Friday, March 17, 2017

5 Ways to Save!

We are so happy to be sharing this blog with so many wonderful brides! We know wedding planning can be stressful, especially when you have a million things that you want done. We are here to help you! In more ways than one, we want to share with you our, ‘5 Ways to Save’ which will help cut cost in different areas of your wedding budget!


1.   Only Serve Beer and Wine
This will be a huge savings on your end! By only serving beer and wine, you don’t have to worry about bringing in a surplus of mixers and garnishes and you can provide a variety of reds and white for your guests to choose from!

2.   Consider off season rates
At The Wheeler House, we offer peak season and off season pricing! While we do book weddings year-round it is the bride and groom's personal preference when they would like to celebrate their special union! With our climate controlled barn, we make sure you and your guests are cozy and comfortable during any season! By choosing off season you can also focus on other things that will make your wedding bloom!



3.   Build your guest count beforehand
Know your guest count and stick to it! Not having 300 guests at your wedding will help keep costs down tremendously. If your budget allows for a maximum of 100 guests, keep that in mind. Once you start adding on guests you will need to factor in the cost for your extra food, cake, centerpieces, and so much more that can quickly add up! 


4.   No favors necessary!
We know everyone thinks this is a must, but we promise it’s not! By not supplying favors not only will this save you time, money, and effort but you also don’t have to worry about taking home what is left at the end of the night! With delicious cake and food, plus rocking entertainment your crowd will no doubt enjoy themselves!

5.   Skip the photo booth

Memories are made on the dance floor anyway! When you hire a photographer, they will be sure to capture you and your crowd all night long! The best photos are always the candid ones taken by your photographer.

Here you have it, '5 Ways to Save' from our in house vendor team that will be sure to help you in one way or another when preparing for your wedding day!


Cheers!

| Venue: The Wheeler House | Photography: Mike Moon Studio | Florals: Holland Daze

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Summertime Secrets




With spring close by we are beginning to meet with our summer brides, and we wanted to give out a few of our favorite summertime secrets that you will be happy you decided on for your wedding day!



Go with the Natural glow
Ladies, we totally understand wanting to have tan skin and wanting to add a little more color on the big day, however one thing we do not recommend is getting a spray tan! We would absolutely hate for your dress to get stained, and don't even want to think about what would happen if it were to rain. The natural glow is totally the way to go!



Summer Sippin’
We love the idea of having a signature cocktail on your wedding day! What better way to incorporate you and your grooms style than with one of your favorite drink recipes! A fun bright drink is just the ticket to get your reception started!


Treat your feet
We 100% recommend letting your bridesmaids wear sandals! Sandals are so comfy and can be styled with any type of dress, plus you don’t have to worry about the discomfort the heels bring.

{All above images are from: Ever and Ever Photography}

Re hydration Station

Summer in the south is no secret to some of how warm the temperature can get. Having a beverage station set up upon arrival adds a nice touch to have drinks ready and chilled for when guests arrive to the venue. Guests can sip on them before they take their seat and enjoy a sweet summer’s treat! Infused water bars or some southern strawberry lemonade is always a huge hit!
{Hillary Leah Photography}
Keeping Cool

We love having fans on display for your guests to grab as they sign in! Adding your program on the fan is a easy way to save cost on your budget and it's something guests will actually use. 

{Casey Green Photography}

With Summertime right around the corner, we hope this blog has helped inspire some of our precious couples with these helpful tips from our in house wedding planner and coordination team! We can’t wait for your big day with us and we hope some of these secrets will turn your day into a success!



Florals: Holland Daze

Friday, March 3, 2017

Why Not Us?



We have asked some of our recent brides to leave one word describing their experience with The Wheeler House, here’s what they had to say.

Experience. Variety. Timeless.


So often when couples are on the search for their venue it is so easy to get swayed by venues who offer "site fees" or "rental fees" which seem like a steal at the time but when you begin to factor in other cost, you might wonder how  you are ever going to find reliable companies that you can fully trust on the biggest day of your life. What’s not always factored in is what's normally a large factor in your budget. So why us? Why The Wheeler House?



All Inclusive Packages
With two ceremony locations, a bridal suite, and groom’s suite our beautiful Georgia wedding venue offers up the full package. We've done all of the research for you to find the best of the best! We have catering built into our package, along with delicious cake, and a DJ company that is sure to rock your wedding. Having a vendor team that you know and trust is crucial to any event! When adding our in house vendor team we secured a team that we fully trust and have the utmost confidence in to deliver nothing but satisfaction for our brides and grooms on their wedding day.


