Before you fall in love with a venue, make sure it will fit all your guests! Every venue has maximum capacity and some may have a minimum for prime dates. You want to make sure you aren't planning on too many guests or too few. If a venue fits up to 400 and you are only planning on an intimate wedding of 50, you might feel swallowed up in the space.
You also want to ask what the layout for the maximum capacity looks like. Will all your guests be in the same open space or spread out in separate rooms? Is the maximum capacity all in conditioned space or does it require outdoor space?
Our maximum capacity is set at 175. This provides space for a seated dinner for everyone in our conditioned reception space. Most of our weddings are in the 75 - 130 guest range. One of our favorites was a wedding for 30 guests with a 7 piece band! The band stage was inside along with ceremony and reception since the wedding was in July and air conditioning was important!
What about ceremony capacity - especially if it rains? For outdoor venues, do they require a tent? Does the rain plan require a room flip and is there an extra fee for that?
The majority of our couples are looking for an outdoor ceremony and we have a beautiful lawn and garden space. If it rains, we also have a large covered deck that will fit a ceremony up to our maximum capacity so you have a built in rain plan that is low stress for you and your guests
We would love to have you come for a tour!
Hi - I'm Becky Kimmons! My husband, Cale, and I are the farmers behind Pleasant Union Farm. (It may be a bit of a stretch to call myself a farmer, but I'm learning as a I go.) Our dream and journey began in our engagement and marriage and allows us to celebrate weddings with couples and families. We are learning much about farming and weddings, and my goal is to share as much as I can with you!