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Green Acres, An Enchanting Event Center in a Historic Barn™, is the perfect venue to create beautiful and unforgettable memories in a magical, old-world setting. Conveniently located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Green Acres hosts events from wedding ceremonies and receptions to corporate events and celebrations.
You and your guests will mingle amongst crystal and candlelight chandeliers, antique jukeboxes, an extravagant Italian fountain, and old fashioned player pianos. Cozy seating areas around fireplaces bathed in warm light help make for a relaxed yet elegant setting.
Sterling Catering & Events completes the package with an experienced catering team and an exquisite menu featuring a wide array of delightful dishes and tantalizing surprises. Count on the catering professionals at Sterling Catering & Events to create the right presentation down to the last detail, including the highest level of service from our sales staff to the on-site bartenders and wait staff.
You have to experience to believe it! Contact us for a tour and to learn how you can make your next event an experience to remember.
Tours and menu reviews are available by appointment.
Call 952-942-5220 to schedule today!
Absolutely Gorgeous Venue!
“Absolutely Gorgeous Venue! Miss Olivia was fantastic! We loved everything about our wedding. Catering was great, everything went very smooth. The food was absolutely delicious, quickly served and flawless. Perfect day, perfect venue, perfect people! It was amazing!"
- Jo C. – Reviewed 7/5/2016
We absolutely loved it!
"We absolutely loved it! The staff was incredible and helpful through the whole process. The venue is beautiful it's a perfect mix between classy and country. The food was great. We got so many compliments! Thank you guys for everything! We would highly recommend to anyone!" everything went very smooth. The food was absolutely delicious, quickly served and flawless. Perfect day, perfect venue, perfect people! It was amazing!"
- Sarah N. – Reviewed 7/5/2016
Green Acres is an amazing event center.
"Green Acres is an amazing event center. Not only is the barn absolutely stunning inside, their staff is top notch. Our wedding went so smoothly. Our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about the food, venue, music, ceremony, and of course the s'mores! I wish we had more reasons to celebrate at Green Acres, I highly recommend Green Acres for any event! Thank you for making our wedding day, and planning so great."
Liz M. – Reviewed 6/28/2016
We could not have chosen a better venue...
"My company, Beauty Craft, just had an event at the Green Acres Event Center. We could not have chosen a better venue to host our event. From the helpful and down to earth staff, to the beautiful venue, we could not have asked for more. I highly recommend Green Acres as a top choice. We will 100% use Green Acres again in the future. THANK YOU~"
- Ben W. – Reviewed 5/9/2016
“Green Acres did an amazing job on a wedding I recently planned there. The venue is clean and has so many unique elements that you can play with and add your own special touch to. It is also so conveniently located for your guests to the twin cities. Therefore there is options to have week day or Friday weddings as well and not hinder your guests work schedule with too much traffic. Absolutely book this place not just for convenience but to have a wedding that looks like an editorial experience.”
- Katherine M. – Reviewed on 10/30/2015
“Brett and I, as well as both of our families and friends, cannot say enough good things about Green Acres!! It was the most perfect venue, for the most beautiful wedding we could have ever dreamed of!! The staff was so amazing and helpful, and they kept me sane throughout the entire planning process!! The food from Sterling was incredible!! I found Green Acres on Pinterest a few years ago, and I never imagined I'd actually get to be married there :) It was the first and only place we looked at before putting down a deposit. We loved how much there was to see in the barn, how little we needed for decorations, and the rustic feel! We received so many compliments from our guests about the venue, their staff, and the location! Thank you Ra'eesa & Olivia!!”
- Danika B. – Reviewed on 10/30/2015
“Green Acres Event Center was truly the best possible place to have our Wedding. All we kept saying was everything was perfect!!! Thank you again to all of the staff that made our day amazing. If you are looking to dazzle your guests with charm and elegance then look no further. Green Acres gets an 11/10.”
- Reviewed on 10/29/2015
“Very unique, eye-catching and fun. There is a wonderful outside patio area that was great for relaxing with a fire pit for roasting marshmallows that was enjoyed by all. Many guests told us it was THE BEST reception venue they had ever been to!”
- Jan M. – Reviewed on 10/29/2015
Beautiful place for an event.
"Beautiful place for an event. Paintings of horses and cows were gorgeous. Loved the chandeliers. Food was very good too!"
- Kathleen F. – Reviewed 10/28/2016
Green Acres is fantastic! Truly unique!
