Wedding Barn & Gardens!


Looking for an outdoor barn and garden venue to host

a "Slightly Different" rustic wedding???

Then you've JUST found the right place, for SURE!

Indeed, we DO have weddings here! We've had a BLAST using this gorgeous property (A National Display Garden) for such fun family events! The "PERFECT" spot for a rustic (yet NICE!) western NC wedding, with spectacular mountain views over 6 counties and TOTAL privacy... yet just an hour from Charlotte. Unlike ANY other venue, we dedicate 3 FULL DAYS for bringing two families together, removing a LOT of the stress.  It takes a long time to plan a wedding... why not simply ENJOY it, without worry of having to "pack up and get out" as soon as possible??? 

Though often too busy to remember to get photo's of our weddings, we have indeed managed to get a few... and here they are!  If the idea of a "slightly different" wedding hasn't blown yer skirt up yet... then just havva look at how some other folks have had the time of their lives here!...

First... some views of the grounds:

Here's a few aerial pic's taken looking north from the estate.  It's completely private (not even visible from the road), and
the barn serves as a GREAT centerpiece for the festivities!...
 

 

 

Back on the ground... here's a series of photo's of the gardens surrounding our barn here, which cover over 6 acres.

There's NO doubt, this former 106-acre horse ranch has become quite GORGEOUS lately! 

Though breeding daylilies is our main biz, the place is set up as one enormous "garden"... no ugly structures in sight.

Our gardens were the feature of a Nat'l Garden Tour in June of 2014.  Soon after, of the 409 that currently exist,

we became the "#1" ranked AHS Daylily Display Garden... world-wide!!!

Enjoy your stroll!...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're organic farmers, so have plenty of native wildlife around... even our bluebirds love to party!...

 

Now you hopefully can get an idea of this heavenly "slightly different" spot,

so how 'bout using it ...

For YOUR Wedding?!?!...

For any event, the barn's attached  60' X 15' covered stone patio is excellent for serving...

 

 

 

 

 

... or just havin' FUN!!!

 

RECENT UPDATE (2016)!!!

We've added 2 new large "rustic" bathrooms, a bridal suite, a groom's room, and laid down ceramic tile in the entire breezeway of the barn now... and it's ALL turned out REALLY cool!

A local photographer, Susan Wilson, just recently captured a few photo's for us... and here they are!

   Here's the East side of the breezeway sporting the new tile, that looks just like wood planks!...

 

The new Ladies room is pretty cool too!

 

The Men's room is pretty awesome too, I REALLY like how the vanity turned out... was a lot of work!

 

The "Groom's Room" has two (stall) doors, is situated just off the main breezeway, and can also be used as a "barn boutique" lounge...

 

The new "Bride's Room" is quite nice, too!

 

The interior for the barn is no longer used for animals (of course). The breezeway is 60' X 15', and can be used for many purposes.

Though it's now covered in a gorgeous "wood like" ceramic tile, I hope you can at least "get the idea"!...

 

 

 

... seating up to 70 people (perhaps rehearsal dinner Fri eve, switched to serving on Sat?)...

 

For over that number (up to 350, with on-site parking) tents are needed...

and do indeed spruce the 'ole barn up a lot too.  We've re-surfaced this area recently, but you can get the idea...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding ceremonies on the "big hill" under the big "Wedding Maple" provide a 360 view of the mountains, farmland, and NC's largest park -

South Mountain, at 87K acres! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not too shabby a spot for portraits and group pic's, either!...


 

 

 

 

 

 

In fact, there are a LOT of GORGEOUS specially created "vignettes" for portrait taking 'round this place!...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some folks opt for the "Raspberry Hill" location (NW side of barn) for their nuptials, which has just been graded for a truly level area...

 

 

While smaller weddings of under 65 guests might like the pergola in the main display garden???...

 

... or perhaps in the "Swingside" gardens???...

 

Getting the Bride to the outdoor "alter" can be FUN!  This particular method has proven to be pretty popular!...

 

After the ceremony, it's SURE fun to pick up the new Bride and Groom... for a surely "farm proper" introduction to the waiting guests at the tent/reception!...

 

Even the most "jaded" of city guests seem unable to resist a photo op...

 

With no pesky restrictions, folks have been pretty imaginative about the prospects, for sure!...

 

 

 

 

We also include a "Name a Daylily" for weddings (in which we find a new hybrid to fit  the Bride's color scheme, and name it for the new couple - enough for immediate family, and parents of the B&G). You'll get ALL of the new hybrid daylily that exists, as well as a dedication!  As the new family grows, so does the daylily... pass it down for generations to come, and it's a GIFT!  Sure is "Slightly Different" than requiring you buy my products, like some venues do... and lasts MUCH longer than a bottle of wine!  ;-) 

Here's one now!...

 

All in all... a "Slightly Different Wedding" here, isn't one folks soon forget...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indeed... we've got the spot, and the MOST glorious sunsets in the land!

Now all that's missing... is YOU!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing for use of our venue varies slightly according to the size of your party.  Basically however, we close down for your entire 3-day event... we've no restrictions as to who caters or serves, or against any provider of any form of wedding-related items/services (except tents).  Our barn contains 2 exceptional bathrooms, a bridal suite, a groom's room, and a catering prep kitchen (with its own bathroom).

For a ballpark "average" of 130-140 guests, it would run $3500 (our lowest rate) for 3 full days of use. Rates climb as per # of guests (350 max), and dates chosen. More than 75 requires tenting, which must be rented from "Got You Covered" (of Shelby).

For further information... call 704-477-9939, and ask for Paul!  EVERY wedding is "slightly different" here, so any type of "form response" just doesn't cut it... so please call with questions (I don't bite!), and come preview the place for yourself!

 

We hope to help you WOW your guest,

with a TRULY "Slightly Different Wedding"!!!

 

 

 

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