2 Nights lodging as the hollow's only guest. Cuddle up and enjoy the private setting to relax and connect with the one you love. You are also welcome to use the other and bathroom to get dressed in separately on your wedding day. Once the sun goes down in the hollow the flicker of the lightning bugs outside will keep you entertained for hours and the soft music and candles will welcome you back inside.
Full gourmet breakfast served both mornings with flowers and candles. Meals are lovingly prepared by your hosts and seasonally feature fresh organic vegetables, herbs and spices grown here in the hollow.
Evening Dessert served with hot tea or coffee. "Tea Time" in the hollow often features home made cookies, pies and cakes.
Hand Tied Bridal Bouquet that seasonally features many of the wild and cultivated flowers grown in the gardens at Butterfly Hollow. If the groom wears a jacket, he'll match his bride's beautiful flowers with a boutonniere. If you have a specific flower or color in mind, there is also an option for a customized bouquet.
Your Intimate Elopement Wedding Ceremony can be held anywhere you choose. Elope to the country and Say "I Do" in the gardens of Butterfly Hollow, or up in the hillside gazebo or inside the historic farmhouse for a nostalgic setting. Your wedding location will be tastefully decorated with natural touches and fresh flowers of the season. The personal ceremony will be officiated by a licensed wedding officiant. David, who is one of the owners of the retreat, often performs the wedding ceremony and enjoys creating memorable wedding ceremonies that mingle laughter and smiles and your story of love all together. You are also welcome to provide your own officiant. The celebration can also include any special traditions you wish, from unity candles to sand ceremonies and hand fasting celebrations.
Homemade Wedding Cake to die for. These made from scratch 6" wedding cakes are not only extremely delicious but are tastefully decorated with flowers to match your wedding bouquet. The cake cutting ceremony is usually held inside the farmhouse and is tastefully displayed upon linens and includes all the necessary plates, utensils and glassware. The bride and groom will also share a toast of sparkling cider, though you are also welcome to bring along a bottle of champagne.
200+ Photojournalistic Wedding Pictures will be captured on your wedding day. From the moment you put on your final touches of makeup, the precious memories will be captured forever with a romantic photojournalism touch. The photography session will include moments when the bride and groom are getting ready, wedding ceremony, bride and groom portraits in the gardens, farmhouse and anywhere you are drawn and the cake and toast ceremony. In a week or two after your wedding you'll receive a high resolution CD of all your digital negatives. You'll also have full permission to have prints made and all the images are in JPG format so you can edit and enhance any of the pictures as well as print them from your computer.
Personalized Wedding Certificate from Butterfly Hollow. The official one that will be signed here will let you change your drivers license but this one will make you smile when you pass by it on your wall at home.
Keepsake Toasting Glasses so you can always raise a glass, smile and return to your memories of your wonderful wedding weekend.
Time in the hollow. Since this package includes bed and breakfast lodging and has no guests, there really isn't a limit on the time for the wedding - YOU GET THE ENTIRE WEEKEND!! The wedding time is usually set after you check in and can be adjusted to weather, hair or makeup appointments etc. As a time line, pictures will be captured 10-15 minutes before the ceremony of the bride and groom putting on their final touches, the ceremony usually lasts 10-15 minutes, 30 minutes for bride and groom portraits, 30 minutes for the cake and toast ceremony and 10 minutes for signing the marriage documents.
- Additional guests (up to 4) for the ceremony $50 (each person)
- Customized Bouquet - Price varies and depends upon your specific requests.
- Candlelit Dinner for Two. Instead of leaving the solitude of the hollow for a dinner on the town, let your hosts treat you to an intimate gourmet candlelit dinner for two. A delicious four course meal will be served in a romantic setting either outside on the wraparound porch or on the balcony overlooking the fireplace. Flickering candles and soft music will set the stage as you are served a delicious organic meal that seasonally includes fresh vegetables, herbs and spices grown naturally in the hollow. (This is option is only available if no additional guests are added to your package) $100
We are only sharing Butterfly Hollow on a few select dates in May, June and October for Intimate Weddings. Unfortunately, all of our dates for this year have already filled in. We are taking reservations for weddings in May and June of 2015.
To confirm availability or to make a reservation, please call or fill out our reservation form.
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