Meet Owners Eric & Whitney Shneyder

Whitney Shneyder

Owners Eric & Whitney Shneyder had always dreamed of living in the country and running their own business and it all started with a love story of their own. 

Eric met Whitney in Milwaukee Culinary School in the spring of 2012 where they developed an instant connection with one another. Eric grew up in Pewaukee and Whitney is a Hartford native. 

Whitney holds degrees in Dietetics & Culinary Arts where she was able to cultivate her deep passion for the hospitality industry. Growing up she would meticulously plan tea parties and play dates with friends, not knowing her love for subtle event details would someday lead to wedding planning. 

Eric earned his degree in Culinary Arts where his passion for food flourished into a creative outlet. Combining his culinary skills with his love for the outdoors, a 12 acre property with an endless outdoor honey-to-do list fell perfectly into place. 

Not only is their home full of history and humble beauty, but it stands as a testament to the love, dedication, hard work, and the unending imagination that it's owners share together. It is a home built with love for generations to come and they can finally open it's doors to share with you. 

The couple was the first married on the property in June 2014. Only 2 weeks later they broke ground to renovate the existing barn into what it is today. Over 3 years in the making, Rustic Manor 1848 opened it's doors to it's first wedding in April 2015. 

"We live in a fantastic community with amazing people who make Rustic Manor 1848 the unique venue it is." - Eric & Whitney Shneyder

Eric & Whitney's wedding from the incredibly talented Simply Love Films. See what Rustic Manor 1848 looked like before the renovations with the first ever wedding on the farm. 

Meet husband and wife team Eric & Whitney Shneyder. Learn why they love what they've created for you here at Rustic Manor 1848.

Meet Event Manager Monica


Monica grew up in the outskirts of Lake Country. After earning her degree, adventure called Monica and her husband away to Hawaii where she worked her way across the island of destination weddings, eventually into event management. Three years later, Wisconsin called her home where she fell into the excited arms of the Rustic Manor 1848 team. She finds such joy in planning events and weddings. "I knew within my first week in the RM office that I was hooked for good! There's something deeply special about the beauty of Wisconsin." 

Some of Monica's favorite tasks here at Rustic Manor 1848 include connecting with clients, laughing with the team, serving drinks out of the flip out bar window and witnessing a good polka dance through the open barn doors. When she isn't making events come to life, Monica finds herself searching for the next adventure to sneak away on, hoping it includes a cozy reading spot, water for kayaking or just enjoying a new culture. Be sure to share your adventure stories with her the next time you visit the barn!

now hiring!

We're looking to add to our already amazing team of event professionals. Positions begin immediately!
Your position includes referral bonus programs, employee event discount programs and a 401k
making Rustic Manor 1848 a great place to work!