I love shooting rustic weddings, I mean who doesn’t. There’s something about the wood accents, warm earthy tones and sunsets in an open field that you just can’t get anywhere else. So it’s no surprise you’ve been on the hunt for that special barn wedding venue. Well you’ve come to the right place!! Here’s a list of the best 10 barn wedding venues around the Greater Toronto Area.
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Belcroft Estate & Event Centre
Photo Courtesy of Belcroft Estate & Event Centre
Belcroft Estate is an awesome all-in-one venue for a full wedding day. There’s the drive shed where the groom and his groomsmen can hang out and play pool together. You have the outdoor pavilion for when it comes time to exchanging yours vows and of course the century barn where all the fun begins. There’s even a fancy bridge over the pond which makes for beautiful first looks.
Highlights: 150 guest capacity, ample photo opportunities on the estate including the ponds, waterfalls and tree-lined laneway
Style: Rustic charm packed with character
The Bradford Barn
Photo Courtesy of The Bradford Barn
The Bradford Barn is in that category of classic country barn wedding venues. From lawn games to an outdoor bar and even a firepit for the nighttime star gazers – this venue has a genuine farm atmosphere. Right when you enter through the forested drive way you’re surrounded by farmer’s fields and open landscapes.
Highlights: 200 guest capacity, offer house band and DJ for entertainment, barn is specially outfitted for lighting and sound productions
Style: Classic country
Holland Marsh Wineries
Holland Marsh Wineries is like the modernized version of a barn wedding venue. It’s an open concept space with a second floor balcony that overlooks the beautiful vineyard outside and the dancefloor below. Take in the natural beauty of the 22-acre estate with a stroll along the pond or snuggle up beside the wood burning fireplace and enjoy some s’mores.
Highlights: 200 guest capacity, picturesque back drops around the property including a vineyard, rustic shack, gazebo, waterfall and carriage
Style: Rustic charm in a modern barn house
Photo Courtesy of Ivy Ridge
While it’s no surprise that most barn wedding venues carry a rustic ambiance, Ivy Ridge has something special that most don’t. After refurbishing and modernizing their heritage barn, it’s been transformed into the perfect mix of rustic and elegance. The barn’s vaulted ceilings, hand hewn beams and chandeliers that canopy the amber hued pine floors is something you have to see for yourself! But it isn’t just the barn that’s the main attraction. Their wooden ceremony gazebo, stoned wrap-around veranda and woodland terrace make this venue a great option for a full day’s event.
Highlights: 210 guest capacity, only 40 minutes north of the GTA, beautiful landscaped gardens and stone walkways
Style: Country estate with rustic elegance
Century Barn Weddings and Events
Photo Courtesy of Century Barn Weddings and Events
This is one of those barn wedding venues you’re sure to fall head over heels for. The original structure and design of the barn has been maintained for seven generations! Not to mention the gorgeous chandeliers, fairy lights and natural elements bring out the historic charm of the place. In addition, Century Barn’s ceremony garden and outdoor courtyard make it a flexible venue for an entire day’s event.
Highlights: 140 capacity, Furnished loft and lounge overlooking the main floor of barn, harvest tables, bridal suite
Style: Historic, vintage, rustic
Photo Courtesy of Farmhill Weddings
If you’re going the non-traditional route Farm Hill Weddings is one of those barn wedding venues that shouldn’t be overlooked. Designed with photography in mind, the space is owned by two wedding photographers! Step outside their modernized barn house and you’re greeted with gorgeous rolling hills that make for killer photos and wait for it… alpacas!
Highights: 250 capacity, lawn games, craft beer, food sourced locally to support farming community, alpacas – need I say more?!
Style: Modern and chic
South Pond Farms
Photo Courtesy of South Pond Farms
Imagine waking up in your bridal suit cottage on your wedding day and being surrounded by serene fields and gardens in the countryside. Sit back and relax as South Pond Farms make all the food onsite and everything is sourced locally and even grown on the farm! South Pond Farms is more than just a beautiful restored heritage barn, they’re also a full service venue with catering services, florals and décor services on site!
Highlights: 120 capacity, ceremony space equipped with log benches over looking the pond, lawn games, outdoor stone oven, cottage available for use
Style: Country, cottage, vintage
Photo Courtesy of Cambium Farms
If there was a dictionary definition of a rustic barn, Cambium Farm would be just that. This 1873 barn has kept all of its character when it was originally built. From its exposed beams and rafters to braces and posts, this space definitely takes you back in time. The property also has multiple buildings making it great for photo opportunities and they can also serve as areas for ceremony and cocktail receptions.
Highlights: 250 guest capacity, country-style bar, numerous buildings for use including the farmhouse, the byre (renovated cowshed) and the carriage house
Style: Historic, vintage, rustic
Dyment’s Glen Drummond Farm
Photo Courtesy of Dyment’s Glen Drummond Farm
For those of you who’ve been searching for barn wedding venues with beautiful views, this might be the place for you. Perched on a cliff, Dyment’s Glen Drummond Farm has stunning views overlooking Dundas valley and the city below. The property itself is very big sitting on 120 acres, so it’s no surprise their open courtyard with a firepit is a big attraction.
Highlights: 240 guest capacity, wagon rides for guests, bonfire courtyard, edison lighting inside the barn
Style: Classic country
Earth to Table Farm
Photo Courtesy of Earth to Table Farm
Picture a fully restored 1800’s barn outfitted with stylish chandeliers and harvest table furnishings that are reminiscent of a classic country setting and you get a beautiful mix of rustic and chic unlike any other barn wedding venue. Earth to Table Farm is situated on 97-acres of land with beautiful views – perfect for those sunset photos!
Highlights: 240 guest capacity, country style backdrop, cute Juliet balcony, bridal suite available
Style: Rustic and chic