Meet the Owners

Meet the Owners

De Novo Barn is a family owned and operated wedding venue, brought to life and headed by the husband and wife team of Dave and Jane Jensen. Married for almost 30 years, Dave and Jane invite you to experience De Novo Barn, built on the same family property where they have spent eighteen years raising twelve children, including eight adopted from China and Ethiopia. When Dave and Jane hired a local Amish family to build a beautiful post and beam barn originally built to house horses on their property in 2004, the first seeds were planted for what would eventually become something much more special. 

Nearly ten years later, De Novo Barn was founded, and Dave and Jane have immersed themselves in their new venture.  This couple's role in De Novo Barn goes far beyond being the owners; Dave and Jane are an integral part of the management and running of De Novo Barn and form a close relationship with each of their couples, beginning with a couple's first inquiry and lasting all the way through the day of their wedding. Dave and Jane take great pride in working closely with their couples every step of the way, making this special day an experience of a lifetime.

On wedding day, you will see Jane on site attending to every detail, making sure the event runs smoothly and on schedule. Dave enjoys working behind the scenes, both around the barn and behind the wheel of the trolley, interacting with guests and making sure everyone is enjoying every aspect of their De Novo Barn experience.