There is something about an old weathered barn with exposed beams and string lights that has brides flocking to them lately. Fortunately Michigan is not without its share fair of rustic barns turned wedding venues. Sure you could go to The Knot or Wedding Wire to view them all but this curated list is much better and a lot shorter.
Black Barn Wedding Venue
For years, the Westers family has enjoyed hosting gatherings and events for their family on their scenic, 16-acre property; now, they want to share it with you. The 3,900-sq. ft. New England style barn is rustic, yet elegant, complete with separate men's and women's restrooms as well as a bridal dressing room and a groom's suite, creating a perfect space for weddings and other special events. On the east wall of the event space, you'll notice wall-to-wall glass garage doors that overlook a pond and the vineyard. Weather permitting, doors open up to a patio area for additional space for your guests and a beautiful view of the property. With each wedding booking, Black Barn Event Hall offers access to the building the day before the wedding in order to decorate and set up and access to the building the day after the wedding until noon to retrieve any items. Set up of tables and chairs before the event as well as tearing down and cleaning after the event is included in the rental fee. Go check out their website to learn and read more.
Zingerman's Cornman Farms
Located in Dexter, Michigan, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a historic, 42-acre working farm that serves as a beautiful location for weddings. The farm is where individuals come together to learn how to enjoy life simply, and it offers private event space for romantic farm weddings of all sizes. Cornman Farms becomes a home away from home for all those who visit.
The farm is surrounded by relaxed elegance with its tree-lined drive, historic buildings, and sprawling gardens. The 42-acre farm and its venue have been restored with discerning guests in mind. It features a beautiful exhibition kitchen, a chef’s garden, a classic farmhouse, a four-season barn, and a stunning tent pavilion. The farmhouse boasts an exhibition kitchen, a bridal suite with a covered balcony, a hair and makeup room, and a wedding party lounge with an ensuite bath. The barn features both an upper and lower-level entrance, modern bathrooms, a full bar, air conditioning and heating, an elevator, and a pergola with Edison bulb lighting. The four-peak, on-site tent pavilion also includes parquet floors, heating, removable sides, uplights on each pole, and Edison bulb string lights on the perimeter. With a few event space options, couples can host grand occasions suitable for up to 300 guests. Since 2011, the venue has focused on renovations that ensure the preservation of its historic buildings while also enhancing the property with modern amenities. Learn more about this venue.
Planterra Conservatory is a wedding and event venue in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The conservatory is a glass-enclosed, botanical garden venue. It is family owned and operated business that has been open to the community since 2010. The Pliska family imported the botanical garden building from Izegem, Belgium, where glass and iron greenhouse structures are crafted in the tradition of Baron Haussmann’s Parisian arcades.
The Conservatory features European curved trusses, indoor koi ponds, a dramatic stone gabian archway and a wide collection of lush, exotic botanicals. You can exchange vows under a cascade of flowers and have your first dance under the glass ceiling with views of the stars. The stunning facility makes for unforgettable wedding photos. Planterra can accommodate 180 guests for a ceremony and reception.
The Planterra Conservatory is a full-service venue. They offer florals, decor, food and beverage, rentals, valet and more. They can coordinate your photography and entertainment needs with their preferred vendors or you can choose your own vendors. Their talented events team will guide you through the planning process so that you can enjoy your flawless wedding day. They have an award-winning floral design team that will take care of all your floral and decor needs for a one-of-a-kind design.
Their culinary team can bring your vision to life. They help you choose menus and wines or spirits to pair with your dishes. Their catering and bar services include:
• Hors d’oeuvres
• Plated Meals
• Champagne Toast
• Full Bar or Beer & Wine Packages
• Signature Drinks
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The Blue Dress Barn
The Blue Dress Barn introduced the “Wedding Barn” concept to the public in 2003. Making it the first Wedding Barn nationwide. This 2019 season will be the 17th year hosting weddings in the barn!
The Owners Amelia & Kirby Briske are visionaries, cutting-edge designers & fine artists who met in Chicago where they were both influenced by the city's art and culture.
