A few words about us
Let us introduce ourselves
Richard is a General Contractor and moved here from Ohio about 35 years ago, which, he claims, gives him the right to be called a southern gentleman. He is passionate about large breed dogs and currently owns four Old English Mastiffs. He also loves all craft beer! I am a native North Carolinian born in Raleigh and raised in different towns around the state. My sheltie, Bella, follows me everywhere, especially on venue tours. I’m totally addicted to hot yoga again, and also love to work in the yard. We both love to hike and bike and ride our ATV’s when not working on the venue or around the farm.
Believe it or not, Richard and I met online in 2011 and married in 2013. We hosted a big party in our back yard to celebrate our nuptials and that’s when my dream of owning a wedding venue started to become a reality.
While developing the venue, we took great care to use the materials from the farm and re-purpose them to incorporate the rustic charm. Guests love the “wedding town” feel of the venue area that gives them ample space to move about and mingle with other guests under the shade trees or while enjoying our many outdoor sitting areas adorned with vintage couches and swings.
Around the farm
photos from around the farm
Paying respect to the rich history and generations of natural beauty attached to the 30 acres of farmland on the Cedar Grove Acres site, the Kolarov’s have made a conscious effort to reuse and recycle both the materials and elements of the farm in creating the area’s premier elegant, rustic venue.
One walk through the property and you can see the past of this historic site being blended into its future, as materials from old barns and shacks, farm equipment, tobacco sticks, and vintage furniture that have stood as a part of the Cedar Grove Acres legacy have been used in the creation and building of newer structures and the event venues.