Eidem Homestead is a lovely historical farm available for various types of private rentals.  Its rustic charm and suburban location make it a perfect venue for photography, small and large parties or get-togethers, and weddings. Schedule permitting, rentals of the grounds are available Tuesday-Sunday from 9 am – 9 pm, May through October (unless otherwise noted).  Access to the Admissions building and barn are included in all rentals; access to the house and all other buildings can be given through prior arrangement and at the discretion of the facility coordinator for an additional charge.  Tours of the Eidem Homestead farmhouse or an added activity during an event can be arranged for an additional fee at the time of booking. Reservations for all rentals (unless otherwise noted) must be made at least 3 weeks in advance.

Rentals 101


As a 1900 farm, access to electricity is very limited.  At the present time, bathroom facilities consist of an outhouse in the parking lot.  There is no running water or kitchen facilities available for caterers.  Picnic tables on the grounds are available for use.


A number of entertainment options work well at our venue.  However, keep in mind that we are located in a residential area, thus music and other entertainment must be approved in advance and will need to meet local noise ordinances.


Outside food is allowed on the premises, however, all caterers must be licensed, insured, and approved in advance.  A list of recommended local catering vendors can be provided upon request.

Equipment Rental

All event equipment, including tents, tables, chairs, etc., would be the responsibility of the renter.  All arrangements must be contracted by and paid for by the renter and pick-up/delivery must be approved in advance.  Picnic tables located on the grounds can be used and a limited number of benches and tables can be made available upon request for smaller groups.

Group Rentals

The site provides a beautiful and unique setting for a number of events and special occasions.

General Rentals

Eidem Homestead is a great place to hold gatherings and will be a unique experience for your guests.  Examples of group gatherings include: birthday parties, wedding and/or baby showers, family reunions, club meetings, and other events.  Rental applications can be found here.

Grounds only (includes Admissions building), 	      $150
    minimum 2 hours
	Each additional hour			      $50
Interior of West farmhouse			      $100
Damage Deposit					      $300

Additional Activities
    Tour					      $6 per person
	Groups of 25+				      $4 per person
    Period Activity/Demonstration		      $15-75
    Bonfire					      $25
    Hayride					      $75 (55 ppl./2 rides)
	Additional hayrides			      $50 per ride
			     (Tax not included)
Fall Packages*

Available September 1 through November 14

Looking for a way to enjoy the fall season or a fun outing with friends, family, or a group organization? Try one of our fall packages.

Package #1:  Bonfires are always fun and even more so when surrounded by the rustic charm of an old farmyard.  Group minimum of 10 people.

Package #2: Enjoy a 30-minute hayride around the grounds of Eidem Homestead.  Group minimum of 15 people.

Package #3: What could be better than a hayride and a bonfire on a farm in the middle of the city?  Group minimum of 15 people.

Package #1				   $40 per 1.5 hours
Package #2				   $50 for 1-1.5 hours
     Groups over 75 people		      additional $50
Package #3				   $100 per 2 hours
     Every 50 people over 100		      additional $50
     Refundable damage deposit	           $50
        		(Tax not included)

*Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.


Available mid-January through mid-December. Looking for a place to make those memorable moments special?  The grounds and buildings make a great backdrop for senior and family pictures, engagement photos and even wedding pictures.  Rental applications can be found here.

Student & Family portraits (little/no equipment)
    Grounds only                                      $50/hour
    Interior of west farmhouse                        $75
    Refundable damage deposit                         $100

Wedding Photography
    Grounds only                                      $100/hour
    Interior of west farmhouse			      $100
    Refundable damage deposit                         $100
Commercial/Organizational photography
     Exterior only
	Up to and including 2 hours on site	      $200
	Each additional hour			      $75
	West farmhouse				      $150
	additional buildings (west farm)	      $75
     Historical advisor				      $150 per day/advisor
     Damage Deposit				      $300
        		   (Tax not included)


For more information and pricing specific to weddings, please contact Eve Burlingame at 763-488-6336 or email.