Barn Guestbook Archive: October — December 2002

I represent the Coopersville Farm Museum in Downtown Coopersville Michigan. We have a beautiful 1 year old facility here that is available for receptions, meetings, etc. We have been booking wedding receptions as we offer the rural feeling many are looking for, but with a very polished and light look to it. We have a great set-up for caterers or do-it-yourself-cooks. Call or e-mail me or LeeAnn for further information. Rates are VERY reasonable as the purpose of the museum is preservation of this heritage. (616)997-8555.
Cindy Timmerman <>
Coopersville, MI USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 08:08:23 (CDT)

I am planning to build a new barn patterned off the Seager barn in Osceola County, Michigan (see It will be approx 40'x60'. Does anybody have plans or helpful tips on building these curved arch trusses? Thanks, DD
David Dean <>
Suttons Bay, MI USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 12:00:52 (CDT)

Hello- I too am looking for a barn to rent for a weding reception in new york, new jersey, or connecticut. We are planning a square dance and bar b que. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
laura <>
brooklyn, ny USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 14:08:15 (CDT)

we are leasing a 12 acre parcel to restore and maintain as a family farm. the barn is in need of repair and we are looking for funding to help with the costs. where can we get some help.
mark smallwood <>
greenwich, ct USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 05:47:30 (CDT)

I'm looking for a barn to rent for a wedding in either PA, NJ, or NY. Please email me if you know of one.
Nikki DeFeo <>
Allentown, PA USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 14:18:46 (CDT)

I am looking for a Barn to host a wedding reception in during the early fall of 2003. NorthernMaryland and Southern Pennsylvania would be preferred. If anyone knows of any please let me know. Thank You
Sarah Crum <>
Hanover, Pa USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 15:47:18 (CDT)

I am also looking for a barn for a wedding reception in the Chicagoland area. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
Kathy <>
Elgin, IL USA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 11:30:40 (CDT)

Hi, My wife Betty and myself Just finished restoring a 1890 barn. it is 36 X 84 we renailed every thing and put 7/16 O.S.B. board over the roof boards and then put painted white steel on the roof. On the sides we put painted red steel after renailing all the old boards the old boards were in too bad of condition to do any thing else but cover them. I used about 150 lbs of three inch twist gal.nails and 50lbs. of 8 comon gal nails a good share of the nails were rusted off. This barn is on my farm in Delaware Twp. Sanilac County. It has a
Lloyd Schumacher <>
Sandusky, MI USA - Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 19:39:18 (CDT)

Sorry to add another wedding request to your guestbook, but I'd love to hear about any barns for rent in the Hudson Valley, NY area on 9/6/03. Please email me at Thanks!
Calla Belkin <>
SF, CA USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 18:23:38 (CDT)

This is a wonderful resource for preservationists and individuals interested in the rehabilitation and restoration of historic barns.
Brian Page <>
Georgetown, DE USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 07:40:48 (CST)

I am looking to rent a barn in Maryland or Virginia for a 2003 September wedding. Any suggestions? Please email me...
Kevin Blomstrom <>
Bethesda , MD USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 11:24:27 (CST)

We were looking for a barn for a wedding and reception in the Santa Clara County, California
Annette Hart <>
San Jose, Ca USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 19:18:33 (CST)

I am looking for a barn to rent-Not for a wedding this time, but for a high school reunion. We are looking for one in the Council Bluffs, Iowa or Omaha, Ne region. If anyone knows of anything, please email me immediately, Thanks, Sandy
Sandy <>
USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 07:43:49 (CST)

I am looking for a barn to rent for a fall wedding reception for November 2003 in Southern California. Please email me with any info!
Ashley Evans <>
Chino, CA USA - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 13:43:31 (CST)

I live in NE Ohio in Trumbull County. I have been relocating & restoring old buildings on my property. I do anything from out houses, to granaries, to small barns. The highlight of my property is a restored 1872 Post Office I saved from being transformed into a chicken coop. We give tours & history lessons, free of charge. I just wanted to mention that I am always considering other buildings to relocate & restore. Thanks for a great website.
Roger Petersen <>
Trumbell County, OH USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 05:41:44 (CST)

