Meghann & Clayton recently got married at Black Prong Equestrian Village which is now one of Central Florida’s newest wedding venues. Out in Bronson, FL (west of Ocala neighboring Williston) Black Prong Equestrian Village is a vast property with onsite cabins so it feels like your own wedding getaway in every way possible.
Meghann & Clayton’s wedding was elegant & every detail thoroughly tended to by the incredible team at Black Prong. It was a wedding that can be described as a sophisticated and tasteful celebration all true to M & C’s beautiful western lifestyle.
The dress code was formal and attire such as boots and hats were encouraged, of course. The menu featured locally sourced ingredients and cuisine inspired by horse country. Overall, their wedding was a unique and stylish way to pay homage to a love of horses and the great outdoors.
Just to forewarn you, this blog post may be a little image heavy because they were an absolute DREAM to photograph.
The ceremony space was open & perfectly shaded in all the right spots. The trees didn’t block too much incase couples decided to do a sunset ceremony. Speaking of sunsets – we managed to capture these incredible shots. We had to work fast (thank goodness for a golf cart) but M & C were down for anything.
If all the stars aligned that day, I would believe it. After the ceremony, they got to sneak away from some alone time in a horse drawn carriage *sigh* talk about dreamy…
I think even Cinderella would be a bit envious of this ride. We met up a few minutes later to grab some bridal portraits out in one of the pastures & I must say there is not a bad spot on this property. These oaks & swaying moss just added to the ambiance of it all.
If you are wondering what I mean by Florida Horse Country; Florida Horse Country refers to the region in Florida, primarily in the northern and central part of the state, which is known for its thriving horse industry. This area is home to numerous breeding farms, equestrian centers, and racing facilities.
The lush green pastures and temperate climate of Florida make it an ideal location for raising horses, particularly thoroughbreds. The state has a long history of breeding and training horses for racing, and it has become one of the largest thoroughbred breeding centers in the world. The industry is estimated to be worth billions of dollars and employs thousands of people in the state.
Many of the horse farms in Florida are located in picturesque rural areas surrounded by rolling hills and forests; Black Prong Equestrian Village being one of these incredible sites. Visitors to these farms can often see foals playing in the fields, mares being tended to by their handlers, and stallions being exercised in training rings. In addition to breeding and training horses, many of these farms offer tours, horse shows, and other equestrian events. Black Prong now offers weddings & events & the the community couldn’t be happier.
In addition to the breeding and training facilities, Florida Horse Country is also home to several world-class racetracks, including Gulfstream Park, Calder Race Course, and Hialeah Park. These racetracks host some of the most prestigious horse races in the world, attracting spectators from around the globe.
Overall, Florida Horse Country is a vibrant and important part of the state’s economy and culture, and it continues to play a significant role in the world of equestrianism so no wonder Meghann & Clayton decided to celebrate their wedding fully immersed in their lifestyle at none other than Black Prong Equestrian Village.
Each cabin has stalls attached so you can bring your horses on a getaway to Black Prong also. M & C’s wedding opened my eyes to the beauty of Florida Horse Country. Black Prong Equestrian Village certainly knocked it out of the park with their facility. They really thought of everything.
I could talk for days on M & C’s wedding out at Black Prong. It was seriously the perfect day. The staff & vendor teams all worked tirelessly to make sure everything went smoothly. The ceremony site was transformed into an outdoor reception area so no one spot ever felt crowded. Cocktail hour was held on the wrap around porch & dinner was hosted inside with bar access. There was plenty of space for at least 200 people comfortably.
It was truly a one-of-a-kind experience, blending the beauty of horse country with the elegance of a sophisticated wedding celebration. I can’t wait to feature more of M & C and Black Prong on the blog. Keep your eyes peeled!
All the best,