Why So Many People Are Choosing Barns as Their Wedding Venue

Published November 19th, 2018 by Cold Creek Farm

If you're undecided on the venue for your upcoming wedding,there are lots of reasons to move a barn wedding to the top of your list.

Barn wedding venues have been steadily growing in popularity for several years. Many couples love the romantic yet laid-back setting and personal feel. Barn venues also boast stunning surroundings and lots of space for all your guests.

This trend for country weddings has also caught the imagination of celebrity couples.Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds shunned the city for a perfect countryside wedding. So, you know that rustic weddings must offer something truly special.

Read on to find out why so many people are choosing barns for their wedding venue and why you should too!

Idyllic Rural Setting

When you look back on your wedding day, it should feel like a beautiful dream. The location should provide you with an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. That's why the idyllic rural setting of a barn wedding is the perfect hidden haven for you and your guests.

Rustic weddings conjure up images of quaint nearby villages,friendly farm animals and sweeping fields as far as the eye can see. It's these kinds of details that give barn weddings their romantic charm.

And, focusing on appreciating the simple things, such as the beauty of nature, is a fitting symbol for beginning your life together as a married couple.

Plenty of Space

Not only do barn weddings offer incredible surroundings, but they also have plenty of space for everything and everyone.

Even if you have a never-ending guest list, barn venues can accommodate all your family, friends and more.Wedding barns also have enough parking space for all your guests too. So, there's no danger of getting a parking ticket mid-way through the ceremony!

And, with an abundance of space inside and outside, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the rural setting of your barn wedding. Swings and slides will keep the little ones entertained while the adults mingle. And, lawn games such as jumbo checkers and horseshoes are great ways to have fun outside.

Not to mention, there's plenty of room for exterior bars and appetizer carts. This means that your guests can socialize and enjoy the scenery at the same time. Also, if there are any guests who don't get on,a larger wedding venue means that there's less chance of them running into each other.

Everything in One Location

As well as plenty of space, barn wedding venues have everything you could need for the perfect wedding, all in one location.

This meansthere's no need to worry about the logistics of guests traveling from your ceremony to the reception. And, the best barn locations even include added details such as a bridal suite and a groom's den. This ensures that you and your partner have everything you need right there on site.

The planning stages will also be much easier as you can get a better feel of how everything will play out within the one venue. Plus, as everything is in the same place,you'll be more likely to stick to scheduled times for photos and speeches.

Lots of Potential for Decoration

From a planning perspective,a wedding barn is something of a blank canvas. As such, barns allow for limitless ways to decorate and personalize your nuptials.

The decor at hotels and other venues can sometimes dictate the style you have to follow.Otherwise, you might end up clashing colors or styles. But, thanks to the neutral color scheme and natural wooden features of wedding barns, you can let your imagination run wild.

Not to mention, the large open spaces and exposed beams found in barns are all great features to decorate. For example, you could go for a whimsical feel with fairy lights and delicate flowers, or keep things natural for a vintage, rustic theme.If you're passionate about design, you'll relish the opportunity to create your dream wedding in such an ideal location.

And, since DIY-decor really suits a rustic theme,a barn venue also allows you to embrace your love of crafts for some truly unique and personal decor. Slate chalkboards with handwritten signs, mason jar lanterns and homemade favors are all great touches. And, as an added bonus, you'll save a lot of money this way too.

Great Photo Opportunities

Sweeping scenery, personalized decor, and a dream location don't just mean you'll have a perfect wedding. These ingredients also ensure that your wedding photos will be amazing too!

Take your group shots outside with some impressive landscape backdrops and cinema-worthy natural beauty. Or, walk hand in hand with your partner for romantic couple photos in the countryside.

Photos of farm animals such as horses, donkeys, and chickens are perfect for showing the rural charm of your barn setting.And, outdoor games and activities make perfect photo opportunities. Plus, with lots of space in your barn venue, you might want to include a photo booth with props for funny, informal shots.

For interior shots with character,barn pictures capture the romance and warmth of your venue.While dreamy details, like wildflower bouquets and string lighting, will add an intimate feel to shots of you and your partner throughout the wedding.

Find Your Perfect Barn Wedding Venue

When you consider all the great advantages of holding a barn wedding, all other venues come up short.

After all, where else could you find such a perfect combination of laid-back glamour, romance, and rustic charm? Not to mention,the kind of scenic setting that wedding dreams are made of.

For more information or to schedule a tour at our incredible Cold Water Creek barn wedding venue, contact us today!

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