When the phrase “winter wedding” comes up in conversation, the last thing people tend to think of is an outdoor event. It can be icy, snowy, cold, rainy … who really knows when it comes to Tennessee weather! So, with having that in mind, it’s safe to say that brides don’t find outdoor weddings very appealing during the winter months.
Drakewood Farm of Goodlettsville is looking to change that, though!
Drakewood offers some amazing potential for winter season nuptials.
With space for up to 200 people, a unique wedding can take place in the 164-year-old barn with easy, immediate access to a 4,000 square foot pavilion afterwards for receptions.
The pavilion is enclosed for winter and keeps warm with “ultra quiet” heating that ensures all guests remain cozy. Restrooms are located inside so guests don’t have to worry about trekking back out or to another location, and to top it all off, there is a coffee/tea/hot chocolate bar set up for guests as they enter to help get rid of any winter-time chills!
Having recently photographed a winter wedding at Drakewood Farm, Ace Photography agrees that this venue is a great one for the frosty season. “Most people don’t think of barn or farm weddings for winter but guests really enjoy going to a more unique venue in winter months.”
“Many times guests are invited to multiple weddings in popular months such as May, June, September and October and must choose which wedding to attend. We have noticed a higher percentage of winter guests invited are able to attend.”
Drakewood Farm not only makes winter weddings a dream-come-true, they also help bride and groom plan the entire day, down to every detail. “The owners and staff are excited and involved in the planning of each unique wedding at Drakewood Farm. As an all inclusive venue, wedding planning is easy and personalized to each couple.”
Their packages include the 40 acre property, bridal suites, groom’s cottage, use of the mansion, barns, pavilion, 5 restrooms, and complete wedding planning and coordinating.
“…floral décor, catering, bartender, D.J., vintage funiture and table décor, farm tables and chairs, china, glassware, silverware, cloth napkins, and complete set up and clean-up. Your guests should be able to enjoy all the custom details, food, music and spirits in a relaxing country setting.”
Photography can also be included in their package, and the scenic views make for spectacular photo opportunities. Bare trees, rolling hills, treed paths, grown up fields, old barns, and an old truck are among many beautiful scenes to capture!
If you’re still a little unsure about the whole “winter wedding” idea, here is a testimonial from a mother-of-the-bride who recently experienced a unique Drakewood Farm wedding:
“Chris & Katherine Jent chose Drakewood Farm because of the beauty of the property and friends who had their wedding there said the staff was so easy to work with. I am still amazed as the bride’s mom at how beautiful everything turned out. As a Wedding Planner myself, I had to step aside and be the Mother of the Bride. The staff at Drakewood made that so easy because they want it to be “your” wedding, “your” day. Every single detail we wanted was included and done perfectly. They have packages you can choose from and then the design and creativity begins. We are so thankful for this venue but most important, the amazing and talented staff!”
So, there you have it. Tennessee winter weddings are actually very possible and can be extremely worthwhile! With the help of Drakewood Farm’s staff and their amazingly convenient spaces and amenities, your winter barn wedding dream can really come true!
Photos | Ace Photography