We call it "the BARN"
The BARN at Yoder's Farm is a unique one-of-a-kind venue that you can't find just anywhere! Located in the rural country side just Northwest of Wellman, Iowa; "the BARN" is the vision turned reality for a special wedding in the Spring of 2014!
John and Joni Yoder own the property where today's "BARN" was built nearly 60 years ago, with the help of John's father. The "BARN" was your typical farm building with dirt floors that housed everyday equipment and "junk", until their daughter Kate became engaged and began turning her vision into reality!
Her dream was always to get married on the family farm and she knew this BARN could be something special! Everyone thought she was crazy and in over her head, but Kate certainly proved them wrong!
Slowly but surely, with the help of her fiance Ryan, everything came together! The stunning window wall went in, floors were poured, lights were hung and landscaping tranformations filled their weekends! Kate enlisted the help of another "barn girl" Bobbie to design the decor, reception and fresh floral arrangements! By May of 2014 everything came together and they had one of the "most talked about" weddings of the year, it was magical!
So how did we get where we are today? Here's the rest of the story!
After the wedding clean up was done and of course a little recovering, our minds went at it again! The four of us wanted to have a small sale, like a glorified garage sale, and invite a few friends to join us! Bobbie had furniture she had been working on, Kate and Joni obviously had a few wedding items to find new homes and Joyce was anxiously waiting to get her baking business started! So we started planning in July for our September sale, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into!
We launched our Facebook "BARN" page and literaly over night had more vendor requests than we knew what to do with! Our sale was a huge success with nearly 40 vendors and over 3,000 guests in just 2 short days! We were on to something and having so much fun! Our "Vintage Flea and Fair" is now a Spring and Fall event!
Recently we decided to add "venue" to our list at the BARN! That's right, we can now host your wedding or special event! We already have several brides who are very excited to have their weddings at our "BARN!"
We are so blessed with how our dreams have become reality and can't wait to see what the next year will bring! Always follow your heart, you never know where it might take you!