The Lodge at River Valley Farm

Wedding planning, Wedding Wednesday

Mar 10, 2021

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The Lodge at River Valley Farm

The Lodge at River Valley Farm photos by Simply Seeking PhotographyThe Lodge at River Valley Farm photos by Simply Seeking Photography

Are you looking for an amazing wedding venue with a cozy feel of home?  The Lodge at River Valley Farm is beyond amazing!!!  My last wedding of 2020 was at the Lodge and I absolutely fell in love with this venue and the staff!  It’s so fabulous I don’t even know where to start!

Anna the Assistant Venue Director had this to say, “The Lodge at River Valley Farm is the perfect location when looking for stunning scenery inside and outside for your wedding! What was once a real working farm in the 1940’s for descendants of the Ball (yes, Ball jar!) family has been uniquely restored into a private sanctuary to host your dream wedding. Located in quaint Yorktown, Indiana, The Lodge sits on fifty acres surrounded by farm fields and woods which means there are so many options for outdoor photos! “

 

My favorite feature!

Ok, so who doesn’t want to have a sleep over with their best girlfriends the night before their wedding?  I did and it was wonderful!  Staying up late, reminiscing, just enjoying deep friendships.  The Lodge at River Valley Farm, knows how special this time is for the bride and bridesmaids!  That’s why they offer a sleepover option at the farmhouse.

After the rehearsal, stay up late with your girls, and wake up the next morning and get ready for your wedding all in one space!  No hauling of bags, no forgetting anything as you leave that morning…  It’s perfect!  The sleepover option was a total selling point for my November bride!

 

 

The Farmhouse

The whole farmhouse is the ideal bridal location!  It is  “…the beautifully restored farmhouse from the 1850’s with all the modern amenities to fit in to a busy bride’s day of readiness.” according to Anna.   There’s a small living room area to hang out in, and a kitchenette, with refrigerator and sink.     The spacious dining area is filled with natural light and has a coffee bar making it the ideal space for hair and make-up, even daddy-daughter first look.The Lodge at River Valley Farm photos by Simply Seeking Photography

The Guys

The Lodge takes good care of the guys, too.  The have their own building for getting ready and hanging out enjoying some guy time.

 

The Lodge at River Valley Farm photos by Simply Seeking Photography

Ceremony Options

The Lodge at River Valley Farm offers two ceremony location options; a lovely outdoor pergola and a beautiful stone fireplace inside the Lodge.

The bride will captivate her groom and guests as she walks down the long winding sidewalk that creates the perfect “aisle” as it leads to the  pergola.   The charming  pergola has full white columns and overhead lattice, surrounded by lush greenery.  It is the perfect structure for portraits or an outdoor ceremony.  Decorated, it creates an even more stunning backdrop.

The Lodge at River Valley Farm photos by Simply Seeking Photography

 

Outdoor Fireplace

The covered outdoor fireplace was fabulous during this cold windy November wedding.

The Lodge

“Located just a mere sidewalk away [from the farmhouse] is the 5,000 square foot masterpiece fully enclosed space, The Lodge. Boasting a floor plan complete with a reception area, dance floor with twinkle wrapped post and beams from the original 1850’s barn, window lined dining area with stone covered fireplace and mantle, catering room and indoor restrooms” is how Anna described the Lodge.  The stone fireplace, creates a beautiful backdrop for a cozy imitate ceremony.   The Lodge’s staff will make sure the fireplace is lit, so even on the coldest winter day, you and your guests will enjoy the inviting atmosphere forgetting about the weather outside.

The Lodge at River Valley Farm photos by Simply Seeking Photography

 

The Staff

The staff at The Lodge at River Valley Farm is absolutely amazing!  They make sure every detail is taken care of!  From cookies to greet you when you arrive, to making sure the wedding day flows smoothly.  I know I’ve used the word perfect a lot, but they truly are exceptional!  Throughout the entire wedding day they were never intrusive, but always on hand when anything was needed!  From holding items during photos, to fetching bridal party members, to moving furniture they were always there!  They do all of those things along with all the other details that a venue manages to make sure the day goes smoothly.  Did I mention they are incredibly pleasant, welcoming and personable too!

 

Seriously! Makayla was fabulous! Always there and the BEST flower girl coach and sparkler exit coordinator!

 

The Whole Package

When you book The Lodge at River Valley Farm for your wedding you are getting the whole package!  Beautiful venue, fabulous staff, and the sleep over option!  🙂   As Anna described it, “The Lodge is the ideal space for lasting memories. From the bubbling boulders at the entrance to the majestic cathedral ceilings inside it is sure to be a day you and your guests will always remember.

Here at The Lodge, we will make sure that you and your families can fully enjoy the day! We take care of all the heavy lifting of setting up and tearing down for you. Our staff truly loves what they do and will do everything in their power to ensure that you will have the day of your dreams! The Lodge is truly a place where your dreams can become a reality! “

 

 

Ok, so clearly I loved this venue, and cannot wait to shoot there again!  I’m offering $200 off  current wedding packages, for any weddings booked at The Lodge at River Valley Farm or their sister venue The Loft on Isanogel

Amazing vendor team!

Florist | Dandelions Flowers and Gifts

Wedding Gown | David’s Bridal 

Bridesmaid Dresses | Birdy Grey

Grooms Attire | Louie’s Tux Shop

Hair and Make-up | Lexi Rae Hair Studio

DJ |H & H Sound

Catering |Taste of Magic 

Second shooter | Joe Smith

 

Recently engaged?  Check out wedding planning tips here:  Top Ten Things to Do When You Get Engaged

To learn more about the Simply Seeking Photography wedding experience click here:  The Wedding Experience 

 

blessings,

Julie

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