9 Wonderful Barn Wedding Venues in the Philadelphia Area
Here’s where to get hitched with a hint of rustic charm.
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It’s hard to resist the rustic charm of barn wedding venues. The soaring wood ceilings, the beautiful stonework, the surrounding greenery … it all makes for an unforgettable celebration. Lucky for us, the Philadelphia area has a host of wonderful barn wedding venues to choose from, each with their own unique history and modern appeal. Read on for a few of our favorites.
Renovated in 2018, this modern farmhouse venue and hotel offers an upscale twist on the rustic-glam aesthetic. Both the 61,000-square-foot grand ballroom (capacity: 350) and 3,000-square-foot silos ballroom (capacity: 160) feature vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden beams, while more intimate celebrations are held in the Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant (capacity: 78). With additional spaces for everything from your ceremony to the after-party as well as on-site floral, event design, photography and pastry studios, Normandy Farm is fully equipped to provide for all of your wedding-weekend needs. 1401 Morris Road.
This highly anticipated URBN venue on the Main Line includes a lush garden for ceremonies, a dreamy 150-person reception space outfitted with reclaimed barn wood and cafe lights, an outdoor porch for cocktails, a well-appointed bridal suite, and, of course, portrait options galore at the adjacent Terrain store. Also on the property: Anthropologie & Co. as well as two separate eateries. Take our photo tour of Terrain Gardens here. 138 West Lancaster Avenue, #130.
Operated by Open Aire Affairs, this Bucks County wedding venue is a real-deal working farm set on 10 acres outside of New Hope. Say your vows out in the fresh air, pose for portraits with adorable farm animals (or on the equally adorable tree swing), then choose from a tented outdoor space or the charming wood-paneled barn for the reception. Either way, your closest friends and family can close out the night with a stay in the quaint on-property manor house and two guest cottages. Capacity: 50 to 250. 5358 York Road.
Ceremony and reception location options abound at this scenic property, which once served as a grist and sawmill plantation. Exchange vows underneath the pond arbor, surrounded by trees with a waterfall backdrop, or surrounded by roses in front of the pergola on the Garden Terrace. Come reception, choose from the tented Crowne Ballroom (capacity: 300), or go with one of several spaces in the Manor Barn (capacity: 175). Our favorite space? The Barn Loft, which boasts soaring ceilings, wood beams, rustic chandeliers, and a large retractable window for letting in the summer breeze. 120 Germany Hollow Road.
At Barn on Bridge, you’ll start your Big Day with hair and makeup in the Carriage House, then head to one of three options for the reception: the tented Upper Gardens, the floral-filled en plein air Lower Gardens, or the main event barn, which boasts original wood beams and stonework from 1773. (The structure was originally part of a dairy farm.) There, after cocktail hour in the two upstairs lofts, dinner and dancing for up to 200 takes place on the open ground floor. 385 Bridge Street.
Tucked away in the Brandywine Valley, the Inn at Grace Winery sits surrounded by vineyards and woods. The property houses an 18th century farmhouse (which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad and an infirmary during the Civil War), quaint cottages and rooms in the Manor House for guests staying overnight, a gorgeous wooden amphitheater for outdoor ceremonies, and a renovated 1750s barn that’s perfect for receptions. You’ll enjoy estate-made wine, Pennsylvania beer, and signature cocktails, but heads up: due to township ordinance, the bar must close by 9:30 p.m. 50 Sweetwater Road.
With multiple gardens and 650 acres of rolling meadows, Tyler Arboretum provides plenty of space for your dream wedding. Choose from the Magnolia Garden, Lilac Garden, Butterfly Garden, or The Old Arb for the ceremony. (The Arboretum features an extensive horticulture collection including magnolias, cherries, crabapples, hollies and lilacs, as well as 11 acres of rhododendrons and azaleas.) The real star of the show, though, is the Stone Bank barn. Jeffrey A. Miller Catering’s $1.5 million renovation of the three-story structure included reclaimed wood walls and stairs, fans and bistro lighting in the brand-new patio tenting, and event essentials like air conditioning and on-site restrooms. Maximum capacity: 200. 515 Painter Road.
This South Jersey barn was originally built in the 1940s to process eggs distributed by the Rodes family poultry business. These days, it can hold up to 95 for a laid-back, casual affair. (Rodes Catering BBQ is a must!) Just know that while there is heating, there is no A.C. — which is why the barn closes down in July and August. 533 Kings Highway.
Picture this: after winding down a beautiful country drive lined with sycamore trees, your guests are greeted by friendly staff at a beautiful bronze-statue fountain. They watch you exchange vows in front of a romantic wrought-iron gazebo, stroll the manicured gardens (and pet miniature ponies!) during cocktail hour, then enjoy a locally-sourced dinner for up to 200 in the historic barn. (Tented outdoor celebrations for 300 are also a possibility.) When the celebrating comes to an end, you and your nearest and dearest spend the night in the historic manor house turned charming B&B, which was home to famed American playwright George S. Kaufman in the 1930s. Sounds just about perfect, right? 5281 York Road.