- Wedding: July 2014 - Barn
We did end up booking the barn. Talked to the owner and he was quite flexible with things as long as it didn’t bother the neighbors. Also thinking about doing a bonfire at the end of the night after dancing!
@MrsRevolutionize: Oh that’s going to be very pretty too!! It’s definitely hard finding the barns around Winnipeg. I got lucky and posted an ad on kijiji and had one girl message me all the info for the Red Barn. The other ones I found after TONS of googling!
@chanellhelen: Okay so our venue is the Red Barn which is about 45 mins outside of Winnipeg from the Transcona area. It’s just past Steinbach. Honestly not bad of a drive and the fact that both the ceremony and reception are there, totally fine for guests! Here’s some of the pictures:
The pictures really don’t do it justice! This is the upstairs loft where you have the option to have all the lights on or either the starry lights or chandeliars on. Super pretty! It can hold 250 for a sit down dinner (not including dance floor, he says if your wedding is that big then the dance could be downstairs). We’re having 100 people so will do both the dinner and dance up here.
This is the main floor. We are having our cocktail hour here. That big white garage door opens up to outside by the gazebo. He recently set up two huge barrels with gorgeous white flowers on them to have on each side of the entrance. This is the one spot thats slightly an eyesore due to those bars but I don’t care as it’s only for an hour and I don’t plan to have the entire cocktail hour in here, some outside for cornhole and he has a patio set to put out as well.
This is the gazebo. It was rainy the day we went. But it’s super nice!!! You can see the view behind it, absolutely stunning I love it! He’s also just built a second gazebo. That one is more square shaped and the posts are being covered with growing vines right now. The last time I was there about 2 months ago, the vines were halfway up the posts already. So they’ll definitely be up to the roof by our wedding!
The washrooms. He’s added another set of two bathrooms. They are very modern with an actual toliet in them and very clean! It’s just outside of the entrance to the barn.
He has another room for the caterers. He has a “kitchen” room with 2 fridges, a freezer, microwave, oven, cupboards and etc. He has a separate building that can be used as an indoor ceremony as well. There’s the option to camp there that night if you wanted to offer that to your guests. He has a bonfire pit. Honestly, every time I go he invests in high quality stuff thats going to benefit your wedding. The reason I’m explaining so much is because when I first went, I was shocked by the price and it put me off. I was absolutely in love with it and once I compared to other places I just said fuck it and put the deposit down. Totally worth it to me and like I said he’s always investing into it. He recently put up speakers in the gazebo, a powerpoint slide in the upstairs loft, and a new music decibel system (which isn’t a problem for us, as it’s still very loud!).
His name is Peter Wiebe and you can call him at 326-7873 or 326-6529.
A few other places you may possibly be interested in:
http://cloverdalefarm.ca/ This place is much cheaper but when I went to check it out, I was dissapointed by the surround area. Not so pretty to look at (such as their trailer parked close by to the open barn). Very pretty in pictures but in person, meh.
http://www.cielosgarden.com/ This place JUST opened about a month ago. VERY pretty from the pictures!! I actually just emailed them to see their prices as well, incase it’s cheaper!
Hope that all helps! If you have any other questions about my other vendors, feel free to ask! 🙂