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Backyard Vineyards

We Booked A Reception Venue

On Monday I had a long post typed out and was going to publish it before we left for the afternoon to go look at like 5 venues. Then Amish country happened…

What can only be described as a “God Thing” happened on the way to a thrift shop in Amish country. We had pulled over to scope out a nature conservatory and were driving up the old country roads when both Jess and I turned and saw a huge barn at the top of the hill. At the same moment we both say, “What was that?!”

It turns out that it’s a vineyard and barn that is being converted from an old amphitheater. We end up talking to one of the workers fixing it up and get the name of the person in charge of renting it out. Without even stepping inside we know it’s the place.

We meet the woman at the winery and she gives us all the details. Now, we had been looking at places that were pricey and I mean whoa-buddy-that’s-for-one-night-not-even-a-full-twenty-four-hours-no-thank-you pricey. Not only is this place gorgeous, the price is right. I can assure you that once we left, Jess and I sat down and prayed to thank God for this one. I feel like he is blessing our engagement/marriage at every turn.

Sorry to cut this short but I don’t want to get ahead of myself and I don’t want to give any details Jess doesn’t want spilled so I’ll just leave you with a couple pictures she took.

Inside the barn

Inside the barn

 

Inside the barn from the stairs

Inside the barn from the stairs