Comparing venues is like comparing apples to oranges. Some venues may offer a cheaper upfront fee, but the hidden costs can add up after you sign the contract. We created a venue comparison so that you know exactly what you get from us.
Property & Venue: Exclusive use of our 40-acre property on your wedding day.
Lodging: We have lodging options right next door that can sleep up to 34 guests in five separate homes.
Choice of Ceremony and Reception Sites: We have many indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, including the Oak Tree Terrace, the Pond, and our Indoor Barn. Our indoor spaces are climate controlled and have ADA gender-neutral bathrooms suitable for up to 250 guests. We provide space heaters to keep your guests comfortable if you have an outdoor reception when it’s cold.
Planning App: We have a state-of-the-art event planning platform at no cost to you. We use Allseated, a software you and your wedding planner can use to create floor plans to scale, seating charts, tables, chairs, decor, manage guest lists, and much more.
Wedding Vendors: We have a carefully curated list of wedding professionals and allow you to bring in your vendors of choice. Clients can choose vendors not on the list but should discuss it with us first. We don’t take kickbacks or commissions from vendors as some other venues do, so this is our honest feedback and insight.
Getting Ready Suites: We have three separate Ready Rooms to ensure that everyone has their own space to get ready and relax, do hair and makeup, and take gorgeous photos of you getting ready. The Juliet Prep Room is included in all packages, and the Oasis and Hangout can be added separately.
Other Fees After Signing Contract: Absolutely not. We have no hidden, corkage, or other fees that many other wedding venues charge. We do not get any “kickbacks” for vendors we recommend.
Extra Hours: You can add on additional early prep hours or late hours if you want to party later :)
Lighting features: Our indoor lighting includes custom-built, dimmable lights and Edison bulbs, a great photo opp. Our outdoor market lights on the patio and lawn make for great wedding photos at dusk and nighttime. Our trees, vineyard, and Barn include uplighting.
Fire Pits, Music, and Entertainment: There is a lot of built-in value here. We include two fire pits and supply the propane. Our venue also has an amazing, built-in surround sound speaker system for music and speeches. For keepsakes, we include a freestanding selfie photo booth. We also have two dance floors, one inside the Grand Ballroom and the other on the Patio. Our venue has high-speed WiFi, which is great for live streaming your wedding and your guests posting your #weddinghashtag on their social media (unless you prefer an unplugged wedding). Finally, we provide many lawn games, including Connect 4, Corn Hole, and Giant Jenga.
Food & Alcohol: BYOB – beer, wine & mixed drinks allowed. There is no required alcohol purchase, saving you tons of money. We have several recommended caterers and also allow food trucks. Our venue has a dedicated concrete pad for food trucks to park. For your caterer, we have a dedicated caterers prep kitchen, saving you lots of money with your caterer.
Photo Opportunities: We have dozens of locations on the property for your photo ops. Your wedding photos will have a wide range of backdrops. Our photo opportunities are one of the top reasons couples choose us – they’re simply incomparable to other venues.
Tables and Chairs: We have plenty of stylish tables and chairs to seat 250 guests. Fifteen 60″ round tables, Four 72″ round tables, Four 8′ x 30″ rectangular tables, twenty 6′ x 30″ rectangular tables, four 4′ x 30″ rectangular tables (use for sweetheart table, guest book, cake, displays), five 30″ round by 42.5″ tall cocktail tables, 150 white resin chairs.
Furniture and Large Decor Items: Heptagon and triangle arches, market umbrellas, stylish bar stools, moveable wine barrels, three sets of gorgeous lounge furniture, and more.
Rehearsal Time: We include a 90-minute rehearsal time for you by appointment.
Smoking/Vaping Area: We have a stylish smoking and vaping area called the Smokin’ Olive Lounge. There is also a Cigar Bar.
Parking Attendant and Security: Complimentary parking in our lit, gated parking lot with a parking attendant to help guests. We include a security attendant to keep your guests safe in case something happens or someone overindulges so that your night stays on track and uninterrupted, filled with incredible memories only.
Payment Plan: We accept a $1500 initial payment, then monthly payments are available. Most venues do not accept payment plans.
Sustainability Efforts: We use sustainable practices on our property and upcycle materials when we can. Many upcycled materials are repurposed around the property. These materials, both indoors and outdoors, provide fantastic photo opportunities. Our gardens implement water conservation and use recycled materials.
Safety Details: We are legally permitted. Many venues in the area are not and get shut down, which puts the couples in trouble to find another venue on short notice. Also, we carry commercial insurance for your safety and protection. Our staff is CPR & AED certified. Also, if the power goes out, we have a backup generator to keep the party going.
What We Don’t Include: Your wedding planner and other wedding vendors, including catering, additional decor, and insurance ($100-$200). If you want us to include vendors, we can create an all-inclusive wedding package for you. Most of our wedding couples hire catering, photography, an officiant, florals, DJ.