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A beautiful and historic 19th century farmhouse and barn situated on 15 picturesque acres is a favorite with area residents for weddings, receptions, meetings, luncheons, small conferences, retreats, reunions and other social affairs.

Polen Farm House

polenThe House, Banquet Room and Patio

The Polen Farm house includes a roomy living room, dining room, sun porch, and banquet room. A seasonal tent covers a large patio providing the flexibility of an indoor or outdoor event. These features make the Polen Farm House the perfect place for a small, intimate gathering or a slightly larger event, of up to 130 people.

polen barnThe Barn

Unequaled in the community is the Polen Farm Barn. Through renovation, the barn has become an ideal setting for wedding receptions, graduation parties, family reunions, company picnics and other corporate events.  The lower level, which features a small service kitchen, will accommodate up to 125 people and is usable year-round. The upper level is roomy enough for as many as 175 people.

 

weddingThe Grounds and Gazebo

The grounds around the farmhouse and barn have been preserved to a large extent in their natural condition. Highlights include a formal garden patio and a Gazebo perfect for outdoor weddings and small musicals. When the facility or grounds are not reserved for a private renter, Polen Farm’s picnic areas are available for public use as well.

A brick path leads from the patio outside the Banquet Room to the Gazebo, a lovely structure so popular for outdoor weddings that it was selected for use in the Polen Farm logo. The white iron benches that face the Gazebo provide seating for 150. The use of the Gazebo is included in all rental prices or can be rented separately for wedding ceremonies.

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Rental Rates

The following are considered premium events: Weddings & Receptions, Receptions, Multi-family Graduation parties and events with more than 200 guests.

*Kettering residents receive a 20% discount on weekend rental rates.

Peak Season (March 15 – November 15)

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $2,300 $1,850
8.5 $2,800 $2,350
10.5 $3,300 $2,850
12.5 $3,800 $3,350
14.5 $4,300 $3,850

Off-Peak Season (November 16 – March 14)

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $1,800 $1,350
8.5 $2,300 $1,850
10.5 $2,800 $2,350
12.5 $3,300 $2,850
14.5 $3,800 $3,350

Weekdays (Monday – Thursday)

Hours Year Round
2 $400
4 $600
6 $800
8 $1,000

 

*Kettering residents receive a 20% discount on weekend rental rates.

Weekend Peak Season (March 15 – November 15) – House

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $1,900 $1,450
8.5 $2,400 $1,950
10.5 $2,900 $2,450
12.5 $3,400 $2,950
14.5 $3,900 $3,450

Weekend Peak Season (March 15 – November 15) – Barn

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $1,900 $1,450
8.5 $2,400 $1,950
10.5 $2,900 $2,450
12.5 $3,400 $2,950
14.5 $3,900 $3,450

Weekend Off-Peak Season (November 16 – March 14) – House

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $1,100 $850
8.5 $1,400 $1,150
10.5 $1,700 $1,450
12.5 $2,000 $1,750
14.5 $2,300 $2,050

Weekend Off-Peak Season (November 16 – March 14) – Barn

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $1,500 $1,250
8.5 $1,800 $1,550
10.5 $2,100 $1,850
12.5 $2,400 $2,150
14.5 $2,700 $2,450

Weekday (Monday – Thursday)

Hours Barn House Banquet Room
2 $275 $200 $150
4 $400 $300 $220
6 $525 $400 $290
8 $650 $500 $360

 

• A refundable deposit ($400 for weekends/$150 for weekdays and gazebo only) is required to hold the date for rentals.

• The full deposit will be returned after the rental if all conditions have been met.

• 50% of the full payment is due 8 months prior to the rental. The remaining 50% is due 90 days prior to the rental.

• Individuals who live or work in the City of Kettering and businesses located in Kettering receive a 20% discount on rental rates.

• Organizations with 501 (c)(3) status receive a 15% discount on rental rates.

• Short notice rentals will receive the following discounts: Rentals within 6 weeks will receive 50% off the weekend rental rate. Rentals within 10 days will receive 70% off the weekend rental rate.

*Only one discount may be applied.

• A Party Tent is available for use from April – October.

• The Gazebo only may be rented for weddings at $500 for a 2-hour time block. Weekend Gazebo-only weddings must be completed prior to 3 p.m. The house may be used to get dressed and the grounds are available for photographs during the reserved time block. No other discounts will apply.

• The following are considered premium events: Weddings & Receptions, Receptions, Multi-family Graduation parties and events with more than 200 guests.

• Multi-family graduation parties incur an additional $100 per additional graduate.

• Additional fees may apply based on the size of the event.

• Polen Farm is not available Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

• Saturday rates apply on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve.

*Kettering residents receive a 20% discount on rental rates for all days (including weekdays)

Weekend Peak Season (March 15 – November 15) – House

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $2,100 $1,650
8.5 $2,600 $2,150
10.5 $3,100 $2,650
12.5 $3,600 $3,150
14.5 $4,100 $3,450

Weekend Peak Season (March 15 – November 15) – Barn

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $2,100 $1,650
8.5 $2,600 $2,150
10.5 $3,100 $2,650
12.5 $3,600 $3,150
14.5 $4,100 $3,650

Weekend Off-Peak Season (November 16 – March 14) – House

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $1,300 $1,050
8.5 $1,600 $1,350
10.5 $1,900 $1,650
12.5 $2,200 $1,950
14.5 $2,500 $2,250

Weekend Off-Peak Season (November 16 – March 14) – Barn

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $1,700 $1,450
8.5 $2,000 $1,750
10.5 $2,300 $2,050
12.5 $2,600 $2,350
14.5 $2,900 $2,650

Weekday (Monday – Thursday)

Hours Barn House Banquet Room
2 $325 $250 $200
4 $450 $350 $270
6 $575 $450 $340
8 $700 $550 $410

 

The following are considered premium events: Weddings & Receptions, Receptions, Multi-family Graduation parties and events with more than 200 guests.

*Kettering residents receive a 20% discount on rental rates for all days (including weekdays)

Peak Season (March 15 – November 15)

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $2,500 $2,050
8.5 $3,000 $2,550
10.5 $3,500 $3,050
12.5 $4,000 $3,550
14.5 $4,500 $4,050

Off-Peak Season (November 16 – March 14)

Hours Saturday Friday/Sunday
6.5 $2,000 $1,550
8.5 $2,500 $2,050
10.5 $3,000 $2,550
12.5 $3,500 $3,050
14.5 $4,000 $3,550

Weekdays (Monday – Thursday)

Hours Year Round
2 $600
4 $800
6 $1000
8 $1,200

 

Polen Farm Preferred Caterer List

See below for the Preferred Caterer List. Please note that any customer not using a Preferred Caterer, must get approval of the caterer from Polen Farm prior to booking the caterer. Caterers that have been determined to be in breach of their contract(s) with the City are prohibited from catering events at Polen Farm. 

KOHLER CATERING
Contact: Sue, Katie, and Emily
Phone: 937-291-3600
Fax: 937-291-8338
Email: sales@kohlercatering.com
www.kohlercatering.com
4572 Presidential Way
Kettering, OH 45429

CARDINAL CATERING
Contact: Becky Longenecker
Phone: 937-264-0234
Email: becky@cardinalcatering.com
www.cardinalcatering.com
7426 N. Dixie Dr.
Dayton, OH 45414

CHRISTOPHER'S CATERING
Contact: Melissa
Phone: 937-299-0089
Email: catering@christophers.biz
www.christophersrestaurantandcatering.com
2318 E. Dorothy Lane
Kettering, OH 45420

WATKINS CATERING
Contact: Sarah
Phone: 513-967-4050
Email: watkinscateringcincy@gmail.com
www.watkinscateringcincy.com
8 S. Mechanic St.
Lebanon, OH 45036

CHARLOTTE’S CATERING
Contact: Charlotte Akers
Phone: 937-456-1338
Email: chefcharlotte948@gmail.com
www.charlottesbanquet.com
323 N. Barron St.
Eaton, OH 45320

MRS. B's CATERING
Contact: Sherry Wagoner
Phone: 937-676-2883
Email: sherry@mrsbscatering.com
www.mrsbscatering.com
101 N. Main St.
Pleasant Hill, OH 45359

CITY BARBEQUE CATERING
Contact: Teressa Quarles
Phone: 937-645-5016
Email: tquarles@citybbq.com
www.citybbq.com
5 E. Franklin St.
Centerville, OH 45459

BROCK MASTERSON'S CATERING & EVENTS
Contact: Traci Tobin
Office: 937-298-1234
Cell: 937-701-8926
Email: rick@brockmastersons.com
tracitobin@ameritech.net
www.brockmastersons.com
450 Patterson Road
Dayton, OH 45419

LEE'S FAMOUS RECIPE CHICKEN
Contact: Jeremy Runyon
Phone: 937-252-9510 Ext 3
Email: Jeremyrunyon5@gmail.com
Website: www.LeesMiamivalley.com
Address: 5940 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH 45429

FAR HILLS CATERING
Contact: Jeremy Runyon
Phone: 937-252-9510 Ext 3
Email: Jeremyrunyon5@gmail.com
Website: www.farhillscatering.com
Address: 5940 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH 45429

How to Rent Polen Farm:

To find out how Polen Farm can best suit your needs, call 937-435-5787 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or use our contact form below.

Tours may be scheduled during office hours or on evening/weekends if needed.

When calling about your event, please have the following information available: type of event, number of people attending, and date and time preferred (first and second choices).

Reservations for Polen Farm are currently open for 2022 and 2023. Patrons may reserve dates in person or by phone by calling 937-435-5787.

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Polen Farm Floor Plan Diagrams

We know how important the layout is to the success of your event. Here are sample floor plans to help you visualize where everything could go.

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