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Talon Winery

Lexington , KY

LOCATION

7086 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40515 US

PHONE

859-273-6185

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Whitney
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Talon Winery was AMAZING! This location truly made our special day perfect. (plus it was heated, which was nice for our Christmas wedding). The team over at Talon Winery were so helpful and nice, I definitely recommend them for anyone planning a wedding!
Talon Winery was AMAZING! This location truly made our special day perfect. (plus it was heated, which was nice for our Read more...
Talon Winery was AMAZING! This location truly made our special day perfect. (plus it was heated, which was nice for our Christmas wedding). The team over at Talon Winery were so helpful and nice, I definitely recommend them for anyone planning a wedding! Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We were married in November, so we needed an inside wedding. When we visited the barn, we were blown away. It was so large, and so pretty inside.. that we knew we wanted our special day to be held there. It really wasn't fair for the rest of the venues that we looked at.

The koi-pond bridge is what won us over from the start. Imagining the bride walking across, taking her fathers arm, and being escorted down the aisle... it was a dream.

Paige worked with us from the start to the end, she worked hard to make sure we could reserve our dream day. She stayed in communication with us through-out the entire process. The several times that we showed up to Talon, she was always willing to let us in the barn and show us around again. It was the beauty of the barn, and the feel of the winery... that got us to choose Talon. But it was Paige that got us to commit to it.

Paige is a professional, she really knows what she is doing, and will work with you on every issue.

The day before the wedding, we called Paige and asked if we could set up early. It was a blessing that no one booked the day, so the barn was ours for free on Friday. We had an early wedding on Saturday, so having everything set up on Friday was a big big bonus.

On the day of the wedding, we were able to relax and enjoy the event. The bartenders that Talon provided were kind and professional. We felt secure and in good hands from the start... and that feeling lasted through our special day.

In the end, I would recommend Talon to anyone that's planning their wedding. Ask for Paige and let her take care of you, like she did for us... and you'll have nothing to worry about.
We were married in November, so we needed an inside wedding. When we visited the barn, we were blown away. It was so Read more...
We were married in November, so we needed an inside wedding. When we visited the barn, we were blown away. It was so large, and so pretty inside.. that we knew we wanted our special day to be held there. It really wasn't fair for the rest of the venues that we looked at.

The koi-pond bridge is what won us over from the start. Imagining the bride walking across, taking her fathers arm, and being escorted down the aisle... it was a dream.

Paige worked with us from the start to the end, she worked hard to make sure we could reserve our dream day. She stayed in communication with us through-out the entire process. The several times that we showed up to Talon, she was always willing to let us in the barn and show us around again. It was the beauty of the barn, and the feel of the winery... that got us to choose Talon. But it was Paige that got us to commit to it.

Paige is a professional, she really knows what she is doing, and will work with you on every issue.

The day before the wedding, we called Paige and asked if we could set up early. It was a blessing that no one booked the day, so the barn was ours for free on Friday. We had an early wedding on Saturday, so having everything set up on Friday was a big big bonus.

On the day of the wedding, we were able to relax and enjoy the event. The bartenders that Talon provided were kind and professional. We felt secure and in good hands from the start... and that feeling lasted through our special day.

In the end, I would recommend Talon to anyone that's planning their wedding. Ask for Paige and let her take care of you, like she did for us... and you'll have nothing to worry about. Read less
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morgan
Wedding:
9/20/2014
3.2/5.0
We had our reception in the Barrel Barn. My bridesmaids and I got ready in the bridal suite above the tasting room and we did the majority of our pictures on the grounds and in the vineyard (we were blessed with picture perfect weather). When we first booked this venue, we worked with Sharon, but about halfway through our planning process, they hired Paige to take over the event coordination. I will say that Paige was much easier to work with.

You have to realize that the venue does not close to the general public on the day of, so you will have people milling around that day and you have to work around it. I was upset that they let people up on the second floor, which was supposed to be ours for the day to get ready. But it was towards the end, so NBD. Luckily, people were respectful of us and kept their distance--several people congratulated us, which was nice.

