Combining rustic charm with modern elegance, the Barn at Lollie is the perfect place to hold intimate weddings, baby showers and other festive events.Located on a working farm, owned by the Schaefers family of Conway, the Barn at Lollie is the brainchild of the women in the Schaefers clan. They saw the possibility of utilizing available space on the farm on a full-time basis, rather than only part time during the fall for their annual corn maze.What they created is a lovely event center housed in a reconditioned barn on a beautiful piece of southern Faulkner County land.The barn was originally built in 1980 by Bob Schaefers, and it needed a total recondition, said Debbie Schaefers, one of the co-owners. The barn was stripped down to the metal beams "and fixed up." The women hired Eric Moix Construction to turn the barn into a usable event center."It turned out exactly how we described it and wanted it," Debbie said.Some features of the 2,500-square-foot center include the use of rough cut lumber on walls, concrete floors, four custom chandeliers and a large access barn door. The exterior is painted bright red, reminiscent of older times on a farm. The inside décor is pure country, with a twist of elegance in the lighting.For weddings, the bride has her own suite in which to get ready for the nuptials. The barn is fully heated and cooled, which means they can rent the center during November and December when many other largely outdoor venues have to close.In addition, there is a full, commercial kitchen with stainless appliances. In-floor power receptacles are also available for use to bring sound and lights to the party. Plenty of parking is also available for guests.The barn is located at 863 Lollie Road, in the Lollie Bottoms between Mayflower and Conway, just two miles from the new Conway airport. The barn's occupancy is 125 inside with an additional space outside that will hold 50.The quartet running the Barn at Lollie includes family matriarch, Pat Schaefers; her daughter, Angela Rawls; and her two daughters-in-law, Debbie Schaefers and Brandi Schaefers. Debbie said none of them have any official background in wedding or event planning, but this is something they can all do together, all year round.In spite of the fact all the women are raising families, they have been able to keep the event center running and very busy. Other family members include: Debbie's husband, Chris Schaefers; Brandi's husband, James Schaefers; Pat's husband, Bob Schaefers; and Angela's husband, Robert Rawls.According to the event center website at, rentals are available seven days a week. Only one wedding is booked per day, and events are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The ladies at the Barn at Lollie can also assist you in finding other professional services, such as for flowers and cakes.For more information about the Barn at Lollie, call (501) 764-8254, visit their website or "like" their page on Facebook at