Post # 1
I’ve never been to a rustic barn wedding but I know they are popular these days. How does it work? Is the barn abandoned and for how long? Is there an odor (i guess that’s my main question)? Do you have to clean out all the straw and stuff?
Sorry for the stupid questions. I’ve visited several barns over the years (there are a lot of historic sites where I live, protected land from the American Revolution, and much of it is farmland that we’d visit on school trips) and looking back it just seems like an odd place to have a wedding.
Post # 3
@Aquaria: I went to a barn wedding once but it was owned and used specifically for weddings and other formal events. It didn’t smell or anything but, I suppose that is because they clean it so well….It was very pretty and they used a ton of indoor lighting so the whole place glimmered! It was very spacious and warm (outside was bitter cold). If that was my style then I would definitely have a barn wedding!
-grew up in texas/arizona so I was also used to barns including my own barn and stable
Post # 4
No, they aren’t usually abandoned barns. They are usually used for events and kept up.
Post # 5
One of my best friends is a wedding designer and part of her job has involved cleaning up barns that clients have chosen for their weddings. Like a PP stated, they are usually well kept and used for events anyway, but every now and then a client picks some obscure barn that needs to be cleaned up. She is so sick of this rustic trend, the last time I spoke to her she was actually in the middle of sweeping out a barn lol.
Post # 6
I just went to a barn wedding this past weekend. I’ll post some pictures for you!! It was a great wedding. THere was not weird “old barn smell”. The barn was kept up for the use of weddings. I think the only part that was “tough” for the family was having to do all the decorating. There was no help from the owners. They had to bring in everything. INcluding dishes, decor, flowers, booze, beer, wine. It was a TON of work, but it was a beautiful wedding.
Post # 7
They also had to bring in port-a-potties for us to use!!
Post # 8
I’m having a farm wedding (there’s a barn…but animals are using it) but are planning for tents. Hopefully we’ll get to snap a few pix with the sheep but I would most defintely not want to wear a beautiful wedding dress inside of a working barn. Or an abandoned one either! Most barn weddings are in spaces that have been renovated to accommodate events/parties.
Post # 11
Most venues are used only for social events.
We do have rancher firends who have thrown barn parties. They empty out the barn, pressure wash it from top to bottom with an antibacterial solution in hot water and decorate for the occasion. There is no residual smell.
Post # 12
I am having a barn wedding, the barn we are using is used for events already and they do all of the clean up and prep other than the decor.
There is no smell, the barns havent held animals for a long time, they built new barns for them and then cleaned these up for events (weddings particularily through the spring and summer and then pumpkin patch/ family stuff in the fall)
The only thing that I made sure of though, is that the neighbouring farms dont fertilize/ smell in june!!!
Post # 12
wer were looking for a venue and saw this picture and fell completely in love. Where is it!? What is it called?
Post # 13
posiek: This is a barn that has been made specifically for entertaining. Beautiful wedding!! It is in Henerson MN. Southern Minnesota area
Post # 14
posiek: Also, above the main area, there is a loft area above for more seating