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Bee B. · Married on 07/24/2021
Getting married at Terrapin Hill was the BEST decision we made in the wedding-planning process!! Brenda and Pete are wonderful people, who made it impossible to stress during the weekend. By Friday night, they felt like family! We were able to stay on site with our family for the whole weekend, and it was amazing to have no cut-off time to leave the bonfire. Brenda answered all my questions with kindness, and made me feel comfortable asking for what I needed. If you want to get married outside in a beautiful location, THIS. IS. IT!!Sent on 06/29/2021
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:Awww, thanks for your sweet review! We definitely do our best to keep stress completely out of the wedding plans. We're so glad you enjoyed our venue, it was a pleasure hosting your wedding!
Katelyn S. · Married on 05/08/2021
Literally perfection. We booked Terrapin for our wedding weekend. My husband’s groomsmen spent the night out there before the wedding, and everyone (including many of our out of town guests) camped, brought RVs/campers, and/or slept in the farmhouse and bunk cabins after the wedding. The chapel stage was absolutely perfect for our ceremony, and we held our reception at the pavilion. Everyone raved about the bonfire, and our friends Restless Leg String Band played the reception. We danced ALL. NIGHT. LONG. Being able to bring in our own catering (with no limitations) and our own alcohol really helped our budget...and our guests benefitted from the open bar. Pete and Brenda were the most fabulous hosts, and were extremely accommodating and helpful every step of the way. If you are looking for a private, picturesque place to hold your wedding...please look no further.Sent on 05/10/2021
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:Thank you, Katelyn, we enjoyed hosting your beautiful wedding! And I'm glad the weekend package worked out so well for you and your guests.
Autumn K. · Married on 10/24/2020
A fairytale place for a perfect fairytale wedding
My husband and I got married here on this past weekend, and it was beyond perfect. Not only was it naturally beautiful, but Brenda and Pete were very friendly and professional and did their utmost to male sure we had our perfect fairytale wedding!Sent on 10/26/2020
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:We were honored to host your fairtytale wedding! And I enjoyed being your day-of coordinator too - had to go the extra-mile to make sure your caterer made it to the venue but I'll do whatever it takes!
Samantha · Married on 09/26/2020
Beautiful farm! Everything was so perfect for our special day! Brenda and Pete were there to help with anything and to make any vision you have come true! Looking for a peaceful place to have your dream wedding. This is the place! Couldn’t have imagined it any better!Sent on 09/28/2020
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:Thank you Samantha. We're so happy we were able to help make your wedding just as you imagined it. We received several compliments from your guests as well!
Taylor T. · Married on 08/15/2020
Me and my Husband absolutely fell in love the moment we came to view this venue. Brenda and Pete made everything so easy and stress free and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was beautiful and had plenty of room for me and my husband and people included in our wedding. Our wedding was perfect!Sent on 10/26/2020
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:So glad you loved it, Taylor! It's our job to make your wedding easy and stress free and we're happy we succeeded!
Katie W. · Married on 05/23/2020
Perfect Wedding Experience
I loved our wedding at Terrapin Hill Farm! Pete and Brenda were the best hosts. Brenda is always quick to respond and was so helpful from the get go with planning and details. They really take the time to make your wedding day just how you picture it. They were both available to help with last minute details. They also have a ton of items on hand that you can use! The farm house was great! We had plenty of room and natural light for getting ready. Having access to refrigerators and ice during the reception was also a perk. The farm is absolutely beautiful. Pete & Brenda are some of the best people around and it was a pleasure to have them be a part of our special day! I definitely recommend this venue for any size wedding!!Sent on 05/27/2020
Beth M. · Married on 09/21/2019
The Perfect Wedding
My daughter found Terrapin Hill Farm and loved it. I was a bit concerned. It seemed a bit more rustic than I wanted. Man, was I wrong. It was absolutely perfect! The wedding site was absolutely beautiful. My daughter walking out of the woods to come down the aisle is a picture I’ll never get out of my head. You won’t get prettier pictures anywhere! The reception area, we had it under the pavilion, was perfect! We didn’t even have to go the next day to clean up. The staff was so helpful and made everything run smoothly! It was just the absolute best day!Sent on 10/07/2019
Kelsey H. · Married on 09/14/2019
Pete and Brenda are amazing, we had our venue booked with them for a year before our actual wedding date, Brenda was always available to answer any questions and accommodated every request me or vendors had to come view the property. Pete was a lifesaver with setup/take-down and helped with everything we needed and also things we did not know was needed. They both we very familiar with “the process” of weddings and are very good at handling the setup. The venue is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! We opted for the 2 night package and it was worth every penny. So much less stressful and great to have everyone there. :) very affordable, beautiful, & the best owners who are laid back and understand that it is YOUR day 😊Sent on 10/03/2019
Kyle F. · Married on 06/22/2019
Summer solstice wedding
Wow this place is full of love and magic to the top. One of the most beautiful farms in all of Kentucky owned by some of the most humble and nurturing caretakers. We could not have asked for a better weekend experience this past June 21st through the 23rd. Both beating Brenda the farm's owners we're there to help take care of any minute or large situation at hand. Absolutely one of the best experiences I may ever have in my entire life. This is a spot I promise.Sent on 06/28/2019
Alanna S. · Married on 10/20/2018
Brenda and Pete made everything so easy!
