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Reception
$5,900 starting price
Ceremony
$6,600 starting price
Reception
$5,500 starting price
Ceremony
$6,600 starting price
These prices are available for October. These prices are available for the months of November through September.

About

On WeddingWire since 2022

Merryman Station is a rustic wedding venue located in Exeter, California. A unique and historic event space, it was originally a stop on the Visalia Electric Railroad, built in 1898. Later, it became a restaurant, then fell into disuse for a while before it was remodeled and opened as Merryman Station in 2016. Owner Amanda Hill-Thomas wanted to preserve the building as much as possible to retain its historical significance, while adding modern touches like glass walls. Surrounded by citrus orchards with the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountaintops in the distance, it makes a beautiful wedding location.

Facilities and Capacity

This versatile venue is ideal for events both large and small, and can be transformed to suit your needs. It features large open spaces with wood flooring, black ceilings, and exposed wooden beams, as well as large glass walls which add an industrial touch. A remodeled deck area offers views of the railroad tracks. The team at Merryman Station would be happy to get in touch with you to discuss how to make this charming venue fit your event.

Services Offered

The staff at Merryman Station understand the importance of having the perfect venue for your wedding. They want you to have a special experience that you and your guests will cherish, and they strive to create that experience with their exceptional service, attention to detail, and style. The venue offers full-service facility rental, skilled planners to help you organize every detail, and day-of coordination to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you want an unforgettable experience in a one-of-a-kind setting, Merryman Station would love to host your special day.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$6,600

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$6,600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

October
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Reviews of Merryman Station

2.2 out of 5 rating
2.2 out of 5 rating
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44% recommend it
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Weddingwire
2.2/5 1 reviews
Google
4.7/5 78 reviews
Brittany
Brittany Sent on 11/12/2023
2.2 out of 5 rating

Unfortunate service, beautiful venue

The one positive thing about the venue is the venue itself. It is very unique, beautiful, rustic, and timeless. We loved the way it looked, the historical ambiance, and knew that for a July wedding it would be the best location due to the hot weather. Tina gave us a wonderful tour and was very communicative with us during the booking process. However, the beauty of the venue was not worth the experience we had the day of our wedding. The owner of the venue, Amanda, was kind to us up until the day of our wedding. She had mentioned a number of times that she usually isn’t present at weddings, which became obvious, and looking back I wish she wasn’t present at mine. To summarize, she micromanaged many of the details from our walkthrough to the day of the wedding and did not allow for any suggestions on what we thought our special day should look like. I understand it is her venue, but she was very condescending when we brought up ideas. When issues arose the day of our wedding, instead of consulting with the day coordinator we were REQUIRED to have and paid hundreds of dollars for, she refused to allow her to do her job to problem solve. Instead, she pulled my husband multiple times from our Bridal portraits. Amanda took on the role of the day-of coordinator and expected us to be thankful for her help, despite her being absolutely rude to my actual day of coordinator, sister, and especially husband. Not to mention how she made some of my guests feel, as some of them shared with me after the fact to express their frustration with some of the comments and tone she was using with my guests. Lastly, a side note if you are planning a summer wedding, it was about 100 degrees that day which is one of the reasons we booked Merryman. I knew it was hot and I wasn’t expecting it to be cool, but the second story had absolutely no airflow. Even throughout the night it was very warm inside. Just something to consider.

While I have reached out to the owner to voice my concerns, she apologized for one out of the many issues we were directly burdened with that day. The rest of the concerns were met with the response of “I am sorry you feel that way” and not taking any accountability for her actions that resulted in us feeling the way we did. She also blatantly lied to me about concerns I had brought up. No responsibility was taken for those concerns, even when my guests, family members, and other vendors confirmed the issues at hand. Instead of going back and forth trying to get her to see the other side, I decided to just write a review.

If you plan to book with this venue, I would recommend avoiding having the owner, Amanda, present at your event. She was, after all, the main denominator to all the frustrations and issues we experienced that night. Unfortunately it would be hard to avoid since she is the owner. Therefore, I would not recommend this venue for anyone planning to have their wedding or reception there. I can only speak from my experience, but I do hope that others who choose to book here have a better experience than we did.
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