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Testimonials

Ben & Ellie

Photography by Lana Del Mar

"Jane was a dream to work with. She made us feel so special and put her heart into making everything so special. We are so thankful we chose the English Barn for our big day!"

Bride Ellie and Groom Ben running underneath the raised arms of wedding party
Madleen & Spencer

 Photography byAngi's Art 

Bride Madleen leaning against Groom Spencer at sunset in front of The English Barn rustic barn with castle turret

"We had an amazing wedding at the English Barn. The venue was absolutely stunning. The owner Jane and her husband are great people and went above and beyond what was expected and truly made the day special. The guests had an amazing time and loved the venue as much as we did. We had a beautiful outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. We highly recommend this venue for your event."

Jennifer & Robby

Photography by eGolden Moments

"Once Upon A Time, in a beautiful dream, here you are at the doors of  The English Barn, so beautifully designed, inspired and decorated by Jane and Paul Howe! When you step into the doors, You will see the most breath-taking beauty of a majestic venue, with the awe of it’s massive beams, to the glistening facets of sparkling chandeliers, THIS is the perfect wedding venue for your dream story to begin! Every bride loves a good fairytale and the romantic bridal suite inside the stone turret brings those dreams to life! With the heart window side door, the bridesmaids have perfect access to seclusion and privacy in their own dressing room! The furniture and surroundings are simply exquisite! It is spacious and quite comfortable for hair and makeup experts to get four bridesmaids ready for the big day, while the bride has her own lovely surroundings to enjoy. The groom’s den is the perfect masculine hideaway! The pool table and big sectional couch were so comfortable for the guys to hang out! There is a spectacular balcony view of the fireplace setting in the chapel below, warm from the glow of candles and the most beautiful floral arrangements imaginable. Many of our guests enjoyed the comfortable patio setting, giving them another beautiful setting to relax and visit with good friends and family. Jane and Paul have been so kind and considerate to share their Dream-Come-True Venue with us for our daughter’s wedding and one of our guests said, “This beautiful venue was just out of this World!” It just takes your breath away to stand in the doorway and feel the presence of joy and love that overflows your heart when You know, This is the Most Beautiful Venue for Your Wedding too! We are looking forward to the photography and videography delights so that we may relive this day over and over! It was a Dream Come True and we are so Thankful to have had the Joy of doing it with You, at The English Barn! Best Wishes for every success to Jane and Paul Howe!"

Erin & Aaron

Photography by Claire Ryser

Groom Aaron and Bride Erin holding hands walking through grounds at The English Garden

"I wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding! I know you worked really hard to make sure the day was perfect and we are grateful for all that you did. I wouldn’t have changed anything, it was perfect.You go above and beyond to make the process easy and the day beautiful. Having access to so many decorations was also very very helpful. You are probably the most caring, helpful, and hardworking venue owner there is, and you should be so proud of all you have created. Your venue is beautiful. I cannot say this enough, but thank you so much for everything! We are overall so pleased with our experience."

Lianne & Kyle

Photography by Beau Vaughn

"You can tell this venue was well thought out and made to make your day special as it made ours. The bread and butter of the venue though comes from its owners, Paul and Jane. They are some of the best people we have ever met. You can tell how much love, passion, and hard work they put into The English Barn. All the way down to the little details. They made sure all of our needs were met and made sure our wedding was more than perfect. Even before our big day, Jane was there helping me figure everything out. What I first thought I had for my table layout that I put together on my wedding planner’s site, ended up being modified. Everything looks different in person than on paper or through a computer screen. Jane made sure to settle my nerves and helped me work through my setup and many other concerns. Her insight helped tie everything together. Honestly, without Jane I do not think I would have been as calm as I was on our wedding day. Paul was also a breath of fresh air too. He made sure everything looked perfect outside, no blade of grass was out of place, and was ready to help with anything inside. Throughout our wedding planning process, I can honestly say Paul and Jane ended up becoming like family to us.  Our wedding day was more than what we could have dreamed of and we owe it to Jane and Paul at The English Barn for helping us create a day we will never forget and will forever look back on as one of the best days of our lives. If you’re looking for that venue that has something no other venue out there has, with the look, the feeling, and the genuine care for you as a bride and groom and your families. Go check out The English Barn. Go meet Jane and Paul. You will not regret it."

