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Fearrington has one of the most experienced wedding teams in the business. Many started out in our catering and kitchens, so they know how all the parts come together to make your wedding special. They bring extraordinary knowledge, confidence and commitment to what they do. Why trust your special day with anyone else?
Thanks so much for our meeting this weekend! I had no idea we'd be taking care of so many decisions but it's… More >
- Fearrington Bride-to-be, November 2015
Thanks so much for our meeting this weekend! I had no idea we’d be taking care of so many decisions but it’s very much my style so it was great. It was wonderful to have a better idea of the timeline, etc. and it helps with visualizing the day more. I have no doubt I’ll be in touch with some more questions over the next several months but we are so very excited and thrilled we found Fearrington.
Gilda, we can't thank you enough for everything you did to help with planning and executing the wedding. It… More >
- Parents of a Fearrington Bride, November 2015
Gilda, we can’t thank you enough for everything you did to help with planning and executing the wedding. It was perfect! The Barn looked beautiful, the food was excellent and the timing of everything was great. Everyone commented how great everything was. The newlyweds were thrilled with everything and said it couldn’t have been more perfect. Thanks for helping us make this day so special. We greatly appreciate all of your help!
Thanks so much for all you did, the wedding was wonderful. Erin said it was the wedding of her dreams. It's… More >
- Father of a Fearrington Bride, November 2015
Thanks so much for all you did, the wedding was wonderful. Erin said it was the wedding of her dreams. It’s not often you can give someone their dream. Thanks again!
Erin, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful event! Literally… More >
- Fearrington Newlyweds, October 2015
Erin, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful event! Literally every one of our guests was commenting on how we hit it out of the park – and it was a high bar – but we exceeded it. You both exceeded our wildest expectations and we can’t thank you enough for how amazing you guys are.
Everything was wonderful and we can’t wait to relive it via pictures. Enjoy the rest of your weekends and please know how happy you have made the both of us . . . and all of our friends and family!
Erin, I wanted to take this moment to thank you for helping us with a perfectly wonderful wedding day. We… More >
- Mother of a Fearrington Bride, October 2015
Erin, I wanted to take this moment to thank you for helping us with a perfectly wonderful wedding day. We have had nothing but rave reviews from our guests and family, and we had such a fun day. The weather was perfect! The food was delicious! The flowers were beautiful! The staff were attentive and courteous! The cake was a work of art and each layer was more delicious than the next. You were such fun to work with. Thank you again!
I want to thank you for the bottom of my heart for all of your support and guidance in making our wedding day… More >
- Fearrington Groom, October 2015
I want to thank you for the bottom of my heart for all of your support and guidance in making our wedding day perfect! I truly do not know how we could have done this without you. Thank you for your kind words in the Red Room, you really calmed my nerves and I knew that if you weren’t worried, I had nothing to worry about. We hope to catch up with you soon.
Gilda, thank you very much for all that you did to help us with our daughter's wedding. It was just so… More >
Gilda, thank you very much for all that you did to help us with our daughter’s wedding. It was just so perfect and all went better than we ever dreamed.
Thank you for seeing that everything was in place, just exactly as planned. The decision to go into the Terrace and not worry about the weather was brilliant. We were so placed with that venue! We also thank you for finding the groom’s parents, who seated themselves, so that they could process in to the ceremony! You followed through on all plans that we made – and it was a lovely day for all of us. Thank you again, for your attention to every detail.
In the Hindu pantheon originating in India, the elephant god, Gamesha, is the remover of obstacles who… More >
- Family of Fearrington Newlyweds, October 2015
In the Hindu pantheon originating in India, the elephant god, Gamesha, is the remover of obstacles who conveys good fortune and auspicious beginnings. For our family, and the newlywed’s wedding, you were all of that and more! We hope that we can convey our gratitude for your sensitivity, skill and heart – thank you for everything.
Thank you, Erin! Everything was absolutely perfect and she had an amazing time. We all had a magical time!!… More >
- Birthday Event Guest, October 2015
Thank you, Erin! Everything was absolutely perfect and she had an amazing time. We all had a magical time!! The new menu is absolutely delicious and the only time it was quiet was when a plate came in the room.
We cannot begin to thank you enough for everything you did for us. I never dreamed that our day would go… More >
- Fearrington Bride, October 2015
We cannot begin to thank you enough for everything you did for us. I never dreamed that our day would go without a hitch, and we have you to thank for the seamless day. We have had so many people compliment us on the beautiful location, the professional staff, and all the little touches in between. Thank you for putting me at peace about the weather, for guiding us every step of the way, and for making 17 months of planning fly by in a flash. We will stop by and say hi soon!
I just wanted to thank you for everything! The day was perfect and beautiful, despite the rain. I'm so happy… More >
I just wanted to thank you for everything! The day was perfect and beautiful, despite the rain. I’m so happy we did it in the terrace and I feel like the rain pouring down after we started the ceremony just added to the romance. I loved how beautiful the barn and ceremony looked! Everyone was so impressed, including the groom who said “that was worth every penny!” Thank you again for all your hard work helping me create my dream wedding. Y’all are the best!
