Southern Trace hosts Popular Photography Magazine

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Southern Trace Farms was chosen as a photo shoot location by Popular Photography magazine for their Mentor Series Trek.  The Treks offer the opportunity for hobby photographers to travel to unique destinations and learn techniques and tips from a mentor during shoots.  Photographs taken at Southern Trace Farms were recently published in Popular Photography as a featured article written by John Kavanaugh.  About his experience at Southern Trace Farms, Kavanaugh wrote:

One of the great things about the Treks is that you get to go, see and experience places that would typically be unavailable to you as an individual. We started with a general overview, tips from Reed and a look at his gallery of places around the world followed by lunch and a trip to Southern Trace Farms where we were able to photograph horses, a cowboy and a very interesting barn.

Photo credit: Chris Louder

Photo credit: Chris Louder


Photo credit: Nigel Bowles

Photo credit: Nigel Bowles


Photo credit: Peter Thompson

Photo credit: Peter Thompson


Read the full article here: Mentor Series-Nashville 2016


Barn Wedding | Leanne + Zac

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Blog, Photo Gallery | 0 comments

What a gorgeous wedding from start to finish! Leanne and Zac moved their ceremony inside of the Big Red Barn due to the threat of gray skies. But not even a little rainy weather could put a damper on this couple’s special day.  Both Leanne and Zac had huge smiles on their faces…it’s easy to see how much they love each other!  The details in the decor really celebrated the Barn’s rustic chic aesthetic, from the white pumpkins in the entranceway to the vintage door table at the ceremony entrance to the gold deer cake toppers.

Best wishes to the newlyweds, Leanne & Zac!







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Photo credit: Eden Ingle Photo

Bridal Shoot | Leanne

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog, Photo Gallery | 0 comments

This gorgeous bride could not take a bad picture!  Her photographer took full advantage of the property during Leanne’s bridal shoot, from the stone wall to the greenery areas towards the back of the property to the wooden swing.  Leanne was a natural in front of the camera…the hard part was choosing which photos to feature on our blog!

Did you know? A two-hour engagement session or bridal shoot on the property is included in all Southern Trace Farm’s wedding packages!


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Photo credit: Eden Ingle Photo

Barn Wedding | Tori + Rich

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

We really enjoyed the planning process with this couple for their barn wedding–both were very easygoing and loved our venue from the start!  Tori and Rich chose to have their ceremony inside of the Big Red Barn. The couple selected rustic and beautiful arrangements from Always in Bloom to adorn the Arena.  The weather on this October evening was perfect, so the barn doors were open wide to the outdoors and guests enjoyed views of the property throughout the celebration.  The bride and groom’s portraits turned out wonderfully too.  It was a sweet day for a sweet couple!

Best wishes to the newlyweds, Tori and Rich!

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Photo credit: Photographix

WeddingWire Rated

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

WeddingWire Rated

Southern Trace Farms Receives Blue WeddingWire Rated™ Badge
Franklin, TN – December 17, 2015 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Southern Trace Farms has received the WeddingWire Rated™ Blue badge for excellence in Wedding and Event Venue.

The esteemed WeddingWire Rated™ program recognizes wedding professionals who have received positive newlywed reviews about their business on WeddingWire. The program recognizes businesses across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and requires a minimum of three wedding reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars or higher.

Within the WeddingWire Rated™ program, there are seven different levels that wedding professionals can reach based on the number of wedding reviews they receive (3, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500).  The WeddingWire Rated™ Blue badge is awarded when a business receives three or more quality reviews.

As a member of WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews, Southern Trace Farm’s achievement of Rated™ is an impressive milestone and an indication of the positive experiences expressed by their past clients.  As a recipient of the Blue badge, Southern Trace Farms is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada.

“With the growing importance of online reviews, WeddingWire is pleased to celebrate the successes of the wedding professionals who have received positive reviews on WeddingWire,” said Sonny Ganguly, CMO, WeddingWire. “We are honored to recognize Southern Trace Farms for their impressive work within the wedding industry.”

“Southern Trace Farms is thrilled to have achieved the WeddingWire Rated™ Blue badge for Wedding and Event Venues in Franklin, Tennessee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire; it means so much to us and our business to have received the positive feedback that helped us earn this badge.  We are dedicated to providing excellent service to our clients and look forward to increasing to the next Rated™ level in the near future.”

For more information about Southern Trace Farms, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront at

To learn more about the WeddingWire Rated™ program, please visit

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire®, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on, and other leading sites, including, and

Barn Wedding | Hannah + Alex

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Hannah and Alex got married on the side lawn of the Big Red Barn in a beautiful ceremony.  The bride and groom’s family gathered around them in prayer, which was a touching and memorable moment.  Heirloom photos and gorgeous centerpieces in rustic wood boxes added personal touches to the Arena.  Dramatic white draping designed by Events Plus Inc. created a romantic setting for this barn wedding and reception.  The sparkler send off and gorgeous red convertible getaway car was the perfect ending to a perfect day!

Best wishes to the newlyweds, Hannah and Alex!


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Photo credit: Jamie Clayton Photography

Barn Reception | Olivia + Samuel

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Blog, Photo Gallery | 0 comments

Olivia and Samuel’s barn reception in the Big Red Barn was fun and beautifully decorated, with personal touches throughout the Arena.  Table centerpieces were beautifully arranged with greenery and rustic wood.  The love between Olivia and Samuel is evident in these pictures and we were so happy to host the celebration of their marriage!

Best wishes to the newlyweds, Olivia and Samuel!

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Photo credit: Maile Lani Photography

Barn Wedding | Brittany + Chris

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Brittany and Chris chose to celebrate their wedding ceremony and reception in the Arena of the Big Red Barn.  Beautiful music played by a string trio and a sweet vow exchange were highlights of this barn wedding.  They used the property to the fullest with yard games on the lawn for guests and cocktail tables around the outside of the barn.  Guests were treated to a dessert bar with an assortment of mini cakes and cookies.  Brittany and Chris were such a fun-loving couple and we were so blessed to celebrate with them!

Best wishes to the newlyweds, Brittany and Chris!

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Photo credit: Megan McGee Photo

Barn Reception | Caroline + John Michael

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

So happy that we could host the barn reception of this sweet couple, who just so happen to be good friends of Southern Trace.  Caroline and John Michael created a vintage feel at their reception in the Big Red Barn, complete with whitewashed furniture lounge areas and mismatched floral dinner china.  You know we can’t resist a good sparkler send off around here either!

Best wishes to the newlyweds, Caroline and John Michael!


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Photo credit: Jen and Chris Creed | Photographers

Best of Franklin

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments


Southern Trace Farms Receives 2015 Best of Franklin Award

Franklin Award Program Honors the Achievement

FRANKLIN July 2, 2015 — Southern Trace Farms has been selected for the 2015 Best of Franklin Award in the Farm category by the Franklin Award Program.

Each year, the Franklin Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Franklin area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Franklin Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Franklin Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Franklin Award Program

The Franklin Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Franklin area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Franklin Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Franklin Award Program

Franklin Award Program