Tell us about you as one of the faces behind Flora and Field?
I’m Theresa Berger, owner of Flora and Field. I’m from Illinois with a background in fine arts and engineering and have been designing indoor and outdoor spaces for as long as I can remember. I’m passionate about hospitality, one-of-a-kind experiences and simple elegance – a perfectionist some say. I love good design. I mean, I really, really love good design. Almost everything on our property is built with pencil, graph paper and coffee after a Sunday morning meeting. This is my juice.
I’ve traveled the world and lived in the biggest big cities, but I found a little piece of paradise in Pickaway County. There, on our 30 acres of flowers and nature, I live with my husband, partner and financial advisor Joe and our energetic Airedale Ruth. All three of our sons are chasing their dreams in major American cities, and even though we miss them, we couldn’t be more proud. I am fortunate to have the support of my family and for my clients to trust me and be friends.
To me, this company is more than a place to get married – it’s a magical place destined to bring people together. I like it. This is my passion.
Should readers know about your business?
Flora and Field started out as a flower farm with a beautiful Amish-built barn for handling and arranging flowers. A local pharmacist asked to get married in the barn and that’s when everything changed! Soon, an open-air reception space was connected to the main barn with clear views of the dahlia fields. Since 2018, an open barn with stage, bridal salon and house, cocktail patio and bar, floral design studio, GQ lounge and private gated entry has been constructed or remodeled to complete the ultimate wedding complex. The airy and spacious event space now exceeds 11,000 square feet. We’re not done yet!
Flora and Field are different. We love reinventing the typical wedding package and solving typical headaches. No more DIY designs and late-night home setups – Flora and Field offers a pampering experience focused on a seamless, stress-free day. Weddings at Flora and Field include florals, coordinating, set-up/removal, thousands of decorations, bar service, designer tables and chairs, executive residence with saloon and new GQ lounge. Everything is in the hotel, very convenient. end at night? There is accommodation nearby.
What makes you different from other venues?
Yes, we have natural beauty and flowers. Yes, we have the most amazing facilities and services. But what really sets us apart? our client!
Our clients are special. Flora and Field are successful and busy making their dreams come true. They may be native or live in another state or country, but they know what’s important: family and friends. So, no matter how beautiful the wedding, our newlyweds will shine because they are good people and they focus on relationships. They trust us and we trust them. Our couple is simply the best!
What can an engaged couple with Flora and Field expect?
We invested! We offer multiple meetings and phone calls to ensure couples stay on track. Our well-organized planning process includes vendor recommendations, floral and decor meetings, bar service meetings, schedule and logistics meetings, and general best practices and advice, so couples don’t spend money on unnecessary things. We’ll help you along the way.
What do you want more clients to know about wedding planning?
For the ultimate experience, you can plan your wedding like a guest. Do guests wait long for food or drinks? Will guests hear a toast? Will the guest be comfortable? A great wedding depends on happy guests enjoying their surroundings. Sadly, guests leave early if they feel unwelcome or abused. Make sure your guests are treated well and you’ll have a full dance floor until the end.
You include so much. Are you expensive?
We are perfect for couples who want an enhanced experience and professional help. We’re not the cheapest, but we offer great value for the right couple. If you choose one of our favorite suppliers and make a practical choice, your total wedding costs may be close to the local average. Payment methods are available.
What day do you offer weddings and what is your availability?
We offer Friday, Saturday and Sunday weddings in 2023 (still have limited dates) and 2024.