This month in Fête Vetted, we take a closer look at one of the most charming wedding venues in the Deep Creek area, Chanteclaire Farm.
Chanteclaire Farm brings the casual elegance of the French countryside to an authenticly beautiful American farm. Couples love the outdoor ceremony setting, and the barn reception that is anything but rustic. One thing we hear over and over from clients is how stress free their Chanteclaire Farm weddings have been. The Farm focuses exclusively on weddings, so the care they put into planning and executing is second to none.
- Private location on 100 acres
- Outdoor Ceremony Location
- “Plan B” Covered Ceremony Location
- Onsite farmhouse and cabin available for rent
- Experienced DJs and Emcees to coordinate the day’s schedule
- Food and cake prepared onsite
- Parking for 80+ vehicles
- 4 finished bathrooms
- Bonfire "After Party"
Chanteclaire Farm has been designed and styled for elegant country weddings. Clients can personalize the space through floral design and tablescapes, but the majority of the decoration has been thoughtfully prepared by the venue. The reception space features chivari chairs, chandelier lighting, and antique relics hanging from the walls. There is natural greenery and fairy lighting draped the length of the room, creating an incredibly romantic effect when the chandeliers are dimmed. A red canoe serves as the salad bar, and the buffet is made from reclaimed barn wood. The hardwood floors are gorgeous, so you'll have none of the typical barn worries about stability or splinters. And unlike barns that are not fully dedicated to weddings, you won't see a bird, bat, or mouse.
Despite the barn setting, a wedding at Chanteclaire Farm is far from casual. Guests in shorts and flip flops would be seriously out of place, but we wouldn't recommend full black tie either. The best looks at Chanteclaire are going to be hip, stylish takes on the tuxedo or a sharp navy or tan suit. Female guests be advised that the ceremony takes place on grass, so stilettos are not recommended. Need some inspiration for making style choices? Look to the steampunk inspired Silo Bar, whose construction was featured on Renovation Wild on Animal Planet.
Chanteclaire Farm is far from a rent-a-venue. Clients should expect a great deal of attention to detail from staff in both the planning and execution of their big day. Because the farm only hosts weddings, it is the perfect venue for clients wanting a stress-free experience.
The Chanteclaire team takes pride in their knowledge of event flow and timing, and have turned wedding execution into something of a science. They will certainly let you know if they think your ideas would disrupt or diminish the perfect guest experience. If you feel the need to control every process and item of decor, this will not be the venue for you.
Chanteclaire provides all food for their weddings, including the cakes. Meals are served as a buffet, where the staff makes each plate as the guest walks through. Clients can provide their own alcoholic beverages. No open flames are permitted inside the venue. Clients are free to use decor items from the farm’s sizeable storage room.