It seems that this year August was the most popular wedding month at Mennonite Heritage Village. Six couples chose to have their weddings here. Three were outdoor weddings, two were in the Lichtenau Church and one was on the deck of the windmill. We are not aware that anyone has ever spoken their wedding vows on the windmill deck before. Photos of this wedding can be seen on this blog site and on our Facebook site.

Six couples chose to have their wedding receptions at MHV in August. A number of these receptions were held under the tent, at least one was outside on picnic tables and several were held in the Auditorium in the Village Centre. The latter is a very common venue for wedding receptions. Photos of the Auditorium decorated for various wedding receptions can also be seen on our Facebook site.

Six couples came to MHV in August just to have their wedding pictures taken. Photographers readily find great backdrops for wedding photos in the village, in the heritage buildings and even in the Village Centre. Some of these photos are on our Facebook site as well.

Weddings are already being booked for next year. Call Marigold at 326-9661 to reserve the day and location of your choice. 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.