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Why You Shouldn’t Cross a Barn Wedding Off Your List

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Rustic farmhouse weddings are what dreams are made of! They have an incredible aesthetic that you can lean into with chalkboard signs and mason jars or dress up with black ties and ball gown dresses. Either way, you and your guests will be guaranteed to take home some incredible memories.A farmhouse-themed wedding is not only incredibly timeless; the theme has endless possibilities that can appeal to any couple's personal style. From elegant candlelit weddings to classy outdoor cocktails, take your barn wedding to the next level.

Reasons To Have a Barn Wedding

Barn weddings are romantic fairy-tale settings that embrace simplicity and let you and your guests appreciate the little things in life. Family, the beauty of nature, togetherness, food—a luxurious barn wedding is a unique destination that everyone will cherish.

Think of the Possibilities

A barn wedding is a blank canvas for the wedding of your dreams. People from all walks of life are drawn to the beautiful possibilities of having a barn wedding.A barn is essentially a blank canvas for you to be able to create the perfect wedding ceremony. The walls and ceiling are neutral colors that will fit into any theme. Think candlelight dinners, hanging lanterns, or fairy lights to customize your ceremony for you.

Part of History

Having a barn wedding gives your ceremony a historical charm that is truly unique. Many barns have been around for a while - but with some new renovations - and the amazing energy they have can stand the test of time. In a way, they can represent what you want to build in your union, with strength, beauty, and timelessness.

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Refurbished Barns, the Perfect Farmhouse Ceremony

A barn that has been refurbished and upgraded creates a dreamy, spacious setting for a reception or ceremony. Imagine a traditional red barn house exterior that will be a beautiful setting for your group photos.Picture the inside: rustic hardwood floors that is perfect for dancing during the reception. Of course, there is electricity and temperature control as well. Create a whimsical look by stringing fairy lights or enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at the white tablecloth tables. There are plenty of opportunity for staging your wedding however you like. You can have a standing or seating reception, either indoors or outdoors. Also, you can have a complete catering kitchen in the barn.


Your barn wedding can take place in any weather, rain or shine! Bring together those you love under the gorgeous blue sky! A barn wedding can easily be held indoors or outdoors. If you want an outdoor wedding, then a barn set in the idyllic valleys of the Appalachian Mountains can’t be beaten. However, you can easily move the wedding inside the barn as well, for the best of both worlds! Your guests will feel relaxed and recharged after experiencing the gorgeous natural beauty of the South. While the main event will be your barn wedding, the other amenities and activities in the area will be appreciated as well.

Relaxed Vibes

There is so much fun and flexibility when you’re planning a barn wedding. You can play around with so many elements, and the down-to-earth aspect of it can help your wedding guests feel more at home. While weddings can have all types of atmospheres, the cozy feel and ambiance of a barn wedding will be both classy and homey. This is a great combination when bringing everyone’s families together for the first time.

Yard Games

The ample grass and farm available around the barn mean there is so much opportunity to play fun yard games. Many weddings focus on dancing and food, and this can be fun for many guests. However, some may feel left out because they aren’t comfortable dancing for any variety of reasons. Yard games give wedding guests another chance to mingle outdoors. Creating a spot for corn hole can allow for a friendly bride vs. groom round, for example. Guests of all ages, from children to grandparents, would all be able to participate in fun yard games. Other yard games include horseshoes or even a game of giant Jenga.

Wedding Music Themes

There are so many great playlist ideas for your barn wedding! Bluegrass staples or a live acoustic guitar player for dining music or the ceremony would give an authentic appeal to your barn wedding.

Cute Decorating Ideas

Rustic chic themes are welcome, as well as more traditional elements. Think fresh-picked table settings wrapped in twine, mason jar candles, or other crafty DIY decorations. Plaid tablecloths for the refreshments table would also be on-trend.

Your Barn Wedding

Pursell Farms offers an authentic, refurbished red barn for the Southern barn wedding of your dreams. The temperature-controlled area has electricity, running water, and three separate rooms to make for an amazing occasion.

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March 11, 2022

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