Get To Know Our Story
It Began With An Answered Prayer
Ten years ago, we started on our adoption journey. We started with an agency working with Colombia, South America. Through many ups and downs, we kept faith that God had a child specially made for us. We knew God would answer our prayers. Six years ago, we got the call to adopt a beautiful baby girl from right here in the Upstate. We named our child Juliette Arabella (Latin for answered prayer) Lamneck. Every day she is a reminder that God does answer prayers in His perfect time.
It is a joy to share Arabella Farm with people of all ages — from weddings, family events and fundraisers to school groups and summer camps — and we believe it is important to give back and help make our communities a better place.
Adoption is a cause we hold near and dear to our hearts. Our farm’s namesake, Juliette Arabella, was adopted from right here in Upstate South Carolina. It is our goal as a family to help other families achieve their dreams of adoption, so a portion of our wedding profits goes toward assisting families in covering the high cost of adoption. When you choose Arabella Farm for your wedding, corporate event, family reunion, or school trip, we hope you feel good about helping children right here in your community find their forever homes and family.
Meet Your Team
Today, Arabella Farm offers guests the perfect place to host a wedding, corporate event, fundraiser, or retreat.
We welcome guests from Greenville, Anderson, Clemson, SC, and surrounding areas. Meet your Team- Our Family: Heather, Chris, Ken, Sharon, Will
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the rental fee for Arabella Farm and what does it include?
Please see the details found here for pricing and included items.
What is your building capacity?
What dates are available?
Please see the available dates here.
What are the dimensions of the barn?
58 feet wide and 98 feet long
Is there a deposit? When are the additional payments due? Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes. When the contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a $1,000 deposit. The final installment will be required 30 days prior to the event. You are welcome to send smaller, partial payments of any amount prior to the specified due date, so in effect creating your own payment plan on your own schedule. Full payment is due by the specified due date. We also require a refundable $500 security deposit for damages to the facility or grounds.
How do I reserve a date?
To reserve a date email us at firstname.lastname@example.org saying you are ready to book your preferred date if it is still available. Dates are reserved on a first requested basis. Whomever has requested to start the contract process from us by email first for a specific date will be first in line.
Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?
We kindly request that all tours are by appointment only. You can request a tour here.
What is the average budget of a couple getting married at Arabella Farm?
That is a great question! In general, we believe the average budget of a couple getting married at Arabella Farm is between $15,000-$25,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, food, dress, DJ, photographer, etc.). We have had some creative couples with smaller guests lists host beautiful weddings in the $10,000 – $12,000 range, and we have had several spectacular events at the farm spending significantly more than the average.
Is there a food and beverage, or guest count minimum?
No, we do not have a food and beverage or guest count minimum. Many venues have minimums because they make a 10-15% commission from the caterer based on how much is spent on food and drinks. We choose NOT to make a commission to allow your food and beverage options to be as elegant or affordable as your budget allows.
Do we have to use one of your preferred caterers?
No, you are welcome to bring your own insured caterer. But our preferred vendors consistently provide excellent food and superior customer service to our clients.
Do we have to use your beer and wine package?
Yes, Arabella farm provides beer and wine and soda packages. The bar packages range from $11-15 dollars per guest. You may use a liquid caterer if you plan on serving liquor at your event.
Will there be another wedding the same day?
At Arabella Farm we only host one wedding each day to ensure that each couple’s event is special and receives our full attention.
Are there overnight accommodations nearby?
Yes. There are over 50 hotels and bed and breakfast within 20 miles of the barn.
How many cars will your parking lot accommodate?
We can accommodate 200 cars.
Do you offer straight tables instead of round?
We do have a limited number of straight tables to use for your head table, gift table, etc. There are usually a few extras that can be mixed in with reception seating, but the majority of guests will be seated at round tables.
Do you provide cups, silverware, table linens, etc?
No, we do not. We provide an amazing venue, wedding chairs, and round tables. You can rent linens through us, but it is NOT included in the rental fee. You are welcome to bring your own linens.
