- 6 years ago
Last summer our daughter and her fiance went to Brookside Farm in Louisville and fell in love with the uniqueness of the venu. Because she is our only daughter we were thinking with our hearts and not our heads. The three male owners met with us and couldnt have been more cordial. They appeared to be so helpful. That couldnt be farther from the truth. At the time we didnt realize how difficult it would be to have a wedding at a place where there is NOTHING, I mean not even a kitchen to have your cateerers prepare food. You had to bring in everything from dishes, forks, spoons, tableclothes, even extension cords!! Once you have given them your money, that’s all you get. They show you the beautiful meadow where you can get married which is a half mile from the reception barn. They offer you a golf cart to transport your guests. 175 people being transported two at a time..REALLY….? We had to hire 1 party bus and 2 shuttles. One month before the wedding we met with an owner. Our contract read that we could go in sometime the day before the wedding. He blatently said we could not. I kept saying that it was in the contract. We also reminded him that if it rained or it was too cold we were told we could have the wedding inside and it would be set up like a church. He said he would only allow 30 chairs put up and everyone else could stand, he continued, “that’s how they do it now!” When I got upset he said..”You must be inviting royalty if they cant carry their own chairs!” We had to pay for someone to put up the chairs, that was not included. Initially we wanted the wedding outside, that was $300 additional because it was one of the owners property. When we changed the outside site to another spot outside, I asked if we still had to pay and we were told yes, “part of the farm.” When we asked why we had to stop serving liquor at 10pm, they said the neighbors complained. The only neighbors are the three men who live there and own the barn. As MOB I was brought to tears from their inexperience of running venues for wedding and the rudeness we experienced. Our daughter’s wedding was beautiful and perfect. It was because of the extensive work we had to do, and being surrounded by wonderful friends and family. Without Stephanie Condric from Skyland Pines assisting as our wedding planner, along with their amazing food and service, we couldnt have done it.