The Barn at Stratford

Are you Having a Catering Event in Delaware Ohio?

The Delaware County Historical Society is a nonprofit institution. It receives monetary support from the community for its facilities and collections and for its educational and historic preservation efforts. The facilities and collections are among the most valuable assets of the Delaware County community. The Society holds and utilizes these unique structures and treasures for the education and enjoyment of the public.

The mission of The Delaware Historical Society is to promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County, Ohio through historical preservation and education.

The Barn at Stratford offers you the unique experience of holding your special event in an authentic 1840s barn. Step back in time as your senses take in six acres of one of the earliest pioneer homesteads in Delaware County..

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The Barn at Stratford
2690 Stratford Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015

Connie Hoffmann, Barn Manager
844-369-BARN (2276)

About The Barn at Statford

The Garth Oberlander Barn and Meeker Homestead share a rich history going back to the earliest settling of Delaware County. Starting as a land grant purchase after the opening of Ohio, it was a working farm, and several kinds of mills. The property gained national attention as a prominent antique center and auction house.

The Barn at Stratford is maintained by the Delaware County Historical Society. The Barn at Stratford is perfect for weddings, receptions, corporate events, celebrations and community gatherings.

When you hold your event in The Barn's rustic lower level, you'll find its elegant, relaxed and cozy atmosphere will charm your guests and leave them with lasting memories of your event.

About Delaware Ohio

Delaware is a city in and the county seat of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. Delaware was founded in 1808 and was incorporated in 1816. It is located near the center of Ohio, is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Columbus, and is part of the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Area.

While the city and county of Delaware are named for the Delaware tribe, the city of Delaware itself was founded on a Mingo village called Pluggy's Town. The first recorded settler was Joseph Barber in 1807. Shortly after other men started settling in the area (according to the Delaware Historical Society)- Moses Byxbe, William Little, Solomon Smith, and Elder Jacob Drake, Thomas Butler, and Ira Carpenter began building in the area. In 1808, Moses Byxbe built the first framed house on William Street.[7] On March 11, 1808, a plan of the city was filed, marking the official founding of the town. Byxbe and the others planned the city to be originally on the east bank of the river, but was switched to the west bank only a few days after the first plan was filed. [Source: Wikipedia]