Old House at Meriwether
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. . .a grand old lady, stately, standing proudly at the end of the long dirt drive, as it has for over 100 years, shimmering in the daylight with its new white coat, adorned with unique gingerbread trim and decorative columns flanked with huge Boston ferns. Its wrap-around porch with a scattering of linen-draped tables graced with miniature centerpieces, lead to the sunroom at one end, and, at the other, the old porch swing with a slight back-and-forth motion waiting to take the first guest for a relaxing ride… The Old House at Meriwether, constructed in the late 1800's and located a short distance south of Montgomery is the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding, or intimate indoor wedding. The main house, gazebo, pavilion and bar are all accessible to you for your event. And, beyond weddings, keep us in mind for family reunions, corporate events, teas, luncheons or other functions.
An AlabamaBridal Preferred Service since 6/9/2008
Geoffrey and Sandy, GoshenWedding Date: April 9th 2016
Our experience throughout the entire planning and wedding was wonderful! We mainly worked with Bud and he did everything we asked. The entire location was immaculate!! We purchased the largest package and were very glad we did. There were around 300 friends and family that attended. We have had many of our guest contact us to say what a beautiful place it is. Several guest said it was the prettiest outdoor wedding they have ever attended. We would absolutely recommend this venue!!
Review Date: 4/11/2016
CarleyWedding Date: 09/12/2015
Bud and Yvonne went above and beyond any expectations that I had for my wedding! They were eager to help and easy to work with. My guests are still raving of how beautiful the grounds were and how kind and helpful all of the staff was. I would recommend this venue to any bride looking for a perfect wedding venue and a great pair of people to work with!
Review Date: 12/14/2015
My daughter got married at The Old House of Meriwether a couple weeks ago, Oct. 17,2015. What a glorious and beautiful day it was! Bud and Yvonne from day one were so helpful and are so down to earth and so easy to work with. Their staff is amazing , as well. Guests were very impressed. This is the most beautiful venue, the grounds, as well as inside the house. Bud has done a remarkable job renovating it. My daughter and now her husband got married outside by the arbor. Anything we needed or asked for, they were always on the spot to help. I highly recommend this venue. When we first saw the venue, we fell in love with it. I lost both my parents last year and this house looked so much like my mother's home where she was raised, made it more special. The staff putting up the tables,chairs,etc & putting up, was a big help! Beautiful & elegant venue! Thanks again Yvonne & Bud for all your help & making their day special!
Review Date: 11/4/2015
Dianne eilandWedding Date: 10/17/2015
Review Date: 10/28/2015
Laura TuckerWedding Date: 10/17/15
We got married at this venue October 17 2015, and it is absolutely phenomenal!! Everything about it is just truly amazing and we would recommended it to anyone! So much is included, and Bud and Yvonne are awesome people and answer any questions you have. Made the planning so simple and smooth. The house is absolutely gorgeous, along with the outside around the venue. My wedding day was perfect thanks to them and everyone else that helped!! I LOVE this venue and could talk about it all day!!
Review Date: 10/25/2015
Morgan DanielsWedding Date: 10/11/14
I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding venue.The house alone is exquisite, but the grounds are equally as gorgeous. I was looking for a rustic, yet classic feel for the ceremony, so we were married outside in the yard in an alcove of sorts. At late afternoon in October, we were perfectly shaded(despite the 98 degree temperature). Thankfully our wedding was on the heels of a complete re-model of the old church that sits on the corner, diagonal from Meriwether and We were able to use the church for our reception dinner. Breathtaking isn't even the best word to describe the church!! I wish I had 1500 more characters to really explain how much of a dream my experience was. Bud and Yvonne could not have been more accommodating and kind. So much hard work went into making the day perfect, and i had barely anything to do with it and i can't thank them enough. When little girls dream of their special day, THIS is the place they pray for!