Bring your own
At The Wheeler House, we allow you to bring in your own alcohol for your wedding, This is a significant saving factor in your budget! While most venues require you to use their bar packages or for you to pay for any guest over the age of 21 which The Wheeler House doesn't require either. The Wheeler House provides you with a bartender for your event and has an ice machine to ensure everything stays cold. Whatever you choose to serve your guests with for the evening is completely up to you! You have the flexibility to provide all of the alcohol, mixers and garnishes for your big day! 


The Wheeler Cottages
Being able to offer our clients overnight accommodations is something we have dreamed of since we opened our doors! With our cottages less than a quarter mile down the road, we have sleeping arrangements for 30 of your closest friends and family! Each cottage has a full kitchen and bathroom. A close location for your guests to stay is so beneficial in so many ways.


Wedding Planners and Staff

Our amazing team of vendors makes everything run so smooth for our clients! Our in house wedding planners are not only extremely knowledgeable in the wedding industry but also experienced. Being in business for over 5+ years now our planners are trained and prepared for whatever the day may bring. With a staff behind us taking care of parking, trash, and restocking the venue we guarantee to relieve as much work from your day as possible so sit back and relax and let us serve you!


We hope this has helped all of not just our couples but all engaged couples in general when they begin their process to search for wedding venues! Make sure you fall in love with the venue and what they provide, just like you fell in love with each other!


 |Florist: Holland Daze| Decor: Miss Milly's|

Friday, February 24, 2017

Be our Guest.



We are elated to share this blog with you, giving you an inside and in-depth look at The Wheeler Cottages, and an opportunity to see the possibilities of your pre and post wedding festivities!

The Wheeler Cottages serve as our overnight accommodations for our clients. Located less than a quarter of a mile down the road from The Wheeler House, we offer the newly renovated and professionally decorated cottages for a variety of your wedding day needs!


With sleeping arrangements for 30 of your closest friends and family, each cottage comes complete with a full kitchen, living room, bathroom, multiple bedrooms, and a back deck.

One of our favorite spots at the cottages is our fire pit area! This is the perfect place to have s'mores, while telling hilarious stories of how everyone met the bride and groom.





"Having everyone so close made our wedding weekend like a destination wedding, the cottages are so quaint, it’s like they are your house for the weekend. Everyone had a blast!" – Former bride -Sarah Jones November 2016









“Being able to offer a close place to stay, have your rehearsal dinner, enjoy a full house for the girls to get their hair and makeup done that photographs beautifully is like a dream come true for our brides,” says The Wheeler Cottages manager, Ashley, “It's everything brides could want for their wedding weekend, and it's 1 minute away from their venue!” she adds.


The Wheeler Cottages Feature:
-Accommodations for up to 30 guests!
-3 cottages on property
-Multiple bedrooms per cottage
-1 full bathroom per cottage
-Full kitchen per cottage
-Dining area
-Fire pit
-Back Porch

-Possible area for rehearsal dinner

(All of the above images are from Hillary Leah Photography)

For more information on The Wheeler Cottages or to book  your weekend wedding get away with us, give us a call to check availability! North Georgia's most desired wedding venue is ready to make your wedding destination dreams come true!
{Photo by: Amy E Photography}


Friday, February 17, 2017

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered…. What’s next?



So, you’ve sent out your wedding day invitations, you’re probably wondering what’s next, right? All while trying not to freak out that you’ve just sent out your wedding invites to your closest friends and family. Embrace it.




This week’s informative blog is to help our brides nail down remaining details as we close in the final months before their big day. Listed below are some prominent suggestions that aren’t necessarily “last minute” but will help guarantee that you aren’t forgetting anything major before your wedding day!

1.    It’s not just about the day, but what’s happening that night!
After your wedding, you have to go somewhere, right? It’s a major factor to make sure that you have finalized your accommodations for the wedding night, along with how you and your new spouse are going to get there! The month before your wedding is the perfect time to secure/finalize your destination, while making sure that you have a safe and secure way to get there!




2.    Simple Thank you’s
We know its crunch time, but it’s so important to remember those who have been there along your journey! If you are planning on giving gifts, cards, or letter to your any members of your bridal party/family, now is the perfect time to get a jump start on these! This takes time. Making it personal and not last minute by handwriting your thank you’s to everyone will make you so much happier you took care of this a month before instead of the week of your wedding while you really trying to finish last minute details. And if you have any gifts you are giving out, go ahead and start wrapping them and prepping them for the big day! 

