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 place for our special day. It was a very unique and charming venue that provided simplistic and natural beauty for our special day! The ceremony site (Northwoods) was a dream come true. We were surrounded by nature and yet it was clean and wedding-ready. It was a great experience getting ready with my girls in the adorable, homey bridal suite. There is so much this place has to offer. It seems every couple can make it their own for their special day. We were very pleased with Kelly and the entire staff at Golden Oak. They were personable, sincere, quick to answer questions, and delightful to work with. I would highly recommend couples looking for a venue to check out Golden Oak and to not miss out on this enchanting farm." Toni + Eli, 2017
"My fiancé and I had been searching for a venue that would give us the freedom to make our ceremony and reception our own, but also not stress about the set-up and tear down of a major event. After researching online, we had already decided against numerous venues because of various reasons, and to be honest, I was losing hope. ...we called Kelly last minute and left a message, not really expecting an answer until later in the week. 20 minutes later, Kelly had returned our call, and offered to show us the venue that very day!!!!
After touring the spaces, we immediately knew that this was the place we wanted to get married. Our entire wedding party had room to stay on site in the Villa, we had the grounds for the entire weekend so there was no time limit on decorating or clean up! Tables, chairs and ceremony setup was included, the area was beautiful and natural, there weren't many of the restrictions that we had rejected other venues in the city for; it really was a dream come true! (Plus they have LLAMAS!)
Kelly and her staff are downright awesome! We received emails monthly about any changes around the farm, to their policies, and any upcoming open house events (I took advantage of those open houses as they highlighted local services that were in the surrounding area.) If we had any questions Kelly was always great about getting back to us in a timely manner. ...She also kept us up to date about what was needed from our end to help them make it a day to remember for us.
Even after the wedding weekend they continued with their stellar customer service by checking in with us the day after to make sure we didn't have any remaining questions.
Overall, we couldn't have dreamt of a better venue. They say they will treat you like family and they truly do, in the best way possible! I have been recommending Golden Oak Farm to every new bride!
They made the best day we could have imagined, stress free and enjoyable for my husband(!!) and I." Chuck + Tony, 2017
"My wedding day here was an absolute dream. Their Creekside site was essentially a realization of the wedding I imagined as a kid. I never thought my wedding day would be so smooth and stress free, but their facility provided. Some of my family and friends grew up on working farms and they all came up to me to tell me how impressed they were with the work done here to transform this farm, and I agree!! When we first booked, our ceremony site hadn’t been developed yet it was only an area being considered. Talk about some hard workers. And Kelly has one of the warmest and most caring souls I’ve ever met. She officiated our wedding and wrote beautiful, personal vows for us. I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) have asked for anything different. That day has become my new definition of perfect." Patra + Max, 2017
"My son got married Oct 28, we had the rehearsal in the pavilion which was perfect. The weather did not cooperate Fri & Sat, but it still turned out to be beautiful. We had the ceremony, outside which was perfect and provided blankets for the guests. The reception was in the lower part of the barn was chill. Probably should of had that in the pavilion, but the rustic look was amazing and what we wanted. We had the dance in the barn, we could of used a few more heaters but it still turned out fabulous. Kelly and Max were willing to help us with anything. The house was amazing, the wedding party stayed the whole weekend which was very cozy. I would give the venue a 10." Mother of Groom, 2017
"The Golden Oak Farm is one of the most magical places in MN! Not only are the llamas fun, but the grounds make for countless photo opportunities. Needless to say this venue is gorgeous. The bridal suite makes it so easy to get ready with all your girls, and the pool table room is a good hideaway for the guys. I loved that there was space that our wedding party could stay the night. No need to worry about drinking and driving or finding an Uber. I would recommend The Golden Oak Farm to anyone looking for a unique, beautiful, and fun venue for their wedding. Kelly is so personable and great to work with!" Hannah + Peter, 2017
"We truly couldn't have asked for a better venue and a better day! I can't tell you how many compliments we got during the entire day of how great this space was. If you are creative like me, you have free reign to really make this space your own. There is so much gorgeous space to utilize. We got married creekside and it was straight out of a dream! I will be forever grateful for finding this gem of a farm to host our special day. From the beautiful outdoor ceremony spot, the outdoor bar, dinner spot, and the barn we had the dance in you just can't go wrong. Everything flowed so perfectly! Not to mention, the LLAMAS! LLAMAS! LLAMAS! My husband and I got in the pen with them and got some amazing photos! Our wedding guests couldn't get enough of them either! Made for some great laughs and most of the llamas got in a selfie or two! Months leading up to the wedding she emailed us with any updates the farm had made, which just made us that more excited! Like I said, I will forever treasure this perfect space. We can't thank Golden Oak Farm enough for everything. I would highly recommend this space to any new bride & groom!" Tarynn + Matt, 2017
"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 within 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."