Review Date: 7/15/2015
Jennifer, TroyWedding Date: June 7, 2014
My son's wedding was last weekend and it couldn't have been more perfect. This is not my first experience with these fabulous people and sure won't be the last!!! They are super easy to work with and could not be more helpful. The grounds are amazing, the house is beautiful and Bud along with his staff work hard to make everything go just like you want it. We loved the different rooms in the house to use for different things, it makes decorating a breeze. Outside is no different, you can get married under the gazebo or out by the woods, they will make it work. Highly recommend!!
Review Date: 6/11/2014
Tamara GriggsWedding Date: 04/19/2014
I could not have wished or dreamed for my wedding day to have been anymore perfect. Bud and Yvonne are wonderful to work with. They made sure that me and my husband were happy and that we got everything we wanted. I could not have asked to work with better or more caring people than the Files. Everyone raved about how beautiful everything was. We had an amazing time and I would use them all over again.
Review Date: 4/25/2014
CindyWedding Date: 4-19-2014
I am the mother of the bride and I was extremely happy with everything. Bud told us from the beginning that he would handle everything and that he did. The day before the wedding it rained and the blew leaves but when we arrived the morning of the wedding everything was being swept and blown away, looking wonderful. The chairs and tables were being set up. We did have someone to arrange all of our flowers and decorate but that was our choice, they have a great supply of decorations for you to use. Bud checked on us all through the day to make sure everything was ok. He made sure that it was exactly what my daughter wanted. I think I can truthfully say that it was everything my daughter thought it would be. It was absolutely beautiful.
Review Date: 4/20/2014
DebbieWedding Date: 9/28/2013
The Old House at Meriwether provided the perfect backdrop for my daughter's fairy tail wedding. Bud and Yvonne are a joy to work with and their pricing scheme of a single price that includes everything is refreshing. We had 150 people at the wedding and had plenty of room to eat, dance, with room for children to run without being in the way. Bud even had the Alabama game on in the bar so we could keep up with the score. The house was immaculate when we got there at 9 am and was kept that way throughout the day as vendors delivered things and guests started arriving. His staff even blew leaves off the walkways, twice, during the day. I couldn't have have asked for a better place to hold my event or a better staff to work with. Beautiful!
Review Date: 10/3/2013
My daughters and I attended a Mother/Daughter Tea last weekend and the Old House was absolutely beautiful! The tea was decorated spectacularly and every last detail was attended to. I cannot imagine a more perfect, peaceful, intimate setting for any occasion. The front parlor was filled every kind of fancy tea party hat imaginable complete with mirror to perfect your look. For the tea itself, each course was served on beautifully decorated tiered serving trays and the food was delicious. There were both hot and cold teas to choose from as well as an overflowing dessert buffet. I'm sure this is a stunning wedding venue but I can imagine holding a number of different events at this location. If you are looking for a beautiful location, attentiveness to detail and sincere professionalism - look no further than the Old House at Meriwether! I highly recommend it.
Review Date: 9/30/2013
Christine MaddoxWedding Date: August 24, 2013
I am the mother of the bride and I have to tell you this place is the BOMB! Bud and Yvonne are the most caring and wonderful people I have met in a very long time. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for my daughter's wedding. A few days before the wedding, Bud was painting the outside and inside the house so the place would shine and shine it did! They provided anything and everything for decorations that you could possibly want and if you had a special request, Bud made sure you had what you wanted. The day of the wedding, my sister and I got there early to begin decorating and all the decorations were already out for us to use and Bud was there to help us with anything we needed. All throughout the day, Bud was there asking if we had everything we needed and if we didn't, you guessed it, he got it for us! This is the place for wonderful wedding!!!!
Review Date: 8/25/2013
CARRIEWedding Date: June 1 2013
I was the bride and this venue was more than I ever expected. The family went over the top to my sure my day went prefect. They went from making sure the grass was cut and the gazebo was painted to making sure the head table was decorated correctly. They treated us like family and made sure every detail was taken care of. Not only were they the nicest to work with, it was also a great deal. Every where else I looked they had a short time span to be at the venue and then would charge an outrageous amount for extra hours. Not this venue, they gave us plenty of time. I would totally recommend then any day and would definitely use them again.
