If you have always dreamed of celebrating your wedding day in a rustic, country-style venue you have a wide choice of wonderful barn wedding venues in Massachusetts. In most cases the restored old barns are set amidst rolling hills and meadows or on working farms, where beautiful mature gardens and fruit orchards are ideal settings for your wedding ceremony.
Barns are unique in that they require very little décor to provide a reception venue with a real wow factor and they offer a wonderful backdrop for very special wedding photos. Barns also come in all shapes and sizes and you are sure to find one that perfectly meets your needs.
1. The Barn at Bradstreet Farm
© The Barn at Bradstreet Farm
Located near Newburyport on Boston’s North Shore, the Barn at Bradstreet Farm is a unique venue for a rustic-style wedding celebration. Bradstreet Farm is one of the oldest in the US and the beautifully restored 18th century barn, surrounded by sprawling grounds, provides a perfect setting for your Big Day. The venue strives to make wedding planning simple by offering couples an all-inclusive venue rental package which includes just about all the props you need to set the scene. Food wise, think delicious farm-to-table fare, locally sourced and beautifully presented. There is ample outdoor space where you can exchange vows and there is an on-site cottage where the bride and her attendants can prepare.
The Barn at Bradstreet Farm, 239 Main St, Rowley, MA 01969, Phone: 978-380-8156
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2. The Barn at Gibbet Hill, Groton
© The Barn at Gibbet Hill
If you are looking for a wedding venue which perfectly combines rustic elegance and brilliant views you will find the Barn at Gibbet Hill hard to beat. The beautiful 100-year-old barn overlooks acres of rolling meadows, and can accommodate up to 220 people as well as a dance floor. In addition, there is a lovely outdoor (heated) deck which is just perfect for your pre-reception cocktails. Many couples choose to exchange vows against the backdrop of an ancient stone hunting lodge or out on the lawns and your photographer will have loads of inspiration for creating magical photo opportunities. It goes without saying that you will have the support of the on-site events team at every stage of the planning and on the Big Day.
The Barn at Gibbet Hill, 61 Lowell Rd, Groton, MA 01450, Phone: 978-448-3233
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3. The Bay Path Barn, Boylston
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At the Bay Path Barn in Boylston, gleaming hard-wood floors combined with a white open-beam ceiling sets the scene for a memorable barn wedding which won’t break the bank. This blank canvas can easily be adapted to suit most rustic-style wedding themes and there is a recessed stage where you can set up your DJ or band. There are two separate areas in the barn which means that you can exchange vows in one room and then move across to the other room for your dream reception. Venue rental includes the use of tables and chairs for up to 80 people and there is also a full catering kitchen.
The Bay Path Barn, 119 Central St, Boylston, MA 01505, Phone: 978-563-1324
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4. Blissful Meadows Golf Club
© Blissful Meadows Golf Club
The Blissful Meadows Golf Club is an idyllic venue for your dream barn-themed wedding celebration. The club offers couples a choice of two venue spaces – the upstairs Chestnut Room is located in the original 1880 Victorian barn and can seat 185 guests while the new Pavilion Barn is an indoor-outdoor space which can accommodate up to 220 people. The Pavilion barn has open sides which can be fully closed off in case of inclement weather. Outside you will find a choice of lovely outdoor spaces where you can exchange vows and the beautiful grounds are ideal for atmospheric photo shoots. Rental packages include just about all you need for an unforgettable wedding celebration.
Blissful Meadows Golf Club, 801 Chocolog Rd, Uxbridge, MA 01569, Phone: 508-278-6110
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5. Bloom Meadows
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Your wedding at Bloom Meadows will enthrall your guests and provide bride and groom with unforgettable memories of their Big Day. The Bloom Barn is located in the Berkshires where it combines modern and rustic elements to perfection to set the mood for a traditional barn wedding while still providing all the modern conveniences you require. The lovely barn is surrounded by hills and wild-flower meadows and most couples opt for an outdoor ceremony on the rolling lawns. There is a large stone patio for pre-reception drinks and the barn can accommodate up to 150 people. The events team at Bloom Meadows is totally dedicated to making all your wedding dreams come true.
