Have you ever dreamed of a wedding venue that's completely unique, rustic yet upscale and full of history? Coulter Farmstead in Washington is the perfect blend of rustic farm charm and upscale Southern elegance.
Owner Brad Hauser has completely reimagined the 11-acre property into a wedding, event and lodging venue. The space features four log cabins that Hauser has expertly renovated and a Greek Revival-style main house built in the 1860s. Hauser even had the original general store from the 1880s moved to the property, keeping every board intact.
We're just smitten with this new venue in Arkansas and we think you will be, too.
Hauser comes from a business background having served as a controller for large companies for over 20 years. But his dream was always to own a bed and breakfast and wedding venue.
"I am an insatious extrovert and love meeting new people," he says. "What better way than a bed and breakfast and wedding venue? This allows me to interact with people from all over the country in the bed and breakfast and most importantly, share in one of the most important days in a couple’s life."
Coulter Farmstead sits on the historical grounds with buildings that date back to the mid-1800s. The old general store served the Washington community as a store and doctor’s office during the 1800s and early 1900s. Hauser has converted it into a magnificent space with the feel of an old, Southern country church.
The Space Itself
History was Hauser's main inspiration for decorating and renovating his property. "The rustic, historical Southern charm in the cabins to the minimal open canvas of a rural church inside the general store," Hauser says. "The farm animals and the beautiful pool, as well as the grounds themselves, lend such a beautiful, serene setting for someone’s special day."
Hauser describes his venue as "elegant Southern simplicity with historical character woven with ultra luxurious modern design elements." We think so, too.
What Brides Can Expect
Coulter Farmstead's price points start at $1,500 and climb to $5,000 for an all-inclusive wedding and reception venue, with overnight stays in the cabins and a horse and carriage.
On the 11-acre property, there are a number of perfect places to tie the knot. Some of our top picks include the Coulter Plantation House, the historic Wolff General Store (that's been renovated to look like an open Southern chapel) and the Bozeman barn surrounded by the gorgeous Arkansas landscape.
Hauser envisions the Coulter Plantation House as a bridal suite on the day-of and the Stills-Kirksey Cabin as a groom’s suite. He also offers horse and carriage as a unique bridal entrance to the ceremony. The cabins are available for overnight stays before and after the wedding and the pool is a wonderful backdrop for the rehearsal dinner. Hauser also has tables and chairs on-site available to brides, as well as linens, vases and a PA system.
"I am very excited to offer Coulter Farmstead to the brides of Arkansas and surrounding areas," Hauser says. "I truly believe it is a magical place unlike any other in the state."
To learn more about Coulter Farmstead, head to their website or call Hauser at (501) 650-2296.