For all our couples out there who are looking for something a little less formal than a hotel or country house venue, but would rather have something more substantial than a marquee or tipi, barn venues are becoming more and more popular. Usually a blank canvas, they can be a really flexible option for everything you are dreaming up.
Of course when we talk about barns for weddings there are so many different types that are like chalk and cheese. From barns that exclusively hold weddings and are set up as professional, slick venues to barns on a farm that usually house pigs or cows! Your choice will depend on how much work you want to take on before your wedding. A barn wedding venue will usually ensure a smooth ride and often you will have a dedicated planner or manager to help you arrange everything, but I do so love the labour of love that some of our couples take on turning the family cowshed into the wedding venue of their dreams!
Barn Wedding Venues
Here is some inspiration if you’re looking for your special day to take place in a venue which is all set up for weddings already.
As you can see, the world really is your oyster with a barn venue, whether you want to create a cosy atmosphere or light and breezy, once you have found the perfect venue, you can dress it to fit in with the look and feel of your special day.
Rustic DIY Barns
If you are lucky enough to have family or friends who live on a farm or an understanding local farmer, you might want to think about creating your own venue in a real life barn. I do so love these weddings where our lovely couples have gone back to basics, haven’t they done a wonderful job? Don’t forget that this can be a lot of work so do leave yourselves plenty of time! You will need to be mindful of the restrictions that come with working farms too if this is where you are choosing to hold your nuptials.
Barn Decoration Ideas
But how to decorate your dream barn venue? Well take a look at these magical and darn right beautiful images from real barn weddings we have featured here at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. Think glowing candlelight, bunting, twinkling festoons and fairy lights, lanterns, pom poms and florals galore. Make the most of stunning historical beams and heigh ceilings by draping them everywhere.
Are you planning a barn wedding? Have you found a venue that’s set up and ready to go or are you looking for some hard graft and straw removal before the day?! We’d love to hear all about your barn plans. Rachel x
Images 1. Through The Woods We Ran // Whimsical Barn Wedding in Australia 2. Tobiah Tayo Photography // Eclectic & Whimsical Foliage & Edison Lights Wedding 3. White Stag Wedding Photography // Beautiful & Rustic Fairy Lights Barn Wedding 4. Epic Love Photography // Amazing Natural Rustic & Hand Crafted Autumn Fairy Lights Wedding 5. Scuffins Photography // Pastel Easter Barn & Vintage China Filled Wedding 6. Sara Reeve // Stylish Floral Barn Wedding 7. Binky Nixon Photography // Colourful Happy Home Made Countryside Barn Wedding 8. Emily Hannah // Beautiful Woodland Glade Wedding