The Crawfish Shack

305 SWING GATE RD, Hertford, NC 27944 Map · Phone number
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About The Crawfish Shack

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.


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.

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Recommended by 100% of couples

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    Kristy Winslow · 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.

    Sent on 07/22/2019

The Crawfish Shack FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,200.00
  • 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


  • 305 SWING GATE RD Hertford, NC, 27944 See on map
    252-888-9002 (Phone number)

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