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Thurman Landing is an elegant and versatile wedding venue located in Sonora, Kentucky. This space is the combination of Claudia’s Catering, Tea Room, 1901 Lake House, The Thurman-Phillips Guest home, and their new event facility. Thurman Landing’s staff caters to a couple’s needs, from preparation to decorating to assisting with vendor selection. This Southern rustic space comes complete with scenic views, a lake, a gazebo located in the courtyard, gorgeous mansions, and more settings that would be ideal for gorgeous portraits. From breathtaking views to impeccable customer service, this location transforms a couple’s wedding vision into a reality.
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This venue boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to host a romantic ceremony and reception of any size. Their historic Thurman-Phillips Guest Home and Lake House has a lot of character and is decorated using family-owned antique furniture. Depending on your party size, their staff assists with picking the right facility. Their Carriage House serves as their wedding cottage and can double as a get-ready room for both parties. Their new 5,200-square-foot event center ties the whole space together with stone walking paths, fountains, and a large fire pit. This facility, also their largest, can accommodate up to 275 wedding guests. Their outdoor spaces can also cater to large parties and their staff can help design seating arrangements that best fit your needs.
The venue's main and large event space comes complete with heat and air. On top of providing excellent customer service, this venue can also offer catering, decorations, and more. Their staff takes care of setup and cleanup of tables and chairs as well as setting up the chairs for you ceremony. Their services include event planning, rentals, audio equipment, lighting, chairs, WiFi, parking, and wheelchair access. Thurman Landing offers the following services:
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The Epitome of Southern Charm and Hospitality
My Wife and I searched around the Louisville area to find an outdoor setting with a barn to host our wedding. The search yielded many options, but when I started putting together all the additional details, as anyone who has attempted to plan a wedding will tell you, the prices just get ridiculous ($3000 for potable bathrooms? Yikes!) When we found Thurman Landing everything was totally different. With what we saw on the internet that is included with this venue, we knew it was a great value. Then we met Renee. She manages the property and has a level of service that is unparalleled by anyone or organization that I have worked with to date. We do not live in Kentucky, but with the communication and support that we received from Renee and her team at Thurman Landing our planning was as easy as if we were down the street. She set us up with some preferred vendors (DJ Jimmy Warren, Bridgette Blair Photography) that have worked with the venue before and all worked together in a seamless symphony that played the beautiful music that was our Literally PERFECT Wedding Day.
The team at Thurman Landing will work to ensure that your vision comes to life. (As a side note, make sure you have a vision! No vendor can execute a plan that does not exist, or that is not clearly communicated in detail.) They do set-up and take-down, they can rent you, or let you use the small and large details that will make your wedding dream come true. They have beautiful outdoor areas, both covered and not, to have your ceremony and/or reception along with the gorgeous event barn. We opted to use both, which worked out great for all of our guests to be comfortable with their own level social distancing. The Event Barn is very large, Climate Controlled, and has Large Clean Restrooms.
We were initially unsure about the requirement to use the onsite catering from Claudia's Tea Room. In the end, this really made life so much easier! We did not have to worry about any of the details providing the caterer the things that are needed, it was all taken care of. Have you ever been to the wedding where you're sure the food would have been good, but it was prepared hours before, sat in van, and then was reheated by/sat on sterno? NOT HERE. Since the food is made on sight, it was hot, fresh, and delicious!! I will never understand how they pulled off feeding so many people at the same time, with such quality, but they did!
Sonora is in a dry county. DO NOT let this scare you. Any booze you want to serve you will have to provide (and Renee can hook you up with a bartender) but in comparison, this saved us sooo much money. We were able to serve exactly what we wanted, and instead of paying inflated prices, we got a discount at Liquor Barn.
Thurman Landing also has several homes that are available to rent as well. My family opted to rent them all to keep as all close together. They are historic properties that only add to the amazing charm of the place. They were all extremely clean and well kept up with all the amenities of home. It made our wedding like a mini family reunion as well as providing for great spaces to prepare for the ceremony and stunning backdrops for our photos.
I could go on and on about the pleasurable experience we had with Thurman Landing, but I will summarize:
NOT ONE COMPLAINT. OUR WEDDING DAY WAS PERFECT.
Thurman Landing is the perfect wedding venue
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