Morgan Acres consists of five manicured acres complete with vineyard, brambles, orchard, pond and plenty of outdoor sites for special events. Several tent locations are available and multiple barns on the property offer a variety of backdrops for photography. The 4000-square-foot Grand Barn is the centerpiece of the property. Recently renovated, its hand-hewn beams and high wood ceiling create an awe-invoking setting. The Barn includes a bridal suite, kitchen, (2) full bathrooms, loft seating and dance floor. Two large sets of barn doors in front and back open, inviting natural lighting and air flow. The large main loft is joined to two balcony sections by arched, wooden walkways. The upper sections can seat up to 175 with additional seating on the main level. The main level is fully ADA accessible. An outdoor deck is available for expanded seating or outdoor activities.
The farmstead was originally constructed in 1840 by the Ploenges family, one of many German families who emigrated from Prussia to the United States in the early 1800’s. (Pre-Civil War, pre-Abraham Lincoln Presidency construction.) It was originally part of a 1000-acre farmstead reaching from Cumberland Road into Hancock County. The house & main barn were built from the trees grown on the property. The original hand-hewn timbers still comprise the beams, columns, flooring and siding. The Grand Barn has been restored to maintain its original integrity and design. The property remains a historically significant piece of Indiana history and is eligible for the Indiana Historic Registry.