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The Mayowood Stone Barn

Rochester , MN

LOCATION

3365 Mayowood Road SW
Rochester, MN 55902 US

PHONE

507-529-2900

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.6/5.0
The Mayowood Stone Barn is rustic, beautiful, and vintage. Such a great venue for a ceremony and reception!!!!
The Mayowood Stone Barn is rustic, beautiful, and vintage. Such a great venue for a ceremony and reception!!!!
The Mayowood Stone Barn is rustic, beautiful, and vintage. Such a great venue for a ceremony and reception!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
Due to a broken engagement, unfortunately we had to cancel our reservation at Mayowood Stone Barn (MSB). The cancellation was 14+ months prior to the reservation date. After acknowledgement from several people at MSB that we were due a full refund, we are here 6+ months later still waiting for our refund of $2,000. Calls and emails are no longer responded to from the owner all the way down. They blew off the Better Business Bureau and their rating now stands at an “F” (see link below). They have also failed to respond to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. Unbelievable!! I am sure by the many positive reviews that this is a beautiful venue for a wedding if you jump through all of their hoops and there are no issues, but if there are issues … BUYER BEWARE… you may find out real fast like I did, how unbelievably unprofessional these folks can become. Do your due diligence and best of luck.

http://www.bbb.org/minnesota/business-reviews/wedding-chapels-and-ceremonies/cpdc-mayowood-stone-barn-in-rochester-mn-96385752
Due to a broken engagement, unfortunately we had to cancel our reservation at Mayowood Stone Barn (MSB). The cancellation Read more...
Due to a broken engagement, unfortunately we had to cancel our reservation at Mayowood Stone Barn (MSB). The cancellation was 14+ months prior to the reservation date. After acknowledgement from several people at MSB that we were due a full refund, we are here 6+ months later still waiting for our refund of $2,000. Calls and emails are no longer responded to from the owner all the way down. They blew off the Better Business Bureau and their rating now stands at an “F” (see link below). They have also failed to respond to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. Unbelievable!! I am sure by the many positive reviews that this is a beautiful venue for a wedding if you jump through all of their hoops and there are no issues, but if there are issues … BUYER BEWARE… you may find out real fast like I did, how unbelievably unprofessional these folks can become. Do your due diligence and best of luck.

http://www.bbb.org/minnesota/business-reviews/wedding-chapels-and-ceremonies/cpdc-mayowood-stone-barn-in-rochester-mn-96385752 Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
9/14/2014
4.6/5.0
The Mayowood Stone Barn is a beautiful place! I had a great experience working with them. Be aware that you may talk to multiple different people about planning and set up.
The Mayowood Stone Barn is a beautiful place! I had a great experience working with them. Be aware that you may talk to Read more...
The Mayowood Stone Barn is a beautiful place! I had a great experience working with them. Be aware that you may talk to multiple different people about planning and set up. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
I was working for a caterer at a wedding reception at the Stone Barn. One of the barn doors at the peak of the roof had a cable snap and carshed into my car. Fortunately no one was hurt becuase the doors way almost 500 lbs a piece. The door caused several $1000's damage to my car.

The owner asked that I not file it with my insurance, that he would cover it personally. This should have been a red flag for me.

Flash forward 4 months, almost 5, and all of the damages have not been covered. I ahve called the owner many, many times and I have NEVER had a call returned. I have emailed the owner as well and have recieved no reply.

Now I will have to contact my attorney to get the rest of the damages covered.

This whole thing has been very frustrating, but reading some other posts here, I should not be surprised.
I was working for a caterer at a wedding reception at the Stone Barn. One of the barn doors at the peak of the roof had a Read more...
I was working for a caterer at a wedding reception at the Stone Barn. One of the barn doors at the peak of the roof had a cable snap and carshed into my car. Fortunately no one was hurt becuase the doors way almost 500 lbs a piece. The door caused several $1000's damage to my car.

The owner asked that I not file it with my insurance, that he would cover it personally. This should have been a red flag for me.

Flash forward 4 months, almost 5, and all of the damages have not been covered. I ahve called the owner many, many times and I have NEVER had a call returned. I have emailed the owner as well and have recieved no reply.

Now I will have to contact my attorney to get the rest of the damages covered.

This whole thing has been very frustrating, but reading some other posts here, I should not be surprised. Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
7/11/2014
4.6/5.0
Beautiful chic location! Amazing, expensive but is great if you have good weather!
Beautiful chic location! Amazing, expensive but is great if you have good weather!
Beautiful chic location! Amazing, expensive but is great if you have good weather! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.5/5.0
The Mayowood Stone Barn is an amazing wedding venue with a lot to offer. It is absolutely gorgeous and our guests were an awe the entire day with just how beautiful everything was. In my year long contract with the venue, the property had changed managers a few times and it was sometimes very difficult to get a response out of anyone if you had questions. Shelly and Homer Tompkins, the owners, were absolutely wonderful and were there the day of the event. They helped move things around and set things up and made the whole day go so smoothly.
The Mayowood Stone Barn is an amazing wedding venue with a lot to offer. It is absolutely gorgeous and our guests were an Read more...
The Mayowood Stone Barn is an amazing wedding venue with a lot to offer. It is absolutely gorgeous and our guests were an awe the entire day with just how beautiful everything was. In my year long contract with the venue, the property had changed managers a few times and it was sometimes very difficult to get a response out of anyone if you had questions. Shelly and Homer Tompkins, the owners, were absolutely wonderful and were there the day of the event. They helped move things around and set things up and made the whole day go so smoothly. Read less
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Noelle
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently got married at the barn -- the experience was wonderful! Everyone was friendly and the place was perfect! I also used the owner's daughter for day of wedding coordination - she was super knowledgeable on the property and used all of the additional rentals to make it perfect! The heating is now included in the cost and the bathrooms have been updated wonderfully! It is a bit of a drive from the cities and a little spendy, but totally worth it! I have had several people say it was the most amazing wedding they have ever been to.
I recently got married at the barn -- the experience was wonderful! Everyone was friendly and the place was perfect! I Read more...
I recently got married at the barn -- the experience was wonderful! Everyone was friendly and the place was perfect! I also used the owner's daughter for day of wedding coordination - she was super knowledgeable on the property and used all of the additional rentals to make it perfect! The heating is now included in the cost and the bathrooms have been updated wonderfully! It is a bit of a drive from the cities and a little spendy, but totally worth it! I have had several people say it was the most amazing wedding they have ever been to. Read less
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CIndy
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't imagine our daughter, Jacque, and son-in-law, Kevin, getting married anywhere else! The entire experience, from booking the barn to their actual wedding day, was a positive one. I am so thankful for the passion, energy, time and money that Shelly and Homer Tompkins have put into the Mayowood Stone Barn to literally make dreams come true. It is a magical place - whimsical, romantic, historic....
We had 325 guests, with Chef Pasquale Preser from the Kahler Hotel providing the most delicious food all afternoon and evening that I've ever experienced at an event. With Jacque and Kevin wanting a elegant, yet casual feel to the day, we wanted our guests to feel as if they were at an all day and evening cocktail party where they could wander the grounds, have a drink in the Blacksmith Shop, play some bags, ride on a cart pulled by a miniature pony, sit under a tent listening to the Michael Patrick Jazz Quartet, sit by a fire...many of our guests mentioned that they felt very special and loved having experienced a wedding in this unique way. Due to rain earlier in the day, we moved the wedding ceremony to the loft and again - it looked absolutely gorgeous, romantic, breathtaking.... we had everyone gather before dinner in front of the barn to have the toasts given from the loft balcony window. Jacque and Kev said that it was one of their most favorite parts of the day as they were able to look down at all the important people in their lives that had gathered for their wedding day. I still pinch myself a month later as the mother of the bride - even though I had always dreamt of what it would be like to help plan and execute Jacque's wedding, it ended up being more magical than I had even dreamed of....I couldn't be more satisfied about the day.
I can't imagine our daughter, Jacque, and son-in-law, Kevin, getting married anywhere else! The entire experience, from Read more...
I can't imagine our daughter, Jacque, and son-in-law, Kevin, getting married anywhere else! The entire experience, from booking the barn to their actual wedding day, was a positive one. I am so thankful for the passion, energy, time and money that Shelly and Homer Tompkins have put into the Mayowood Stone Barn to literally make dreams come true. It is a magical place - whimsical, romantic, historic....
