With over 650 acres of open fields and forest, Burdoc Farms has been in the Shepherd family for over 60 years. The farm was once a tobacco and cattle farm, producing national champion Shorthorn Beef Cattle in the 60’s. When Keith and Sara Shepherd took over operations in the 90’s the farm was converted to a conservation farm, with timber management, wildlife habitat, recreation and agritourism becoming the main focus of farm operations.
The wedding business was started in 2012 with the conversion of the equipment barn, now known as The Chapel Barn. Then the rehabilitation of the The Tobacco Barn followed. The Shepherd family painstakingly rehabbed and recycled all materials in both barns to enhance and preserve the authenticity of the buildings.
The Tobacco Barn was built in 1954 by the Wood Brothers of Cadiz KY. The Wood Brothers were well known for thier pole barn structures and at the 1962 Worlds Fair in Seattle Washington, the brothers were hired to build a pole barn structure on site as a testament to American ingenuity. The Tobacco barn provides a rustic but elegant setting for your wedding reception. This 4000 square foot barn boast five grand crystal chandeliers and Edison bulb string lights hang in the barn to provide that special fairytale mood every bride wants on her wedding day. There is a cool bar area for the guys to hang out, as well as a deck on the back of the barn where guest can relax on handmade pallet furniture that overlooks a pond.
The Chapel barn is our plan “B” if Mother Nature decides not to cooperate with us on your wedding day. The 4000 square foot barn has natural wood floors, wooden beams, a tin roof, Edison string lightening that enhances the natural beauty of the barn and a chandelier to add some elegance. With old church pews, an arch and many other natural features, you might want to get married here whatever the weather maybe.
Off the deck is the most unique feature at Burdoc Farms. With a nice patio area that provides additional space for your guest to hang out and relax, you will find the 150 year old fireplace that was found on the family farm back in the 50’s. What was once an old homestead, the handcut sandstone rock fireplace was all the remained of the home. The fireplace was dismantled then rebuilt at the barn for everyone to enjoy its rich history and testament to the early settlers of the area.
Keith Glen is the newest addition to Burdoc Farms. The venue is in the woods by a pond with a lighted fountain, surrounded by fields and forest. With a more modern look and feel you can still enjoy the natural beauty of Burdoc Farms because of the wall of glass that faces the pond and woods. Chandeliers, a copper bar top, natural wood farm tables and natural stone fireplace adds to the beauty of the building.
The Shepherd Family love sharing their family farm in a unique way and strive to provide you with a setting that is authentic and memorable with a dose of Americana…..
ALL EVENTS INCLUDE
Use of the grounds for your event, Use of both barns or Keith Glen, Use of the designated outdoor ceremony areas, Use of all vintage props which include:
· Church Pews
· Antique Doors
· Tree Stumps
· Bales of Hay
· Wooden Trunks
· Old Wood Spool
· Wash Tubs
· Claw Bathtub
· Whisky Barrels
· 15 Round Tables
· 2 Banquet Tables
· 125 White Wood Chairs
· 15 Long Wood Farm Tables-Keith Glen Building
· 150 Natural Wood Chairs-Keith Glen Building
· Benches & Pews on ceremony platform-Keith Glen Building
Bridal Suite for wedding party to use, Man Cave for Groom & Groomsmen to use.