"I imagined a perfect wedding a long time ago, but never even dreamed of all the love you put into creating this special day for us! You took my visions and turned them into something above and beyond what I expected. Thank you for the Perfect Wedding!"
Quiet. Simple. Elegant. Perfect.
I can think of no better place for a small, intimate wedding than the Golden Horseshoe Inn. And I can think of no better person to guide you through your wedding than Heather Tusing: Golden Horseshoe's innkeeper/wedding planner/lifesaver... literally.
My wife Michelle and I had booked a simple fall elopement wedding which turned out to be anything but simple. We arrived at the inn the day before the wedding where we met Heather and her family (her daughter even drew a picture of Michelle and I at the altar which we still keep on our fridge). Just after we all finished scouting outdoor locations for the ceremony, Michelle became seriously ill. Heather's precise directions got us to the Martha Jefferson hospital in time to avoid a near-fatal attack. Instead of champagne and hot tubs Michelle got a week of hospital food and hot compresses. We thought our wedding was ruined, but Heather had other plans.
Once Michelle recovered, Heather was determined to make our second try anything but second best. She worked with us to find a new date. She accommodated a newly expanded guest list. She went out of her way to make sure that everything from the cake, to the decorations, to the accommodations was unique and personalized. On the day of the ceremony Heather and her family were there ready when we needed them. When we got lost on the way to the hair salon, Heather was there giving directions... again. When we needed dinner reservations, Heather had the numbers on speed dial. There wasn't a thing she hadn't thought of and planned for, and it really meant that Michelle and I could stop fussing about the little details and, instead, focus on each other. You can't put a price on that sort of peace of mind... and the one they charge is certainly not enough :)
Michelle and I originally booked for the beauty of the mountains, the intimacy of the cabin, and the simple elegance of the ceremony. On our anniversary, we will come back because of the people.
M&S November 2010
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! This was the most exciting day of our lives. We are so grateful that we chose you for our wedding. Heather, Norma and Alan, may God continue to bless you. I can't wait to come back for our one year anniversary."
T&W - March 2009
We had just a beautiful reception and ceremony there. They were very responsive to our ideas, too, and just were there to make the day really special. We had a wonderful event and everyone who attended said they were blown away by the staff and the event as a whole! Thanks for everything!
T&N October 2010
My husband and I got married at the Golden Horseshoe Inn in August and we wouldn't have changed anything! The staff at the Inn went above and beyond to make sure no detail was overlooked. They were professional, accomodating, and relaxed throughout the whole planning process and during our wedding day. The staff made sure that our guests' needs were met, as well as our own. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone getting married who is looking for a small yet lovely wedding. Our guests loved the quaint Inn and the serene setting. I have already told newly engaged couples about this venue and will continue to!
D&B August 2010
We could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding. Heather worked very well with us. She was flexible and allowed us to have the wedding of our dreams. On our wedding day we did not have to worry about anything. They had already thought of everything. In the bedrooms provided for the bride and groom to get ready there were scissors, a steamer, drinks in the fridge, and an iron. My flowers were set up beautifully in the window. Every little detail was thought out. During the day I did not have to worry about when to cut the cake or throw the bridal bouquet. The staff was extremely friendly. All of our guests thought the venue was amazing and they are still talking about how much fun they had! I am so thankful we chose this venue. We couldn't have been more stress free!
E&W October 2009
"The Golden Horseshoe Inn will forever be a part of our family history. We will never forget the memories we've made here with our families, and with you all ~ our new family! The Wedding was absolutely amazing and more than we could have hoped for. We will see you again on future trips as we make more memories to last a lifetime together."
E&W - March 2009
My husband and I could not have asked for more when we eloped to the Golden Horseshoe Inn this past December. They must coordinate with the best florist because the floral arrangement was beautiful. Same goes for the Baker, because the Wedding Cake was just great too! However, where they really outdid themselves was in just being who they are. Before the ceremony, Alan soothed an anxious groom with talk of time in Europe, then nearly brought us to tears with a moving reading of the vows. Heather and Norma were priceless in their photographic talents - we received 113 amazing professional photographs to memorialize the occasion. Beatrice was irreplaceable as an impromtu maid of honor, helping with any and all bridal preparations and through it all, it was so much fun! My husband and I were truly glad to be sharing our intimate celebration with this gracious family, who are blessed to be making a living doing what they so clearly love.
A&A December 2009
If you are looking to get married, but don't want the hassle of organizing the wedding yourself and turning into a Bridezilla in the process, then this is the place for you. Every last detail of our special day was organized for us by Heather, which meant all we had to do was relax and enjoy. The ceremony, conducted by Alan, was so much more personal and meaningful than the standard civil ceremony. And Norma took some fabulous photos of what was the most perfect day. We have travelled extensively and stayed in some of the top hotels, but this was without a doubt the best place we have ever been to and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
S&A (from the UK) June 2009