"When you book MKJ you don't just get a venue get get Jack, who by the end, becomes another member of the family. Jack was super responsive, helpful, and just willing to do whatever needed to make sure the day went off without a hitch. He's super knowledgeable about what works best for set-up and flow of celebrations. Our friends and family cannot stop raving about the time they had, the beauty of the venue, and the warmth from the wonderful owners of this venue. If you are on the fence about booking MKJ, don't be! One of the best decisions we made. Thank you MKJ and Jack!"
"In the early months of our engagement, we searched to pick to the perfect venue. We looked at three or four different barns around the area but when we went to visit MKJ Farms, we knew this was the place. I remember when we first met Jack, it was dead of winter and he stored boats and other things for the winter and walking around bending over things and trying to imagine an Wedding was a laugh all on its own. Jack took us back to his personal house and showed us pictures and made us fall in love with the barn even more than we have already did. Jack made my now husband and myself very comfortable as he walked through a typical day of a wedding. Giving details on his firework package, bar package, stating that the girls have his personal house for the day and we could use his ranger to and from the barn if needed. Jack really put our minds at rest.
During all the months leading up to the wedding we were in contact if we had any questions or last minute “oh my goodness what if” Jack would respond in a friendly manner but also very professional.
Rehearsal dinner, Jack walked us through on how we should walk, where we needed to stand etc. We ordered pizza and wings that night and relaxed at his house. On the day of the wedding, a few things were missing and within matter of minutes he had it that item that was missing. We were absolutely blown away! Even the most beautiful pictures still don’t seem to do justice for how beautiful of a location it is.
People often ask us what was the best part about our wedding day and for both of us the best part about the day was that we didn’t worry about anything. Jack worked very closely with our vendors some of our vendors were ones that he recommended! It was an incredible feeling to know that we could relax and enjoy our day knowing everything was going smoothly and our guests were all enjoying themselves."
"Jack was one of the first people I spoke to when my husband and I had started looking for our wedding venue. We were both in Ohio at the time and had limited time in New York before we moved to look at any venues. He was so accommodating from the start with helping us find time to come see the venue and we spent at least an hour after he gave us a tour just sitting and chatting with him. He’s such a kind and helpful person. He goes way above and beyond what he has to in order to help make everything run smoothly for the big day and take as much stress away from you as he can. He answered my tons of questions always in a timely manner and never made me feel like I was asking too many or being too much. I fell in love with the venue the moment I laid eyes on it. The barn is extremely spacious and the ceremony site by the pond is gorgeous. The entire property has such stunning views. Myself and all of my bridesmaids spent the morning relaxing and having fun while we got ready in his house and Jack was running around making sure everything was going okay so I wouldn’t have to worry. He helped me with my indecisiveness on the layout of the barn for the reception and he helped us work through our rehearsal and made sure everything went okay the day of the wedding. My husband and I spent some time after the guests had cleared out the night of the wedding chatting with Jack and the two bartenders we had for the receptions. One of them spent time with some of my cousins and younger kids that were at the wedding driving them around the property in the side by side. If the venue itself isn’t enough to convince you, Jacks friendly manner and willingness to help in whatever way he can should definitely do it. You can tell he loves being involved in the wedding business and wants people to have the best time they can."
"While I was a guest attending a wedding this past weekend (9-7-19) at MKJ FARM, I can honestly say this was one of the most fabulous weddings that I have ever attended!! The space is unbelievable, very well decorated, and by spending a few minutes with the owner, Jack, he is hands on. No detail was missed. I live in Delaware, but I immediately felt that when one of my kids gets married this would be the perfect destination wedding space. Cannot say enough good things about MKJ Farm. I would give it a gazillion thumbs up!!"
"Have your wedding here. You will not regret it. Jack is the man."
"This venue and the venue owner Jack, are absolutely amazing!!! We had the best day and it ran so smoothly! Anything we needed Jack did it! The venue is breathtaking, all of my guests just kept commenting how amazing the venue and owner were! We had a fairytale wedding! Thank you so much Jack at MKJ for our fabulous day! If you want the perfect barn wedding and phenomenal venue owner , this is the place!!!"