Review Date: 6/18/2013
CSOWedding Date: 4/27/2013
I am the father of the bride. Bud and his daughter-the owners/operators, were over the top and went above and beyond!Brook and her dad were the most helpful people, you would have thought they were family. The house was extremely clean and there was a lot of attention to detail. Bud waited until Thursday to cut the grass, it looked great. This is a one stop shop, they have everything you need to have a successful wedding. This was an extremely good bargain. The setting was picture perfect. We used Legacy Catering from Prattville- unbelievable delicious-Chicken kabobs and Pork tender loins, the mashed potato bar was fantastic, add the dips and they were great! The Element of Photography did the most awesome job. A husband/wife team, so sweet and their work is a work of art. I would highly recommend the combination we used, if you want to have a successful wedding? The Mustard Seed did the Floral-second to none!
Review Date: 4/29/2013
KatrinaWedding Date: September 21st
Yvonne and Bud are the most kind and caring people you will meet in this industry. We had a difficult wedding planning process due to budget constraints and they understood perfectly. They never pressured us to buy "add-ons" or extras because everything is included with them. They don't try to con you or steal your money. If you are frantically looking for a place to have your wedding-just stop. Seriously. I looked everywhere for a venue and this is the one you're looking for. Their price includes centerpieces, linens, tables, chairs, decorations, parking attendants and more. This is an ethical couple who runs an honest and friendly business. When I walked the grounds the beauty took my breath away. I didn't think anything of a tiny branch I stepped on and Bud attentively told me there would be no branches on the ground for my big day. That kind of attention to detail is why you need to book with this couple. They actually care to do a good job and they deliver.
Review Date: 2/25/2013
Beth and Perry, Union Springs, AlabamaWedding Date: 10/6/2012
Wow!!! I don't think I can even put into words how perfect our wedding day was!!! The Old House at Meriwether was by far the best place to have our wedding with the rustic vintage theme we wanted on our special day. Thank you so much Bud and Yvonne for such a gorgeous venue. I can honestly say now that we had the pinterest dream wedding and it was definitely with much help from your venue. Thanks again!!!
Review Date: 11/2/2012
AnnaWedding Date: 7-7-2012
I cannot say enough about The Old House at Meriwether...first of all it is absolutely beautiful. Bud and Yvonne have been working with brides for a while now and understand all of the behind the scenes stuff that needs to happen to make your day special. I LOVED working with Bud- he is VERY flexible, laid back and the perfect person to go-to for random questions, Off the wall ideas, etc. Yvonne is very busy but always made time to answer all of my questions. I am certain that there is NO OTHER reception site that flexible. The pictures on this site are simply not enough to truly reveal how gorgeous this venue is!! A+++
Review Date: 8/7/2012
Karen, mother of the brideWedding Date: June 30, 2012
Bud and Yvonne go overboard to make sure the bride is a happy bride. Last minute adjustments were no problem, everything was ready when we arrived. We highly recommend The Old House at Meriwether!
Review Date: 7/1/2012
Denise, Montgomery (Mother-of-the-Bride)Wedding Date: 5/26/12
Bud and Yvonne delivered on everything they promised! the venue was exquisite, inside and out. The staff was friendly, knowledgable and customer service was foremost. The setting is perfect from intimate rehearsal dinners to large wedding (we had over 300). The price was great and included ALL the amenities you need from tablecloths, chair covers to parking, candy dishes, to candles. the customer service provided allowed us to enjoy the day with family and friends and to have our breath taken away by watching a dream come true for our daughter! A great weekend that was perfect thanks to the help of Bud and Yvonne and their staff! Thanks so much. Other venues should take note of the pricing and amenities that The Old House at Meriwether provides. Forever grateful for keeping your promises and making it a fairytale wedding.
