The Potter Farm Events Venue sits on historic property developed in the late 1880s. It’s a step back into the blissful Southern Kentucky past, full of natural beauty and an ode to simpler times. Yet, even with its charm, our buildings and venue are renovated and feature modern necessities you’d expect from a wedding or event center. It is a one-of-a-kind experience for our guests.
Nearly 150 years in the making, Potter Farm gives our guest plenty of space to spread out, mix and mingle. All you have to do is glance at our gallery page to see that the property features groomed Kentucky bluegrass lawns, manicured landscapes, and towering trees.
Our main attraction is the two-story barn which can hold up to 400 guests. It’s perfect for dining, receptions, events, and dances. We also have a cute little cottage perfect for bridal parties to prepare for the big day.
Our ground and buildings are complimented by amenities that make the property unique, including a large patio connected to the barn, perfect for cocktail hour and bands. An outdoor fireplace and stand-up heaters for cooler nights. A large parking lot. Plenty of up-lighting to brighten up the mood. Dozens of photo spots, including a garden and fountain, white fences, and gorgeous sunsets. Plus much more!
Potter Farm was founded by John W. Potter (Son of Moses & Elinor Potter), who built the Potter Farm house in the 1880s. Beginning life for himself, he superintended a farm for one year and then began farming on his account. He was one of the most extensive landowners in Warren County and an enterprising and successful farmer. In addition to farming, he dealt extensively with horses and mules and, at one time, was one of the greatest traders of tobacco in this part of the state. He continued farming until 1884 when he retired from active life on the farm.
Mr. Potter’s Great Great Grandfather, Thomas Potter, immigrated to Kentucky in the late 1700’s.
Tonya and James Cohron own and manage the Potter Farm Events Venue.
Tonya fell in love with the house and venue the moment she saw it! After going through the venue and walking through the house, she called James and said, “please, please, I know this is where I need to be!!” So they bought it that night.
James is a hometown boy, born and raised in Bowling Green, and a Warren Central and WKU graduate! In addition, James has been a farmer in the area his entire life, so the history of such a farm-rich place is meaningful to them both.