Ally is the one who will schedule your tour, answer your questions throughout the process, and she leads our team of Associate Coordinators. Her goal for the wedding venue is to create a beautiful and customizable space to have weddings and events to bring people together. We have a team of amazing coordinators, parking attendants, and additional staff who work tirelessly to pull together details and create seamless wedding days. 

We are a family owned wedding and event barn located just between Lexington and Winchester. The Gwinn’s purchased the farm in 2016 and their granddaughter, Ally, dreamed up creating a wedding barn with the most run down barn on the property. As the family got on board, her dad started renovating it and after a couple of years of weekend construction, they opened for business. 

Hawks Nest

a little bit about



I'm obsessed with creating seamless wedding days so you can truly enjoy every second of it. I got to be a Hawks Nest bride during our first season in 2019, and I can truly say my wedding day was my favorite day ever. I hope you will too! 

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maternity leave notice:

Ally is currently on maternity leave as her and her husband Brice welcome their first baby. Emma is covering emails, texts,  calls, and tours, so don't worry - you don't have to wait around to move forward with Hawks Nest! 

Coordination Team

Emma, ally, and Shelbie

There's an amazing team of coordinators with Hawks Nest Weddings. Our team comes alongside you as you plan your wedding and executes day-of tasks, which includes a lot of decorating, schedule keeping, vendor management, and filling in gaps however we can! Coordination is included in the Something Blue package and available as an add-on service to Tie The Knot venue rentals. 

We hope and pray that your wedding day is a beautiful reflection of the rest of your life, and a day you look back on as your favorite day. 

the best day


We care about how the details come together. There's so many unique ways to bring out personality and family history, and we cherish getting to style and design lovely weddings. 

Details that matter


We believe in making the wedding day (and planning process) as easy as possible so you can truly enjoy every moment. 



We love watching moments shared through out a wedding day - to when a bride first lays eyes on her ceremony design coming to life to a packed dance floor to end the night. 

genuine moments


We believe wedding days are holy days where a couple vows to love, honor, and cherish each other. It's our favorite part of the day, and the reason why we do this. We love beautiful weddings (a lot) but we really love beautiful marriages. 

what makes a Hawks Nest bride