Ruth and her team were phenomenal throughout the entire experience and we couldn't have asked for a better event planner who listened to our endless questions, suggestions and small complaints to try and make it as great as we could. I had no clue what I was doing when planning an event this big but our wedding weekend, Ruth had four weddings in total so she is clearly a PRO at this. Ruth has been in the catering business for years and her hubby is a culinary chef in the top echelon for Columbia County. From exotic seafood options to standard, PA Dutch food for the area, your needs (eeerrr wants) for your menu are easily met by a wide variety of options. And, it's freaking delicious. Set back off the main road in a very rural area, the barn itself holds 200 guests and you can have pretty much your entire wedding day on site, from the ceremony to an outdoor cocktail hour and then into the barn for the reception itself.
I was lucky enough to find The Barn at Hidden Acres (the sister site of the Barn at Boones Dam) online. I had been searching for a venue that would suit our love of the outdoors while still maintaining the elegant feel I'd always dreamed my wedding would have. The Hidden Acres location had everything I wanted and more. In planning my Pennsylvania wedding from Oregon, I knew I'd need a venue that could offer as close to an all-in-one experience as possible. Beautiful ceremony venue, complete with seating? Check! Bartender and catering services? Check! Linens, lighting, cake, late night snacks? Check, check, check! And what the venue didn't directly provide, they had FANTASTIC suggestions for (including florist, nearby hotel, photographer and bus services). Finally, our coordinator, Melody, was the epitome of professional. She knew all the right questions to ask, was flexible in meeting times, and very quickly understood the vision I had for the event. I could not have asked for a better resource. The overwhelming theme of guest feedback was how beautiful and seemless the day was - I attribute that 100% to Melody and her unparalleled expertise.
We could not have asked for a more perfect day! I fell in love with this location the moment I saw it and knew that it would be where we said “I do”. Perfectly secluded but only a 10 minute drive to the hotel, the location provided privacy without making us feel too far away. The food was amazing! I still have guests commenting about it six months later. The day was truly everything I dreamed it would be and more!