A story to tell
Owners Troy & Kori Cripe
Even though Troy and Kori were from different ends of Elkhart County, Indiana, they both were involved in their local, well-known fair. Troy’s love of farming led him to involvement in tractor driving contests and showing swine, while Kori’s passion was horses. Their paths crossed as they both were chosen to represent their clubs at Purdue University Activities. After dating for four years, Troy proposed at one of Kori’s favorite locations, Oakwood Inn in Syracuse, Indiana, a place of many family vacations. He actually dropped the ring while proposing on the pier but it didn’t hit the water! They were married in August of 1997. The couple has a passion for helping other people. They both work in occupations of trying to make things life better for others, Troy working in agriculture and Kori in mental health counseling. Kori comes from a long line of women who love to host and entertain and so after years of opening up their home to tour buses and those wanting to learn about the history of their Indiana Historical Home, Troy and Kori decided it was time to try to keep the history “alive” by renovating the original 1860 barn to use for gatherings. It took two years to gather all the permits and loading tests and finally in 2017, Meadow Brook Barn opened its doors for the first wedding! Troy and Kori’s mission is to provide a place for one of the most meaningful days of a couple’s marriage to occur. From the first visit to decor planning, and final walk-throughs, Kori and Troy are there every step of the way. Their hope is that each guest feels blessed by what they experienced and can share these memories for years to come.
Our mission is to provide a place for one of the most meaningful days of a couple’s marriage to occur.