About Us

The Loft at Walnut Hill Farm, LLC was purchased in August, 2013 by Alan and Sharon Armstrong, their daughter Dr. Ashley Armstrong, and Ashley’s husband Robert Heath Prince.

Alan and Sharon are both graduates of Indiana University and were educators for 43 years before retiring from teaching in 2016. Dr. Ashley Armstrong and Heath Prince are graduates of Purdue University. Robert is employed by General Motors and Ashley owns Regional Veterinary Services.

The purchase of the Loft at Walnut Hill Farm was always intended as a cattle farm. However, the beautiful meadows, hills, and trees were so breath-taking, we decided to share it with others. Shortly after purchasing the farm, the idea of turning part of the farm into a wedding venue was born. What better way to share the rustic serene surrounding than to have brides, families, and friends have their dream come true in a natural sanctuary?

Working with a local contractor and Loyd Graber Construction Group, renovations began on the bridal cottage and the dilapidated old Dutch Hoop Barn in January, 2014. The construction and renovation moved to the swine farrowing house and the construction of the pavilion in March 2014.

Our constant work: mowing, weed eating, fence building, painting, and landscaping reveals our labor of love into this beautiful wedding venue.

The Loft officially opened August 1, 2014. The first wedding was September 13, 2014, and the rest is history. We hope the Loft is where memories are made and dreams come true!

~The Armstrong and Prince Families


Photo by Noel Photos

Our services include rental of the Dutch Hoop Barn, the pavilion, the rustic barn, cottage, and 10-acres of rolling hills and meadows.

Photo by Leslie Stillions Photography

There are several open areas, rustic outbuildings, and large trees for couples wanting an outdoor ceremony or beautiful backgrounds for photos.

Photo by Wandering Heart Photography

The event fee is from 8:00 am to 12:00 am (midnight) daily.

We have 400 white vinyl chairs, 30 white 60-inch round tables, 20 white 8-foot rectangular banquet tables, and 5 white 6-foot rectangular banquet tables available for use in the rental. We also have floor-length white, ivory, and black table linens and cloth napkins available for an extra rental fee.

Photo by Bailey Elle Photography

There is a gravel parking lot available for guest parking.

We also have 5 whiskey barrels, easels, and some antique chairs and tables included in the event fee.

Photo by Bailey Elle Photography

Photo by Bailey Elle Photography

Photo by Bailey Elle Photography

We let you choose your own catering service; however, we can make suggestions and we have some preferred vendors.  Please check out our “Vendors We Love” page for more information.

Table Setting

Below is the floor plan of the Dutch Hoop Barn and Pavilion area:

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Click to enlarge floor plan

Vendors We Love

Here are just some of the vendors that we love and have done excellent services at The Loft At Walnut Hill Farm, LLC.


Bailey Elle Photography
Bailey Wheeler
Sara Hunter Photography
Sara Hunter
Danielle Harris Photography
Dannielle Harris
Wandering Heart Photography
Sarah Wilson
Todd Studios Photography
Randy Todd
Bargersville, Indiana
Noel Photos
Natalie Norton
Jessica Dee Photography


Fuhs Video
Blaine Fuhs


Mum’s Floral Design and Creations

Stacey Fletcher
Bloomin Tons Floral Co.
Deborah A Corcoran
A Fresh Flower
Meredith Echols
Artful Blooms
Teresa Kinder
Karen Pacific
Bailey’s Flower Shop
Bedford, Indiana

Wedding Planners:

The Social Butterfly
116 1/2 South College Ave., Suite 16
Bloomington, IN
Ashley Weddings and Events
Morgan Banks
Cell: 812-322-3952
Office: 812-330-1252

Vintage Rentals and Event Design:

Rebecca Hicks
LolaRue and Company
118 S. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404

Rental Accessories:

Perfect Parties Tents and Events
Julie Ernest, Event Consultant


Spotlight DJ Karaoke and Wedding Service
David Durnill
The Dance Machine
Brett Anderson
The Park Avenue Band
Jim Benge
Sound Sational
Clair Roub
DJ Services, Music, Lighting & Entertainment
Shawn D
Amazing Music DJ, Photography & Video
PO Box 2183
Bloomington, IN 47402
Larry Summerton
DJ Services & Band
Summertime Band


