Thoughts from our guests…
From the moment we drove up the driveway at Rounton, we knew it was the perfect place for the wedding of our dreams. It is the most idyllic and serene location we found in our extensive search for a venue! No matter where you are on the farm the views are incredible and the ambiance was perfect for our casual (but rowdy) summertime reception! Rob and Ellen were so accommodating with all of our requests. They were humble hosts who were so easy to work with and gave us great suggestions through the whole process.
-Derek and Kelsey
"What a wonderful setting for the wedding reception! We couldn’t have been happier with the location
and the beauty of the farm. There was plenty of room for our rather large tent, parking for all of our guests, and the rolling pastoral view that served as a backdrop to the party was breathtaking. You were so easy to work with, offering very helpful suggestions, creative ideas and multiple sites on the farm for our daughter’s reception. Thank you, Rob and Ellen for being such accommodating and gracious hosts."
- Warren and Beth
"Rounton Farm was the only place I could imagine celebrating my marriage with family and friends.
It is the most peaceful, humble and gracious home I have known.
The trees and surrounding grounds, feel ancient. The flower and vegetable gardens are natural and tended with care. Honey bees and foxes are at home here. When you're at Rounton, you feel like you are part of Americas past... and present. You will create lifelong memories here that won't happen anywhere else."
"Rounton Farm was an ideal place for our family reunion of about 150 people.
A beautiful setting and plenty of room to wander down the pathway out into the fields. Ellen and Rob have great contacts. The tent we rented was ample with tables for family gatherings and for bonding with cousins from different branches of the family. We had a dance floor and had square dancing with a caller. Young and old enjoyed the pool and enjoyed a dip especially after a round of volleyball on the sand court a few yards from the pool. A photographer we contacted recorded the event with pictures that still evoke happy memories. Caterers, wine merchants, even a 1st class portable bathroom with sink, all were available from local contacts. Some people even went to some of the sights nearby: Montpelier, President Madison's home and to the Barboursville Winery and Ruins. The farm is a place of relaxed elegance. We are planning another reunion soon!"
"Young Life loves Rounton Farm! We have hosted numerous events for high school kids, their parents, and for college volunteer leaders at the farm. Depending on our needs, the Piteras are always able to find us the perfect spot for the event. In the summer, we have enjoyed parties and camp reunions by the pool and this past winter Rob carved out long tracks in the snow down one of the steepest hills for a fantastic night of sledding. Most frequently with the high school kids we get to enjoy the frisbee golf course. Playing frisbee golf allows you to experience the beauty of the farm setting to the fullest as it spans across a great deal of land. My favorite event of the year that we host at the farm is a dinner party for 9th grade students. We gather in the shade of the front lawn of the house to share a meal as the sun sets behind the huge trees. It is an intimate spot, just perfect for a dinner party.
Rounton Farm is beautiful and perfect for every event we come up with, and that's a whole bunch!"
- Mary Beth
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