The farm is gorgeous and my daughter and son in law were extremely pleased with their whole day. We chose the overnight package and it was convenient for the guests that stayed with us. We loved everything about the farm is nd can't say enough great things about Brenda and Pete!Sent on 10/22/2018
Sabrina · Married on 10/20/2018
Our Wedding at Terrapin Hill Farm
We knew we wanted to host our ceremony somewhere unique, somewhere that spoke to our values. After months of searching, we stumbled upon a photo of the farm's chapel stage on Instagram and instantly knew that was where we wanted to say our vows. Terrapin Hill Farm allowed us to get the most for our money and alleviate the stress of having so many different vendors - providing tables, chairs, linens, dishes, assistance with setting up and breaking down, and wedding packages that include an overnight stay. Brenda and Pete are delightful and helpful. Brenda offers assistance in wedding planning and Pete is able to officiate weddings on the farm - a service we utilized. Booking our wedding with Terrapin Hill Farms allowed us to spend the day focusing on what our wedding meant to us and spend the night celebrating in a way we'll never forget. We're forever thankful for our opportunity to have been married at Terrapin Hill Farm, and we're confident that you'll love this venue too.Sent on 01/20/2019
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:We love that you described our venue as unique - we think it is too! Sabrina, you and Willie had a beautiful wedding and we're so glad you were happy with our services.
Haley · Married on 10/13/2018
Terrapin Hill was our perfect venue
My now-spouse and I only looked at one venue in person while we were wedding planning, and we immediately knew that Terrapin Hill was the right place for us to say our vows after 5 years together. We live in Louisville, but both come from rural areas and wanted a venue outside of the city that reflected Kentucky’s natural beauty. We also wanted a venue that was inclusive, as we are both proudly queer, and my husband is transgender; we felt safe looking at THF due to their reputation and their inclusivity statement on their website.
Since we’re pretty young and had a limited budget, we were also completely sold on TH’s pricing. Ultimately, we had the farm for two full days, accommodations for several dozen people, help from TH owners and staff, bartenders, and a nightlong bonfire for less money than we would have paid in Louisville for a venue for a few hours. We also were not required to use any particular vendors, which helped us save significant money on food and an open bar. THF could absolutely be one of the many wedding vendors that unnecessarily jacks up their prices, but we felt that Brenda and Paul genuinely just enjoy hosting important and special events like weddings at their farm.
When Nic and I arrived to tour THF, Brenda showed us around on their golf cart, accompanied by an adorable older basset hound named Chester. We were so impressed by the beauty of the farm itself, with its rolling hills (with gorgeous views), many animal friends, and the structures that the Cashels have built or improved on the property. There was one moment in particular that I knew this was going to be our place: we drove up to the Chapel Stage, and Brenda explained that they had built this gorgeous structure (with a background of the woods) themselves, with lumber from the property. I saw something white hanging above the stage, and asked Brenda what it was. Her exact words were: “That’s a crystal. It was given to us on our wedding day 21 years ago, and we put it up there because it has 21 years of good marriage juju.” I knew *immediately* that these were our people.
