We are proud to announce that we have been chosen as a recipient of WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award for 2017!
'WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recipients represent the top 5% of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.'
"Golden Oak Farm was the perfect wedding venue for my husband and I - Golden Oak staff was quick to respond to all our emails and phone calls. They were helpful and flexible, which is what we wanted since we are both creative people. It was perfect to have the ceremony and reception all in one location. We had a dance after dinner, but there were so many games for people to play that were provided by Golden Oak that people didn't have to dance if they didn't want to. It was awesome! I may be a little biased, but I think we had the most perfect wedding day!" Lexi + Ryan, 2017
"Amazing venue that allowed us to create a magical day filled with love while surrounded by family and friends! All of our wedding guests raved about the venue! Kelly & Kayla provide very prompt email responses, have great ideas and excellent customer service! Thank you, thank you, thank you :)" Mother of Bride, 2017
"We couldn't have asked for a better venue! They got us in for a tour of the venue right away and we knew that this was the place. The staff were great to work with throughout the whole process and they were always very responsive and more than happy to answer any questions that we had. On the day of we had a few more tables than we needed and the Event Manager (Margaret, I believe) was great about getting the tables moved right away so that we could decorate. The on-site home was a great place to get ready and serve lunch to our wedding party, and the remodeled cabin was awesome too! The only thing that I would change/suggest is that there be more fans in the lean-to and in the barn, but those are just small details. Overall, I would give this place 10/10 and would highly recommend to anyone!" Brooke + Brittney, 2017
"The Golden Oak Farm is a beautiful venue. My husband and I wanted a venue that allowed us to spend as much time with our family as possible and renting the venue for the weekend did just that. Friday was set up, rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, Saturday was the wedding (final set up/decorating, getting ready, ceremony, dinner and dance) and Sunday was brunch, gift opening and tear down. Choosing this venue allowed our wedding party, their significant others and other family members to stay onsite with us. Some highlights are: being able to sleep/stay in the house for the weekend, ceremony could be anywhere on the farm (our choice), and the beautiful landscape for relaxing with a hot cup of coffee watching the sunrise, walks and amazing opportunities for photographs. The swings and llama were a great addition to help entertain the kids. I can’t write this without a big THANK YOU to Kelly who answered my many crazy questions and for being so helpful in making my dream wedding come true." Lindsey + Luke, 2017
"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!" Jaime, J'aime Events
"I was on the search for a barn wedding that you see on Pinterest. Everything down to the cafe lights, the lanterns, the burlap, lace and mason jars. I fell is love with Golden Oak the moment I drove on the lot. Kelly warmly greeted us and made us feel like she was part of our planning team. She cared about our plans and truly wanted to give us everything that we wanted. Everything about Golden Oak was accommodating, relaxing and made for the perfect venue to celebrate our marriage. :)" Emily + Jesse, 2016
"Everything exceed 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 of 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." Krissa + Marty, 2016
"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." JMatt + Kristy, 2016
"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!" Kayla + Tony, 2016
“Golden Oak Farm is a great place for events! Tons of space, driving-distance from the Twin Cities, and a beautiful, comfortable, spacious house and grounds with plenty of relaxing activities (game room, TV, hiking). Kelly was wonderful with communication before and during our stay. If you're looking to host a wedding or event, I cannot recommend this place enough.”
"......The whole staff are phenomenal and their property is gorgeous. Max was awesome in taking care of anything that came up. My whole family loved the weekend spent there....." Ryan, 2016
"Having our wedding at the golden oak was beyond anything I could dream! It was amazing to have the farm for an entire weekend to spend with friends and family. Great staff, smooth process, gorgeous location!" Sarah + David, 2016
"......Words cannot describe my feelings about the Golden Oak Farm. Every single dream I had about what my wedding day would be like, all came true because of the Golden Oak Farm. My family of 25 checked into the farm for the entire week before the wedding. The house accommodated everyone with ease! We all felt so at home and comfortable! Kelly was a complete joy to work with on every level and so helpful on the big day. These people have a passion for the magic of what a wedding day brings and you can FEEL it as soon as you pull into the driveway. I had 265 guests on the big day and heard over and over about how it was the most beautiful venue anyone had ever seen. The countless possibilities of the farm is almost unbelievable...truly something to be seen. I will treasure every second spent at the farm and hold the memories close to my heart forever. It was undoubtedly the greatest 5 days of our lives. Hands down, THE BEST venue ever...straight out of the story books!! Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us, we are forever grateful." Love - The Schindler/Johnson Family, June 2016
"The Golden Oak Farm was the VERY best venue my husband and I could've asked for. The owner Kelly responded to all of my calls, emails and text messages with in minutes. Max the groundskeeper was there every step of the way helping us put things where we wanted them. We stayed at there B & B Thursday-Sunday and I wish we could've stayed even longer. It Is simply just breath taking. The venue sleeps so many that our whole wedding party was able to stay there with us and get ready together. The owner Kelly Dennis is not only FABULOUS, but she is also ordained and married us in her beautiful country rustic barn. We had a beautiful rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding & reception there. I can not imagine getting married any place else! Kelly and her family met us as strangers 8 months before our wedding, and now I would consider them family! Every single guest at our wedding has just been gushing on how beautiful our wedding was and many actually have said It was the best they have ever been too. We would not have been able to accomplish that without Kelly, Max and the Golden Oak Farm. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to every and any bride! It is magical!...." Tracy, 2016
"...We felt very welcome and at home. The setting is idyllic....perfect place for family to gather...I can imagine gathering again in the future..." Christy, September 2015
“Beautiful grounds and a lovely home with a Tuscan feel. The summer months will feel like spring mornings here because of the gorgeous terra cotta tiled floors and large windows. Plenty of pretty spots for a first look or couples photos. A must see.”
“Golden Oak Farm is unlike any other venue in Southern Minnesota. The landscape is picture perfect and the lodging house is PERFECT and unique! Brides, I can assure you that you will have the best experience here. The master bedroom and master bath are everything a bride needs to relax on her wedding weekend, and it accommodates your bridal party too! Golden Oak is perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties also. On top of that, Kelly is so great to work with. She is personable and great at accommodating your needs."