The unexpected story of Willow Brook began years ago as we went through the wedding planning process with our daughter, Kelly. In the midst of all the excitement, joy, and anticipation, we were frustrated. We knew the kind of wedding experience we wanted to craft, but our hands were tied with recommended vendors, added fees, rigid timelines, and trying to manage all of it ourselves.

We wondered, Is there a way to get rid of all the hoops, the extras, the headache, and just build a dream day just how we imagined it?
Since we couldn’t find the solution, our family set out to create it.

We saw this breathtaking piece of land, sitting among rolling hills, decades-old horse farms, amazing wineries, with its own babbling brook! We immediately fell in love.

This land felt like a slice of heaven that was calling to be the cornerstone of celebrations and the beginning of family legacies. We turned our frustrations into action and set out to create a wedding destination where arbitrary obstacles would never stand in the way of a dream.

Hello, beautiful Bride-to-Be!

We're the Madden family.

Faith, Love, Laughter: It’s just what we’re about.

Faith, love and laughter has always been the foundation of our family. We’ve always dreamed of bringing in our individual talents to start a family business. And now, our story becomes your story. We are just as committed to your dream as you are.

We know Willow Brook is the perfect place for your wedding, and we can’t wait to meet you!

The Story

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Our Promise

Our promise -- and our pleasure -- is to come alongside you as you craft your day exactly as you dreamed. We commit to helping you hold your dream with careful hands as you intentionally choose details to help your unique love story come alive. We commit to being just as giddy about the journey of beginning your legacy with that one dream day. We commit to meeting your expectations and exceeding them because above and beyond is just what we do. That’s the Willow Brook difference.




We believe…

-Your love story is amazing and unique.

-You should be able to craft and share your love story exactly how you choose.

-You will leave a legacy that matters!


Go ahead and breathe a deep sigh of relief, because we believe in handcrafting your dream day, just as you imagined. We’ll be your Go-To Girls for everything from planning to executing on your One Dream Day.

Hi! We’re Betsy and Kelly, the mother-daughter duo and passion behind The Barn at Willow Brook. We’re both known for our energetic spirits, our attention to detail, and our hearts for love stories (we can’t wait to hear yours!). We’ll be your Go-To Girls at Willow Brook, and we can’t wait to meet you! Pull up a chair, join us for a latte and some ginger-spice biscotti (our signature homemade goodie), and get to know what we’re all about.

You’ll also run into The Madden Guys at Willow Brook. They’ll likely be busy behind the scenes making custom wood projects for the venue--and basically keeping the place running! We love our guys.

The Team

Get to Know Your Go-To Girls:

•Fixer Upper Addict

•Health Nut

•Biggest accomplishment: proud survivor of a Nicaraguan scorpion bite

•Favorite wedding moment: the groom’s face when he sees his bride for the first time



Besty's favorites

•Patriots fan

•Chick-Fil-A Gold Member

•Biggest accomplishment: hugging Taylor Swift

•Favorite wedding moment: hearing handwritten vows shared by the bride and groom




KELLY's favorites

•Kickboxing

•Drinking lattes together

•Watching Hallmark movies

•Hearing every detail of your love story and helping it come to life!





two peas in a pod

Betsy's Roles

•Point of Contact

•Willow Brook Tour Guide

•Detailed Dreamer

•Love Story Lover


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Kelly's Roles

•Venue Coordinator

•Wedding Day Point of Contact

•Guide for the Bride

•Anxiety Diffuser



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The Legacy

We’re Daryl and Betsy Madden

Fun fact: we were high school sweethearts!  

We believe: 

-Your marriage is the most important story of your lives and the beginning of your legacy.

-Marriage holds the power to impact generations to come.

-A strong marriage will always extend grace, be quick to forgive and be full of love and laughter.

We’ve always been a family that’s up for adventure! We love to work, play, laugh and enjoy life together - through all its ups and downs. We are blessed to be living the dream of working together, side by side, as a family at Willow Brook. It's unpredictable, exciting and we wouldn't have it any other way!

We are passionate to get to know all our Willow Brook couples, hear your love story and walk alongside you as you celebrate this sweet season with family and friends.

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WEDDING EXPERIENCE DETAILS >>

We cannot wait to welcome each sweet couple into the Willow Brook Family as you begin your legacy of love together!

The Wedding Experience

Our prayer is that Willow Brook will be a place where love grows and lifelong memories are made.

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