The Ottertail Creamery
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Bridal Reflections: Interview with Nessa Burlingame
Q: Where was your wedding held?
A: “We had it at The Ottertail Creamery, which is where I actually go to church. It is a really beautiful, renovated building.”
Q: Why did you select The Ottertail Creamery?
A: “After looking at a lot of different places around town, The Ottertail Creamery was definitely close, since a lot of people had to travel to it. Of all the other places that we looked at, the Creamery just stood out the most. At The Ottertail Creamery, everything looks like a piece of artwork to me.”
Q: How did your wedding pictures turn out?
A: “They turned out awesome. I have a lot of people tell me that they look like they should be in a wedding magazine. I was flattered because I had no idea how they should turn out. Especially that day, there wasn’t great weather outside but the pictures look just as pretty as if they were outside.”
The historic Creamery in downtown Ottertail is the perfect place to plan your wedding and/or reception. We provide services including live musicians, DJ, sound equipment, lighting, bridal assistance, hair styling, and more. Contact us today for more details about hosting your next special event at the Creamery.
Builder’s Corner: Interview with Wendell Danielson
Q: What was it like starting on the creamery?
A: “When we bought the property, we took out 4,000-5,000 tires. It filled two semi-trailers full of tires that we hauled away. The roof was completely gone, and the windows were broken or missing. There was a significant amount of cleanup to do before construction could even begin on the structure.”
Q: How did you go about the renovation project?
A: “We would have prayer meetings, worship, and prophecy at the Creamery with no roof on it before we even got started.
“Most of the construction work was done from October ?08 to February ?09. Six to eight weeks of the project, the temperature was around zero degrees in the dead of winter. We ended up with 80,000 pounds of demolition debris from the second floor alone or 14 dump truck loads. It was a concentrated team effort to put up the new roof. Getting the materials in place for the roof and the prayer tower was a logistical challenge. There was a grace that we had to accomplish the work at the time.
“For demolition, we started knocking down walls, converting six rooms into one large meeting sanctuary. In the coolers, the walls were made of cork covered with plaster. The original concrete was cast into place, reinforced with rebar, and had to be jackhammered out.”
Q: What is the prayer tower addition?
A: “The prayer tower is an octagon with windows facing each direction. It provides balance and proportion to the building, and stands about 56 feet tall and 24 feet across.
“Part of our future vision for the Creamery is to include apartments and a parking lot.”