacant for over 50 years. 5-time TONY nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane and composer Lewis Flinn decided to rescue the structure and started a 5 year renovation. They cleaned out 100 years of dirt and muck, straightened the building, restored the post and beams, added windows, replaced floors, fixed the roof, and added staircases. Electric was brought in as well as accessible bathrooms. Full of eclectic charm and details, bespoke light fixtures and drama, the barn is ready to make your wedding a magical event!
Facilities and Capacity
The main level of the barn offers over 3,500 sq feet of flexible use space. There are two main areas, the “new” barn section (1,440 sq feet) faces the lake and is usually used for dinner with a seated capacity up to 132. The adjoining “old” barn section (2,000 sq feet) is the main entrance and features an antique bar in the corner (with refrigerator). This area can be used for a reception area, buffet setup, and after dinner dancing. In addition to an accessible restroom, there is access to a mezzanine level (500sq ft- which could be used for a DJ) and balcony area just for fun. There are built in fans and dramatic lighting throughout as well as a music system with wall mounted speakers ready to connect to your Bluetooth device. We also have mismatched wooden chairs, 6 large wooden farm tables, and assorted tables which can be used. We also provide linens for the tables and event insurance!
A staircase leads to the lower level (3,500 sq feet) where there is a private wing which includes its own bathroom, an air conditioned “bridal suite”, a wedding party hang out space, and a “grooms” room. There are also mens and womens restroom facilities and a large area designated for catering prep with tables and refrigerator.
The lakefront gazebo, built in the late 1800’s, has also been lovingly restored and offers a perfect setting for wedding ceremonies complete with wooden benches for guests overlooking Lake Carey. An adjoining 500 square foot hand-laid stone patio can be used for a pre or post ceremony reception where guests can mingle and watch the bald eagles and blue herons fly by. A PA system is provided for music and a microphone if needed.
At an additional charge, the Old Carter Barn offers the Lake Carey Chapel, which is available for religious couples and is 1.5 miles from the barn.
This wedding venue provides all wooden chairs, 6 large farm tables, and as many 60" round tables needed for your guest count. We provide all linens, event insurance, a golf cart for helping elderly guests move around as well as help with event planning and design. The Old Carter Barn is delighted to host ceremonies, receptions, showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Additionally, they provide parking and parking attendents, dressing rooms and ample space for catering preperation.