Event Venues & Services

Barnacopia

Polo, IL - Ogle County
Event Space: Yes

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Barnacopia offers the perfect event venue for weddings, receptions & meetings!
  When you walk inside Barnacopia, before you get to the old-time diner or the replica downtown Polo or the bed and breakfast in the silo, you walk over the first tractor the owner ever rode. The red and white 1946 Ford is set into the floor, underneath glass, and looks as if it never spent a day in the fields.

It’s just one of the many pieces of family history found in Barnacopia, the barn built for weddings, receptions and other events. The owners have created “Barnacopia” because they wanted their grandkids to see how farming used to be and there’s plenty of local and farming history. High on the rafters on the third floor is an old bell from a schoolhouse, which used to be on Westbranch Road, just a few miles from Barnacopia.

You will also find antique tractors, which include a John Deere 730, the last two-cylinder model tractor the company made, and a tractor from the first 10 series the company ever made, which was a six-cylinder. In addition to the tractors, the first floor has the seating area, bathrooms designed to look like downtown Polo, and the kitchen, which serves ice cream, the only food it’s licensed to serve, although people renting the venue can have caterers come in and use the kitchen.

A walk up the stairs, or a ride in the elevator inside a silo, takes you to the second floor where there’s a movie theater, a chapel and 9 restored classic cars which include an old state trooper patrol vehicle. The third floor has the game room, which includes a John Deere pool table, and the best view of the 18-foot fan on the barn’s ceiling.
A bed and breakfast featuring two fully appointed guest rooms with full bathrooms and hot tubs are in a silo next to the barn and the top floor of the silo is a library,

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