Beautiful venue if you are able to afford it. It is more on the expensive side, but you also get what you pay for. There are not many other venues in the area that provide such a beautiful background for a wedding. I would suggest considering both a ceremony and a reception here because you will be getting more for your price. The staff are all very quick to respond and work with you to make sure everything goes perfectly. They are also very flexible and you are open to many options to set up the type of ceremony and reception that you want. Many other venues I met with when I was planning were very strict and had very few options to choose from. Willow Oaks Plantation is a one of a kind venue. Every single one of my guests made sure to tell me it was the best reception they have ever been to.
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Probably the most beautiful location in Rockingham County. Grounds are maintained year round and always look immaculate.
The day before the ceremony a large storm came threw and broke tree limbs and blew leaves all over the lawn. When we arrived for our rehearsal, shortly after the storm, staff were already working to clear the lawn. It was beautiful on the day of our event.
The back patio is the perfect place for a reception. It provides seating, a fabulous view, and an area large enough for a dance floor.
Plenty of staff available on the day of the event to assist with helping guests and vendors to locate parking areas and provide any extra help needed.
For a fee, a golf cart is provided to transport guests back and forth to the rest rooms. At our event, this cart was also used to transport guests from the parking area to the ceremony site. Many guests have called to express their appreciation for the cart.
There was no on-site coordinator available for the planning of our event. I did not meet her until the night before the event. This sometimes led to multiple e-mails and phone calls and resulted in several communication problems.
The facility does not have scheduled hours that they are open. It was difficult to arrange times for the numerous vendors to view the facility. We were the first wedding at this facility and several of our vendors had never been there before and needed to view the area to decide the best place to set up.
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