Schnitzelbank Catering
Artisan Foodworks Catering
Cedar Hill Catering
Belinda Hicks
Terry’s Catering
3116 N. Canterbury Court
P.O. Box 607
Bloomington, Indiana
Andrea Cockerham, Sales Manager
One World Catering
Krista May, Wedding and Event Specialist
Family Affair Catering
Annette Ladson
Mark’s BBQ
Mark Spreen
European Cooking School
Dana and Mike Thar
Sugar Daddys
5340 S. Old State Rd. 37 #B
Bloomington, IN 47401
Andrea Cockerham, Sales Manager
1-812-824-CAKE (2253)
Judah Catering
Parker and Dena Judah
709 Harold Smith Rd.
Bedford, IN 47421

Alcohol and Bartending Services:

Olde Downtown Tavern
Bedford, Indiana
Tracy: 812-929-2844
Angie Roell: 812-325-3442
Salt Creek Brewery

Wedding Transportation:

Bloomington Comedy Tour
Broad Ripple Party Bus
deTours of Indiana Wines
PO Box 2171
Bloomington, IN 47402
Misguided Bus Tours
Sharon Porter Phillips
Benita Deckard

Hair and Makeup:

Mardon Salon
124 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN
Artistic Beauty
Kathy Bodkin

Ministers and Officiants:

Dr. Denis Turner
311 The Woods
Bedford, IN 47421
Home: 1-812-275-2508
Dorian (Dee) Kinman
Minister at Popcorn Christian Church
Springville, IN 47462
Indy Wedding Officiants
Chris Eppards (Senior Officiant/ Managing Director)
711 S. East St., Suite 2-B
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Parson Paul


Our Location


Driving Directions

From Bloomington / Indianapolis:  Take Highway 37 South.  Turn to the right onto Old Highway 37 South in Judah.  Go exactly one mile.  Turn to the left onto Bennett Rd.  At the Stone Crest Golf Course, turn to the right and continue onto Bennett Rd.  It is the first driveway on the left hand side of the road.  You will see our sign.

From Bedford: Take Highway 37 North.  Turn to the left onto Old Highway 37 South in Judah.  Then follow the above directions for Bloomington.

Our Sign

Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or to set up a tour.  We cannot wait to be a small part of your special day!

Wedding and Event Venue

Photo by Bailey Elle Photography

There is a Dutch Hoop Barn located in the center of the property. The Loft of the “Hoop Barn” is accessed from ground level. The Loft itself will hold approximately 230 guests for a wedding ceremony.

Photo by Hofferphotography.com

The Loft may also be used for receptions, cocktail hour, or as a very large dance floor. The Loft is climate controlled and includes three crystal chandeliers that are over 150 years old that once hung in the old Bedford Post Office.

Loft Reception

We have added a 12′ x 28′ deck on the back of the Hoop Barn. This deck may be used for a Live Band or DJ. Weather permitting, it can also be used for additional seating for the Loft and Pavilion or as a perfect photo opportunity.

Back Deck and Pavilion

The basement of the Hoop Barn can be used for an indoor reception area, bar area, or to set up a large buffet.

Barn Basement

There is a covered 40 x 64 ft. Pavilion that will hold 250-300 people. Large dimmer-controlled chandeliers and ceiling fans fill the ceiling to the Pavilion. A 40 x 32 open dance floor is connected to the Pavilion, more tables can be added to this area for even more seating.



Photo by Bailey Elle Photography

The old farrowing barn is attached to the pavilion. The farrowing barn has been completely remodeled to include a kitchen, men’s dressing room, men’s and women’s restrooms. The kitchen, restrooms, and dressing room are all climate controlled. The kitchen includes two oven ranges, two stand-up refrigerator/ freezers, an ice machine, a triple sink, and counter space. All of the caterers have loved the kitchen!

Men's Dressing Room

A 5-room cottage is also available to the bridal party on the day of the wedding. The cottage has been completely remodeled; it has 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bath and two sunrooms. The cottage is completely climate controlled. It is the perfect place to do hair, makeup, and relax getting ready for your special day. The cottage may also be rented out for an additional charge as a Honeymoon Suite the night of the wedding. Many of our newlyweds have taken advantage of this option!

Photo by Danielle Harris Photography

Photo by Janie Mahoney Photography and Design

Photo by Noel Photos

A third primitive and rustic barn may be used as a backdrop for an Outdoor Wedding or for photos. There are several open areas, rustic outbuildings, and large trees for couples wanting an outdoor ceremony or beautiful backgrounds for photos

Rustic Barn

Photo by George Street Photography

Photo by Sarah Hunter Photography

Rustic Photo Opportunities

There is a fire pit and fire ring to use as well. Many brides have placed a s’mores bar close to the fire ring.

Fire Pit