About Us

The unexpected, perfect outcome 

What began as a vision of a B&B developed naturally and fatefully into Hopkins Heartland, a breathtaking wedding venue, with genuine values of welcome, acceptance, and service the moment you arrive. 

grace + josh

"Our day was everything we wanted and more. This venue and this team set the bar in their industry, and we are so thankful we got to share our perfect day with them!"

 I love sharing our family farm with guests from every walk of life. I returned home after 2 decades in the field of Veterinary Nursing and Horse training to restore the family’s 200 year old farmhouse into a B&B. Hospitality was a natural fit for me and the farmhouse, equally. 
 
I found my groove as an Innkeeper and realized that I connect with people just as well as animals. The progression to weddings was destined, with the Inn providing the perfect accessory to a farm wedding. As a hopeless romantic and unwavering people pleaser, my role as venue owner was solidified.  
 
Watching the transformation of my clients is the highlight of my work; seeing the timid bride & groom-to-be become the confident and radiant Mrs. & Mrs. We become part of each other’s family, with a bond that lasts a lifetime. By providing a path, encouragement, and empathy, the newlyweds become the main attraction, and the farm is the shining backdrop. Pure fulfillment. 

A 5th generation dairy farmer with a passion for historic restoration and earning 5 star reviews! 

Meet Ingrid

What began as a vision of a B&B developed naturally and fatefully into Hopkins Heartland, a breathtaking wedding venue, with genuine values of welcome, acceptance, and service the moment you arrive. We are here to ease your worry, and earn your trust. You have found the place that makes you feel at home, and protects you like family. 
 
Our beliefs of farmland preservation & forging families is coupled with unequalled work & business ethics. We are custodians of a legacy, working together with every couple, becoming part of something larger. Dairy farming in DE will live on forever, one wedding at a time. . 



a legacy

Joanna & Matthew

09.07.19

"Ingrid is an amazing human, with a knack for the little details. She goes above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome and to make your wedding everything you want it to be." 

 Emily & Colby

08.22.20

" I can’t thank Ingrid and Corrine enough for everything they did for us. We had so many guests tell us how wonderful, beautiful, and safe it was! It was a perfect weekend and we are both so happy that we had our wedding there!" 

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Corrine’s favorite wedding season is FALL! Crisp air, boots, scarves, cider donuts, and ALL the mums. 

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A graduate of Salisbury University with degrees in Communications & PR, Corrine has been in the event industry since 2015, and was one of the first brides at Hopkins Heartland in 2018. Her Career and her family continue to grow! 

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 Corrine just bought her first home! She is ready to take on a little restoration of her own. 

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Winnie The Pooh

"Always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and more loved than you know"

Albert Einstein

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

Ingrid’s favorite wedding season is SUMMER! The corn is tall, the air is warm and welcomes you outdoors. 

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Ingrid has 3 degrees: Animal Science, Veterinary Technology, and Equine Science. She spent her senior year of college in England learning to train horses and riders alike. 

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Ingrid is an avid cyclist. An indoor cycling instructor and outdoor cycling enthusiast, Ingrid believes in a life in motion. 

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Words cannot express how grateful we are. To share in the unity of true love, to continue the family’s legacy, and to connect the two forces. We are all part of something bigger. We were all meant to be a part of each other’s story of love, restoration, preservation. We are here to ease your worry, and earn your trust. You have found the venue that makes you feel at home, and protects you like family. 

forming bonds

that last a lifetime

perfect for modern one-day or micro weddings

Honey Bee

ideal for fully customized wedding weekends

Covered Bridge

With 2 venue spaces on this expansive farm, you can create a wedding that is uniquely you. The Covered Bridge is ideal for fully customized wedding weekends. Honey Bee, with the hourly booking option, is perfect for modern one-day, tiny weddings, and parties. Explore the possibilities and find where your heartlands…