We get down on the farm — the Fritz Family Farm, to be exact — for this week’s “love” issue. Read on as we chat with the farmer’s daughter to learn what inspired them to turn their family farm into a Tri-State wedding and special event destination.
The Fritz Family Farm has been around for three generations. The 88-acre farm located just 45 minutes of downtown Cincinnati in Mount Orab, Ohio, now plays hosts to weddings and other special events.
According to Haley Fritz of Fritz Farm Weddings & Event Design, the farm hosted its first wedding on the property in 2013. However, the family decided that they wanted to relaunch it with more offerings in October 2017.
Fritz says that the farm is more than just a country/rustic venue with a barn. “We have a beautifully landscaped gardens, an apple orchard, woodlands alongside a creek, a ceremony stage that overlooks the fields, and the most beautiful sunsets,” she explains.
There’s also hundreds of hand-picked and curated decor and furniture pieces that fit with any design event planners may want.
Fritz adds that she enjoys being a part of running the Fritz Family Farm and getting to be a part of people’s lives and their love stories.
“Growing up on the farm was magical and it’s always been sort of a tourist attraction in the area,” she says. “It’s always been part of the plan to incorporate the farm in my career and love for events and design. The property is gorgeous on its own but I love transforming it to each couple’s’ unique elegant design.”
Fritz says she has been in the weddings and event industry for nearly 10 years. Thanks to this experience, she has developed a relationship with several wedding vendors in the area that are familiar with the farm and provide couples with high-quality work. These vendors, who work with the Fritz Family Farm on making couples’ days perfect, are what she calls Planning Partners.
“I have worked with many of our Planning Partners numerous times and I can call on them for anything,” she says. “They are great at what they do, great resources, and all-around good people.”
Fritz says there’s a lot on the horizon, including upgrading several of the farm’s structures and features. She says they’ll also be hosting workshops, expanding the gardens, and also recently launched the “Legacy” tree planting program.