Historic John P. Furber Farm Reviews

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40 Reviews for Historic John P. Furber Farm

Recommended by 96% of couples

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Maggie

    Maggie · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
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    10/12/2019 Wedding Review

    Wow, I don't know where to begin when I start typing this review. If you are looking for a rustic, beautiful, and barn styled venue, then John P. Furber Farm is the place for you. There are many barn venues in Minnesota, but what makes John P. Furber Farm, so unique from the other venues is the owners Angi and Wayne Butt. No words can truly express my gratitude and appreciation for them and the other staff at John P. Furber Farm. When I booked my venue back in February 2018, the second I walked through the door, I was greeted with a big smile. Angi is one of the warmest and welcoming people I have ever met. She makes you feel right at home the second you step through their beautiful doors.

    Throughout the tour, I had numerous questions, and she would genuinely stop and take the time to answer them. She wanted to make sure all of my questions were clarified. What I loved most about the tour was how honest Angi was. There were no hidden fees with the barn; all the prices were listed and what extras you need to pay (insurance, Dj, food, drink, etc..). She did not pressure or scare us into booking, and she honestly presented the barn and left us with the decision if we wanted this to be our special place for our wedding. Due to the beauty of the barn and Angi's kindness, we instantly booked the venue, and it was the best decision we have ever made.

    John P. Furber Farm was the perfect venue for our wedding day!! The barn was easy to decorate because it is so gorgeous you don't need to add much. Throughout the whole night of the wedding, our guests could not get over how breathtaking the venue was. Guests were also fans of the kids and the game room (which is a massive bonus if you are planning on having kids and high schoolers at your wedding). The kids and game room made for perfect spots for people to go to if they did not want to dance. I must also note that the game room was not supposed to be ready in time for our wedding, but because Angi and Wayne knew how excited I was about that feature, they had it opened and ready to go!

    Another beautiful feature of the barn is the bridal suite. Oh my goodness, I have never seen such a stunning place!! It was a fantastic space to get ready, enjoy a mimosa, and take pictures. The barn is full of perfect spots for photos, but my favorites were on the stairs with the wedding party coming down. They also redid a space in front of the barn that would be great if you have your ceremony on site. They also have the ceremony space in the back that is equally, if not more beautiful with all the trees. We took many photos back there as well. It is truly a stunning place to have your wedding day!

    We had the most magical and perfect wedding day, and it is all because we chose to have our day at John P. Furber Farm. I cannot rave enough about Angi and Wayne. Yes, we only knew each other through emails (which they respond to ASAP, like you ask a question and they get back to you within hours, none of this waiting days to hear back), open houses, and final walkthrough but by the end of our wedding journey, they felt like family. Seriously, they both have hearts of gold. For example, one day, my mom and I were driving passed the venue because it is so beautiful, and I wanted to get some ideas for my upcoming wedding. Wayne saw us outside, and immediately walked over to our car and started talking with us. He told us to come in and take measurements or do whatever we needed to do. We said no, we are just looking because we love the venue so much. Wayne proceeded to spend over an hour talking to us, and it even was raining! Who does that? Oh yeah, the staff at John P. Furber Farm because they ACTUALLY care about you and want your day to be as beautiful as you have dreamt it!
    Another example of their kindness is when we got to the barn on our wedding day. My family was helping bring in decor and other items we needed for setting up, and here comes Wayne and one of his friends to help us unload and get the pieces into the barn. He did not have to do that, but because he cares about his brides, grooms, and their families, he wanted to make sure he could do whatever he could to make the day easier on us. Angi and Wayne are delightful owners who love what they do. They care for people and want to make your wedding day something you will cherish forever. With my whole heart, I highly recommend and encourage you to book your wedding at John P. Furber Farm. You will have the most incredible experience ever, and maybe even gain two new family members as we did. Thank you again, Angi and Wayne. We are beyond blessed that you two and your barn came into our lives!

    Sent on 10/24/2019

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    We can't thank you enough Maggie for being so special to us on your day! Your review reminds us why we chose to work so hard in making our barn a dream for our couples!
  • Josh

    Josh Fox · Married on 09/14/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Amazing Day

    Everything about working with the Historic John P. Furber Farm was amazing. The owners and staff were so helpful and they went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding day was perfect. They made the whole process as simple as possible and answered all of our questions and helped ease our stress in preparation for our special day. I would highly recommend seeing this truly one of a kind venue first hand as words cant describe how thoughtfully and beautifully the barn has been converted and how stunning the surrounding grounds are.