Bride Lianne and Groom Kyle standing on staircase surrounded by greenery and florals at The English Barn

Derek & Lindsay

Photography by Melissa & Beth

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"When it came time to pick a venue for where we were going to tie the knot, I honestly just started searching the internet. None of the venues in Kansas City that were on my initial google search really stood out to me that much.

So, I took a break from looking of course and just went to scroll through my Facebook feed. It was almost like it just fate, because as soon as I did just that a post about a venue was at the top of my feed. Now I know what you are thinking your phone listens to you and then creates ads to show you based on what it’s been hearing you talk about

Well this wasn’t a ad at all! This was one of my friends from high schools parents opening up a beautiful wedding venue in 2021!! The venue wasn’t fully finished yet when we went out to meet with Jane last October, but as soon as I walked in I could see her vision and fell in love with it.

Jane has worked closely with me this past year to help me bring my dream wedding to life! Throughout the process of planning a wedding things will always get stressful no matter if you have a wedding planner it’s just simply how it goes. When Jane saw I was getting stressed out about something she would always help me talk through it and help find a solution to what it is I was stressing about.

I am very grateful to know The Howe family. Not just because they were a huge part of our special day, but because they are truly wonderful people."

Keil & Lindsey  

Photography by Angi's Art

From the moment my husband proposed to me, I knew this place is where I was meant to get married! We saw it for the first time and it was not completed but we knew the potential it had. Other venues saw us as another paycheck, Jane saw us as a bride and groom who wanted the most perfect day. I was so excited to every meeting we had because I knew something had been finished and we got to see every detail being put together. Now onto Jane. The greatest human ever. She was the reason we chose this venue because we saw her love and passion for weddings and we knew we wanted her touch. Nothing beats 9pm calls because she was so excited she found the perfect flowers for our centerpieces. She was up at 5am and didn’t stop moving till ceremony at 5pm. She set up and did everything! Her amazing details just made the day that much better. Our party bus cancelled morning of and we had no fear because Jane fixed it right away! (Showtime transportation is perfection!) Our DJ didn’t play our last song/didn’t dismiss everyone for the glow stick exit and I was just going to let that go but Jane stepped in and made sure I had the exit that I had always dreamed about! She made the day about my husband and I and that’s all we could’ve ever hoped for! Our wedding was 2 months ago and I’m still reliving that day!

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Chase & Kelsey

Photography by Aventi Weddings

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"We discovered The English Barn at the KCPWG wedding convention, and I am SO THANKFUL we did!!! The English Barn was my absolute fairytale wedding venue! I felt like a total princess having my wedding there! Jane, the venue owner, is the most hard-working, kindest, sweetest person! Her "we only get to do this once" attitude ensured that our day was absolutely on-point! Through designing the venue with the utmost detail (beautiful chandeliers, exquisite furniture, lovely woodwork, gorgeous fireplace), to taking over many fine details that our wedding planner was not helping with (ceremony/reception layout, scheduling, vendor communication), to creating magic during the wedding (graciously preparing breakfast and lunch for our wedding party, taking care of the venue flip, lighting floating candles, setting up refrigerated items for the dessert table, setting up a candlelit last dance as a couple) to helping my parents load up after the wedding (she and wedding assistant, Callie, packed things up for my parents, boxed up leftover food, took care of all clean up), Jane makes sure your wedding at The English Barn isn't just an event, but the perfect experience! Thank you so much to Jane, Callie, and Paul for all you did for our wedding!"

Kolton & Jessica

"We had our wedding here on October 16, 2021. It was everything we could dream of and more! Jane is seriously a saint of a woman. She is so easy to work with and makes it a priority to remember who you are and give you the best day ever. We booked the barn before it was ever built and visited multiple times to see the progress. Jane and Paul always welcomed us out and invited us in to catch us up on everything. Booking The English Barn for your wedding is the best decision you will ever make. My (groom) father passed away earlier this year and Jane even went as far as to surprise me with a cart of my dad's favorite dessert at the reception. She really cares. Thank you Jane & Paul!"

Photography by Kathleen Straub

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Perry & Megan

Photography by The Marions

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"My new husband and I had an absolutely amazing experience at The English Barn! We booked the venue when it was still being built and it was so cool to see the owner, Jane’s, beautiful vision come to life. We received countless compliments throughout the night from our guests about how great everything was. I felt Jane genuinely cared about making sure my husband and I had an incredible day and was a great advocate for what we wanted out of our day. She was present throughout the entire night and set-up as people have mentioned, but I never felt like she was “hovering”— merely making sure that people were being safe and everything was going on without a hitch! We had a big party— Jane even made special accommodations so my family could do a group beer shotgun, a long-standing tradition at family weddings! I would recommend this venue to anyone!"

