The Barn at God’s Country is an event venue just outside of Center, Nebraska. The location offers scenic views, lots of wildlife, and a feeling of peace.
Beautiful Rustic Event Venue
Welcome to The Barn at God’s Country! After the unexpected death of their son, Brandon Gerdes, Corey and Lisa Gerdes decided to transform tragedy into a legacy as they restored a vintage barn in the heart of God’s Country, creating a beautiful venue for celebrations — weddings, social gatherings, and vendor shows. They are eager for you to experience the barn’s beauty and ambience.
The Barn offers a beautiful, rustic, tranquil space with scenic views for your dream wedding. Have your ceremony and reception all in one place!
Perfect space for hosting family gatherings, Christmas parties, graduations, retirement parties, corporate events, and meetings.
Easy access to the highway and a plethora of space makes The Barn an ideal venue for craft shows, junk jaunts, gun shows, and home shows.
Upcoming Public Events
June 25th – Bands & Food Trucks @ The Barn
June 30th, July 28th, August 18th – Praise & Worship Concert for all ages (2 bands)
October 9th – Fall Vendor Fair
About The Barn at God’s Country
Brandon loved hunting, especially in God’s Country. That’s what he called the rolling hills and rugged terrain in Knox County near the Center area. He was an avid hunter and he enjoyed scouting the terrain. He had a deep appreciation for all that it offered, even the sheer grandeur of the view. “Look at this, Mom,” he would say, “This is God’s Country.”
Originally, Corey & Lisa’s plan was to purchase some land in this area as hunting ground. They wanted to preserve a place where Brandon’s friends could continue to hunt, and of course, share some memories of him. An old barn with its unique brick foundation came with the property. At first, they had no real plans to restore it. The barn had no flooring left, so it was mostly muck and mud, as water from a nearby culvert had run a stream through it on occasion.
But, when Brandon’s friend and hunting buddy, Eddie Francois, saw it he told them, “You fix this barn up, and I’ll get married here.” So thus began their project of renovating the barn.