Read what people are saying about Pharsalia

Foxie, I want you to know that we were all knocked out by the beauty of your flowers!! Our British flower arrangers were thrilled and did a fabulous job of arranging them. Now that everyone is gone I am surrounded by your flowers and savoring them as long as they last... Melanie


Thank you so much for allowing me to take so many photos at your farm. The buildings, the landscape and the views are absolutely beautiful.  I couldn't have picked a prettier place to take my senior pictures. 

With thanks;"

- Grace

"Dear Pharsalia;

My husband Bob joins me in thanking you for your gracious hospitality last weekend at the wedding.  Sunday morning brunch following the wedding at your lovely place received rave reviews!


- Ann Louise Mann

“Dear Foxie and Richard;

WOW! What and EVENT! The wedding of the century! I don’t even have words. BUT let me say thank you for such a memorable, wonderful wedding. My heart is over flowing with joy, it was so wonderful. Your house and property are breathtaking. I’ve had so many people tell me it was the most beautiful venue they had ever seen - I agree. So special. Thank you for all the hard work you did to make it such an amazing day - it truly was amazing! So thankful. 

I look forward to seeing you soon. I hope! ”

— Beth Dixon

“We truly loved everything about our experience working with Pharsalia! Everyone kept saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and that couldn’t have happened without your help and the help of everyone else! We can’t thank you enough!!”

— Tracy


It was truly a privilege to celebrate Shanna and Rob’s wedding in such a beautifully kept, hospitable historic estate. All of the (more than 1200) fabulous photographs taken by Shanna’s friends , Stephanie and David Lyell, illustrate what a stunningly beautiful estate and grounds ....and view that you shared with us in this treasured day of our lives.

Thank you!

PS: We hope to visit again sometime. It is just too beautiful to never see it again.”

— Judy Hogberg

"June 20, 2018

Dear Foxie and all the fine folks at Pharsalia;

Another beautifully planned and executed event - so graceful. Ans, as always, the food was outstanding! Waiting for the cookbook! 

Thank you;"                                                                                                                                            - Pam



Thanks to you and your staff for such a wonderful day.  Just being in the landscape is enough to become overwhelmed with the beauty of the area, and then there's the class.  I enjoyed and learned so much. And what great company. Please pass the praises on to Maria and Candice for all their expertise. And let's not forget your daughter's delicious luncheon, Bread Pudding is a favorite.

I'll send a pic after I hang my beautiful wreath on the front door.

Thanks again for a great day,

Waiting for Peony Classes if not before.

Jackie Tiller

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We cannot find the words to properly thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day amazing. Pharsalia is a dream. You were so warm and made the planning fun. Countless people have told us how blown away they were by the setting and your whole team. We also love the cutting board, we use it nearly every day. Thank you for your part in making the day unforgettable. 

Many thanks;”

— Dabney and Ryan

“Hi Foxie!

I just wanted to send you a quick e-mail and tell you it was such a pleasure meeting you and that Pharsalia is an absolutely gorgeous venue! We were so honored to be able to photograph Caitlin + David’s wedding the other weekend and I was just in love with everything from the day! Your location itself, is beyond beautiful and there were so many locations that made it a photographer’s dream and if only I had all the time in the world, I would have photographed in so many different places:-) I was absolutely in love with everything and loved having the opportunity to photograph a wedding there!! 

I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet you and be a part of Caitlin + David’s special day! It truly must be a dream to get married at such a beautiful venue! 

Thank you so much again!!”                                                                                                                   - C

" June 20, 2018

Dear All;

We were so pleased with our lunch and visit to Pharsalia on June 2nd. Despite the rain, you ladies pulled off a memorable event - - from the delicious food so beautifully offered, to the lovely, decorated tables, to an enjoyable and informative tour of the home. And tomato plants as favors in the bargain!  As one lady said to me, "You-all really hit the jackpot on this stop". We couldn't agree more.  Thank you for all you did to make the American Boxwood Society's visit extra-special!

Warmly;"                                                                                                                                            - Adrienne


"Hi Foxie

It occured to me a couple of days ago that although I have told many of my friends what a wonderful experience it was to attend your Peony Workshop with Cathy, I had not told you!

We concluded on our ride home from lovely Pharsalia that the hours spent with you and your family and staff were truly magical.     As intended by you, I learned so much about peonies and flower arranging.  My favorite trick?  The use of  curly willow in a vase.    Brilliant!

And so I thank you for an enchanting time away from "normal" and for a perfect morning  (even the weather cooperated)

I look forward to seeing you at Nellysford."

- Jeanne Marie