Over the next year of wedding planning, Brenda was always prompt to respond to our questions via email, and always had suggestions when we asked for them. They even left the gate open to the farm one day so that my mother could come look at the venue, and they were fine with my parents arriving early the Friday before the wedding to set up a family dinner. At every point, the Cashels were helpful, responsive, and professional without sacrificing any warmth.
Our wedding day went absolutely perfectly, and I am sure that we have no idea just how much the Cashels and the THF staff did to help that happen. The THF staff helped direct people, moved chairs, set up our self-catered/potluck meal, bartended, tended the bonfire, and probably a dozen other things that we were too busy to notice. They also were kind enough to allow 50+ people to camp the night of the wedding, which was so much fun!
So many people told us that our wedding was the most beautiful and fun one that they’d ever been to, and we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish any of our ideas without the help of Terrapin Hill and the Cashels. We are not very traditional people, and we wanted to make our wedding our own: very queer and proud, community-centered, with a self-catered/potluck reception and a safe and fun option for overnight accommodations. We were able to have all of those things at Terrapin Hill.
A final note on this very long review: neither my husband nor I are very spiritual people, and most of our friends aren’t, either. However, we (and many of our people) felt a special something at Terrapin Hill that we’ve experienced only a handful of other times in our lives. There is a real sense of community and love at TH, and that was evident to absolutely everyone there. Less than three weeks after our wedding, we are already dreaming of renting out THF again for a big camping gathering in a few years! We cannot say enough good things about our wedding or Terrapin Hill. It’s a magical place!Sent on 11/01/2018
Amy · Married on 07/20/2018
Where better to have a music festival themed wedding than on a gorgeous farm that also hosts some? Nowhere! Terrapin Hill Farm well exceeded any and all expectations. From the friendly farm dogs that visit with you to the beautiful horses roaming the property, the animals give the venue an extra special touch.Sent on 07/24/2018
We opted for the two-night weekend wedding package. It was the best money I’ve ever spent and easy to plan from out-of-state. Getting to spend two nights in the beautiful, renovated, old-timey farmhouse offered us an intimate weekend. The sun breaking through the lace curtains on the windows put us at ease as we woke. It’s spacious enough both of our immediate families could gather downstairs while the caterer cooked up a delicious menu and we readied ourselves upstairs. We had friends camp out both nights as well.
We took insight from the owners and chose Judy Gurnee to cater. She and her staff delivered an unforgettable meal. Guests commented our selections throughout the evening. Judy showcased Kentucky Proud items, many of the ingredients coming from Terrapin Hill Farm itself.
We hired two bands for the evening. Pete and Brenda were instrumental in helping us figure out the logistics.
Speaking of logistics - a huge storm system rolled through the evening before our wedding. We were unable to do a rehearsal run-through and it looked as if we might’ve had to do the entire ceremony/reception under the pavilion. They assured us every step of the way of how we would work with an alternative plan. The universe was looking out for us yet, and our day was gorgeous, sunny, and the perfect temperature. We loved the ceremony vows Pete chose!
We are forever grateful! Don’t hesitate to make this venue your magical wedding place!
Samantha · Married on 06/08/2018
Terrapin Hill was the *perfect* setting for our Kentucky farm wedding. We wanted a beautiful but laid back atmosphere, where the Kentucky landscape served as a backdrop. Pete and Brenda were lovely, and made sure things were covered before I even thought of them.Sent on 08/03/2018
The setup at the farm was convenient and affordable, and filled all of our needs. You have the farmhouse, which is quaint and comfortable and provided plenty of space for hanging with family and friends, flower prep, makeup, hair styling, dress steaming, tie tying, etc.
The farm offers a gorgeous, laid back setting, with a multiple choices for your ceremony, reception, parking, photos, bon fire, complete with restrooms and cabins for overnight guests. We used the "chapel" for our ceremony, which is this gorgeous A frame structure in an aligning field with a backdrop of the forest. It has a boho look that I loved. I didn't even decorate it, and its so beautiful on it's own, the absence of flowers didn't standout at all. The reception area, the Pavilion, has a nice stone floor and the rafters are full of twinkly lights. It's open all the way around, but there are curtains that can be pulled for the weather. I had about 80 guests, and we used the round tables. Everything looked great. Pete and Brenda were very accommodating. If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere with great scenery, this is an excellent choice.
