The Beginning The Lanning family has been residents of Middle Tennessee for over 30 years. In 2013, Mike and Gina Lanning, the venue's owners, were blessed to come across a 20-acre farm in Christiana, something Mike had always dreamed of. Shortly after moving to the farm, they held their oldest daughter's wedding there. Not long before their second daughter married in 2015, they decided to build a barn to hold the reception. From there, what began as a venue for their three daughters, soon grew into a location perfect for not only weddings, but special events and other celebrations.
The Barn Our 2400 sqft barn was carefully constructed to provide enough room for events of up to 150 people. The barn can be used for a wedding ceremony, a reception hall, or large celebration room for retirement parties or other similar events. With rustic details like the two lofts meant for decoration, the elegant chandeliers, and the french windows and doors at each end, our barn provides the perfect backdrop for your event. In addition to the barn interior, you can also find a great patio with a large fireplace on the exterior of one end of the barn and a gorgeous wooden cross on the other, both providing additional options for your event.
The Farm In addition to the barn, you will have access to other sites on the property. Depending on the time of year, you may also have access to gorgeous tree lines or a field of wildflowers, both creating the perfect back drop for your ceremony. How you choose to use our farm is very limited and we will work with you to find the ideal location for your event.
The Family Mike and Gina Lanning met in Nashville, TN in 1979. They married and moved to Murfreesboro in 1982, and started having children soon after. They have three daughters, all of which went to and played basketball at Riverdale High School. The oldest daughter, Scarlett, married Jeff Murphy, a California native and former football player at MTSU. They have two precious sons Dominic and Nico. Scarlett is an engineering teacher at Central Magnet School and Jeff is a restaurant manager. The second daughter, Anne Marie, played basketball at MTSU and married Bryce Brentz, a former MTSU baseball player. Anne Marie helps run the event venue while traveling with her husband Bryce who currently plays for the RedSox triple-A team, the PawSox. Natalie, the youngest daughter, is in school at Paul Mitchell to become a hair stylist. She dates Keaton Baker, also a former MTSU baseball player and current recruiter for Account Temps. Natalie graduates in the fall and has a handsome son, Corbin.
Our Goal With this venue, our family hopes to provide a gorgeous event location that is both affordable and ideal for your event needs. Each of us plays a role in making your occasion special, and we hope to provide you with the best possible experience. If you have additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to working with you!