Our Story

Sparrow Beginnings is owned and operated by Susan Hartford and her three daughters: Jessica Sutton, Shelby Howerton, and Katie Barlow. 2015 was a big year in this family as they were planning three weddings simultaneously. With wedding dreams and ideas blossoming in all four of their minds, the family went in search of the perfect local venue in which to turn their dream into a reality.

That’s when they made their discovery—the place they envisioned didn’t exist anywhere in or near Stillwater.

These resourceful and determined women found a rambling, romantic piece of countryside, and created the place they imagined for themselves. Like sparrows, who collaborate to build their nests, Jessica, Shelby, Katie and Susan have woven their visions into one, and worked together to bring it to life.


A true labor of love in every sense, Sparrow Beginnings has become a family business. Now, Jessica, Shelby, Katie and Susan would love nothing more than to help you transform Sparrow Beginnings according to your own personal vision.

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5317 S Hartford

Stillwater, OK 74074