When my now wife and I began our search for a venue, we compiled a schedule of visits to see our chosen locations and to get a feel for the space and the people operating them. My wife found a mention of Jennings Trace in a wedding article that...
she had read and remembered to save it, before we were even engaged. As it were, Jennings Trace was the first visit on our list and we met with Corbin at the property. When we arrived, there was nothing but a clearing in the woods with some markers, and I must admit I was skeptical at first. It wasn't until we saw the beautiful renderings and discussed the architectural details, that we realized how much thought and care Corbin had put into the inception of this venue. Every little detail was thought of thoroughly; airy lighting, open space, use of large windows, choice of materials and finishes, location and orientation of the buildings, accomodations for the bridal suite, everything.
After mulling it over on the drive back into town, we realized that we loved Corbin's vision and her attention to detail, which gave us the confidence to entrust our big day in her hands. We literally cancelled the rest of our scheduled visits and let her know that we wanted to book with her!
As the year rolled on, Corbin kept us up to date with the construction progress. She overcame many hurdles, including Hurricane Harvey, but managed to have everything completed just in time. She even managed to get all of the grass and landscaping done in the prior weeks, even though the constant rain made it very unlikely. (Seriously Corbin, the grass was a miracle!)
When it came time to get into the weeds about the ceremony and reception timeline, Corbin left no stone unturned. She made sure to cover every minute detail, things we didn't even think about, and made us reconsider some decisions we thought would work but in reality wouldn't. She helped us make sense of timing, order of events, and floor plan layouts amongst a laundry list of others. She also acted as our day-of coordinator and made sure everything we talked about in our meetings happened accordingly. She worked with the vendors during set-up to make sure everyone had everything they needed. She was always in the background being available as a resource and the day went off without a hitch!
Seriously, you have to visit the space to see how beautiful it is - but what will definitely sell you is Corbin's attitude and determination to make your big day the best it can be. Special shout out to Brandy for all of her help along the way and on the day of!