South View Farm
By Shalese Higginbotham, POSH PR®
Just off I64 sits one of the most incredible wedding venues in our area. South View Farm, however, is far more than just a wedding venue. It is also the home of Adams International School, a Montessori school with an impressive resumé and even more impressive people at the helm.
Owner and Founder Tamra Adams has worked tirelessly over the past decade to create a beautiful, fun wedding space that also helps her students thrive. When you host your special day at South View Farm, you are dramatically decreasing the cost of tuition for the parents and children who love their school and excel here. In fact, rising AIS eighth graders Emma and Gavin (son of Richmond Weddings™ owners Amye and Scott Brunette) each scored 1230 on the SAT placing the pair in the 99th percentile for their age group and in the 80th percentile overall. Talk about impressive!
“Our school is often described as a small school with a big heart,” Tamra says. “We teach students family-style, prioritizing their emotional and social needs. As seasoned practitioners, we are acutely aware that when children feel accepted, respected, and genuinely valued, they will challenge themselves academically and rise to the occasion.”
South View Farm is perfect for the couple who is unpretentious, full of creativity, and ready to celebrate their marriage. The laid-back atmosphere allows couples to truly make their wedding day their own. “We offer a lot of choices and give you the freedom of creativity to set the stage the way you see fit,” Tamra says.
When you choose South View Farm for your wedding, you have the option of using the classic Virginia Barn, a spacious red barn with grand doors and romantic string lights, for your indoor ceremony and/or reception. You can also choose to host your big day outdoors with an open ceremony and a reception on the large patio with a tent. Plus, with 131 acres of stunning property, there is no shortage of portrait locations for the dreamiest photos!
The Little Red Schoolhouse is also available to rent for your wedding weekend. “Usually this is where the groom and his friends hang out before the wedding, playing cards and keeping busy,” Tamra says.
What we love most about South View Farm are all the accommodations available. With a total of thirteen bedrooms in two separate homes on the property, your wedding weekend can truly be a family affair! The Manor House boasts ten bedrooms while the Classic Cottage has three bedrooms and a cozy den where your closest family and friends can stay with you all weekend long.
“We brought in award-winning interior designers, Kelly Gentry and Alison Raines, to make the Cottage and the Manor House incredibly special,” Tamra says. “Every space on this property has a story.” In fact, all of Tamra’s twelve children grew up in the Manor House, and there are little nods to each of them throughout. For additional accommodations, Short Pump and its many hotels and rehearsal dinner spots are just twelve minutes away!
When you’re at South View Farm, you can feel the love, gratitude, and attention to detail that Tamra and her team have put into this space and the school. ““If the pandemic is teaching us anything, it’s to pay attention to what matters most,” Tamra says. Here, on this unique property, what matters most is your marriage, your family, and the children you help just by celebrating here!
To learn more about South View Farm and Adams International School, please visit http://www.southviewfarmva.com or call 804-784-0141.