Contact Jen Frank at 920 685 2094 or email if you have questions about The Gathering Space
The Gathering Space had been known in the community since its construction in 1856 as The North Rushford Church. Originally built by an Episcopalian congregation over 150 years ago, it still stands sturdy and strong on a hill top west of Omro on State Rd 21. In 2010, The Gathering Space was purchased by father and daughter Charles Foote and Jennifer Frank. Their vision for use of the space included weddings, parties, events, and community performances. Cozy, intimate, beautiful, and elegant – those are the adjectives most used to describe The Gathering Space. It goes without saying that The Gathering Space is a wonderful place for a wedding, but it is also a great place for a holiday party, special event, shower, or performance. A musician who performed a holiday concert at The Gathering Space, John Duggleby, described The Gathering Space as “The Carnegie Hall of Omro” because of its amazing acoustics!
Scroll down to read more about the history of The Gathering Space. Go to the booking calendar on the right hand side of the Home Page to check availability, and click on ‘Rates and Services’ to learn more about reserving our beautiful space!
History of The Gathering Space (Formerly The North Rushford Church)
This is from a letter sent to Jennifer Frank regarding the history of the old Rushford Church.
“My name is Ed Fisher. I live in Sheboygan. I read an article called “New Life for a 153 Year Old Church”. I wanted to say what a wonderful thing it is that Jennifer and her father are doing for the old church! I have admired it for many years and always hoped it would be preserved as there is a family connection there for me.
My mother, Eunice Harvey Fisher, told me that the founders of the church were sisters – Elizabeth Baldry Harvey, and Susan Baldry Davidson. Their brother, John Baldry probably also had a role, and there have been others.
They all lived in that stretch of the road leading north from the church. They immigrated from Carbrooke, Norfolk County, England.
At the Rushford Cemetery there are 73 members of our family including my wife. At 91 years old, I will be there soon, but I’m resisting it nicely at the present.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon at The Gathering Space.
If anyone wants more information on the history of the church they may contact Ed or his son Larry at the following:
617 Greendale Rd
Sheboygan, WI 53081