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The Barn

THE BIG BARN, Circa 1910

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!

What this venue includes

  • Catered Dinner – served buffet-style, four amazing chef’s and menus to choose from
  • Lawn Games – bocce ball, corn hole and crochet
  • Vintage LOVE Sign – view sign
  • Professional DJ – provides music and sound for ceremony and reception
  • Wedding Cake – cake, cupcake and dessert options provided by GiGi’s Cupcakes or Lesley’s Creative Cakes
  • Ceremony Site – serene lakeside setting under rustic brick arches
  • Reception – held in our beautifully restored 5000 sq. ft historic barn (climate controlled)
  • Guest Tables & Chairs – including floor-length white or ivory linens, and white resin chairs
  • Event Manager – creates overview and timeline, runs rehearsal, and attends event
  • Bridal Cottage – beautiful, spacious cottage including a private patio
  • Groom’s Room – a secluded place for the gentlemen to dress and relax
  • Bartender & Security – well-trained , certified, and professional staff

See the Vendor List or preview the Vendor eBrochure

THE ARCHES

The Big Barn provides a spectacular ceremony site under the picturesque Aqueduct arches. You will notice that the Aqueduct is not perfect, as we had it built to seem as if it has been standing for over 100 years. These arches, along with the lake, and surrounding greenery provide a stunning, picture perfect backdrop!

Each venue provides a spacious and self-contained cottage for the bridal party. Prepare for your big day, sip on a glass of wine, and relax…or at least take a deep breath! Your Event Coordinator will be busy taking care of your guests, while you take care of yourself. Meanwhile, your fiancé will be joined by his groomsmen in the Groom’s Quarters.

THE BARN BRIDAL COTTAGE

The adorable Shabby Chic cottage is actually a small barn, which was renovated into guest quarters, complete with a small kitchen.  Its white-washed walls and muted colors create the perfect atmosphere for relaxing. Your patio is a quaint little spot for photos, or as a quiet place to reflect, as you prepare for your big day.

THE GROOM'S QUARTERS AT THE BARN

While you are graced with rustic splendor, your fiancé will be holed up in what has been referred to as “The Man Cave.”  Located across the grounds, not only are these quarters elegant and tastefully decorated, they are in close proximity to the Barn. We have yet to lose a groom!

THE TWISTED TREE

The Twisted Tree is available as an alternative upgrade for your ceremony location.  The green lawn, beautiful trees, and lake views provide a touch of whimsical delight.  You will truly feel like a princess who is about to marry her Prince Charming.

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