“We have been working with Ra'eesa and the staff at Green Acres for quite some time. Not only is the facility truly unique and beautiful, the staff is genuinely invested in your day. They have a venue that is gorgeous and needs nothing more than a beautiful couple to complete the picture. The barn is state of the art, complete with a "wine silo" that is one of a kind, but the building is like a museum with its original art pieces and artifacts. There's air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter, making this an attractive venue year round. I would highly recommend anyone to take a walk through Green Acres if you're looking for a barn style wedding or event!”
- Reviewed on 10/22/2015
“Loved the venue, loved the staff and loved the food! Guests could not get enough of this unique barn. It was the perfect setting for the most magical day. It will be remembered for the rest of our lives. Thank you Green Acres.”
- Reviewed on 10/20/2015
“Recently got married at Green Acres. Between the last minute details and stress of making sure everything flowed, our worries were put to ease. The manager of the barn and the staff on the day of the wedding was very helpful and took the time to ensure us it would go smoothly. If there were any problems we were not made aware of it and were so happy with our evening. Also, the wine silo is a must see...love the hidden door. If you want the barn experience, this is the place to be. You'll love their employees and the fun decor of the venue.”
- Reviewed on 10/20/2015
Outstanding Historic Center
“The first time I ever saw this venue I thought it was a dream. The venue had so much character with the original charm of the historic center. All the staff was so friendly and the food was outstanding. The venue manager, Raeesa was beyond helpful and friendly to our family the day of the wedding and the prep work before hand. One of the best weddings I have been a part of.”
- Reviewed on 10/20/2015
“Our wedding took place on 5/16/2015 at Green Acres. Everyone from start to finish was helpful in the planning process and all of our questions were answered in a timely manner. Everything about the barn is absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious. We still have guests come to us and rave about the place and the food. We couldn't have asked for a better location or better staff. One thing that we didn't like was the lack of parking (valet has to take cars across the street) but they were talking about adding a parking lot so that would be a great addition. Thank you Green Acres for all the help. We had an amazing time :). I would recommend Green Acres to everyone!”
- Hasmik T. – Reviewed on 6/16/2015
Dream Come True
“We couldn't have been happier with this venue. It was honestly my dream come true! Breanna was an absolute delight to work. My guests can still not stop talking about how gorgeous the barn and surroundings are. If you are looking for a romantic and eclectic place, you should definitely check this place out. The location is perfect - not too far away from the cities. The decorations and lighting create a warm and inviting mood. The food was excellent and the staff were all fun and professional. We had the maximum amount of people attend, at 210, and it was still comfortable. We chose to have the ceremony in the grove outside and everyone fit just perfectly. This place is a must see!!! Thank you to everyone at Green Acres for a magical wedding!”
- Fadia – Reviewed on 11/12/2014
Couldn't Be More Pleased
“Gosh – we just couldn't be more pleased with Green Acres and the Sterling Catering crew. We were just married there a week ago and have have not only heard only good things from our guests, but we ourselves are so happy with our big day. From the planning side of things with the lovely Breanna to the catering side of things with Andrea (and day of activity with Miss Rhonda!), you all took the anxiety out of our wedding. The flip in the upper loft from ceremony to reception was flawless, and you were all able to answer our questions and execute quickly. We can't thank you enough for all you did for us! Don't pass up this venue if you are on the fence – you won't be disappointed!”
- Betsy V. – Reviewed on 10/12/2014
A perfect day!
“After our first visit to Green Acres barn, we knew without a doubt this was the place we wanted to get married! There are so many unique decorations and the chandeliers are absolutely beautiful! We received many compliments from our guests on the unique features of this venue and I can't say enough about how beautiful it really is! Prior to the wedding day, the event managers were wonderful to work with. They were helpful, and quick to respond to questions or changes. We felt confident that all the details would be carried out the day of the wedding. The catering staff did a wonderful job setting up the reception area and food, and overall everything went perfectly the day of our wedding! I would definetely recommend Green Acres to anyone looking for a beautiful wedding venue!”
