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Will the Museum be Open During My Event?

The museum is open Monday - Saturday from 9:30 - 4:00. The barn, picnic area and courtyard areas will be reserved for your event and private. There may be guests in the other areas of the museum, in the store, restrooms and parking lot if your event falls during normal operating hours.


Is parking is available?

As you may be aware, many St. Augustine venues struggle with adequate parking. The Pioneer Barn provides ample, free onsite parking with easy accessibility from I-95 and US 1.

Are there Custom or Flexible Options?

Yes, we are happy to help you customize your experience here at The Pioneer Barn.  You can add more time for your event or more time to decorate. You can also rent  additional areas within the museum for a chapel ceremony or have a cocktail hour on our 16th century sailing ship display. We offer flexibility for vendors and are happy to provide references or work with the vendors of your choice.

My guests are from out of town. Are there hotels nearby?

We are fortunate enough to have two newly remodeled hotels right across the street that are highly rated.

Do you have other areas to use for our event?

Yes! We have several other areas in our museum that can be used for your event, including our life size Spanish sailing vessel, and our fort area.

How long is the rental time?

Your rental is a set block of time that includes clean up and break down, unless you are paying for in house clean up. Additional time can be added in advance at $300 per hour. Rentals must end at 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 10:00 on all other days.

Can I come in early to decorate? Are there any decoration restrictions?

Your rental includes 4 hours of decorating/set up time, immediately prior to your event.  Candles and open flames are not allowed in the barn. LED candles are acceptable. If you want to hang decorations on the walls, you are welcome to use pre-existing nails in the barn. No other wall hung items are allowed. Artificial flower petals are not allowed anywhere in the barn or museum.

Are there restrooms in the barn? Is the barn handicap accessible?

The restrooms are located in our one-room schoolhouse, directly across from the barn. The barn and bathrooms are handicap accessible.

Do I need to use your preferred vendors?

No. We have a preferred vendor list that is at your disposal if you need recommendations. However, you may bring in your own licensed, insured vendors. We just ask that you keep us updated as to which vendors you are utilizing.

Can we serve alcohol there? What are the rules about alcohol?

Alcohol can be served if appropriate day of event alcohol liability insurance has been purchased and a certificate provided. We look for $1M in coverage.  Alternatively, you may hire a licensed, insured mobile bartending service for your event.

Can I bring my own caterer? Do you have a caterer I can use?

You may use the caterer of your choice. We do not have kitchen facilities or catering services. We do provide electrical outlets and a double bowl sink which caterers have found helpful for prep and cleanup.

Do you have a separate room we can use for a dressing room or staging area?

Our vintage schoolhouse can be rented for these purposes. It also has convenient restroom accessibility.

Is there A/C? Heat? Electricity?

Yes, we offer the rustic charm of Old Florida, with all the great modern conveniences we appreciate.

What is the capacity of your barn?

Our barn holds 130 people with traditional table seating. We also have a porch, courtyard area and picnic area which can be used for additional seating.