The Gruhn Outdoor Wedding

“I stood at the edge of the grove and saw a path down through the trees. I instantly knew this is where I would walk down the aisle.”

When Brandi was planning her wedding, one of her top priorities was having an outdoor venue for her ceremony. But she soon discovered that finding an outdoor venue with a backup option in case of rain proved to be quite the challenge.

“My mom suggested that we look at the Hausbarn in Manning as it offered outdoor and indoor spaces. I had no idea of all the amazing options the Hausbarn Heritage Park had. After touring the grounds, we knew it was the perfect location for our wedding,” Brandi shared.

Set amid the natural beauty of the rolling fields and prairies of western Iowa, the Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park has both indoor and outdoor facilities perfect for wedding ceremonies. Couples can choose from the historic Trinity Church, the authentic German Hausbarn or any one of the beautiful outdoor locations throughout the Farmstead.

“The grove provided the perfect boho backdrop,” Brandi said. “The staff noted that they had not done a wedding set up this way before but were open and excited to try something new.”

The question remained though, what if it rained?

“The Heritage Park also has a beautiful church and barn that would have worked perfectly for our big day. We lucked out, and it did not rain on our wedding day, but we were so relieved to know that we had other options,” Brandi said.

In addition to several options for wedding ceremonies, the park also has a variety of beautiful photo opportunities.

“We were able to take pictures in the grove, by the barn, on the dirt road, by the church. Our pictures are amazing,” Brandi expressed. “We were also able to rent the conference center to get ready for the day. My beauticians and make-up artists came to the park to get the girls ready. We were able to have lunch and relax in the hall between pictures.”

The Hausbarn Heritage Park takes pride in offering top notch accommodations and amenities for weddings as well as exceptional customer service.

“The staff at the Hausbarn were so accommodating, insanely helpful throughout our day, and continued to help bring my dream to life,” Brandi shared. “Our whole experience at the Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park was enjoyable and stress-free. Our big day was absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend the Heritage Park to any newly engaged couples.”

Local Vendors:

Invitations: Stone Printing
Decorator: Holly Alex
Food: Staley’s Catering
Photography: The Lauren Rose Collective
Dessert: Treats by Tanya
Flowers: HyVee Floral Denison
DJ: Dave Kroger
Hair: Angel Mundt (A. Salon), Chantell Roffles, Ashtyn Romey
Make up: Erin McNamara, Kiley Vetter, Hannah Scheuring
Venue: Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park – Ceremony, Templeton Center – Reception
Dresses: Sequins Bridal
Videographer: Masterson Media
Nails: Promising Images
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Warren Timmerman Shelter House
Chairs/Dance Floor: Celebrations
Officiant: Pastor Johnson
Suits: Reynold’s Clothing