A Very Rockabilly Wedding…… Venue

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.

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!)

Phil and Lisa

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 ; )

-Pennywise

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Classy but Casual Vintage Rockabilly Affair

Hi there!

Today I was planning on writing about regular everyday clothing, that when used the right way can give a pinup flair, but since I do this purely for fun I have decided that I shouldn’t box myself into a clothes/hair/makeup only blog. If the topic is pinup/rockabilly/retro/vintage related and I believe It’s a deal you should know about, well… I’m going to write about it!

A HUGE part of my extracurricular activities currently have been wedding planning! Let me start by explaining our wedding theme: Classy but Casual Vintage Rockabilly affair. Our budget: As cheap as possible. Haha!

  • Classy: Guys & gals will be looking sharp as all hell! (Below is the current 1st place contender for the bridesmaid dresses, as well as the look for the guys.)

Bridal Party

  • Casual: My fiance and I want the whole thing to be the funnest party our guests have ever attended, rather than a stuffy, formal, “when is this shit going to be over” wedding.

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  • Vintage: The color story of the wedding will not be the traditional rockabilly black/red/white color scheme. There isn’t anything wrong with those colors by any means, we have just chosen to soften things up a bit with the color selection below…

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  • Rockabilly: The heart of the wedding will be the music and the car culture that defines “rockabilly”.

Now that you know what we’re dealing with here, later this week I will tell you all about our CrAzY venue search and how we found the perfect venue that fit our theme and budget!

Happy Monday!

-Pennywise