Little Brook Meadows

wedding kiss outside the house

Little Brook Meadows is an elegant venue for weddings, reunions, corporate events and other gatherings. The former horse farm encompasses 50 acres of rolling hills, meadows and woods. This stunning central Ohio hidden gem is located just south of Lancaster. Originally it was part of the estate of the John Giesy family dating back to the late 1840's; the present structures were built in the late 1930's. The Southern Colonial style main house, while dramatic in its own right gives no indication of the spectacular interior which includes 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The over 8,000 square foot house can accommodate up to 20 overnight guests.


the barn wedding

The stately barn is strategically situated on a hill adjacent to the house. The venue offers space for a wedding celebration for both the ceremony and reception, or for a multi-purpose event. The barn with its 20 original stalls has been discreetly renovated with a prep-area for a licensed caterer provided by the host, ADA restrooms, a bridal suite, photo stall, kids stall and a bar where a certified bartender can serve host supplied alcohol. An event coordinator is provided as well as parking attendants. With the diversity of beautiful locations on the estate there are multiple sites for a stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and boundless photographic opportunities. 

wedding setup

The property was purchased in 2008 by Chris and Therese Ryckman who are no strangers to the Lancaster area, or the hospitality industry. For years, Therese owned and operated the popular Four Reasons Deli & Bakery in downtown Lancaster. In 2011 one of their daughters wanted to get married in the barn. Therese replied, “No way! Who gets married in a barn?” Daughters are often very persuasive, and her idea won out. The wedding was a huge success and it was obvious that the space had possibilities, and a new business was born! Both the house and the barn are available for your next event in one of the most unique locations in central Ohio and the Midwest.


Little Brook Meadows
Lancaster, Ohio



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