September 28, 2013
LOCK HAVEN – “You want to get married in a barn?”
Jeff and Christina Frank, owners of the historic barn located near Lock Haven, thought the request was out of the question. Their astonished reaction, however, did little to dissuade the optimism of the bride-to-be. “You’ll be surprised,” she said. Surprised, they were.
The preparation of the historic 4,800 square foot barn, once used to house hay, potatoes and livestock, into an acceptable reception site took months for the Franks to accomplish.
The barn, located at 652 Island Road, was constructed in 1900 by craftsmen of the day. Monstrous beams, both in diameter and length, provide the framework for the open space that can house more than 200 guests.
The weathered barn boards provide the perfect rustic juxtaposition to a formal affair. The building is surrounded entirely by acres of either corn, tomatoes or beans, depending upon the crop rotation. Swing open the back, second floor doors and the entire mountainside is in view.
With the cleaning complete, the Franks awaited the big day. They watched in amazement as the lighting crew, decorating team and caterer descended upon the site. Sneaking a peak at the barn’s interior the night before the big day was like walking into pages from a magazine.
“I burst into tears when I saw it,” Christina said. “I’ve always had a soft spot for romance, and this certainly was more than I could have ever imagined. “To date many beautiful weddings and receptions have been hosted at the site, the Franks are quick to add that word of mouth and our website has been the primary means of advertising.”We realize that others may desire this type of site for celebrating their special day.”Interested parties may schedule a viewing by calling Jeff Frank at 570-660-7288.