Bloom Meadows, 2422 Hancock Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267, Phone: 413-458-4003
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6. Bosari Gallery
The perfect blend of old and new awaits you at Bosari Gallery, located in the quaint Cape Cod town of Dennis. A rustic New England stone and wood barn provides a wonderful backdrop to your celebrations; you can choose to dress it up or down to reflect rustic charm or elegant sophistication. The surrounding gardens and lawns are brilliant for your photos and there is a large paved area, surrounded by beautiful mature trees, where you can stage your outdoor ceremony or mingle with your guests for pre-reception cocktails. The on-site events team will work with you to ensure every aspect of your dream wedding is perfect. More: Dennis beaches
Bosari Gallery, 524 Main Street, Dennis, MA 02638, Phone: 508-385-3434
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7. Chamberlain Farm
© Chamberlain Farm
To find the perfect country-style wedding venue you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to Chamberlain Farm, one of the oldest working farms in southeastern Massachusetts. The farm boasts a beautifully restored historic barn and a lovely outdoor/indoor pavilion, both of which overlook the pretty gardens and farm grounds. You will have the professional event team by your side at each step of your preparations, taking all the worry out of planning a perfect celebration. You can choose from a variety of menus all of which feature locally produced fresh farm produce, prepared and served with flair. Most couples opt to exchange their vows in the romantic historic barn or the garden before moving to the pavilion to dance the night away.
Chamberlain Farm, 12 Friend St, Berkley, MA 02779, Phone: 508-880-2817
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8. Crissey Farm
© Crissey Farm
Established in 2007, Crissey Farm is a purpose-built event venue which is ideal for rustic barn-style weddings. Perfectly located in the heart of the Berkshires, this moderately-priced wedding venue will impress your guests with a beautiful setting and delicious farm-to-table food prepared right on site. The farm offers a choice of fully inclusive wedding packages which include the use of tables, chairs and linens and the expert services of a “Day-of”
coordinator to ensure everything runs according to plan. Also included in the package is the use of a beautiful bridal suite where the bride and her attendants can relax as they prepare for the Big Day.
Crissey Farm, 426 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230, Phone: 413-528-4844
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9. Gedney Farm
© Gedney Farm
Gedney Farm is a rather unique wedding venue located in the quaint Berkshire village of New Marlboro. What makes this venue stand out from the rest is that it is home to two grand Normandy-style barns. One of these has been converted into 16 beautiful guest rooms and suites which can accommodate family and close friends, while the second barn is used as the wedding venue. There is loads of space for all your guests to move around and mingle and additional garden and courtyard areas for your ceremony and pre-reception cocktails. Everything you need for your dream wedding can be supplied by the on-site event team including delicious menus using locally sourced fresh produce.
Gedney Farm, 34 Hartsville-New Marlboro Rd, New Marlboro, MA 01230, Phone: 413-229-3131
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10. Glen Magna Farms
© Glen Magna Farms
If you have your heart set on a barn wedding then Glen Magna might not suit you. However, although the venue lacks a barn it does have a most impressive historic mansion and one of the best gardens in Massachusetts. There is also plenty of room for an elegant wedding tent which can either be used for your ceremony or your reception. The gardens are absolutely amazing and will provide great scope for your photographer. When you rent the venue for your big day your rental will include the use of all tables and chairs, while your catering package includes linen, silverware, glassware, etc. All you need to provide is your choice of décor.
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers, MA 01923, Phone: 978-774-9165
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11. Gloriosa and Co.
Beautifully nestled in the extensive grounds of the historic Curtis House in Ashfield, a lovely rustic 19th century barn awaits. Gloriosa and Co. are dedicated event planners who will take all the stress out of planning your wedding and ensure your wedding dreams are perfectly fulfilled. If you are planning a summer wedding you can stage your ceremony in the beautiful gardens, while the lovely old barn can be dressed up or down to provide a perfect setting for your reception. (In cooler months smaller weddings can still be accommodated in the heated barn or inside the manor house). All floral décor and catering are provided in-house and sample menus can be tweaked to reflect your personal tastes.
Gloriosa and Co., 14 South St, Ashfield, MA 01330, Phone: 413-588-1966
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12. Gould Barn
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Imagine staging your dream wedding in a romantic barn which dates back to 1710. Gould Barn is a reconstructed barn which is owned and managed by the Topsfield Historical Society, and provides a wonderfully historic setting for your rustic barn wedding. Although the structure is over 300 years old it is insulated and heated and has modern accessible restrooms and a full kitchen. The barn is surrounded by large lawns where you could set up your ceremony and the blank-canvas interior of the barn lends itself to both rustic and more elegant themes. The barn can accommodate up to 90 guests for an intimate and memorable wedding and the grounds are ideal for atmospheric photos.
Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St, Topsfield, MA 01983, Phone: 978-219-4940
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13. Harrington Farm
© Harrington Farm
Harrington Farm is a full-service event venue nestled in the heart of a 60-acre property in Princeton. Although the venue can also offer tent weddings, it is the wonderful old wooden barn that will steal your heart. Exposed wooden beams soar over thirty feet to the ceiling, offering a wonderful feeling of space, while a stunning stone fireplace and grand piano lend an element of elegance. Most couples choose to exchange their vows outdoors on the large ceremony patio, surrounded by nature. There is also a beautiful stone patio for pre-reception drinks. Venue rental includes the services of an enthusiastic wedding planner to ensure everything is just picture perfect.
Harrington Farm, 178 Westminster Rd, Princeton, MA 01541, Phone: 978-464-5600
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14. Massachusetts Horticultural Society - The Gardens at Elm Bank
Although the magnificent Gardens at Elm Bank do not have a barn, they do have a superbly restored Carriage House, which makes this a good choice for an elegant country-style wedding. The venue is very spacious and can accommodate up to 400 of your nearest and dearest for an unforgettable wedding extravaganza. Most couples who choose the Gardens at Elm Bank opt to exchange their vows outdoors surrounded by the beauty of the gardens – the Italian Garden is a favorite site for wedding ceremonies. After pre-reception drinks in one of the other delightful themed gardens you and your guests can move indoors into the stunning Carriage House to dance the night away.
The Gardens at Elm Ban k, 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482, Phone: 617-553-4212
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15. Maudslay Art Center
The Maudslay Art Center is a popular events venue which offers couples beautiful park grounds and an historic barn where indoor/outdoor weddings can be held from May to October each year. The historic old barn boasts high ceilings and large windows and is full of character; the perfect blank canvas which can be dressed up or down to perfectly compliment your theme. The barn can accommodate up to 150 guests but an addition tent may be added if you have a larger guest list. There are pretty outdoor areas for your photos, ceremony and pre-reception cocktails. The MAC has a professional event planner on hand to help you plan the perfect wedding celebration. More ideas: Things to Do in Dartmouth
Maudslay Art Center, 95 Curzon Mill Rd, Newburyport, MA 01950, Phone: 978-618-5248
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16. Peirce Farm at Witch Hill
© Peirce Farm at Witch Hill
At the heart of the Peirce Farm Event Venue you will find a meticulously restored 1873 barn which once housed Thomas Wentworth Peirce’s carriages and horses. Today the barn provides a wonderfully elegant and nostalgic back-drop for your rustic wedding celebration. When you choose this venue for your wedding you will have access to the property for the entire day – brides and their attendants can spend a comfortable few hours getting prepared in the luxurious suites of the Mansion House. Most couples choose to exchange their vows outdoors in the mature gardens, before moving into the historic old barn for the reception.
Peirce Farm at Witch Hill, 116 Boston St, Topsfield, MA 01983, Phone: 978-867-1355
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17. Quonquont Farm
© Quonquont Farm
Quonquont is a working farm where flowers, berries, peaches and apple orchards surround a beautiful old 19th century barn which could be the ideal setting for your country-style wedding. The barn is perfect for both rustic and elegant wedding themes and is just waiting to be dressed up to suit your tastes. Quonquont Farm has a resident Event Planner and Coordinator who will help you plan every aspect of this very special and romantic day of your life. Although the barn can accommodate your ceremony and reception, most couples choose to hold their ceremony surrounded by nature in a lovely clearing in the apple orchards. The barn provides an amazing backdrop for sophisticated photos and there is a stone patio for pre-reception mingling.
Quonquont Farm, 9 North St, Whately, MA 01093, Phone: 413-588-2028
18. Race Brook Lodge
© Race Brook Lodge
Nestled in the heart of the Berkshires at the foot of Mount Race, Race Brook Lodge is a wonderful option for a country-style wedding. If you are planning a smaller wedding (with up to 60 people) most of your relatives and guests can spend a wonderful night or two in one of the Lodge’s 31 guestrooms. The lovely old rustic barn can accommodate up to 60 people (and a dance floor) for a sit-down reception, and can be extended by the addition of a tent. Some couples choose to exchange vows in the barn and then celebrate their reception in an elegant pavilion tent. The lodge has a great reputation for serving delicious farm-to-fork fare, much of which is sourced from their own vegetable gardens.