Review Date: 5/30/2012
Marcia, mother of the bride, Prattville, ALWedding Date: 5/5/12
It was BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, TENDER, FLAWLESS, and PERFECT!! I honestly don't know how the whole weekend went so smoothly and problem-free, except to recognize that Bud was there through it all. And, of course, his crew. We had such a wonderful time and everyone was so impressed with the Old House. We decided that Bud really just loves what he does. And he does it so well. He knows how to put someone at ease. There was never a "problem", all I had to do was ask him and he had whatever I needed, even if it was just reassurance. Our daughter had the wedding of her dreams and could not have been happier. I know she will always cherish the memories of this most perfect day in her life.
Review Date: 5/7/2012
CBWedding Date: 03-31-2012
On march 31 2012 I married my best friend at the old house at Meriwether. Our wedding was rustic themed and everything flowed together perfectly. Mrs Yvonne and Mr. Bud we're such a blessing! The day of the wedding was completely stress free and everything went perfect and it's all thanks to these two and Raeanne culver our wedding planner. Mrs. Yvonne and Mr. Bud were so helpful and available for questions any time. The best way for me to describe the Meriwether home is as southern charm and beauty! There are so many options anything you can imagine is possible. The home and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous, I am very blessed to been able to spend my special day at such an amazing place. Words cannot describe how much I appreciate the help from Mrs. Yvonne, Mr. Bud and there crew. I do not have a single complaint and I would suggest any bride to take the time to stop by and visit this beautiful venue.
Review Date: 4/19/2012
Amy and Shawn, PrattvilleWedding Date: 12 November 2011
Our daughter's wedding was held at the Old House @ Meriweather and we were beyond happy with the location, the service, and the professionalism of the owners, Bud & Yvonne Files. They practically read our minds when it came to the arrangements, and paid special attention to details large and small. If you are looking for a beautiful location for a special wedding, attentive and professional service from a vendor / owner, and genuine, caring treatment, then this is the place for you. We will always think fondly of Bud and Yvonne for all of the wonderful service they provided on this, our only daughter's special day. They made us feel like family!
Review Date: 11/22/2011
Christina and JoshWedding Date: November 12, 2011
My husband and I were married last weekend at the Old House at Meriwether, and we could not have been more happy with everything. The house and grounds are absolutely beautiful, and everything was set up perfectly the day of the wedding. In addition to the beauty of the location, the owners, Bud and Yvonne, are incredible. They will do anything in order to make your big day special and exactly what you wanted. They both responded to my MANY emails quickly and always had the answers I needed. I am SO happy with my decision to have my wedding at the Old House at Meriwether and could not have been more satisfied with everything! Bud and Yvonne made sure our day was perfect and everything we wanted!!
Review Date: 11/16/2011
My husband and I got married on Septemeber 24, 2011, this was an absolutely amazing place and we were so pleased with the way things were handled. Everything was PERFECT! We were so happy with the way everything was set up and the way everything turned out from the rehearsal dinner all the way until we left after our reception. Mr. and Mrs. Files are great people and they go above and beyond to make sure your day is everything you dream of! We were so glad we chose The Old House at Meriwether! Thank you so much for everything Mr. and Mrs. Files! Yall are GREAT!! :))
Review Date: 10/11/2011
TR and Alex Hurst, Troy, ALWedding Date: Aug. 27, 2011
I have been married two weeks now and I still have a huge smile on my face everytime I think about how PERFECT my wedding was. The house was amazing and the grounds are breathtaking but what made it all special is the fact the the owners, Bud and Yvonne, of the Old House at Meriwether, made the wedding experience wonderful. They strived to make everything just as I wanted it and more, the fact that they go above and beyond is greatly appriciated! Bud keeps everything exactly how the bride wants it and they grounds are kept so beautifully that decorations are hardly needed, and Yvonne is very prompt and helpful when it comes to the wedding planning process. I still have people coming up to tell me it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. Thank you again Bud and Yvonne, yall were great!
