11 Rustic Wedding Venues to Book for Your Big Day
The barns, lodges, ranches, and more brimming with rural charm for your nuptials.
An elegant wooden arch and stage set a serene scene on the ceremony lawn overlooking majestic mountaintops. For indoor ceremonies and receptions, the converted barn has you covered—literally.
Where: San Luis Obispo, CA
What We Love: The barn's upper-level apartment is the ideal bridal suite, and the manager offers day-of coordinating.
Book It: From $7,200, 805-459-9222
Just as the catchy tune goes, this authentic farm and ranch is located "deep in the heart of Texas." With 172 acres and a variety of ceremony and reception spots—the barn, the studio, and the pavilion, to name a few—you'll have a range of options when it comes to planning your relaxed Southern soirée.
Where: Wimberley, TX
What We Love: Lodging is available (from $140/night), as are these fun rustic rentals: wine barrel bars, propane heaters, cocktail tables, and a 1964 Turquoise Ford pickup truck.
Book It: From $1,750, montesinoranch.com
Crooked Willow Farm
A short, 30-minute drive south of Denver puts you at Crooked Willow Farm, where you can have your pick of six spaces, including a 1920s barn, a courtyard overflowing with wildflowers, and a park complete with a quiet pond.
Where: Larkspur, CO
What We Love: Take advantage of included amenities like a kids' area, photo booth, bride's room, groom's room, and wine room. Though there is no on-site lodging, Crooked Willow partners with two nearby hotels, which offer rooms and transportation (from $139/night).
Book It: From $11,000, crookedwillowevents.com
Whatever the season, consider this stunning ski lodge for an Adirondack wedding ceremony. Whether you choose a summer event in the lovely courtyard gardens or lakeside oasis, or a midwinter ceremony before the imposing fieldstone fireplace, it's a win-win year-round.
Where: Lake Placid, NY
What We Love: A personal wedding coordinator is available to oversee the wedding day, and the hotel will include a complimentary wedding suite.
Book It: Venue from $3,500, meals from $140/person, lodging from $277/night, thewhitefacelodge.com
The Holly Farm
Exotic meets rustic at this gated bolt-hole located in one of the most beautiful parts of California. Get lost in the farm's six-and-a-half acres of winding paths and intoxicating blossom scents, and top off the celebration with a dance under the romantic glow of lantern light.
Where: Carmel, CA
What We Love: Holly Farm sticks to its philosophy, "Escape the wedding factory," by only scheduling one wedding per week, so you'll get the entire place to yourselves (and the staff's undivided attention). Plus, when it's all over, you don't have to rush out: There is no "lights out" time, and guest accommodations for 24 people are included in each wedding package.
Book It: From $30,000, hollyfarm.com
Vista West Ranch
Much like the city of Austin, located a mere 20 minutes away, this barn wedding venue marries country charm and metropolitan refinement. From the distressed look of the barn to the chic interior, what more could a Texas bride want?
Where: Dripping Springs, TX
What We Love: Included in the venue rental is a day-of coordinator, in-house DJ package, bridal suite, "man cave," tables and linens, and more. Plus, the site offers lodging for 28 people (from $125/night), and these fun party essentials: a walk-in cooler, a margarita machine, propane heaters, and fire pits.
Book It: From $7,700, vistawestranch.com
The Peaks Resort and Spa
From the windows, terraces, and decks of this Colorado hotel, fields of treetops direct the eye to a glowing display of the San Juan Mountains. In addition to the grand aesthetics, The Peaks provides unparalleled adventures (like skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and golfing, hiking, rafting, and fishing in the spring, summer, and fall) for couples planning activities for their bridal party or guests.
Where: Telluride, CO
What We Love: Weddings at this venue are blessed with discounted activities and services, as well as a complimentary bridal suite.
Book It: Venue spaces from $1,500, menus from $35/person, lodging from $129/night, thepeaksresort.com
Picture this picturesque locale for a romantic farm-style wedding, and consider the wedding invitations, planning, decorating, catering, cake, music, and flowers done! This all-inclusive wedding venue embodies "Southern charm," all wrapped up in a neat little package. How's that for effortless?
Where: Nashville, TN
What We Love: You'll get exclusive use of the entire estate—indoor and outdoor—including the 1835 house, vintage barn, lake, and the 50 lush surrounding acres.
Book It: From $16,950, cedarwoodweddings.com
The Barn at Hardy Farm
Dreaming of an intimate country wedding? Look no further than this unique location. Both the idyllic gazebo and the blossom-filled garden would be sweet ceremony spots. For the reception, proceed to the newly restored barn, where dramatic double stairs connect an open and modern room below to a mezzanine overlooking the entire space.
Where: Fryeburg, ME
What We Love: Hit the hay in the seven-bed, seven-bath 18th-century farmhouse (included in the wedding package) and enjoy a sauna and massage in the private spa!
Book It: From $6,000, hardyfarm.com
The Great Smoky Mountains set the scene for romance at this family-owned, 4,200-acre estate.
Where: Walland, TN
What We Love: Consistently listed among the top resorts in the country, all wedding packages at Blackberry Farm include event coordination, a limited number of guest accommodations, gourmet meals and snacks, and a full menu of outdoor and indoor recreational activities (swimming, hiking, tennis, and lawn games, to name a few).
Book It: From $95,000, blackberryfarm.com
The Enchanted Barn
It doesn't get much more rustic than this century-old Wisconsin dairy farm. Featuring a courtyard, flowering garden path, milking parlor, and fire pit, the weathered barn-turned-charming event space provides Wisconsin brides and grooms with an unforgettable wedding experience.
Where: Hillsdale, WI
What We Love: All coordination, food, linens, and place settings are included in the venue's three packages, along with darling details such as a whimsical display of suspended candles in the hayloft seating area.
Book It: Venue prices upon request, lodging from $295/night, theenchantedbarn.com