Meet Your Wedding Staff

About Us

Our doors opened in May of 2019.

We held our first wedding on May 18th, 2019. Our facility can comfortable accomodate up to 500 guests inside our state of the art, climate controlled building. The wedding venue features a bridal dressing room, grooms dressing room, DJ area, bar area and a grand staircase. Our outdoor space consists of a ceremony area overlooking the water’s edge.

Jim Shively


Michele Shively



We have always dreamed about owning and operating our own full-time business. Ten years ago we were able to buy 30 acres originally settled on by family back in the late 1870’s. Our dream was to build a business working with others where we could enjoy the beauty of our lakeside view as well as share it with others. Willows Bend Wedding & Event Venue is that “Dream Come True”.


With a secluded, tranquil, and breathtaking lakeside view, Willows Bend's commitment is to help you create your own special memories that will last a lifetime. We have the backdrop and once we hand you the pen, you’ll be able to write your own story that’s special to just you and your family and friends.
“Begin Your Lifelong Journey on the Water’s Edge at Willows Bend”.

01. Experience

Our true passion is working one on one with clients to build lifelong relationships. We successfully ran a fireworks business for 20 years, which helped kindle our customer-focused services, however we knew it was time to try something new.

02. Individuality

At the end of the day it’s all about you. Our happiness is based on your happiness and that can only happen when your needs are fulfilled. With your guidance we are devoted to making your day as special and unique as possible.

03. Dedication

Our goal is to be there for you. Not just for your wedding day, but for any day you might have questions, concerns, or simply need more information. If we can help, we are more than willing to aide you in any way we can because that’s what really matters.

04. Love

We have put a lot of thought into making memories special just for the two of you on your special day. The idea is to create moments that will last a life time and once you schedule a tour we can explain what those events are and when they will take place.