Keith and Linda Cooper are the owners of this rural event venue surrounded by rolling farm fields and gorgeous countryside in southern Minnesota.  Coop’s hosted it’s first wedding in September of 2013 and is now in its sixth year of business.

Coop’s Event Barn is nestled on ten acres just 20 minutes from both Rochester and Owatonna and 90 minutes south of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul). The owners are onsite for all events, ensuring every detail flows smoothly. The buildings have been restored with repurposed materials, creating a comfortable and nostalgic setting, yet upgraded with the necessary amenities.

The Barn
Elegantly simple with flowing space that can accommodate a wedding ceremony, reception, dinner, dance, business meeting, or any reason to gather.

The loft is handicap accessible via a lift being installed for 2019.  Wood floors and high ceilings give a dramatic effect with doors opening to a deck overlooking the country side and leading to green lawns below. A spiral staircase leads to a balcony which makes for great photo opportunities.  The barn is surrounded by patios with café lights and bistro table and chair seating under a pergola.

The Granary
The historic granary has been renovated with the same country restoration theme and has a ceiling fan and air conditioning for warm days. Eclectic furnishings make this wedding party preparation lounge relaxing and fun.

The Lounge
A second wedding party preparation lounge is air-conditioned space with its own private bathroom. Furnishings include vintage and crystal lighting fixtures, a farmhouse sink and casual seating. This space accommodates hair and make-up prep and getting ready for your event.

The Restrooms
Two fully functioning restrooms, both a men’s and women’s are wheelchair accessible.

Rustic Grain-bin Bar

The grain-bin bar rests on a large patio covered with café lighting and adorned with flowers makes a great gathering space.

The Grounds 

Among the many features are walking paths with native prairie grasses and flowers, green pastures, farm fields, trees, and a cozy fire pit with a cobble stone patio. There is also ample parking in pastures.