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Modern Elegance


Midwest Charm

The Red Oak Valley story began, ironically, at a wedding.

Owners JohnPaul and Nancy Quick helped plan an incredible wedding for their son, and from then on, they knew building the perfect wedding venue from the ground up was their new passion.


Combining JohnPaul's architectural and construction genius, Nancy's interior design skills, and insights from various wedding professionals, they created Red Oak Valley's Red Barn and Estate Grounds, the first in their collection of breathtaking venues. Family-owned and operated, Red Oak Valley is nestled amid rolling hills and valleys, lush trees, and stunning landscapes that serve as picturesque and ambient backdrops to host the perfect wedding.


I’m Dana – Red Oak Valley’s Site Director. Let me be one of the first to offer up my congratulations to you as you embark on this momentous season of your love story. I have always believed that weddings should be a one-of-a-kind celebration. My team and I are excited to partner with you as you turn your wedding day vision into reality.

Our desire is for every couple to have the wedding of their dreams - but we know it takes a lot more than dreams to have an unforgettable wedding day. Weddings are the beginning of your lifelong legacy but let’s face it, no one is born an expert at wedding planning! That is where my team and I come in – combined, we have over 20 years of experience in different aspects of the wedding industry. We bring all that passion and talent together to help you have a fantastic experience from the first stages of planning to the last dance on your wedding night.

We want nothing more than to be a reliable resource and trusted friend to you during the wedding planning process. This is why we stay current on trends, share expert tips and ideas, and offer solutions to issues you encounter as you plan. We want your wedding to be more than the best day ever – we want you and your family and friends to have the best days ever as you work with us! We simply don’t believe wedding planning has to be stressful. You have my promise our team will be an expert guide through all your planning while also sharing your enthusiasm about your wedding.

It is our honor to be alongside you in this process!

Dana Tate

Director of Weddings & Special Events

Meet the team

Kymberlyn loves to serve. She has been working with Red Oak Valley since 2021. Kymberlyn has a genuine heart for people and loves to make sure that your day is stress-free and that all the details are taken care of. When she is not working you can find her assisting one of our favorite local photographers. 


Team Red Oak

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Kelly is passionate about people and feels most alive when making connections with strangers and new friends. She has been working closely with Red Oak Valley since our very first wedding. Kelly found her love for weddings and events while working as a photographer's assistant. She is known for creating TikToks and Reels from behind the scenes moments of your big day. 

