5 Reasons to Have a Barn Wedding

If you are dreaming or planning a wedding, choosing a venue is an exciting time but can easily become overwhelming with so many choices.  If you are on the fence, here are a few reasons why barns are so popular for weddings.

1. THE BARN IS A NEW PAGE

A barn’s interior is a new page full of versatility and the most transformative. The neutral tones make every inch of space usable. No hiding outdated carpeting or wallpaper. You get to change the space with colors and decor that will stand out against the rich textures of wood beams and show your personality. Get creative!  Barn’s give permission to be as elegant, as casual, as rustic, as lavish, or as customized and unique as you want it to be, anything goes.

2. GORGEOUS VIEWS

You will not find a barn in metropolitan cities. And you definitely will not find wildlife along the sidewalks. At a barn wedding there are gorgeous views in every direction of the countryside. If you have a spring wedding near the water, you may see goslings grow or watch them take flight to migrate in the fall. The abundance of trees and grass are a natural lush green playground. You can admire the soft glow of a panoramic sunset across acres and acres from the deck.

3. GUESTS WILL HAVE A GOOD TIME

Having a barn wedding shows your guests they will be welcomed with a relaxed vibe and room to breathe fresh air. There’s ample space to make use of the outdoors with a ceremony and games. The dress code of sport suits and cocktail dresses not required.  It is an escape from the daily life of hustle and bustle and focused on celebrating you.

4. LIMITLESS PHOTO OPS

Not only will you get the barn itself as a backdrop you will get nature’s jaw dropping landscape for your stunning wedding photos. The exterior of a barn standing tall is a magnificent backdrop for bridal party pictures from afar to see it in all its glory for years to come.  Traditional barns accentuate the details of a white wedding dress and the must have photo in front of the grand doors. There is no shortage of options when you can choose from acres of fields of green, wildflowers, mature trees, and water. You will be hard hard-pressed to pick a favorite.

5. THERE IS A STORY IN EVERY STEP

It is timeless and romantic to get married somewhere with so much history in its bones. The weathered areas are just as perfect as the new renovations. From the hand-hewn original exposed beams to the silo that once held grain and now holds a spiral staircase, your wedding becomes a piece of that history.

6. FAMILY OWNED

Barn venues are small business with a family behind it that is spending many days and weekends doing cleaning, landscaping, and maintaining the property. They have committed to the community with permits and insurance to host events. It is that personal family touch and care of the owners that can be relied on to know the property inside and out and what will make your wedding less stressful and more joyful. It takes a team of local vendors to do a wedding from photographer to catering.  They are often times also small business owners deeply invested in making your day smooth and special.