    Sent on 10/24/2019

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Josh and Jenny! It was a beautiful day for an amazing couple! We can't thank you enough for choosing our barn for your special day!
  • Annie

    Annie Rzepecki · Married on 09/14/2019

    5.0
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    Blown away

    What a spectacular venue! The unique photo spots, the new ceremony site on the front lawn, the getting ready spaces, and spectacular reception space blew everyone away. The staff was great to work with as well!

    Sent on 11/13/2019
  • Angie

    angie · Married on 06/22/2019

    5.0
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    Beautiful Day

    John P. Furber Farm was the perfect location for our wedding. My husband and I love the outdoors and combining that with the rustic yet elegant barn was a dream. Minimal decorating was necessary because the barn is beautiful on its own. We invited children to our wedding and this was the perfect location for them to dance, explore, and play lawn games... as well as the adults too! The day went by seamlessly and our guests raved about the location.

    Sent on 07/14/2019

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Angie! We are blessed to have families with small children like yours celebrate your special day!
  • Claire

    Claire · Married on 02/09/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    we LOVED this venue!

    We fell in love with Furber Farm from the moment we pulled up to the property. Angi and Wayne have beautifully crafted the perfect wedding venue. The warmth, fun, and beauty that this venue emits is a feeling that we didn't feel anywhere else (and we looked at quite a few places!). We loved being able to utilize the bride and groom suites to get ready with our wedding party the morning of, have our pup be a part of our indoor wedding ceremony, and work with Angi to have our ceremony layout the long way in the barn instead of the usual 'short way'! We got married in February and Angi was mopping up the muddy/wet floors of the barn before the ceremony started so it would look perfect for our guests - we can't say enough great things about this venue!

    Sent on 02/25/2019

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very, very much Claire! We enjoyed having your family and friends celebrate your day at the Furber Farm! We never know what Mother Nature is going to throw at us, but we love doing what we do! Have a beautiful honeymoon celebration!
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    Jessica · event on: 10/30/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    This venue was beautiful! So helpful for our event and great space on both top and main level. Fun atmosphere and very accommodating for all the guests! The owners are so kind and helpful.

    Sent on 03/29/2018
  • Mackenzie

    Mackenzie · Married on 10/27/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Loved John P. Furber Farm

    The beauty of this barn is what we fell in love with. The owners, Angi and Wayne have done a fantastic job making this a beautiful place for weddings. They are extremely organized and put together. Although there is no day of coordinator they were able to give recommendations of who they feel is best. Diana, the manager was there at the beginning of the day making sure everything was where we needed it. The communication with our personal attendant the day of was nice to have. They have two exclusive vendors (DJ & catering) who were both wonderful. Everything was set up just as we asked and wanted. What's great about the barn is that there is both an indoor and outdoor ceremony option- perfect for our late October wedding. We had great communication throughout our year long engagement and plenty of opportunities to visit the barn. We only received wonderful compliments from our guests the day of. Everyone loved the barn, we are so thankful we found this place.

    Sent on 11/15/2018

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Mackenzie! We really appreciate your accolades to us and that your day was so very special and amazing too!
  • Britany

    Britany · Married on 09/29/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Gorgeous Venue

    My Husband and I were set on a barn wedding and after taking a tour of the Historic John P. Furber Farm we we're sold. The venue is absolutely amazing, they did an amazing job restoring it. Our guests wouldn't stop complimenting how beautiful the venue is. It had everything we wanted, multiple ceremony sites, in house bar and even a kitchen for the catering company, bridal and groom suites to get ready, and amazing decor! Angi and Wayne were so helpful and were amazing to work with. We couldn't have asked for a more amazing wedding!

    Sent on 10/20/2018

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Britany! We loved having you two with your family and friends celebrate at the Furber Farm!
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    Catherine · Married on 09/21/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    I had my wedding at John P Furber barn a few weeks ago and I can tell you booking that venue was the best decision. After having a sour taste in our mouth after an experience with a different twin cities barn meeting with Angi and touring John P Furber was a joyful experience. Since the first meeting Angi was friendly, informative and easy to work with. I can honestly say that with all the stress of planning a wedding she made it so much easier and enjoyable for me. Not to mention the barn is beautiful and has so many additional perks that make it a truly special place. Our day went off with no issues and we had so many compliments about how amazing our venue was. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

    Sent on 10/11/2018

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very, very much Catherine! We are truly blessed to have beautiful couples like Matt and you enjoying your celebration with family and friends.
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    Brittany · Married on 08/11/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    This was the first venue my husband and I toured when searching for a venue. We toured one more venue, but our hearts were set on Furber! Angi and Wayne and their staff were wonderful to work with, gave an informative tour of the venue, and are constantly working to improve their barn. Their hard work does not go unnoticed, during our wedding and even after we got MANY compliments on how gorgeous the venue was for both the ceremony and reception. The venue has a natural beauty that does not need a lot of decor to make it beautiful which is one of the reasons my husband and I were drawn to it. The ceremony site is beautiful overlooking the valley and could not have asked for a better spot to get married! Thank you Angi and Wayne for the opportunity to have our wedding in Furber because everyone truly had the greatest time. If you want an unforgettable venue, this is it!

