Sarah and Richard infront of Blanton

Once Upon a Time...

We love hearing about the happily-ever-after stories that begin right here in Hendricks County. Check out the latest success story from one of our happy brides.

My husband and I both love to travel, so we knew we wanted a destination wedding. We got married in the Bahamas, but we wanted to celebrate with our family and friends when we returned to Indiana.

I have worked in Hendricks County for more than five years and knew that this was likely where the reception would be held. There are many reception venues and bridal businesses that I liked, and many were more affordable than other places in central Indiana.

We decided to hold our reception at the Blanton House in Danville. The Georgian Colonial-style mansion was perfect for us-surrounded by woods and with a large tent that can hold up to 250 seated guests. It was beautiful.

Planning a wedding takes a lot of work. We discovered that asking for help is the way to go-and thankfully, Visit Hendricks County offers many services and resources-all absolutely free to any bride- or groom-to-be. Starting with our own copy of the free Hendricks County Bridal Services Guide, we found a list of wedding vendors, hotels, reception facilities and everything else we needed to plan our reception.

Another service that VHC provides is help with blocking hotel rooms for out-of-town guests, which keeps the bride and groom from having to contact each hotel individually. They will also supply for those guests free welcome bags that include information about the area and a goodie or two.

There is so much that goes into planning a wedding! It was nice to have all of the information in one place, instead of trying to do all of the research by myself. I also appreciated that the staff at VHC added a personal touch to the planning and gave us ideas for using local vendors to customize our event. Our reception was truly, uniquely us!

Most of all, remember that this day is about you and your future husband, and in the end you will be husband and wife!

- Sarah

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