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Willow Creek Barn & Glass Chapel

A Rustic Country Retreat

2 miles of Boardwalk nature trails!

Jul 17, 2018

For those of you that don't know, we will be adding around 2 miles of boardwalk trails, a bridge that crosses over the creek, a gazebo and several areas for sitting. Along with this we will be adding several information posts telling visitors about all of the wildlife, trees, bushes, grasses and wildflowers that call our property home.

Seventeen years ago we returned ten acres of creek bottom farmland back over to nature to create what you see today. Now that this land has had an opportunity to mature we are now adding boardwalk pathways to access some of the most beautiful parts of the property that the public has yet to see. This is going to open up a whole new world for picture opportunities for our couples. We don't shy away from the fact that we are located in the country and that we aren't he easiest place to reach. When you get here though we want you to feel as if it was absolutely worth the drive. Stay tuned on our progress regarding this and updates regarding our plans to open up to the public on non event days starting in the spring of 2019!

Fish Pond Update

Jun 11, 2017

Well after about two months of this happening and then that happening delaying the process we finally got all of the fish we wanted to stock our pond. We have largemouth bass, hybrid bass, catfish, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, sunfish and a few carp. We installed the aerator shortly after we got the fish and everything seems to be going well. I have wanted to stock this pond with fish for years but never had the time to do the necessary work to get it ready. I remember growing up with my grandpa catching fish right off the dock at their place on the lake and then having a big fish fry. I can't wait for my kids to create memories fishing from our bridge and maybe one day they can bring their kids and grand kids down to fish from our bridge. Good stuff.

New Website Features

May 29, 2017

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to list out the new features that our redesigned website now features.

  1. At Willow Creek we realized the world is changing. We realized that most people view websites on their mobile devices more so now than actual computers so we are happy to announce our site is completely responsive. Meaning that no matter what device you are viewing it on you will still be viewing a world class website and still have the complete functionality of a desktop site.
  2. We have integrated a new Map feature on the bottom of the home page. We realized that where we are located in accordance with level B roads (mud roads if it rains) can offer some confusion to many when they use GPS or other online mapping services. Because of this we created a zoomable map showing the easiest way to get to us following the best maintained roads. If you follow the directions we provide it's a piece of cake. All you need to do is hold your mouse over it and it will auto zoom. Regardless of whatever direction you are coming from we ask that you please find your way to exit 29 and follow the map from there. You will be glad you did. If you encounter a mud road during a wet period you will likely be retrieving your vehicle in a couple days after it dries out and NO, there aren't any farmers around that are will to risk losing their tractor to pull you out. Sorry, please follow our directions.
  3. We added our Facebook feed to the Home Page. This will allow visitors to have a constant view of what is going on at Willow Creek.
  4. We added a Blog/Announcements area to the Home Page. This is a place where we will post info that is either too long for Facebook or doesn't need to be broadcast on Facebook. We are a family run business who believes in and lives a certain way of life and from time to time we will post about the life we live. The wedding business is only a small part of what we are all about. Sometimes we're interesting, other times probably not but what the heck, we invite you into our lives in little snipits here or there.
  5. We added 3 videos on the Home Page. One about The Chapel, one about the Barn and one about Willow Creek in General. They all feature photos from Willow Creek. We think you are going to love them.
  6. We put in a beautiful timeline on the Our Story page.
  7. Reorganized the Rates Page to allow for easier viewing
  8. Reorganized the FAQ page for easier viewing.
  9. Added a contact form so you no longer need to load up your email program, you can message us from right there.
  10. Integrated a new electronic booking form that after touring, you can start the booking process electronically, saving time and paper!
  11. We added an up to date feature letting people know overall where we stand as far as total weddings booked for the current season to give an overall idea of availability. Beyond that we added a calendar for those interested in checking out specific or overall dates available. We also did this for upcoming events such as Open House's, etc. Please note that because the calendar may say a date is available that does not mean that it is not currently in the process of being booked. Please contact us for specific date availability.
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712.483.2435

712.483.2435

4066 325th Street Shelby, IA

4066 325th Street Shelby, IA
Locate Us

The best way to reach us is to take I-80 to exit 29
Head North for a mile and turn right onto County Road F66/335th Street
Take a left onto Winston Avenue and go a mile.
Turn right onto 325th Street and our property is on the right hand side of the road.
Follow the lane down to the buildings.

If you see a sign for a Level B/No Maintenance road,
DO NOT use it. These roads are not maintained by the county and when wet can lead to a stuck vehicle.

The best way to reach us is to take I-80 to exit 29
Head North for a mile and turn right onto 335th Street
Take a left onto Winston Avenue and go a mile. 
Turn right onto 325th Street and our property is on the right hand side of the road. 
Follow the lane down to the buildings.

If you see a sign for a Level B/No Maintenance road, 
DO NOT use it. These roads are not maintained by the county and when wet can lead to a stuck vehicle.
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