The big problem we had was with their bartenders and some last minute confusion about how we wanted our bar set up. We placed a large beer and wine order through them and decided that we would rather do sangria than wine by the glass to make it go further and hopefully save money. I was under the impression that their bartenders could mix the sangria for us as long as we had the fruit sliced up already (they can't handle food) but the morning of was informed that they couldn't mix for us. We recruited some friends to leave the ceremony early to come and mix for us, but when they got there, the bartenders had actually done it--and made the WRONG recipe so we ended up having to order twice as much wine because we ran out within the first hour of our reception. That really frustrated me and I wish there had been better communication with them.

Yes, its expensive and you don't get a whole lot for your money, but I would argue there is not a winery in the area more beautiful or as well set up for a wedding. I was happy with the service we received minus a few glitches. Overall, a good experience.
We had our reception in the Barrel Barn. My bridesmaids and I got ready in the bridal suite above the tasting room and we Read more...
We had our reception in the Barrel Barn. My bridesmaids and I got ready in the bridal suite above the tasting room and we did the majority of our pictures on the grounds and in the vineyard (we were blessed with picture perfect weather). When we first booked this venue, we worked with Sharon, but about halfway through our planning process, they hired Paige to take over the event coordination. I will say that Paige was much easier to work with.

You have to realize that the venue does not close to the general public on the day of, so you will have people milling around that day and you have to work around it. I was upset that they let people up on the second floor, which was supposed to be ours for the day to get ready. But it was towards the end, so NBD. Luckily, people were respectful of us and kept their distance--several people congratulated us, which was nice.

The big problem we had was with their bartenders and some last minute confusion about how we wanted our bar set up. We placed a large beer and wine order through them and decided that we would rather do sangria than wine by the glass to make it go further and hopefully save money. I was under the impression that their bartenders could mix the sangria for us as long as we had the fruit sliced up already (they can't handle food) but the morning of was informed that they couldn't mix for us. We recruited some friends to leave the ceremony early to come and mix for us, but when they got there, the bartenders had actually done it--and made the WRONG recipe so we ended up having to order twice as much wine because we ran out within the first hour of our reception. That really frustrated me and I wish there had been better communication with them.

