Galileo Church

Quirky church for spiritual refugees. Who would Jesus love?

Our missional priorities:
1. We do justice for LGBTQ+ humans.
2. We do kindness for people with mental illness and in emotional distress, and celebrate neurodiversity.
3. We do beauty for our God-Who-Is-Beautiful.
4. We do real relationship, no bullshit, ever.

big red barn - rental information

The Big Red Barn is great if you're a do-it-yourself event planner. The price is right and you have so much flexibility within the space to get the look you want for your big day. The only limit is your imagination!

This cheerful, shabby-chic, urban-rural Big Red Barn (with a sense of humor!) is a 5200 sq foot facility with corrugated sheet metal and cedar panel walls. It's perfect for private events like birthdays, weddings, celebrations, and family reunions; and equally perfect for public events like concerts, recitals, small conventions, and seminars. We are open and affirming to the LGBTQ+ community and would love to provide a safe space for your wedding and reception.

We provide

  • capacity for 20-180 people
  • round tables and chairs for up to 180 people
  • table clothes for up to 20 large round tables
  • fenced outdoor space with two playgrounds
    • Not responsible for your kids.
  • outside area available for small outdoor weddings
  • 75 white folding chairs for outdoor event
  • adjustable room lighting and stage lighting
  • sound system for speaking and playing music
  • utility area with warming oven, refrigerator, sink
  • ADA-accessible bathrooms and front door
  • two separate rooms that can be used for dressing, staging, or meetings
  • stage with stairs for access from either side
  • large screen for video projection
  • WiFi Internet
  • thermostat controlled cool and heat
  • we allow outside catering and vendors (we do not provide catering services)

We are not available for events on Sundays due to Galileo Church service at 5 p.m. -- Come on over any Sunday to see how we transform the space into a reverent, calming, beautiful house of worship each weekend

Big Red Barn Rental Pricing

Deposit: $250

  • is required for events over 20 guests
  • deposit to be returned with 72 hours from end of event if the facility is found to be in the same condition in which it was received

Fee: $75/Hour

  • minimum: 4 hour block
  • includes default furniture arrangement: the chairs will be set up from the previous Sunday worship (~150 chairs)
    • see image 4 in photo gallery above for default setup
    • no tables are in the default setup.
  • please don't forget to add time to decorate the space and clean-up the space when you are done.
  • ex: the average wedding/reception with 150 people is about 8 hours. 
    • 2.5 hours setup/decorate,  4 hours for event,  1.5 hours to remove decorations and vendor equipment
  • be as creative as you want with the space,  just be sure to remove what you bring in.

Custom Furniture Setup/Take down: $150

furniture available to use:

  • 22 large white round tables that can seat 8 people
  • 6 long rectangular tables and 2 smaller rectangular tables
  • 3 rectangular wood tables and about 10 smaller end tables.
  • 3 taller wood bar tables (2x4)
  • 1 large wooden baptistery that can be covered and used for display (ex: cake).
  • 75 white folding chairs - great for outside seating.
    *only the white folding chairs can be used outside

we will meet with you and you decide what you want the arrangement to be and on the day of the event we will have everything ready to go.

Table Clothes (off white):  $10/tablecloth to rent

  • see slide 7 & 8 above for pictures with the table clothes

Personnel (Required)*

  • Event Host : $25/hour
    • is required for the duration of the event and any setup/decorating time prior to event.
    • will unlock/lock the doors, handle thermostats, take care of emergencies, answer questions, run audio/video equipment, provide direction on setup and take-down.
  • Custodian:  $40-$80 per event
    • Cleaning charge determined by the number of guests:
      • 20-50 guests - $40  |  51-100 guests - $60  |   >100 guests - $80
    • will clean all 3 rooms, will clean bathrooms, playground, utility/kitchen area, and all floors after the event
    • everything you bring in will need to be taken out at the end of the event. (decorations, vendor equipment, etc.)

*personnel from Galileo Church are required for each event, and must be paid directly by the renter(check & cash only)
Tips are appreciated

Example Rental: 

  • I want to rent the space for 8 hours,  150 guests, add - custom furniture setup/take-down, 15 tables w/ table clothes.
    • Fee = $600 ($75 x 8 hrs) |
    • Custom Furniture Setup/Take down = $150
    • Table clothes = $150 ($10 x 15)
    • Personnel:
      • Event Host = $200 ($25 x 8 hrs)
      • Custodian = $80  (>100 guests)
  • Total cost = $1180 (+$250 deposit to be returned upon inspection, within 72 hrs)

Payment: (by check or PayPal only)

  • the deposit is required in advance to reserve the date
  • 50% of the rental fee is due upon signing the Letter of Agreement
  • 50% of the rental fee is due on the date of the event, prior to start.
    • bring 3 checks:  1. Galileo Church (fees/setup/tablecloths) 2. Event Host 3. Custodian
  • If the renter pays by PayPal, the renter pays (to Galileo) the PayPal fee (2.9%)

check out the big red barn rental policy for full details

CHECK AVAILABILITY

Calendar:

  • Our events calendar is kept up to date, so please check it for availability. 
  • We will mark the calendar as RESERVE if the date is officially taken. 
  • Any dates marked as HOLD means someone is thinking about the date but has not put down a deposit yet.

Location

Big Red Barn (Galileo Church)
5860 Interstate 20 service road
Fort Worth 76119

 

Contact Us

call or text us at:  817-773-3147

email us at:  info@galileochurch.org

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