5 Reviews for Iron Horse Events
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We booked this venue in 17 months in advance. 10 months before the wedding the owner emailed me that they had a new policy. The policy was that they would not be renting the 6 bedroom accommodation on the property due to previous bad experiences. They already moved forward with turning a room into a office making it a 5 bedroom home. No concern what so ever from them that this wouldn't work for us since we wanted to rent it and needed 6 bedrooms. Then, she said they would still let us use the house from 9am-9pm on the wedding day to get ready. Which on the contract it was originally 8am-midnight. Which, you have to have everything cleaned out before 9pm. (The wedding isn't even over until 10:00) The contract I signed stated accommodations at the house and use of the house. There's nothing near this venue to rent which left us in a tough situation. Its upsetting that they did this to us, she did offer a full refund but this did not take away the stress we felt having to find another location in such a short time. In addition their website still shows the house as a part of their package. Then, when it came to getting the refund, she lacked in responsiveness and it took over 2 weeks to receive it. I would not recommend this venue unless you want to work with someone that doesn't care to follow a contract.
We loved having our wedding at Iron Horse! The property is beautiful and exactly the kind of natural outdoors space we were looking for. We were able to use the space all weekend, which made it convenient and cost-effective. They were also really flexible about letting us use any vendors we wanted, which was important for us. Shannon was so helpful with our planning, logistics, and set up that weekend. They had lots of items on site they were willing to let us borrow and the buildings on the property are well situated to for a smooth and beautiful wedding. We rented the cottage the night before the wedding with some friends and loved getting to stay there. This is a great spot for an outdoor wedding!
We are so, so grateful to Shannon and Matt for all they did to help us pull off our wedding weekend with just the community feel we wanted. They were more flexible with us than we ever could have expected. Want to do a potluck? Ok. Want folks to camp on the grounds? Ok. Wanna stay all weekend and drop stuff off early and take your time cleaning up? Ok. We could not imagine it going more smoothly or feeling any easier for us and our families. Kids loved getting to run around the farm and look at the animals, and even went fishing in the pond. Beautiful early morning walks. What a lovely place and lovely people to work with! And Shannon and Matt are our friends now too, which is one of the best parts! Our friends are getting married there next summer and we can't wait to go back! Three cheers for Iron Horse Events.