Barn weddings are ideal for couples who love the outdoors life and want something a bit different to a standard function room. There is usually lots of space for entertainment and dancing and a light and airy feel due to the high roof and large doors that can be opened to let the sunshine in. Younger guests will love the atmosphere as it can be made less formal with hay bale seating draped with sheepskins, rustic and unusual accessories, lots of natural textures and even the chance to see an animal or two!
White linen always looks smart whatever the setting, but the vintage style of mismatched flatware, wildflower arrangements, branches, paper decorations and natural materials also works really well at a barn wedding. There may be opportunities for different sorts of photos around the setting and outbuildings, or in natural areas such as landscaped gardens, lakes, hedgerows and meadows.
Barn weddings seem to have an element of fun that can be missing at a more formal event as the setting naturally lends itself to marquees, tents and tipis as well as outdoor games and different menu choices such as hog roasts, barbecues, ice cream vans and pizza ovens. Dress codes can be less formal if desired without looking out of place, but it has been known to have the stunning wedding gowns and tailored suits accessorized with willies and making a practical statement as well as a glamorous one!
Check how easy the access is when arranging a barn wedding in case you may need specialist transport for your guests in the case of bad weather and see if there is accommodation on site or nearby that can be booked if the barn is in a particularly remote or isolated location. There are barns up and down the country that cater for weddings – check out a couple of our favourites in Cheshire, Owen House Wedding Barn and Sandhole Oak Barn