Client Reviews

 

Having a wedding at Harwood Farm was a dream come true.  The grounds are gorgeous and Maxine was so incredible to work with; I highly recommend this venue!…Amanda

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

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!…Rosalyn

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! … Staci

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!)…Jessica