Happy Father’s Day to all of our amazing dads and father figures!
We are endlessly grateful for the love, joy, and cheesy jokes that our fathers have brought into our lives. We all know that fathers do so much for us everyday, but have you ever wondered about a father’s role when their daughter gets married? Because much of what fathers do for their daughter’s wedding is behind the scenes, many of us don’t know what they do. Here are some examples of the impact a father has on his daughter’s wedding day…
Preparing for a toast is hard work! Putting into words how much they love their daughters doesn’t come easily. Many of our loving fathers spend hours trying to find the right words to say to their newly-married daughters.
Giving their daughter away is never easy. Many fathers may put on a brave face, but we don’t know how hard it is to accept not being the #1 man in their daughter’s life anymore. And how will they say goodbye after they walk her down the aisle?
Many brides do a first look with their fathers, which is always such a beautiful moment, and the reactions are so sweet! We often don’t think about how emotional this entire day is for a father. But their daughter is all grown up and independent, even though they may still see her as a little girl.
The father often ends up running last minute errands, shuttling people around, and even arranging a get-away car for the couple. Because they don’t have to spend as much time getting ready, fathers are usually free to help if something goes wrong on their daughter’s special day.
We hope this helps you appreciate your father a little more, especially on your wedding day. Don’t forget to give him some extra love today and thank him for everything he does!
Every month, we bring in some of our favorite vendors and dress up for an evening in our favorite place! Our After Hours are one of our most popular ways to show off the Rutherford to potential clients, our booked bride, and their friends and families (and to try all of the yummy samples our featured caterer brings in)!
Our After Hours events offer YOU the opportunity to meet with vendors at one time and hopefully help you in booking and planning different aspects of your wedding. We know that there’s so much that goes into each and every wedding, and we want you to have as much time and as many options as you need to plan the perfect day! You’ll also get to see the space partially set up for an event, (and filled with people) helping you to visualize your evening!
One of our favorite parts of After Hours? Getting to see the courtyard under the lights. Most of our events continue well into the evening, so visiting the Rutherford at night will allow you to see what your event will look like under the stars.
Already well into wedding planning? Come bring your friends and family so they can see where you’re celebrating your big day! This way everyone feels a part of the planning process and you get to feel at ease knowing that your closest confidants approve.
Our next After Hours is March 16th from 5-7pm, so be sure to stop by and say hi!
Our Venue Showcase is happening again. This time, we’re featuring new looks and setups, as well as curated vendors, tons of entertainment, and tasty food and desserts!
We hope the evening helps you visualize your wedding and inspires new ideas that you can incorporate in your special day!
A Sneak Peek of the Night
You’ll enter through our upstairs Brick Room to start the evening. Enjoy sipping on bubbly from the bar as you preview one of the two ceremony setups.
Making your way downstairs to the Warehouse, you’ll experience dinner and cocktail hour, as well as entertainment from various vendors. We’ll have a never-before-seen custom draping look, as well as different lighting and hanging decorations.
Don’t forget to try all the bites—our favorite part of the evening!
Stepping out into the Courtyard, you’ll see an outdoor ceremony set up under the lights, capping off a wonderful evening with entertainment and fun!
Want to see all of this in person?
Come to The Rutherford’s Venue Showcase on August 20th from 5 – 8 PM.
Please register via Eventbrite and drop by at your convenience to see our space, as well as talk with vendors about their services!
We’ve loved being a part of the Greenville community for these past two years. Building memories, creating events, and establishing relationships and partnerships across different fields. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been two years because it feels like we’ve been doing this forever.
A lot has changed since we first opened our doors in 2017. Over these past two years, we’ve grown to have a full-time sales director who is just as excited about the Rutherford and everything that we do. We’ve also developed an internship program to help college students in figuring out their career paths. Our team is one that is passionate about helping clients host the best event, and we couldn’t be more thankful for that. We thrive off of client feedback and are always working as a team to make our venue a better space.
One of our favorite parts of the whole experience is seeing all of the different brides and what they do with the space. We’re always inspired by each event and every way they change and transform our space for the evening. No two events are ever the same, and that’s what we love so much about this job—the ever-changing, fast-paced, and inspiring environment.
Thank you for being a part of The Rutherford’s story. And for helping us to build this community right here in Greenville.
We’re a little biased, but our outdoor space is our favorite—especially this time of the year! From wedding ceremonies to the reception, there are so many ways we’ve seen the space utilized and wanted to share a few of our favorites.
With all of the different elements at the Rutherford, photos can be taken in the style that fits your aesthetic.
Brick Room Windows
A fan-favorite spot for stunning and elegant photos is in our upstairs brick room. With the original hardwood floors, a brick backdrop, and tons of natural light from the almost-floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s no wonder that so many brides choose to have their photos taken here.
Under the Lights
One of our favorite parts of receptions is when couples sneak away for a few shots under the lights. There’s just something about that post-wedding glow that makes these photos even more special and intimate.
The Greenery Wall
Our green wall is one of the most versatile spots for photo-ops! We’ve seen it used as a cake table background, an accent wall, and a place for some of those first kisses. Seeing how clients customize it always inspires us!
Be sure to ask our planning team for ideas for your special day!
Getting ready to celebrate with your bridesmaids before the big day?!
Trying to figure out a way to enjoy your bachelorette weekend without doing the same old Vegas trip? No need to worry – there are plenty of unique ways to celebrate with your gals based on your preferences!! We advocate for changing things up and trying something new – whether that means going on an adventure outdoors or simply a spa day in with the girls. This blog gives some amazing suggestions to celebrating with your girls:
Want to send a little extra love to mother earth – especially on your big day?? We believe it is totally feasible to be environmentally conscious WITHOUT sacrificing your wedding dreams! It might require a tiny bit more effort, but there are plenty of simple strategies to keeping your wedding eco-friendly! From your reception send-off plan to the yummy food you serve – there are numerous areas you can switch plans up a bit to make more sustainable choices! Looking for easy suggestions to give a lil extra love to our earth? We suggest hitting up this blog for ways to protect nature while still achieving the wedding you desire:
While some brides know every detail and aspect they want for their wedding, sometimes it is hard to know what you want your decor to look like, especially when you are starting with a blank slate! It can be overwhelming when you are expected to coordinate every detail of your wedding decor. You should be able to decorate for your wedding the way you want, without getting stressed! Assuming you already have your personal style preferences, all you need is a guiding list to follow that gives you a better idea of each item you might want at different parts of the wedding. We recommend using this list to guide your decorating plans for your ceremony and reception!
We are in love with the new Pampass Grass trend for those looking into wedding decor ideas!! It offers such a unique twist to your wedding and the material can be integrated in a multitude of different ways depending on your stylistic preferences! We love the atmosphere it creates and how something so simple can be developed into something fancier! If you want to spice up your wedding and add a fun new vibe, we definitely recommend trying out pampass grass! If you are interested, here’s a great article we found that shows off all the different ways you could incorporate pampass grass into your big day.