Yes, its expensive and you don't get a whole lot for your money, but I would argue there is not a winery in the area more beautiful or as well set up for a wedding. I was happy with the service we received minus a few glitches. Overall, a good experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.8/5.0
When planning my wedding we were on a budget anticipating 300 guest so we chose a Sunday wedding. First Sunday in Nov... Half price!!! At $1800 plus a cleaning fee of $350 I expected a lot better. The barn is gorgeous the vines were still pretty but the day of my wedding my parents had to sweep and mop the floors before we could set anything up. I was furious but no one was available.... Answering machine said to call mon-fri 8am-5pm. I rented a space on Sunday I expected service on Sunday!!! At no point did more then 1 staff person show up that morning to help clean. Then that afternoon when service staff I hired independently showed up to finish beverage and be avalible to bus tables after dinner Talon staff sent them home said that they were not needed. Talon had 2 people who sat at a bar and handed out bottles beer. There staff DIDNOT service my guest tables they did not help clean they just sat in the corner. So at the end of my wedding my parents again had to wash dishes because Talon sent my hired staff away. I will never recommend this venue to any bride. I had a beutiful wedding and fabulous pictures but at the cost of my closest friends and family cleaning all day and again all night. Take your money somewhere els you will at least be able to enjoy your family's company on the greatest celebration of your life.
When planning my wedding we were on a budget anticipating 300 guest so we chose a Sunday wedding. First Sunday in Nov... Read more...
When planning my wedding we were on a budget anticipating 300 guest so we chose a Sunday wedding. First Sunday in Nov... Half price!!! At $1800 plus a cleaning fee of $350 I expected a lot better. The barn is gorgeous the vines were still pretty but the day of my wedding my parents had to sweep and mop the floors before we could set anything up. I was furious but no one was available.... Answering machine said to call mon-fri 8am-5pm. I rented a space on Sunday I expected service on Sunday!!! At no point did more then 1 staff person show up that morning to help clean. Then that afternoon when service staff I hired independently showed up to finish beverage and be avalible to bus tables after dinner Talon staff sent them home said that they were not needed. Talon had 2 people who sat at a bar and handed out bottles beer. There staff DIDNOT service my guest tables they did not help clean they just sat in the corner. So at the end of my wedding my parents again had to wash dishes because Talon sent my hired staff away. I will never recommend this venue to any bride. I had a beutiful wedding and fabulous pictures but at the cost of my closest friends and family cleaning all day and again all night. Take your money somewhere els you will at least be able to enjoy your family's company on the greatest celebration of your life. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I was married at Talon Winery at their Shelbyville location on Sept 7th. I just want to Thank them for all they have done in helping me prepare, working with me, as well as my friend who owns All About You Celebrations, in working out the details, to make my Wedding a Beautiful one.
Special Thanks to Miranda, who is their event planner, the staff who worked late that night, Lisa Raymond, who Talon Winery had brought in that same night to entertain their guests, and who worked with us, on my special day.
Talon Winery is a beautiful little nook located in Shelbyville Ky that many still do not know about, I am glad I had found this gem, and am planning on going back for a girl's night out, and to thank them in person.
if your looking for a place to just relax on the porch, or meet with friends, or hold an event, I highly recommend Talon Winery.
I was married at Talon Winery at their Shelbyville location on Sept 7th. I just want to Thank them for all they have done Read more...
I was married at Talon Winery at their Shelbyville location on Sept 7th. I just want to Thank them for all they have done in helping me prepare, working with me, as well as my friend who owns All About You Celebrations, in working out the details, to make my Wedding a Beautiful one.
Special Thanks to Miranda, who is their event planner, the staff who worked late that night, Lisa Raymond, who Talon Winery had brought in that same night to entertain their guests, and who worked with us, on my special day.
Talon Winery is a beautiful little nook located in Shelbyville Ky that many still do not know about, I am glad I had found this gem, and am planning on going back for a girl's night out, and to thank them in person.
if your looking for a place to just relax on the porch, or meet with friends, or hold an event, I highly recommend Talon Winery. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.2/5.0
Beautiful location - the atmosphere was perfect! Note that this is all you are paying for; the service is bad, the minimal amount of tables they do have are broken (which you have to setup) and we had to completely alter our menu to make it work with the warming kitchen that is smaller than the janitors closet. The location made for great pictures, but the overall experience was not great.
Beautiful location - the atmosphere was perfect! Note that this is all you are paying for; the service is bad, the minimal Read more...
Beautiful location - the atmosphere was perfect! Note that this is all you are paying for; the service is bad, the minimal amount of tables they do have are broken (which you have to setup) and we had to completely alter our menu to make it work with the warming kitchen that is smaller than the janitors closet. The location made for great pictures, but the overall experience was not great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Everything was beautiful. The barn was perfect for our wedding. We enjoyed inside and out. The staff was responsive and worked well with our ploanner. Perfect day!!
Everything was beautiful. The barn was perfect for our wedding. We enjoyed inside and out. The staff was responsive and Read more...
Everything was beautiful. The barn was perfect for our wedding. We enjoyed inside and out. The staff was responsive and worked well with our ploanner. Perfect day!! Read less
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Donnie
Wedding:
6/23/2012
3.6/5.0
Let me start by saying that Talon Winery is gorgeous. It has perfect scenery for an outdoor wedding. It is convenient in the fact that you can have a ceremony at a gazebo and a reception in a large venue (barn). Even the inside of the barn is very nice and can be decorated to any style / taste. The down sides are that it is very pricey. The staff is also very vague leading up to the event. The largest complaint was that it was a warm June day and the HVAC inside the large barn could not keep the place cool enough. Therefore, most people were uncomfortable. The other drawback is that they require you to clean up the property and be evacuated before midnight. What wedding party wants that responsibilty? As pricey as the rental is, this should be a service that should be included (in my opinion).
Let me start by saying that Talon Winery is gorgeous. It has perfect scenery for an outdoor wedding. It is convenient in Read more...
Let me start by saying that Talon Winery is gorgeous. It has perfect scenery for an outdoor wedding. It is convenient in the fact that you can have a ceremony at a gazebo and a reception in a large venue (barn). Even the inside of the barn is very nice and can be decorated to any style / taste. The down sides are that it is very pricey. The staff is also very vague leading up to the event. The largest complaint was that it was a warm June day and the HVAC inside the large barn could not keep the place cool enough. Therefore, most people were uncomfortable. The other drawback is that they require you to clean up the property and be evacuated before midnight. What wedding party wants that responsibilty? As pricey as the rental is, this should be a service that should be included (in my opinion). Read less
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unhappy bride
Wedding:
9/10/2011
0.1/5.0
Talon Winery is absolutely beautiful but turned what was suppose to be a perfect day into a nightmare. Like the other brides have stated he misguidance of their "wedding planner" is a total nightmare. I was promised a list of services in which they did not provide. I was told she would be there to help me and "know more about my day and the planning than even me by the time my wedding came". This was completely untrue and she was hard to reach after the first payment had been made. I found I was told anything to make me happy and make the sell. The owner I have unfortunately learned is not much more accomodating either. When I called to voice my complaints she told me I was a liar and deceitful. I will never be visiting there again.

