Friday Weddings are Trending Big Now. Here's why...

Many couples are opting for a Friday wedding and reception over the traditional Saturday. Here are a few advantages to a Friday wedding. 

1. Savings! In addition to the venue fee many of your vendors including photographer, caterer, florist and even the wedding planner offer discounted rates for a Friday wedding. If you are looking to work within a strict budget but don't want to give up on your vision then consider a Friday evening wedding. It's estimated that you'll save 15-20%. Bay Horse Inn exceeds this average by offering over a 21% discount on our venue fee.  (For even deeper discounts look into a Sunday brunch wedding where you'll save over 35% off of your venue fee at Bay Horse Inn.) View our pricing here. 

2. Secure your favorite vendors! Saturdays book quick, so the chances of getting your favorite photographer, planner, etc. are more likely on a Friday. 

3. Short Engagement? Many weddings are planned in a year or even longer meaning your favorite vendors may be taken. If you'd like to tie the knot this year consider a Friday event.  Your chances of booking your favorite venue, photographer, florist, etc. greatly increases. 

4. Gain a day on your honeymoon!  Several all inclusive resorts and condos book with check in and out from a Saturday to a Saturday.  Take advantage of the full 7 days unlike those planning a Saturday wedding and missing the first day of their condo or honeymoon package. Also, many couples are delaying the honeymoon to increase their dream wedding budget.  If this is the case you'll have the rest of the weekend to be together before heading back to work. 

You'll need to consider your guest list as many may need to take off a half or even a full day to attend a Friday wedding. Also, check how late your venue will stay open or if you can add an hour or two the evening of your event. Bay Horse Inn is very flexible but other venues may have earlier closing time policies without flexibility. We are finding many of our Friday weddings are breaking out of tradition and structuring their evenings a bit different.  Instead of a sit down dinner many are choosing food stations and heavy appetizers for a cocktail party feel. 

If you'd like information or would like to schedule a tour contact us at Sales@barnatbayhorse.com or call (317) 760-8778. 

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Wedding Day Magazine Cover Shoot: Part 3 of 4

Wedding Day Magazine March 2017 Cover Photo shoot part 3 of 4. 

Wedding Day Magazine
WeddingD
ay-online.com
Pinterest/Twitter
@WeddingDayMag
Instagram/Facebook
@WeddingDayMagazine

Venue: 
Barn at Bay Horse Inn
BarnatBayHorseInn.com
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest/Google
@BarnatBayHorse

Photographer: 
Gabrielle Cheikh Photography
GabrielleCheikh.com

Wedding Dress: 
The Wedding Studios
TheWeddingStudios.net
@WeddingStudioCarmel
Facebook/ @theweddingstudios
Instagram/ @WeddingStudioCarmel
Pinterest/Twitter/ @Weddingstudio

Makeup:
Karen Hall
KarenHallandco.com

Floral:
Wildwood Floral Co
WildwoodFloralCo.com
FB/@WildwoodFloralCo
Insta/@Wildwood_floral_co

Cake: 
Classic Cakes
ClassicCakesCarmel.com 
@ClassicCakesCarmel

Event Planner
Aisle Ready
AisleReadyEvents.com
Facebook/Instagram
@AisleReadyEvents
Twitter
@AisleReadyEvnts

Calligraphy
Love Notes Calligraphy
LoveNotesCalligraphy.com
@LoveNotesCalligraphy

Model
Khristian Hildreth
Insta/@Khristian_hil
FB/@KhristianHildreth

View additional photographs from this session.
 

Part 1: http://barnatbayhorse.com/blog/weddingdaycover2017p1

Part 2: http://barnatbayhorse.com/blog/weddingdaycover2017p2

Part 3: http://barnatbayhorse.com/blog/weddingdaycoverp3

Part 4: http://barnatbayhorse.com/blog/weddingdaycover2017p4

Wedding Day Magazine March 2017 Issue - Part 1 of 4

The Barn at Bay Horse Inn was thrilled when approached to host a stylized session for the March cover of Wedding Day Magazine.  It took a team of many talented individuals to put together this incredibly beautiful photo shoot.  Here are the results!  Our farm table was set by the window on a sunny snow filled day. You'd never know how cool it was outside with the warmth of the setting and the fireplace nearby. Be sure and read below for the talent behind these images. Part 2 and 3 will be published soon!

 

Wedding Day Magazine
WeddingD
ay-online.com
Pinterest/Twitter
@WeddingDayMag
Instagram/Facebook
@WeddingDayMagazine

Venue:
Barn at Bay Horse Inn
BarnatBayHorseInn.com
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest/Google
@BarnatBayHorse

Photographer:
Gabrielle Cheikh Photography
GabrielleCheikh.com

Wedding Dress:
The Wedding Studios
TheWeddingStudios.net
@WeddingStudioCarmel
Facebook/ @theweddingstudios
Instagram/ @WeddingStudioCarmel
Pinterest/Twitter/ @Weddingstudio

Makeup:
Karen Hall
KarenHallandco.com

Floral:
Wildwood Floral Co
WildwoodFloralCo.com
FB/@WildwoodFloralCo
Insta/@Wildwood_floral_co

Cake:
Classic Cakes
ClassicCakesCarmel.com 
@ClassicCakesCarmel

Event Planner
Aisle Ready
AisleReadyEvents.com
Facebook/Instagram
@AisleReadyEvents
Twitter
@AisleReadyEvnts

Calligraphy
Love Notes Calligraphy
LoveNotesCalligraphy.com
@LoveNotesCalligraphy

Model
Khristian Hildreth
Insta/@Khristian_hil
FB/@KhristianHildreth
 

View additional photographs from this session.
 

Part 1: http://barnatbayhorse.com/blog/weddingdaycover2017p1

Part 2: http://barnatbayhorse.com/blog/weddingdaycover2017p2

Part 3: http://barnatbayhorse.com/blog/weddingdaycoverp3

Part 4: http://barnatbayhorse.com/blog/weddingdaycover2017p4

 

A sign of good things to come!

Bay Horse Inn has been bestowed good luck as we've had several days filled with rainbows! Even with all of the rain this spring season we are on schedule! Duke Construction has been very busy and the barn will open as scheduled in September! 

Barn at Bay Horse Inn Raising Funds for LJC.

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The Bay Horse Inn was proud to donate an event to the Leadership Johnson County Wine Tasting Tour of France.  The live auctioned package included a party for 60 in the Saloon including food, by Johnny Carino's, and Music by Black Water Gypsy.

Bidding started at $750 and the winning bid of $1300 was won, by Robert Heuchan's, of Mutual Savings Bank. All funds raised, by this event, benefit Leadership Johnson County at Franklin College.  The program started 22 years ago and is a huge influence in developing leaders within Johnson County.  People from different townships, backgrounds and occupations come together each year, to discuss and strengthen, our community. Learn more about Leadership Johnson County. 

Amanda Cottingham, Bay Horse Inn owner, also sponsored a table.  Joining Bay Horse Inn staff were Rob Henderson, from Mutual Savings Bank, and his wife Brandi. Our City Council Representative Jimmy Ison and his wife Mindy also joined our table.  

We look forward to participating in this spectacular event again!

Something old...

Are you looking for the perfect "something old" to incorporate into your wedding? We browsed the web and here are a few of our favorites. At Bay Horse Inn each event is a unique experience customized to your preferences. Have a family heirloom piece of furniture you'd like to incorporate? We can work it in. Bring a family tablecloth, your grandmother's china. We love incorporated 'something old' that has special meaning into your day. We'll provide the rustic barn and natural backdrop, and help give you ideas to add your own style. Now that's Country chic!

 

This old truck is at Bay Horse Inn and can be used for your wedding photos.

This old truck is at Bay Horse Inn and can be used for your wedding photos.

Image found on http://blog.larsonjewelers.com/something-old-new-borrowed-and-blue/

Image found on http://blog.larsonjewelers.com/something-old-new-borrowed-and-blue/

Image found on http://somethingturquoise.com/2015/04/22/handmade-rustic-barn-wedding/

Image found on http://somethingturquoise.com/2015/04/22/handmade-rustic-barn-wedding/

Image found on http://floraledge.com.au/weddings/something-old-something-new/

Image found on http://floraledge.com.au/weddings/something-old-something-new/

Image found on http://georgetowneventcenter.com/category/tipsforceremony/

Image found on http://georgetowneventcenter.com/category/tipsforceremony/

found on http://somethingturquoise.com/2015/04/22/handmade-rustic-barn-wedding/

found on http://somethingturquoise.com/2015/04/22/handmade-rustic-barn-wedding/