06 Jul Tips & Ideas on How to Decorate a Barnhouse Wedding Venue
A barnhouse wedding venue offers a blend of rustic charm and natural beauty, providing the perfect canvas for couples seeking a romantic setting for their special day. If you’re planning to tie the knot at the historic barn at Southall Meadows, we have some tips and ideas to help you decorate the space in a way that showcases its inherent beauty. From greenery to drapery and elevated tablescapes, let’s explore how you can transform this already enchanting space into a dreamy backdrop for your big day!
Greenery & Fresh Florals
One way to enhance the romantic ambiance of our rustic event space is to incorporate greenery and fresh flowers. Adorn the wooden beams, archways, and pillars with lush vines and foliage. Hang garlands of eucalyptus or ivy to add a touch of natural elegance. Create beautiful centerpieces using a combination of fresh blooms and greenery. For a splash of color, consider incorporating delicate roses, peonies, and wildflowers to infuse a sense of romance and charm into your décor. These natural elements will harmonize with the rustic backdrop, creating a captivating atmosphere.
Drapery & Lighting
To create a romantic and glowing ambiance, utilize drapery and lighting strategically. Soft, billowing fabrics such as sheer curtains or flowing drapes can be used to frame entryways or pillars. Combine this with warm lighting — string lights, lanterns, or chandeliers — to cast a magical glow throughout the space. Sparkling lights and lanterns can be suspended from the ceiling or draped along the beams, while candles on tabletops add a touch of elegance. The interplay of drapery and lighting will transform our historic space into a dreamy setting, whether for a ceremony or reception.
Elevate the space by creating memorable event tables featuring colorful linens and elegant serving ware. Choose linens in shades that complement your wedding palette, such as soft pastels or vibrant hues. Opt for textured fabrics like lace or velvet for a rustic chic touch. Place settings adorned with vintage-inspired plates, delicate glassware, and intricately designed silverware will add a refined and sophisticated touch to the tables. Combined, these details will create a visually stunning and cohesive look in our reception barn!
Take advantage of the spaciousness of our barnhouse wedding venue by incorporating unique seating and seating arrangements. For a banquet-style setup, complement long wooden tables with rustic benches. This arrangement encourages a sense of togetherness and fosters an intimate atmosphere! To create cozy and relaxed lounge areas, arrange vintage sofas, armchairs, and coffee tables for guests to unwind and mingle. Mixing different seating options adds visual interest and creates comfortable spaces for guests to move between throughout the evening.
Get creative with signage to add a personalized touch to the barn! Use chalkboards or wooden signs to display seating charts, guiding guests to their designated tables. Or for a more modern, look opt for acrylic. Create charming bar signs with hand-lettered calligraphy or vintage-inspired typography. Feature custom backdrops with romantic quotes, your new last name, or meaningful symbols. These creative signage elements can be used to not only provide practical information about the day, but also serve as charming decorative accents.
Looking for a private barnhouse wedding venue? Located in Franklin, Southall Meadows features two versatile event spaces, in addition to scenic surroundings that are sure to impress your guests. Contact us today to book a tour or to inquire about our venue-only pricing. Prefer a modern barn for your big day? Check out The Hall!