Southern Indiana Living

JUL-AUG 2017

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when something needs fixing!" Wilkerson said, laughing. Although it was created as a bed and breakfast, The Corner House quickly ex-panded. "I started using it for bridal and baby showers as well as anniversary and birthday parties on the back patio. Then people asked if I'd do wedding receptions. Our first had 100 guests and we kept ex- panding and had to erect a tent for one with 250." Last year, she enlisted the help of more locals to construct two huge rustic barns to host receptions. "The Amish built them in seven weeks from wood they grew on their own land — oak on the ex-terior and poplar inside. We had to build two since, by law, each one could only hold up to 99 people without the need for sprinklers. But both have a whole open side and face each other, with a dance area in between. I already have 29 weddings scheduled for 2017 and eight for 2018. There's also a small covered pavil-ion that serves as a scenic wedding site. It overlooks the house from a hill about with 26 wooden benches built by Kyle Wilker-son, who also helps manage the wedding venue. Jenny Wilkerson hopes to add walk-ing trails on the property in the future and is currently designing a webpage for her business (which is listed on the national site www.bedandbreakfast.com) "I love meeting all my guests and the newly engaged couples," she said. "They seem like family and I would love to have them all return!" • The Corner House is located at 3984 N CR 200W in Rockport, Indiana. For more infor-mation, call (812) 660-0331. Nearby attractions include Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus; Lincoln Boy-hood National Memorial, Lincoln City; Lin-coln Pioneer Village, Rockport. On-site ammenties include bike rental, board games, coffee/tea facilities, fireplace, fridge, large outside hot tub, library, microwave, outdoor grilling, parking, washer/dryer, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite/cable TV and Wi-Fi. them from wood they - Jenny Wilkerson

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