How do I hold and confirm a wedding date?
Can we have more than 14 guests at our wedding?
Do children count as guests?
Can we provide our own music for the wedding?
What will we do if it rains?
Can we bring champagne?
Can a family member video our wedding?
Will we have a unity candle in our ceremony?
Can my friends and family take pictures of our ceremony?
What time will our wedding be held?
Are there other local accommodations for our guests?
Is there a restaurant close by that we could take our wedding guests to?
Can you provide an extra bouquet and boutonniere?
Can we purchase all the pictures on a CD?
Is there a package that does not include lodging?
Where do the host's live?
Can we say our own vows?
Can our minister perform the ceremony?
Do you provide any wedding favors?
Are there any local beauty salons to have my hair and/or makeup done?
Do high heels work well for weddings in Butterfly Hollow?
How do I hold and confirm a wedding date? To hold a date for a wedding or vow renewal ceremony we require a 50% deposit, which can either be by check or credit card. Once you have requested to hold a date either via phone or email, we'll send you an email with the details of your wedding pacakge and the deposit amount. There will also be a link within the email if you would like to take care of the deposit online. Once your reservation has been confirmed, we'll follow up by mailing a confirmation packet to you that will have a brochure and few more details and ideas for your wedding day. The balance for your wedding package will be due 30 days before your arrival date.
Can we have more than 14 guests at our wedding? This limit is primarily due to our insurance guidelines, but also the intimate nature of our valley and size of the farmhouse. We wish we could share Butterfly Hollow with more of your family and friends, but having this comfortable number will also help keep your wedding celebration simple, personal and stress free. The limit of fourteen guests for your wedding, is in addition to the two of you. TOP>>
Do children count as guests?
Yes. An infant would be the only exception. TOP>>
Can we provide our own music for the wedding? Absolutely! You would be more than welcome to bring your favorite music CD's along with you. We have portable CD players as well as a wireless speaker system. If you do not have any musical preferences we have a wide variety of instrumental music for the ceremony. If you have reserved the Wedding with Friends or Grand Affair package you might also like to consider hiring a live musician for your ceremony. Violin, guitar, or cello are truly magical. If you hire only one musician, they will not count in your guest total. TOP>>
What will we do if it rains? We can still have a beautiful, cozy ceremony with flowers, candles and natural touches on the covered wrap around porch of the farmhouse or inside beside the fieldstone fireplace. TOP>>
Can we bring champagne for our reception? Sure. Due to local laws and regulations we cannot sell or provide alcohol. Since this is a private function, you are more than welcome to bring your own. We can provide champagne or wine glasses for your use. TOP>>
Can a family member video our wedding? Most definitely!! TOP>>
Can my friends and family take pictures of our ceremony? Sure. They are more than welcome to take pictures during the ceremony. After the "I Do" the professional photographer will steal you both away for your own private photo session without the pressure or distraction of more than one camera to look at. Most all the wedding packages include a photo sharing and proofing website so your guests, friends and family will be able to view and order prints for all the pictures that are taken. If you have a professional photographer that you would like to capture your day, you are more than welcome. Please let us know when reserving your wedding day. Some of the packages include an option for this with a deduction in the price and the photographer would not be counted in the guest limit. TOP>>
Will we have a unity candle in our ceremony? We would like the ceremony to be a reflection of you and your love story. If you would like to include any of the wedding traditions, like the Unity Candle or add something a little non-traditional - that would be wonderful. We do have a unity candle that you could use for the ceremony or if you would like to keep one, you would be more than welcome to bring one with you. Since most of our weddings are outside, you might also look into a few of the alternatives, like the sand ceremony. TOP>>
What time will our wedding be held? Your wedding can be between 1:00 and 5:00. It really depends on the season, the wedding package and your plans for the day. Your wedding time will be decided soon after your reservation has been made, so you will be able to give your guests plenty of notice. TOP>>
Are there other local accommodations for our guests? There is a Comfort Inn as well as another bed and breakfast's within a 10 minute drive from Butterfly Hollow. There are also many other chain hotels as well as B&B's to choose from within a 25 minute drive in Lebanon. Once your reservation has been confirmed, we will send you more information on these options with our confirmation packet. TOP>>
Is there a restaurant close by that we could take our wedding guests to? There is a wonderful restaurant called The Timberloft, which is about ten minutes away from the hollow. It has a warm, rustic lodge feel, a lounge and a menu filled with delicious entrees. There is also an old antebellum house that has been converted into a fine restaurant in Lebanon called Castle Heights Chophouse. There is often live jazz music to accompany their eclectic menu. It is truly a treat. The confirmation packet that we will mail out will contain the contact numbers for both of these restaurants as well as many others. TOP>>
Can you provide additional bouquets and boutonniere? Yes. Please let us know at least two weeks in advance. There are options in some of the packages for extra bridal flowers as well as coursages. TOP>>
Can we purchase all the pictures on a CD? Yes, All the wedding packages now include an a high quality CD of the pictures taken, giving you full rights to edit and print them as you would like. You are more than welcome to purchase additional copies. TOP>>
Is there a package that does not include lodging? The wedding packages called Elope to the Hollow , Tie the Knot and Wedding with Friends do not include lodging. TOP>>
Where do the hosts live? David and Sharon designed the renovation of the farmhouse so that when they are sharing the property as a retreat or bed and breakfast, they are completely self sufficient in the lower back section of the home, which has a separate private entrance. The entire front of the farmhouse as well as upstairs, common areas, wrap around porches, 85 acres and walking trails are for you to completely enjoy. TOP>>
Can we say our own vows? Most certainly. If you would like to include any special prayer, traditions or non-traditions into your ceremony, that would be wonderful. We want your wedding to be a reflection of the two of you. We do have a list of many sample vows and ceremony ideas, if you would like a little inspiration. TOP>>
Can our minister perform the ceremony? Yes. You are welcome to have anyone you like perform the service. In order for the ceremony to officially unite you as husband and wife and make it legal through the state of Tennessee, the ceremony must of have two witnesses and one of them must either be an elected official like a county clerk or ordained through a religious organization. All weddings, where the minister or officiant is provided by Butterfly Hollow, are legally binding and will be filed in the county where you received your marriage license within three days of your wedding. If you provide your own officiant, they will not count in your guest total.
Do you provide any wedding favors ? You would be welcome to bring along any gifts that you would like to share with your family and friends. Click here for more wonderful wedding related website links and gift ideas. TOP>>
Are there any local beauty salons so I can have my hair/makeup done? Yes. There are several salons and beauty shops within a ten minute drive of the hollow. The confirmation packet that you'll receive after your reservation is made will list all of them along with their contact numbers so that you can make an appointment.
Do high heels work well for weddings in Butterfly Hollow? Heels can be a bit challenging, especially if the ground is soft or wet. Wedges work the best, though we have had many brides wear sandals, flip flops, or go barefoot. If high heels are a must, then you might need to pack along a little sense of humor too, or perhaps bring along some comfy shoes to walk around in and then slip into your heels at the wedding spot.
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