a 50 year tradition
About 50 years ago, Oak Hill became part of our family. It was purchased as a weekend home but quickly became much more as my parents poured their hearts and souls into restoring the property to its original state. Along the way, they fell in love with collecting antiques and preserving the rich history of the farm.
For 26 years...
Our dream was becoming a reality and the county ultimately issued us a permit for our family cemetery. We moved St. John’s church to Oak Hill and placed my father in his final resting ground. My husband Doug and I were the first to be married in the newly restored church and from there we’ve invited many to share in our joy and experience Oak Hill for themselves. The last 20 years of our lives have been touched by the many couples who have been captivated by the magic of Oak Hill. We invite you to do the same. –Becky Riedl
The Farm: A Love That Lives On
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- Details make all the difference
- Kindness feeds the soul
- Compassion brings happiness
- Good things take time
- Life is about the people you meet and the ideas you create with them
- Live your dream and wear your passion
- Open your mind & heart to new things
- Help the next one in line
- Be brave – find your way and believe in it
- Respect nature, others and yourself
- Ambition and determination lead to success
From what was once my childhood weekend home to what is now Oak Hill, I have spent my life loving this farm. I couldn’t be happier raising my children, growing a business and sharing Oak Hill with others. You’ll find me drinking coffee (and wine), hiking with our kids & dogs, and organizing weddings. Simply put, I am so grateful to live a life where I can give love and laugh lots.
Doug is my husband and love of my life. Doug is from upstate New York and we met in Chicago while working at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Doug immediately loved the farm and starting a wedding business was actually his idea! Doug is a beer fanatic, excellent cook and raises Belgian draft horses as a hobby. You’ll find him driving the antique Model A or the horse-drawn carriage during weddings and kicking back on the porch in the evenings.
Sandy is the farm matriarch and my mother! She is the sweetest and most hard working person in the world. She loves this farm with all her heart and it gives her great joy to share it with others. You may notice her gardening at Oak Hill, caring for the farm animals and marrying many of our wedding couples!