Make Every Event REMARKABLE

The Event Barn is located on our operational farm with over 250 acres of scenic views in Pinckney, MI (48169), this modern venue features a custom built event barn, designed with an emphasize on hosting events. Our unique, natural setting is perfect for hosting everything from small social gatherings, to large full-scale corporate events. Our land provides several areas that allow for recreational items such as: bounce houses / lawn games. A photographers dream, every season at Schell Family Farm looks like a painting, from sunflower fields, to snow covered pine trees you’re guaranteed to always find the perfect shot. We encourage all potential clients to schedule a short visit to our farm to fully capture the essence that can only be felt in person.
Our Barn resides around some of the most picturesque recreational areas available in Southern Michigan. Yet is still centrally located between several major highways (i94,i96,us23) and large cities. Your guests will have no problem finding hotel accommodations, or getting to the Event Barn itself as it’s less than a quarter mile from a main highway (M-36). Several shuttle, and taxi options are also available in the area so your guests can travel safely to and from our venue.

Local Amenities Include:

  • Food (Zukey Lake Tavern, Riverside Pizza, Go Taco, Townsquare Pizza)
  • Entertainment (Zukey Lake Tavern Roof Deck, Dio Pinckney Theater, Hamburg Pub)
  • Recreation (Chain of lakes – 9 lakes sprawling over 8 miles, Hudson Mills State Park, Peach Mountain Recreation area)
  • Golf (Whispering Pines GC, Timber Trace GC, Rush Lake GC, Huron Meadows GC)

Surrounding Towns:

The quaint town of Dexter is just a 12-minute drive away from the farm, it has many entertainment options, from pubs to fine dining. Brighton is 15 minutes away and home to larger stores including Costco. Brighton also has several hotels and tons of restaurant options. Howell is also 15 minutes away, and boasts many options for dining and lodging. You can essentially find anything you could possibly need within 15 minutes of our farm. If you really want to get out and enjoy the nightlife, shows, art and unique entertainment is available in Ann Arbor about 30 minutes away. For those who want to live in the fast lane, Detroit is a 65-minute drive away, while the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is 55 minutes away. Detroit features everything you’d expect from a metropolitan area, entertainment venues, 3 large casinos, 100s of restaurants. It’s an amazing city! Lansing is about 45 minutes away, and also has an airport that may be easier for your guests to fly into.

Planning a Fabulous Event?






Hosting all occasions, Creating

Memorable events

The possibilities for styling your barn event are endless. How do you decide which look to go for? To help get your creative juices flowing—and show you just how versatile a barn venue can be— SCHEDULE A VISIT to the farm!

Up to 300 guests

All Events Welcome

Outdoor Events

Countless Possibilities

Bar Available W/option to Bring Your Own Beverages

Photography Available

We Have Vendors We Can Recommend For Catering


What do events cost at Schell Family Farm?

Every event is unique to us at Schell Family Farm. Since we are a fully operational farm prices tend to vary depending on several factors. This is why we encourage our potential guests to schedule a visit so we can personally come up with package for you!


We allow guests to provide their own catering, or we can recommend catering options for any event. 

What type of events are permitted at the Barn?

The sky is the limit! We are open to absolutely everything, schedule a visit and we can decide the best way to host your event!

What is the maximum allowed guests?

The Barn can hold up to 300 guests. 

What is included with Barn Rental?


  • Tables / Chairs
  • Linens
  • Bar area


When does access for a Barn Rental Start / End?

Weekend Event Rental : 

Access begins Friday Night, and end Sunday at 10am. 

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As we come to a close for Christmas season, we want to acknowledge one of our wonderful staff members for his generosity!  Today, while we were giving away trees to those who in need, Larry just showed up to volunteer his time. Chris didnt ask, he didnt ask, he just came to the farm and told Chris he was there to help. Its amazing to see this young mans kindness show through his actions! This is just one example of the awesome staff we are fortunate to have!  

We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy holiday season!❤️💚

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Merry Christmas Schell Family! I wish I lived closer, would love to help out just to have the privilege to enjoy the country ❤️

Thanks Larry for sharing your Christmas kindness. Great job 👏 👍!

Merry Christmas to you and the family 👪

Y’all are the best Merry Christmas!!!

Merry 🎄 Christmas

Merry Christmas 🎄

So kind and wonderful of this young man and of you, as well. Awesome.

Bravo!!! That's great

Very heart warming!🎄🧑‍🎄

Awe Larry! Such a good kid.

Larry is definitely one of a kind! 🎄❤️

You guys are awesome

That’s awesome 👏

we need more young men like this.

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❤️💚 In the spirit of Christmas giving - although we are technically closed for the season, Farmer Chris will be at the farm Saturday, December 17th, 11am - 2pm for anyone in need of a free Christmas tree 🎄.  There are many gorgeous ones to still choose from!  We know times can be tough around the holidays, for an infinite number of reasons,  but if this can help please come visit.  If we happen to run out of trees I will post it ASAP - follow us for updates. 
We wish you all a wonderful Christmas season!! ❤️💚

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You guys are so kind ❤️

We can chip in for the costs if need be. Or come and help. Let us know.

This is very generous.

Now thats the Christmas spirit.. you guys are wonderful...

👏 The kind of business I will go out of my way to support. This will mean a lot to families that need it. Thanks for being so kind. 💙

You guys are amazing. Picked up my tree from you guys and it was a definite Christmas miracle for the kids and myself! Thank you guys so much! Marry Christmas and God bless you and your family!

Another reason on top of many to love the Schells. So happy to have you apart of our community! The price of a simple tree can just be to much for some to afford but come on a tree is a must! You guys rock for helping with that ! Can’t thank you enough for all you do! Much appreciated

What a great thing to do Merry Christmas

So kind of you to do this!Have a blessed Christmas!

What a wonderful gesture! Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🎄⛄️🎄

Can’t like this enough times your an outstanding give back to the community farm and family thank you for all you do

Can’t wait to make your farm our yearly tradition of Christmas tree cutting!

Shout out to the family  for helping me out this year with a tree when you know they didn’t have to do this at all. So very appreciated and I’ll be coming back each year to definitely definitely buy full-time customer.

I know a family in need. I’d love to surprise them with a tree! See you Saturday.

Thank you for your generosity!

What a generous and thoughtful thing to do.

You guys are just awesome

Oh this is wonderful 🥰

These people are the best.

How generous!

So awesome!

Bless you

Just another reason we will always drive out to the farm to buy apples and spend some time throughout the year. You guys are the best!

You have no idea how bad I needed to see this post…I was losing sleep trying to figure out how I was going to get my 3 kiddos a tree this year. 🙏

Megan Wonderland

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Its the last weekend of our 2022 season!  We still have a variety of gorgeous pre-cut trees available. Although our trees are not ready to cut yet, we take pride in the quality of trees we sell.  These beauties were picked up by us from a reputable farm that we trust in northern Michigan.  
Come visit us Saturday or Sunday 10am -5pm.

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Faces of some wonderful humans! Love you guys. Miss you.

Great farm, great family! Thanks for opening up in our community! See you next year!

Beautiful family! Hope to see you next year! Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year Schell family!

Merry Christmas 🎄 Chris and family

Really nice family picture

Beautiful picture of all of you 💕

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