J · Married on 04/28/2018
I don't usually write reviews, but Pete and Brenda and the team at Terrapin Hill knocked it out of the park so well that I have to commit my sincere gratitude to writing. The wedding was just a few days after a music festival (2,000 people) and the farm was absolutely spotless when we arrived. The farmhouse is very well equipped, and everything went off without any problem. The pavilion was the perfect size for the 150 guests, and although we had great weather, should it have rained we wouldn't have worried as it closes in no problem. Lots of friends camped out across the property, and having bathrooms and showers was amazing. It is quite close to Harrodsburg making the trip for guests in hotels there very easy. We hosted a breakfast the following morning, and the local caterer Brenda reccommended, Dunns BBQ, who provided caseroles was amazing. Also: the shuttle provided by the farm to the hotel in the evening was so great! If you're looking for a relaxing wedding and a place to have a great party: this is it.Sent on 06/15/2018
Amber · Married on 04/27/2018
A novel on our experience with Terrapin Hill Farm wouldn't serve it justice. Bride, groom, parents, guests, everyone over the moon with everything, multiple "best wedding ever" comments. After a 12 year courtship a "wedding" was a given, so showing friends & family a good time was our #1 priority. Rented for weekend & had a strong camping contingent. Bride & groom weren't on property Friday night but no issue allowing said campers to come in, set up, and enjoy the place on their own. Farmhouse is darling, kitchen is beautiful, master bridal suite perfectly appointed. Brenda (bless her) goes above & beyond what anyone should reasonably expect, and cool as a cucumber regardless of surrounding stress levels. We did a final tour 3 weeks out, fresh off winter & after record rain, and no doubt they moved mountains to get it ready for Spring events. DJ had so much fun we had to tell him to take it down a notch around 2am (he didn't, we were out there till well past 3). Bonfire was huge & glorious. Everyone was so at ease, complete strangers were mingling & taking photos together... our vocalist is now dating our officiant! The A frame chapel is special & unique, and the knob would have been just as gorgeous (Brenda & Pete were happy to wait till 11th hour to make decision between knob & chapel - once we figured out rain situation, but tents landed on knob Friday & made choice for us). Bought booze at Costco + great affordable caterer of our choice. All in; food, drinks & rental = 48 hours at THF or 6 hours from the in-town rentals (and would have required a second venue for after hours). With camping, carpooling, and THF Shuttle there were plenty of safe ways home. We were on cloud 9 for a solid 2 weeks after, and that's sans honeymoon and returning to jobs. When I think of other options we almost signed up for I could almost cry. I cannot imagine that most perfect day happening anywhere other than Terrapin Hill Farm. It fit US, in ways I could have never dreamed.Sent on 06/07/2018
Ashley · Married on 10/22/2017
Our wedding was an absolute dream! In large part to all of the wonderful venue and staff! The location is gorgeous and the staff was so helpful and kind to help us with the set up!Sent on 11/10/2017
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:Thanks for the kind review, Ashley. We enjoyed helping to make your wedding an absolutely beautiful day!
Krista · Married on 10/21/2017
We had a really great experience with Terrapin Hill Farm! They helped us out all through the way to make sure we were at ease, stress free, and happy! They are great to work with!Sent on 12/10/2017
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:We enjoyed working with you and John - it was a beautiful wedding!
Allison · Married on 10/15/2017
Terrapin Hill Farm was the PERFECT venue for our wedding ceremony and reception! Pete and Brenda were such wonderful hosts, helping me prepare for possibly a 300 person wedding. The property was absolutely gorgeous and I don't think a single thing could have been any better! The girls got ready upstairs in the farmhouse, the guys got ready downstairs. Our caterer used the kitchen to prep our food. We took our first look photos up on the hill (SO beautiful!) and ceremony was by the A frame pavilion, reception in the covered pavilion. We used a couple extra pop up tents for more seating and had both a large and smaller fire going to cook smores over for dessert. This venue is incredible for the price and I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a beautiful outdoor wedding!!Sent on 11/10/2017
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:Thanks for the kind words, Allison. We really enjoyed hosting your wedding! Our best to you and Kyle!
