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Standard Wedding Package and Available Options

Planning a wedding can be fun, but it can also be time-consuming. That's why we strongly recommend that you schedule a free consultation with our Wedding Coordinator, Mi Suk Palmatier. You may call her toll-free at 1-866-554-4372. Or call Mi Suk on her cell phone
at (269) 967-5387.

Note: All Standard Wedding Packages are quoted on a "per guest basis" and will be adjusted as you finalize your guest list.


Our Standard Wedding Package Includes:


Use of Southern Exposure’s bridal suite and groom's suite for for up to four hours prior to the wedding ceremony.

Complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service for Bride and Groom on their wedding day.

Three complimentary wedding consultations with Southern Exposure’s wedding coordinator.

Wedding consultation with our very own Chef Elsie, who has prepared memorable meals for countless weddings and special events at Southern Exposure.

Use of our English gardens and buildings for private wedding functions, including wedding photography and private time for the Bride and Groom.

Set up for specialty items including wedding gazebo, bird cage for cards, antique trunks for gifts, podium for guest signing of your register, sound system, etc.


Use of our English gardens and buildings for private wedding functions, including wedding photography and private time for the Bride and Groom.

The use of our two wedding gardens. (An additional charge of $250 will be added in the event that a ceremonial arbor needs to be erected at a location other than the two wedding gardens.)

Reception table and white wedding chairs, as well as linens and napkins. White wedding chairs are also provided at the ceremony location.

Wedding rehearsal conducted by Southern Exposure staff.

Parking attendants and greeters to assist your guests as they arrive.

Use of our Peavey Sound System to play selected music during your ceremony and reception.

Peavey Sound System microphone for use during wedding ceremony, cake cutting, and toasting.

Use of our 1953 Chevy to make a "grand entrance" at your wedding reception.

Southern Exposure Staff will serve as your Master of Ceremonies or assist your own Master of Ceremonies with making announcements.

Use of our glass champagne flutes for your non-alcoholic spumante toasting.

Southern Exposure staff assistance with wedding cake cutting ceremony as well as cake service for your guests.

Complimentary coffee station during the cake cutting service.

Southern Exposure servers attired in black and white during the reception.

Clean up of all buildings, bar areas, grounds, parking area, and wedding ceremony location after your guests have departed.


Wedding Policies:

Music & Entertainment

Southern Exposure recognizes the need for music at your celebration and will assist you in any way that we can. As a small community-based business, we carefully work with your DJ to monitor the volume of all outdoor music. We ask that all music end at 11 p.m. We thank you for your courtesy.

Catering

Southern Exposure offers the talents of our own Chef Elsie, who has created a variety of delicious wedding fare. Choose from our menus, or have our Chef compose a menu to fit your individual taste. Due to health and liability concerns, outside caterers are not permitted.

Alcohol & Beverage Service

Southern Exposure offers several pricing options for your Beverage Service. Bartenders are available to serve fine wines, domestic and imported beers, liqueurs, cognacs and cordials, which are available for you rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. A variety of hosted bar packages are available. (Learn more)

Michigan Liquor Control Commission mandates all alcoholic beverages served must be purchased from Southern Exposure and may not leave the premises. The sale of alcoholic beverages ends at 10:45 PM.

Servers

Our servers work hard to ensure you and your guests enjoy a worry-free celebration. You will find our servers to be highly experienced, extremely friendly and always courteous. Outstanding and courteous customer service is the hallmark of Southern Exposure. To reward our servers for their hard work, an 18% gratuity will be added to all catering functions that include food and beverages.

Closing Times

Life on the farm starts early, and as a courtesy to our neighbors, Southern Exposure asks that all music and entertainment end at 11 PM. Sales of all beverages will end at 10:45 PM. We wish you a safe and happy journey home.

Children

Southern Exposure welcomes children to enjoy the farm. However, due to various landscaping features that include English gardens with statuary and ponds, we are concerned with their safety. Children must be in the presence of their parents at all times.

Miscellaneous

Due to health and liability concerns, no food or beverage may be brought onto our premises from an outside source or removed from Southern Exposure, with the exception of your wedding cake. An 18% gratuity and 6% tax will be added to your final bill.


Payment Policies:

Advance Deposit

To reserve your special date for the perfect English garden wedding and reception, a non-refundable advance deposit of $500 is due at the signing of the contract. Advance deposits are non-refundable but are deducted from your final balance. Deposits may be made with cash, certified check or credit card. There is no exception to this policy.

Guarantee

So that we may be properly prepared to pamper your guests, we ask that you contact our Wedding Coordinator at the time of your reservation, with an estimation of the number of guests that you expect to entertain. Notification of the final attendance must be received one week prior to your event. Charges will be based upon your guaranteed number of guests attending or the actual attendance at the time, whichever is greater.

Final Payment

Any outstanding balance is due on the day of your wedding rehearsal. Final payments may be made with cash, certified check or credit card. For more information or to contact us with ideas for your English garden wedding, please call our Wedding Coordinator, Mi Suk Palmatier at (269) 967-5387 or talk to one of our staff members at (269) 962-1255 or toll free at (866) 554-4372.

Other Wedding Links:

Garden Wedding Home
Wedding Plan Options
Wedding Dinner Menus
Wedding Beverage Service
Wedding Photo Gallery

Learn More:

Garden Wedding Home
Wedding Plan Options
Wedding Dinner Menus
Wedding Beverage Service
Wedding Photo Gallery

We invite you to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Wedding Coordinator, Mi Suk Palmatier. You may call her directly and toll-free at 1-866-554-4372. Her cell number is (269) 967-5387.

Recommended Photographers:

Visual Artistry - Thomas Chandler
(269) 968-5017

TJ's Photography - Tonya J. Rutenber
(269) 968-5966

Christopher McGuire Photography
(269) 270-9401

Michael Terri Studios
(269) 393-6352

Recommended Videographers:

Worthington Photography & Video
(269) 274-8874

Dusk Films - Aaron Smith
(616) 453-2433 or (616) 245-2210

Ray's Memories
(269) 441-9125

Slayton Film & Video
(269) 721-3060

Recommended Florists:

The Flower Haus
(269) 781-9128

Floral Creation
(269) 781-5839
(269) 781-3306

Greensmith Florist
(269) 965-7704

Echoes of Nature Florist
(269) 968-3558

Affordable Elegance
(269) 721-3351

Swonk's Flowers
(269) 963-5571

Recommended Bakeries:

Continental Bakery
(269) 968-7136

Murphy's Cakes
(269) 963-8586

Ceremony Officiants:

Rev. Richenda Reeves
(269) 968-0719

Pastor Steve Holmstead
(269) 763-2083

Rev. Judy Cox
(517) 937-8375

Pastor Mike Brown
(269) 963-9118

Rev. Joanne Kaerington
(269) 832-2441

Ice Sculptures:

Icescapes
(269) 961-4567

Transportation:

Bow Tie Limousine LLC

(517) 767-3833
(269) 579-0572

Wedding Collages & Framing:

Daphne's Custom Framing & Gift Gallery

(517) 568-5555

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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