    Sent on 08/27/2018

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Brittany! We are so glad your family and friends had a wonderful time!
  • J

    Jessica · Married on 07/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Beautiful venue, lots of space to work with! The ceremony site is amazing. The owners are easy to work with!

    Sent on 12/06/2017

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Jessica!
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    Brandon · Married on 07/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    The venue is absolutely stunning! Wayne and Angie the owners are great people and they are very easy going. If anyone wants to get married at a breathtaking place definitely come to John P. Furber farm

    Sent on 12/06/2017

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you Brandon!
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    Kendrah · Married on 07/20/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    The barn was absolutely gorgeous for our special day! Super cute and unique layout, spacious site, and the owners are incredible to work with. It truly was an unforgettable day!

    Sent on 07/26/2018

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Kendrah! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful!
  • E

    Eileen · Married on 12/29/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Awesome venue!! Beautiful, elegant, and clean! Bridal suite has everything needed to get ready, Barn is beautiful in its self! I couldn’t have been happier! ❤️

    Sent on 01/21/2018

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much! Your wedding was so beautiful!
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    Nikki · Married on 10/31/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    The farm was amazing for our event! They thought of everything layout and decor wise, and the barn is truly breathtaking! The second floor was perfect for the laid back crowd wanting to relax and observe everything going on, and we loved the personal touches they added decor wise. We also loved working with the owners - so sweet and helpful, and made everything easy for us! Would easily recommend them to others for weddings and events!

    Sent on 03/29/2018

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Nikki! We loved working with you and your family!
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    Ashley · Married on 08/12/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    We just had our wedding here on August 12th and it was hands down the best day of our lives. Angi and Wayne were so easy to work with. We are so blessed that we got to get married at such a beautiful venue!

    Sent on 10/04/2017

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Ashley! Your wedding was so beautiful!
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    Sheresa · Married on 07/08/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    My daughter was married and had her reception at the Historic John P Furber Farm on 7/8/2017. From the first contact, Angi and Wayne were quick to respond and open and available to questions we had throughout the wedding process. They are very professional and great to work with- a really wonderful couple that made us feel like part of their family, they truly wanted the wedding day to be perfect for us! They have a list of preferred vendors, which was very helpful, the vendors we used all worked together and made everything look better than we could have imagined! On the day of the wedding, Wayne and Angi were both on site to check in throughout the day to make sure we knew the codes to the bridal suite, all questions were answered and to let us know how to contact them if we needed anything. At the end of the night, they helped us pull off a surprise fireworks display for the guests and helped us clean up and gather our things. All of our guests LOVED the venue, the perfect blend of rustic elegance with plenty of room for our 275 guests to move around inside and play yard games in the front yard. Not to mention how great it was to have a barn venue that was air conditioned and comfortable on a hot July day! The Bridal Suite is absolutely beautiful we used the kitchenette and full bathroom with shower- plenty of mirrors and comfortable couches which made for a relaxing start to the day for the bridal party! I would highly recommend the Historic John P Furber Farm venue and Wayne and Angi for the perfect wedding experience- we could not have been happier with everything!

    Sent on 08/08/2017

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very, very much Sheresa! We loved being part of your extended family and enjoyed have everyone on our farm! We had so much fun watching the "love in the air"!
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    Timothy · Married on 03/11/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Wayne and Angi did an outstanding job for our wedding. Bent over backwards to accommodate us. We were married there on March 11, 2017. Barn was very warm (good thing in the winter), food was excellent through the caterer (This Little Piggy Catering) and the DJ was excellent as well (we had Dan from Adagio).

    Sent on 03/13/2017

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Tim and AnMarie! You were a blessing to have in our historic barn!
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    cody · Married on 03/11/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Awesome place to get married And your pictures will look amazing with the rustic look

