2018 Spotlight: Farm & Barn Edition Part III
∴ If you picture your wedding taking place in a natural, genuine and serene environment, consider a farm venue. There are lots to choose from nearby! However, each farm venue has its own unique features that appeal to different brides. Below are some more great farm and barn wedding venues.
Photo by Nieto Photography
Established in 1938, this 76-acre working farm in Bailey has plenty of history and some unique features brides will love. It’s easy to appreciate the beauty of the pond and surrounding trees, with much of the event space being outdoors. A 40’x 60’ white pole tent is included in package prices. The website mentions packages for up to 200 guests but invites inquiries for larger guest lists.
There’s a charming 1910 farmhouse, and wedding couples have access to a bridal suite and gentleman’s quarters from 9am-11pm. The caterer’s kitchen is also open during this timeframe. A light breakfast or snacks are provided by a personal chef to the bridal party.
The Roger Strickland Farm prides itself on being the first North Carolina wedding venue to join the Slow Weddings Network (SWN). The SWN is a “global network to connect vendors with each other as well as couples to create personal, unique and phenomenal events.” The farm makes the space available for longer periods than usual, so the bride and groom can be stress-free. For example, the farm is available from 9am-12am the day of the wedding and then 8am-12pm next day for clean-up.
Pictures of evening weddings at Starlight Meadow show the outdoor space between two barns lit up by the glow of rustic string lights. A fire pit and real vintage silos set the scene in the background. There is indoor event space with a dance floor from the Hotel Hershey. Tables, chairs, and white linens are also provided.
The Burlington, NC venue accommodates up to 300 guests and offers 3 ceremony spaces. One of the spaces is an intimate setting among trees with benches and a simple arch that can be decorated. Another space features a gazebo, which also can be decorated. Past wedding décor includes white fabric flowing gently from the gazebo. Happy couples report that this venue is ripe for gorgeous pictures.
The Pavilion at Carriage Farm sits very close to Raleigh and has a recently-built barn. This farm has some great modern amenities while still retaining rustic charm. The property boasts 112 acres of natural beauty and an event space called The Pavilion.
The Pavilion looks like a charming classic red barn of country dreams. The 10,000 square ft interior is warm, rustic wood with high ceilings, elegant chandeliers, and a stone fireplace. Up to 300 guests are accommodated.
Ceremonies take place in the picturesque rear garden of the Pavilion or next to a pond. The garden features a pergola surrounded by lovely blooms. The property is available for a 10-hour window and includes basic tables and chairs.
Calling all brides who LOVE flowers- this venue is a 22-acre flower farm! Not only are there are dazzling blooms growing in abundance, but the in-house florist offers stunning event designs. Ceremonies take place in the garden, which features an archway that can be turned into a floral masterpiece. There’s a dedicated bridal loft, which has been thoughtfully designed to be an ideal picture-taking space.
The barn exterior looks a bit Alpine and a bit modern farmhouse. It boasts a 3,200 square feet interior with a gorgeous vaulted ceiling. There is a covered veranda ideal for cocktail receptions. 200-250 people are accommodated. Reception dinners can include formal buffets or plated dinners.
The Barn of Chapel Hill also hosts rehearsal dinners and post-wedding Sunday brunches. Rehearsal dinners have included food truck rallies and classic BBQs. Sunday brunch happens on the patio, and afterwards guests can stroll through the fields and gardens.
∴ Each of these spots have their own distinct charm, especially for those who love the outdoors. Though featuring relaxed atmospheres, refined décor and elements can still set the tone for your special occasion. If you’re a lover of fairy tale forests and rustic farms, consider these locations for your dream wedding.