What happens in case of rain?
Unlike many venues, Arabella provides an indoor space as a backup in case of rain under roof.
We plan to have our ceremony offsite or only plan to have our ceremony at Arabella Farm. Does your fee change?
Because we only host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.
Do you allow dogs on site to play a part in our wedding day?
We are dog-friendly! Dogs are allowed (only with pre-approval by Heather) at the ceremony and pictures! Dogs must be on a leash and someone must be responsible for them other than the bride and groom.
What form of payment does Arabella Farm accept?
Our preferred form of payment is check. We do accept Visa or Mastercard with the addition of 4% processing fee.
My preferred dates are unavailable. Do you have a cancellation waiting list?
We do not keep a cancellation waiting list because cancellations are unpredictable.
What time will I have access to the venue to decorate?
You will have access to the venue at the time listed on your contract, not earlier. Please plan accordingly!
Do you include a “wedding day coordinator?”
This is a tricky question where you’re comparing venues, but our answer is no. However, we do have a team leader on site who stays with you throughout the duration of your big day. This member of the Arabella Farm team is here to help in whatever way they can (being an extra set of hands decorating, answering questions from your vendors and making necessary directions, driving you around the farm on our gator to take wedding pictures, etc.) It is our goal to do everything we can to help your day go smoothly and as stress-free as possible. However, we still don’t consider them a day-of wedding coordinator.
We ask that you hire a day-of coordinator to create and execute a manageable timeline, coordinate bridal party, coordinate vendors, manage guests, 1st dances, parent dances, photographs, cake cutting, garter toss, and send off.
How much should we expect to spend on catering and bar?
It is possible to have a great meal and bar at Arabella for $20-$35 per person. More or less could be spent depending on your tastes. We can do everything from BBQ to Filet and lobster.
Does Arabella handle the catering orders for these caterers, or do I work with the caterer directly?
In our experience, it’s most efficient and most cost-effective for couples to work directly with the caterer. Simply book your big day with Arabella and reach out to the caterers of your choice to schedule a tasting and get the ball rolling! Contact info for our preferred caterers is here.
What time do you suggest we start the ceremony?
We suggest starting Friday weddings at 5:00 pm, Saturday weddings between 4:00 – 5:00 pm, and Sunday weddings at 2 pm.
Can we have fireworks on the property?
Fireworks are not permitted. This includes sparklers. We don’t want to scare the animals and we want to keep the fire department happy!
Can vehicles be left overnight?
Yes! We want all of our guests to make the best possible decisions for themselves. If you need to leave a car overnight, that is A-OK.
What time does the music need to end?
Music on must end one hour prior to the end time on your contract. This will ensure guests and vendors are off the property by ending time. Additional time may be purchased and approved through Heather Lamneck.
We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?
Yes, if arranged with Heather Lamneck Ahead of time.
Can we get married somewhere else on the farm other than the patio or under roof in the addition?
Are candles allowed?
Yes, candles are allowed as long as the flame is completely contained in a candle holder. Tapered candles and any type of hanging candles will not be allowed for safety reasons.
How many people can fit at your 60 inch round tables?
8-10 depending on your preference.
How far in advance do you need our final headcount?
Setup and Day-of Event Questions
Are outside snacks and trays permitted?
Prior to the ceremony, you may have outside food or drink. After the start of your event, it is not allowed. Please, no drinks in glass bottles.
Who cleans up?
Arabella Farm staff will handle all standard clean up and trash removal throughout and following the wedding reception. We ask that you remove any decorations that you brought in. We’ll take care of the rest.
Can we take photos around the farm on our wedding day?
Sure! Just ask us and we would be happy to make recommendations.
Can we nail decorations to the walls or hang things like streamers or lanterns from the beams?
We request that holes are not placed in the walls. We will have areas where hooks are already placed that you are welcome to use for any additional decorations. The beams at Arabela at very tall and not reachable by a ladder. A draping company can use our lift to decorate the beams if you would like. If you do not choose to drape, We hope that you will find them beautiful without any extra work!