The land that The Barn at Rock Creek is situated on was once the Dixie Evans Farm owned and operated by the Henry Family. It came to belong to the Ward family circa 1970 when Robert G. Ward, father of Mary Ward Padgett, bought the land and continued the tradition of farming soybeans and corn until 2012.
In December 2012 the work began to prepare the land for what is now known as The Barn at Rock Creek. The owners began to envision a way to make this dream become a reality. They drew up blueprints for the barn (on a napkin I might add) and they began the process the very next day. Fifty acres of land was timbered. A ten acre plot was smoothed out to make room for the barn to be built and a picturesque pond was dug where young cypress trees were planted in which it overlooks. Ditch banks were softened and lined with a hand painted four panel fence that surrounds the entire property. To add to the seclusion and create more of a woodsy feel, oak trees were planted to line both sides of the property running the length of the fence. Years later, in 2016 they planted Oak trees to line the entire drive up to the barn.
All of this work merely prepped the land for the 3800 square foot barn to be constructed and every inch of it to be hand painted. Once that was done the landscaping around the venue was completed with flower beds scattered around the barn and the ceremonial arbor was built by using the wood line of the property as the lush backdrop.
However, the construction was only a portion of what was done to make this venue perfect for couples on their special day. The gals got to work on the design and interior look to complete their vision. They collected over 500 mismatched china place settings that are now our most popular place setting to date. Possibly our favorite as well! They also unearthed antique glass bottles that had been discarded decades ago when a house once sat on the property. The more permanent collectibles are the 13 crystal chandeliers that hang in the barn along with the one of a kind wall sconces, which once hung in the Seelbauch Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky circa 1903. They create a romantic and warm glow in the interior of the barn.
In 2018 they completed another prominent feature known as The Pavilion. This 2400 square foot event space is an open air outdoor Pavilion complete with Edison lighting, Industrial fans and the beautiful wood burning stone fireplace.