- Shannon R. – Reviewed on 10/09/2014
The Wedding Of Our Dreams
“After 13 years together, we wanted our wedding day to be an event to remember. We knew that we wanted a barn venue, and after looking at a few places, we found Green Acres on The Knot. We knew just from the pictures that it was exactly what we were looking for, but seeing it in person sealed the deal. Everyone that we worked with at Green Acres Event Center and Sterling Catering were amazing. Breanna was there every step of the way answering every question that I had...no matter how little the question was. The entire staff made it very clear that it was our day and that they wanted to do all that they could to make it as special as possible. Our night was everything that we had dreamed of. 5 months later I am still hearing people say that it was the best wedding that they have been to. The venue was so special and so beautiful that it was very memorable for people.”
- Jennifer S. – Reviewed on 10/09/2014
Amazing and Magical Place!
“My husband and I fell in love with this place the moment we walked in the door. Brenna and her team were great to work with and they made my special day seamless. This place is a must see before you pick your venue. There is so much to see! Our guests just raved about how cool and unique Green Acres is. Everyone has a great time, especially me and my husband. We joke about renewing our vows so we can have an excuse to rent out Green Acres again.”
- Keely O. – Reviewed on 10/09/2014
Charming, Beautiful, and Perfect!!!
“We absolutely loved our decision to host our wedding and reception at Green Acres. The barn is absolutely stunning and the gorgeous decorations make for a beautiful backdrop in pictures. The woodsy and open grass areas outside of the barn are also incredible for pictures! The workers are always eager to help with smiles and accommodate to many wants and needs one might ask for. They are always willing to work with you and provide quick responses. We are so happy that we choose Green Acres to celebrate our special evening and looking back at the pictures, it couldn't have been more beautiful and special. Everything you could need is in one location which makes it incredibly easy for you and your guests!”
- Andrea J. – Reviewed on 10/09/2014
Excellent Venue and Service
“I had my wedding September 6th at Green Acres and was absolutely amazed how well my day went. I originally wanted and outdoor wedding (which they offer) but opted for an indoor one because the venue was so beautiful inside. I received so many compliments on the venue because of the upstairs area, downstairs area, outdoor patio, and bonfire--and of course the hidden wine cellar! There was so much to look at that I didn't need many decorations, and when I didn't like their chair or table placements they were more than happy to move or remove them. Having no on-site parking was a little more difficult because I didn't want to pay for the valet service to start early enough to get bridesmaids and groomsmen there for pictures, but their recommended valet services were so accommodating and friendly! It ended up going very smooth. At first I thought this venue might be out of my price range, but I started comparing how much it included compared to other venues and it quickly jumped to the top of my list! Anyways, I would recommend this venue to any future brides. Is you can look past the quirky cows outside (which guests actually loved and took pictures with) the inside is elegant and everything a bride could ask for!”
- Ariel B. – Reviewed on 10/08/2014
“Green Acres was great. If you are looking for a barn venue, check this place out! It gives you the rustic feel of a barn but also a formal elegance with the chandeliers. The only thing that I wasn't in love with was the cow figures outside. Don't let that stop you from going upstairs! The reception area is GORGEOUS!”
- Haley A. – Reviewed on 10/07/2014
Very happy with our experience at GA
“We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Green Acres. Because of the valet parking situation we had our cocktail hour before the ceremony and then had the dinner directly afterwards. Our ceremony was outside in the meadow area, so we didn't have to worry about any change over of chairs/tables upstairs. We ended up having about 130 guests and thought it was a great venue for that number of people. Everyone had great things to say about the space and thought it was so unique and interesting. People also really liked the bonfire pit with the s'mores. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. We don't have any regrets about having our wedding there.”
- Kalli B. – Reviewed on 9/14/2014
Fantastic Wedding Venue
“We got married at Green Acres on July 18th! What a perfect wedding! The Green Acres staff and Sterling Catering staff were absolutely professional, helpful and on top of everything! We can't believe how smoothly everything went. All of our guests were so impressed with the venue. Great photo opportunities for our photographer! (Don't miss the fireworks from Valley Fair at night!) If you truly want a unique venue, go to Green Acres!”
- Kathleen R. – Reviewed on 8/05/2014
“Thank you for hosting such a perfect wedding for us Green Acres! My husband and I had a fairy tale day and night! We were so pleased we were able to see the Valley Fair fireworks on the night of our wedding. It was sooo magical. Everyone loved the food and couldn't get over how amazing the Green Mill catering was. I would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a rustic barn, yet elegant wedding.”
- Reviewed on 7/16/2014
Dream Come True
“Green Acres Event Center staff were WONDERFUL!!!”
- Carla M. – Reviewed on 11/17/2013