Today as I write this blog, there is a wedding happening in the Village Centre Auditorium. A young couple has just pledged their love to one another and they and their guests are enjoying the reception. The Auditorium is beautifully decorated for the event. Family and friends spent most of the day yesterday moving in and setting up the decorations that have given the venue its unique look for this wedding.

If you’ve read this column in the past, you likely know that many couples choose to use the facilities of Mennonite Heritage Village for their weddings. Some simply come to take pictures among the old buildings and artifacts. Others have a ceremony in one of our churches or beside the artesian well. And some have their receptions under the tent or in the Auditorium. Each wedding is unique.

It seems word is getting around that MHV is a good wedding venue. We already have four weddings confirmed for next year and several pending. So if you are planning a wedding next year or know of someone who is, call Marigold at 326-9661 sooner rather than later to reserve your date. She would love to hear from you. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

About the Author

Barry is the Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Village. While he does not consider himself to be a historian, he places a high value on the preservation and interpretation of the Mennonite and pioneer stories that help people of all ages understand and appreciate their heritage. Learn more about the MHV.