Our Passion is You
We never set out to be "in the wedding business."
We're dreamers, but even in our wildest dreams, we never expected to own a wedding and celebration venue. It happened when several sweet couples found our farm, fell in love, and persuaded us to open our 125 year old farm for their wedding day. We quickly learned that these couples had become part of our family story. That is pretty special.
We believe it's important to share with couples the story of how we came to host weddings. Because we didn't set out to open a sought-after wedding venue, we don't have a team of investors with expectations or a quota for the number of weddings we have to book each year. We host weddings and celebrations because we love sharing our farm with couples who love it too.
We are a family and staff that genuinely cares about you and the details of your big day, and a venue that consistently earns glowing reviews for going above and beyond. We believe firmly you aren't a "number" or a "package". When you get married at Haue Valley, you become part of our story and part of our family.
Since we opened to the public in 2014 the venue has grown into something we never imagined. We've listened to our couples and have done our best to make improvements each and every year. From the soaring ceiling, to the beautiful wood beams cut from cedar on our family farm, the romance of a cracking fire in the stone fireplace, and the view from the patio of the 246 acre farm, every decision has been made with one of the biggest days in your life in mind.
We are blessed so many couples have allowed us to play a small part in their big day. We hope to have the opportunity to play a small part in yours too.
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 246 acres and is well-cared for by Edith’s son and daughter-in-law, Bill & Linda McLaren, and grandchildren, Kristin and Derek Binford and Kesha and Ryan Nichols. Many days you can also find the sixth generation of the Haue Valley team running around the farm, Cole age 2.5. This is very much a family operation, and folks who get married here become a part of our family.
To date Haue Valley has hosted more than 100 large celebrations at the farm. In addition to hosting weddings, corporate, and charity events, the Haue Valley farm is home to a herd of cattle cared for by the McLaren family. To learn more about our beef visit CrookedCreekBeef.com.