We had 325 guests, with Chef Pasquale Preser from the Kahler Hotel providing the most delicious food all afternoon and evening that I've ever experienced at an event. With Jacque and Kevin wanting a elegant, yet casual feel to the day, we wanted our guests to feel as if they were at an all day and evening cocktail party where they could wander the grounds, have a drink in the Blacksmith Shop, play some bags, ride on a cart pulled by a miniature pony, sit under a tent listening to the Michael Patrick Jazz Quartet, sit by a fire...many of our guests mentioned that they felt very special and loved having experienced a wedding in this unique way. Due to rain earlier in the day, we moved the wedding ceremony to the loft and again - it looked absolutely gorgeous, romantic, breathtaking.... we had everyone gather before dinner in front of the barn to have the toasts given from the loft balcony window. Jacque and Kev said that it was one of their most favorite parts of the day as they were able to look down at all the important people in their lives that had gathered for their wedding day. I still pinch myself a month later as the mother of the bride - even though I had always dreamt of what it would be like to help plan and execute Jacque's wedding, it ended up being more magical than I had even dreamed of....I couldn't be more satisfied about the day. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.9/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Mayowood Stone Barn in July of 2013. We could not have asked for a better, more magical or beautiful place to tie the knot! Most of our friends and family were from the Twin Cities and we were concerned at first about asking them all to drive to Rochester. In the end - all were raving about our venue and what a good time they had there. It was totally worth the drive!! Shelly and Homer are the sweetest, most genuine and helpful couple and we loved working with them. They've had to jump through hoops placed on the barn by the Rochester City Council, and have handled all of the changes gracefully. My husband and I wanted a memorable, unique wedding that was classy and comfortable, in a barn with character. We got all of that and more, and wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Best day of our lives, thanks to the Mayowood Stone Barn!
My husband and I got married at the Mayowood Stone Barn in July of 2013. We could not have asked for a better, more Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Mayowood Stone Barn in July of 2013. We could not have asked for a better, more magical or beautiful place to tie the knot! Most of our friends and family were from the Twin Cities and we were concerned at first about asking them all to drive to Rochester. In the end - all were raving about our venue and what a good time they had there. It was totally worth the drive!! Shelly and Homer are the sweetest, most genuine and helpful couple and we loved working with them. They've had to jump through hoops placed on the barn by the Rochester City Council, and have handled all of the changes gracefully. My husband and I wanted a memorable, unique wedding that was classy and comfortable, in a barn with character. We got all of that and more, and wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Best day of our lives, thanks to the Mayowood Stone Barn! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.7/5.0
The location is stunningly beautiful. The wedding however was facing the main road and during the ceremony about 4 groups of people walked by, and 3 cars drove by. It wrecked the mood to say the least! The worst part tho was the owner. She was very unprofessional. I was a guest at the wedding so I cannot comment on the business up to the wedding day. I do know that the owner provided the sound system and had clear rules about the volume and the DJ had to sign a contract on those volume rules. The DJ was given a mic with bad batteries which died during the couples first dance and completely wrecked it!! It was the loudest static noise you can imagine and lasted 10 seconds. Awful!! The owner then showed up about an hr into the reception (9:30pm) and demanded that the volume be turned down. The DJ said that he was abiding by the rules but if she wanted to turn it down to go right ahead. She turned it down so low it was like it was just back ground music. Then the DJ complained about the dead mic and the effect it had on the first dance. The owner got so infuriated that she threatened to punch the DJ in the face. The groom had to break up the arguement. Later on (10pm) the groomsmen found that all of their belongings had been taken out of their dressing area and strewn across the lawn and the room locked. I will never give the Mayowood Stone Barn a good review and will never suggest anyone use it for their wedding.
The location is stunningly beautiful. The wedding however was facing the main road and during the ceremony about 4 groups Read more...
The location is stunningly beautiful. The wedding however was facing the main road and during the ceremony about 4 groups of people walked by, and 3 cars drove by. It wrecked the mood to say the least! The worst part tho was the owner. She was very unprofessional. I was a guest at the wedding so I cannot comment on the business up to the wedding day. I do know that the owner provided the sound system and had clear rules about the volume and the DJ had to sign a contract on those volume rules. The DJ was given a mic with bad batteries which died during the couples first dance and completely wrecked it!! It was the loudest static noise you can imagine and lasted 10 seconds. Awful!! The owner then showed up about an hr into the reception (9:30pm) and demanded that the volume be turned down. The DJ said that he was abiding by the rules but if she wanted to turn it down to go right ahead. She turned it down so low it was like it was just back ground music. Then the DJ complained about the dead mic and the effect it had on the first dance. The owner got so infuriated that she threatened to punch the DJ in the face. The groom had to break up the arguement. Later on (10pm) the groomsmen found that all of their belongings had been taken out of their dressing area and strewn across the lawn and the room locked. I will never give the Mayowood Stone Barn a good review and will never suggest anyone use it for their wedding. Read less
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