The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Weddings at Golden Oak Farm in Webster, Minnesota, promise to be a delightful combination of rustic elegance that will surround you and your loved ones in natural splendor as you celebrate your wedding. With 100 acres of pastoral countryside and an antique barn on the premises, you have breathtaking wedding ceremony and reception spaces for your wedding celebration. The full venue capacity of up to 300 and venue accommodations are expansive, thanks to the sheer size of Golden Oak Farm.
The pavilion. Think of the pavilion as a countrified blank slate, just waiting for you to create the wedding celebration of your dreams. French doors provide easy access to the grounds, and this indoor, climate-controlled space will accommodate up to 190 guests. Your caterer has convenient accessibility through a garage door. Overnight accommodations are even available for up to four in the upstairs loft.
The lean-to.The newest addition to Golden Oak Farm's list of venue amenities, the lean-to will accommodate up to 200 guests. Café lighting adds ambience while a central vintage wood table, perfect for gifts, desserts, or candles, gives this space a rustic feel. The newly re-imagined stables space is also accessible from the lean-to, complete with a bar area and separate lounges with seating and an abundance of rustic charm.
The barn. The expansive barn features soaring ceilings and rustic, exposed wood beams. Café lighting and a lighted "Love" sign give the barn a special touch. This space is ideal for use for your reception dance and also provides a gorgeous setting for an indoor ceremony if desired.
The grounds. Explore the grounds to find the ideal spot for your wedding ceremony at either of our outdoor sites. The front lawn sits just outside of the villa with handmade wooden benches, a metal ceremony arch and a gorgeous backdrop of towering oaks and greenery. If you desire a more secluded and nature-inspired feel, the new Northwoods wooded ceremony site could be the perfect option. It is accessible via wooded path and is located just behind the barn, nestled between rolling hills and a winding creek. Outdoor patio spaces are also plentiful for gathering with your guests.
What You Should Know
What sets Golden Oak Farm apart from other barn venues is their weekend rental option. The weekend package is designed to help reduce overall rental and wedding costs by allowing you to host all aspects of your celebration at the farm. Additionally, the venue also offers overnight accommodations onsite to sleep up to 14 guests, eliminating the need for offsite lodging.
All tables, chairs, and benches are provided for your event, and the team sets them up and breaks them down for you at no additional cost. A bridal suite in the onsite guest house is reserved for you and your wedding party. The guest house is climate controlled and includes all the amenities you could want on your wedding day. The billiards room in the Villa provides another great space for getting ready, complete with a pool table, dart board, and TV with cable and DVD player.
Golden Oak Farm does not offer venue catering or menus, and couples are encouraged to hire independent service providers for planning menus, preparing food, serving beverages and decorating to their own tastes and desires.
At Golden Oak Farm, the team shares all venue rules with you to ensure that your wedding reception and ceremony are an unparalleled success. Some venue amenities are also available at no additional cost to make your stay even more enjoyable:
- Towels and linens are included with your stay in the Villa
- Kitchen is fully stocked with all cooking and eating utensils/dishes for house guests, with the exception of food
- Explore the grounds to find unforgettable opportunities for wedding photos
- Plan an engagement photo session at the farm with your photographer
- Lawn games including Hammerschlagen stumps, yard Yahtzee, giant Jenga, and a corn toss set
- Several hammocks hung alongside the llama pasture are great for enjoying the grounds
- Fire table and patio furniture provide great opportunity for relaxing outdoors
- 100 acres of rolling hills to wander and explore
From the Vendor
Rustically Elegant Barn Wedding Venue
Golden Oak Farm is unlike any other venue in Southern Minnesota. Nestled in 100 acres of rolling hills, the farm is naturally beautiful and simplistic - conveniently located twelve miles west of Northfield on Highway 19 + just 30 miles south of the Twin Cities in the rural countryside. We offer both daily + weekend rentals, allowing you to customize the kind of farm wedding experience you're looking for. A weekend rental allows you full access to all the farm has to offer to help you celebrate your wedding while enjoying relaxing time with family and friends without the worries of time constraints. The Main Villa has a warm, Tuscan feel and can sleep up to fourteen for the entire weekend. Alternatively, a daily rental gives you the flexibility to choose the day you want to spend with us.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Farm + Ranch, Barn
Everything exceeded our expectations. We had our wedding at Golden Oak on sept. 10th 2016 and it couldn't have been more wonderful. Our whole wedding party was able to stay at the main house on site, which made for such a fun wedding weekend. We had our rehearsal dinner at the farm Friday afternoon and wedding on Saturday. The golden oak staff made everything incredibly simple and easy- from set for the rehearsal to set up for the wedding. The venue is incredible- 100 wooded acres beautiful views. There are various locations where you can hold your ceremony and reception. Overall we couldn't have wished for more. My husband tells everyone how our wedding was the best day of his life.