Review Date: 9/12/2011
Daniel & Laura LoganWedding Date: August 7th, 2010
My husband & I were married a year ago and still often think back fondly on what a perfect day we had. The Old House at Meriwether is such a beautiful, extremely well-kept property. Yvonne & Bud are so sweet and accommodating. At our reception our sound system broke down temporarily (eep!) and next thing I know Mr. Bud has set up his own personal speaker system and had kept the music flowing and the guests dancing. That was such a sweet gesture! The house and land itself is so gorgeous that you hardly need any décor at all. We had a budget but were able to have a gorgeous ceremony and fun reception. Many of our friends have commented that our wedding was like a fairy tale- another couple has even booked their wedding there since they loved the house so much! I can’t say enough good things about the Files' and their hospitality. Here's link to our photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/? set=a.1632148356164.2083395.1010280003&l=97d536393c
Review Date: 7/15/2011
Donna Stoner, Mother of the BrideWedding Date: May 21, 2011
This beautiful venue provided the perfect place for my daughter and I to host a Bridal Tea. The ambiance, interior decorations, table linen, china and stemware, and cleanliness of all were first class. The food was carefully and beautifully presented and, at the same time, VERY delicious and plentiful. We were not rushed or crowded (as a matter of fact, we had the whole house to ourselves). The owners worked with us to provide what we wanted to eat at a price we could afford. Everyone had a very good time on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. I would highly recommend The Old House at Meriwether and her most gracious owners and caretakers.
Review Date: 6/8/2011
Tessa and AnthonyWedding Date: May 28, 2011
We got married last weekend at The Old House at Meriwether and it was absolutely gorgeous. Mr & Mrs Files are great people. Yvonne was excellent throughtout the planning process. Yvonne & Bud also allowed us to have our Rehersal Dinner there on Friday night. Bud stayed on site durning the entire event making sure we had everything we needed to make our wedding day perfect. This place has so many beautiful areas to take pictures and we took a lot of pictures. Our guest were amazed at how beautiful this place was. We can't thank you all enough for the special memories we have of or wedding. Keep up the good work Mr. & Mrs. Files and Thanks again for everything.
Review Date: 6/3/2011
JLWedding Date: 05/29/2011
Yvonne and Bud go above and beyond to make sure that the bride and groom are pleased with their beautiful venue. They worked with our budget and gave us a wonderful and stress-free day! Thank you Yvonne and Bud!
Review Date: 6/2/2011
Patrick and AlisonWedding Date: November 6th, 2010
This place was amazing!!! The house and grounds were beautiful!! Everyone was sooo helpful and professional and made things go so smoothly. There were so many gorgeous places inside and out for photographs that we ended up with over 1,600 pictures. They made setup and breakdown a breeze which is more than anyone could ask for. We got back very early that morning to get our stuff and over HALF was already done!! Most people say you can have a fun wedding or a perfect wedding, but thanks to them we had both… thank you sooo much!!
Review Date: 3/26/2011
Cristina and AnthonyWedding Date: October 9, 2010
We were married at The Old House at Meriwether on October 9, 2010. It was a beautiful day, location, and venue. Things could not have gone more smoothly. Bud and Yvonne went above and beyond during the wedding planning months (Yvonne was always prompt with e-mail replies) and Bud had everything ready to go the day of the wedding just as we wanted. It was nice to have everything in one location so that we didn't have to rent from other vendors and worry about having to transport everything to the wedding ourselves. It was great to have the entire day to ourselves so that we didn't feel rushed setting up and getting ready or have to leave early because someone else was booked for the same day. Everyone had a great time! We highly recommend using The Old House at Meriwether as your venue for weddings, reunions, or any other special occasion!
Review Date: 1/19/2011
nickie and tim givanWedding Date: 10/02/2010
we got married on october 2,2010 at the old house at meriwether. yvonne and bud were so wonderful. everything there was nice and clean. the lawn and house was all in order. the tables, chairs and linen were already set up and ready for us. we can and set up and waqs ready to get married. i liked that location, because everything you need is already there and you don't have move from one location to the next.i highly recommend you to have your event at the old house at meriwether.
