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Tim and Renee Richter would appear to have two unlikely backgrounds for an event venue. Tim initially started his career as a jet mechanic, but in 2003 set out to start his own landscaping business, Granite Ridge Lawn and Landscape. Renee has a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology and has worked in the field since 2002. Owning an event venue was not a path they initially set out to follow, but it was a path that would choose them...twice.
After hosting a wedding for a friend on their own property in 2013 the Richter’s opened The Rustic Barn at Prairie Gardens. Then in the spring of 2015 a family friend and local realtor sent the Richter’s the listing for The Landing as a joke. To her surprise Renee asked to set up a showing as the property had always intrigued her. It left Renee speechless. With its gorgeous setting along the White river and unique large rustic barn, Renee knew she had been blessed with an amazing opportunity and needed to pursue the possibility of a second venue.
"Tim and I are on this amazing journey together. We're always open to opportunities and it has led us down a path to something we're both passionate about. With Tim's hands on knowledge, business experience and my love for hospitality and people we feel this is a path that was meant to be and the destination is pretty amazing!"
Tim and Renee are both originally from Burlington. They met after college and have been married since 2004. They continue to call Burlington home and raise their family nearby.