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This is an absolutely beautiful place, and perfect for a country-themed wedding! The price is unbeatable! We had a tight budget and had seen many venues for very high prices. This venue was an amazing price, included 8 hours of use, and extra "prepare room" for the girls, and tables and chairs for the reception hall. They rent out tablecloths, but most of them were dirty and wrinkled, so I would not recommend getting these even though they were very cheap. There are many sized tables to choose from and the chairs can be easily dressed up.
The location needs very few decorations. It is on top of a mountain and surrounded by trees. There are great picture opportunities and places to set up your ceremony. The Franklin Hall is absolutely gorgeous inside! It even has a full kitchen and area and a place for the caterer to set up. The ice machine is also very nice to have!
They are very busy in the summer because they have summer camps there, so the time schedules are a little less flexible. The people there are still very willing to work around your schedule and make everything go smoothly for you. We even were able to hold the rehearsal there and set up the day before for a small fee.
The only complaint was that the staff was a bit stressed at times due to the summer camps going on, and so were difficult to work with at times. You need to take a good look at the location and realize that what is there is how it will be. There wont be any improvements made prior to the wedding. During the rest of the year, they were very helpful and responsive to any questions we had.
I would recommend this venue. Its absolutely beautiful and exactly what I had imagined. The closest hotels are about 20 minutes away. The price was unbeatable and was worth it!