Artists are storytellers. Whether it’s a ballad of watercolor or an oil painting’s journey along a canvas. Inspiration can come from emotions, beautiful scenery, music or even an old house. Greencrest Manor, the story of her existence, and her rise to glory offers more than enough inspiration for artists like Katrina Crouch.
The Greencrest Manor came to life somewhere around 1935 and was, truly, built on love. George R. Burt tragically passed away while purchasing the property for the love of his life, Nellie. Pushing through the heartbreak of losing George, the dream of a home overlooking St. Mary’s Lake came to be.
Later in the late 60s the property was purchased and used as a seminary by the Catholic Church. After twenty years the manor gained new owners’ hands who showed it no love or attention. Tom and Kathy VanDaff took on the estate in 1987 and spent two years on extensive renovations. Greencrest Manor opened to the public in 1989 as a bed and breakfast.
Falling in Love with Greencrest
Current owners Jenn and Dave fell in love with the manor’s charm and history. They saw the potential and beauty that Greencrest offered. After purchasing the estate the restoration began, along with a new chapter for Greencrest Manor. Jenn’s background in the wedding industry propelled a new idea: the French-Normandy styled home was an obvious choice as a wedding venue. The whimsical gardens, romantic suites, and rich history make a perfect location to celebrate love.
George and Nellie laid the groundwork. Their great love is honored vicariously through the couples who choose to wed here and the families who make memories in the bed and breakfast.
Welcome to Greencrest Manor.
Artwork and wax stamps are by artist Katrina Crouch.
Flat lays and visual styling are by Meaghan with Birch Affair.
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