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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, celebrations of life, memorials, 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 of 50 up to 130 people depending on the season.

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. The upper level is roomy enough for as many as 175 people. Both can be used year round.


The 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.

Multi-family graduation parties incur an additional $200 fee per additional graduate.  Additional fees may apply based on the size of the event.

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

Polen Premium Price Brochure 2024

Polen Premium Price Brochure 2025

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

Polen Standard Price Brochure 2024

Polen Standard Price brochure 2025

• 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.

• 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.

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

• The Gazebo only may be rented for $600 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.

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. For non-preferred caterers, there will be a surcharge of $1.50/person, maximum surcharge of $225. NOTE: Surcharge does not apply to carried in or delivered food; only to catered food.

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

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

Contact: Melissa
Phone: 937-299-0089
Email: catering@christophers.biz
2318 E. Dorothy Lane
Kettering, OH 45420

Contact: Charlotte Akers
Phone: 937-456-1338
Email: chefcharlotte948@gmail.com
323 N. Barron St.
Eaton, OH 45320

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

Contact: Kimberly Arnold
Phone: 937-203-9075
Email: kimberly.arnold@citybbq.com
5 E. Franklin St.
Centerville, OH 45459

Contact: Traci Tobin
Office: 937-298-1234
Cell: 937-701-8926
Email: rick@brockmastersons.com
450 Patterson Road
Dayton, OH 45419


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).

We are now taking reservations for 2024 and 2025. We will begin taking reservations for 2026 on January  2, 2025. Guests may reserve dates in person or 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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