Schuster's Farm was originally farmsteaded by the Gangstad family. The Schusters purchased the farm in 1990. They started with pot-bellied pigs and then miniature donkeys. The farm didn’t hit the market right, buying high and selling low, and demand dwindled so in 1994 the Schusters planted 1/3 acre of pumpkins and sold them on the front lawn. They enjoyed the guests and Don was thrilled to be able to “get dirty” so the next year they added squash. The Schusters committed to adding one new thing every year at first and now they tend to add many new activities and farm changes each year.
Schuster's Farm private reservation season (Mid-May through October) has been growing the last several years. We have hosted an amazing range of life celebrations and accomplishments-truly covering the life cycle from weddings to baptisms to birthdays to life memorial celebrations. The number of weddings at the farm has increased due to an increased desire of couples to get married outdoors and have one venue for it all(ceremony, cocktails, dinner and dance (plus bonfire). We work very hard to insure that each couple’s wedding day is everything they hoped for and more.
Weddings at Schuster's Farm
We offer indoor or outdoor ceremony with benches and arbor. Our most popular ceremony choice is in our donkey & llama pasture (We lock the animals out for the ceremony.). It is a beautiful three-acre section of rolling hills and burr oaks with crop and forest land for a background about a quarter mile from the farm buildings. We provide a wagon ride for all guests to and from the ceremony site. The bride and her bridesmaids arrive after all the guests in their own private bridal wagon pulled by one an antique tractor. We have two beautiful and unique building options. The round barn is the last standing in Dane County and our newest barn, Big Red, features high ceiling space and barn wood decor.
A wedding at the farm is unique and personal for each couple. The cost for a wedding varies based on the desires of each couple from ceremony location to decorating desires to seating and facility choices.
Schuster's Farm can also host fun company picnics that allow adults to come out and play!