Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Hidden Homestead Wedding and Event Venue along with Scott Skaggs Photography celebrated a ribbon cutting in Chalybeate last night.
The event was part of a series of events called "Chamber Chats" with the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce, which was hosted at the venue.
Although the venue has been steadily booked for a few years, the facility hopes to attract more local customers as most users are from out of town.
"I still talk to so many local people that don't even know we're here," said owner, Scott Skaggs. "Sixty-percent of our business comes from out-of-town and we'd like to change that. As you might imagine, so many weddings and events were cancelled last year, but we're looking at having our biggest year ever in 2021."
Skaggs says what makes their venue different from others in the region is that the facility is all inclusive, where customers have access to decorations, dressing rooms, bedrooms, a full kitchen, outdoor areas, and a large pond with a dock and fountain.
Chamber Director Greg Hudson said the Chamber Chats are just one of the many events that the local Chamber is currently promoting.
"These are great networking opportunities for our local businesses," he said. "I know of multiple businesses that have gained new customers just from these events. Tonight's ribbon cutting was an extra benefit of this event. We also want to thank Rafferty's, another Chamber member, for furnishing our meal hear tonight."
The property is located at 56 Chapel Center Lane, Smiths Grove, KY 42171 in the Chalybeate community. To book an event or to make an appointment to see the property, you can call 270-792-2598, or visit their Facebook Page here. You can also visit their website here.
To find out more about the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce, visit edmonsonchamber.com or call Greg Hudson at 270-991-3578.