Considering a Barn Venue for your Wedding

Guest Blog by Durham Hill Farm, Barn Wedding Venue, Pipersville, PA

So you’re considering a barn wedding venue…

Barn weddings are very popular and for good reason. They provide a unique backdrop and eye-catching setting for both you and your guests to enjoy on wedding day. Restored old barns add charm and character and are far from cookie cutter. Additionally, most barns are found on farms that are surrounded by open space and/or picturesque backdrops that enable extraordinary photo opportunities.

Most barn wedding venues provide flexibility that allow you to add your own personal touches and make your wedding extra special. The possibilities are endless and it’s up to you decide how you want to design your wedding day. From traditional receptions with sit down meals to relaxed and free-flowing parties using food trucks, barn wedding venues can be as formal or as casual as you make them.

 

Durham Hill Farm - Barn Wedding Venue, Doylestown, PA
Durham Hill Farm - Barn Wedding Venue, Doylestown, PA

Creating a welcome sign using an old window, designing a seating chart display using vintage props, including personalized lawn games, or adding strings of Edison bulb lights between barn beams are just a few of many examples that can be done to customize your barn wedding. DIY projects are a fantastic addition to any wedding but heed caution and be mindful that you don’t take on too much. Our advice would be to focus on the homemade projects that mean to most and will add a special touch to your wedding day.

The flexibility of a barn wedding venue often means that you will need to hand select vendors that support your wedding day vision. Understanding that your budget will play a big part in all of your decisions throughout wedding planning, it’s imperative to find vendors that work with both your budget and style.

Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions or be specific about what you envision for your wedding day. Communicate your expectations, biggest fears and the things your most excited about prior to wedding day. Your vendors are there to help you and make your day perfect so the more they know, the better they can make your dream wedding come true.

Durham Hill Farm - Barn Wedding Venue
Durham Hill Farm - Barn Wedding Venue

Consider hiring a day-of-wedding coordinator. Unlike a full-service wedding coordinator, a “Day-of” coordinator is for brides and grooms who want to do most of the planning themselves, but when their wedding day arrives, they need a professional to execute all of their hard work.

Too often, brides rely on family and friends to help carry out plans on the day of their wedding. By asking a friend or family member to take on this stressful task, that person will not be able to enjoy the event as a guest, and will end up feeling like “event staff.” In most cases, your “volunteers” have little experience in the role of event planner. They often end up feeling overwhelmed as they try to keep on top of everything that must be done to ensure that the day runs smoothly.

Barn Wedding Venue
Barn Wedding Venue

Durham Hill Farm – Barn Wedding Venue, Pipersville, PA

At Durham Hill Farm, we offer a picturesque and unique setting for your wedding with the flexibility to personalize your day but also with modern amenities and inclusions. We offer indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate whatever mother nature brings for the day as well as additional amenities that include wooden farm tables, mismatched wooden chairs, vintage props and an antique truck.
We are a husband and wife team that love getting to know our couples and to be a part of both the planning process and wedding day. We got married on our farm and know what it takes to plan a successful and ridiculously fun barn wedding.

 

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