What is better than the perfect rustic wedding without having to drive hours outside of the city? That is exactly what you get with the Barn at the Woods wedding venue.
This stunning wedding venue is just a quick drive away from Oklahoma City, but makes you feel like you have total privacy and are the only people in the world. As an Oklahoma City wedding photographer, I love the charm and elegance of this venue and how amazing every wedding here turns out.
So, if you are looking for a barn venue that checks all of your boxes, let’s take a look at the Barn at the Woods wedding venue.
About the Venue
This venue is owned by a mother and her son and is their home. Originally, that is all this 40-acre property was, but that quickly changed after they hosted a wedding for one of their family members on the property.
They knew that this space was too special to not share and officially opened up the Barn at the Woods as a wedding venue in 2014.
The venue itself is less than 30-minutes away from Oklahoma City, but being of how vast and calm it is, you feel like you are in a world of your own. This means it’s not only a great place for an intimate wedding, but it is also a great option if you are going to have people traveling in from all over.
They’ll be able to stay in the city and still make it out to the property for your wedding without any issues!
Now, the land itself is so beautiful and you get expansive views that are absolutely stunning, but the barn itself takes the cake. The barn is over 100 years old but creates the dream space for your wedding.
There is so much rustic charm to the barn that is incredible on its own, but you also have a ton of freedom when it comes to decorating the space. There are some restrictions to ensure the barn is preserved, but there is so much that you can do with this space to make it the venue of your dreams.
Locations Throughout the Property
Throughout the property there are so many amazing areas that you have access to during your wedding, but we are going to talk about three that are definitely going to make your wedding day even better.
The Getting Ready Suites
First, we have the getting ready suites. The great thing about this venue is that they do have two of them so you don’t have to worry about one of you getting ready offsite like some other properties that only have a single getting ready suite.
These suites give you and your wedding parties plenty of room to get ready and enjoy your morning together before you walk down the aisle. I am always a huge fan of wedding venues that have these suites for a couple of reasons.
First, it makes your day so much easier. If you can get ready, have your ceremony, and enjoy your reception all in the same place, it is going to make your wedding day much less hectic.
Having both you and your partner getting ready in the same place also ensures that we can get amazing getting ready wedding photos without feeling rushed or missing out on any moments.
Finally, it is always a plus to have all of the things you used to get ready at the venue with you just in case anything happens. Life is unpredictable and although we hope to not run into any malfunctions during your wedding, sometimes they happen.
If you are able to get ready at the venue, it’s going to make it way easier to swap anything out if you need to, compared to getting ready in a hotel or another house.
The Historic Barn
Now, this wouldn’t be the Barn at the Woods without their historic barn. This space is so amazing and is a dream place for you and your partner to celebrate the start of your life together with all of your friends and family.
While the barn is over 100 years old, it feels anything but dated. With a beautiful chandelier, massive wooden beams, tons of open space, and string lights overhead tying everything together, what more could you ask for?
While the barn itself isn’t climate controlled, they do have heaters and cooling fans that can be used depending on the weather so you and your guests will be totally comfortable regardless of the weather outside.
There is even an amazing covered veranda attached to the barn to give you and your guests a bit more space to move around as well as look out at the beautiful scenery surrounding the venue.
The “Wedding Tree”
Finally, we have the “Wedding Tree.” This is by far the most popular ceremony location at the venue and there is no question why so many couples choose to say “I do” here.
It is called the Wedding Tree because it is actually two trees that have intertwined and started growing together. Not only is it a beautiful backdrop, but it is also the perfect representation of what marriage is – the intertwining of two souls.
This tree is out on one of the fields so there is plenty of space for all of your guests to sit during your wedding ceremony. Not only is the tree itself beautiful, but you also get expansive views of the surrounding area behind it making this even more beautiful!
What’s Included in a Wedding at the Barn at the Woods?
Now that you know how beautiful a Barn at the Woods wedding is, let’s talk about what is actually included in their wedding packages (spoiler alert: it is a lot of stuff). Their packages are broken down into two different offers and each one has varying prices depending on the time of year your wedding is held.
But, some of the things that are included are:
- Access to the venue at 10am so you will have plenty of time to get ready in before your ceremony
- Tables and chairs for your wedding (the number depends on the package you choose but you can also rent more from them if you need to)
- Access to the getting ready suits, cottage, farmhouse, and barn as well as the outdoor ceremony location.
- A 1-hour rehearsal time before your wedding
- A send off complete with sparklers and fireworks
- And more!
Not only that, but you also get a complimentary access to the property for a 2-hour engagement session. This is such a great bonus for you and your partner for a few reasons.
It allows you to explore the venue a bit more and find any hidden places or spots around the property that you definitely want to take pictures in during your actual wedding.
Engagement sessions also give you time to get comfortable being in front of the camera and interacting with your photographer. Odds are, the photographer who is doing your engagement session is also the one who is going to capture your wedding.
Having this time beforehand to get to know each other and work out what things you like and don’t like to do can make your wedding day even more seamless and ensure you are totally comfortable and confident in your pictures.
If all of that wasn’t enough to convince you, the staff at the Barn at the Woods will also set up and take down all of the tables and chairs for your wedding so all that you have to worry about is any decorations you bring on your own for your ceremony.
They also have a wedding coordinator at the venue that you can hire who knows the ins and outs of the venue and can help you and your partner put together the wedding that you have always dreamed of.
The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests and the cherry on top of the cake…it is also pet friendly! This means you can bring your pup with you to be part of the ceremony (they just can’t be inside of the houses but they can be outside and in the barn)!
Final Thoughts on a Barn at the Woods Wedding
If a rustic vibe with stunning views just a quick drive from the city is what you are looking for, a Barn at the Woods wedding is perfect for you and your partner. You’ll have the ceremony of your dreams with incredible photos to remember it by. If you are still looking for that perfect photographer to take those photos, let’s chat! You can click here to learn all about my wedding packages or get in touch with me to talk about how I can help capture these precious moments for you and your partner!
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