3.    Trial and Error
Brides, if you haven’t already scheduled a hair and makeup trial now would be the time to do so! Sometimes wedding day make up can be applied a little heavier than your normal everyday look, it’s important to have a trial to ensure you like the way this is going to look on you! The same goes for your hairstyle, especially if you are planning on adding a veil, flower crown, or a hair piece of some sort, you definitely want to have an idea of how it will look the day of so you aren’t shocked.



4.    Vendor Relations
This is key. Contacting all of your vendors prior to your wedding will you help you immensely. This will alleviate stress and make sure that everything is squared away. It’s important to confirm any remaining details, payments, and timelines to allow any necessary changes before the wedding.

5. Beginning to Build
We know you are still waiting on your RSVPs to come in, but this is the perfect time to begin planning your seating chart! Start thinking of how you want this to be presented, will you need an easel or a table to prop it up on? We strongly suggest seating charts so there is no confusion on where guests need to go! This will be a huge relief on your wedding day because everyone who RSVP’d will be guaranteed a spot!




In closing, our team of wedding planners compiled these top 5 to do’s while you are waiting to get back your RSVPs! These are tremendous tips that will allow you to enjoy the process! Like we said in the beginning, embrace it! We are here to help and make this the best experience it can be for you, your family, and your closest friends!

(All of the above images are from Mike Moon Studio Photography)

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Weather Was Frightful but the Weddings Were Delightful!

It’s not very often we in Georgia get snow during the winter months. It’s also not often that we get to experience snow, and ice on the same weekend we have two weddings booked!


The State of Georgia was declared in a State of Emergency but did that mean we at The Wheeler House were too? We couldn’t possibly think of cancelling or postponing our weddings on Saturday, January 7th and Sunday, January 8th. We have committed to these brides and it was our job to do the best job we possibly could! 


On Saturday morning our owner picked up our day of coordinator for that wedding, while one of his generous family members went and picked up our staff. We had our staff arrive and begin salting our brick cobblestone pathway around the property. While some of the workers salted the entire property, the others were shoveling the snow and clearing the way for when the guests and bridal party arrived.

For both of the weddings that weekend we were so fortunate that all of the vendors coming were able to arrive safely and were able to deliver their requested services as promised!


While cleaning up the venue Saturday night and setting up for the next day, the roads re-froze and were too dangerous for the staff to travel home on! Our staff ended up spending the night at The Wheeler House so they could help us the next day! They were such troopers to work back to back for us in our desperate time of need and we are forever thankful for them.



After another night of temperatures below freezing we had one more celebration to pull off! Again, our owner went and picked up our day of coordinator and we began to prep for that day’s outdoor wedding! Might we add the photos were simply gorgeous! We had amazing turnouts for both weddings and were so ecstatic that our brides were the first brides in the history of The Wheeler House to have a beautiful snow setting as the background for their wedding photos.


We wish you guys all the best and we were so fortunate to have your special day with us! 

(All of the above images are from: Katelyn Cantrell Photography)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Now Introducing….

Now Introducing….

Drum roll please........

The Wheeler House would personally like to introduce our new in house catering team, Events by Dezine! EBD is a full service catering company based out of Cumming, GA. Owner; Jennifer Mineo is no secret to the wedding industry. With over 15 years of catering experience we know our clients are in great hands!


Offering a better variety than ever, all of our clients will have china, flatware, water goblets and linen napkins that will ALL be included in your Wheeler House package! This is such an elegant factor that will be sure to wow your guests at your reception!

                         

With a delicious menu for our brides and grooms to choose from we are over the moon to welcome this amazing team on board! While selecting your entrĂ©e’s, our couples also have a variety of sides to add on, plus an optional dessert bar that is to die for!


Giving our clients the absolute best service possible is our main goal at The Wheeler House and we know with a team like EBD that is exactly what they are getting! From start to finish your day will be complete with our in house wedding coordinators, staff, cake, Dj services, and catering! We know and trust our vendor team and we are determined to make your dream wedding everything and more! 

“Events By Dezine is proud to be featured as The Wheeler House's newest vendor partner! It’s been a long time in my prayers to come back to work with these wonderful people again!”- Owner, Jennifer Mineo

(All of the above images are from: Rooted Soul Photography)