Tuesday, August 20th a large group from the community gathered to show support at the county courthouse for local wedding venue, Sunnyside Farm Weddings and Events. Owners and operators of Sunnyside Farm, Troy and Randi Davies, began their business back in January 2018 and thought their paperwork was all in order. The Davies were recently notified that the paperwork was filed incorrectly and they would need to apply for a special use permit.
Tuesday’s meeting was a public hearing for neighbors and community members to voice their support and concerns about the venue before the Planning and Zoning commissioners. The board approved it without any conditions and will send a recommendation to the County Commissioners. The County Commissioners will then look at it and decide whether or not to approve the permit and if there will be any conditions placed on it. Randi Davies shared her thoughts on the meeting stating, “We are one step closer to getting the permit. We feel very supported by the people of Weiser. We feel super overwhelmed. There was so many kind things said. We were so thankful”. The Davies hope to hear from the county commissioners in the next couple of weeks.
Sunnyside Farm Wedding and Events had their first wedding in May of 2018 and the venue has blossomed since then. Sunnyside Farm offers a large garden area, an outdoor kitchen made out of an old grain silo, a covered pavilion, space for the wedding party to dress and a 40X80 barn that they just built this year. Sunnyside also offers all the bits and pieces a wedding could need such as, decor, chalk boards, props, linnins, tables, chairs and other furniture. Davies shared that their venue has brought a lot of business to the area stating, “It’s brought a ton of business. More than we could have imagined. It’s been a great thing to be a part of. I didn’t think people from Boise would want to come clear out to Weiser, but we are booking them every week. People from Boise, Pocatello, Colorado, it’s crazy. We give our clients list of all the vendors we recommend like caterers, florists, and bakers from here in town. We have been pleasantly surprised that they are booking our Weiser businesses for their weddings”. You can get more information on booking Sunnyside Farm Wedding and Events at their website http://www.sunnysidefarmandevents.com or contact them at 208-989-8191.
Photo Courtesy Randi Davies