Rochester MN (KROC AM News) -  A popular Rochester venue for weddings has a new operator.

Effective immediately, all operations and management activities of the historic Mayowood Stone Barn will be under the control of Powers Ventures.

The venue was part of the original Mayowood estate and was used by the Mayo family to host carnivals and barn dances as well as an occasional wedding. A private group purchased the Mayowood Stone barn and the surrounding property from the Mayo family in 2007 and Powers Ventures began catering events at that time.

Joe Powers, a Rochester native and avid Mayo Clinic history buff is excited to begin taking over the historic property, “The Mayowood Stone Barn is a wonderful part of our Rochester history. Over the years, the Mayowood Stone Barn has been a part of many important mile stone from weddings to anniversaries. We look forward to providing our highest level of service and dedication to the community at the Mayowood Stone Barn, my team is thrilled to begin full operations,” said Powers.

The Mayowood Stone Barn has become a gateway destination for Twin Cities brides, and continues to be a local favorite for weddings and event. The property operates seasonally and typically holds between 60-70 weddings and events per year.

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