ABOUT LOBLOLLY RISE: BARN WEDDINGS & EVENTS
*overnight stay in cabin
*haul off garbage
*discounted day before set up, decorate, and vendor drop off (assuming the day before isn't booked already)
This is your special day. We understand that you want it to be perfect!
The Barn...is more than JUST a barn!
The barn is a white-gray wash in color. Over 5,000 square feet in the main area. Chandelier lighting, drapes on the beams, fireplace, concrete flooring throughout. The stage has enough power for an 8 to 10 piece band.
The back addition of the barn includes a kitchen, a groom room, and two restrooms.
You aren't required to have a planner at Loblolly, however they are amazing to have! Don't know one? We can suggest a few planners in the area that can help you with every detail.
Bring in any photographer you want for your day! Again, don't know one? We can sugget a few photographers that are amazing at what they do!
You are welcome to bring beverages to serve your guests. We have two bar areas to help with this! Cheers!
We have an air conditioned kitchen located in the back left corner of the barn. You can access the kitchen from the back of the barn and also from the main area of the barn. Please park behind the barn. We have a refrigerator, oven, microwave, sink, and stove. The acutal kitchen is for final preparations and warming, not necessarily for cooking all day. There's also ample space for a grill or fryers if your caterer needs that space as well. There's also an ice machine and an outdoor sink area.
You will need to obtain event insurance which an easy process. Your rate will depend on your wedding details...two major details that give you a higher rate are alcohol and number of wedding guest. When selecting Alcohol Coverage be sure to mention or click Host Liquor, NOT retail. Check with EventHelper.com or Wedsafe.com. Also, check with your car insurance place or homeowner's....usually if you already are an existing customer then they will give you a discount on other services. This is something you can “shop” so you can get the best coverage for the best rate. $1,000,000 minimum is required. Starting pricing is around $50.
We have a list of vendors we can suggest, however you aren't required to use anyone on that list...it's just suggestions. Outside vendors are more than welcome at Loblolly Rise.
There are two air conditioned restrooms, men's and women's. Both located in the back right corner of the barn. The women's has two stalls, the men's has one stall and an urinal.
There is a separate air conditioned cabin for the bride to get ready. A open white rustic area completed with white shabby chic decor, mirrors, living area, king size bed, farm table, full bathroom, and kitchen.
A 14x18 air conditioned room located on the back of the barn for the groom and groomsmen to get ready. Leather couch, mirrors, hooks for hanging clothes, and more.
The Bridal Cottage
The Bridal Cottage at Loblolly Rise is just beautiful! It's designed for stunning pictures...those "Getting Ready" images are so important to help tell your wedding day story! Brides, you will love this sweet cottage and your photographer will love all of the natural light it provides!
Clients and vendors are responsible for removing their items from Loblolly, such as floral, centerpeices, etc. All vendors must be out and cleaned up the night of the event unless already pre-approved by Loblolly Rise. Loblolly however will do the deep cleaning after your event...we don't expect you to scrub the toliets and floors by any means!
Barn Size (The actual event space) 100 feet x 50 feet...5,000 square feet
Fireplace Mantle Size (Barn) 10 inches x 62 inches
Contact us for availability, pricing, and to schedule a tour. www.loblollyrise.com
We look forward to meeting you!
Frequently Asked Questions
There are tons of details when planning a wedding and/or event. This page will help you with concerns and planning at Loblolly Rise Plantation.
Booking your Wedding Date...How do I reserve a date?
To reserve a date email us at firstname.lastname@example.org saying you are ready to book XYZ date if it is still available. We suggest you email us stating you are ready to book your preferred date and then include a backup date in case your preferred date is unavailable. Prior to booking a date, we hope you are able to come out in person to visit the property. You can request a tour (or a Facetime tour if you live out of the area) on our tour request page, but an in person tour is not required prior to booking a date. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. Whomever has requested to start the contract process from us by email first for a specific date will be first in line.
Is there a payment to hold the date? When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes. When the contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a $1,000 payment. The final installment will be required 30 days prior to the event. We prefer not to do a payment plan please, but if it's the only way you can do things we understand.
Getting Ready Questions...
Do you have an area for the bride to get ready in? Yes, we do. We have a rather beautiful bridal cottage that's steps away from the reception/barn area.
How big is the bridal cottage? It's an open floor plan. So the living area, the kitchenette, the king size bed, and dressing area are all in one room...sort of like a studio apartment. There's also a private bathroom with a shower and two sinks.
Can we bring our snacks and drinks into the cottage? Of course! There's not an ice maker in the cabin however there's a refrigerator with a freezer, a Keurig coffee maker, and a microwave.
Do you have wine glasses and coffee cups in the cottage? Yes, we do. But we recommend you bring drinking cups such as solo cups as well.
Are there plenty of plugs for curling irons, etc.? There are a total of 6 plugs in the main part of the cottage and two more in the bathroom.
Are there plenty of mirrors? LOTS!
Do you have air conditioning and heat in the cabin? Yes, both.
Is there a television? Yes, with Direct TV.
Can we move the furniture around in the cabin? If you need to do so, but please move it back before leaving Loblolly.
Can we spend the night in the cottage? Sure! There's a king size bed with linens as well as clean towels and washcloths. *Getting Ready in the cabin is included in the overall price, spending the night in the cabin is an extra charge.
Do we need to strip the bed when we leave? Nope, we got it.
*Don't forget your bluetooth speaker so you can have some tunes when you get ready!
Do you have an area for the groom to get ready in? Yes, we do. We have a "man cave" on the back of the barn.
How big is the groom area? It's about the size of master bedroom. It has a leather couch, a recliner, and 3 to 4 more chairs as well. A coffee table, side tables, and hooks for hanging up suits, etc.
Can we smoke cigars in there? No, thank you, but you're welcome to smoke just outside the room.
Can we drink beer in there? Of course! Bring your coolers! Just make sure they don't leak on the floor.
Is there AC? Yes.
Are there mirrors? Yes.
*Don't forget your bluetooth speaker so you can have some tunes when you get ready!
*Bring corn-hole, horseshoes, or fish in the pond (catch & release) so you have something to do while the girls get ready. Most set up corn-hole right outside the groom area.
Do you have somewhere for a ceremony? Yes, we do. We have two choices...a larger than usual pine tree OR an oak tree with a dogwood tree kinda in front of the oak tree.
When does the dogwood tree bloom? Typically late February to early to mid March.
Is there lighting at the ceremony areas? Yes, we have added white outdoor bistro lights to the ceremony area.
Is there power out at the ceremony area? Yes, the DJ or sound person just needs to bring their own extension cord with a dual plug at one end so they can plug into our edison lights and then also plug into their equipment.
Are there ceremony backdrops? Besides the beautiful trees that are already there? YES, the oak tree has an arch you can decorate as you wish. You're also more than welcome to bring your own backdrop. Just remember we allow VERY LIMITED driving to that area because we don't want the grass messed up. So your backdrop needs to be something that's not too heavy.
How big is the barn/reception area? Over 5,000sqft.
Are the chandeliers on dimmers? Yes. The switches are located in hallway near the kitchen.
Do you have fans in the barn? Yes. They come on with a flip of a switch.
Are all of those chandeliers, white lights, and white draping yours? Yes, all of that belongs to Loblolly, it will be there for your event as well.
Is there a fireplace? Yes, working wood fireplace. You can have a fire with no extra cost. You would need to supply your own wood.
Is there a fire pit? Yes, again you would need to supply the wood. No extra cost for this as well.
Can we have real candles? Yes, but the fire from the candle has to be contained and there needs to be something to catch the wax so we aren't scrapping wax off of tables and the floor.
Can we have sparklers for our exit? Yes! But do the exit out of the barn and please have something for your guest to put the sparklers in when finished. Maybe a bucket of sand or water.
Do you have a kitchen for the caterer? Yes, we do! Catering can also bring their own grills or a fryer. They can use the kitchen for final touches and warming. There's a refrigerator/freezer, plenty of prep space/countertops, storage under countertops, a 3 bay sink, and an oven. Yes, there's AC in the kitchen as well. There's also a big bay sink just outside the kitchen as well. The kitchen will be clean when your caterer arrives, it needs to look that same way when they leave. We let the caterer park their vans, etc. in the back of the barn so they can get to the kitchen easily but they are the only ones. Please tell the catering staff to park in the parking area NOT behind the kitchen.
