Love does not consist of gazing at one another, but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint Exupery
If a country wedding is your dream, Oak Hill is your dream come true. The grounds of Oak Hill, surrounding St. John's Wedding Chapel and Barnhouse, feature many breathtaking photo opportunities to preserve the special moments of your wedding day or special event. The abundant flower gardens, the re-created 19th century Country Store, the 1850's restored one-room-schoolhouse, the wooden bridge leading to the chapel as well as our pond and lush, tree-filled grounds make memorable backdrops to capture a moment in time.Our captivating setting adds a romantic element to any special event. Complete the fairy tale and reserve our antique 1931 Ford Model A roadster or horse-drawn carriage to transport the bride and wedding party to and from your ceremony location
Some additional ideas to use our unique features on the property are...
- Schoolhouse - Brides often place the Escort Cards for table assignments on the schooldesks or write them on the chalkboard. Other ideas are to place framed photos of the bride and groom on the schooldesks or place favors on the desks. Writing messages on the chalkboard is quite popular as is placing the thumbprint tree/photo frame or guest book in schoolhouse.
- Country Store – The most popular idea is to create a candy buffet using apothecary jars on the store counters or placing your favors in the Country Store, especially if they are handmade or DIY. Serving appetizers or popcorn/ice cream, craft beers and old fashioned sodas/lemonade is a fun way to showcase the replica general store.
- The Pine Tree Path is located next to the reception tent and is an amazing backdrop for photos as well as for decor such as hanging place cards, photographs -tack ribbons with photos hanging from them (bride’s family on one row of trees, groom’s family on other row), and paper lanterns or mason jars with battery operated votives from the branches.