Nicole · Married on 10/07/2017
Brenda and Pete the owners of Terrapin Hill Farm are incredibly wonderful and helpful people to work with while planning and hosting a wedding. I had millions of unorganized, detail-oriented questions, and they answered each and everyone, promptly and efficiently. We originally chose the farm because it is absolutely beautiful, and then we were really sold when we found out all of the rentals that were included in the cost. They provided tables, chairs, linens, vases, directional signs, lights, and a teepee arch! We were able to have our rehearsal dinner at the farm house, we rented all weekend. They set up all the tables, chairs, arch, that we needed early in the day Friday in order for us to decorate for the ceremony/reception, before having our rehearsal dinner. Everything was so organized and just as I would ask if something could be done, it was already in the process of being done. My "expectations" were really blown out of the park with the way they showed up and made the entire weekend, start to finish, absolutely perfect. My husband and I even stayed later Sunday morning to talk to them about the wedding. They just make you feel like family and want to make sure you are at easy and not worrying about anything at all. I will forever remember this day and how perfect everything was, thanks to how wonderful they were to work with.Sent on 10/24/2017
Terrapin Hill Farm's reply:Thanks for the great review, Nicole! It was such a pleasure working with you and your wedding was beautiful!
Hope · Married on 09/30/2017
We just celebrated our wedding at Terrapin Hill and it was absolutely perfect! The venue is beautiful!! Also Brenda and Pete were great to work with. We had to plan this wedding from another state, and there help was fantastic. They made so many great recommendations. Can't imagine doing this without them! Best. Wedding. Weekend.Sent on 10/04/2017
Devon · Married on 07/01/2017
Terrapin Hill Farm was the perfect space for my husband and I to celebrate our marriage together with family and friends!! Our wedding was on Sat July 1 and we held the rehearsal and dinner there on Friday. Brenda was more than helpful in answering endless questions I had during the planning process and helped me to feel really comfortable due to the fact That we were planning a wedding from hundreds of miles away. Pete, Brenda and Clayton were ready and available the whole weekend arranging the site and preparing for everything that needed to come together to help us have a wonderful wedding weekend! We would highly recommend Terrapin Hill for your wedding or any celebration. Also, we had Restless Leg String Band, ( THF house band) play during the ceremony and reception and they are a great group of musicians and very well rehearsed! They even learned how to play 'Here comes the Bride' for me! And Judy Gurnee catered food for the weekend and we couldn't have been happier with her delicious selection. We loved the fact that we got to eat fresh vegetables, pork and chicken straight from the farm!! Thanks to all for a fabulous wedding experience!Sent on 07/09/2017
Cariebeth_Yates@Hotmail.com · Married on 05/13/2017
I left a review on Facebook but realized I have yet to leave one on the website. My wedding was May, 13th 2017. Everything was absolutely amazing! The owners and staff at Terrapin are friendly, kind and oh so helpful!! They went above and beyond to ensure that I would have the perfect day, and that I did.Sent on 07/15/2017
Alicia · Married on 10/23/2016
I couldn't imagine having a wedding anywhere else. Getting married is such a special time in a person's life and Brenda and Pete know exactly how to make that time the best it could possibly be. Their property is breathtaking. After the wedding, (and after the most epic, gigantic bonfire) my husband and I just sat looking at the stars and taking all in. That is the most unforgettable moment of my life. It wouldn't have been possible without these two awesome people and their generosity in sharing their beautiful farm with us.Sent on 10/25/2016
Anna · Married on 10/08/2016
We had the most amazing wedding weekend at Terrapin Hill. Brenda and Pete were wonderful to work with. We planned our wedding long distance. Brenda was in close communication with us, able to answer our questions, and provide advice/contacts if desired. During our wedding weekend Brenda and Pete were available to help with anything! We paid extra to have Brenda as "day of coordinator" which was well worth it. Both were available to help out and take care of matters but not invasive or overwhelming by any means. I think it is a good sign that looking back on our weekend, I see times when I could have actually leaned on Brenda and Pete a little more than I did! They were very helpful and thought of things I did not! To boot, our guests expressed how much they enjoyed our wedding. Comments I heard were: beautiful, laid back, relaxed, enjoyable, not stressful. Our goal was a more low-key wedding, Terrapin Hill was the perfect locale with the most enjoyable hosts that fostered our simply joyful wedding weekend.Sent on 10/15/2016