ST. JOSEPH -- The new Rolling Ridge Wedding and Events Center in St. Joseph is ready for business.

To celebrate, Rolling Ridge invited the public out to open house events on Friday and Saturday to show off their new lounge and restored 120-year-old barn.

"Planning took about three years to get the barn project done," says owner Randy Schmitz. "It's a huge relief, we got out certificate of occupancy earlier this week [so] we got over the hump -- it took a long time, but it was worth the wait."

Schmitz says after a lot of work, they're ready to get started hosting weddings and other events.

"A lot our brides we booked are coming to see the place," Schmitz says. "It's fun to get their feedback on how they think it turned out and to hear how they're planning to celebrate their day here."

"It's good to see old friends and family and just enjoying a beautiful day out here."

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON