Looking for that hidden gem destination wedding venue?
We were too and we found just the place in an unlikely place – Arizona’s East Valley!
For those of you looking for that perfect country setting… Schnepf Farms is a dream destination location!
Schnepf Farms is located in Queen Creek Arizona – one of the state’s hidden gems. With approximately 330 days of sunshine annually, natural recreational riches and a relaxed, rural lifestyle, Queen Creek is one of America’s best small towns.
Queen Creek is easily accessible; it is ten minutes from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and 45 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport. Yet this small town is an oasis in the East Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area, and maintains a small town hominess. You can ride a horse or hike into the mountains and across trails into the countryside. If a more relaxing time is your idea of fun, you can sit on the patio and view the San Tan and Goldmine Mountains to the south, and the Superstition Mountains to the northeast.
Designated an “Arizona Treasure” by Governor Janet Napolitano and the Arizona Office of Tourism in 2006, Schnepf Farms is one of Arizona’s largest Peach Grower and premier Agri-tourist farms…. and a special place where visitors have been enjoying themselves and making memories with their families for years.
So, it was no surprise that this well-loved destination became a venue for couples and their families to make wedding day memories, too.
The Farmhouse at Schnepf Farms
The charming country-rustic Farmhouse is one of three picture-perfect venues on Schnepf Farms. Built in the 50’s by Ray Schnepf, this 2,200 square foot home sits in the middle of the 300 acre farm, with a beautiful Peach Orchard as a backdrop.The rustic but elegant landscaping with lush green lawns, grapevine entwined gazebos, and large shade trees, adds to other unique features of this venue. The Farmhouse also has a beautiful bridal dressing suite, a groomsmen private room, beautiful locations for photographs, unique locations for rehearsal dinners (down the middle of a peach orchard), DJ dance floor, and NEW (July 2016) air conditioned grand ballroom with classic french doors, that can seat up to 150 guests in case of inclement weather.
The Big Red Barn
With renovations completed in 2014, the Big Red Barn is yet another great Schnepf Farms destination wedding venue. Once the ‘cold storage’ for the farm, where crops like potatoes were stored, the historic 7,000 square feet, fully insulated and air conditioned open space offers unlimited options for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and even parties, gatherings, proms, dances, and other group events.
The Meadow at Schnepf Farms
The Meadow is a hidden gem on the farm! The lush green meadow is tucked away within a world of its own in a forest of 25 year old pine trees. You would never know you are in the East Valley of Arizona, let alone on a farm! It is the perfect escape for an enchanted wedding.
In addition to weddings and private events, The Farms host festivals, tours, UPICK organic gardens, amusements rides, Country Store, Bakery, Farmstand cafe, Ice Skating and more, to keep the over 250-thousand people who visit the farm each year, entertained.
When thinking of a dream destination wedding, Schnepf Farms is one destination offering three uniquely different venues: Rustic, Barn, Farmhouse, Simple, Elegant, Enchanted, Meadow,
Schnepf Farms – a Premier destination for your special day!