ABOUT TWIN TAILS EVENT FARM
I am Karen Moxley Hineman, a Southern girl from deep in the south, raised in Fort Walton Beach, FL along the “Redneck Riviera.” I married a “Yankee” as my mother loved to say. I am blessed to have the best of both worlds, the North and the South, in my life and I love both equally! We have two family-owned restaurants. One is in Navarre Beach, FL and one is in Sewickley, PA. They are each operated by my daughter (FL) and son (PA). Recently, we added a third element to the family business by purchasing a beautiful farm in Pleasant Valley with plans to develop an acclaimed wedding and event venue ─ Twin Tails Event Farm.
The Deep Creek Lake area has a mysterious lure that has been undeniable in my life. I was introduced to it on vacation with husband’s family in the summer of 1998 and instantly fell in love. We have vacationed at Deep Creek Lake many times, bought and sold a lake home, and now here we are again! Our hearts always remained long after the vacation faded away, and we were just waiting for the right motivation to come along that would bring us back to Garrett County. We have many ties to the area: my son graduated from Southern High School, family and friends live here, and now we have found our “forever” home.
I am excited for our new adventure. Planning, organizing, and creating are as integral to me as breathing. I love to put on a show and I love design. My mind is always working with new ideas for creative masterpieces, whether it is with food or with design. To “marry” both of my loves into one concept is beyond expectation. The perfect opportunity at the perfect time, with so many years of experience, knowledge, and attention to detail, my goal is to develop the finest of wedding venues. Hence, Twin Tails Event Farm!
Q+A WITH TWIN TAILS EVENT FARM
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Time inspires me. We are each given a finite amount of time and there is no time to waste! “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” -Goethe
WHAT IS THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENT A COUPLE CAN GIVE YOU?
Trusting you with their wedding day. Oh…and a referral to friends and family!
NAME SOMETHING YOU AND YOUR CLIENTS SEEM TO HAVE IN COMMON.
A sense of tradition while expecting something out of the ordinary, something different that speaks to a time when life was simple and not fussy.
WHAT MADE YOUR FAVORITE CLIENT EVENT SO SPECIAL?
I have had many catering events in my years in the food industry, each one with their own challenges and each one unique. The events that stand out most in my mind have to be each of my brothers’ weddings, of which I was an integral part in the planning and execution. It is one thing to meet the expectations and satisfy a client, but quite another to exceed the expectation of your brothers and their new wives.
WHAT TOOL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
The men in my life! My husband, my son, and my twin brothers. I am not calling them a “tool” mind you, but they have been essential to the success of my endeavors. They afford me the latitude to express my creativity, are patient with my “attention to detail”, and always give me the prerogative to change my mind at the last minute.
WHAT IS THE TWIN TAILS EVENT FARM WEDDING?
A Twin Tails Event Farm wedding can be anything you want it to be, from a funky casual boot-scootin’ boogie hoedown…to a stylish, elegant country wedding. The beautiful 20+ acres of farmland lends itself to what ever you have dreamed…desired…envisioned for your special day. We do not set limitations on imagination at Twin Tails, we only fulfill expectations. Our motto: Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!
We are defining tradition with our full service venue. We offer picture perfect ceremony locations on the grounds by the pond, at a vintage reception location in our Traditional Bank Barn’s upper and lower levels, an alternative, intimate location in our Celebration Pavilion for inclement weather, and two distinct and separate buildings – The Sky Parlor and The Antique Bungalow – to accommodate pre-ceremony preparations. All aspects of each building have been carefully thought out to provide the utmost in comfort and convenience. The word “disappointed” is not in our vocabulary. They say the devil is in the details, we say the attention is to detail.
IF YOUR SERVICE WAS A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? WHY?
Champagne! The classic symbol of celebrations used to mark the most memorable of occasions.
WHY SHOULD A COUPLE MARRY IN THE DEEP CREEK AREA?
What is not to love? Beautiful scenery, rolling hills, farmland, fresh country air, and the lake! The Deep Creek Lake area is a four-season playground with a plethora of vacation rentals, lodging, and hotel accommodations sure to please everyone. It is an affordable destination location within driving distance of the large metropolitan areas. Spend your honeymoon on the lake. Stay for the weekend or for the week. Take a step back in time… unwind and unplug. Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy!