Rubies & Rust Wedding Barn
23961 Kittson Blvd
Belle Plaine, MN 56011  | map
Services: Ceremony, Reception
Catering: Outside vendors welcome
Maximum capacity: 150
 
 
 
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5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Sallie 2 Reviews
I found Rubies & Rust online. My groom and i fell in love at first sight when we went out to the farm! Cindy was simply lovely to work with. We went out to visit and later to plan several times; she was always very accommodating.
The surroundings of this farm make it a magical place; we had the opportunity to use many different areas of the farm and house. Cindy was very open to our ideas, catering needs as well as live music. She also became our officiant--lots of tears!! We could have had the choice to have our ceremony outside right up to 15 minutes prior to our start time--she had the capability to make it work!
We did get married in the loft--it was alittle chilly on our October night! The atmosphere upstairs is breathtaking in the evening! our photos are incredible, our dinner and reception went off without a hitch...all thanks to a wonderful host. Thank you so much, Cindy! Can we get married again??
Wedding: 10/19/2013
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Unique Services (Other)
0.3 out of 5.0
0.3/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  1.5
  • Responsiveness:  0.0
  • Professionalism:  0.0
  • Value:  0.0
  • Flexibility:  0.0

Private User 1 Reviews
Beautiful and fun place but very very disappointed and think these owners/planners are very unprofessional! We went to this venue last night for a wedding and the owners were rude and ridiculous! They made the groom turn the music off at 10 PM and then made everyone pick up before they left Which I can understand but to make the wedding party pick up the chairs from the outside ceremony I think is absolutely ridiculous! Cleanup should be included in the rental fee!! And then the week before the wedding they sprung on the bride and groom that they had to have some kind of insurance... Any kind of fee or requirement should be upfront at the time of rental! If I were the couple I would have been livid!!!!
Rubies & Rust Wedding Barn responded with the following comments:
Here are the facts:

1) "made the groom turn the music off at 10 PM" - the rental is until 10pm.

2) "made everyone pick up before they left" - clean up is not included in the rental.

3) "to make the wedding party pick up the chairs from the outside ceremony" - set up / tear down (of our FREE chairs) is not included in the rental. The owner even helped with the tear down even though she didn't have to.

4) "Cleanup should be included in the rental fee" - that is a matter of agreement between the renter and the owner and this agreement didn't include it. Anything can be included in the rental fee, but the fee would reflect that.

5) "the week before the wedding they sprung on the bride and groom that they had to have some kind of insurance" - they were REMINDED of it a week before the wedding, they were TOLD about it before they rented (in writing; we archive all our emails specifically for this purpose).

6) "Any kind of fee or requirement should be upfront at the time of rental" - we agree, that is exactly the case here.

7) "If I were the couple I would have been livid" - Both the bride (Krystle) and the groom (Jesse) wrote their reviews here and, as you can see, they were quite happy with us.
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
4.8 out of 5.0
4.8/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  4.5
  • Flexibility:  4.5
I got married at Rubies & Rust and thought everything about it was excellent!! Couldn't of been happier about the day!
Wedding: 09/20/2013
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
4.1 out of 5.0
4.1/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  4.0
  • Responsiveness:  4.0
  • Professionalism:  3.5
  • Value:  4.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
We fell in love the first moment we walked in. Our wedding and ceremony turned out amazing. It was reasonably priced. It was beautiful and had so many neat touches. We couldn't have been happier with the out come. It was exactly what we had envisioned for our wedding day. It wad great to have the house to use to get ready in! We were aloud to use anything in the barn too decorate. The only negative was not having a restroom attached for the older grandparents. Loved every minute!!!
Wedding: 08/04/2013
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
4.4 out of 5.0
4.4/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  3.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  4.0
Wonderful venue! It had the most beautiful decor already there and a very friendly owner. The best part of this venue is that they are willing to let you decorate all you want. Cindy, the owner, is very quick at responding to emails and is open to meeting when you need to. This venue is new and is still working out the kinks, but in time will be established in terms of legalities. To be honest it was sometimes a bit confusing about what was required of us such as what licenses were needed and when. However, I had a very good experience overall and would recommend this venue to any wedding party looking for a barn.
Wedding: 07/20/2013
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
4.2 out of 5.0
4.2/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  4.0
  • Responsiveness:  4.0
  • Professionalism:  4.5
  • Value:  4.5
  • Flexibility:  4.0
This was a FABULOUS venue for us. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it and knew we had to have our wedding here. All of our guests loved it also. The barn is set-up so nice that you don't even need decorations because it would just detract from the look. The owner was great to work with. I will say that there are some pieces that make it a bit challenging as it is a new venue, but for us these challenges weren't worth choosing a different sight. I think as time goes by the issues will be fixed, it's a new venue so still in the process of getting some of the kinks worked out. For us, the biggest issues were no A/C and no handicap access to the reception area. Aside from these two issues, this is a great site!
Wedding: 06/22/2013
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
1.8 out of 5.0
1.8/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  3.0
  • Responsiveness:  2.5
  • Professionalism:  1.0
  • Value:  1.5
  • Flexibility:  1.0

Private User 1 Reviews
Its like renting a car, and having the company ride with you in the passenger seat. Controlling, judging, crazy. The ownerwill follow you around, and tell you to take your shoes off. I was a guest at this wedding, and embarrassed for these owners.
Rubies & Rust Wedding Barn responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your criticism, we are sorry that you had a bad experience at Rubies & Rust. We don't normally do winter weddings, and our reaction to snow and rocks being spread all over the old wooden floor in the house could have been better. We have since fixed the situation.
As for our constant presence - no facility operates without the staff being present; we apologize if this went against your expectations.

Rubies & Rust
Wedding: 1+ year ago
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
4.9 out of 5.0
4.9/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  4.5
I absolutely LOVED my experience with the barn, the house, and the owners. Rubies and Rust was incredibly helpful, responsive, flexible and a total delight to work with. We chose the venue because of not only all it offered, but because of the unique style.

The barn is decorated beautifully, so there is no need to stress about that aspect. My sister recently was married and wished she had found a space like this, as she spent the entire day before her wedding stressing and decorating the venue instead of relaxing and enjoying herself.

Since our wedding, guests constantly tell us it was the best, most fun, and most unique wedding they had ever been to. Rubies and Rust provided everything I wanted for my wedding AND MORE.

There is one review that was written by a guest at our wedding and I did not experience anything of that nature. As a bride, I liked having the owner around during the day and thought she was a great support (helping with clean-up and the overall flow of the event).

As I said, I absolutely loved my experience and would recommend this venue any day!

--Lindsey W.
Wedding: 12/08/2012
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
I attended Lisa and Tom’s wedding and was blown away by the venue. Rubies & Rust’s staff was very attentive and service oriented. The farm setting and the barn, filled with antiques and a wonderful collection of odds and ends, was a joy to experience. I loved talking with old friends in what I would describe as an intimate setting in a large barn. The wedding ceremony was held on the second floor and the officiant was amazing.

I highly recommend this venue to anyone!
Wedding: 04/29/2012
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
 
 
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