The land and barns are absolutely stunning, I knew I couldn't be married anywhere else. This was the only place we really fell in love with, and our wedding day was stunning.
The issues I had with this venue was defiantly communication! We b...
ooked mayowood 2 years prior to our wedding date -- I contacted them a year and a half out asking some questions about various idea's we had. And they had said they didn't have a date held for us. Apparently they sent out a mass email to all pending couples saying now was the time to book, WE NEVER RECEIVED this email, they didn't call or any other attempt than this email that was sent. SO they gave our date to someone else, with NO notice!
This was devastating! Our date was our anniversary, our family and friends are 2,000 miles apart it was important for them to know the date ahead of time, for them to plan ahead of time. We took the day after our original date which was a Sunday, it was still beautiful and it did all work out, however we had maybe 50 people that couldn't attend because of the Sunday wedding. By the time I had contacted them and found out the bad news of loosing our date all the weekends were booked up, it was my only option unless we waited another year.
Our contact that had this issues changed the day after we found out we had lost our date. I never had a call from the manager until the day before our wedding, emails were very few, and changes had to be made days before our wedding for their legal contracts.
They didn't help us set up, or tear down. I only saw the on site coordinator once that day. We were also annoyed with the fact that we had paid over 4 grand for this venue and you have to be prepared that you don't get the venue until the day of your wedding unless you book both days. We got the venue at 8 am the day of our wedding and there were people out there taking photos, and senior photos while we were setting up. Random people would pull up into the area and gawk around. This was incredibly rude, we paid for this venue we should of had it to ourselves!
The good and the bad -- The day WAS beautiful, this venue is one of a kind, it is stunning, simple, and elegant. You don't have to do a lot to it, it's simply beautiful. Our guests can't stop talking about this venue, and how much fun they have. I wouldn't have gotten married anywhere else, it was perfect.
Just be prepared to do it all on your own, and to go with whatever is thrown at you. In the time we booked the venue as to now it's gone up 2 grand, I don't see how it can be worth that much when you have no one there to hep you!