Review Date: 11/30/2010
TaLisa CasselWedding Date: April 23, 2010
My daughter and son-in-law were married on April 24, 2010 at the Old House at Meriwether.The venue is beautiful! Bud and Yvonne are the nicest people I have worked with, they are wonderful. We dealt with some weather issues on that day but everything worked out well.Bud watched the weather forcast thoughout the day in order to advise us as to if we would need to use the pavillion or the gazebo. They are totally dedicated to making your wedding day perfect. I cannot say enough great things about the venue, Yvonne and Bud. Our guests were just in amazement and awe with the venue and wedding. Many have described their experience as enchanting and magical. I highly recommend others to have their weddings at the Old House At Meriwether. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Yvonne and Bud for making the wedding day of my daughter and son-in-law fabulous. It was more then we had even dreamed of and we thank you for it.
Review Date: 5/19/2010
StephanieWedding Date: 5/1/2010
My husband and I just got married at The Old House at Meriwether last weekend, and it was absolutely beautiful! Yvonne was excellent throughout the planning process and always answered my questions in a timely manner. She provided everything I needed for the weekend in order to have my rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid brunch, and wedding. Bud also worked very hard to make sure this was the wedding of our dreams - he went above and beyond and stayed on duty the entire weekend in case we needed anything. I cannot say enough about the wonderful service and beautiful venue you will get when you choose to have your event at The Old House at Meriwether!
Review Date: 5/7/2010
Lee and PamelaWedding Date: 3/27/2010
We can not say enough nice things about Mr. Bud, Mrs. Yvonne, and the location. Mr. Bud and Mrs. Yvonne are extremely accommodating, they really go above and beyond for everyone involved in the wedding. We have received so many compliments from our guests who attended the wedding. Their option packages are fantastic. We would gladly recommend The Old House at Meriwether to anyone, our experience with the Files was wonderful.
Review Date: 4/11/2010
Robert and KaylaWedding Date: 04-03-2010
Words cannot explain how great our wedding day was. The Files went way out of their way to make our day the best it could have been. this place is absolutely beautiful and I would highly recommed anyone to book with them. You will definetly feel at ease from the moment that you meet them.
Review Date: 4/6/2010
Bonnie A. TraphanWedding Date: 11/14/2009
I cannot say enough good things about the Files or the Old House at Meriwether. My wedding day was so relaxed and they were absolutely amazing. They make sure that you have everything that you need whether you know exactly what you want or were like me and are so busy that planning all the details was almost impossible. From the moment I talked with them I felt at ease and knew they would assist me in making sure even the smallest of details were handled. There is no need for rentals because they have everything you need there. You save so much time because you don't have to go around and find what you need and compare prices to get the best value. There is no greater value than knowing you have the house to yourself and you don't have to rush out because you only have it for a couple of hours so they can prepare for another wedding. It is truly your day at the Old House at Meriwether thanks to the Files!
Review Date: 1/27/2010
Jeremy and AmandaWedding Date: 10-11-09
Our wedding was held at The Old House at Meriwether on October 11, 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Files went above and beyond helping us to make it everything we imagined it being. It was absolutely gorgeous. If you are having an event this is the place to have it for sure. We will definitely book this vendor for future events.
Review Date: 10/19/2009
Andy and Donna, AlabamaWedding Date: Sept 12, 2009
Absolutely beautiful. We were able to give our daughter her dream wedding at The Old House at Meriwether. I could not have picked a better place or setting. Yvonne and Bud did an outstanding job accommodating all of our needs. Everything went off beautifully. I would highly recommend this location to anyone. All of the staff were very friendly, everything was set up as planned, and the post wedding reception (the guys were able to watch the game and relax) was a lot of fun. Thanks again Bud and Yvonne!
