Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about considering farm venues for your wedding. As I mentioned previously, farmland is inherent to the beauty of Northern Michigan and often gets overlooked as couples search for venues with water as a main feature. The images above are from Cherry Basket Farm in Omena, Michigan. As shown above, farm venues offer unique buildings and opportunities for decor that other venues can't offer. You can keep the space rustic, or add a touch of formality, as Alicia Caldecott of A Day in May Event Planning and Design has done in the image above. By adding soft seating areas, vignettes are created which transform the raw nature of the barn into a more refined space. Often the natural light, craftsmanship and architectural features of the farm buildings are unmatched in other structures. The images above are from Weber Photography.
In addition to unique decor opportunities, farm venues offer a something else: space. Wedding guests are free to roam the properties and have the opportunity to do a bit of exploring. The amount of acreage at these venues offers the owner (or a bride) the chance to create multiple areas with different vibes, allowing the guests to each have their own experience as they progressively move through the unique vignettes. The images above are of a property in Maple City, Michigan, called Snow Moon Ranch. A working llama farm, the property offers unique barns and outbuildings, as well as stunning open vistas. The animals are a quintessential part of the rural feel of the property and the guests, young and old, have usually made a few new friends (albeit furry) by the end of the evening. The images above are from Epicure Catering.
Please don't forget the breath taking farms of Northern Michigan when planning your wedding...and stay tuned - I will feature more Northern Michigan farm venues in my Monday posts in the near future.