Decoration ideas for your perfect barn wedding
A barn wedding venue offers a perfect blank canvas, and these creative décor ideas will help you achieve the barn wedding of your dreams.
A barn venue is the perfect choice for almost any wedding. It has a ‘blank canvas’ finish that enables couples to stamp their own style and easily achieve their vision for their wedding day.
However, with so much freedom it can sometimes be a little difficult to know where to start. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, read on for some great décor ideas that will help you to create the barn wedding of your dreams.
A barn venue is the ideal setting for couples who love the idea of a laid-back, rustic-style wedding reception. There are lots of fantastic ideas out there for rustic décor, all of which are perfectly suited to the rural setting of a barn. For a natural, pretty look, dress the tables with lace and hessian, and combine with plenty of fresh foliage or mason jars filled with bunches of wildflowers or gypsophila. Finish off the look with strings of bunting draped from the beams and supports of the barn, creating a wedding reception that’s as pretty as a picture.
The neutral, unfussy finish of a barn wedding venue makes it the ideal backdrop for bright, colourful, contemporary weddings. Add eye-catching pops of colour to the space with bright floral centrepiece arrangements and colourful accessories such as glass jars, ribbons and flower petals. You can also make the most of those high ceilings by hanging paper lanterns or pom poms that fit with your colour scheme. Even your cake can get in on the act; decorate a plain white cake with bright flowers, or for something a little different, opt for a rainbow or ombre cake that looks almost too good to eat!
When it comes to decorating your barn venue, great lighting can really make a difference. Candlelight is associated with romance, so fill the space with flickering tea lights, or go for a glamourous look with candelabras on each table. Fairy lights in particular can look really effective in a barn venue, helping to create a magical atmosphere. Pop them in glass vases to create twinkling centrepieces, wrap them around the venue’s beams and doorways, or go all-out with a fairy light net to create a feature wall of light.
While barn venues may be synonymous with rustic-style weddings, they also lend themselves perfectly to more glamorous affairs, particularly those which take inspiration from bygone eras. Bring a touch of vintage glamour to your wedding with muted metallic shades, antique finishes, jewelled accessories and understated yet elegant floral arrangements. Additional touches such as vintage props, candelabra centrepieces, crystal glassware, and chandeliers can all help you to achieve that glamourous vintage look.
Whatever style of barn wedding you choose; the use of creative and eye-catching props can make all the difference to the overall effect. Bring some Hollywood glamour to the dancefloor with freestanding light-up letters for a fabulous focal point that also looks great in photographs. Alternatively, for a softer more romantic look, decorate the space with beautiful floral hearts, or even a flower wall if budget allows. Finally, repurposing everyday items such as vintage bicycles, wooden storage crates and old suitcases can lend a unique and quirky touch to your wedding reception.
As one of the premier barn wedding venues in Essex, we have hosted barn weddings in all kinds of different styles and themes. So, whatever your personal taste and style, you can be sure that our fabulous Jacobean barn will provide the perfect backdrop to your big day.