"I cannot say enough about the great experience we had at my daughters wedding reception at MKJ Farm. Jack is absolutely the best and the venue was great from the large bar with wonderful bartenders to the spacious dance floor and plenty of room for guests. Jack was available to help with anything we needed and I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone who wants a great time at a wonderful place. Having full use of the house on the property to get ready is an absolute plus. It was a relaxing atmosphere and stress free for the bride and bridal party. Thank you Jack and team for making Katie and Shane’s wedding day so perfect."
"Jack and his team made our daughter's wedding day stress-free. His attention to detail, suggestions, and follow-up were impeccable from the planning stages all the way through the event. The setting is beautiful and helped to create some very special photos and memories for our family and friends. Great job, Jack!!"
"Jack is amazing and so hands on and makes sure your day is exactly what you want. The barn is amazing and the pond is absolutely beautiful! Had the best time and wouldn’t change a thing!"
"My granddaughter had her reception here. Great venue, owner was very accommodating and friendly."
"Jack at MKJ made my husband and I's wedding day better than I could've imagined. The barn was decorated beautifully, we just added some small personal touches, and we got to do the ceremony up by the pond on the beautiful dock he had just rebuilt. Aside from the fact that the venue is beautiful, Jack made sure the day went by seamlessly which was perfect for me because we didn't go the extra mile to hire a wedding coordinator or planner; but with Jack, we didn't need either. He managed our walkthrough for the rehearsal which he so kindly allowed us to do at the barn the night prior, even going to extra mile to pick up our dinner and bring it back to the barn for us to eat. He was always there to offer words of advice and recommendations from his experience. He took us up to the top of the hill for beautiful pictures and set off a wonderful fireworks display later in the evening. He also made sure the shuttle service ran to our liking and even picked us up personally the following morning to go back and get our vehicle. I would not hesitate to chose Jack and MKJ again if I had to do it all over!"
"When we started looking at venues I kept saying that I didn't want a barn wedding. Then we met Jack and boy was I extremely happy that we did! We sat down from the beginning he was so personable the meeting about what he has and the prices was so comfortable it didn't feel like a business meeting, it felt like we sat down with a friend. Jack from the start said if we could dream it then it could be done! Me and my family decided to make our own food and decorate on our own. Jack was so supportive with our decision! When I arrived to decorate his staff asked me at least 5 times if I needed help and if they could do anything for me. Clean up: Jack and his staff completed and made it very easy to pick up all of our things the following day! It was 86 the day we got married, yes hot! But, with fans it was tolerable and hardly noticed with such breathtaking views at sunset and such amazing staff! And he has updated and added two bathrooms in the venue making it easier for our older guests to access the bathroom! All in all I would recommend MKJ every single time!! Hats off to you Jack, you have the best venue!"
"Jack has one of the greatest venues I have ever seen. Jack does whatever you want. Anything he has you can use. He takes care you from start to finish. He loves to make sure that your day is the best day of your life. He caters to everything that you need and will make it so smooth and make sure everything is right on time."
"Hosting our wedding at MKJ was the best decision we ever made. We opted for the ceremony outdoors next to the pond and what an absolutely gorgeous spot it was! The reception space is grand with all the amenities you need; including a gorgeous and rustic bar that literally is the icing the cake in this space. Jack goes above and beyond to make your day perfect... so you can just relax and enjoy your day!"
"Jack has to be one of the most generous, caring and overall and amazing person. He knows exactly what he’s doing, always right there to help and take any stress away! Loved every second of our wedding and reception thanks to Jack!"
"This is an amazing place. Jack is wonderful and take care of everything and everyone. Made my son’s wedding day just fantastic. I can’t thank him enough..."
"Venue was spot on, very large space to have reception and ceremony all in the barn and still have it “separated” so it feels like two different locations. Has a spot by a pond to be married as well. Jack was always responsive and very professional with any and all of our questions we had. He let us use anything he had on site, was wonderful to the bride and bridal party even opening up his own home for use. Very easy going and works with you along the way to make it as stress free as possible. Jack went above and beyond our expectations. Would highly recommend."
