Elephant bar for cocktail reception

Cocktails at Elephant Bar add to Wedding Venue in Harrisonburg

Elephant bar for cocktail reception

Our elephant bar is a sophisticated, slightly quirky option for cocktails.

Where can I get a bar like that?

The cocktail hour at our wedding venue in Harrisonburg can be as unique as you want. You can start with our elegant elephant themed bar. The bar we purchased for the wedding venue is an absolutely great find! The bar is a classic old-style with the foot rest supported by three copper elephants trunks. This really is a tasteful piece of furniture even if it sounds a little different. Once you see the bar you will understand why we think it is such a great addition-sophisticated and slightly quirky. Soon after we got this interesting piece of furniture, a  father of the groom wanted to know where we found it as he might consider getting one like it.

Options abound with Elephant Bar!

The bar can be moved to the back patio where many brides decide to have their cocktail hour. The cocktail hour allows guests whether they be family, old friends or new friends a chance to visit. This time of cocktails is great for lively banter while the wedding party is finishing up with the traditional wedding pictures on the lawn nearby. Some couples will choose to have a single signature drink for their wedding or a special drink in honor of the bride and one for the groom as well. These signature drinks may match a theme for the reception or may reflect the personality or personal tastes of the couple. Drinks are up to the couple’s imagination whether they are a current small batch American whiskey, a scotch, flavored vodka or something containing fruit and an umbrella. Some couples will have multiple locations for beverages with alcohol or mixed drinks served at this traditional bar, a keg or wine at another station with water, lemonade, tea or soft drinks at a nearby table.

Memories shared and created at wedding reception

Guests can make a drink selection and then stroll out on the lawn to watch or participate in a corn hole match. Conversations once begun around lawn games continue as everyone moves about joining friends and family they haven’t seen as recently as they wished. The great news is the visiting and fun will continue as the party continues under the tent for the meal. It’s really turned out to be a wonderful celebration with the newlyweds at our wedding at The Columns wedding venue!


Farm Wedding Venue Near Harrisonburg

On-Farm Wedding Venue

Farm Wedding Venue Near HarrisonburgOur beautiful, well-maintained farm adds charm to your wedding venue.

The farm is a 160-acre beef and hay farm located in McGaheysville, Virginia which is in Rockingham County a leading agricultural county for the state. Farms in the area yield a variety of products most typically poultry, beef, corn, and soybeans in addition to a wide variety of vegetables typically for the farms own family’s use.

For the locavore in you, Six Penny Farm produces food to use right on site.

Six penny farm raises a variety of products. We have traditionally raised Angus beef cattle, hay for our cattle as well as for some local stables and horse owners. We also have raspberries, chickens for meat and eggs. In addition we have fresh herbs, and a variety of vegetables have been grown as well. We have also started keeping some honeybees. The honeybee effort will produce some honey for consumption, but is also an effort to be a good steward of our farm and the land around us. Bees are so important for pollenating all kinds of crops.

Bring in the abundance of the Shenandoah Valley with local food sourcing.

You may want to have your caterer source much of what is used for your wedding locally. There is such an abundance grown locally that can be used for your receptions. Check with your caterer ahead of time to see if they have options that allow you to take advantage of locally produced foods. While there may be a lot of food that can be found locally, some of the food may not be in season when you are celebrating. Just ask ahead with your caterer to find what options they are aware of. We have berries, herbs, eggs, chicken and may have other ingredients that we may incorporate for our overnight guests and may also be available for wedding receptions with advance notice. The farm experience may be what makes your wedding or event standout as striking just the tone you are looking for as we are more than just a wedding venue.