Thank you for considering Spring Grove Farm for your wedding ceremony, reception, or special event. We’ve had considerable experience doing weddings and special events and will be happy to help you plan and carry out your special occasion.
Our goal is to please our customers-we will do everything possible to make your event spectacular. If you have questions that this information sheet does not address, please do not hesitate to give us a call. (804) 993-3891, (804) 352-7429, or (877) 409-1865.
We have a carefully restored 16,000 square foot plantation house complete with columned front portico and nine public rooms on the main floor for your guests to enjoy. Our beautiful staircase and other architectural details make lovely backdrops for your photographs. We can easily handle receptions of all sizes from thirty to well over two hundred guests and many more can be accommodated for outdoor events. We also have eight bedrooms, all with private baths, for your out-of-town guests to use for your special week end. A secluded bridal suite is perfect for the newlywed couple to spend their wedding night. The bridal suite (which normally rents for $195 per night) is provided for the bride the night before the wedding and for the bride and groom on their wedding night, at no additional charge.
We are located on two hundred quiet country acres with plenty of parking for as many cars as you might have. We have a large terrace, several decks and many porches for your guests to use. Sixteen wood-burning fireplaces in public rooms and bedrooms provide a cozy atmosphere in cool weather. We are also fully heated and air conditioned for year-round comfort. We have a commercial kitchen for the preparation of food, either by us or by your own caterer. You will find that we have every imaginable piece of equipment for your receptions, saving you the time and expense of rentals.
What About Food?
Because we have a commercial kitchen, we are able to cater for large groups, or you may bring in your own caterer to use our kitchen and facilities. If you wish us to do the catering, we will discuss with you the price per person after we know what types of food you wish served. If we do the catering, all of the equipment mentioned above is included. If you have an outside caterer and wish to use our dishes, glassware, tablecloths, and silver, we charge an additional $300 to cover the polishing of silver, ironing of tablecloths, and washing of dishes and glassware before the event.
What About Drinks?
We have several good places indoors and out for locating bars. We also have an ABC license, but we may only serve our overnight guests, and we cannot sell you alcoholic beverages for your reception. If you are planning to serve alcoholic beverages, you may need to purchase a one-time banquet license. These are easy to obtain by contacting the local ABC agent. This license may not be necessary if your caterer already has one of her own.
What About Flowers, Decorations, Cake Bakers, Tents, Photographers, Bands, Etc.?
These are all your responsibility, but we can help with recommendations in most cases. You will find that with all of the architectural interest of the house, little additional decoration is needed to enhance the setting. Since it is your event, we encourage you to arrange flowers and decorations as you see fit. We will assist you in moving furniture to suit your needs. We will be responsible for having the grounds mowed and trimmed, and the porches and walks swept for your special day. Our only stipulation is that nothing is to be thrown indoors other than a bouquet.
What About Parking?
With two hundred acres, we have much parking space available. Wedding guests will be directed to park in rows on one of several lawns near the house. We do have a ramp for handicap access to the house, as well as a handicap bathroom on the main floor.
What About Children?
Children are a vital part of weddings and special events, and our only requirement is that parents must keep them under control. We do have antiques and other breakables in the house, so parents need to either find a baby sitter for the day, or keep careful watch and control over their children.
How Do Guests Find Spring Grove?
We will provide as many invitation-size maps with directions as you need. Give us a couple of weeks lead time before you send out your invitations so we can get the maps to you.
How Do We Get Started?
First, you will certainly want to see our facilities before going any further with your plans. You will need to make an appointment to do this by calling Emily Sayers at (804) 993-3891, (804) 352-7429, or toll free at (877) 409-1865. You may also Email us for an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that wedding and reception sites book up many months in advance, so please plan to visit early in your planning stages.
What if we have to cancel?
You may also cancel your reservation up to 90 days before the event and all your money will be returned. However, you will forfeit your deposit if you must cancel later than 90 days before your event, unless we are able to rebook the rooms. If we are able to rebook the rooms, we will return your deposit, up to the amount we have rebooked. If you choose us to do your catering, you will need to have the full amount for the catering to us 30 days before the event (less any amount we have credited you for the rooms).
We hope you will choose our home for your special event, and we promise to do everything within our power to make it a beautiful and memorable day for you and your guests. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and lack of rules. We want you to be happy with the services we provide. We hope you will choose Spring Grove Farm for the most important day of your life.