Where hearts & heritage come together
Weddings at the Homestead
Imagine your rustic wedding in our beautifully restored wedding barn venue located in Branson, MO
Weddings at the Homestead provides a rustic, yet beautiful setting for your special day. The Michel family homesteaded these 97 acres in 1885 and we are proud to say that it still remains in the family. Jeff and Heather Michel value family and the time spent together building memories. We would love to share the heritage of our special place with you as you branch off your family trees to become one and begin a lifetime of memories.
We offer several locations on the property so that you may design the wedding day of your dreams. There are rolling hills, flat grassy meadows, a creek side valley and of course an authentic 1848 timber framed barn. The beauty of so many choices is that your wedding will be your own unique vision whether it is a large outdoor or tented affair, barn wedding or reception, or a small intimate gathering. We offer some possible suggestions for the scenic backdrop of your wedding day.
Our family has lovingly restored the 1848 timber framed barn with help from the Amish. The back doors open wide onto our large hayfield to provide a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding ceremony. The front faces the bridal cabin, which has also been fully restored, circa 1888. This barn could be used for the ceremony or you may choose to use it for a reception and throw open the doors to dance under the stars!
You may choose a wedding in the holler, which is a perfect setting with a small running creek and open meadow. Surrounded by trees and bluffs as well as an authentic, restored cabin, circa 1860’s, fully equipped with a charming outhouse. This little spot is heaven on earth and feels like you are hundreds of miles from civilization.
There are many possible sites where large tents can be used for your ceremony or reception with or without combination of the barn, depending on your vision and the size of your wedding.
We can also offer smaller weddings with your choice of two log cabins. The front porch makes a charming backdrop for an intimate wedding and small tents can be added to the meadow for picnics or receptions if you choose.
The photo opportunities on this lovely property are endless. Local photographers often use this property for their backdrops for senior and family photos. You will have pre-arranged access to the property for pictures if you choose to have a photography session prior to the wedding.
We are excited for the opportunity to share your special day and to share our heritage with you. We are currently booking for 2016, as we are finalizing the bridal cabin and the groomsman's area, the restroom, and adding the final touches to make your day memorable. Contact us to schedule a tour as we would love to share with you the work in progress. We look forward to working with you at Weddings at the Homestead, where hearts and heritage come together!