Betsy’s Barn

Betsy’s Barn, also known as Cheeseman Farm is located in Portersville, a small rural town surrounded by beautiful McConnell’s Mill State Park. Betsy's Barn is as original and unique as YOU are, welcome to our venue to celebrate one of the most important days of your life!

Our barn was built in 1999 by a small group of local Amish workers. The original size was 40’x80’ and had a lower level and upper level. As the barn grew in popularity, it also grew in size to accommodate up to 300 people. Betsy’s Barn now features a large wrap around porch completely under roof that houses modern bathroom facilities, a bar area, open air lounge and a glass enclosed deck. This gives you approx. 7000 sq. feet of rustic beauty!

Regardless of the weather outside, you can relax and know that rain or shine your event will go on. The barn is neither heated or air conditioned but does have great cross ventilation and fans to circulate air on the hottest summer days.

Social events are held  May through the end of August. Betsy's Barn is the home of Cheeseman's Fright Farm and Pumpkin Festival In September and October.


The Cheeseman Family has a goal to make your special day one...

“Where memories are made”!

Please call 724-368-3233 for more information on options, tours and pricing.


...Thank you so very much for all that you and your staff to make our son's wedding so very special, it was a pleasure working with you!... Sincerely, Marsha and Dick

...the reception was fantastic!  All the guests commented on "The Barn" what a great relaxing beautiful place to have a wedding reception...   Phyliss


Cheeseman Farm

Breakneck Campground

Fright Farm

Pumpkin Festical


Weddings are one of the most important days in your life and should be filled with excitement and memorable occasions. One of the biggest and most difficult decisions is what to serve your guests. We at Betsy’s Barn offer a selection of farm fresh food options that are sure to satisfy you and your guests appetite.
At Betsy’s Barn we have full service catering and provide a menu including our Betsy’s Barn favorite, The Pig Roast with homemade seasonings.  To make this a truly special day for you and your guests we offer a full menu of options for your buffet dinner. Options include Roast beef, our homemade oven baked chicken, fettuccini alfredo and other simply delicious foods.

Our philosophy is to provide good food and friendly service straight from the farm to the table as if we are cooking for our own family.

…the food could not have been better, I felt that it was custom made just for our reception and it was delicious. Everyone enjoyed themselves tremendously…  Claire & Bruno

…thanks for the delicious food too!! We had alot of compliments on the tastiness of the food and I wanted to pass that along for encouragement…  The Happy Bride and Groom, Susie and Jonathon

Related Services

These links are provided as a resource for other services that you may require.  Betsy’s Barn makes no warranty that the services listed here will meet your requirements.  As with any potential vendor, please do your research and ask for references.


Red Hot Chameleon Entertainment      Music, karaoke and lighting.

DJ Rockin Steve      Music, Lighting, and Effects

Schiemer Entertainment Weddings Only – Music, Lighting and Effects


Breakneck Campground Breakneck Campground lodging for weddings at Betsy's Barn



Comfort Inn    From the moment you arrive at Comfort Inn, we want you to relax and feel at home.

Country Cottage Getaway Visit us spring, summer, fall, or winter. We are open year round.

Holiday Inn Express – Cranberry Township  linkhie

Holiday Inn Express – Mercer Sleep like you’re at home.

Pleasant Valley Inn Cozy country bed and breakfast inn with four themed guest bedrooms.

Super 8 Hotels    Rest easy.


Cimperman and Company

Clark’s Studio Full service studio and event photography.

Elliott Cramer Wedding photography.

Veronica Varos Photography Engagement and Wedding Photographer

Silverlight Studios Weddings, Portraits, Families and Seniors


Dragon Run Forge and Livery
Shire and morgan driving horses – Horse drawn weddings.

Pittsburgh Transportation Group
Your source for special event transportation.


Dinosaur Studios
Dinosaur Studios is a company that specializes in one thing – high quality, affordable videography for your event. Established in 1987, Dinosaur Studios is a family-owned company.

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

The information below is a list of our common questions — please fill free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

How large is the barn – How many people does it hold?

Betsy's Barn, Indoor wooden spaces for your wedding or event. The barn is a two-story bank style barn with wrap around decks and restrooms. Weddings have a minimum of 130 guests.  Larger groups may be accommodated.

Can we rent the barn for a winter wedding?

The barn is available from May through August.

Is there a caterer at the barn?

Catering options at Betsy's BarnYes, full service catering is included in our packages. Outside food catering is not permitted.  For more information see our “Catering” page.

Do I have to rent tables and chairs?

The barn rental includes 60″ round and/or 8′ banquet tables.  White folding garden chairs are included for reception, additional chairs for outdoor wedding service do have an additional fee. Metal folding chairs are available along with chair covers as options. For more information see “Options”.

Is the barn air-conditioned?

No, however due to the design, the barn offers natural cross-venting. There are ceiling fans over the dance floor to help with constant air movement.

Can I do my own decorating?

Yes, but with a few restrictions:

  • management must approve all items
  • no staples, nails, tacks or strong tape can be used – jute twine is recommended
  • all decorations must be taken down prior to midnight
  • artificial flower petals are NOT permitted
  • artificial bouquets and centerpieces ARE permitted
  • no rice, confetti, or birdseed should be throw – bubbles are recommended
  • no outside decorators without permission from owners

Does the barn have a dance floor?

Yes, there is a 20′ x 40′ hardwood dance floor.

Is alcohol permitted?

Yes, However you are required to provide Cheeseman Farm with a Certificate of Liability Insurance for “special event liability coverage”.  Betsy’s Barn only permits our own bartenders to serve your guests.

Can the barn be used after midnight?

The barn must be cleared and locked by midnight. Access for rehearsals and to review setup plans is permitted on a scheduled bases only.

Can our wedding ceremony take place at the barn?

Yes, there are several areas that have been used for ceremonies — In our gazebo, under a large oak tree, inside the barn and in the field.  

Contact Us

How can we help you with your wedding or event?   Please provide any information or questions you have.   We will be in touch shortly.

You can also reach us directly:

Betsy’s Barn – Guest Services
147 Kennedy Rd
Portersville, PA 16051

Phone: (724)368-3233


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