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Green Acres History
Previously the Goodrich-Ramus barn, Green Acres, Enchanting Event Center in a Historic Barn™, is the oldest standing barn in Eden Prairie and an important part of Minnesota history. Green Acres became the first and only event center in the city of Eden Prairie on March 1, 2013.
In 2009, Hennepin County developed construction plans to widen Pioneer Trail and considered demolishing the barn, but the City of Eden Prairie and the Historical Society stepped in to save it. An article in the Star Tribune about its demise brought Steven Schussler, well-known as the creator of the Rainforest Cafe® chain of restaurants, to invest in and restore the barn.
Event Center Location
Green Acres is located next to Staring Lake Park with its lush trees, trails, and wildlife making it a wonderful and picturesque backdrop for beautiful pictures. You can have your dream outdoor wedding ceremony underneath the canopy of trees. The specially built wood-burning brick fireplace is lit at no extra charge for your event inviting your guests to the rustic chairs and benches to enjoy the crackling fire. Old fashioned pavers, classic John Deere tractors, a horse-drawn carriage, and a custom-built hayride with cow benches add whimsical fun. Roast marshmallows over the Cowboy Cauldron’s open fire pit for delicious s’mores treats. In the evening, the barn glows with exterior theatrical lighting in a variety of color options that you can choose from.