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THE VENUE GUIDE
This beautifully restored farm is filled with a variety of gorgeous settings for your day. The luxurious Farmhouse is the perfect place for Brides to enjoy a few mimosa's while priming with her closest friends. Meanwhile, Grooms and their guys will feel right at home in the Red Barn Man Cave.
With several unique ceremony locations, you're sure to find one perfectly tailored for your day. Say I do beneath the trees or in the open field.
As you walk the grounds, you’ll capture photos that will grace your home for decades to come. You’ll dance the night away inside the original barn light with twinkly lights and elegant chandeliers. Your guests will feel right at home in how you so beautifully decorated the inside and thought of every last detail.
As you drive back down the lane, leaving the farm as Husband and Wife, you’ll look over at your handsome husband and thank God you’re married to such an amazing man. And you’ll always remember how beautiful your day truly was.
THE PERFECT VENUE
It's the day of your wedding and sunlight is streaming through the treEs at the ceremony site while wheat blows gently in the fields beyond. Bails of hay pepper the landscape and laughter fills the air.
Rachel & Shane
Katherine & Dylan
Marisa & Dallas
Laura & Paul
"They are an amazing venue to work with and we couldn’t be happier."
The Farm At Cottrell Lake wedding experience is not like any other. Brian and Melissa take you under their wing and guide you every step of the way. They put so much time and effort into your day and they are genuinely happy for their couples. They made our stay and wedding feel like home. Brian surprised us with a seating chart last minute since I still was torn on what to do and he nailed it. They are willing to help with every detail. During cocktail hour we had a storm and they promptly and effectively moved all necessities into the barn. They are always making improvements and making sure they offer the best for their clients. They are an amazing venue to work with and we couldn’t be happier.
Katherine & Dylan
Melissa and Brian were wonderful to work with from day 1! They answered all of our questions, and suggested helpful vendors and other random items we asked about along the way. They were always super friendly, informative, responsive, and supportive. They also take great care of their property...which was impeccable on our big day.
We could not have asked for more!
marisa & dallas
The luxurious farmhouse is like a home away from home for your wedding weekend. It provides the perfect bridal suite and luxurious accommodations for the bridal party to stay Friday night and get ready there on Saturday. You may have up to 10 overnight guests. The Farmhouse is fully air conditioned and features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gas fireplace, an open floor plan and large kitchen that is ideal for entertaining. You and your guests will also enjoy amazing sunsets from the wrap around porch.
You'll be surrounded by trees with beautiful light coming through and butterflies flying around by the wildflowers. The mountain views and field are in front of you and the gorgeous cocktail hour barn and main barn are behind you! It's easily accessible and the most unique place for your ceremony or for guests to wander during cocktail hour!
Should we both get ready at Farm at Cottrell Lake?
There is a gorgeous farmhouse for the girls to get ready in and there's a mancave on the ground level of the main barn that the guys can get ready in! Both spots were thoughtfully created to ensure you have everything you need while getting ready & feel comfortable while doing it! It makes the day so much more relaxed if you get ready on location! You get to enjoy the little slice of heaven even longer! :)
Where do you recommend taking our family portraits?
There's so many opportunities for photos at Farm at Cottrell Lake but some of our favorite's for family portraits are in the wooded ceremony area or in the field! Both of these spots usually have great lighting and are easy to access for all of the family members!
What time should we schedule our ceremony to begin?
Farm at Cottrell Lake is wonderful because everything can be in one location! If you are getting married off location, you need to remember to account for travel time to the ceremony & back from the ceremony in your timeline. For an on location wedding, 4pm is a great starting ceremony time, then 4:45pm for family photos, 5pm cocktail hour starts and dinner is around 6:30pm!
What is Plan B if the
weather is bad?
You don't have to worry about rainy days here at Farm at Cottrell Lake! Brian & Melissa have already taken the stress out of thinking of Plan B! You can have an outdoor ceremony in the field or in the wooded meadow but there is also a beautiful ceremony barn! The main reception barn is completely closed in so you don't have to worry about rain for the reception.
How long should we plan to take bride & groom portraits?
We recommend planning the following for portraits:
Family Photos : 20 minutes
Bridal Party Photos : 20-25 minutes
Couple Photos : 30- 45 minutes
(as long as you'll give us!)
Sunset Photos: 10 minutes at golden hour
What other vendors do you recommend?
Choosing your wedding vendors is so important! Our top tips are 1. Make sure the vendor you choose is good at communication!! 2. Choose vendors off from recommendations from other vendors or friends! Recommendations make sure you know they are awesome!
We have a whole bunch of our favorite wedding vendors over on the blog!
GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Seneca Ryan Co is a team of photographers based in Montrose, PA & Syracuse. NY that believe marriages are important! We love beautiful wedding days but we love beautiful marriages even more!
Our approach is to capture the day as it happens, we love candids and don't force you to pose & say cheese all day! Our favorite photos are the unplanned ones of special moments between you & your loved ones!
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Whether you’re getting married at Farm at Cottrell Lake or someplace else in Pennsylvania or New York, we would love to be considered for your day.
If you’re interested in working with us, the best way to reach us is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from us in a few days, please email us directly.
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