“When you hear someone talking about a farm, the first thing you ask is ‘What do you grow?’ or that is what you are thinking. I’m a daughter of a farmer. The Bullard farm is growing families, friendships, and hope for families…it is just a little part of heaven in Snead, Ala.” These are thoughts from Tina Morton as she described the Bullard Farm and Pavilion.
After having a venue built for her concerts at their 100-acre farm on County Road 14 in Snead, requests began coming in for JoAnn Bullard to also make the venue available for weddings and other special events.
After much thought and discussion, she and husband Jerry Bullard decided to give it a try. Plans were developed and put into motion for additional upgrades to the venue and grounds.
The first wedding was held under the pavilion last fall.
Since that time, class reunions, family reunions, maternity photo sessions, and birthday parties are just a few of the other happenings that have taken place there.
One recent Facebook review of Bullard Farm and Pavilion said, “Picture perfect setting for any event. From weddings to birthday parties, to concerts, and everything in between.”
Bullard feels the same way. She said, “The country setting and peaceful atmosphere make it perfect for any event.”
Bullard admits that some days she just enjoys taking in all the beauty and watching the breathtaking sunsets that appear just beyond the 7-acre lake located next to the pavilion.
Displaying a picture perfect background for any event, the lake area features a lighted pier and fountain, as well as a waterfall spillway.
The open venue offers tables, chairs, a fully functional kitchen, and restroom area. A picturesque red barn can be seen in the distance, in addition to live geese, flowers, a rustic wagon, and a large cedar swing surrounding the pavilion.
Kathy Williams described the farm and venue by saying, “When I think of Bullard Farm and Pavilion, I think of simple yet elegant. Simple because of the country setting with the barn in the distance, elegant because of the tasteful care of the overall setting.”
As the demand for the open pavilion has increased, Bullard said there is also a need for an enclosed facility. Construction of an enclosed 80 x 60 barn venue will begin within days.
The enclosed building will face the lake and have a porch across the front. The building will have dressing rooms, restrooms, a stage area and a large event area. It will have a rustic décor.
Plans are to have it completed by fall.
Bullard Farm and Pavilion is located at 3019 County Highway 14 in Snead. For more information, call Bullard at 429- 2771 or visit the Facebook page, Bullard Farm and Pavilion.