Weddings

The Crawfish Shack

Hertford, NC View map

About

Swing Gate Farms is a barn and farm wedding venue located in Hertford, North Carolina. This charming venue is surrounded by natural landscapes, marvelous scenery, and indoor spaces to suit weddings of a variety of sizes. Unsurprisingly, it is an ideal place to host ceremonies, receptions, and more.

Facilities and Capacity

With so much space both inside and outside, this property is brimming with room for the entire wedding party - whether you are planning a large event or not - to take in the day’s atmosphere, emotion, and significance.

For ceremonies, a five-acre pond area provides a splendid setting for the happy couple to say their vows, while also drinking in the naturally beautiful views of the surroundings. Here, a large stage sits on the water for the newlyweds-to-be to get married in style. Featuring a long wooden deck that acts as the aisle, there is ample seating available for several close friends and family to share in your iconic moment. An unforgettable way to tie the knot, the lake offers a terrific place for photos once the couple has been joined in matrimony.

Elsewhere, there are other spaces for more secluded and intimate ceremonies to take place such as the property’s piers. A beach is also available for couples and their guests to gather for a romantic ceremony. Thanks to the expansive open-air spaces, there is no real maximum capacity for outdoor weddings.

The building itself is the perfect haven for the wedding party to return for the reception celebration. Inside, wooden decor is all around - the walls, chairs, and tables are a combination of light and dark woods. There is a great deal of room in the main building for 250 people to dine while seated.

A stage inside provides a terrific platform for your chosen musical entertainment to command the room from. Lighting overhead provides a magical touch as the space is given a soft twinkling silver hue in parts.

Services Offered

In order to make Swing Gate Farms your own space, a number of services are available. Staff can provide items such as centerpieces, chair covers, decor, and many more extras so that you can turn this already wonderful venue into one that truly reflects your personality as a couple. Conveniently, the venue is also wheelchair accessible.

Additionally, Swing Gate Farms is more than happy for couples to bring in their own vendors to serve alcoholic beverages.

History

The history of Swing Gate Farms DBA - The Crawfish Shack began back in 2001 when the founders started cooking fresh crawfish. With no seating available, they took it upon themselves to create some. After purchasing almost 25 acres of land, The Crawfish Shack gradually evolved from a wooded area to one that now boasts a beach, lakeside views, and a location that could easily be your dream wedding venue.

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?

$700.00

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

$500.00

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?

$2200.00

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

$1200.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Tables

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December
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    Kristy W. Married on 09/22/2016
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    The Perfect Venue For Your Perfect Day Love This Place.

    Beautiful venue. Great staff. Easy to work with. Love the options of using the inside venue or outside overlooking the water. Tons of parking as well.

    The Crawfish Shack's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words. I hope it was all you dreamed of and we wish you many years of happiness!
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    John S. Married on 02/20/2021
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    Overpriced

    Was looking for a venue for our daughters wedding. Way overpriced for what they provide.

    The Crawfish Shack's reply:

    Mr. Steinebach, I am so sorry you feel that way. I would love for you to come out and take a look at our facility to see for yourself what is actually provided. We have several packages to choose from. Thank you and best wishes on your daughters special day.

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305 Swing Gate Road Hertford, NC, 27944
2524269155
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