The Archway is behind the barn and is connected by a 36 foot long sidewalk extending from the back of the lighted courtyard out toward the lake to another concrete pad with a large arch on it for the ceremony spot. Supplied for all the outside weddings are beautiful custom made, dark stained benches. The bride can walk right out of the barn, onto the courtyard and down the sidewalk to get married and never touch grass or dirt. And by using the benches, the reception can already be set up with the tables and chairs and we do not have to ask your guest to carry their chair into the barn after the wedding, (like other venues do). You will be able to decorate the arch with whatever you wish as well as the grounds. You can elect to use the white chairs outside, but you will have to carry them to the reception area afterward if you do this.