"Jack was amazing. The venue was absolutely gorgeous. My BEST friend got married here on May 18th, and it couldn't have been any better. We were able to get ready in his beautiful home, the scenery and decor was breathtaking, and he really went above and beyond. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a barn wedding. Thanks SO much!!"
"My now husband and I actually met at MKJ when mutual college friends got married, so when it was time for us to get hitched we couldn't think of a better place to go!
Jack and his team are amazing, and could not do more for you to help plan and make sure you have the best day possible. He was so easy to work with, and was always happy to answer any of my questions or concerns leading up to our wedding. When it came time for the big day, he was there all day and helped us switch the ceremony site from the pond to the barn because it had rained the night before and it was too wet. I gave a simple yup that is good with me, and away they went to sort it all out. And it was breathtaking! I could not have asked for a more beautiful place.
We had talked ahead of time about dancing on that gorgeous bar, and all I had to do was tell the bartender "It's Time!", and they cleared it off and we got up there and shook our booties!! It was the best. We also got married on a Friday (hello cheaper!) and we had the whole week to set up and drop things off. I hired a decorator recommended by Jack and it was awesome, I didn't have to lift a finger for set up or clean up! Jack and his team picked everything up, and while we were hung over, we went the next day and just threw it all in my car.
Because of all of these amazing things that is MKJ, Jack, and his team, you need to book this place early! Don't say no to this place just because he doesn't have your dream date available, make it work. I promise you it is worth it!! No barn in the area can beat Jack :)"
"We had our wedding here in October and I cant say enough about Jack and the venue. We planned the wedding from Florida and Jack was always quick to respond and do whatever needed to make sure everything went perfect. If your considering booking your wedding here dont wait!"
"The venue is simply amazing. So many different location options for pictures. Also options for indoor or outdoor ceremonies. The whole venue is so beautiful inside and out. The owner is super nice and so accommodating. He made everything from all the planning, to that very day so easy. I will recommend this venue a hundred times over."
"Oh my gosh how could we not give this 10 stars out of 5 lol. But I guess 5 will do. Outside of the beautiful bride all people have raved about is how beautiful MKJ farm is. You can't beat the price of this place. If we did our type of wedding anywhere else it would have cost about 2-3 thousand more then what Jacks venue cost. And I will repeat this more in the review so get used it. You won't meet a nicer down to earth guy then Jack. He answered our numerous phone calls and visits to the barn as we lived 2 hours away. He offered to go above and beyond anything we asked for. He was awesome to deal with. Did I mention how nice and down to earth he is? I highly recommend renting the bus for your guests to use as a shuttle from the hotel to site and site to hotel. We used the Hampton inn and home wood suites for our wedding and the ride is not that bad at all. We rented the bus and used it literally from 6:45 AM to take the grooms party golfing almost 30 mins away and back to the hotel and numerous shuttles and special trips throughout the day. We ended up having our last trip for the night around midnight. Jack even came and picked us up the next morning after the wedding to return us back to the farm to get cars left behind. You can't go wrong with this place ever! We viewed 5 facilities MKJ farm being 2nd one we looked at and i should have just booked with him upon meeting him."
"Amazing venue and Jack was great to work with! Photographing a wedding there recently he helped make sure the couple had the perfect day! Thank you again and I look forward to coming back!"
"Truly amazing!! Jack did a great job and really helped make my daughter's wedding less stressful for us. Everything about this venue is beautiful and HIGHLY recommended. Thank you so much Jack for all you did."
"We recently held our wedding at MKJ and we can't say enough good things about it. The venue is perfect, the setting is gorgeous and beyond all that - Jack Buschman, the owner, is by far the best person I've ever done business with. He works tirelessly to ensure that everything is how you want it. He coordinates the other vendors, he arranges for the alcohol including picking it up and returning any surplus, he does anything and everything to make sure the event goes smoothly. I have never been more impressed by someone's performance. You will be very pleased if you go with Jack and MKJ."
