January 2016 Her Magazine
20 miles North of Columbus, a straight shot up I-185, left off the Hopewell Church Road exit, and you are just a few miles from a little piece of heaven known as Oakhurst Farms. Rated five stars on TheKnot.com, be prepared for a truly southern experience at the 150-acre family farm in West Point, Georgia.
Oakhurst has been in the Marlowe family for more than one hundred years and carries with it every bit of country elegance and charm. The late Lon Marlowe, was the visionary that crafted a former cattle and hay farm in the picturesque event setting it is today. He often said, “There are places that etch themselves upon the imagination…one is closer than you thought.” This quote is their adage and belief. If you’ve ever been there, you’ll see why.
Owner Lynda Marlow, and her counterpart Alexis Paul, are two of the sweetest women you will ever meet. They grew up in the area and pride themselves on their strong work ethic and attention to detail. It’s no surprise they have a one-event-per-day policy. There’s zero rushing with them; your event will get their attention wholly from beginning to end. They believe that a wedding is a relaxed family tradition, truly caring about each client to deliver an uninterrupted, perfect day.
Brides love Oakhurst’s weddings for a number of reasons.
The ballroom boasts magnificent cathedral ceilings, grand staircase and a ceiling to floor rock fireplace. Moving outdoors to the stunning Georgia countryside, you’ll find a covered bridge, rock waterfall, butterfly garden and quaint 10-acre lake surrounded by a manicured lawn. Did I mention the Koi Pond? The fields? The wide open blue skies that stretch for miles? Backdrops for photos are nearly incomparable.
Oakhurst provides an unparallel combination of elegance, country charm and professionalism.
The Oakhurst event center can accommodate everything needed for up to 200 guests, literally leaving nothing to be rented elsewhere. This includes the highly admired Chiavari chairs, cut-crystal stemware, center pieces that range from lanterns and crystal candle holders to Pinterest-worthy wood block centerpieces; and of course tables, linens dinnerware and more. No hidden fees; anything that they provide is orchestrated and set up by their team from when the first light is switched on to the last guest leaving. And if the weather turns inclement, they’ll turn your outdoor occasion into a ballroom affair on a dime.
Oakhurst makes it easy for anyone’s budget to afford. It’s best to book 12 months out and the cost of your chosen package can be divided into a monthly payment plan. Busiest seasons are spring and fall so book now.
Oakhurst invites you to check out their reviews at TheKnot.com and see what their clients are saying. Don’t take my word for it – go ahead and read the reviews for yourself! You won’t be disappointed.
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