"I'm not one to usually post reviews, but I have to tell the world about how AMAZING the English Barn is. Jane and Paul have poured their heart and soul into this dream wedding venue. We actually booked this venue while it was still being built, which may sound scary to some, but we definitely believed in their vision of this gorgeous venue! AND WOW. Boy did they surpass our expectations! Every time we would stop by and say hi (they seriously are the friendliest people ever because they let us stop by several times before our wedding day to see the venue and to say hello! Most people probably wouldn't do that!) they had something new added to the venue - decorations, new landscape, etc!! We booked July of 2020 and got married at the English Barn during October of 2021 and I can't express how gorgeous the day was. Jane was so helpful throughout the whole wedding planning process and she made sure that all of my questions were answered and that my "vision" for our ceremony and reception came true! We had the ceremony inside (they do have gorgeous locations for a ceremony outside as well), did a complete room flip for the reception, and had our cocktail hour outside in the patio area during the room flip. They are so accommodating and made sure we had food and drinks the day of the wedding which was something they didn't need to do, but they did it anyway and it was so kind and thoughtful of them! Also, as there wasn't a wedding the Friday before my special day, they even let us bring all of our decorations, my dress, and anything we may need for the wedding day ahead of time! It made everything way less stressful and it was fun to set up my bridal suite for my bridesmaids and to put out gifts for the groomsmen in their suite as well! I can't express enough gratitude for Jane and Paul. I have received endless compliments on the venue and it is all because of them! Even my bridesmaids were commenting during our rehearsal and the wedding day how kind these two are. If you are on the fence about booking this venue, just book it! You will not be disappointed. They will meet your expectations and they seriously bend over backwards to make sure you have your dream wedding. They are so kind, very hardworking, and they truly do care about all of their couples. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much for the bottom of our hearts!"

Alex & Valerie

Photography by Bailey Pianalto

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Jason & Leslee

Photography Angi's Art

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The English Barn is the most beautiful wedding venue. I fell in love with it from the road, and knew it was where I would marry my best friend! The owners Jane and Paul were such a pleasure to work with. They helped make all of my visions come to life. We were married in November so weather was to be determined. We made the decision 3 days before the day to have it outside, and they helped create everything flawlessly. They went out of their way time and time again to make sure our day was perfect. My family, guests, and husband couldn’t be happier with our experience! HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend having your wedding at the English Barn!!

Adam & Kelly

Photography by Suzanne Fryer

My husband and I had looked at a ton of wedding venues around the Kansas City area and I was a little hesitate to go look at The English Barn since it was far from finished, but as soon as I walked in and met Jane and Paul I knew this was the place for us! I instantly fell in love (seriously what’s not to love about this venue—look at those pictures!) We booked with them back in Sept 2020 and I loved watching Jane’s vision come together over the year, she even allowed us to constantly visit and see the progress! We had the most beautiful wedding day on Oct 30th 2021 and it was all thanks to Jane and Paul. Jane goes above and beyond for her couples to make sure they have the best day ever down to every little detail! Jane and Paul were always there to answer all our questions and help in any way they could and they truly became like family to us! I’ve had so many guest still talk to me about how ABSOLUTELY beautiful our wedding was, from the outdoor ceremony to the cocktail hour to our last dance of the reception I could not have asked for a better day! Thank you Jane and Paul!

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Tyler & Mary

Photography by Ashley Rose

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The English Barn was amazing! Jane was so great to work with! From day one Jane was very attentive to our needs and what we wanted. She was always recommending things that they could do at the venue to make our wedding reception the best that it could be.
The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. I cannot count how many guests we had ask us how we found this venue, express how perfect it was, how beautiful it was, and how much they complimented us on such a great reception!
The entire reception, Jane was close by and ensuring that things were going smoothly. Any questions we had, she was right there. She worked with our other vendors very well too! Was willing to call them on our behalf and help us with details we hadn’t even thought of.
I truly cannot recommend this venue and working with Jane enough

Jon & Kourtney

Photography by Epic

I highly recommend The English Barn! The venue is absolutely stunning. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place for our wedding. It was the perfect setting for our perfect day, everything ran so smoothly!

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