Wine country farm wedding

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Vendor Shout-Out: Abbey Road Farms

If you are looking for a charming wine country farm venue, Abbey Road Farms is your dream come true. Located in the heart of Portland’s wine country it’s a working farm with sweeping views, gardens, and so much more. You can actually stay the night on the property in their Silo Suites Bed & Breakfast and they are currently renovating their arena building into a huge indoor event space. This gem of a spot has it all. You will have to check it out in person and meet the awesome owners. Read on to learn more about this breathtaking venue!

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Where are you located and what kind of venue are you in general?

We are located in Carlton, Oregon at 10501 NE Abbey Road. We are in the heart of wine country and have plans to get grapes in the ground during the Fall of 2018. We are also a working farm and feature several gardens on our property.

Can you briefly describe your property/space including all the indoor and outdoor options?

Abbey Road Farms currently has 3 outdoor spaces available for ceremony and receptions. Any of them may be tented for inclement weather. We have the Parlor Garden, the English Garden and our most popular Wedding Triangle that overlooks the Trappist Abbey itself. We are currently in the construction phase to build out our event arena. In the Fall of 2018, it will be a gorgeous 8,000- square-foot indoor space with amazing views!

What is the maximum number of guests that can be seated for dinner and do you have one caterer or a preferred list of caterers to choose from?

Abbey Road Farms can accommodate guests counts up to 200. We do not currently have an onsite caterer but have a list of three preferred caterers who are experts on our property to choose from.

Wine country farm wedding

Photo credit: Alyssa Jul Photography

Do you offer lower rental rates for off-season months and/or non-Saturday weddings and does your venue have a rain plan?

Yes, we have peak season pricing (June-September) and off-season pricing (October-May). We have separate rates for Saturdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and Monday-Wednesday. Thursdays are reserved for landscaping and rehearsals.

How long has your venue been hosting weddings and events? And in your opinion, why is Portland (and surrounding areas) such an amazing place to plan an Oregon wine country farm wedding?

This wine country farm venue has been hosting weddings since it was purchased by the Stewart Family in 2003. It was recently taken over by the Wilkens Family and our new team is dedicated to making it one of the premier places to get married in Oregon wine country. The Oregon wine country is an incredible place to get married and take advantage of the local food and wine.

What are a few things that make your venue unique and/or seem to attract wedding couples?

Our location has the best of everything: close to the city, but you feel like you are in the country; fantastic panorama views; and on-site lodging! Abbey Road Farms’ mission is to celebrate the bounty of Yamhill County, be stewards of the land and bring Abbey Road Farm to its fullest potential. Our intent is to use organic practices in all farmable acreage (vineyard and produce), utilize sustainable energy when we can and educate and inspire our guests to appreciate the land where their food comes from and create an association between celebration, hospitality, and a connection to the land.

Wine county farm wedding

Photo credit: Alyssa Jul Photography

How would you describe the importance of the venue decision for couples and at what point in their wedding planning process should they be looking and booking their venue?

Choosing the right venue for your big day can really set the tone for the entire event. It should be one of the first things you decide on, other than a date, to help you plan the rest of the details. Typically brides are booking nine months to a year out and dates can fill up quickly at your desired venue, so the sooner the better.

What is the best part of managing a wedding venue?

We have an amazing venue already, but it is really fun to see what brides do in their own vision to really make the space theirs. It is always amazing to us how unique each event is, given the same space to work with and really fun to see the vision come together and guests really enjoy the day.

What do you find most challenging about your specific line of work or weddings in general?

It is long hours, but to see the faces of the couple and families who are celebrating with us make it all worth it.

What are a few of the most important things that couples should ask their venue before booking?

What is included in the pricing? Are there any fees not listed here that could come up in the planning process? Parking? Restrooms? Catering options?

Wine country farm wedding

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What is your best advice for wedding clients during their venue search or in general?

Find a place that speaks to you. Most times you will know it right as you walk in if this is the type of venue that will communicate your style of celebrating this amazing day. Also, looks for a place that has great picture opportunities. The day itself will literally fly by and those pictures are what you will be able to look back at for years to come to remember how special the day was.

Is there anything else you want couples or other wedding professionals to know about you or your venue?

We are not cookie-cutter. We want to make the day and the event yours! From what location on the property you choose, to the caterer and other vendors you select, we want this to be your day!

What is the best way for couples to check out your venue online and/or set up a tour to visit you in person?

We most definitely recommend to visit our venue in person. We can only tell you how beautiful it is in person, and pictures really do not do it justice.

The featured image for this post is by Alyssa Jul Photography