Meet our family! We have 5 kids. Kjersten (25) and her husband Rylan live in Huxley, Kjersten works full time at Eagle’s Ledge and Rylan works for Happe Homes. They just welcomed their first daughter and our first granddaughter Saige Elizabeth in Sept 2022! We are over the moon in love with that little girl. She’s definitely has us all wrapped around her little fingers. Kjersten is my right-hand man at the Barn and with hopes she takes the reigns someday. Koby (23) lives in Kiron IA and works for Ullrich Farms, his fiancé Bailey is currently in graduate school at UNI for Speech Pathology. They are getting married in July 2023! Josie (20) lives in Ames and is a CNA in the med/surg department at St Anthony Hospital, Cade (19) works for us at the restaurant and is a catering leader for The Lincoln Club and Madyx is 14 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!
John & Heidi Baratta