Welcome to The Rural Society at Warwick Farm
The Rural Society at Warwick Farm serves as a wedding venue, bi-annual antique sale and bed & breakfast for guests to to indulge in the true heart of the rural Midwest. Hosted on a working farm in Mount Vernon, Ohio, owner Page Price and her team's unique style, from floral designs to cultivating the coziness of a weekend stay, makes The Rural Society a destination for an unforgettable experience.
About the Farm:
Warwick Farm is a working farm that was the family farm of Page Price’s husband, Greg. He and his twin brother grew up at the farm milking Brown Swiss dairy cows and helping to work the family crop ground. Page, a garden/floral designer and stylist, and Greg now a veterinarian, bought the family farm and began restoring it in 1998. Warwick Farm is made up of 40 acres of pasture ground that is home to a flock of over 75 head of sheep and a guard llama, Monty. The naturally-raised sheep are marketed to local farm-to-table restaurants and butchers. The farm is also home to a flock of heritage breed poultry including Welsummers, French Cuckoo and Copper Marans, Cochins and Ameraucanas that are all specifically bred for egg quality and color. The farm is also home to over thirteen cats and four dogs that were all rescues from Greg’s veterinary clinic. There are also a few peacocks and French Guinea hens that roam the grounds.
The pre-Civil War farmhouse and main barn were restored first and then work began on saving the other out buildings. The milk house was completely gutted and rehabbed to become a guest house with a full industrial kitchen, sitting, room, bath and large dormitory style, loft bedroom. A dilapidated mobile home once used for farm employees was removed and local Amish contractors built a small cottage in its place. Both are now available for overnight and weekend rental. The abandoned maple syrup house was converted to Page’s floral design studio and an outdoor entertainment space with an outdoor pizza oven. Two greenhouses were also added to extend the growing season for the large kitchen garden and numerous flower borders on the farm.
The farm was photographed by Country Living Magazine in 2011, after one of the editors discovered some posts of the farm on a design blog. This was also when Page and a group of creative friends decided that the farm would be the ideal location to host a curated antique and garden sale. So the first Rural Society Antique and Garden Sale was held. The sale is held the first Saturday in May and October each year and has become popular with many dealers, decorators and collectors across the state and beyond. The sale features over 25 dealers and a farm market showcasing local produce and products.
Weddings & More:
After the feature in Country Living and the first two sales, one of the Rural Society dealers thought that Warwick Farm would be the perfect place to host a romantic, farm wedding for her daughter, so The Rural Society at Warwick Farm Weddings was born. The farm has now become a desirable venue for outdoor weddings and other corporate and private events, able to host up to 350 people. The grounds and buildings are also available for photo and video shoots.
Styling and antique prop rental are available from Page’s collection of vintage furniture and decorator items. Unique farm-grown flowers are also available for events as well as floral and garden design by appointment.