By Danielle French

Winter Weddings


ASK AMY: Can I have a wedding in the winter?

I often get emails from interested parties wanting to host an event or wedding here in the winter. The property is absolutely stunning this time of year, especially after a fresh snowfall when the snow glistens like glitter in the sun. The rolling hills get blanketed in white and the tips of the trees are all frosted, turning the farm into a winter wonderland. It really is the perfect backdrop for a winter wedding or occasion.

The problem is that the barn is not heated. In fact, in the depths of February it’s difficult to even get into the barn given the six foot snow drifts up against the door. Last year after a severe ice storm, we even had to chip our way into the barn with an axe!

Living in the countryside is often a double-edged sword. There is the beautiful romantic notion of sweeping vistas and stunning sunsets over the fields, and then there is the harsh reality of stoking the fires and getting buried under the snow. But hey, this is why we live here!

Ask Amy is a place for Amy to share answers to her most commonly asked questions, provide stories of life on the farm from a different perspective and give her the opportunity to share a little more about herself with you.

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Danielle French - Ash Naylor Photography

About Danielle

Looking for a simpler way of life for her four daughters and herself, Danielle moved from Toronto to this farm in the Bethany Hills of Southern Ontario, and over time together with her family and her partner Shawn, restored the barn, the iconic heritage silo and the land.

Danielle loves to create unique settings and menus for the many events she offers at South Pond Farms, such as authentic farm-to-table gatherings, bread-making workshops, culinary classes, and weddings. Danielle’s vision is to inspire others to share her vision of a traditional life and way of cooking and to feel the sense of history on this beautiful land.  

Danielle was also the host of a television series called Taste of the Country

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