Cold water, fans and the shade of the willow tree welcomed Lee & Betsy’s guests as they assembled for their short and sweet ceremony. Cocktails, appetizers, dinner and Betsy & Lee’s handpicked Spotify list followed. It was hotter than hades this last Saturday of June but the guests still danced as the evening wore on and a bonfire was lit for campfire conversation, laughter and the end to an unforgettable wedding day!
"We had an incredible time at SNB. To be honest I am a bride who paid attention to details, but did not think through ALL the steps needed to get things into place the day of. Everyone at SNB was amazing in filling in those gaps without me having to ask! A hot wedding required last minute prep and flower placement which was coordinated with our photographer, all without Lee or I having to add guidance. As someone who worked weddings for 5 or so years, I saw a lot of venues and owners. I can say working with SNB was one of my best experiences, and this time I had the stress of being a bride! The space was incredible. Without even having to decorate, the barn would have been amazing. It’s easy to tell a lot of work went into the venue. Our families loved the beautiful barn and on a summer day (read HOT) having all that space outside, particularly for our younger family members, was incredible. The cottages were so great to have available to us, and honestly made a HUGE difference in our relaxation over the weekend. Meagan was available to answer questions the year leading up to the wedding day including last minute concerns and questions. For Lee and I the flexibility and the relaxed atmosphere SNB was able to provide made a world of difference. We loved our wedding and have amazing memories specifically because of the space we had available to us."
Betsy, Lee, their friends and families tackled much of the wedding set-up, decor and music themselves. Betsy’s mom, Barbara, did all of the center piece floral arrangements, Betsy & Lee put together their own playlists plugged in to the SNB sounds system and they had a night of perfect tunes! Catering by Kelly’s took care of cocktail hour, dinner and bar service, the Grand Traverse Pie Company supplied dozens of pies for a fancy pie spread, 307 Events draped the barn center and provided decor items, Liza O’Connell of Little Wolf Photography took their amazing photos and Magic Shuttle provided guest transportation.