How did we get here?

Aurora Farms is owned and operated by Mike and Yvonne Fortner. The Fortners are the proud parents of three children: identical twin daughters, Ashleigh and Holly, and one son, Steven. And as both daughters were married just five months apart, the Fortners are extremely familiar with how difficult it can be to work within a limited budget.

Ashleigh Howard runs her own baking business (Baking by Ashleigh) and Holly Goshorn owns a photography business (H.G. Photography). Additionally, Yvonne’s mother (Amy Ammons) is a successful event planner and storyteller, while Yvonne’s aunt (Doreyl Cain) is a busy portrait artist. With so many family members already serving as vendors to other venues, it was only a matter of time before the Fortners decided to act on their longtime desire to start a family owned event venue, and Aurora Farms was born.

Aurora Farms proudly offers a variety of options, from venue only to packages for most every budget (frugal to extravagant), able to host all styles of events – from casual potluck dinners to elegant black-tie events. With Aurora Farms, your event options are endless – yet affordable. Schedule a tour now to begin planning your special day.

Photographer Holly Goshorn & Family

Photographer Holly Goshorn & Family

Baker Ashleigh Howard & Family

Baker Ashleigh Howard & Family

Steven Fortner and Family

Steven Fortner and Family

Doreyl Ammons Cain and Amy Ammons Garza

Doreyl Ammons Cain and Amy Ammons Garza

Mike, Yvonne, and grandson #8, Maxwell

Mike, Yvonne, and grandson #8, Maxwell