Race Brook Lodge, 864 Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257, Phone: 413-229-2916
19. Terrydiddle Farm
A working equestrian farm will form the backdrop for your country-style wedding when you choose Terrydiddle farm as your venue. Besides offering extras like a horse-drawn carriage for the bride, the farm has a wonderful rustic barn which creates a superb atmosphere for your rustic wedding reception. There are beautiful outdoor spaces where you and your partner can exchange vows surrounded by nature (and a few horses, if you like). Both the barn and the manicured gardens offer exceptional backdrops for soulful photography. Your wedding package includes exclusive use of the property, tables, chairs and the bridal suite for pre-wedding preparations. More ideas: MA wineries
Terrydiddle Farm, 78 Moulton St, Rehoboth, MA 02769, Phone: 508-813-2240
20. The Barn at Montague Retreat Center
© The Barn at Montague Retreat Center
If you are looking for a venue where you and your family and friends can spend your wedding weekend, including rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and day-after brunch, the Barn at Montague Retreat Center is an ideal option. The retreat center believes that weddings are spiritual events which should not be rushed and therefore only offer full weekend wedding packages. The beautiful Great Hall doubles as a wedding barn where you and your guests can dance the night away, while most ceremonies are held at the outdoor ceremony circle by the apple orchards. You are welcome to choose your own catering and bar vendors and there is accommodation for up to 10 guests/family members.
The Barn at Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Rd, Montague, MA 01351, Phone: 413-522-2647
21. The Barn at Wight Farm
Colorful flowers surround the rosy-red exterior of the Barn at Wight Farm, charmingly welcoming your guests to your very special Big Day celebrations. Inside, the barn combines rustic wood beams and a timbered bar area with delicate lighting to perfectly set the scene for your choice of décor. If you would like an indoor ceremony you can use the attractive Alpheus Wight Room, but many summer weddings use the beautiful gardens as a backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. The property has extensive bluestone patios for pre-reception mingling and cocktails and a bridal suite where the bride can prepare. The in-house catering is rumored to be outstanding.
The Barn at Wight Farm, 420 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566, Phone: 774-241-8450
22. The Red Barn at Hampshire College
© The Red Barn at Hampshire College
Dating back to 1820, the Red Barn at Hampshire College occupies an enviable location and combines rustic features like wide-panel flooring and a distinctive post-and-beam structure with modern necessities like heating and cooling. Couples who choose this venue may hold their ceremony outside in front of a stately old oak tree or on the deck in summer, while winter ceremonies will be held in the warm and cozy barn. The venue has won multiple awards and you can rest assured that your dream wedding is in safe hands. The professional events team will assist you with all the planning and you are welcome to customize all menus to suit your tastes and theme.
The Red Barn at Hampshire College, 893 West St, Amherst, MA 01002, Phone: 413-550-5610
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23. Valley View Farm
© Valley View Farm
Valley View Farm is a pretty unique farm wedding venue in that it has two barns, both of which were renovated and moved to their current location from other farms. The smaller Hemenway Barn is open-sided, offering an ideal space for an under-cover ceremony or for pre-reception cocktails. The larger Yellow Barn can accommodate 200 and boasts beautiful exposed wooden beams and lovely iron chandeliers to perfectly set the scene for your rustic-style wedding reception. But that is not all – other fabulous spaces which are included in your wedding package include the spacious Love Nest suite (where the bride and her attendants can relax and get ready) and the fabulous Sugar House, where your guests will be greeted on arrival.
Valley View Farm, 16 Walpole Rd, Haydenville, MA 01039, Phone: 917-592-4999
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24. Willow Spring Vineyards
© Willow Spring Vineyards
Ideally located just 30 minutes from downtown Boston, Willow Spring Vineyards have a wonderful rustic barn which makes an ideal wedding venue. The original 18th century barn has been painstakingly rebuilt and converted into a green facility with geothermal heating and cooling. Here you and your guests can celebrate your wedding surrounded by acres and acres of vineyards and farm lands. The barn can seat 90 guests and lends itself to just about any style of wedding décor and there is a lovely outdoor wrap-around deck for pre-reception cocktails. In addition there is a large lawn area where a wedding tent can be erected if you have an extensive guest list.
Willow Spring Vineyards, 840 West Lowell Ave, Haverhill, MA 01832, Phone: 978-374-1473
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25. Zukas Hilltop Barn
Zukas Hilltop Barn offers couples a choice of spaces for both indoor and outdoor weddings. If your Big Day is going to take place during spring, summer or autumn you can make use of the large and elegant outdoor tented pavilion which can accommodate up to 250 guests. If you are planning a more intimate celebration during the cooler months you can hold both your ceremony and your reception indoors in the stylish banqueting room/barn. The venue does not permit outside caterers but you have a wide variety of menu options to suit all tastes. An added bonus for brides and their attendants is the on-site services of a profession day spa for relaxing massages, facials or manicures in the bridal suite.
Zukas Hilltop Barn, 89 Smithville Rd, Spencer, MA 01562, Phone: 508-885-5320
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