By Terry Meadows
With the plethora of wedding venues to choose from, a barn wedding might be just the setting you’ve been looking for. Virginia is renowned for its lush rolling hills and verdant fields of gently swaying grasses. Loudoun County has some of the most beautiful scenic barns that are the perfect setting for an elegant rustic wedding.
Many couples choose to have their wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue, especially if they can take advantage of sweeping views and picturesque ponds. At Zion Springs, as an all-inclusive wedding venue that features a beautiful barn, we want to share our picks for the best barn venues in Loudoun County, as it is helpful for our readers to be as knowledgeable as possible when reviewing their options. Although these venues are not truly all-inclusive, we chose them because of their beautiful settings and services offered.
Along with a short description of each property is a comparison chart for easy reference when comparing the venues that will help you narrow down your decision for your big day. The chart includes a breakdown of the major services used for a wedding, as well as the starting price for each venue.
1. Shadow Creek Wedding Venue
Rolling hills and horses grazing in the pastures surround the large barn, which is a bright and airy space featuring an elevated exposed beam ceiling and many windows. It has a covered patio attached to the barn. This venue appeals to couples looking for simple elegance. Be aware that pets are not allowed.
2. 48 Fields Farm
This cider house venue hosts barn weddings in a relaxed and authentic environment. Couples get ready in the Victorian farmhouse and move to the dual-level barn with bright natural light and rich woodwork. You can choose lower levels, or an elevator makes easy access to the upper level. If you have your heart set on your own wedding planner, bear in mind you are required to use their wedding coordinator at the venue.
3. Kalero Vineyard
This farm and vineyard has breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 1830s historic barn, with its stone and log structure, has gone under extensive restoration to become a gorgeous venue for a rustic-themed wedding. This venue is ideal for couples looking for an authentic rustic wedding.
4. The Oak Barn at Loyalty
Loyalty is a working farm with cows roaming the pastures and farm machinery adding to the authentic atmosphere of this Amish-built oak barn. Couples share the romance with gorgeous views of the Shenandoah Mountains. An illuminated patio is an ideal area to dance the night away. If you are looking for an authentic pastoral setting, this venue has what you need.
5. Harvest Barn at Stone Tower Winery
Stone Tower Winery offers two options in its dual-level barn, with the lower level of the barn lending itself to an indoor/outdoor celebration. The barn is light and airy, with views of the gorgeous vineyards. With its fields of vines and ponds, it offers beautiful settings for photographs. Bear in mind that there are multiple events as the venue is a winery too. Make sure their rental hours work with your schedule.
6. Riverside on the Potomac
As its name suggests, the river wraps around this venue giving it an advantage of stunning water views and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The stone and timber barn is the largest restored barn in Loudoun County. Clear plexiglass strips in the barn give the illusion of the original air spaces for ventilation while maintaining temperature control inside. Although the cocktail space is small, the views are wonderful.
Comparison of barn wedding venues
To help you get a better perspective of your choices, the table below gives you a quick glance at what each venue offers. Some state they are all-inclusive, but bear in mind that they don’t include services such as table settings, photographer, DJ, etc.
Which barn wedding venue is the best for you?
You have been wondering which barn wedding venue is best for you, and you have a wealth of gorgeous choices in Northern Virginia. Whether it is simple, rustic, or elegant that appeals to you, we want you to compare what the best venues have to offer. So what is your next step?
We always encourage our prospective clients to choose three to four venues to compare and then schedule a visit to help you envision your dream wedding, as it helps give you a good perspective on what will work for you.
Knowing what you want to spend for your wedding helps you determine what best fits your budget. Take careful notes of what is included in your booking and any restrictions the venue might have in place, especially with regard to vendors. If you are thinking of an off-season wedding, pay attention to how the venue handles inclement weather.
You may have noticed that we didn’t include ourselves on this list. We thought it would be biased and not let you make an independent decision. If these options don’t fit your needs, consider Zion Springs, as it is the only truly all-inclusive venue in Virginia where we include all of the above checklist items in our packages.
Contact our wedding experience expert for more information.