This property has been in our family, a long time. My brother, sister and I grew up here, and we learned the value of hard work from our parents, Jack and Margaret Ryan. As we grew older, each of us moved away, but I've always held a special connection to this place.
I moved from Oneonta to Nashville and worked for a number of years on The Grand Ole Opry, learning production tricks used by the artists that I worked with. About 12 years ago, I transitioned into working as a wedding DJ/MC, also in the Nashville area (please feel free to take a look at our Photo+DJ website, RickRyan.com), and established a name for providing quality events for my clients. As we continued to grow, we added lighting and then photobooth service to our packages, along with adding multiple DJs (60-80 events per year). We've become well known for our gorgeous lighting decor including perimeter uplighting, Italian string lighting, etc. We then added photography, while maintaining the same tradition of excellence of service, high quality and high value for our clients. Our photography is "light/bright", and clients rave about it. Working as a team, the concept of bundled services is especially popular. Fewer contracts, bigger savings and we've always focused on taking personal care of each client, to give them the wedding of their dreams.
This venue is the next step in our evolution. The property is gorgeous, 40 acres, with fresh air and cool mountain breezes. We offer the same quality and value that we've delivered since 2008 (700+ events, 150+ reviews). Tables, chairs and linens are included, as are our full array of lighting; Italian string lighting, perimeter uplighting (beautiful colors on the walls, pin spotting for your cake(s), as well as a large, club-style lighting system for your dance floor. Our climate-controlled event center will be large enough to house 200 guests (3600 square feet), complete with premium sound, lighting and A/V services, all included. There are multiple ceremony sites to choose from (lake-side and barn-side), complete with a wonderful grove of trees which offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding vows.
Our in-house catering is provided by Resurrection Faith Catering (check them out, they do great work). This is a faith-based ministry, which uses this ministry to raise funds for various missions work abroad, mostly providing housing and training to under-privileged women and children in Peru. The food is delicious, the service is excellent and your wedding is helping others that are in dire need through this vital ministry. We're sure you'll be more than pleased.
Providing excellent event production is our passion and we include many items as standard for which other venues will charge as add-ons. Our promise to you is no surprises, excellent service and excellent value. Your guests will leave your wedding, having experienced the ultimate, premium-level event. We would be honored to serve you. Call us.