Hi! I have always loved barns and now I am looking to find one for my wedding and reception in fall 2003. Is there such a thing in the Los Angeles area? It's great that so many people are wanting to have their weddings at barns. That could be a great business. Would love any help! Thanks!!!
Leigh <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 03:41:55 (CST)

I am looking for a barn to rent for a wedding reception for 300+ in or around the St. Louis area, preferably on east side (IL). If anyone has any ideas, PLEASE let me know!! Thanks!!
carrie brendel <>
Troy, IL USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 18:00:37 (CST)

I am looking for a barn or old farmhouse in the lehigh valley pa area, for my wedding reception in November 2003.
emily mcelwain <>
allentown, pa USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 20:54:44 (CST)

New Mail Pouch Group Formed! Over 50 members and growing. If you are interested in Mail Pouch Barns you need to check this site out and both of these sites are great and full of information.
Jason Scott <>
Lancaster, OH USA - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 23:15:44 (CST)

Hello.....I am trying to find a barn to rent for my wedding reception in the fall of 2003 someware in Southern California, I'm not having much lick in locating one. If anyone knows of a barn for rent pleace e-mail me
Lisa Larres <>
Whittier, ca USA - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 20:26:49 (CST)

We are looking for a barn for a cocktail reception the evening before our wedding. It would need to be near Lewisburg, PA. We are planning to supply transportation so 30 minutes away is fine too. I would need it for October 10, 2003. Please help!!!
Sara Jones <>
Lewisburg, PA USA - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 10:10:32 (CST)

What a plesant website for us Barn folk, great job! I am writing from our new home, a renovated barn in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia. Having stood up to sixty or so years (no one seems very sure how many)of BC snow we decided that it was worthy of housing more than cats, rats and old memories and decided to renovate it. This took us two years of aching muscles, joints and blisters but we made it in on Christmas Eve 2001. take a look at our pics at I have calculated that this barn has had about 1800 feet of snow on the roof since in was erected! Role on winter.
Anthony Bell <>
Rossland, BC Canada - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 02:13:53 (CST)

I was amazed when i was looking on a search engine for barns and found one 6 miles away from me i went to the web site which is your site and i found somthing more amazing are family barn in the barns with stars on them are barn is the one by the turnpike my dad grew up on it and i live below it close enough to hit it with a rock 17 kids grew up in that house with my dad and grandma and grandpa im 14 years old now and worked that farm every day for years till 2002 when me and my dad gave up due to money problems and family issues we are now farming at the farm directly across from the turnpike and raise fair animals and about 20 head of beef cows the barns history with the star that i know of is was built by a man with the last name topper and a wine distillery was about a mile back from the barn and then a sugar camp after that well thats bout all i know beside my pap worked real hard to keep that farm runnin they had horses dairy beef chinkens and pigs then well thats all i know unfortunely my grandma and grandpa past away about 5-7 years ago i know they would love to see the barn getting recanigtion
Ryan P Will <>
Manns Choice, PA USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 19:49:31 (CST)

I just found this wonderful site, and While Mail Pouch Barn are rare around here, I have managed to find one. I is located on U. S. Route 219 about 3 miles north of Lewisburg, in Greenbrier County West Virginia. You can see it in My Farms and Barn album on My WEBSHOT Page
Garry <>
VA USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 10:19:21 (CST)

Sorry to add another wedding reception request, but I am looking for a barn location for a reception for 200 somewhere in Michigan for June/July 2003. Any information is great!
Sarah Mahaffy <>
Royal Oak, MI USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 18:05:25 (CST)

I'm looking for a "barn" for a wedding reception for early summer 2003. Just wondering if anyone has info. for anywhere in the area. Thanks!!!
Marie <>
Allen Park, MI USA - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 20:36:48 (CST)

Hi... I have been trying to find some kind of heating for my barn... I need 110V Electric... Can anyone give me some info on possibly the best heaters for a 20 stall barn? Thanks & I love this site..... :)
Nancy <>
Prescott, AZ USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 02:56:16 (CST)

My wife Betty and myself restored a 114 year old barn this past summer. We started to work on the barn May 14, 2002 and stoped work November 1, 2002 The barn is owned by our family the last 50 years. It is now done in red and white painted steel.We think it is now good for 50 more years.
Lloyd From Michigan <>
Sandusky , MI USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 21:43:09 (CST)

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