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THE VENUE


A restored landmark nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

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THE VENUE


A restored landmark nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

The Red Star Barn Venue

It's not an overstatement to say that the Red Star Barn in Walla Walla represents the perfect venue for your outdoor event. Here's why:

  • The property is located in the foothills of the beautiful Walla Walla Blue Mountains
  • It is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding, a corporate event or any other reason to celebrate.
  • Majestic views perfect for one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding photos.
  • An authentic atmosphere for a unique corporate event experience.
 
Wheat field with nearby garden in the Walla Walla Valley, circa 1907

Wheat field with nearby garden in the Walla Walla Valley, circa 1907

What began in 1907 as a shelter for wheat and livestock during winter months, has been masterfully restored and transformed to an eloquent event venue and recognized for its significance in the Washington State Register of Historic Places

Owner Nat Small, a fourth generation Walla Walla resident, has  renovated the barn, preserving the authenticity of the original Epstein Farm, while incorporating elements of sustainability that align with the eco-scape of Eastern Washington's natural garden and farm landscape.

Explore the Red Star Barn website and see why we are eager to share our event venue with you.  Come, gather and celebrate. 

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WELCOME


Special occasions start with the perfect venue.

WELCOME


Special occasions start with the perfect venue.

 

2017/2018 Calendar

Several great dates are still available for this coming summer, but the Red Star Barn calendar is filling up. Email us to arrange a tour.

Our 2018 Calendar is now open for bookings!

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THE Location


Walla Walla, Washington

THE Location


Walla Walla, Washington

  • Red Star Barn is located at 5729 Mill Creek Road in Walla Walla, Washington (zip code 99362).
  • Red Star Barn is a beautiful 15 minute drive from downtown.

Directions:

  1. Travel east on Isaacs Avenue - Walla Walla Community College will be on your right (crossing over Airport Way at the lights).
  2. Isaacs Avenue will turn into Mill Creek Road (follow the fork in the road around to the left).
  3. Look for these landmarks: the turn signs to wineries aMaurice Cellars and Walla Walla Vintners on your left and a set of large grain silos on your right.
  4. Continue on that road and in a few minutes you will see Red Star Barn on your left.
  5. Follow the driveway to the Red Star Barn

Here are directions from downtown (using the centrally located Marcus Whitman Hotel as a departure point).

 
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Red Star Barn AMENITIES


Explore what makes our Walla Walla venue unique.

Red Star Barn AMENITIES


Explore what makes our Walla Walla venue unique.

CEREMONY VENUE &  BARN RECEPTION

  • Located on Mill Creek Road in Walla Walla
  • Comfortably situated on three acres of land
  • 8,000 sq. foot outdoor ceremony site
  • 2,800 sq. ft. historic barn
  • Electricity, multiple power outlets, a bar with chest fridge, and an upper level lofted area accessible by a beautiful, 12-ft staircase
  • Perfect for weddings, birthday parties, corporate retreats, church functions, family reunions, and so much more

THE RIVER COTTAGE 

  • Only 10 minutes from Red Star Barn, The River Cottage is a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom guest retreat
  • Fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, and a large riverside deck. 
  • Exclusively available to Red Star Barn clientele
  • Only $250/night with a 2-night minimum
  • Hidden in beautiful isolation, it's the perfect place to get ready, host a brunch, or simply get away from it all. 

RED STAR BAR

  • A large but intimate custom made bar is a feature inside the barn
  • Complete with a large chest refrigerator to chill Walla Walla wines, craft beer from breweries across the Pacific Northwest, and bottles of champagne
  • We are happy to source bar staff for you, allowing you and your guests the opportunity to enjoy the event

EVENT PARKING  &  TRANSPORTATION

  • Two parking lots, with appropriate ADA parking space
  • If guests will be shuttled there is plenty of room for a busses, vans and limos to turn around
  • A circular driveway large enough for caterers trucks, and vendors to drop-off and pick-up with ease of access

RESTROOM FACILITIES

  • Luxury mobile restrooms are included in the price of venue rental
  • A very important feature that many of our guests say is a very pleasant amenity

 

RED STAR BARN FAQ'S


The questions we get most often.

RED STAR BARN FAQ'S


The questions we get most often.

Q. How big is the Red Star Barn?
A. The barn is 2,800 square feet. There is also an additional 3 acres of property, including a 8,000 sq. ft. lawn ceremony site, perfect for weddings, parties, corporate events, family reunions and other special events. floor plans provided upon request. 

Q. does red star provide tables and chairs for the events?
A. We have farmhouse tables and benches available to rent that fit the decor of the venue, built from repurposed Red Star Barn lumber. We have 3 similar tables to use for things like a wedding cake, guest book, event celebration favors, and gifts. we'll help provide what you need and we recommend renting Rounds and/or folding chairs from our friends, Sandy's-U-Rent.

Q. Can we bring in our own vendors or caterers?
A. While we have a list of preferred vendors who we feel are the best for the barn, great at what they do, and can bring out the best of your event, we are not opposed to working with you on accommodating a vendor who may be new to us. Please have your caterers, if not offered through the barn, contact us for requirements and serving guidelines at Red Star Barn.

Q. Can I bring in my own beverages including alcohol?
A. Yes.

Q. Can I serve my alcohol to my guests at the red star barn event venue?
A. Nope. You will need security and a licensed bartender on the premises when serving guests or family members. For a small fee, trained and licensed Red Star Barn staff can perform this duty for you and you enjoy the event.

We're committed to your complete satisfaction. we'll work together with your goals in mind to create and facilitate an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. 

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Meet Us


Meet Us


Nat Small, Owner

Nat SMALL IS THE SON OF A THIRD GENERATION FARMER, AND WAS BORN AND RAISED IN WALLA WALLA. AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF WORK, NAT HAS RENOVATED AND RESTORED THE BARN TO IT'S FORMER GLORY, BY HAND. AS A STUDENT OF WALLA WALLA'S RICH AGRICULTURAL HISTORY , OWNING THIS BARN RECOGNIZED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IS NOTHING LESS THAN A DREAM COME TRUE. NAT LIVES WITH HIS WIFE, WENDI, AND SON AND DAUGHTER, JACE AND KODI IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS.

Q: "NAT, WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF RESTORING THE BARN?"

A: "MY FAVORITE PART OF RESTORING THE BARN WAS SCAVENGING RECLAIMED AND LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS, AND SEEING HOW WELL THEY FIT IN WITH THE EXISTING STRUCTURE. IT WAS AS IF THEY HAD BEEN MADE FOR THE BARN IN THE FIRST PLACE."

 

Natasha Blake Rudnick, Venue Manager

NATASHA grew up in rural england AND MOVED TO WALLA WALLA WITH HER HUSBAND DAVID, IN 2011. natasha is the event coordinator at whitman college, and also runs her own event design outfit, the pen & anchor. she and david LIVE NEAR PIONEER PARK WITH THEIR BABY DAUGHTER, CHARLOTTE. 

Q: “WHAT’S THE THING THAT YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT LOOKING AFTER THE BARN?”

A: “BESIDES THE SHEER SPLENDOR OF THE PROPERTY AND THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ITS CARETAKER? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE DRIVE UP MILL CREEK, AND JUST GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL. EVERYTHING MELTS AWAY, WITH EVERY MILE THAT TAKES YOU FURTHER ALONG THAT ROAD AND INTO THE BEAUTY OF THE BLUES.”