Blue Dress Barn is an accomplished & refined wedding barn with generations of history which paves the way for an exceptional experience on your special day. The barn is open seasonally May thru October and offers a timeless white-washed wood exterior along with a vast Gambrel roof for up to 250 people. This venue is noted as being the largest and most comfortable wedding barn in Michigan.
The Blue Dress Barn features two ceremony sites from which to choose. The first is a traditional and well-loved site between two historic 40' silos where ceremonies have taken place for the past 16 years. The second site is a prairie setting that sits upon a bed of grasslands and features handcrafted birch pergola and bench seating. The gardens around the barn are mature and the walking paths are well worn from the love of brides and grooms and their family and friends. You and your guests will remember the heartfelt treasure of The Blue Dress Barn for years to come.
Cobblestone Farms is a unique and fun wedding venue located in Traverse City, Michigan. They offer a rustic, country and outdoorsy style for your happily ever after. This one-of-a-kind scenic barn is a husband and wife-owned venue that will be with you every step of the way to ensure your wedding day is as magical as it can be.
Cobblestone Farms provides the farmhouse and the barn for you to enjoy. The venue can host 200 guests and offers both indoor and outdoor locations. Built in 1914, the farmhouse is warm and inviting with the barn as the focal point. Additionally, they have a triple-peaked wedding tent so you can take full advantage of the beautiful grounds and outdoors on your special day.
All-inclusive packages are available at Cobblestone Farms to make your wedding stress-free. They also provide event planning and a pet friendly atmosphere. Services available include the following:
• Bridal suite
• Liability insurance
• Wireless internet
• Outside vendors
• Wheelchair access
In addition to the services mentioned above, Cobblestone Farms has many other services for your convenience. Bar services are also available if you would like a limited, cash or open bar for a champagne toast. Other services are provided, such as:
• Photo booth
• Candy and popcorn bar
The Grande Belle
The Grand Belle is a delightfully picturesque barn wedding venue located in Holly, Michigan. This historic event space is located on 2 acres of scenic countryside and was once used in the processing of apples grown on the grounds. The Grand Belle offers beautiful indoor and outdoor event spaces on this secluded property, providing privacy and natural surroundings for your special day.
The Grand Belle offers couples stunning indoor and outdoor event sites which are ideal for both ceremonies and receptions. Their outdoor ceremony space offers luscious green lawns shaded by mature trees for a wedding service steeped in nature. Up to 180 white resin chairs and a wooden ceremony arch can be provided by the venue for your convenience. The Grand Belle can alleviate the stress of inclement weather dampening your outdoor event by providing a spacious wedding tent to cover your ceremony for an additional fee. Their event barn is comprised of two floors, with the bottom floor offering ample space for a warm and inviting cocktail hour. Bistro tables can be provided both within the lower level of the barn and on the outdoor patio area to facilitate an indoor/outdoor cocktail reception. The second floor of the barn provides a perfect setting for a rustic wedding reception. The rich wooden interior and the vaulted ceiling give a sense of spacious grandeur to the room, which can be decorated to reflect your wedding color scheme and theme. The event barn features air conditioning to ensure that your guests are kept comfortable regardless of the weather outside. A moveable bar and catering prep area are also supplied to facilitate a flawless event. Couples can avail of get-ready rooms on site to prepare for their special day.
Coming Soon: Black River Barn
I have been following the progressing construction and development of this wedding venue for some time now. Scheduled to open in November of 2019 this beautiful 5,400 square foot wedding venue looks to be an amazing marriage of rustic and modern style (you see what I did there, marriage.....wedding venue....). This is the first of its kind in South Haven and to be honest one of a kind in general, at least from what I have seen. From their website they say that features will include a gracious 5,400 square foot main hall for dining and dancing and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and chandeliers. There will be space for indoor and outdoor ceremonies and private bride and groom suites, plus a well-appointed caterer’s kitchen with custom catering opportunities. They will have covered and open air patios will include fire pits overlooking a picturesque 10-acre vista. The building will feature a fully temperature-controlled environment and state-of-the-art audio/visual system.
Sign me up for sure. Again it says construction should be completed November 2019 and weddings will start in May 2020. Check out their website to learn more, they have some 3D renderings on their site and a drone video that mostly shows dirt but pretty cool none the less.
You can check out their website here. You can contact them for more information on booking a wedding.