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Rural Wedding Venues We Love

If you’re looking for a secluded venue to start your happily ever after, we’ve rounded up hidden gems around 417-land that will take you off the beaten path.

By Rose Marthis

Dec 2018

Southern Charm Plantation
Photo courtesy Southern Charm Plantation

Southern Charm Plantation 

11189 Highway K, Mount Vernon; 417-466-0007, southerncharmplantation.com 


When It Opened:
April 2018
Why We Love It: James and Christine Benton of Southern Charm Plantation transport guests to a Southern town that’s, well, charming. There is space for an outdoor courtyard ceremony (including a picturesque pergola and fountain) or a traditional chapel ceremony. For the reception, move to the satin-draped ballroom with custom lighting and room for dancing. Wedding parties will love the multiple bridal and groom suites. 
Price Range: $2,000+
Number of Guests it can hold: 185–350

Greenhouse Two Rivers
Photo courtesy Lauren Greenberg Photography

Greenhouse Two Rivers 

1122 Two Rivers Road, Highlandville; 417-612-3892, greenhousetworivers.com


When It Opened:
June 2018
Why We Love It: Caleb and Lauren Greenberg were looking to fill a gap in 417-land venue offerings, and they succeeded—Greenhouse Two Rivers is the modern greenhouse venue this region needed. The couple’s background in landscaping and photography have helped them create a venue that’s blowing up local Instagrams. The 7,000-square-foot glass greenhouse event center sits on 20 acres of land that includes a pond. You can’t miss the wooden plank wall covered in vines that anchors the main room, along with the green wreath chandeliers. Outside, guests can gather in the courtyard by the romantic white pergola and take in the expansive views. 
Price Range: Call for info 
Number of Guests it can hold: 320

Stella Springs
Photo courtesy Stella Springs

Stella Springs 

20344 State Highway O, Stella; 417-628-3418, stellaspringsweddings.com


When It Opened:
September 2016
Why We Love It: The 110 acres of Stella Springs features multiple places for a ceremony, including intimate natural springs, the large Macedonia Springs pond, Indian creek, the Waterfall at Macedonia Springs, a hidden island, a meadow and lush wooded acreage. For an indoor wedding, there’s an event barn equipped with vintage charm including antique mirrors and a mantel for ceremonies and receptions. The Little Rock House on the property provides lodging for the wedding party and guests.
Price Range: $1,000–4,000
Number of Guests it can hold: 300

Amadeus Ranch
Photo courtesy Jessica Yates Photography

Amadeus Ranch

4861 Kentucky Road, Seneca; 417-850-0980, amadeusranch.com


When It Opened:
September 2015 
Why We Love It: Despite its name, Amadeus Ranch is not a barn but rather an expansive Tuscan property in Seneca. The venue has a scenic patio, a large reception hall with exposed trusses and glittering chandeliers, bride and groom suites and a full kitchen, all with Tuscan details like stone columns and a red tiled roof. The stone patio (complete with a fire pit and fountains) overlooks 400 acres of rolling hills that make it easy to pretend you’re in an Italian countryside vineyard. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception and lots of packages for the big day. 
Price Range: $2,000+
Number of Guests it can hold: 400 

The Barn at Stone Valley Plantation
Photo courtesy Selby Films

The Barn at Stone Valley Plantation 

2131 E. 530th Road, Pleasant Hope; 417-818-8443, stonevalleyplantation.com 


When It Opened:
December 2011
Why We Love It: The Stone Valley Plantation venue is home to three barns. The Ceremony Barn has white walls and a rusted tin ceiling. The Main Barn is expansive, which makes it ideal for large receptions. The newest addition of The Farmhouse at Stone Valley is great for smaller events or for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. The venue has plenty of picture opportunities—don’t miss the vintage red farm truck.
Price Range: $1,250–3,000
Number of Guests it can hold: 250 

The Co-Op Venue, Stewart Settlement
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The Co-Op Venue

12077 North State Highway H, Pleasant Hope; 417-986-5043, stewartsettlementcoop.com


When It Opened: May 2017
Why We Love It: Part of The Stewart Settlement in Pleasant Hope, The Co-Op Venue has a modern industrial vibe with views of the rolling Ozarks hills. Pro tip: there's an Airbnb for you or your guests to stay right on the property. 
Price Range: $2,500 - $3,500
Number of Guests it can hold: 200

The Rock Barn, LLC
Photo courtesy The Rock Barn, LLC

The Rock Barn LLC 

10221 Highway AM, Mountain Grove; 417-926-8445, facebook.com/therockbarnmg 


When It Opened:
April 2017
Why We Love It: Perfect for the couple wanting a country rustic wedding, The Rock Barn LLC was a hand-built milk barn and family hay barn before Janet Whitehill turned it into a wedding venue. The property’s rolling hills are dotted with hay bales to provide the perfect backdrop for photos. And the barn itself has beautiful vintage stone and the classic red color surrounding wooden doors. Inside, giant chandeliers and rows of lighting on each wall add a romantic glow around the wooden bench seating. Vintage furniture and accessories decorate the space, especially in the bridal suite. 
Price Range: $1,000+ 
Number of Guests it can hold: 175


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