Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
In 2014 we approached the owner of a farm and asked if he would allow us to use his barn for the greatest day of our lives. Once he said we could, Nikki hit the ground running and from that point on we worked tirelessly to make her vision a reality. In 2015 our hard work had paid off. Our day arrived, our vows were spoken, the bride got kissed, and our adventure began. Ever since, we've wanted to help other couples have the same great experience we had and after six years of searching, we happened upon 115 acres of perfection and once again Nikki's vision is becoming reality.
Back in Time ...
Originally constructed in 1912 by John Darl Minich, the Minich Barn housed cattle and hay for roughly eighty years.
After eight decades of Pennsylvania's unforgiving weather a storm rolled through with damaging winds and on November 22nd 1992 the entire back of the barn had fallen in and for the next several months the rest of the original barn was torn down and removed. In the spring of 1993, John Minich II started rebuilding with the help of an engineer from State College. Steel beams from a brick plant in Kittanning, timber from a gentleman in Sigel, and an Amish crew from the area were gathered. The concrete walls were poured and the steel beams were put in place. The engineered open floor plan and steel beams made the barn solid and sturdy and possible for tractor trailers to back in to the barn to be loaded with hay.
Into The Future!
In September of 2020 Scott and Nikki Frisina along with Rich Shirey purchased the Minich Farm and began transforming it into The Barn at Willow Grove. After twenty-three years the barn is as solid as the day it was built and with freshly sanded walls and beams, pressure washed floors, a courtyard transformed from a field to flower beds and freshly planted grass, two fire pit areas, along with a 3 acre pond and 115 acres making The Barn at Willow Grove a picturesque area for celebrations.