No weddings this year at Bates Barn

Couples who had been planning to get married at the Bates Barn in Kings County this year will have to find somewhere else.

The barn burned down last week in a fire that is believed to have been deliberately set. Owner Janice Bates was hoping to make repairs and get the picturesque barn open in time for the spring and summer wedding season by using a big tent…but she told the Kings County Record that’s just not financially feasible. They are still planning to rebuild but there’s no guarntee that’ll be done this year.