By Kathy L. Collins

Winthorp logoThe Barn at Winthrop is that iconic marble building at the edge of the Winthrop property on Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview, and it is the area’s newest event venue. Edgar Vallejo, the president of The Barn at Winthrop, said, “The Barn has been around for a number of years, but not everyone has been, or even knows what the building is used for. I look forward to helping brand it as the iconic venue it is, and be known as ‘the’ local private/public event option for the area. Plans are also in the works to provide the community with new opportunities for entertainment including music and theater.”

The Barn at Winthrop is a private reception hall with indoor and outdoor space, beautifully landscaped grounds and a lighted Italian themed garden. The original black box theatre design offers each client numerous set-up and seating options, as well as a great back-drop for any event.

The facility can accommodate a number of different styles and number of guests. Jamie Reid, the director of The Barn at Winthrop, said, “We can seat 210 guests for a sit down dinner, as well as up to 400 guests for a cocktail reception. Additionally, we have the option of expanding the event into the garden area or by adding tents.”

“The Barn at Winthrop offers several rental packages for full day, morning, mid-day, or evening events, seven days a week,” Reid said. “We can offer full service catering and linen packages or work with other vendors. A la carte options are also available.”

Additional set-up and cleaning services are offered separately. The venue rental includes use of the ceremony garden, private suite, entry/reception area, bar, tables and chairs, string lighting both indoor and out, experienced event staff, rehearsal time and numerous photo settings. Additional set-up and cleaning services are offered separately.

For more information on The Barn at Winthrop, contact Reid at 684-2276 or at

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