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Spain Ranch

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We’re a modern all-white post-and-beam barn venue with soaring ceilings set on a secluded 44 acres of woods and pastures, complete with a winding creek and a pond. Watch out for roaming Scottish Highland Bulls and American Bison. The White Barn at Spain Ranch is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous blank slate that can suit any couple’s vision for their wedding day.

Where you call home: Jenks, Oklahoma
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: The only Oklahoma venue selected to be a founding member of the Venue Report
Tulsa People Mag’s A-List 2017
Tulsa World’s Best in the World 2016
American Institute of Architects (NE Oklahoma Chapter) Reader’s Choice winner for Best Small Commercial Design
American Institute of Architects (NE Oklahoma Chapter) Merit Award Winner for Best Interior Architecture
Named to the top 50 barn venues 2016 & 2017 by The Venue Report
Nominated for Southern Weddings Best of the South Piney Awards for Farm/Barn Category
How I got into weddings: Our family has owned a 44-acre property since 2004. We used to host charity events, and guests would always tell us we should host weddings and corporate events. After one of our family members got married, we realized that is what we wanted to do to be able to share the property with others.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The hospitality! That’s what Southerners are known for. Guests are sweet, vendors are sweet, and we pride ourselves on our sweet hospitality too.
Favorite part of a wedding day? The moment right after the bride and groom exit the aisle from the ceremony. Usually no one is paying attention to that moment because they are focused on the bridal party going down the aisle after them. That moment when no one is watching has to be the sweetest and most honest moment a couple can have. We love catching a glimpse of that moment from afar. It reminds us how lucky we are to be able to host a day so special for our couples.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? 50 years from now, when you and your husband/wife are sitting in your rocking chairs drinking iced tea on the front porch, you won’t remember that the cocktail napkins were the wrong color. All you’ll remember are the sweet memories of that day. Don’t sweat the small stuff because it won’t matter in the future.
Dream travel destination? That’s a tough one…probably Monaco.
Favorite Southern city? That we’ve been to? Asheville. That we want to go to? Savannah.
Early bird or night owl? Night owl! Sunsets over sunrises any day.
Favorite pie flavor? Can’t choose just one. We are in the South after all. Pumpkin, French Silk, Banana Cream, and Cherry.
Favorite biscuit topping? Butter.

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Mount Ida Farm and Vineyard

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Mount Ida Farm now offers two distinct exclusive and private venues for weddings and private events. For those dreaming of a grand historic manor home and private lakeside ceremony site replete with a spectacular gazebo, the Mount Ida estate and event barn offer the perfect ceremony and reception location. But if panoramic mountain views in a rustic-chic location is desired, our most recent addition, The Lodge, provides the perfect venue.

Where you call home: Charlottesville, Virginia
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: Washingtonian 2017 Best Wedding Vendor and Wedding Wire 2017 Couple’s Choice Award
How you got into weddings: After years of Mount Ida Reserve strictly being an angus cattle farm, our team decided the property was way too gorgeous not to show the world. Our Event Barn (which was originally used for cattle auctions) underwent a makeover and is now the gorgeous venue that we know and love! After a few years of stunning events at the Event Barn, we decided to renovate our other cattle barn (originally a 1900s horse stable) which we now know and love as “The Lodge”!
Your favorite thing about weddings in the South: We LOVE the way Southern weddings place such a strong importance on family. It’s no surprise that weddings are a wonderful excuse to get the whole gang together again, but it will never get old watching relatives reunite for such an exciting occasion!
Your favorite part of a wedding day: The dancing! The ceremony is done, dinner has been served, and the cake has been cut. Now it is finally the time for the bride and groom to let loose and CELEBRATE!
The best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms: Hire professional vendors that you can trust! It truly does help to hire vendors that are on your venue’s preferred vendors list. These are people who know the ins and outs of the venue and will be able to run the show on the day of. Plus, a lot of the time those vendors have worked together before. TEAMWORK makes the DREAM WORK!
Your favorite Southern city: Charlottesville, of course!

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Old Edwards Inn

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Old Edwards Inn and Spa offers the perfect destination for people seeking a clean start, fresh scenery, and new perspective. Enjoy an award-winning culinary staff, professional catering, several dining venues, the fully-equipped Old Edwards Hall, a world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, and multiple lodging options for a variety of groups.

Where you call home: Highlands, NC
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: 2015 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, #16 Top Hotel in the U.S. 2015 Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards, #1 Hotel in North Carolina. 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, #5 Hotel in the U.S.
Location/Coverage: Highlands, North Carolina

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