We're always thinking of ways to improve Emerson Fields for our couples and their guests. We've been wanting to provide a shaded, open-air option for outdoor wedding ceremonies and the time has come. Our outdoor ceremony pavilion construction is well underway! In fact, we've been so busy that this blog post was meant for the middle of June.
Our improvement plans aren't solely based on what WE think needs to happen but we have tapped in to client reviews, conversations with your guests and our past experiences to come up with a long-term business model that we know our couples will adore! We aren't telling all just yet but we are unveiling the next phase and that's now offering three outdoor ceremony location options. Also up our sleeve are a couple of other exclusive outdoor options for weddings of a more intimate size or elopement style. You're going to want to tag along on this journey with us!
Here are some highlights of the construction process of the outdoor pavilion:
You and your guests will enjoy a spacious pavilion on the Emerson Fields property beginning in August. The open, all-white structure will have:
We have been working diligently to cause as little construction chaos as possible and we've managed to expand our parking lot at the same time. We hear from our clients and vendors all the time that we are doing something special here, something "right". We believe in providing the best possible experience for our clients and their guests. This pavilion will add multiple benefits to what is already a fabulous wedding venue.
We value your reviews so much. We consistently receive amazing reviews and follow-up emails and we pour over those to help us create our brand experience and tell our story. When a fellow wedding vendor sends a review or recommendation you bet we pay attention to those as well. This review came in recently from Amber Koelling, a wedding photographer from the Jefferson City area, who's worked here recently at a workshop:
"Emerson Fields is hands down one of the best venues in Missouri. The owners are some of the sweetest people I have worked with, in the wedding industry. This is one of the most well thought out venues I've been to. Their venue is a photographer's dream and will allow your day to be captured beautifully. The experience they provide their clients is one of a kind. The possibilities for how your day will look here are endless! You are in the best hands possible when you book your wedding here.
Having photographed and enjoyed the experience here, I would HIGHLY recommend Emerson Fields to anyone needing an event and/or wedding space."
You may read that recommendation and think, oh, that's lovely that she is so appreciative of Emerson Fields and is excited to photograph there. We read that review and note that Amber has pointed out to us that we aren't JUST a pretty space but we are an experience. She has reiterated that we need to put our client's dreams ahead of our own as far as the business is concerned...heck, she's reminded us that this is so much more than just a business! We appreciate our vendor-friends for the insight and support they give us.
Here are some of Amber Koelling's gorgeous, vibrant images from March during the Kelsi Kliethermes Authenticity Workshop. If you're a photographer, we are hosting a Styled Social with Kelsi Kliethermes, Blue Bicycle Weddings, Nephew & Co. and Peachtree Catering on July 24th that you'll want to check out asap. There are only a few spots left and you can find more information at kelsikliethermesphotography.com.
Day Two Engagement Session
Venue: @emersonfieldsvenue | Florals & Styling: @wedinkc | Dress: @lulus | HAMU: @nicole_bespokebeauty | Picnic Hors d'Oeuvres, Baked Goods, and Libations: @mybleuevents, @pressedcomo, & @bleumarketbakery | Models: @d_cassidyy and Ryan Brady
Day Two Wedding:
Photographed at @kelsikliethermesphotography Authenticity Workshop
Day Two Wedding
Venue: @emersonfieldsvenue | Florals & Styling: @wedinkc | Paper Goods: @nelliesparkman | Rentals: @ultrapom | Gown: @bellevoguekc | Shoes: @bellabelleshoes & @clairepettibone | HAMU: @nicole_bespokebeauty | Gourmet Catering & Brie Cake: @mybleuevents | Textiles: @waltandlo & @tonoandco | Ring Box: @the_mrs_box | Models: @d_cassidyy & Ryan Brady