"Jack from MKJ Farms was extremely helpful and really helped make my day less stressful for me. He is laid back and truly listens to what we wanted and made it happen. His dedication to provide us with the best experience made my day go by without an issue. He opens his home to the bridal party and to me that also relieved stress of wondering where were all going to get ready. Going to the salon for hair and makeup. Everything is right there and everyone can come to the house to get ready. I highly recommend this venue for any type of wedding. It doesn't have to be rustic and country. Our wedding was just last Friday 11.2.18 and it may have been chilly out but it was so nice and toasty inside, you would not have thought it was the chilly fall season. Jack was a pleasure to work with.
Thank you for everything Jack.
"Well what can I say but AMAZING!! Our wedding day here was absolutely everything we had dreamt of! Jack was amazing. He was there every step of the way and made us feel welcomed with everything. He helped with everything we asked for and then stuff that I didn’t even know about until after the fact!! The barn is beautiful and well put together. The property for photos is breath taking. Jack lets you use his house and makes you feel so comfortable and helps with everything! The weather was perfect to have it by the pond which is beautiful. I would recommend this venue to any bride that wants the princess experience!"
"Jack was absolutely amazing, I couldn’t ask for a better place to have my wedding. He was their to answer any questions no matter what the time of the day was. I loved the fact that he gave us his house to get ready right their, made my day completely stress free being able to have everyone come to us instead of running around. Also love that you have the option to get married over the gorgeous pond or in inclement weather he has a beautiful place in the barn for the ceremony. I would highly recommend MKJ Farms to anyone that is interested in having a gorgeous barn wedding."
"The venue is beautiful and Jack made the day flow so smoothly. My wedding day couldn't have been more perfect. He was there through every step of the process, answered every question no matter what day or time, and really put my mind at ease when I was stressing. Words don't seem like enough to express how wonderful Jack and Lori were."
"I cannot say enough about this venue or the owner, Jack! We booked our wedding about a year in advance, and Jack was there to answer any and every question during that time. Texts at 10:00 pm at night, early phone calls, Jack was happy to take them all. We visited the venue several times, and Jack was always there to hang with us and answer by 42346238 questions.
The venue itself is simply wonderful. MKJ is one of the biggest barns in the area that happily fit our guests. Other barns may charge you for every little extra thing (chairs, tables, etc.) Jack has it all included in venue price. He even lets you have the ceremony there included in the price, which most barns charge you $700-$1,000 more for. He said "why would I charge you to get married here if you're going to be there anyway?" Ha! That just sums up who Jack is. The way he organizes everything for you such as the bar, pickups and drop-offs is so incredibly helpful. He works with so many amazing vendors and had great recommendations for us as we were narrowing down who we wanted to choose. There is also an option to rent a shuttle from him at a low price which was very convenient for us. He has horses too which all my guests loved.
I never once had to worry about if things would run smoothly. The day of our wedding was about 94 degrees, and I'm writing this now saying I truly wouldn't change a thing! We had an absolute bast. Jack took care of everything, and he truly has become part of the family. I had tears in my eyes saying goodbye to Jack yesterday! I am so appreciative for all of his hard work. To him, you're not a number and it's obvious by the way he makes you feel. He is simply a great person who is amazing at what he does. The venue is breathtaking, and although some other venues may have nice views as well, no one compares to the hospitality and love Jack brings. Thank you will never be enough, Jack. You've become family to us. We love you!"
"Jack is amazing! We had the perfect day. He let us do whatever we wanted within reason. He set up all of the tables and chairs before we got there, got all of our decorations and when we ran out of vodka, he went to the store to get some more. When we came back to get out vechicle the next morning, he helped us load our leftovers into the car and showed us where all of our decorations were packed up. I wouldn't have wanted to get married anywhere else. It was the perfect venue for our wedding. I highly recommend it."
"We just had our wedding here on Saturday and it was absolutely amazing and jack helped us with everything we needed and did everything thing he could to make it a stress free day, he was absolutely awesome and I would recommend MKJ farms to anyone."
