A part of the history of Lake Cumberland – The “Barn” first built at Hafford Bottom on the Cumberland River in Russell County. As the government made plans to build the Wolf Creek Dam that would create Lake Cumberland as we know it today, the people of the River were making plans to move. The McKinley family tore down all their buildings and moved them across the lake to Wayne County-Monticello and rebuilt all the buildings. The “Barn” was rebuilt and used as a dairy barn and later a tobacco barn. McKinley Farms is still an active grain farm. However, The Barn is now a beautiful wedding venue with lots of Lake Cumberland history. The Barn @ McKinley Farms is owned and operated by:
Larry and Ellen McKinley 2165 W Hwy 92 McKinley/Sexton Rd. Monticello, KY 42633 Phone: 606-307-2979
~ Richardson Farms Wedding Barn ~
A local, family owned and operated farm and event venue. After 50+ years and 4 generations of cattle farming, the Richardson’s have decided to share their own little piece of heaven with the public. Rooted in family and tradition, the operational cattle farm boasts a large barn, plenty of scenic views, a genuine farm atmosphere with cattle and horses, and the first and only flower farm in the area. Whether you’re scheduling a wedding, a reunion, or even a birthday party, the Richardson’s will be glad to provide you the perfect venue. Contact them at 606-307-3403 or check them out on Facebook at “Richardson Farms Wedding Barn” or “Beulah Blooms at Richardson Farms” and don’t forget to ask them about their fresh-cut flowers.
~Old Glory Schoolhouse~
Old Glory Schoolhouse in an original, 100 year old, 2 room schoolhouse in rural Wayne County. Easily accessible off of highway 90, you will find ample parking & 2 large venues to host your events: the 4000 square foot schoolhouse itself & the 6000 square foot barndominium.
Old Glory hosts several community events annually & takes pride in offering their grounds as a place for makers, bakers, creators, & local craftsman to showcase their work & have it available on the spot to purchase.
With over 100 local vendors participating in their marketplaces 3 times yearly, these events are quickly growing as some of the largest in southern Kentucky!
Old Glory also hosts community events such as “Touch A Truck,” where children can come with their family to enjoy seeing big rigs, race cars, fire trucks, police cars, semis, log trucks, bulldozers & many more. They can talk to their owners, see how these things work, & be able to touch & feel them.
“Tea Party with the Princesses” is another event showcased for our community. Old Glory works closely with a local entertainment organization to provide a one of a kind event that cannot be matched! Individuals enjoy tea, a snack, & a full 1 hour show, plus meet & greet with many Disney Princesses. A show you don’t want to miss!
Other events hosted are weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, meetings, classes, dinner parties, & so much more.
Complete with a full kitchen, handmade farmhouse tables & benches, shiplap wall interiors, rich oak floors, plus all the original windows & walls, this place will offer original character that dates back to the early 1900’s; but also gives you modern amenities to make your visit comfortable.