How many of you caught our list of the Top 26 Coolest Wedding Venues in the US? The response to that feature was pret-ty overwhelming (in only the best of ways, of course!), so we thought we’d drill in a little on this topic of venues and share our picks for the Top 24 US Barn Venues for your Wedding!
The spots below each offer something incredibly unique and would make such a fun backdrop for a gorgeous barn wedding. You’ll find barns with a laid-back California feel, those with a totally classic east coast vibe, and barns exuding a whole lotta southern charm! Don’t see your fave barn venue on our list? Leave a comment below and let’s get the barn banter happening in full effect! Oh, and that barn above? Unfortunately it’s on a private farm but we just adore the styling from it (the barn is captured perfectly by none other than Jose Villa!), so thought we’d share to get your inspiration going!
1. Dos Pueblos Ranch in Santa Barbara, California
First up on our list is a longtime favorite of ours, Dos Pueblos Ranch in Santa Barbara. It takes the cake for its charming feel and we love the barn’s ability to perfectly transform to be as ideal a space for a rustic celebration as it is for an elegant and more formal affair. More brownie points for its proximately to the ocean!
2. Santa Margarita Ranch in San Luis Obispo, California
Traveling a bit further up the coast, you’ll find the gorgeous (and fun!) barn and property at Santa Margarita Ranch. This historical setting offers exclusive amenities and the freedom to roam all over the ranch to capture the best photos on your big day! We’re also obsessed with the fact that a real railroad track loops around the ranch headquarters, offering wide-open views of the surrounding meadows and mountains.
3. Cayucos Creek Barn in Cayucos, California
Described as ‘country coastal’, Cayucos Creek Barn is the perfect choice for couples wanting a day that’s relaxed with the perfect Cali vibe. Once a fully functional dairy barn, we love that it’s been preserved to its natural state without losing it’s beautiful, weathered charm.
4. Durham Ranch in St. Helena, California
Durham Ranch, a former cattle ranch now surrounded by vineyards, makes our list for many reasons, but the top being its gorgeous, more modern feel. With 33 foot tall ceilings and steel + glass roll up doors that open to the pool and beyond, this barn would make for the ultimate celebration location! Not only will this pretty property charm the socks off of your guests, but nearby St. Helena is one of the loveliest sectors of wine country, ensuring a fun weekend away will be had by all!
5. Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake, Washington
Nestled on 200 acres of stunning Washington farmland, the recently renovated and restored barn at Kelley Farm seriously defines the term rustic elegance. We LOVE that 300 hundred guests can fit comfortably within the barn’s historical walls for an unforgettable wedding. So perfect for a big guest list and an even bigger barnyard bash!
photos above thanks to Benj Haisch
6. The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Evergreen, Colorado
What’s so great about The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park is that it gives you both a quintessential Colorado vibe (hello, darling log-cabin architecture) with a touch of rural charm thrown in for good measure. Located in the foothills just west of Denver, this venue is as convenient as it is secluded. And there are views, views, views as far as the eye can see!
7. The Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin
Our next barn venue is called The Enchanted Barn, and let us be the ones to tell you: it lives up to its name! It’s been selected three times by Martha Stewart Weddings as one of Wisconsin’s best and we adore its woodsy location + ultra-dreamy feel. Their website says it best, Imagine rays of sunlight filtering through cracks of weathered barn board. For Wisconsin couples, we think this space is tops.
photos above thanks to Geneoh
8. Hidden Vineyard Barn in Berrien Springs, Michigan
Tying the knot in Michigan, but have yet to find the perfect venue? Hidden Vineyard Barn just might be exactly what you’ve been searching for! Situated on the grounds of a working farm in Southwestern Michigan, the barn’s scenic views, idyllic setting, and distinctive character have quickly launched the property to be one of area’s premier wedding locations. And with just a quick peek at the pretty this place has to offer, it’s not too difficult to see why!
9. The Blue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, Michigan
Since the owners of The Blue Dress Barn are both artist-designers, it’s no big surprise that this venue looks as perfect as it does! They’ve lovingly restored the historic dairy barn to feel both authentic and ideal for modern day weddings. With the ability to fit 280 guests under its vast, open-timber roof, we can’t think of a better place to host a fun + memorable Midwest celebration.
10. Montesino Ranch in Wimberley, Texas
We can all go ahead and be a little bit jealous of all the great barn options Texas couples have access to. But with that said, Montesino Ranch has a way of standing out from the pack…hence why we’ve included it on our list of the best! With its distinctive blend of rustic ranch architecture situated in a pocket of serene Hill Country landscape, this place has played backdrop to some of our favorite weddings to date. We can’t wait to see how future couples will make this property their own + host their big day on the ranch with style.
11. Stonover Farm in Lenox, Massachusetts
Stonover Farm looks like it’s straight out of storybook with its detailed, blue-trimmed hay-barn and lush, manicured grounds. As if the setting couldn’t sound sweeter, we’d like to point out the charming duck pond (!), greenhouse + grand country inn (perfect for guest accommodations for the big day). Since they only host a few weddings each year, availability is extremely limited, only adding to this place’s appeal. If you’re getting hitched in Massachusetts in 2016, reach out soon to secure your date!
photos above thanks to Elisabeth Millay
12. Moody Mountain Farm in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Just check out that sunset shot above, and it should be clear why Moody Mountain Farm in New Hampshire should be considered one of the best in the US! They reserve only one wedding per weekend so you can begin setting up on Thursday afternoon + can tackle your clean up on Sunday morning! Flexibility can be worth its weight in gold (LOTS less stress + more time to make the property perfect) so if you’re thinking of tying the knot in New England, we think this place is worthy of a look!
13. West Monitor Barn in Richmond, Vermont
If a classic red barn is what you picture for your wedding, be sure to consider Vermont’s West Monitor Barn. With stunning views of forests, fields + woodlands hills as far as the eye can see, your guests will feel transported to a tranquil place while celebrating with you on your big day! Our absolute favorite reason to rent the WMB is that all proceeds from the venue rental go towards funding Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) programs, which employ over 300 young people to work on high-priority conservation and education projects across the state of Vermont each year. Amazing, right?!
14. Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vermont
If you’re local to Vermont or thinking of planning a destination wedding there, look no further than Riverside Farm. Not only is the space stunning, but the exclusive amenities couldn’t be any better. Think farm-fresh food, lodging for your wedding guests, and fun activities available year round. Choose from several different barn + lodges for your festivities and get the full farm experience by exploring all this beautiful property has to offer.
15. Shadow Lawn in High Falls, New York
There’s just something about New York’s Hudson Valley that radiates tranquility and charisma. For all of you couples tying the knot in this region, we think you’ll want to add Shadow Lawn to your shortlist of venues to visit. Situated at the crest of the waterfalls in High Falls, New York, the setting couldn’t be lovelier or more ideal. The barn itself is a restored 19th-century structure which holds 120 guests – and we love that the property is available until midnight.
16. Long Ridge Farm in Shelbyville, Kentucky
With its characteristic barn feel (srlsy, when we close our eyes and think ‘barn’ the picture that pops into our head looks an awful lot like Long Ridge Farm), this pretty venue features more luxurious amenities than one may assume. There’s a great room with fireplaces at both ends, a state of the art kitchen, two bathrooms and two upstairs furnished bedrooms (perfect for the bride + her ‘maids to get dressed). Aside from those essential stats, we adore its sweet Kentucky vibe and the fact that it can easily play backdrop to weddings of so many different styles.
17. Pippin Hill Farm in Charlottesville, Virginia
Guys, it doesn’t get much sweeter than Pippin Hill Farm. This custom-built winery wedding venue, designed to capture the essential elements of successful entertaining, is set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain range – right outside of Charlottesville. Since it is a new build, the design of the barn-inspired structure draws upon historic agricultural architecture, yet is thoroughly modernized for executing seamless events.
photos above thanks to Josh Gruetzmacher Photography
18. Southall Eden in Franklin, Tennessee
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, Southall Eden is a stunning, exclusive private farm hosting just a handful of weddings each year. The property’s unique + recognizable red barn makes for the perfect ceremony backdrop and it’s the perfect place for portraits and line dancing into the night! Need a little more incentive to book? The farm’s owner, Shannon O’Kelley, is a styling genius, too, and is available for hire to help bring your dream wedding to life!
19. The Barn at Chestnut Springs in Sevierville, Tennessee
Situated just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Barn at Chestnut Springs is an ideal countryside location to celebrate your big day. The classic + weathered gray wood barn has been beautifully restored to feature vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, elegant chandeliers and stylish wall sconces. Perfect for couples looking for history + charm in a modern day atmosphere. Bonus points: stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains all around!
20. The Barn at High Point Farms in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Looking for an authentic barn setting in Tennessee? We’ve found it for you with The Barn at High Point Farms! The large rustic pole barn has been transformed into a magical wedding venue strewn with lights and draped with large white curtains. (Sign us up!) The vast property – already styled with bits of antiques and one-of-a-kind decor – is ready for your finishing touch to turn it into the space you’ve been dreaming of.
21. J & D Farms in Southside, Alabama
When we think of the quintessential southern barn wedding, a spot like J & D Farms comes to mind. A wedding at J & D means you are allowed access to the entire property – including the barn, the orchard, the gardens, pool terrace, carriage house backyard, and the carriage house itself! For a backdrop for celebration something as special as your wedding, we promise this Dutch-style barn, with its reclaimed plank flooring and charming tin roof, won’t disappoint!
22. The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch in Dardanelle, Arkansas
Dreaming of a southern barn wedding in Arkansas? Then check out The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch in Dardanelle! Drape the classic barn entrance with beautiful textiles and light your reception with a stunning collection of chandeliers, or go for a more modern, classic, or rustic look. This barn is your canvas and a stunner of a blank slate that can be transformed so many different ways. We love it!
23. The Wheeler House in Ball Ground, Georgia
We love the streamlined look of the barn at The Wheeler House, built in 2012 to complement the property’s existing historical home. The perfect place to make your own, enjoy the space + comforts of this new build – like its bridal suite AND wing for the groomsmen! – but still feel the charm of this sweet Georgia property.
photos by Happy Everything Co. and The Wheeler House
24. Sweet Meadow in Talapoosa, Georgia
Last, but certainly not least, we have the barn at Sweet Meadow, conveniently located an hour outside of Atlanta. This working family farm is surrounded by pastoral farmland with stunning lake + mountain views. The turn-of-the-century barn couldn’t be more charming + would be the perfect place to celebrate your Georgia wedding!
photos above thanks to Simply Sarah Photography
Was your favorite barn or wedding venue on our list? If not, be sure to share it with us in the comments! We hope our round up is helpful for you if you’re planning a barn wedding in the near future! And if you loved venue gawking, but a barn isn’t for you, check out our list of the Top 26 Coolest Wedding Venues in the US or find a location perfectly suited to your taste by taking a peek at the Venues in the GWS Wedding Artist Guide!
Happy planning, friends!