Discover The Charm of The Brauer Barn:

Where Love Meets Legacy in Winnebago, IL

Welcome to The Brauer Barn, a picturesque wedding and event venue nestled in the heart of Winnebago, IL. Owned and lovingly restored by Jason and Molly Brauer. "Our barn is more than just a venue; it's a place where unforgettable memories are made, and community ties are strengthened." Born from a dream for their own wedding and fueled by the support and excitement of our community, The Brauer Barn now opens its rustic doors to host your dream weddings, celebrations, and events. With deep roots in Winnebago and a commitment to enhancing local family and business gatherings, we invite you to experience the warmth, charm, and rustic elegance that make The Brauer Barn the perfect backdrop for your most cherished moments.

A Journey of Love and Legacy: Celebrating Your Special Moments with Us

We are a premier event venue location dedicated to creating exceptional experiences. From weddings to corporate events, our expert team brings your vision to life with creativity, precision, and flawless execution.

Our Event Venue Services

Crafting extraordinary events tailored to your unique vision.

Wedding Planning

From intimate ceremonies to grand celebrations, we handle every aspect of wedding planning including, vendor management, décor, and logistics. Our goal is to create a memorable and stress-free experience for you and your guests.

Special Events

We specialize in organizing special events, including birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and work events. Our team ensures seamless execution, attention to detail, and an unforgettable experience that aligns with your brand and objectives.

Event Design and Décor

Our talented team works seamlessly to create captivating event designs and transform spaces into immersive experiences. From lighting and floral arrangements to stage setups and thematic elements, we curate stunning visuals that leave a lasting impression.


Robin Wermuth

I don't even know where to begin with how happy we are with Jason, Molly, Molly's dad, Greg, and our experience at The Brauer Barn. They were always super accommodating.

Cameran Fry

Gorgeous venue; attended for the wedding of close friends. It ended up snowing and cold that day, so the ceremony was moved inside and everything was still absolutely beautiful.

James Gray

Great venue for weddings and large get togethers. The owners are great and super friendly.


What types of events can be hosted at The Brauer Barn?

The Brauer Barn is versatile and perfect for a wide range of events, including weddings, receptions, bridal showers, corporate events, and private parties. Our rustic charm and modern amenities provide the ideal backdrop for any celebration.

How many guests can The Brauer Barn accommodate?

Our venue can comfortably accommodate up to 299 guests, offering both indoor and outdoor spaces for your event. Our spacious barn and picturesque outdoor areas ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests.

Do you offer wedding planning or coordination services?

While we do not offer full wedding planning services, we are happy to provide a list of recommended vendors who can help bring your vision to life. We also offer on-site coordination for the day of the event to ensure everything runs smoothly.

What amenities are included in the rental of The Brauer Barn?

The rental of The Brauer Barn includes use of the barn and surrounding outdoor areas, tables and chairs for your event, access to our bridal suite, on-site parking, and basic lighting and sound equipment and dry bar. We strive to provide everything you need for a beautiful and seamless event.

Can we choose our own vendors, or do we have to select from a preferred list?

You are welcome to bring your own vendors to The Brauer Barn. We believe in giving our clients the freedom to personalize their events. However, we can offer a list of trusted vendors for catering, photography, florals, and more, should you need recommendations.

How far in advance do we need to book our event?

We recommend booking your event as early as possible, as dates fill up quickly, especially during peak wedding season (May through October). Ideally, you should book at least 3-6 months in advance to secure your preferred date. However, we can sometimes accommodate shorter timelines, so please don't hesitate to reach out with your inquiry.

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