The Mayowood Stone Barn is a wonderful venue for a rustic barn wedding, but instead of the typical wooden barn walls, the century-old buildings are made from stone! This makes for one-of-a-kind wedding photos, on a historic property, not far from the heart of Rochester, MN.
If you’re from the Rochester area, you’re definitely familiar with the Mayo Clinic, a medical center employing thousands in the area, which ranks as the best hospital in the nation for 2019-2020 by U.S. News and World Report. The Mayo brothers, Charles and William, founded the Mayo Clinic, and the grounds Mayowood Stone Barn sits is a portion of the 3,000 acres of the original Mayo family farm. Charles initiated the expansion of the property the Mayowood Stone Barn sits on today, and he and his wife designed the space events that are held in still today. Their inspiration was pulled from the equestrian-style barns in Europe, with stables hosting the many horses and ponies the mayo family-owned.
Along with dances and carnivals, the mayo family hosted a few weddings on the property, and we know the family would be please to know many lucky couples are able to host their wedding on the property still today!
The Mayowood Stone Barn Photos
The main barn fits up to 300 guests, and the first floor (The Carriageway) is the perfect spot for a wedding dinner and dance. The second floor of the Main Barn, The Loft, has an intimate setting, compared to the open concept first floor.
Groom’s Room and Bridal Suite
Having separate spots for the groom and groomsmen and the bride and her bridesmaids is sometimes underrated. This perk is amazing, and helps for a smooth transition from getting ready, to first look, and wedding parties with no transportation needed! The Mayowood Barn has both a Grooms Room and the Bridle Room. The Bridle Room was originally where bridles, horses’ headgear, reins, and straps, were stored.
The Maywood Barn Property
From the 300-year-old Oak Tree to the firepit and spacious lawns, this historic property is stunning!
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