Golden Oak Farm provided us with a PERFECT rustic, casual, spacious, unique and fun weekend for our wedding. First of all, the entire property is gorgeous. The photo opps were never ending and on October 1st the trees were beautiful! This venue is so comfortable. Getting the house/property for the weekend was something we couldnt pass up; having extra set up and take down time helped us to be able to fully enjoy our wedding day. We started working with Golden Oak Farm over a year ago; it's been amazing to see all of the work put in and changes around the farm. We booked with no lights in the barn, original garage doors and floor in pavillion, empty guest house, and no additional staff besides Max. Not that it wasn't before, but this venue blossomed into something magical; I don't think we could have asked for anything more. Kelly and her family/staff exceeded our expectations. She was incredibly helpful answering all questions and concerns, helping us with back up plans for rain, and even attending our special day. We can't say enough good things about Golden Oak Farm and would recommend in a heartbeat! 5 stars!!!
The farm is a beautiful place. The scenery is gorgeous and the house is amazing as well. We were honestly surprised at how nice everything was. The staff was more than helpful and we loved how flexible they were about letting us pick and choose how we wanted to set up and run things. Great place.
Golden Oak is a beautiful reception venue! If you are looking for a rustic, romantic wedding venue this is the space. They have the barn with overhead lighting and the house has great rooms for getting ready and relaxing before and after the big day! Lots of places to have pictures, you can even have a photo with a llama! I recommend Golden Oak Farm to my clients who are looking for a beautiful barn space and can't wait to work with them again!
We LOVED having our wedding at Golden Oak Farm on September 24th, 2016. We reserved the farm for the full weekend so that we could spend more time with our family and friends and have everything be in one location. On Friday, we were able to set all our decor up around the property and do our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner in the barn that evening. We enjoyed a lovely family style meal at large tables under the hanging lights of the barn. Saturday was gorgeous and we loved the spaces in the house to get ready and enjoy the day before we said I do. We were able to fit a little over 200 people in the barn for our wedding ceremony followed by dinner in the Pavilion and a great time dancing and playing lawn games in the Lean To. Sunday we had out of town guest back out to the farm for a brunch and to spend a little more time with them before they headed home. Our very large wedding party (17!) and their significant others enjoyed staying at the house and the ease of being on site with everyone was incredible. We enjoyed the little cabin on the property as our honeymoon suite. Kelly, the owner was a joy to work with.
Golden Oak is a hidden gem! A beautiful backdrop to our Friday evening wedding; from a hilltop wedding to a pig roast to a concert in the barn - it was a dream come true! The house has plenty of space and Kelly is a treat to work with ... And it's a stone's throw from the Twin Cities, which was ideal for our long-distance travelers.
We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Golden Oak Farm! Incredible staff, beautiful location, and it was amazing to stay there for an entire weekend with friends and family!
Meet The Owner
Our farm and our family is a story of love, passion and commitment. My husband Greg and I never planned to have a wedding venue- it just sort of evolved! After the first wedding on the farm, we were hooked! The magic, love and excitement continue to be contagious each and every day. Our favorite part is getting to know couples and their families and developing friendships along the way. We’ve hosted over 4,000 people at our farm, and it’s only the beginning! So, come on out and visit. We would love to show you around, introduce you to the llamas, and share our slice of paradise!