  • What is your building capacity?
    Red Barn – 200 White Barn – 300 Stone Chapel - 120
  • When are the payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?
    When the contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a $1,000 booking fee to be paid. Payments are then broken down monthly. You are welcome to send smaller, partial payments of any amount prior to the specified due date, so in effect creating your own payment plan on your own schedule. Full payment is due 30 days prior to your event. We also reserve the right to request a credit card on file for any damages to the facility or grounds.
  • What is the average budget of a couple getting married at Red Oak Valley?
    In general, we believe the average budget of a couple getting married at Red Oak Valley is between $15,000-$22,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, photographer, catering, florals, attire, etc.). We have had some couples with smaller guests lists host beautiful weddings in the $12,000 - $15,000 range by using off-peak times and doing DIY projects, and we have had several amazing events here spending significantly more than the average.
  • Do we have to utilize your catering?
    Yes. Initially we allowed outside catering. We quickly learned that outside catering did not fit into our strict service standards. Some caterers were amazing, but some were far below our service standards. We had issues with caterers showing up hours late and unprepared. We had caterers run out of food and drink. We had caterers show up with no serving staff and we had caterers not show up at all. Although we had some great experiences with caterers we had too many bad experiences to continue to allow it. That said, we set out to offer the best value and taste possible with the catering we offer at Red Oak Valley. We are certain that you will absolutely love both the value and service we offer. See our catering page for more information.
  • Can we bring in our own alcohol?
    Due to liability, we cannot allow you to bring in alcohol to Red Oak Valley. We use licensed bartenders and abide by local guidelines to ensure that you and your guests remain safe.
  • Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?
    We offer tours by appointment only on Tues-Friday, and Sunday afternoons. You can request your tour here.
  • Do you have indoor restrooms?
    Yes! Your guests will appreciate our spacious climate-controlled restrooms.
  • Do your venues have air conditioning?
    Yes. Each of our immaculate properties boasts heating and cooling.
  • Are you handicap accessible?
    Yes! Red Oak Valley has spent a lot of time to ensure that all guests will have access to our fantastic venue. The parking lot, the Barn, and indoor bathrooms are all handicap accessible. Most ceremony locations are also handicap accessible with sidewalks leading up to the ceremony site. On occasion, the wedding party may choose a unique ceremony location, off the beaten path, which could require additional accommodations.
  • What is included in my venue rental?
    15-hour rental of the entire facility Seating for up to 300 guests Tables, chairs, and linens Day of Wedding Coordinator Luxurious overnight accommodations Indoor or outdoor ceremony sites Custom dressing suites w/private restrooms Event set up & breakdown Clean up services at the end of your event Year-round manicured landscaping 2-hour engagement or bridal photo session Access to our wedding décor and accessories
  • Do you have wifi?
    Our venues all have high-speed internet so you can easily snap, post, and stream whatever makes your heart happy. On site, accommodations have limited wifi.
  • How do I reserve a date?
    Prior to booking a date, we hope you are able to come in person to visit Red Oak Valley in person however it is not required. You can request a tour (or a FaceTime/virtual tour if you live out of the area). To reserve your wedding date call or email us stating you are ready to book and list your preferred date. Once the date is requested and availability is confirmed, you have 5 business days to send the signed contract and non-refundable retainer to Red Oak Valley.
  • Do we have to use vendors from a preferred list?
    No. We have an open vendor policy.
  • Are there overnight accommodations nearby?
    We have onsite accommodations. There are also several lovely Airbnbs in the area.
  • Do you provide table linens?
    Yes, we provide table linens in white, cream, and black. We also provide the runners, overlays, and give you access to our décor boutique.
  • Do you offer a package for receptions only?
  • Do you allow dogs in the venue if they are playing an integral part in the ceremony?
    Yes. We are dog-friendly, with some specific stipulations. Dogs are not allowed inside. Dogs must be pre-approved before your event. Your pet is allowed on the property for its role in the outdoor ceremony and for a limited amount of photographs following the ceremony. They must be leashed at all times and must have a designated person “dog handler” to care for them – the bride and groom or any member of the wedding party can not be this person. Animals may not stay on the property in any of our overnight accommodations. Dogs, with the exception of service animals, are NOT allowed near any food or inside near guest tables.
  • What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?
    You will have access to the venue during the rental time agreed upon in your contract. Single-day rentals have access to the venue for 15 hours. 9 am -11:59 pm. Specifics are outlined in your contract. Couples who book a wedding weekend with Red Oak Valley have access to the property Friday from 9:00 am to Sunday at 11:00 am.
  • Will there be another wedding on the same day?
    At Red Oak Valley we only host one wedding each day at each property. To ensure each couple's event is spectacular each one of our unique venues has its own service staff and wedding coordination team.
  • Can we have fireworks on the property?
    Fireworks are not permitted. This includes sparklers and lanterns.
  • Do you offer straight tables instead of rounds?
    You will have access to a limited number of straight tables onsite that can be used for your gift table, head table, etc. Usually, we have a few extras that can be mixed in with reception seating, but the majority of your guests will be seated at roundtables. We also offer the rental of handmade farmhouse tables that you can further customize your event aesthetic with.
  • What happens in case of rain?
    In the event of rain, each property has a stunning indoor offering.
  • Where can I find pictures of the decor available?
    Check out the individual venue pages for more information about what is available at each property.
  • Are we required to clean?
    Leave the major cleaning to us. We do ask that each couple remove any decor, florals, or personal property. Any large rental items must be removed or picked up by 11 AM the day following the event. If you use the farmhouse or any of our other beautiful spaces, we ask that those spaces be free of debris and garbage.
  • Is there expected gratuity in addition to the service charge?
    Most venues include or quote a service fee in their pricing. The service fee covers the cost of staff and labor for the day. However, a service fee is NOT the same as gratuity. A service fee covers the wages of laborers for the event as restaurant pricing covers a waiter’s wages. Any gratuity is typically additional.
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