THE BARN AT BALLARD CREEK

weddings & gatherings

The Barn at Ballard Creek Experience

It's an instant head over heels.

The beautiful barn, exquisite granary, oak filled forest and endless country views are just a few features that make the Barn at Ballard Creek such a unique and peaceful setting for your dream day. 


One visit and you'll know. We're the one.  

YOUR WEDDING

BriAnne Elizabeth Photography

With rich, warm lumber and a gorgeous lofty feel, your wedding will truly be a day that you and your guests will never forget.

The Barn at Ballard Creek is just minutes from Mankato and is surrounded by gently rolling hills, pastures with the most picturesque long horn cattle, two beautiful cocktail hour patios,  manicured lawns, pastures and wildflowers.  With the most stunning Cape Cod style climate-controlled Bridal Cottage and Finnish Log Cabin, you might never want to leave!  

The countryside barn, built in 1905, will awe you with its 30' tall rafters, rough cut beams and historic charm.

Our Location: Less than 15 minutes from Mankato, which makes finding a great hotel so convenient and easy!
Our Staff: Our full service staff is here to help from Day 1.  We provide wedding planning resources, preferred vendor lists and support while you plan and prep. 
The Experience: A Stress Free Wedding Experience in the countryside with the most peaceful vibes.  Brides not only love the bridal cottage, barn and cabin, but love being able to interact with the chickens and long horn cattle and enjoy being surrounded by open meadows!  
 

Venue Highlights, Services and Amenities 

YOUR WEDDING 

Why Brides Love US:

SERVICES

Amenities

It is your big day and we do it all so you can enjoy every second!
-Ceremony set up and tear down
-Cocktail hour set up and tear down
-Reception tables and chairs set up and tear down
-Clean up throughout the entire wedding
-Full Service Staff who checks in throughout the day to make sure you have everything you need and to make sure no detail is forgotten
-Communication throughout your entire planning journey to help support you.   


-Main Barn Loft + New Attached Restrooms
-The Lower Level Barn Parlor
-Climate Controlled Bridal Cottage
-Private Dressing Room and Bathroom
-Additional Getting Ready Cabin
-On-Site Parking
-Two Social Hour Patios
-REAL Ivy Wall
-Oak and Meadow Ceremony Site
-The Romantic Woods for Photographs
-Cross, Octagon Arch and Traditional Arch
-Tables, Chairs, Large Hutch + Vintage Buffet
-Whiskey Barrels and Spools

WEDDING gALLERIES

-anissa & Lukas

The Barn at Ballard Creek was the perfect place for our wedding! Beautiful venue and the owners were great to work with. They made our day the best it could be!

-LINDA & TIM

Loved, loved, loved Lindsey, Tim and Ballard Creek! They were so great to work with and very detail oriented. Our event was beautiful due to the fabulous location and the passionate owners! We are so thankful for them and their willingness to share this venue with us!

Southern Minnesota's best kept secret.

- ANNETTE BURE PHOTOGRPAHY

Words can not express how grateful we are for Lindsey and her family! Lindsey is so great to work with, responsive and helpful with every step in the wedding planning process. Their venue is gorgeous and surrounded by the most beautiful landscape! Thank you for making our wedding day perfect! 

- Max & Mindy

LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! My husband and I just had our wedding here in June and it was an absolute dream!! It's such a beautiful venue with an outdoorsy feel, and it was even fun to see chickens running around. The barn is vintage yet classy, only adding to the whole farm look. The bridal suite was so stunning- so nice for us to get ready before the ceremony, and even great for taking pictures inside too. Lindsey, the hostess, is quite awesome and is so helpful to the bride and family by asking detailed questions limiting stress for later. She is also just super friendly and easy talk to. Lindsey and her family also put in so much hard work to be sure my day turned out as a dream, and they did AWESOME. I highly recommend this place, not only as a wedding venue, but for other fun events as well! :)

-Paige & tim

The Barn at Ballard Creek is an AMAZING venue, perfect for any rustic chic wedding! From the beautifully restored historic barn to the cottage designed for any wedding party to get ready in style to the gorgeous picture-perfect grounds, it is wedding ready! I was lucky enough to photograph an engagement session here a couple weeks ago, and I cannot wait to go back! If you are looking for a south central Minnesota wedding venue, you cannot go wrong with the Barn at Ballard Creek!

-Kayla Lee Photography

2024

2025

SMALL GATHERINGS + NON-SATURDAYS

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Saturday: $7,500

Saturday: $6,500

Photos: Makayla Rae Photography

Desserts: Lush Cakes

Styling + Florals: Amber Terese Events 

2022 PRICING + DETAILS

May - OCtober

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- Venue Rental Fee -
Friday: $4,000, Saturday: $4,500, Sunday: $3,500

- Food and Beverage -
 All food and beverages must be supplied, arranged and prepared by A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality. 

- Event Rental Times -
Friday - Saturday 10:00am – 12:00am
Sunday - 10:00am – 10:00pm

- Wedding Coordination - 
The facility does not have any day of wedding coordinator staff on site but highly recommends one and can recommend some fantastic coordinators! 

- Parking - Onsite parking is available on the east side of facility.

- Insurance - Renter is responsible for obtaining wedding event policy insurance and naming Ballard Creek LLC as the additional insured for liability. We can provide you with some great insurance options. 

WHAT's INCLUDED

- Use of historic parlor on the first floor of the renovated barn and property grounds
- Onsite Ceremony, wooden arch and pews
- Portable restrooms with optional upgrades
- Tables and Chairs
- On-site parking
- Large display hutch, vintage buffet, whiskey barrels, spools and lanterns
- Electrical use for the band and DJ
- Climate Controlled Wedding Cottage with a full restroom




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57480 169th Street

Good Thunder, MN 56037

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lindsey@thebarnatballardcreek.com

650.704.0471

Open by appointment only. 

PHOTO CREDITS FOR HEADLINE IMAGES:
Jenny Russell Photography, Makayla Rae Photography, Jessica Sauck Photography