This ol’ barn: I do’s with mountain magic

Looking for a truly magical venue for your big day? One where you can see the stars and feel the mountain breezes— but not have to worry about a rain plan?

Check out these 6 Mountain State barns that will create the perfect rustic experience for your wedding:

1. The Barn at Woodridge


The owners of The Barn at Woodridge originally built it for their daughter’s wedding. After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, they opened the rustic venue to other couples in 2015.

The barn seats up to 160 people, and a rental can even come with a variety of tables, chairs, china, flatware and other dishes. Outside the barn, guests can enjoy a lighted covered patio with picnic tables, an outdoor grill and a pig roaster, surrounded by a lush green lawn that’s perfect for outdoor games.

2. Herot Hall


Named after the mythical mead hall for majestic ceremonies and raucous celebrations from the medieval epic Beowulf, this modern Herot Hall is a rustic barn wedding venue perfect to celebrate your special day—complete with a pick-your-own blueberry farm!

The remodeled barn features elegant spaces like outside decks, an expanded ballroom, dressing rooms and bathrooms, along with conveniences like wifi and easy access for a PA system.

For the complete farm experience, plan your event between late-June and mid-August when the blueberries are ripe for the picking!.

3. Swift Level


Swift Level is both a premier event venue and a renowned horse farm. The onsite barn can seat up to 200 guests, and there are plenty of outdoor areas for ceremonies and receptions.

Swift Level makes planning easy: the wedding package includes lodging at the on-site Main House and Bunk House, as well as use of the Main House for the wedding. Right along the Midland Trail, the surrounding Greenbrier Valley community has a wide and ever-expanding landscape of locally produced food and spirits that cater to even the most selective palate. You’ll also have your pick of local musicians, dance companies, spas, florists and decor options.

4. Harlequin Farm and Barn


A mere 90 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., this barn sits on 11 acres next to a wooded river, complete with a babbling trout stream.

Set to open in April 2016, the venue includes both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, honeymoon chalets, camping grounds and gardens, and has floral service, decor options, and valet parking for your guests.

5. The Barn at York Hill

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Barn at York Hill is also an apple orchard and small vineyard. The stone barn was built in 1812, and features panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and a stately farmhouse with a bridal boudoir for wedding-day preparations.

In this truly rural setting that’s still less than 90 minutes from metro hubs of Washington D.C. and Baltimore, your guests can enjoy the fascinating history, fantastic dining and first-class accommodations of the nearby historic Shepherdstown.

6. The Confluence Resort


The Confluence Resort is a wilderness vacation destination on 300 spectacular acres bordering The Gauley River National Recreation Area, overlooking both the Gauley and Meadow rivers.

The venue has both an indoor barn reception area, as well as a party tent on the sprawling grounds. For a more intimate ceremony, the wedding overlook, perched above the Gauley and Meadows river, is the perfect start to your wild, wonderful wedding.

The Confluence Resort even has catering, bar service, flower and decor arrangements for your big day.

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This post was last updated on July 21, 2020