Some of the major events: I requested a private small ceremony and found out they had scheduled a quarterly wine pick up the day of my wedding. They had invited "more guests than I wanted to know" and there was planned to be live music DURING MY WEDDING!! The picture of my husband seeing me the first time was completely ruined by strangers standing in the picture and gawking at me. The dressing room I was told I could have all day, was later told to me that I was only suppose to be there for 3 hours. The picnic tables I was told I could use and decorate, had strangers sitting at them when I arrived to decorate. People I did not know were everywhere for my "private, small" ceremony!! I purchased the required wine and placed it on hold to only later be called and asked to confirm my order because they had no idea what I had paid for. The list continues...

I can not recommend this venue to anyone!!! Completely dissatisfied and unhappy. Don't let your day and precious moments be ruined by strangers and a winery that cannot accommodate to brides.
Talon Winery is absolutely beautiful but turned what was suppose to be a perfect day into a nightmare. Like the other Read more...
Talon Winery is absolutely beautiful but turned what was suppose to be a perfect day into a nightmare. Like the other brides have stated he misguidance of their "wedding planner" is a total nightmare. I was promised a list of services in which they did not provide. I was told she would be there to help me and "know more about my day and the planning than even me by the time my wedding came". This was completely untrue and she was hard to reach after the first payment had been made. I found I was told anything to make me happy and make the sell. The owner I have unfortunately learned is not much more accomodating either. When I called to voice my complaints she told me I was a liar and deceitful. I will never be visiting there again.

Some of the major events: I requested a private small ceremony and found out they had scheduled a quarterly wine pick up the day of my wedding. They had invited "more guests than I wanted to know" and there was planned to be live music DURING MY WEDDING!! The picture of my husband seeing me the first time was completely ruined by strangers standing in the picture and gawking at me. The dressing room I was told I could have all day, was later told to me that I was only suppose to be there for 3 hours. The picnic tables I was told I could use and decorate, had strangers sitting at them when I arrived to decorate. People I did not know were everywhere for my "private, small" ceremony!! I purchased the required wine and placed it on hold to only later be called and asked to confirm my order because they had no idea what I had paid for. The list continues...

I can not recommend this venue to anyone!!! Completely dissatisfied and unhappy. Don't let your day and precious moments be ruined by strangers and a winery that cannot accommodate to brides. Read less
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silkmanc
Wedding:
8/1/2010
1.1/5.0
I agree with the other comments posted. This was my dream venue in terms of aesthetics, unfortunately it meant sacrificing my friends and family's time in decorating and tearing down the site. There is not much service provided, and no wedding coordinator. Also the events person was very unorganized missing appointments, and not remembering when/if I was coming, and losing many details that we had discussed previously.
I agree with the other comments posted. This was my dream venue in terms of aesthetics, unfortunately it meant sacrificing Read more...
I agree with the other comments posted. This was my dream venue in terms of aesthetics, unfortunately it meant sacrificing my friends and family's time in decorating and tearing down the site. There is not much service provided, and no wedding coordinator. Also the events person was very unorganized missing appointments, and not remembering when/if I was coming, and losing many details that we had discussed previously. Read less
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