Here's the most honest review I can give:
The barn itself? GORGEOUS. The association lets you decorate however you want, and it's inexpensive ($700)
Organization? Horrendous. Please be warned - - their coordinator Michelle (must be new to this whole thing) does not know what she is doing. Incredibly hard to get a hold of since she works several jobs. She DOUBLE BOOKED my wedding day and didn't tell me until it was too late to switch my vendors. I got the boot b/c she failed to tell me that another couple already had my date. I did get my money back, but I was totally heartbroken. They didn't even say they were sorry. PLEASE BE WARNED. You'll have to be on their a$$ from the second you want to turn in the contracts :(
The Festhalle was great- you get to rent it from Wednesday through Monday, which gave us ample time to set up and tear down, and gave us a venue for the Rehearsal Dinner on Friday night and the gift opening on Sunday. The only downside: no air conditioning. But it was still great even in the heat, and we made it work.
Wonderful rustic old barn in the heart of the Amana Colonies. Guests can stay in Amana and visit all the shops during free time. The Festhalle allows you to access the barn as early as Wednesday for set up. This was a life saver, we were able to get everything set up without being rushed. The key was returned Sunday night which allowed for clean up all day Sunday.
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