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EVENTS

BARNS, ORCHARDS AND MEADOWS – OH MY!

Endless options await in a comfortable outdoor setting that can reflect you; rustic, camo, farm, elegant, natural, glam, western, mountain, forest, or creek! With your own special touches and our breathtaking natural backdrops, your event is sure to be original unlike any event held by others.

You’ll also have access to our All-Star Big Canyon Acres Event Team. This hard-working, courteous team allows you, your family, and your guests the opportunity to enjoy the special day without stress. We will help you with set-up, and take care of the teardown and clean up. Our team will also be there for any issues that may arise throughout your special day.

Share your vision of the perfect wedding, festival, party, reunion, retreat, a celebration of life, or any type of gathering you seek and our detail-oriented event team will bring it to life.

A beautiful canvas to create your own dream day.

– Haley

EVENT SETTING OPTIONS

Orchard, creek-side, forest, and meadow, or a rustic barn; consider our land in Idaho’s scenic Clearwater River Canyon your canvas.  Big Canyon Acres has 48 manicured acres of amazing scenery in a variety of settings to let you create the event of your dreams!

1. THE ORCHARD

Acres of apple, cherry, pear, plum, walnut, and hazelnut trees spread their graceful arch of branches over the carpet of soft green. Fall brings new colors and leaves dance to the ground. Imagine your gathering set with long farmhouse tables and twinkle lights overhead.

  • Large fruit and nut orchard (rows of trees)
  • Capacity: 150+
  • West side of BCA
  • Seasonal Info:
    • Spring green grass, fruit trees in bloom
    • Summer lush fruit and nut trees, grass, shrubs
    • Fall lovely golden fall color display
    • Winter rows create a lovely lighted backdrop

2. RUSTIC BARN

Built around the time of the original homestead, the old barn was home to hay and farm animals in the early years. Today its weathered wood brings that rustic or western feel to your event. Surrounded by forest and the sweet smell of summer blackberries, the rustic barn brings the timeless enchantment of a simpler time. 

  • Outdoor Venue
  • Rustic homestead 100+ year-old small barn
  • Surrounded by trees and hillside on groomed lawn
  • Small pond adjacent
  • Capacity: 150+
  • West side of BCA
  • Seasonal Info:
    • Spring green grass, fruit trees in bloom
    • Summer lush trees, grass, shrubs and blackberries
    • Fall lovely complete fall color display
    • Winter – forested hillside

3. CREEKSIDE MEADOW

Stands of pines and birch trees raise to the sky, views of the prairie high above, and sounds of whispering grasses. The meadow site and its adjacent festival grounds are the largest area ready to accommodate 300+ guests. You can spread out and set up ceremony and reception side by side and flow between the two as you make your own history.

  • Outdoor Venue
  • Very Natural Setting
  • Next to the creek on long meadow hillside views
  • Capacity 300+
  • East Side of BCA
  • Seasonal Info:
    • Spring willow bright leaves, hillside in bloom, grass just greening
    • Summer lush trees, grass, shrubs and blackberries 
    • Fall lovely complete fall color display
    • Winter – pretty stark – no foliage

4. CREEKSIDE TERRACE

Nestled in a stand of birch and willows along the bank of Big Canyon Creek, Creekside is the most natural of settings on-site. No permanent structures are allowed here so you and your guests will have the feeling of being deep in nature apart from the world. Your event will reflect your love of the outdoors. 

  • Outdoor Venue
  • Intimate very Natural Setting
  • Next to the creek and under a tree canopy
  • Two different options
  • Capacity 50 or fewer people
  • East Side of BCA
  • Seasonal Info:
    • Spring willow bright leaves, hillside in bloom, grass just greening
    • Summer lush trees, grass, shrubs and blackberries
    • Fall lovely complete fall color display
    • Winter – pretty stark – no foliage

5. WALNUT GROVE

Perfect for intimate gatherings or micro weddings, walnut hollow is a natural hollow in the rolling hillside just before the steep climb among the pines above. A mossy stone wall, graceful arching tall English walnuts, just above the main orchard brings simple elegance to our outdoor charm.

  • Outdoor Venue
  • Intimate amphitheater setting 
  • Surrounded by a grove of mature walnut trees
  • Mossy hand stacked rock wall
  • Capacity less than 50
  • West side of BCA
  • Seasonal Info:
    • Spring green grass, fruit  trees in bloom
    • Summer lush trees, grass, shrubs and blackberries 
    • Fall lovely complete fall color display
    • Winter – forested hillside

6. THE TIMBER FRAME BARN

The newest structure at Big Canyon Acres, but full of homestead charm. The Timber Frame Barn is designed for our agricultural use. The frame was handcrafted using old-world techniques from locally milled rough-cut spruce logs. It houses our processing room, storage facility, farm offices, and a worker bunkhouse. The lower front 40×50 area is available for events outside of harvest and processing season.

  • Indoor Venue 
  • Rustic Wood Timber Frame interior
  • Capacity  200 seated / 350 standing
  • Adjacent to the Orchard and Walnut Grove
  • West side of BCA
  • Seasonal info:
    • All seasons
    • Heated in winter, shaded in summer, and fans

Event Packages

We want your special event to be unique and fun! Aside from the gorgeous natural settings capable of hosting 300 people, you’ll have access to our All-Star Big Canyon Acres Event Team. This hard-working, courteous team allows you, your family, and your guests the opportunity to enjoy the day without the stress. You will be supported so you and your wedding party can enjoy your special day.


Pint Size Package
  • 1-Day Event: 9 am – 10 pm
  • Choose one of the six settings
  • On-site coordinator to help your day run smoothly
    • Set-up and teardown assistance

Also includes:

  • On-site parking, parking/crossing attendant, and security guard
  • Portable restrooms, handwash stations, dumpster/waste bins
  • Event Insurance by Event Helper in your name
  • Discounts on items from Bushels (our onsite gift shop/ farm stand)

Add-ons available:

  • Timber Barn for indoor reception and dancing
  • Sound system
  • Lighting and prop packages
  • Use of treetop “Nest” for bride and attendants prior to the ceremony
  • On-site dry camping
Full Bushel Package
  • 2-Day Event
    • Rehearsal: 4 pm – 8 pm
    • Event day: 9 am – 10 pm
  • Choose any settings
  • Access to the Timber Barn indoor space for reception and dancing if desired
  • Event Coordinator and Event Assistant to make your day run smoothly
    • Set-up assistance
    • We will do ALL of the teardown and clean-up
    • Our team will also be there if any issues arise throughout the event.
    • We’re your support team!
  • Use of treetop “Nest” for bride and attendants prior to the ceremony

Also includes:

  • Sound system
  • Select lighting and props
  • Access for vendor delivery and pick up the day before and after the event
  • On-site parking, parking/crossing attendant, and security guard
  • Portable restrooms, handwash stations, dumpster/waste bins
  • Event Insurance by Event Helper in your name
  • Discounts on items from Bushels (our onsite gift shop/ farm stand)

Add-ons available:

  • On-site dry camping
  • Expanded lighting and prop package
  • Live music

We invite you to schedule a visit to see the many settings, answer any questions, and book the setting that fits you!


FESTIVALS

Big Canyon Acres hosts three festivals a year. Summer, fall, and winter. 

Summer rib cookoff festival – June

Fall Harvest Festival – October

Holiday Festival – craft market and light display

Rent the Big Canyon Acres manicured grounds for festivals, outdoor events, and large group gatherings. Contact us for more information. Overnight camping available with rental packages for an additional fee and special terms – self-contained only- no services available.


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