The couple in search of a barn wedding venue in the United States seldom has trouble locating a barn.
As part of the American tradition, barns litter the country, covering patches of acreage from the East Coast to the West and everywhere in between.
They set up picturesquely in meadows and brightly in classic red as most imaginations picture.
However, many of these barns are merely for the cows, horses and chickens.
You need to find a venue that has transformed the truly rustic into something fit for a wedding.
A number of barn wedding venues cover the United States.
Just as you must consider a variety of factors when you look for a barn wedding venue, you must also exam the barns themselves.
We have come up with a list of some of the best barn wedding venues from sea to shining sea.
Lets have a look…
For the classic rustic wedding complete with a red barn, many couples host their wedding and reception at Bishop Farm.
Set up on 300 acres of land, the farm sits in Lisbon, New Hampshire.
Its proximity to major east coast airports and its location in the White Mountains make it an appealing destination for a barn wedding in New England.
The private location also boasts accommodations for guests including seven farmhouse rooms and 6 cottages.
For the bride looking for a historic wedding venue, the Bishop Farm barn hails from 1876, back when it merely housed cows and horses.
It was renovated and updated since that time to accommodate wedding guests.
The classic barn allows the couple to have a rustic wedding, but also an elegant one through adding certain opulent touches.
The Bishop family is one of the earliest settlers to Lisbon.
For the couple with an historical, barn agenda in Virginia, Ash Lawn-Highland House comes chalk full of history.
Set up in Charlottesville, Virginia, the estate served as the home to President and Mrs. Monroe from 1793 to 1826.
In keeping with the wedding tradition, their older daughter Eliza married on the estate.
Couples have since followed, appreciating the historic house and gardens for the ideal spot to tie the knot.
While the estate features several different locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions, it does boast a barn.
The barn measures 30’ by 70’ with a concrete floor.
In such a space, the couple can make their wedding decidedly more country or more grand and fitting of presidential tastes.
As part of the wedding deal, guests receive a tour of the historic Monroe home.
Backed by the Cascade Mountains, those looking for a barn wedding venue in Washington tend to somehow find Pine River Ranch at some point.
Sprawling across 22 acres, this wedding venue features fields, meadows, ponds, rivers and of course that barn reception location.
With ceremonies held on the lawn in front of the barn, guests can retreat into the grand dairy barn from 1944 for the reception.
Its dramatic arched barn beams make for prime photo opportunities.
Pine River Ranch sits just 15 minute from the Bavarian village of Leavenworth and just two hours from Seattle.
It also features a bed and breakfast with six rooms in case the happy couple wants to spend their first night as Mr. and Mrs. just beyond their reception.
The classic red barn look for a wedding reception is embodied at West Monitor Barn in Vermont.
Located in the Green Mountains, the venue surrounds in forests, woodlands, hills, fields and Vermont’s third tallest mountain, Camel’s Hump.
It positions just 20 minutes from downtown Burlington, yet it provides that escapism many look for in a barn wedding.
The barn itself was originally built in 1903.
It was restored using 40% of its original timber to create the character of a traditional dairy barn.
The interior is covered in beautiful posts and beams and has the ability to hold up to 200 people.
The barn ceiling is truly the limit in terms of what you can do to dress the barn up or down.
Some of its barn features include rough-hewn lumbar and carriage barn lamps.
In the not so romantically named town of Medusa in Upstate New York, the barn wedding seeker will find Full Moon Farm.
The property is home to a barn that has withstood the test of time.
Spared from a fire in 2007, the barn boasts foundations in 1790.
Peter Jaycox built it at that time for storing grain and overwintering animals.
Today, the Hudson Valley Catskills barn hosts its fair share of wedding receptions.
The barn also has sliding doors for the couple that wants an indoor and outdoor feel to their wedding.
California has a way of doing barn weddings with laid-back elegance.
Caballo Estate in Los Altos Hills claims this classic California barn wedding feel.
Around 11 acres, the venue can accommodate up to 600 guests.
Many couples choose the venue for its location with views of San Francisco Bay.
It is home to a 13,000 square foot barn, the perfect spot for either a reception or a wedding ceremony.
The state also contains another idyllic barn wedding venue, Santa Margarita Ranch.
The ideal setting for a rustic barn wedding perches just beyond San Luis Obispo in Central California.
Over 15,000 acres make up the grounds, specifically with vineyards, gardens and open fields.
Many brides want to get married in the historic and grand barn.
With the ability to hold up to 200 guests, the barn exudes rustic sophistication.
Santa Margarita Ranch carries foundations from 1769, making this wedding venue a true blending of history and scenery.
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