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.

About the Author

Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.