About Our Farm Wedding Venue in Tiffin, Ohio
Meet the Team
Hello! We're John and Sarah Bolte. We're husband and wife, business partners, dreamers and the hands and hearts behind Arlington Acres. The farm is our home and we are so excited to share it with you.
We were married on (Sarah's) family farm, so we know exactly what you want and need as you prepare for your special day. We genuinely care and we're here to help you to have the wedding day of your dreams at our farm wedding venue in Ohio.
Sarah: I'm the creative behind the barn - I love to find ways to enhance the natural beauty of the old wood and add some glamour and romance to the farm. When you call or email, I'm your girl!
John: I'm in charge of bringing Sarah's creative visions for the barn and property to life. You won't see me as much, but you'll see my handiwork - including the custom bar and arbor I built along with all of the other custom work I've done throughout the property.
We can't wait to meet you!
"The owners of the barn, Sarah and John are the sweetest couple and Sarah was the one to give us our first tour. Through talking with Sarah we learned of her and her husband's love for their venue. You could easily tell that Arlington Acres was not just a hobby for them. To them, Arlington Acres was so much more. It was a place that others could use to grow their love and to make memories at. It was a place that was driven by family and a place that they wanted to share with others"
Samantha, AA Bride from Sandusky, Ohio
ABOUT THE FARM
Arlington Acres is set on the grounds of a working family farm in northwest Ohio just outside of Tiffin, Ohio. Our farm produces pumpkins, corn, soybeans, wheat, sunflowers and honey.
The Barn at Arlington Acres was originally built by Civil War veteran Arlington Dunn in 1878 as he prepared to build his farmstead. There is an archive on the farm’s namesake at the Rutherford B. Hayes Museum and Presidential Library in Fremont, Ohio.
The property and the farm were purchased by our family from the Dunn family in the 1970's and when we needed a name for the barn it seemed only fitting to name it after Arlington Dunn the original owner of this beautiful farm.
The foundations of the barn were first laid by our namesake Arlington Dunn in 1878 where it stood for several years and then was used as housing for the building crew and farm hands as they built Arlington’s beautiful home on the property. The lumber used for the barn and home is all native timber (butternut, walnut, and cherry) from the farm.
In 2019, John and Sarah set about restoring the barn to it's former glory and updating it to become a wedding venue. The additions included re-siding, adding windows, restrooms, getting ready suites, a kitchen and patio.
In 2022 Arlington Acres was awarded Heritage Ohio's Historic Farmstead of the Year Award for their restoration efforts.
Our farm wedding venue is located just outside of Tiffin and we are about 90 minutes from Cleveland and Columbus, 60 minutes from Toledo, and only 30 minutes from Findlay, Fremont and Bucyrus.