Take a look at the place, the people and the history…

Let us introduce ourselves.

We are a hidden gem, nestled into our tiny community of Old Cottage Grove which was settled in 1843. Our historic, white, gothic arched roof dairy barn is the icon of Cottage Grove and sits on 5 acres of green grass, pastures, emblematic oak trees, and overlooks a valley with stunning sunsets.

Old Cottage Grove was founded by New England settlers recreating the East’s Greek Revival architecture in the historic homes.  John P. Furber, one of Cottage Grove’s founding fathers was the proprietor of the village mercantile and built the historic Italianate home on the property where it stands today.

After 90 years, the John P. Furber Farm changes family ownership to Jacob & Arlene Vandenberg who built our historic, white gothic arched roof dairy barn in 1947 where they milked 50 head of cattle up until 1971.

In 2009 we discovered the property as it sat empty with a giant for sale sign in the front yard for the past 5 years.  We sat admiring how beautiful it was and dreamed about how this could be ours.  The buildings were in very bad shape, but in our eyes, it was stunning!

In 2010 our dream came true and we purchased the farm.  Today, you see the renovated barn, inside and out. We have put in a new ceremony site, added landscape, and plan to remodel the 1850 Italianate home.

Meet Our

Owners

Wayne and Angi excitedly bought the John P. Furber Farm and began the process of rebuilding and restoring it in 2010. From then on out it was a work of love as they dreamed and planned. Thinking of every detail they created the perfect space for life events to be celebrated - beautiful weddings, touching engagements, and wonderful gatherings.

Get to know our spaces.

The venue is beautiful beyond words, and our guests have not stopped talking about how much they also loved it.

Amanda K., The Knot website

After researching many venues in the area I found there were no barns that even compared to this beauty! The amount of work Wayne and Angi put into this beautiful establishment is amazing (and what bride isn’t excited for AC in a barn in the middle of July?)

Katie T, The Knot website

So beautiful inside and outside! My wedding was July 8, 2016 and we had gorgeous weather, our ceremony outside and reception in the barn. Angi and Wayne Butt were so accommodating and was open to new ideas, so nice!

Kelsey and Trent, The Perfect Wedding Guide website

This venue was truly amazing. Every day I get people messaging me about how enchanting and incredible the venue is.

Ashley, The Perfect Wedding Guide website

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