Meet Lindsay!

Hi there!  I’m Lindsay - a small town girl living on the farm with my handsome husband Henry.  I am a planner, organizer, and realist.  

The Heiser Farms wedding venue is such a fun side hustle for me.  Its an opportunity to be creative and has allowed me to meet so many amazing people - couples and vendors! I love working with couples and encouraging them to make their wedding about THEM.  I truly believe a wedding should be a reflection of the bride and groom; not what Aunt Gertrude wants (sorry if you have an Aunt Gertrude!).  And the best part?!  Watching two people get married surrounded by beautiful farm scenery, spending the weekend celebrating their marriage, and relaxing with close friends and family.  

Weekdays are spent in town where I work for a cooperative financing farmers.  Unlike many other creatives in this industry, I happen to love my “corporate” job and plan to keep it because my career fits my personality and strengths.  I mean, who wouldn’t want the best of both worlds - being a part of a structured team and being an entrepreneur on the weekends?!?  

Aside from work, you can catch me enjoying lazy Saturday mornings, adventuring somewhere new, or relaxing in Pacific City.  And always with Henry by my side!  Gosh I love being married to him.  We support each other’s dreams and are total goofballs together; making each other laugh every. single. day.  We were married at Heiser Farms on September 12, 2015.  

If you’re dying to know more (and may I just say this is so awkward writing about yourself!), here’s five things you might not know about me.

  • I hate coffee.  The smell, the taste, everything!
  • I love sugar.  I’m probably this biggest sweet tooth you’ll ever meet.  I prefer fruity candy but I won’t turn down chocolate.  
  • I’m always joking around.  I believe if you haven’t had a good belly laugh in a while, you’re doing something wrong.
  • Pacific City is my favorite place.  Maybe I shouldn’t tell you that because more and more people are finding out about that little gem of a place.  But it’s where Henry and I were engaged, where we go to get away, and it also works out that Henry can fish and crab there.
  • Planning is fun for me.  It makes me so sad when brides don’t enjoy planning their wedding.  I just want to swoop in and plan it all for them so they can be focused on what’s important - marrying your love.

So that's me!  Well, sort of.  As much as I want to fit on this little internet screen.  Thanks for stopping by! 

 

 

How It All Started - 

My lovely in-laws, John and Kristi, moved to Grand Island in the fall of 1991 when Henry was just a baby.  They had a dream to own a farm and bring Henry and his little sister, Maddie, up in a rural setting.  

After remodeling their 1930's era red barn, they saw it as a center for gatherings and opened their pumpkin patch in October 1994.  Popularity grew and they needed more area to expand so John and Kristi purchased a neighboring farm in 2008.  After renovating much of this farm, including the white barn, the pumpkin patch moved to its new location in 2010.  

Shortly after renovations were complete, a family friend asked if they could have their wedding at the farm.  Simple as that, Kristi started hosting weddings at Heiser Farms in 2011!  

Not long after Henry and I were married at the farm, we took over the wedding venue portion of Heiser Farms.  We hope to continue improving the farm and it’s traditions for many years to come.  

Thanks for stopping by to learn more about us at Heiser Farms.  

 

Still there?  Phew… thanks for sticking with me!  OK let’s connect!  You can follow along on Instagram or we can continue the conversation by filling out the contact form.  

 

Lindsay, you have been so wonderful. Through the whole experience you were calm and so easy to work with during one of the most stressful seasons. From the start your communication to preview the property, signing the agreement, and day of planning was great and so easy.

- Seth and Hannah

"Thank you so much for letting us host our wedding at your fabulous farm. Everything went off without a hitch and it was more perfect than I could have imagined. Thanks for all your hard work before and during our wedding. Our memories of this day will forever be like a dream."

-Rob and Julia

We loved how absolutely gorgeous the venue was. It felt very private, but spacious at the same time. The space was so beautiful that it really didn't even need that many decorations to be absolutely stunning…We also got a ton of great advice and feedback from Lindsay that was so helpful when making certain decisions.

- Ryan and Katelyn

"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful farm with us! It was such a special day and your farm made it all the more amazing. We had several guests remark how much fun they had and how beautiful the setting was. The train was loved by adults and kids alike!..."

-Jason and Katie

"We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful venue. You're thought and detail was amazing. We have loved every second celebrating on your farm. Awesome grass! Couldn't wait to take my shoes off. Thank you!"

-Zach and Becky

I could not recommend Heiser Farms enough to a couple looking for venues in the Salem/Portland area. Wow! Seth and I fell in love with the property and the easy accessibility for our guests. Seth and I loved that our reception and ceremony were located at the same venue. Lindsay answered all my questions with grace and she was always willing to help make the process run as smoothly as possible. Lindsay was on site during the day of our wedding assisting us with any questions!

- Seth and Hannah

- Mitch and Janae

Thank you so much for sharing our beautiful venue with us.  You have been such amazing hosts, you’re so easy to work with and you have made our jobs a million times easier.  Thank you for making our special day the memory of a lifetime.

- Brady and Katie

"Thank you so much for everything. We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful setting for our special day. You guys were wonderful hosts and we will cherish our memories of our time on your farm with our families and friends."

-Jay and Kaylee

"Thank you so much for helping make our special day so perfect. The venue was gorgeous! We couldn't have asked for a better day. Our guests could not stop complimenting how beautiful it was. We really appreciate all of your work and allowing us to share our special day with you. It was truly a night that we will remember forever!"

-Ryan and Brittany

- Henry and Lindsay

"Thank you for making our day such a special memory for not only us, but ALL of our guests. I have received numerous comments on just how perfect and fun it was for everyone who attended. The last minute change due to weather went smoothly and added to the memory of our special day. It was nothing short of perfection! Thank you for everything and then some!"

-Eric and Heidi

"We can't thank you enough for letting us have our wedding at your farm. We both agree it was the best day of our lives. Our family and friends can't stop talking about how beautiful the venue is. The train was an absolute hit. I'm pretty sure just as many adults rode it. Kids at heart! We love the new dance floor also. Thanks for all your support."

-Joel and Nichole

My husband and I, along with both of our families, truly enjoyed our experience with Heiser Farms! It was the perfect farm setting that we were looking for, but the Heiser family made it even better! Having the venue for the whole weekend and not having to worry about getting in and out quickly on Saturday really allows you to enjoy it to the fullest. I highly recommend this venue and working with the Heiser family to anyone!

- Austin and Karleigh

Lindsay and Henry were ALWAYS available with any questions and always gave great advice. Lindsay always responded so promptly and never got tired or impatient with my endless questions…We couldn't have imagined a more wonderful wedding. Our guests kept complimenting on how absolutely beautiful the venue was and we continue to get compliments about how perfect and fun the day was. Thank you so much for making our day so incredibly special. You made the entire process and experience so easy and enjoyable. We can't thank you enough!

- Ryan and Katelyn

We can’t thank you enough for letting us use your beautiful venue for our wedding!  It was a absolute fairytale.  We appreciate all your help throughout the wedding planning process and the day of (like giving me the shoes off your feet so I could run through the sparkler send off!).  You two are the sweetest.

- Daniel and Jessica

Thank you so much for everything!  You have the most beautiful venue and we absolutely loved celebrating our special day here!  You two have been so amazing to work with and have made everything so easy and fun for us!  We love you and thank you for everything!

- Brady and Katie

- Emily and Andy

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