Erin, I wanted to send a message to say thank you for everything you did from day one and every day… More >
Erin, I wanted to send a message to say thank you for everything you did from day one and every day thereafter leading up to the wedding, and on that very special day.
You were thoughtful, responsive, attentive, and patient throughout the whole process. From the little details of bustling my dress and putting flowers in my hair to the bigger picture, you made sure everything came together for a magical celebration. We could not have done everything without you and the staff at Fearrington.
Each person we encountered was professional, talented, thoughtful, and truly amazing. We received many compliments on the location, the romantic atmosphere, the food, and more. Our wedding day was just perfect and I know it went smoothly and beautifully because of all your hard work. Each bride is blessed to work with you and the staff at Fearrington. It really was a dream come true!
Gilda, Thank you so much for all the details you handled so magnificently to create the perfect wedding day!… More >
- Fearrington Newlyweds
Gilda, Thank you so much for all the details you handled so magnificently to create the perfect wedding day! You were amazing in every aspect of the planning, making the whole experience fun, exciting, and stress-free. The wedding day itself was paced so well to allow just the right amount of time for the bridesmaids and bride and of course the mothers to enjoy the beauty of the Fearrington gardens, bridal suite, luncheon, champagne, ceremony, reception, and amazing dinner and dancing in the Barn. It will be a day that my entire family will cherish. I appreciate your sage advice through it all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making a truly beautiful wedding!
Erin, thanks for all your help. It was a beautiful day! You kept us running smoothly and timely. We have had… More >
- Fearrington Mother of the Bride
Erin, thanks for all your help. It was a beautiful day! You kept us running smoothly and timely. We have had many compliments. Everything was just wonderful.
Gilda McDaniel, Special Events Manager
From the initial contact through to the reception, Gilda will assist with coordinating all the details for your memorable day. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gilda has been at Fearrington for over 20 years, first working in McIntyre’s, then managing The Market Café (predecessor to The Fearrington Granary) before becoming a wedding planner in 1997.
Erin Day, Wedding & Special Events Coordinator
Erin worked as the Associate Director of Special Events for the National Parks Conservation Association and spent five years planning events for Georgetown University Law Center. With her expertise as an independent wedding planner since 2009 and her personal experience as a Fearrington bride, Erin will ensure your day is perfect from planning to grand exit!
Mary Stevens, Principle Floral Designer
Originally from the Philadelphia area – home to America’s top public gardens – Mary was in the her vocational high school’s horticultural program, then worked in flower shops for years. But the traditional styles she encountered in the floral trade failed to ignite her passions. A career transition to IT followed, but “then my one true love wooed me back” and in 2001 she joined Fearrington, adding grace and beauty to so many weddings since.
Emma Isakoff, Chocolatiere and Cake Designer
Originally from Washington, DC, Emma joined the Fearrington pastry team in 2013. She received her B.A. at Skidmore College and attended Le Cordon Bleu in Boston for Pastry and Baking. In the past year Emma has worked as a pastry line cook, as well as in pastry production. Recognized for her passion for cakes, Emma was promoted to Cake Designer in 2014. She looks forward to creating a vision for your special day!
Page Smith, Catering Manager
Originally from central Virginia, Page has over 20 years of hospitality experience, managing restaurants in the Caribbean before moving to Fearrington in 1998. Before being promoted to Catering Manager, she proved to be a jack of all trades working at The Granary, The Fearrington House, catering and the flower shop.
Colin Bedford, Executive Chef
A native of England, Colin came to The Fearrington House in 2005 as Executive Sous Chef and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2008. Colin’s culinary interest began early on, taking him to The Castle Hotel, Niagara on The Lake and Prince of Wales Hotel. Colin partners with local farmers, using the finest ingredients from the region and our gardens. In 2012, Colin was named a Grand Chef by Relais & Chateaux. Read more about Colin here or view his blogs!
Maximilian Kast, Wine Director
Max joined The Fearrington House in 2007 as Sommelier, and within a year was promoted to Wine Director with responsibilities for the beverage program for the entire property. He organizes and hosts Fearrington House’s popular wine dinner series. And he also teaches popular and inexpensive wine and beer classes at The Fearrington Granary Restaurant. Read more about Max here or view his blog!
Tom Whitaker, Executive Sous Chef
Hailing from Hexham in the North East of England, Tom began his culinary education at Queen Elizabeth High School. After working in some of the top restaurants in the region, Tom moved to the United States in 2006 and began working at The Fearrington House. Tom became Executive Sous Chef in 2009.
Thomas Card, Sous Chef
Originally from central New York, Thomas trained in some of the region’s best fine dining establishments until 2005, when he then relocated to Emerald Isle, NC to refine his culinary skills with fresh sea food and local produce. Thomas then moved to Raleigh to join the opening team of the Umstead Hotel and Spa. After four years Thomas left to join The Fearrington House as a Sous Chef in 2011.