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“The Wedding of the Century” at The Barn

The bride called it “The wedding of the century” in her Facebook review.  The Barn at Stratford is so pleased that her special day was that special to her, their family and friends.  The wedding on Saturday October 1, 2016 was a daylong celebration of activities that lasted long into the night that included 240 celebrants.

Meticulous Planning, Preparations, and Teamwork

Before the wedding, the bride sent out a “Wedding Timeline” to her entire team, including The Barn at Stratford, so that everyone would know “What”,”When”,”Where”, and “Who” about the preparation and wedding activities.  That teamwork and planning was evident as the setup team arrived and began transforming the Barn into just the wedding venue the couple imagined.

The Entry Hall contained two tables.

Gazebo Wedding - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioA Welcome Table  offered a greeting from the bride and groom, and personal seating tags for each guest.

Gazebo Wedding - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioA Registration Table with a “Route Macke” direction sign, information about the couple, and a guest register.

Gazebo Wedding - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioThe Barn’s Gallery was set with twenty tables each decorated and a farmhouse table for the special couple set on the Stage.

The Ceremony in the Gazebo

Gazebo Wedding - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioGazebo Wedding - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioIn the bright sunshine of early afternoon, some eighty family and friends gathered on the lush lawn in front of the Gazebo.   The window pane told everyone to “Pick a Seat” “You’re Loved by Both”. Music filled the air as Minister Brandon transformed Scott and Rebecca into Mr. & Mrs.

Waiting for the New Couple

Gazebo Wedding - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioWhile the bridal party was busy with endless photoshots.  The guests had a choice of activities.  Some stayed outside to take their own photos using the “Tree of Frames”.  Gazebo Wedding - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioSome guests found their way to the Barn’s West Gallery offering beverage service and hors d’oeuvres.

Historic Home - Meeker House - Delaware OhioA number of guests took docent-lead tours of the historic Meeker Homestead Museum and its current exhibit of Political Memorabilia.

 

 

The Wedding Supper

family-and-friends_webWhen the wedding couple descended into the Barn’s Gallery, the celebration began in earnest.  Champange on Ice - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware Ohio

Everyone toasted the new couple with champagne.

 

Hoggy's Buffet - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioHoggy’s Catering served up their famous buffet with Smoked Beef, BBQ Pulled Chicken, Cheesey Potatoes, Veggy Succotash, and corn muffins.

Cookie Barn - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioWedding Cake Toppers - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioThe beautiful wedding cake with its whimsical toppers was a tough competitor to the scrumptious cookies on the Cookie Bar

 

 

 

The Dance Party

Hoggy's Buffet - Barn Weddings - The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Delaware OhioAs the final guests arrived, the DJ Mike Christian brought up the Dance Party music and the new couple danced their first dance together, then with parents, then they beckoned everyone to join them.

 

 

 

This was the most beautiful venue for our special day.  The wedding of the century! 10-01-16.  A huge thank you to Connie for being so helpful and helping to make it the best day ever!
– Rebecca Tuttle (Bride) reviewed The Barn at Stratford on Facebook Oct 2 at 10:pm

 

The Barn at Stratford was a perfect venue for my Son’s special wedding day.  Everything was super clean and inviting.  The barn holds more people than it appears it would.  The owners/staff were great.  I would recommend this for your next event!

Jennifer Wittenmyer Macke (Mother of the groom) reviewed The Barn at Stratford on Facebook Oct 3 at 9:06pm

Connie,

Our wedding was THE BEST! Everyone had an absolute blast. It was absolutely perfect and count not have gone any better than what I had imagined.

We loved it.  We will always look back and think about how perfect it was.

Thank you so much for everything that you did for us.  You helped ma sure that it was our best day ever and we could not have done it without you.  We have spoken about you several times today and what an awesome experience you helped make.

We appreciate you!

Rebecca (Bride) on Facebook Oct 3 at 5:09pm