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Ashbourne Farms: A Luxury Farm Wedding Experience in Kentucky

Thursday, September 7, 2017

If you're picturing your wedding out in the country on a beautifully renovated historical property with a barn, then I have just the venue for you! It's called Ashbourne Farms - located just a few hours away in Kentucky. The wedding history here is alive and well, couples have tied the knot here since the 1930s and the farm was even given as a wedding gift to a couple from a family member. And if you're looking for an easy planning process, then Ashbourne Farms is a great choice! They provide all the details including farm fresh food that will leave you stress-free! Learn all about the barn and property below!


Tell us about Ashbourne Farms!

Ashbourne Farms is a third-generation farm rooted in traditions born of the bluegrass; a 2,000-acre property that stands in reverence of nature and love for the outdoors. On our historic property, we honor the legacy and values of our family who built this farm and preserved its land. Today we draw from the same well of care, and strive to share the natural beauty of Kentucky through a world-class, luxury farm experience.

Tell us about the venue's legacy.

Ashbourne Farms has enjoyed a few weddings and events for friends and family over the years. The farm was actually a wedding gift to W.L. Lyons Brown and Sally [Shallenburger] Brown. When the farm was founded in 1937, a modest gift from Sally’s grandfather, Ashton Cockayne Shallenburger, provided several Scottish Shorthorn cattle and a bull for the young couple. From meager beginnings, the Browns built this farm from the ground up, suffusing the property with a deep love of agriculture and nature. Their legacy is the foundation upon which the modern-day iteration of Ashbourne Farms flourishes.

What's the philosophy behind Ashbourne Farms?

Years of thoughtful care went into restoring Ashbourne Farms to the picturesque splendor of its heyday. You will find the original farmhouse, erected in the mid-1800’s, restored along with a number of other historic structures. More than that, Ashbourne Farms has nurtured its vision of preservation and natural conservation with intention. In doing so, our family made the decision to open Ashbourne Farms to the public, so that others could experience it's beauty.

What are your strengths compared to other venues?

Ashbourne Farms delivers a well-crafted experience, which is simultaneously luxurious and organic. The all inclusive nature of our pricing means that there are no compromises. Every single client gets the best quality and design available in our market without having to decide between two options based on pricing. Additionally, our transitional space allows your event to flow from ceremony, to cocktail hour, reception, and even a swanky after party on the second floor. Each space has it's own 180 degree views of breathtaking natural scenery and the interior design is so stunning that little has to be done in terms of added décor in order to make it feel like a truly special occasion. We also offer historic farmhouses and a beautifully restored cabin overlooking water in which the bridal party can get ready the day of the wedding. Finally, we've gathered a team of talented and creative experts in their field who are collaborating on every aspect of your event to ensure a flawless delivery.

What attracts couples to Ashbourne Farms?

The Ashbourne Farms bride wants something unique, something organic, and something that is rich in both history and culture. She appreciates the beauty of nature and how the mix of outdoor and indoor space flow together to create something with energy which extends beyond the walls of a "venue". She appreciates food with presentation as refined as it's taste and impeccable service without a pretentious facade, which is why all cuisine is produced in-house incorporating seasonal and organic ingredients grown on the farm. Most importantly she's looking to create a once in a lifetime experience.

What is the most innovative new service at Ashbourne Farms?

We've removed the guesswork, as well as the headache of weighing options such as two hors d'oeuvres or three? Or, do we hire valet? Our well curated list of services are inclusive so that once you're contracted, no corners will be cut. All you have to do is dream and we will offer you our environment, talent and vision to create that dream.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Ashbourne farms is currently booking events for the Summer of 2018.

Photos courtesy of Ashbourne Farms / Andrew Hyslop Photography

Thanks so much for sharing all about the beautiful venue! You can check out more about Ashbourne Farms here on their website and also be sure to follow them on Instagram!

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