Searching for the perfect venue for a wedding or other special event is a big task. It has to be just right – beautiful, unique, and everything you’ve ever dreamed of. This is where Milt’s Barn comes in. Situated 40 miles southeast of the Fargo/Moorhead, Milt’s Barn is a gorgeous country property that would be perfect for any event.

“Milt’s Barn was built in 1898,” explained co-owner Mary Seifert via email. “It is named after Milton Seifert, who purchased the building site and farmland back in the 1960’s.  Milt had the vision of turning the barn into a dance/community gathering place for the Pelican Rapids area. Milt’s dream did not become a reality before he passed away in 1992.”

Determined to keep Milt’s dream alive, Mary and her husband Ross (Milt’s son) took over the property and in 1997 were the first couple to wed at the newly developed event center. In 2011, Milt’s Barn became available to the public for use.

“This venue is seasonal, late May through early October – holding only one event each weekend,” said Seifert. She added that this ensures an intimate event with plenty of time to get every detail right.

Milt’s Barn is an expansive property with large oak trees dotting the landscape. There is a play area for children – and space for the grown-ups too! Camping is allowed on the grounds for people who want to party all night. Other available amenities include two private cabins for getting ready before the event, a fire pit, a movie screen with projector, outdoor games such as horseshoes or beanbag toss – and even a tiki bar! Tables and other equipment are also available if needed.

“It’s private, rustic, personable, camping is available – you have the freedom to do what you want to do,” Seifert said.

The barn can seat around 250 guests but there is additional space for seating outside as well. Milt’s provides a facility attendant who will be present for the event – the attendant will open the farm, answer any questions, handle emergency situations, and supervise set up and clean up. A gate attendant is also provided to monitor traffic and parking.

Milt’s Barn is a unique and intimate space that’s perfect for any wedding or large event. For more information or to inquire about booking, visit


by Rachelle Gordon