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.

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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.