Here's what our clients are saying about Harwood Farm
"We’re getting married at Harwood Farm next Summer and cannot wait! The property is STUNNING and Maxine is so great to work with. She is super flexible with her venue and responsive in all communication. We chose Harwood because the wedding package is unlike many others in the area as there are no restrictions on vendors or event start times. We have the full day for the wedding as well as the days leading up to set-up (without having to worry about other events). It’s one event per weekend which we love because we won’t feel rushed the day of and we can return the next day to gather any items or decorations left behind.
Being able to choose our own vendors also meant that we’re saving in many areas such as catering and the bar. We’ll have a tented reception but there is also a beautiful barn on the property that is available which takes care of a cocktail hour or a rain backup. Very glad we chose Harwood and excited that we have the opportunity to really customize our big day."
"We got married in September 2017 and couldn't have been more pleased with our experience at Harwood Farm! The property itself is breathtaking but the personal touch of Maxine, the proprietor, is what made the entire process from booking to cleanup so wonderful. Her flexible streamlined approach of getting all the permits, meeting with vendors, deliveries, and inspections simplified the entire process for us. It didn't feel like we were working with a big vendor who saw us as just another wedding on their property. Maxine's individualized approach allowed us to create the wedding we wanted with her assistance and support. Our family and friends still rave about our wedding venue over one year later and we couldn't agree more! We highly recommend Harwood Farm and look forward to any excuse in the future to go back and visit.
We give Harwood Farm a 6 out of 5 star rating!"
- Rachel and Max
“Harwood Farm was the perfect setting for my son's wedding reception. Maxine was so easy to work with from planning, to set up the day before, throughout the event itself and even clean up the following day. We had so many compliments from our guests on the beauty of the property as a backdrop for the couple's special day. Thanks so much Maxine!!!”
- Diane Gasper
“My son's future in-laws chose Harwood Farm for their wedding rehearsal dinner. We had never been there before but were pleasantly surprised by our warm welcome and the beauty of the surroundings. The tent was set up for 80 attendees and we had a blast. We highly recommend the farm to everyone!”
- Karen Green
“Harwood Farm made my wedding day the most wonderful day of my life!. Maxine offers top notch service and was so responsive and helpful during the planning process. The grounds were absolutely beautiful. We had a sailcloth tent where guests sat during dinner, but the venue allows for roaming around the grounds and enjoying the whole farm. All of our guests could not stop talking about this place and kept asking me how I found it! Maxine made the whole experience so personal rather than other places I visited where you were the fourth or fifth wedding that week. I would highly recommend Harwood Farm and its wonderful views and service to all brides!”
“I couldn’t be more pleased using Harwood Farm for my wedding and reception. The farm is absolutely stunning! We had our ceremony on the front steps of the historic home, and it was a perfect backdrop for pictures. We had a horse-drawn carriage drop my dad and I off at the bottom of the aisle and it added just that little something special to the day – and it fit in perfectly with the feel of the event. We had the reception in a big tent behind the house, and it was absolutely beautiful! We left most of the sides of the tent open so the guests could take in the picturesque views. My guests were amazed at how beautiful Harwood Farm is, and we couldn’t be happier with the venue. We have the most breathtaking photos from our wedding, and you will too! (Definitely take a minute and capture some sunset photos – they were my favorite!)”
“Harwood Farm is a dream venue for any couple that has longed to be married in a serene and exceptionally beautiful outdoor setting. The venue and service provided by the owners, Bob and Maxine Walker, are five stars from beginning to end. The pride that Bob and Maxine take in their farm is evident in the exceptionally well-manicured grounds and and the obvious good health of the animals that call the farm home. Other wonderful touches include the charming get-ready room for the bride and couple, and the friendliness and helpfulness of the carriage driver and parking attendant who are on hand during the event. It is also clear that Maxine has a soft spot in her heart for couples who are beginning their lives together. She exudes warmth and goes out of her way to not only make the process of renting the venue as easy as possible, but also to ensure that the event itself will be everything that the couple envisions it will be. By the day of the wedding, Bob and Maxine had become so indispensable and so much like members of the family, that we invited them to join in the celebration. We were very happy that they accepted the invitation. In our opinion there is no better place for a couple to begin their married life than Harwood Farm.”
- Roy and Keri Jones
“We recently got married at Harwood Farm, and we could not have been happier with our wedding, the venue, and the assistance we received from Harwood Farm in planning our special day! We were planning our wedding on a relatively tight timeline, and even tighter budget, and Harwood Farm was able to make everything work perfectly. We take it as a high compliment that in the weeks after the wedding every one of our guests changed their Facebook profile picture to a picture they took at the wedding. Everyone loved the farm. And, being from Texas, and rural north Florida, it was a very special place for us to get married.
Venue – the venue itself is idylilc for an outdoor wedding. We live in Washington, D.C. and it’s hard to image that a place like Harwood Farm is only an hour away. Gently rolling hills, pastures interrupted by clusters of oaks, and horses lazily munching away on grass in the pasture – this is what you get at Harwood Farm. Not only is Harwood Farm beautiful – it is authentic. Harwood Farm is a working farm harvesting corn, boarding horses, hosting fox chases – they are helping to preserve rural America while offering couples an opportunity to get hitched.
Owners – Maxine and Bob are the owners of Harwood Farm and we cannot imagine them being any more helpful than they were. Maxine is attentive to her emails and phone calls and is very upfront about issues like timing and pricing. While looking at other venues, we found that many people had a lot of hidden fees or requirement for use of in-house vendors, but Harwood Farm was straightforward with us and helped us walk through the process from A to Z. Maxine was also available to act as an extra set of hands on the day of our wedding and helped to direct guests and generally ensure that everything went smoothly.
Cost – Harwood Farm should not be considered a “budget venue” but it can work within your budget. When you look at Harwood Farm you should factor in the cost of a tent, table and chairs, and china and flatware. That being said, we made it work within our budget. Maxine has a list of vendors she has worked with before, but you can also find other reputable vendors who will give competitive pricing. We also picked up money saving tips along the way – e.g. when to rent and when to buy an item, etc. Overall, even with rentals included, the cost of the venue was within what most wedding budget plans recommend.
Overall, we feel extremely blessed that we found Harwood Farm. We must have looked at fifty other venues online or in person, and they were either way too expensive, very impersonal, or a combination of both. Harwood Farm (and Maxine) helped to make our wedding perfect. There is honestly nothing we would have changed about how our day turned out. We highly recommend!”
“We had our wedding at Harwood Farm in June 2015 and were blown away by the overall experience. The venue itself was exactly what we were looking for in terms of atmosphere, service, scenery, and overall experience. Maxine was nothing but helpful throughout the entire experience and during the course of our weekend. We couldn’t thank her enough! One of the best parts of this venue was that Maxine only allows one wedding a weekend. That means you have the whole weekend to do whatever you need to do – meet with tent companies, caterers, decorate, etc. (not typical of many venues). The venue played a huge part in the success of our weekend and the amount of our guests who are still talking about Harwood Farm is a testament to that. We highly recommend having a wedding at Harwood Farm, especially if you are looking for a beautiful, rustic, picturesque venue perfect for photographs!”
- Private Reviewer