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Our Story

Meet Verlyn and Lisa Fast.

Welcome! We are Verlyn and Lisa Fast, owners of Gathering Acres Event Center! We wanted to share a little about who we are and our story of owning Gathering Acres.


We have been married since January 14, 1986 and are the parents of four grown, married kids. Three of our kids live within a 90 min radius from Lafayette and are involved in various ways with the Event Center. We also have ten beautiful little grandchildren! 


Lisa has loved decorating, making invitations, programs, etc. for all of her kids weddings and receptions. She has been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1996 and loves making table favors, invitations, and large paper flowers for weddings and events. She is very involved in all the event decorating at her church as well. Lisa also has wedding coordinator experience. We live directly on the property, and are there for any questions, issues or anything that might arise. Verlyn and Lisa have been self employed entrepreneurs their entire marriage and are so excited for this next journey together!

In July of 2016 we set up a huge tent in our front yard for our youngest daughter's wedding reception. We had so much fun preparing for that event and loved having it on our acreage!


This is when the idea of a wedding barn began. Soon after Lisa was asked to be the wedding coordinator for a family friend and the wedding took place at a local wedding barn. She loved the whole experience and quickly was able to see what was missing and what would make the experience much better. From there, the plans began to take shape on how to make a barn wedding, reception, or dance go smoother.

Whether it's a wedding, anniversary celebration, birthday party,Quincenera or other event, we can't wait to help you celebrate! Here at Gathering Acres we want to make your event as enjoyable and memorable as possible. 

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