It’s Spotlight Day! Where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding venues and vendors, and the stories behind their companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
When people ask “what do you do”, how do you answer?
We make wedding days an amazing experience. We work hard to ensure your wedding day is a stress free as possible and a day you will never forget for all good reasons.
What did you do before this?
I was a school teacher and school administrator for 21 years. Being organized and scheduled is a great asset in running a wedding venue. Plus compassion is always appreciated and needed on such an emotional and wonderful day.
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
We opened Dragonfly Farms FL at the end of 2018 and it has been such a great experience. Our couples have been a dream to work with and our vendors are next level.
We decided in 2017 we wanted to open a venue, so we found a barn and the renovations began.
What is your favorite thing about what you do? And what is your why?
We love seeing the couple right before they walk down the aisle knowing it was “all worth it”!
Our why is our couples happiness.
What motivates you to do this every day?
We are motivated by new beginnings and hope for the future. We care about our couple’s wedding day as much as they do and we work really hard to exceed their expectations.
What is the best compliment you have received from your clients?
When someone was a guest at a wedding here, or in a wedding at Dragonfly Farms FL, and they come back and book their wedding. That is the BEST!
Share the details of your most memorable event and why.
All events are have something special. We love Father-daughter choreographed dances or fun garter removals.
What fun fact would clients be surprised to learn about you?
Hummmm I can hula dance and I was a teacher and school administrator.
What gets you most excited about the wedding day?
Seeing someone’s best day ever come to life.
What’s your favorite wedding tradition?
Cake cutting – love it and cake too!
Father-daughter dance – they never get old and always make me cry!!
What’s your favorite wedding color combination?
White!! I love monochromatic weddings.
I also love Champagne as a color with greenery it’s timeless.
How do you spend your time away from work?
Fancy hotels!! Pretending to be rich and famous for a day or two.
How did you decide on the name of your company?
Ahhh – my favorite question. I had seen dragonflies before, plenty of them, just not this amount or this much variety of dragonflies in one place. As I mowed, I noticed the green ones, the blue ones, the magenta ones, the striped ones, the turquoise ones, and the red ones. The more I mowed, the more dragonflies I saw and the more I came to know about them.
A new beginning, some say, is what dragonflies exemplify. I didn’t quite realize the symbolism at this point or the new beginning that was in store. Others say dragonflies are your lost loved ones visiting you and at this time in my life I craved a visit from my loved ones and the dragonflies didn’t disappoint. They would show up and follow me as I mowed, darting around, levitating right in front of me. This went on for months and months. It became a game of sorts.
Then one day it happened…it was March 19th and I was doing my weekly task of mowing, it was a beautiful day, and I was several hours into my mowing when it happened. Many will call it coincidence or a fluke but not me, I call it a sign. So, as I was mowing I was thinking of my dad who had recently passed away, I thought of him often but this day in particular because it was his birthday. So, I mowed and thought, did we do the right thing? And grieved the loss of my dad, my sister, my grandmother.
As all the doubts came to the surface they were put to rest by one dragonfly. The dragonfly that had the courage to land the bill of my hat and just ride with me while I mowed. It wasn’t a quick ride either, it was seconds and seconds and seconds. After what seemed like minutes, the dragonfly simply flew away but what was left was a new realization that we were exactly where we were supposed to be. It was that day that Dragonfly Farms FL came to be.
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
We treat your event like it was our own event. We have guidelines that are in place to make sure your day runs smoothly. They are there to protect the couple and ensure an amazing day. We provide a well-curated vendors list to make planning easy. Once you are a Dragonfly couple you are family.
What types of events do you specialize in?
Weddings, vow renewals, elopements, and anniversary parties. We do any type of event.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
Kind!! We love kind couples, kind vendors, kind guests. It’s the golden rule and we believe in treating others how we want to be treated.
Why do couples hire you?
Because we are upfront, honest and fair. Our venue is a lot of bang for the buck. All climate-controlled inside and beautiful outside areas. Amazing photo opportunities.
What does your most popular package include? What is the price range for your packages?
Our Dragonfly package which is the venue for 10-12 hours, tables, chairs, linens, decor, dessert area, gifts area, signs, facility coordinator, and more
$18,000 – $24,000 is average. All the details are on the website under the pricing section.
What is the most unique service/product that you offer?
Champagne Truck for cocktail hour and popcorn cart for the exit.
What are the most common questions you get asked by brides/grooms?
Budget questions, vendor questions, and how to plan with less stress.
The best piece of advice for brides or grooms.
Select your venue. Once you know the where and the where everything else falls into place.
Tell us the 3 vendors that you enjoy working with and why.
Love working with Afton of Fern and Curl Designs – her passion for florals shows each and every time.
Love working with Liz Cowie Photography – make the couple feel so at ease. Very sweet and professional.
Love working with Honeysuckle Catering such simple, good food organized in an inviting way. The staff is fun and professional.
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
“Dragonfly Farms FL…What a BEAUTIFUL venue! And Brandy is a dream to work with. Very sweet, professional, and amazing at what she does. If you’re looking for a venue, look no further!” – Cyndi
“Dragonfly Farms is the most romantic, gorgeous, and lovely venue we viewed in Florida!!! Brandy, the owner, was beyond helpful and accommodating. We can’t wait to get married at this special place!!!” – Kaitlin
“Upscale barn venue, with A/C! Plenty of room to mingle with everyone and not be on top of one another with “sit down” dinner seating. Perfect for any private or corporate event. Separate bride’s room and groom’s room so everyone can be at the same location getting ready for the big event! Outside Pavilion is spacious and covered, Fountain area is beautiful, the grounds are immaculately kept. A real Class Act! Dragonfly Farms FL is a must-see.” – Dawn