Do you have restrooms? Yes, two...one for men and one for women. 2 stalls in each so a total of 4. Both restrooms have AC or heat.
Do you have an ice maker? Yes, we do. The ice maker will be full for your day of event however once it's empty you would be responsible for getting ice after. We recommend telling your bartenders to bring their own ice and use our ice as a backup.
Do you have reception furniture we can use? Yes, lots! See a full list on the Wedding & Event Details tab. We have tables, bar areas, cake tables, and more! These items are included in the price, we don't charge extra for these items. You're not required to use our furniture however it's there if you need it.
Can we smoke in the barn? No thank you. But just outside the barn is fine with us. Just please put your cigarette butts in the trash or other designated areas so they don't end up in the grass.
Can we bring in our own decor and furniture? Of course! Bring whatever you would like!
Is there power in the barn? Yes, lots of plugs...plenty!
What is the building capacity? 275-ish including the bridal party.
Can we have a rehearsal the day before our wedding? Sure! As long as we don't already have an event booked.
Do you charge extra for a rehearsal? We don't.
How long do we get? An hour to an hour and a half, MAX.
Where do we park? In the parking area which is located behind the barn.
Can we drop stuff off in the barn and the cottage while we are at the rehearsal?Possibly...just ask us.
How many weddings/events to you have per day? Just one event per day.
Do you have plenty of parking? Tons of parking and you do not need a parking attendant. Parking is behind the barn.
Do we need an onsite police officer? You do not.
Can we put out signage and balloons out of the road and at the gate? Yes! Just make sure you take with you when you leave.
Can we bring in a tent? Yes, just make sure it will fit first.
What if it rains? Well you can rent a tent however our backup plan is to get married in the barn in front of the fireplace. It's really pretty, we promise!
Can we drive on the grass? No thanks! We need to make sure everything stays pretty not just for your wedding but for all weddings. There's an unload area in front of the barn, the back of the barn, and the side of the ceremony area.
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Emily · Married on 12/14/2019
Nothing Short of Amazing
Having our wedding at Loblolly was nothing short of amazing! For starters, Whitney was one of the most awesome people to work with. She was super responsive to emails and extremely accommodating with all of our wedding needs, including helping us figure out a path our horse and surrey could travel on as part of the ceremony. She genuinely cared about helping make our wedding day as perfect as it possibly could be. Not to mention, Loblolly itself is one of the most beautiful venues in the Tallahassee/Thomasville area. After my husband and I took our tour of Loblolly, we knew it was where our wedding needed to be and it did not disappoint! The openness of the reception area, the big fireplace, the beautiful pine tree ceremony space, the bridal cabin, the natural scenery surrounding the venue—all of it made for the perfect place for us to have our wedding! We especially loved that the reception space wasn’t overdone with its own décor, but instead had a simple, elegant feel that we were able to decorate with our own touches to truly make it unique to our wedding. We would absolutely recommend Loblolly as a wedding venue.Sent on 05/18/2020
Katherine Guthrie · Married on 11/09/2019
Wonderful Wedding Venue
My husband and I were sold on Loblolly Rise as soon as we toured the facility. We had our ceremony at the oak tree and the reception in the open-air barn. Their facilities are all inclusive with a beautiful bridal cabin and separate groom room for getting ready. We loved having a fire in the fireplace throughout the reception. The owners have a great professional working relationship with many of the vendors we used which made coordination easy. A planning “tour” and rehearsal were included in our rental price. We loved having the farm tables with rented chiavari chairs for our reception.Sent on 11/15/2019
Aaron · Married on 04/26/2019
Loblolly Rise was the perfect venue for us! We wanted to be outside without having a rain plan. The open air barn was the perfect compromise! Our wedding turned out beautiful! Loblolly is a blank slate and can be transformed into your vision! I have see a few different weddings at this venue and each one was unique and I think that is very important in a wedding venue!Sent on 05/16/2019
Loblolly Rise: Barn Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you for the amazing review! Pretty sure your wedding was one our faves! So beautiful! Congrats and best wishes!
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