Mackenzie & Courtney Clark are sisters, best friends and sixth generation Palisade residents. Through the Orchard River View Wedding & Event Barn, they offer a new way to enjoy the beauty of Palisade, surrounded by mountains, vineyards & orchards right along the tranquil Colorado River for your special events.
Mackenzie is a wife to Chris Schmalz, and mother of two boys. Cashton, 2 and Briggs, 3 months. She graduated from CSU with a Bachelor's in Economics & Statistics and is a licensed esthetician. She works full time with her husband on their family farm, Clark Family Orchards where their boys are the 7th generation. When she isn't working, you can find her swimming, ATVing, hiking, working with the farm animals (Horses, chickens, pigs, etc) or doing other outdoor activities with Chris and their boys.
Courtney graduated with her Bachelor’s in Nursing from CMU and is a nurse at St. Mary's hospital in Grand Junction as well as at the VA in Rifle, Colorado. In her free time she enjoys working with her pigs which she breeds for 4H, working with horses, hiking/running, swimming, and many other outdoor activities.
Both Mackenzie & Courtney found an interest in the wedding & events when planning Mackenzie & Chris's wedding in 2014. Over the years, their family had received many requests to host weddings and events on their farm because the scenery is just breathtaking. Courtney & Mackenzie are finally making this dream a reality with the beautiful Orchard River View Venue. Working alongside your wedding coordinator and vendors, they take great pride in giving you the wedding or special event you always dreamt of, in the place they have always called home.