Once we purchased the property, we realized that we now needed a sturdy barn in which to house our equipment. As we had always been attracted to the architectural design of Midwest-styled barns, our search took us to Green Bay, Wisconsin where we found the majestic beauty that is now lovingly referred to as The Big Barn. Disassembling the barn, which was originally built in 1910, was a painstaking process, to be sure. We had to take it apart one board at a time, and mark each one appropriately in order to put it back together again. That alone took us three months to achieve; putting it back together is a whole different and much longer story. Regardless, it was a labor of love and we believe that the results were well worth the effort it took.
Once erected, word of the barn spread throughout the valley, and we began to receive rental requests. The most popular request for its use was, of course, for wedding receptions. We began to see the value in helping couples realize their special day, without having to do all the work themselves. Therefore, in 2006 we attended our first Bridal Show in Phoenix. We were hoping we would book one wedding that year, when in fact we ended up providing a venue for 17 ceremonies! Here we are, nine years later, and are now hosting an average of 200 weddings each year!