Converted barns have become an increasingly popular choice for a wedding venue in the recent years. They have been transformed from unrefined, agricultural buildings into magnificent, romantic wedding venues. With their tall ceilings and characterful beams it is no wonder so many brides are choosing them for their big day.
Whilst rustic styling is the most obvious choice for a barn wedding, this unique venue lends itself to a range of different themes to suit each individual couple and their vision for their wedding. Barns also come in various shapes and sizes, so whether you want an intimate and cosy, countryside wedding or a grand, contemporary vintage style affair, there will be a barn venue to fit.
We take a look at some of our favorite venues and themes to help you plan your perfect barn wedding!
Have a Rustic Barn Wedding at River Cottage
For a couple that want an intimate, down to earth wedding in a beautiful, natural countryside location, River Cottage HQ is the perfect place! Recently licensed for legal ceremonies, this rustic venue and barn in the Devon hills can cater for both the ceremony and reception and are renowned for their exceptional, mouthwatering catering. Based on a 65 acre organic farm, you and your guests have the freedom to enjoy the entire freehold at your leisure.
A rustic theme lends itself perfectly to River Cottage’s naturally beautiful, laid back and organic surroundings. Fill mismatch jars with fresh wild flowers and herbs, serve homemade lemonade and line your table with a burlap and lace runner.
Have a Contemporary Vintage Barn Wedding at White Dove Barns
Suffolk Wedding’s elegant, grade two listed barn has been beautifully styled by a London interior designer, offering a chic and contemporary venue. Its white walls and crystal chandeliers perfectly complement the lovingly restored Elizabethan beams and the large windows which allow light to flood in. White Dove Barns can hold up to 120 guests for your ceremony and reception and prides itself on offering the freedom to create your day exactly as you wish.
With White Dove Barn’s white washed walls and chandeliers, a slightly more formal and glam theme suits this venue. Contemporary vintage styling works in unison with the old and new elements of the barn and offers a feminine and sophisticated feel. Fill your tables with pretty flowers and ornate candle holders and treat your guests to cute, chic vintage inspired favors.
Have a Bohemian Barn Wedding at Oak Tree of Peover
This stunning purpose built wedding barn in the heart of the Cheshire countryside offers couples a unique and contemporary venue for their nuptials. With its perfectly crafted oak beams and glass paneled walls this venue is versatile, elegant and timeless.
As soon as we saw the Oak Tree of Peover with is vine trimmed beams we envisaged a bohemian theme with hanging feather and flowers creating a magical and whimsical venue. You can style this eclectic theme to feel as informal or as glamorous as you wish.
Look to nature for your wedding inspiration. Whether it’s bucolic touches like woodcut or etched effect stationery, hand-woven flower arrangements or natural materials like linen, the rustic country theme is…
Lucy Leaper is our inspiration and bridalwear specialist! She has a degree in fashion design and 12 years experience in the fashion industry, including 3 and a half years as the manager of a bridal boutique. Lucy loves to hear every little detail about a bride's wedding plans and it is no surprise that the first thing she wants to know is what they're wearing!