A Unique and Historic, Indoor and Outdoor Venue, sitting on 5 Acres with Beautiful Bluff Views
The Old Schoolhouse is open for Private and Public Events Only!
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E13887 County Road DL
Merrimac, WI 53561
Kristin Fehrenbach - Owner
The Old Schoolhouse Special Events LLC
Weddings - Includes venue on day of event 11:00am to 8:00am next day (Very Flexible) for ceremony and reception/dance (DJ/band until midnight, guests 2:00am)
Friday: 11:00am to 8:00am Saturday.............$4500 plus tax
Saturday: 11:00am to 8:00am Sunday..............$5000 plus tax
Sunday: 11:00am to 8:00am Monday..............$3500 plus tax
Ceremony Only: $2500 plus tax
Option to add full day rental, day prior of event for rehearsal, rehearsal
dinner, decorating, suite stay, bar available - $1000 additional
***Room Tax included in Rental Rate***
$2500 due at time of booking to reserve event date
Due no later than 6 months prior to event date
1. $500 Damage Deposit (Refundable within 2 weeks after event date
if site is in original condition after event).
2. Final Payment less $2500 booking deposit (Plus tax on full rental price).
Access to entire property from 11:00am day of event until 8:00am the following day. (Flexible)
A 2500 square foot deck, partially covered.
A large 12-foot-wide door opens the indoor space to the outside deck.
Dressing rooms are available for the bridal party.
Bridal Suite that sleeps up to 4 for overnight stay included in rate.
Tables and chairs.
Outside area for games.
Heating and Air Conditioning throughout buildings.
Space designated for children, indoors and outdoors.
Property is equipped with WI-FI, audio and visual equipment, Microphones (wireless and cord), Projector, 13’ x 10’ Screen, and TVs.
Fire pit available for the guests.
Venue can be used for two hours during the week (Monday – Thursday) for the rehearsal dinner, but with the possibility of being open to the public during this time. Rehearsal dinner must be scheduled one month before the event.
***Capacity is based on Rectangle tables – Banquet Seating*** Approximate
Outdoor Ceremony Site: Chairs and benches supplied for 250 guests
1890s Church: Seats 100 Max for Ceremony, 50 for table seating
Schoolhouse: Seats 63 including booths
Jailhouse: Seats 20
Covered, Enclosable Deck Space – Seats 65
Uncovered Deck Space: Space for 130 people (Some tables included)
Cellar: Seats 50
Bar/Reception area: 130+
Capacity for Seating in one main space – 250
Total Enclosed Capacity– 375
Capacity including uncovered deck space – 400+
Venue obtains an alcohol license and will have bar service available during Friday and Saturday events from 2:00pm until 2:00am, and Sunday events 2:00pm until 12:00am (midnight).
Any guests not prearranged to stay overnight in bridal suite must vacate the premises by 2:00am for Friday and Saturday events, and 12:00am for Sunday events.
DJ/band (amplified music) is permitted to play until 12:00am (midnight) indoor or outdoor for Friday and Saturday events, and 10:00pm for Sunday events.
The Old Schoolhouse obtains a full liquor license. All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the venue. Please inquire for a beverage pricing list and package options. No carry-ins are permitted.
BRIDAL SUITE is included in rental cost and on property for guests that sleeps up to 4. King bed on main floor, cathedral ceiling, loft with 2 mattresses, bathroom with shower/tub, heat and air conditioning, microwave, mini-fridge, TV, Keurig, dining table, full length mirror, and free WI-FI.
BARN HOUSE on the adjacent property sleeps 22, new construction, private custom 5,000 Sq Ft barn style house on 6 acres with Bluff views. 4 stories of fun! 32’ ceiling in main room, cat walk, Indoor Slide! Beach room with sand floor, 4 person Sauna, 8 person hot tub, swings, and bar. Large deck furnished with bar, sectional couch, bean bag chairs and padded chairs. 3rd floor loft cozy entertainment space, 75” TV! Jetted whirlpool tub and custom shower in large spa suite, Smart TVs, fully stocked kitchen, dishwasher, Game Room (Basketball arcade game, Pool Table, Wall Cornhole), Karaoke! Arcade game console 2400 games. Sand Volleyball Court,WiFi, screen porch with bluff views, grill, fire pit, four car heated garage,5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms 1 half bath, laundry, loft. On Snowmobile Trail! Next door to Devils Head Ski/Golf Resort, 1/2 mile to Parfrey’s Glen (waterfall/hiking), 2 miles to Lake Wisconsin, 3 miles to Devils Lake State Park, walking distance to The Old Schoolhouse Special Events, 8 miles to Cascade Mountain Ski Resort (Kids ski free/tubing!) Kids can sled behind house!
Outside quiet hours between 9pm and 6am.
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An outdoor space with views of the area bluffs surrounded by 8 acres of natural landscape available for outdoor ceremony. Tents are allowed, but would be rented by client.
Benches and chairs are included for up to 250 guests.
The 1890s church is available for an intimate indoor ceremony.
The Old Schoolhouse is on the "Bar Buddies" safe ride route that provides transportation from venue to Merrimac/Sauk/Baraboo area. There are options for one-way transportation, as well as roundtrip by the hour rental for a small fee.
Bathrooms on main floor and cellar floor.
Client can use in house catering or choose a caterer. The venue will provide refrigeration, preparation and serving space for the food. All dishes must be removed and washed off site due to septic restrictions.
Paved, lit parking lot for 70 vehicles, as well as additional grass parking.
Handicap accessible parking available.
Vehicles may be left in the parking lot overnight. All vehicles must be removed from premises by 8:00am the day after your event.
“The Old Schoolhouse Special Events LLC” staff will ensure:
Bathrooms are cleaned and stocked prior to and during your event.
Trash and recyclable containers are checked and emptied as needed during your event.
Table and chairs are set up and removed as needed during event.
Bartenders for main bar.
Staff is included in rental price.