Meet The Founders

"The Lilly Lou Girls"

“I think we always have a hard time when someone says “tell us a little about yourselves.” We always get that deer in the headlights look. We have been asked many times which one is Lilly and which one is Lou, but the fact is, the business name is a blend of our maternal and paternal grandmother’s names. I guess, to begin, we can introduce ourselves.

Our REAL names are Lea Kapherr and Rhonda Carrell, sisters and co-owners of The Venue at Lilly Lou’s. We love elegantly set tables, beautiful floral arrangements, and the glow of candle lights.
The name itself gives a hint of who we are….that we value family roots, the story of where we came from and where we are going. We love that the venue building and the property had a life before we came along, that it supported a family, and now has been transformed to a new life that continues to give “roots” to those it meets.

We hope this gives you some insight about who we are and we invite you to celebrate with your family and friends as you make memories at The Venue at Lilly Lou’s. Thank you and Best Wishes

Lea Kapherr and Rhonda Carrell

Lilly Lou's

Our Fairytale Story

The Venue at Lilly Lou’s is a 5700 sq foot building that has recently been remodeled with the design vision from whom some call the Lilly Lou girls, but we are also known as Lea and Rhonda. We love the fact that we have a greenhouse venue and an outdoor space that is breathtaking! We have years of experience creating and making dream weddings come to life so why not create a venue that we can decorate anytime we want!

We had a vision for this building and property that others could not see. Truth be told we had seen the silo behind the building and we were sold. We continue to renovate and add new features over time so you must come and check out the improvements. We think our brides and grooms should be pampered, loved, and have only the best decor!

We look forward to meeting each of you!! 

Meet Our Team

Lea Kapherr


Rhonda Carrel


Amber Hartline

In-House Coordinator

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