|We currently have three ceremony sites at the Prairie
Pedlar. Our Sanctuary Garden features an elevated
altar edged in fieldstone. A perennial selection of white
blooming perennials, trees, and shrubs accent the
shaded area with simple elegance. After several years
of maturity, this garden is becoming a perfect setting
for large outdoor wedding ceremonies.
(Seating space: up to 600 people)
|The newest wedding area is accentuated
corner of the acreage. A bell tower crowns the wedding
chapel and rings of a grand celebration.
(A large grassy expanse allows seating for 400)
|Choose from the following garden settings:
*Country School seats up to 60 people for an indoor location in case of inclement weather
*Sears barn seats 100 people in the lower level and that many more in the hayloft – great for bus tours and
larger reception groups
*Garden Folly seat intimate groups of 4-8 for coffee, tea time, or small luncheon
*New Gazebo seats 24 for a shady outdoor spot
*Under the Arbor seats up to 36 in a grassy expanse of filtered light
*Picnic tables are always available for sack lunches anytime you visit the garden
*20X30 ft. tent available for outdoor entertainment
*Dance Floor available
Reservations are required and fee payment guarantees your date. Call or email for availability.
|One of the most cherished and memorable days of your life is approaching.
The Prairie Pedlar provides a beautiful garden setting for outdoor marriage ceremonies. From casual to elegant
or traditional to contemporary, we will help you create the once-in-a-lifetime celebration that you have dreamed
of. Our garden is private, peaceful, and quiet - except for the songs of birds in the trees and the trickle of the
waterfall in the pond. Flowers bloom everywhere throughout the growing season, creating a picture-perfect
backdrop that is truly a photographer’s delight. Whether ceremonies are celebrated in a small, intimate gathering
or as a large, lavish affair, our goal is your complete satisfaction by providing you, your family, and your guests
with a special experience that will be long remembered.
|For smaller, more intimate weddings, we use
the grass expanse in the heart of the
garden, where a riot of flowers blooms in
continuous succession throughout the
summer months. This ceremony takes place
in front of the water garden.
(Seating space: up to 150 people)
|See a spectacular slide show of professional wedding pictures taken by photographer,
Sara Weitzel, at the Prairie Pedlar over the past several summers.
Go to: http://www.sara-jayne.com. Click on "Portfolio, Information & Client Proofing".
In the lower right corner of this page, click on "client proofing login"
The Password is: PPedlar (This is case sensitive so be sure to capitalize the two P's.)
Sara is a homegrown entrepreneur and her parents continue to live just a few miles
from the gardens. Sara is a natural talent and her flair for style makes her one of the
best photographers in the Midwest.
|The gardens provide a spacious and private setting for events of all kinds. How about a garden style birthday
party for your children? We’ll provide the fun and games and you supply the refreshments and party decorations.
Adult birthday parties are almost as much fun. Let us provide the refreshments for a morning brunch, noon
luncheon, or a mid-afternoon garden tea time. The garden also hosts occasional class reunions, family
gatherings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and business meetings.