What have we learned about weddings? They can be stressful, but don’t have to be. Hiring professionals make a difference. Having a coordinator is worth the money. Having an experienced officiant makes your ceremony all that it should be. A great wedding is one that reflects the couple not others. Things will go wrong (if humans are involved it’s inevitable) but at the end of the event all that matters is that the couple leaves as husband and wife. Our goal is to provide a beautiful backdrop as well as bring peace and joy to the wedding and event planning process.
Who are we? We are a fun and loving family who longed to live in the country and had a dream of creating a charming wedding venue. After years of searching and praying for the right property for our family, August of 2016 we finally made it to “the country.” We love having room to roam and are daily thankful for the blessings evident all around us. Stephen and I (Tricia) have been married 31 years and love being married. We are a team, and love working together and supporting each other as we journey through life. We have a desire to serve God and hope that through this opportunity we can shine His love on what is naturally a joyous occasion. On our gate to our personal entrance we call our home Agape Farm, because we have learned that Agape love is love that makes a difference, it is selfless love.
Why did we want a wedding venue? Well, over 15 years ago Stephen was ordained as a lay minister at our church in Austin and he began assisting the ministry by officiating weddings. A few years later, our nextdoor neighbor who owned a wedding venue in Round Rock asked him if he could help out one of her couples whose officiant bailed on them at the last minute. He said he would like to meet them first to make sure that they were comfortable with him officiating their marriage, and as the saying goes, the rest is history. He has now performed over 1000 weddings as one of Central Texas’ top officiants (I Do Ceremonies) and that means we have gained a whole lot of experience regarding weddings and wedding venues over the years. During the years Stephen was busy officiating weddings I was working with a travel agency who specialized in honeymoons and destination weddings and representing this company at bridal shows and venue open houses connecting us with even more vendors and insight into what is important to couples and what makes their day better. I became a certified wedding planner and we are happy to serve couples in this new way.
Clients of Silo and Oak first meet Trish as the venue manager, her kind manner puts all at ease. She has been a part of Silo and Oak since the beginning. It was only our 3rd wedding when she was here as a vendor and even then knew she would be back. Not only did she come back but she became part of the family, learning and experiencing all that goes into weddings. As Silo and Oak’s venue manager her knowledge and experience of the venue helps her when reviewing plans as well as guiding vendors as needed.