Markle Barn provides rustic meeting space with limited kitchen facilities. Located down a gentle hill from the main parking area, the wooden deck overlooks the second pond of a three pond series. Windows provide a view of the ponds that brings nature inside. There is adequate room for 60 guests to be seated at tables. Appliances include industrial size refrigerator, a separate full size freezer, convection double oven, and microwave oven. The kitchen was updated in recent years with ample cabinet and cooking space.
The Markle Barn is named to honor Millard S. Markle who was a dedicated educator and supporter of the Indiana Audubon Society. As a professor of biology at Earlham College for forty years, he was instrumental in the development of the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary in its early years.
- Meetings and Small Events – $100-$200 per day (does not include weddings)
- Early Set-up (Additional fee for setting up the day/night before) – $100
- Weddings – Markle Barn is included in the $500 rental fee
- Tablecloths and skirts are available for rental