Old Rugged Barn

18808 N 2000 E Rd, Towanda, IL
Capacity: 350 people

About Old Rugged Barn

The Old Rugged Barn is central Illinois’ newest barn event venue just outside Towanda IL. We are ideally located within minutes of Bloomington-Normal, historic Rt 66 and the Interstate. We can do just about any occasion you wish to celebrate. We do craft shows and various public events as well. If interested you may rent the barn to do YOUR craft shows, flea markets, art shows, play days, bands, concerts, etc. The barn is heated for year round events. Main level barn is 2400 sq ft and loft 1000. New pavilion also 2400 sq ft and just a few steps from the barn. Prices may change without notice, so contact soon! Prices are for groups doing their own set up /decorating, planning, clean up. For additional charge we would be happy to get a planner to do it, but most prefer doing it themselves. I have had some amazing events here. One was so beautifully unique I contacted Country Living magazine! The Barn has its prominent place on our small 3.5 farmstead which provides ample parking and space for outdoor activities. The original barn was built about 1920 and we put on an addition 2016. The main level now has 2400 sq ft and the loft has 1000 with a center opening. Capacity is listed as 350, but that varies with the arrangement of furnishings and type of event for which the space is used. The barn is heated so rentals are available year around. We have 2 new ADA oversized bathrooms inside the barn. We look forward to helping you with your special day! We can suggest caterers, DJs, decorators, photographers, florists, and more. You are welcome to do your own thing with prior approval of barn owner. We have plenty of cool and quirky things to include in your photos. There are 5 professionally painted murals on the out buildings done by Scott Hagan the Barn Artist from eastern OH. In addition there are 17 barn quilts each of which has special significance. And who builds a caboose around the propane tank?! Planning ahead is always a good idea. If you have a specific date in mind, contact us right away. Come take a peek, discuss your ideas, and put a deposit to reserve your date.

Package Pricing

Events starting at
$300 /event
Pricing for all event types
3 Day Weddings
Attendees: 350 max | $1,500 - $2,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 350
  • Special Features: Indoor restrooms, WIFI/Internet. Projector screen, sound system, heated, ample outdoor play or park space, lots of lighting in and out, about 1 mile ffrom Historic Rt 66, 27 barn quilts, 5’largw murals, antique implements, loft, commendation from IL House
  • Year Renovated: 2016