Megan + Brett
Gathered Oaks is beyond a dream. Not only is the barn and the land absolutely beautiful, but the staff is unbelievable. For being the first wedding I never had a doubt in my mind that everything would be absolutely perfect. They are humble, kind, hard-working and simply amazing. I will never stop recommending Gathered Oaks! Anyone who visits would have a hard time saying no to this venue! It truly is phenomenal!
Kailynn + Brian
We could not love this place and their staff more!! Not only is the venue gorgeous inside and out but Tessa & Andrew are beyond fabulous to work with. They made the entire planning process simple and painless. I couldn't wait to get emails from them as we got closer and closer. We truly could not have asked for a better place to have our wedding! So excited to see all the great events and memories Gathered Oaks will host for years to come, and proud to say we are one of the first!
Danielle + Nick
We're from Minneapolis and decided pretty soon after our engagement we wanted to take our wedding up North. Gathered Oaks was absolutely perfect and we couldn't be happier about picking it as our venue. Andrew and Tessa were so easy and helpful to work with. They went above and beyond for us. The venue/property is stunning; we received many compliments from our guests about how beautiful it was. Side note, they make the BEST mixed drinks! We've been to a lot of weddings and drinks are usually so-so but Gathered Oaks’ were so delicious. :) By far the best venue up in Alexandria. We had all our guests stay at Arrowwood Resort which is about a mile away from Gathered Oaks.
Miki + Isaac
Where do I begin?
My husband and I got married this last October, 2017. We wanted a rustic, but elegant, feel to our wedding. Not too cowboy, not too many diamonds; but with hints of white washed wood, dangling party lights, and hard wood floors to add the romance. It was stunning. The bridal suite was the most beautiful place I've ever been - picture perfect indeed! They were accommodating to our crazy same room ceremony, reception, and dance idea. Every transition was flawless.
Breanna + Caleb
Growing up I always dreamt about my wedding day. Gathered Oaks made all our dreams come to life. When we booked with Gathered Oaks there was only an old barn standing and a whole lot of blue prints showing what we could expect. Our main reason we booked, even with all the uncertainties, was because the family behind this operation. Tessa is an absolute sweetheart and was so understanding and easy to work with. She was more than willing to answer any question that came up and kept us updated throughout the whole process. The rest of the family was the same way, they were all so sweet and made us feel so special through it all.
Emily + Jeremy
Gathered Oaks made all of our wedding dreams come true, even the ones I didn't even know I had. When we booked with Gathered Oaks for our venue all I saw was endless possibilities with the beautiful property, blueprints and the vision Tessa and Andrew had. With all of their hard work, dedication and ability to put their vision into reality, they blew us away. Throughout the process Tessa made herself available to answer any and all questions. The night before our wedding we decided to have our wedding inside the barn and Tessa was available at a drop of a hat to help me decide on finishing touches for the barn. On the day of the wedding we had the sweetest host available to us that was a great help to not only myself but all of our guests.
Stephanie + Trevor
We had our wedding here on 9/22/17 and it was an absolute perfect day! Every detail was perfect! We hadn’t planned on a 88° day with a heat index of 104°, but the staff was so accommodating and decided to set up our outdoor ceremony in a shaded area so our guests were comfortable. The layout works well with keeping people flowing throughout events of the night. We are still getting compliments 2 months later on how well thought out the venue was for our guests, and how nice the venue was. The property is a dream for pictures, offering greenery, the small lake and dock, and wooded area. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice choosing Gathered Oaks as our wedding venue!
Becky + Justin
Tessa and Andrew are an absolute dream to work with, and their venue is beyond breathtaking. We had our wedding and reception here on a Sunday to help with costs and availability, but even a Saturday wedding would have been very reasonably priced - especially for all the attention/insight the Larsons give to their couples! Tessa was SO helpful in helping my vision come to pass for our big day, and honestly, it ended up even better than I'd dreamed of and planned for. My husband and I cannot say enough amazing things about Tessa, Andrew, and the barn itself; we had an absolutely PERFECT wedding day because of them, and we HIGHLY recommend this venue and its owners!