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The Baratta’s

Meet our family! We have 5 kids. Kjersten (24)  and her fiancé Rylan live in Huxley, Kjersten currently works for the Iowa Clinic and Rylan works for Greenland Homes. Kjersten will be my right hand man at the Barn and with hopes she takes the reigns someday. Rylan and Kjersten will be having their wedding at Eagle’s Ledge in May of 2022, we are counting down the days!  Koby (22) lives in Wall Lake and works for Ullrich Farms, his significant other Bailey is currently in graduate school at UNI for Speech Pathology. Josie (19) lives in Carroll and is a CNA in the med/surg department at St Anthony Hospital, Cade (17) works for us at the restaurant and is a catering leader for The Lincoln Club and Madyx is 13 and is a familiar face at all locations!

John grew up in the restaurant business. He has always had a passion to jump back into it. Back on 2014 we decided to get back into the industry and purchase the Lincoln Club Catering and Banquet center in Glidden IA. Here we host events of 500+ guests and cater all over the state of Iowa! We purchased Wow Weddings decorating and wedding planning back in 2017. We did decide to sell that part of the business in 2019 and we have since opened our 2nd location in Baratta’s Steakhouse in 2019 and have grown by leaps and bounds!

We have always had the dream of building our own venue. This place reflects all of our knowledge of this business under one roof. We aim to be the one stop shop for all brides and grooms in central Iowa. We are so proud of where we have come and continue to go in the future. We are humbled to be a part of the Madrid Community and strive to make an impact for them and all involved for years to come!

Much love!

John & Heidi Baratta