"My son and daughter in law had there wedding there this past Saturday it was a great venue I recommend it to anyone the owner jack is the best and will do what ever he can to make your wedding special. he has a bus that you can rent for the day I would recommend you get it for the ones who drink to much an cant drive home and for people who might not have a car. his farm is breath taking and beautiful. I believe this is the perfect place and the horses are a nice touch"
"Jack was incredible, went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. My wife was very stressed prior to the ceremony and reception as most brides to be are. He was able to calm her down and allow her to relax and enjoy it after months of planning and work. Thank you to Jack and his staff. I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants a low stress wedding, Jack just won't allow it to be any other way. Well done sir and thank you very much for a great experience!"
"Jack Buschmann runs a fantastic wedding venue. It has everything from horses out in the pasture to anything you need for an up scale event. He is organized and extremely helpful. The barn/grounds are groomed to perfection and absolutely beautiful. Have questions? Jack is always available to chat and settle any worried brides nerves. I would have my wedding here ten more times if I could."
"We had our wedding here a couple weeks ago and by far it was our easiest decision to book with Jack. He is well organized and made everyone involved in our wedding feel like family. He goes above and beyond to make your day great. Pricing for everything (venue, liquor license, bar staff, party bus) was very reasonable. Very flexible to have an out door wedding or indoor wedding (both were set up for our day). Thank you again Jack!"
"Jack and the staff were able to play an important role in our wedding day! The guests all loved the barn and the drinks, and so did we! The best part is that after the party was over, we didn't have to do any clean up, they took care of all of it so we could continue to start off our marriage as relaxed and happy as possible!"
"This past weekend we had a wedding at the farm, I was the best man and forgot my speech.. the owner Jack went out of his way, drove to our hotel at turning stone and got my speech for me. I just wanna say what a class act he was and how amazing he was to the wedding party he made us all feel so welcome. Thank you so much for amazing night, your venue put on an incredible experience."
"My daughter and future son-in-law (now son-in-law) decided on MKJ Farms as their location for the wedding and reception. It was a wonderful experience and Jack bent over backwards to meet our needs and open up everything to us. I could not be more pleased with our experience there from setup, day of and take down. I would highly recommend MKJ Farms.
A thank you goes out to Jack for all he did and provided."
"We went to look at this venue, it was absolutely beautiful! After talking with Jack we decided to book the venue that day! Throughout the year as I had questions or concerns I called jack and he already knew the answers. He was simply amazing through the whole thing! He took so much stress off our shoulders! My husband and I cannot thank jack enough for the amazing job he does. If you need anything at all, he is more then willing to help. As for our wedding day, it was absolutely perfect and everything we have ever wanted! If you're looking for a barn style wedding this is the place!! We cannot thank jack (and his staff) enough for the wonderful experience!!"
"I cannot say enough good things about this venue! Jack is seriously the most outgoing and sweetest people I have ever met. He will go out of his way to make sure everything is perfect. The property has so many different areas for photos and is very well maintained. The barn itself is simply beautiful! So many compliments from guests. Our wedding was everything we hoped for and more."
"We choose the perfect wedding venue, and got every bit of our monies worth. The venue is all set to have either an inside or an outside wedding. It's all set and ready to go depending on the weather even at last minute. The reception area is 90% decorated already, and you just have to add your own touch and colors. Jack invited us into his home and allowed us to use his house for morning preparations. He picked up the alcohol and got it on ice early. I was not able to haul our horses over to the venue with all the other things that we had to bring, so Jack saddled up one of his own horses to allow Kelsey to have her special moment to ride in on a horse. All of the employees that worked the grounds and prepped, and cleaned up where so polite and helpful. Several of my guests said to me throughout the day that they were really impressed by the owner. He even took the kids up on his "limousine" to look at and pet the horses. There are other extras that he did that I thought was way beyond what was expected and made us feel like we got extra special treatment, and really feel that is not something that is offered to everyone. AND....They did ALL of the clean up!!! It was packed up and nicely stacked up for us to easily load the next morning."
"I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywheres else. Jack made everything seamless. He accommodated the fact we had out of state people in our wedding party when it came to the rehearsal. My minister even stated that jack was the most helpful owner he has ever meet when it comes to a wedding venues and he's been doing wedding for years. Jack makes sure that your day, is just that your day. I would recommend MKJ Farms to anyone who is looking to get married."