It’s a phenomenon that continues to grow: Barn venues are one of the hottest trends for nuptials in Wine Country — including Sonoma County — according to the national wedding activities association website theknot.com.
And why not? What’s more romantic and back-to-the-roots than a rustic wood structure on a farm estate, winery, or private hideaway set amid forests, meadows, or oceanside?
The heritage buildings can be dramatic and achingly lovely when dressed with long exposed-wood tables, glittery chandeliers, canning jar centerpieces of wild roses and whimsical touches like lace-wrapped troughs holding beer and wine on ice.
After the ceremony and supper, guests can kick off their shoes, dance on the grass under the stars, and celebrate a shabby-chic, luxury Wine Country time.
Barn at Harrow Cellars, Sonoma
This elegant white-washed barn with a stunning view of Carneros’ rolling hills, can be transformed into the space of your dreams. A perfect indoor-outdoor experience that is the hallmark of wine country. With olive-lined pathways alongside a pond surrounded by a lush green lawn, The Barn at Harrow Cellars is the perfect place to say “I do.”
150 Wagner Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476, 707-933-3010
The Ranch at Lake Sonoma Weddings and Events, Geyserville
Located just minutes from the quaint town of Healdsburg, the Redwood Barn at The Ranch at Lake Sonoma offers rustic luxury combined with one of Sonoma County’s most striking lake and mountain vista views. This venue makes an incredible scenic backdrop. An outdoor space next to the event barn is available for tenting for events up to 500 people. The Ranch also offers a beer and wine bar, hiking, and horseback tours for those wanting a retreat -like experience in Sonoma’s largest and most beautiful park in the world class wine region of Dry Creek Valley.
100 Marina Road, Lot A, Geyserville, 707-494-4449
DeTurk Round Barn, Santa Rosa
Nestled in Santa Rosa’s charming and historic West End neighborhood, the stunning DeTurk Round Barn is among California’s oldest truly round buildings, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Isaac DeTurk, one of the county’s first wine owners, built the barn in 1891 as a horse stable for his prize-winning stallion, and his other horses.
Today the round barn is owned by the City of Santa Rosa, which renovated it in 2011, installing a caterer’s kitchen, an elevator, accessible restrooms, and a top-of-the-line audio visual system.
The DeTurk Round Barn is the only truly round building that is open to the public. Rentals include the use of tables, chairs, a podium, and redwood wine barrel bars.
819 Donahue St., Santa Rosa, 707-543-3295
Olympia’s Valley, Petaluma
At Olympia’s Valley you will find an incredible ceremony site surrounded by weeping willows, overlooking the pond, as well as a charming 1865 Victorian home near which to mix and mingle during cocktail hour and a 150 year old barn for your reception and dancing.
The entire first floor of the 1865 Victorian home is your getting ready suite and a charming space in which to capture the pre-ceremony moments you will cherish for a lifetime. A second cottage equipped with a full kitchen and restroom is yet another space for your party to relax as they get ready for the event.
This beautiful scenic setting offers you an exclusive venue to celebrate your wedding day, curating the vision you have been dreaming of.
1051 Walker Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952, 707-766-9251
Gundlach Bundschu, Glen Ellen
Welcoming up to 300 people to enjoy the estate vineyard that the Bundschu family has farmed for over 150 years, Gundlach Bundchu is an ideal setting for your wedding celebration.
The Historic Redwood Barn is a charming and rustic structure that houses trucks and tractors by day and by night hosts live music, events and parties. Providing a unique canvas, this is a great space to create the romantic wedding of your dreams and enjoy a laidback celebration with your family and friends.
2000 Denmark St, Sonoma, CA 95476, 707-938-5277
For even more options check our listings of Unique Wedding Venues in Sonoma County.
Written by Sonoma Insider Carey Sweet
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