Shagway Arts Barn & Wedding Venue
Shagway Arts Barn, LLC, is a family owned company dedicated to expanding the cultural and economic growth of Mason County. Opened on July 18th, 2014, the beautifully restored 1920s-era barn attracts local artists and musicians to showcase their talents at live concerts and monthly art & craft shows at the barn.
Shagway Arts Barn is located near Hamlin Lake, just 7 miles north of Ludington. The Barn sits on forty acres of beautiful land, surrounded by woods and fields. This is what makes the Shagway Arts Barn such a unique venue for weddings and other events. It’s the perfect location for a rustic wedding or other events, large or small!
Tourists and residents alike are attracted to the scenic setting and the historic architecture. The Arts Barn is also part of the Mason County Quilt Trail. You can see the beautiful painted ‘Blazing Star’ quilt hung at the front of the barn, created in honor of Henry Shagway of the Ottawa tribe, who built the granary, barn and ‘Log Inn’ cabin on this 40 acre, wooded property from 1900 to 1920.
Concerts on the Deck
The Arts Barn also hosts concerts on the deck by local musicians throughout the summer months. There is a $5 cover charge for concerts. Children 12 & under are free. Credit cards, cash or checks are accepted. Visit the Shagway Arts Barn Facebook page or their website for updated information.
Don’t Miss the Monthly Craft & Vendor Shows!
Shagway Arts Barn hosts awesome craft & vendor shows every month! The craft & vendor shows are outside and inside the barn, and feature food, entertainment, and games. They run from 10am-4pm. You can expect to see many handmade treasures including crafts, home decor, paintings, sketches, and much more. There will also be vendors selling their products at the shows. For more information, or to fill out an application to be a vendor, visit the Shagway Arts Barn website.
The Barn and many of the surrounding areas are accessible, as well as the restroom on site. There is so much room to roam, and the sky really is the limit at the Arts Barn. If you have something in mind, just ask owner Nancy Miller, who will be very happy to help host your idea or event!
Take a Tour of the Barn & Property
The Shagway Arts Barn isn’t a regular old barn. There’s no hay, no animals, and no farming equipment. It’s clean (as clean as a barn can be!) and recently restored, yet still highlights the beautiful, historical elements that makes it so charming. It’s a very creative, unique setting for events of all sizes. The barn even has an outdoor, attached deck, which is large enough to use as a stage for a small wedding ceremony. The guests can either sit inside the barn, or outside on the lawn. There is also a loft and balcony inside the barn, which would be a nice setting for creative photographs.
Surrounding the barn, you’ll see some lovely fields and wooded areas. There are large, open areas close to the barn that work very well for event tents and parking. You can even enjoy several trails through the woods and fields that are regularly mowed and maintained.
Also on-site is an accessible Porta-Jon. For large events, additional Port-a-jons can be made available. A professional sound system is also available to use if needed.
In-person tours can be arranged with the owner of the barn, Nancy Miller. The barn is open to the public seasonally from May-October. Arrangements can also be made to tour the barn during the months that the barn is closed, depending on conditions and weather.
Have Your Event at Shagway Arts Barn!
Whatever size event, you can have it at Shagway Arts Barn! From large weddings to small birthday parties, you’ll find that the barn and surrounding property can be a perfect location for your event. Other events worth considering having at the Barn would be baby showers, family reunions, graduation parties or open houses, and more! The sky is the limit. Several areas on the property are available for tents, tables, gazebos, dance floors, grills, lawn games, and inflatable games.
Pricing and Additional Information
The Shagway Arts Barn is one of the most affordable venues of this type around! Weddings and receptions can cost as little as $450 (up to 80 guests). This includes use of the property the week before your event, the day of, and the day after, so there’s plenty of time to decorate and clean up. There’s no hourly charge. For more information, visit their website.
Shagway Arts Barn & Events Venue
5949 Shagway Rd
Ludington, MI 49431