The Michel family homesteaded these 97 acres in 1885 and is registered as a Missouri Century Farm. We are proud to say that it still remains in the family with us, Jeff and Heather as the fourth Michel's to own this property since 1885. We value family and the time spent together building memories. We would love to share the heritage of our special place with you as you branch off your family trees to become one and begin a lifetime of memories.
"Where hearts & heritage come together"
Weddings at the Homestead provides a rustic, yet beautiful setting for your special day. Let your imagination run wild with what you can create with an authentic 1848 timber framed barn and an outdoor fireplace circa 1880's. We offer several locations on the property so that you may design the wedding day of your dreams. There are rolling hills, flat grassy meadows, and a creek side valley with a waterfall. The beauty of so many choices, is that your wedding will be your own unique vision whether it's a large outdoor or tented affair, barn wedding or reception, or a small intimate gathering.
Our family has lovingly restored the 1848 timber framed barn with help from the Amish. The back doors open wide onto our large hayfield to provide a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding ceremony. The front faces the bridal cabin, which has also been fully restored, circa 1888. The barn could be used for the ceremony or you may choose to use it for a reception and throw open the doors to dance under the stars! You may choose a wedding in the holler, which is a perfect setting with a small running creek and open meadow surrounded by trees and bluffs as well as an authentic, restored cabin, circa 1860’s, fully equipped with a charming outhouse. This little spot is heaven on earth and feels like you are hundreds of miles from civilization. There are many possible sites where large tents can be used for your ceremony or reception with or without combination of the barn, depending on your vision and the size of your wedding.