    Sent on 03/12/2017

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much!
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    Rachel · Married on 12/16/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    I hadn't even seen a picture of this venue before pulling into the driveway but when I saw the white barn from the outside, I knew I had to see what was inside. Inside was even more beautiful! I was sold! My fiance and I signed our contract shortly after and had the absolute pleasure of working with Angi & Wayne for the next 11 months. They are very organized in their methods and very kind in their communication. The barn was beautiful, warm & toasty for our winter wedding, and Angi & Wayne were so nice to come check on us and make sure everything looked alright. They had done so much work on the inside over the course of the 11 months that it looked even better than the day we first saw it. There was even a Christmas tree we were able to use for our Winter Wonderland themed night. We received endless compliments on the venue about its natural beauty. We hardly paid anything for our decorations because the venue speaks for itself with the beautiful wood tables and chairs. The day was everything I'd hoped it to be and Angi & Wayne were amazing the entire way through, even inviting us to events they host at the venue and checking in with us throughout our engagement to see if we needed help with any vendors. We chose their preferred DJ and catering company and would do it again in a heartbeat. They chose their vendors carefully and I can see why--they're the best! No one had a bad thing to say the entire day/evening and we continue to hear how great the place was. If you're looking for a unique barn space with the "industrial chic" look, Angi & Wayne have just the place!! Check it out--chances are you'll cancel your other venue tours afterwards just like we did, and you will NOT regret it!

    Sent on 12/19/2016

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you so very, very much Rachel! We're so happy to have been part of your day with our historic barn! Blessings to you both!
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    Tina · Married on 08/13/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    My daughter used the John P. Furber Farm for her wedding reception a couple of weeks ago. Everyone was in awe of this beautiful place. This barn offers everything a bride and party needs to make this day a success. The bridal suite is not only beautiful, but spacious enough for professionals to do hair an make up on-site. The barn is so stunning, you can save a few hundred dollars by not decorating since there really is no need. The barn was open to us all day which gave us plenty of time for set up and hair/make up. The barn owners, Wayne and Angi were so helpful, whenever we had questions or needed anything, they were right there to help. Our experience with them for the last year and a half has been nothing but perfection. The day of the wedding, there was some confusion with the bar service and for whatever reason, it didn't appear we would have any. Wayne and Angi took control and within 15 minutes they had resolved the confusion and our bar service was on it's way. This wasn't their role or responsibility at all, but they just jumped in and helped out. They also were really great about explaining things about the barn we could do to help keep it cool and thank God it was indeed cool and comfortable as a result. They checked in on us throughout the day to make sure everything was working properly for us and were so excited to see us enjoy the barn and have a great day. They really were the kindest people and I felt like they were just more friends sharing our day. Such a great experience and I'm hoping more people we know use the venue so we can spend more time there. I would recommend it to anyone. If there is such a thing as a perfect venue - this is it.

    Sent on 08/25/2016
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    Alie · Married on 08/13/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    I don't even know where to begin. This venue is like no other. Sean and I booked this venue when it was dirt. It literally looked like they just took the cows out of the barn. But if you knew Angie and Wayne you would understand why we could make that kind of gamble. This couple has transformed this beautiful barn into something so special and unique. They were so helpful on the wedding day and the days leading up to it. The venue is perfect for a big or small crowd. There is plenty of space and plenty of ways to tweak things and make it your own! It has been so fun to see what every bride does differently for their own day. I think my absolute favorite part is that the barn itself is enough. Decorations are great but not even needed here. Of course every bride wants to design their own center pieces and put their own taste to things but I would have been just as happy walking into this place without doing a thing. The barn is beautiful enough as is. My entire family was impressed with its beauty and I'm so excited to see pictures of many weddings to come in this place. God bless this couple, God bless this venue, and God bless the future couples to experience it.

    Sent on 08/22/2016
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    Emily · Married on 07/23/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    We held our wedding here at the John P. Furber Farm on Saturday May 19th 2018. The entire day was a complete dream come true and every detail of the venue was absolutely perfect! We LOVED working with Wayne and Angi and we could not have asked for a better experience. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone and everyone who is looking for the perfect rustic venue to hold a special celebration. You will not be disappointed!!! Our experience in working with Wayne and Angi was 100% positive and they truly care about people and making sure every detail of your special event is handled properly. Their customer service and communication was over-the-top professional and always timely.

    Sent on 06/04/2018

    Historic John P. Furber Farm's reply:

    Thank you very much Emily! We are so thankful to have been a part of your very special day!
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    Ashley · Married on 07/16/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Angi and Wayne were wonderful to work with! They were very flexible and very responsive to all of our questions. This venue was truly amazing. Everyday I get people messaging me about how enchanting and incredible the venue is. I'm so happy I chose to have my wedding at the Furber Farm!! :)

    Sent on 07/22/2016
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    Kelsey · Married on 07/08/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    This venue was absolutely AMAZING!!!! So beautiful inside and outside! My wedding was July 8, 2016 and we had gorgeous weather, our ceremony outside and reception in the barn. Angi and Wayne Butt were so accommodating and was open to new ideas, so nice! We were able to have a bunch of lawn games out in the front and a lantern ceremony at night (80+). The most beautiful venue, and great space!

    Sent on 08/07/2016