Stevens Point barn doubling as wedding venue

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) — Just a few miles outside of Stevens Point you’ll find

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) — Just a few miles outside of Stevens Point you’ll find what may look like an ordinary barn, but inside is a site worthy of your special day.

“Well, it all started because I’m a young farmer and there was an opportunity,” says John Eron. He and his wife Melissa are the proud owners of Eron’s Event Barn, a space that has turned into a successful business for weddings, receptions, and other events, and also doubles as their own farm.

“Typically on the weekends, most of our weddings, as much as they like to have the open door kind of feel, there’s nothing like heat and air conditioning when you want it,” John says.

Last year, because of the pandemic, they were only able to hold a few limited-attendance ceremonies, which is not ideal for newlyweds who want to share their special moment with family.

But clearly, things are getting back on track. Back in 2016, they hosted just a handful of weddings. They’re now set to hold more than two dozen.

“It’s a lot more fun because our brides are so much less stressed, they know that they’re going to have their wedding, and they could really focus on the uniqueness of it,” Melissa says.

When the barn is ready for a reception, lights are draped from the ceiling and every party has its own look.

Last weekend, in anticipation of ‘Star Wars’ Day, as in “May the 4th be with you,” the wedding party had bouquets made out of light sabers and book pages. This, a prime example of how willing the Erons are to cater to their brides.

Just to be back in the grind of getting the place ready consistently for their brides and grooms is a sigh of relief for them.

“We always say at the end to these couples that it’s your marriage that’s the important part, not necessarily the party, but gathering all your friends and family. Those are the things that your guests are going to remember,” Melissa says.

They also say the venue is fully booked through early November and are now primarily focused on scheduling for 2023.