Finding a wedding venue is a b*t@h!!!! Just when you think you have found your dream venue, they quote you a price that makes you wonder how anyone can afford to survive and get married in the same lifetime!
Take for example one venue [that I will not name]. We found a very nondescript website and thought “Hey, they look interesting. Let’s get more information.” One absurd quote later we were laughing hysterically at the $7,000/6hr price tag! Mind you, that included NOTHING! No tables, no chairs, no food and I bet they even charged you for toilet paper. Now it was cool, but sure as hell not 7k cool!
There are a million different special rules and requests that venues informed us of as we searched for the perfect place to hold our Classy but Casual Vintage Rockabilly Affair. Here are a few of the dozens of rules we ran into:
- No music after 9pm.
- No hard alcohol.
- No outside vendors of any kind.
- No amplified sound.
- No candles.
- No decorations from anything other than the floor.
- No parking.
- No wine.
- No real flowers.
- The list goes on, and on, and on…..
Needless to say we were quite discouraged in our hunt, until we found Heart of Rock Farm.
The Heart of Rock farm is a newly renovated farm venue with a GINORMOUS dance floor, complete with disco ball and DJ booth.
It also includes:
- Bridal changing area
- Groom’s bunk house
- Tables and chairs
- Awesome bar with a bowling lane bar top
- Outdoor lighting & fire pit
- Beautiful ceremony location that faces the country side
- and two of the nicest owners you will ever meet! (Seriously, we spent 3 hours with them the first time we met!)
Philip & Lisa Hahn are the amazing couple behind the Heart of Rock Farm. Lisa has been a DJ for the past 15 years specializing in classic rock and Philip is an experienced wedding officiant.
They have quite an extensive props inventory that you can pick and choose from at no extra cost. The collection includes linens, vases, signs, furniture,….motorcycle etc.
I loved the fact that they had giant marquee L-O-V-E letters since Tanner proposed to me by marquee 🙂 We were so happy to find this place and we got it all for around $2,000!
I knew we had picked the perfect place when I came across this hanging in the Bridal room…..Yup that is The Man in Black and The King. Sold.
For around $2000 including DJ and coordination, this place really is a steal! If you or someone you know is looking for a venue and feeling discouraged, just tell them to keep searching. You never know when something may pop up! Even at 4:45pm on a Tuesday once all work brain juice has been used up ; )