the venue

Our rustic wedding venue near St. Louis offers:

  • the new, yet rustic, barn style building, with beautiful textured concrete floors and fabulous cedar wood beams cut from the Haue Valley Farm
  • large patio overlooking the property's three lakes
  • large bar area
  • indoor bathrooms
  • brides and grooms dressing area
  • wheel chair accessibility and parking
  • caterer's prep area including an commercial sink and refrigerator
  • rustic items to borrow such as round cedar planks for centerpieces
  • tables and upgraded white wedding chairs to seat 200
  • easy access to nearby hotels for out-of-town guests (approximately one mile)
  • a spectacular view of the 250 acre Haue Valley farm
  • optional linen package

A Century in the Making

In the late 1800's the Haue Family left Europe for America and upon entering the country, the Danish name Haue was changed to Howe.  Fred and Caroline Howe purchased an 80 acre farm just west of the Mississippi river in Pacific, MO. 

The farm was passed down to the Howe children, where John Howe loved and cared for the farm deeply throughout his life. John grafted trees and planted thousands of daffodils that can still be seen on the farm today.  He even won a silver medal in the 1904 World's Fair for his wine grapes before passing the farm down to his niece, Edith, who also deeply cherishes the family farm. 

The Farm Today

Today the farm has grown to include 250 acres and  is well-cared for by Edith’s son and daughter-in-law, Bill & Linda McLaren, and grandchildren, Kristin Binford and Kesha Nichols. 

Bill and Linda raise the family’s herd of cattle on the Haue Valley farm and another nearby century family farm, Crooked Creek.

Our Family Beef

For more information regarding Crooked Creek Beef raised by the McLaren/Howe family, please visit: