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A elegant and stunning Etre Farms Wedding

August 5, 2023

A stunning Etre Farms Wedding for Liz and Kevin Conrad. On August 5th 2023 at Etre Farms in St. Joseph Michigan, Liz and Kevin said their I do’s in front of family and friends. Liz and Kevin had a magical, rainy wedding day one that made sure their knot will never come loose. The saying is if it rains on your wedding day its good luck. Despite the weather, Liz and Kevin didn’t let it ruin their day. Liz was full of immense joy and laughter throughout the entire day. These two high school sweethearts were going to enjoy their day no matter what. Thankfully Etre Farms has a beautiful ceremony spot upstairs in the luxurious modern white barn, with high ceilings making the ceremony perfect for a backup plan.

Etre farms also has a covered patio where Liz and Kevin had an intimate and emotional first look, where they read their vows to each other and shared some photos. On a sweeter note, Liz had her 89 year old grandpa officiant there ceremony along with there pup Franklin in the front and center watching, he was so excited for them. Liz and kevin had a live band play for cocktail hour and then had their grand entrance to the reception as husband and wife. They went right into their first dance and what a dance it was. they ended with Kevin picking Liz up and circle her around. It was the cutest thing, and seeing Liz’s face full of joy was priceless. They shared several laughs and tears during some of the most beautiful and touching speeches i’ve ever heard. We enjoyed delicious fresh food made right on site in the Etre farms kitchen. These chefs definitely know what they are doing! Liz and Kevin dance the night away and had one of the fullest dance floors i’ve see. Jelliefish productions kept the party going for hours and the dance floor bumping. Liz and kevin even went behind the dj table and played around with the turntable. Liz changed into a short party dress to get her groove on. It was night to remember, and a memorable celebration of love.

If you’re looking for a beautiful venue space with amazing food, amazing staff, and someone to create a space that’s everything you’ve dreamed of this is it. Just take a look at these beautiful photos of Liz and Kevin’s decor and this Etre farm wedding day filled with tons of joy. Thinking of getting married at Etre Farm? I would highly recommend Etre farms to any couple trying to make their decision. Etre Farms is the perfect backdrop that will remain timeless and elegant for many years to come, and look absolutely beautiful in every image captured from your day. White is the perfect color to add your personal touch and color tones to, and there is plenty of white at Etre Farms. It’s also the perfect neutral for us photographers. Etre Farms personal design touch in every room in their space is a photo waiting to happen. Etre Farms bride and groom getting ready spaces are gorgeous, and such a added touch of elegance to add to those precious moments of getting into the dress, and the groom preparing to see his bride. Etre Farms thought of everything when they designed there space. It’s the most beautiful place to get married and celebrate your love, and the staff at Etre Farms is amazing to work with!

An Entre Farms Wedding Day for Liz & Kevin

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The Vendor List

Venue: Etre Farms

Cake: Bitter sweet pastry shop

Photography: Veil of Grace Photography

DJ / Entertainment: Jelliefish Productions

Florals: Etre Farms

Caterer: Etre Farms

Stationary: Zola

Dress Designer: Altar Bridal

Bridesmaids Designers :Azazie

Grooms + Groomsmen Designer: Formally Modern Tuxedos

Hair: Alder Hair Salon

Makeup: The pretty Committee

Entre Farms Wedding Venue Information

Nestled in the charming city of Saint Joseph, Michigan, Etre Farms stands as an enchanting wedding venue, offering a picturesque setting for couples seeking a modern and romantic celebration. From its sprawling gardens to the modern charm of its barn, Etre Farms provides an idyllic backdrop for weddings, making it a sought-after destination for those desiring a memorable and intimate experience.

Entre Farms Venue Pricing and Packages

Etre Farms understands that every couple has unique preferences and budget considerations. The venue offers a range of customizable packages, with prices typically ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. The flexibility in pricing allows couples to tailor their package to suit their specific needs, whether it be a small and intimate gathering or a grand celebration with a larger guest count. Customization options extend to various aspects, including catering services, floral arrangements, and photography packages, enabling couples to craft a wedding experience that aligns with their vision and budget.

Venue Inclusions

Etre Farms aims to simplify the wedding planning process by including essential elements in their packages. Standard inclusions often comprise exclusive use of the venue for the entire day, providing couples with ample time to prepare and celebrate without feeling rushed. The venue boasts stunningly landscaped grounds, including gardens that serve as a breathtaking backdrop for ceremonies and photographs. Additionally, Etre Farms provides access to both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, ensuring that couples can tailor their celebration to the weather and their preferences.

Tables and chairs are typically included, contributing to the convenience of wedding planning. Etre Farms also offers a designated bridal suite, providing a private and comfortable space for the bride and her bridal party to prepare and relax before the festivities begin. The availability of a bridal suite adds an extra touch of luxury to the overall wedding experience.

Venue Pros

One of the standout advantages of choosing Etre Farms as your wedding venue is the natural beauty that surrounds the property. The expansive gardens, rolling hills, and rustic barn contribute to a charming and enchanting atmosphere, providing couples with a stunning canvas to create their dream celebration. The flexibility and customization options within the packages allow couples to tailor their wedding to reflect their unique style and preferences.

Etre Farms prides itself on providing an exclusive and intimate experience. With only one wedding hosted per day, couples can be assured that their special day will receive undivided attention and care from the venue’s staff. The dedicated and professional team at Etre Farms is committed to making each wedding a seamless and joyous occasion, further enhancing the overall experience for the couple and their guests.

Venue Cons

While Etre Farms boasts a upscale modern and charming aesthetic, some couples may find that the venue’s countryside ambiance does not align with their desired wedding style. Those seeking a more urban setting might not find Etre Farms to be the ideal match for their vision. Additionally, the popularity of the venue means that prime dates can book quickly. Couples interested in securing specific dates are advised to plan well in advance to ensure availability.

The customization options, while offering a fantastic degree of personalization, may also contribute to the overall cost of the wedding. Couples should carefully consider their budget and priorities to ensure that the chosen package aligns with their financial plan.

In conclusion, Etre Farms in Saint Joseph, MI, presents itself as a charming and flexible wedding venue, providing couples with a picturesque backdrop for their special day. With its natural beauty, exclusive setting, and customization options, Etre Farms offers a unique and memorable experience for couples seeking a rustic and romantic celebration. While it may not suit every couple’s style, those who appreciate the countryside charm and desire a personalized wedding experience will find Etre Farms to be a delightful and enchanting choice.

About Entre Farms Wedding Venue

Barn Weddings Enter A New Era–Gone are the days of conventional, rustic weddings. At Être Farms, you’ll find that we have elevated the concept of a “Barn Wedding” to align with the expectations of modern brides and grooms. Within our luxury venue, you’ll find a sweeping event space that maintains a clean, crisp, and contemporary aesthetic. 

Located in the resort town of St. Joseph, Michigan, Être farms is just a one hour drive from Chicago and only two hours from Ann Arbor.  We like to consider ourselves a “Local Destination” – meaning you get the carefree atmosphere of an elopement with the elevated touches of a grand wedding celebration.

The perfect combination of cozy and lavish, our grounds feel more like those of a modern estate than a typical rustic barn venue. The venue’s opulence is only enhanced by our on-site, speakeasy-inspired bars -“Seven XVI” and “Spirits + Soul”. With space to accommodate over 325 guests, Être Farms is a wedding venue beyond compare. (This was taken from their official website).

Entre Farms Wedding Venue Mission

Our vision for Être Farms was born from a dream. This dream was to not only give you and your partner a special day, but also to inspire the eye to beauty in its rare form. Our barn only blossoms with your love.  

We created Être Farms with our couples in mind. With the development of our services, we believed it was of utmost importance for our couples to have an all-inclusive and upscale experience.  At Être Farms, you are accompanied by a team of experts who will lead the way through your event planning. 

From invitations, florals, and exquisite cuisine, we will manage it all. It is our priority to see that you worry less about the details and more about creating beautiful memories. Etre Farms go beyond designing a visually stunning event. We want a connection with our couples that will withstand the test of time. We want to continue the story beyond your big day. Our story begins here with you. (This information also was taken from their official website linked below).

Check out their official website sharing all this information by CLICKING HERE.

Check out TheKnot’s description of this information by CLICKING HERE.

A Photographer’s Perspective of Entre Farms Wedding Venue in Saint Joseph, MI

This was a dream venue for me. As a photographer that has a light and airy style, this is a perfect venue for me. The stylish aesthetic and white walls, with lots of natural light is a dream to shoot in. There isnt a bad spot at this venue. literally every single spot at this venue is stunning!

Liz and Kevin theme started with a focus on white florals accented with some greenery and a lot of gold details. There theme was white opulence, and I think the floral choices paired nicely with the natural light and interior of the white barnwood background.

Liz and kevin went in person to visit Etre farms and immediately fell in love, and loved that it was an all inclusive venue. I think the space paired nicely with the couples vision.

Liz choose a beautiful desert rose color for her bridesmaids dresses which paired nicely with the florals and for a summer August wedding.

The feeling of the wedding day was joy. Liz was so joyful throughout her day, and Kevin was very happy too. The atmosphere was calm and the weather was warm, and the rain eventually cleared up for what we were hoping would be some sunset photos but unfortunately the clouds hide the sunset, but it was still beautiful.

The unique touches on all the decor was stunning and the flowers and centerpieces that covered the tables put such a romantic feel on the reception space, and was simply just beautiful to look at.

There were so many moments that stood out from their day, but a couple of my favorites were their vows together and first look, and their incredibly touching speeches from their loved ones, were so touching and special.

I helped Liz and Kevin put a timeline together that allowed time to still enjoy the day and not feel rushed. As I do all my couples, I set up a time to chat with Liz to discuss the details and most important things of the day, and how Liz wanted the order of things to go. Once I got all the details I put together a timeline that would flow perfectly for her day. On the day my job is not only to take great photos but to check in and see how Liz and Kevin are doing. To take notice if they need a break or need some water. I care about how their doing and want to make sure they are enjoying themselves most importantly. I absolutely loved working with Liz and Kevin. They were definitely dream clients and a pleasure to work with!


Here is their testimonial from their day. Amy is the absolute best!!!!! I am so so happy with how our pictures turned out, and just how amazing she was during the whole process. From helping us plan our timeline, working with a large wedding party, making the day run smoothly, she did it all! We had rain on our wedding and Amy didn’t skip a beat, she captured everything we wanted on our wedding day. And then she sent us so many preview pictures, I talked to my other married friends and most only get 10-15 pictures a few days after, Amy sent us over 100 pictures!! She then delivered our full album just over 3 weeks after the wedding, which again is unheard of. We love her and would recommend to anyone!!!

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We were so excited when WeddingDay magazine asked to feature this beautiful day in there fall winter southwest Michigan print edition lookbook. Check it out on Page 98

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