Wadley Historic Farm was the first and only venue we toured when we were planning our wedding. In fact, we booked it the same day - it is that beautiful! On the grounds there is a two-story reception hall (The Barn). The first floor has two rooms - a front room that has a lot of architectural interest and detail (fireplace, staircase to second floor with wrought iron railing, gorgeous wrought iron chandelier, view of second floor balcony, pillars decorated with twinkle lights), and a back room that we used for seating for our guests. The back room has a fireplace, big windows, and a nice view of the grounds. There is also a small kitchen on the first floor. The second floor doesn't have space for seating, but there are tables that are an appropriate height for standing.
There is a second building (The Railroad Building) that looks like a chapel, and can be used for ceremonies or a smaller gathering. There is a third building where the groom can get ready, and two rooms off of the building that houses the office (and is just as attractive as the reception hall) where the bride can get ready.
The grounds are immaculate, and have an overall appeal, but also lots of attention to detail. Vines and ivy growing on the buildings, wrought iron, twinkle lights, a sound system that can be heard outside and in all of the buildings. There is a fountain, a pretty green house that has birdhouses in it, an orchard, a barn, and an old-fashioned truck. Lots of places to take great pictures, and lots of personality and rustic charm.
If you book an event, the grounds are available free of charge for a photo shoot (just call ahead to make sure there is not a wedding scheduled on the day you want). That was a big perk! We had our engagement photos taken there, and were so happy with them! We were there a lot longer than we expected because there were so many great places to shoot!
The staff was wonderful to us! Colleen Hardy, the manager of the property, was very helpful to answer our questions and give us suggestions, and the two staff members who were there the day of our event were very attentive.
We have people comment to us all the time about how beautiful our reception was, and about how much they loved our venue. To be honest, we did very little by way of decoration. We just used some of the centerpieces that were already available, and added a few flowers. That is a venue that really does not need much help. We are so pleased with how everything turned out, and would recommend Wadley Farms to anyone!