How to Plan a Great Wedding in Under 6 Months

November 5th, 2020

How to Plan a Great Wedding in Under 6 Months

When you’re in love and newly engaged, it can be hard to wait to get married. The average engagement length is about 13 months, and when you’re ready to begin your married life together, that can just be too long to wait. For this reason, it is becoming more common for couples to opt for…


7 Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue Prior to Reserving

September 15th, 2020

7 Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue Prior to Reserving

Planning a wedding can be quite an undertaking, with a lot of important details to consider. With so many moving pieces, care must be taken with the planning to ensure things line up to provide the desired outcome. This is especially true when booking a wedding venue – there is so much more to the…


Destination Wedding Planning Checklist: What Every Couple Needs to Know

July 22nd, 2020

Destination Wedding Planning Checklist: What Every Couple Needs to Know

A destination wedding feels like a vacation and a reunion, with a wedding at the heart of it all. If this sounds like the experience you are seeking, consider hosting a wedding in another city, state or even country. Keep reading for the ultimate destination wedding planning checklist! Destination Wedding Planning Checklist 18 Months Before…


Why You Can’t Afford to Not Hire a Wedding Planner

June 30th, 2020

Why You Can’t Afford to Not Hire a Wedding Planner

Do you need a wedding planner to help organize, prepare, and execute your wedding? A wedding is, after all, one of the most important and significant occasions in a couple’s lifespan. A moment they will reflect for generations. Making that day a perfect one requires organization, logistical management, and planning over a span of time.…


Touring French’s Point

June 16th, 2020

Touring French’s Point

Touring venues have traditionally been part of the process of planning a wedding. Vetting a venue by seeing it in person is part of due diligence, to ensure you find the best fit for your needs and eliminate any unknowns that might pose difficulties down the road. French’s Point clients are almost always planning a…


Robert-Willard Harris Brooks & Andrew Bradford Foyer Bar

June 8th, 2020

Robert-Willard Harris Brooks & Andrew Bradford Foyer Bar

The Robert-Willard Harris Brooks & Andrew Bradford Foyer Bar located in the heart of the Retreat House got some attention last winter.  We added new bar stools on the Lounge side of the two-sided bar area.  We love their driftwood-like aesthetic and the contrast they provide against the rich mahogany Douglas Fir board and batten…


Crystal-Lynn Conservatory

June 8th, 2020

Crystal-Lynn Conservatory

The Crystal-Lynn Conservatory located on the main level of the Retreat House, received updated furnishings last year to include two refinished church pews for seating (they were original to the house when the church previously owned the property), two antique side tables and four velvet chairs.  This space can be used for ceremony or cocktail…


Farm House BBQ Lawn & West Overlook Terrace

March 16th, 2020

Farm House BBQ Lawn & West Overlook Terrace

Just behind the Farm House, overlooking the west slope and the Sandy Point State Park that wraps around the estate is a wonderful little BBQ Lawn and the West Overlook Terrace. These casual spaces are ideal for small groups to gather. This spring we painted our five 12’ long x 44” wide picnic tables white.…


10 Reasons to Reserve a Winter Wedding at French’s Point

March 9th, 2020

10 Reasons to Reserve a Winter Wedding at French’s Point

Winter weddings at French’s Point are unlike those in any other season. The beauty & tranquility of the season mixed the cozy interiors of our homes makes for the perfect combination for a winter wedding weekend retreat. 1. Our Three Homes Reserve only our Retreat House with 6 suites with lodging for up to 18, or…