T H E   K N A T Z   F A M I L Y

Megan & Bryan have brought their talents together to conceive, design and direct a unique luxury operation - event venue, dessert shop and luxurious accommodations were all included in their vision of the perfect venue for your perfect day.


M E G A N  K N A T Z , O W N E R

Megan, as the founder of Take the Cake Cupcakes & Desserts, has built one of the areas leading event dessert businesses. With over 5 years in the event business she has catered over 200 weddings and received awards such as Best Dessert 2014 and 2015 at the Marion Arts Festival and Best Cake 2014. Megan was recently selected for Invest In She 2015, a group of leading Iowa Women Entrepreneurs and is very involved in the corridor wedding industry.




N I C O L E   S T U D T ,   V I R T U A L   A S S I S T A N T

Nicole is our behind the scenes expert.  She keeps track of all things financial, manages client contracts and information, social media, and projects. Her background consists of nearly 20 years of Human Resources and Project Management experience.  Nicole has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Business from Mount Mercy University and a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.






C H E L S E A   G R I E D E R,  E V E N T M A N A G E R & D A Y  O F  C O O R D I N A T O R

Chelsea is our Event Coordinator and Day of Coordinator. She was our first bride in November 2016!  Chelsea has her Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Product Development. Chelsea and her husband, Paul reside in Cedar Rapids, and are the parents to their fur-puppy, Nala Jo.