Review Date: 10/6/2009
Jacqueline Loudermilk, MontgomeryWedding Date: June 20, 2009
I catered a wedding last Saturday, June 20, 2009, for an estimated 150 guests at The Old House at Meriwether- LaPine, Alabama. This was the first time I have been to this wedding location and met the owners, Yvonne and Bud Files. I can say, without reservation, that these are the easiest, most professional, and accommodating owners I have ever had the pleasure of working with in 25 years of catering/food service! Every phone conversation or email was positive and pleasant. To say Mrs. Yvonne goes above and beyond is an understatement. Mr. Bud keeps the grounds and entire facility spotless, manicured, and immaculate. The temperature was unseasonably hot, yet Mr. Bud was calm and smiling the whole time. I hope I have the opportunity to assist a bride and groom again at The Old House at Meriwether! Jacqueline Loudermilk Montgomery, Alabama
Review Date: 6/23/2009
Jaimee & Tanner, MontgomeryWedding Date: June 6, 2009
Our wedding and reception was held at the Old House at Meriwether on June 6, 2009. We had visited sites in Montgomery, Lowndes, and Autuaga counties before choosing this venue. The house is absolutely beautiful, and the grounds are immaculate. Besides the house, the venue has a lovely gazebo that is perfect for wedding ceremonies, a very large pavilion that was perfect for the band, dancing, and tables and chairs, and a very nice bar and deck area, with bistro tables and chairs. My parents and I had so many compliments from guests who attended the wedding, telling us how beautiful it was. Besides being such a beautiful site, the owners, Bud and Yvonne Files have got to be the nicest and easiest people to work with. They made sure every detail was just as we wanted and ensured that our special day was unforgettable. If you're looking for the perfect venue, this is it.
Review Date: 6/20/2009
Breannan & Corey, Prattville, ALWedding Date: 4/11/09
My husband and I were beyond pleased with Mr. & Mrs. Files. They were friendly, extremely helpful, and easy to work with. The Old House is a beautiful setting and I received lots of compliments on it. At first, I thought the distance would be a disadvantage. It was not. The Old House is quiet, relaxing, and definitely worth the drive. I would recommend this ceremony/reception site to anyone! My wedding turned out to be the most perfect day thanks to the helpful owners!
Review Date: 4/15/2009
I used The Old House at Meriwether for a business retreat for my staff and found it to be an absolutely wonderful location!! The setting was peaceful and beautiful and the home and gardens were immaculately maintained. The surroundings were perfect for a brainstorming session without the noise, hustle and bustle that so often accompany a meeting. Because of the beautiful weather, we were able to meet in the gazebo, that had been arranged to meet our needs. The owner was constantly attentive, but never intrusive to the business at hand. The owner catered the food for our retreat and my staff is still raving about the delicious feast she provided! I would highly recommend this location for any off-site business meetings and will use it again in the future.
Review Date: 1/8/2009
Allyson G WelbornWedding Date: 3-27-04
We used The Old House at Meriwether for our reception almost 5 years ago. Yvonne Files is a true professional. There was no detail left unattended. The home was just as described, there were ferns hanging on the wrap around porch, flowers in the beds, and an overall "specialness" to the home. Our guests had a grand time touring the home and gathering in the huge yard. Working with Yvonne added to the joy of our wedding day, as she was so willing to accommodate our needs. I would gladly recommend the Old House for your wedding or reception.
Review Date: 1/7/2009
Rachelle and Tony, MontgomeryWedding Date: October 18, 2008
This is the perfect place for an outdoor wedding! The wedding was in October, it was a beautiful fall day, and everything went exactly as planned, especially with the help of the owners of the Old House at Meriwether. They went above and beyond what a venue owner normally would do, working within my budget, helping us with payment options, answering questions, and making sure the house was set up as I wished. Besides being so helpful and accomodating, the owners were also extremely friendly and made us feel welcome. The house is beautifully restored, very nice decor so little is needed inside, and the grounds are absolutely immaculate. Perfect for outdoor weddings, inside receptions, and plenty of room for guests to roam. It is also a safe quiet community that allowed all the younger guests to play freely, and everyone had a perfect time! If you are looking for an affordable wedding venue, friendly owners, and a beautiful setting, this is the best place.
Review Date: 11/12/2008
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