Beautiful, Rustic & Elegant Barn Wedding Receptions

Decorate country-style barns with refined décor for a picture-perfect celebration.

As the rustic wedding trend continues to rise in popularity (and shows no signs of slowing down), we looked to some of our favorite wedding events that each took place at the ultimate country-style venue: a barn! With unique entryways, impressive wooden beams, and a neutral space filled with character of which to add décor, barns are the perfect locations to host rustic wedding receptions.

Whether you're a city slicker or a cowgirl at heart, transporting guests to a serene ranch or farm for your nuptials is the perfect way to celebrate the start of your new life as husband and wife. Consider having an outdoor ceremony in the fresh air, a cocktail hour on a wood deck outside the barn, and a stylish wedding reception with a rustic-elegant theme inside the barn. Hang string lights or chandeliers from overhead wood panels, suspend luxurious drapes from exposed beams, and choose stylish floral centerpiece arrangments with a rustic flair to create a refined wedding design worthy of a ballroom celebration.

Browse the images below to inspire your own barn wedding reception. Click on the pictures to learn more about these real wedding events!

Open field for farm, barn, ranch wedding
Photo by Stacy Newgent

Oldest barn in Iowa wedding venue
Photo by Mark Steines

Wedding dress on barn wedding door
Photo by Mark Steines

Barn wedding venue with seating charts
Photo by Next Exit Photography

Barn wedding cocktail hour on deck
Photo by Braedon Photography; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Red barn in background with wedding guests
Photo by Stacy Newgent; Consulting by Viva Bella Events

Rustic wedding reception barn entrance
Photo by Braedon Photography; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Barn wedding escort card table
Photo by Jenn Lynne Photography

Beautiful barn wedding reception Melissa Claire Egan
Photo by Next Exit Photography

Barn wedding reception bride and groom entrance
Photo by Chrisman Studios

Outdoor wedding at barn on deck
Photo by Karlisch Studio; Consulting by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

Candlelit barn wedding reception with chandeliers
Photo by Braedon Photography; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Barn wedding reception sparkler exit
Photo by Bamber Photography

View 25 rustic wedding ideas, and gather more inspiration from real events with rustic wedding themes that took place at farms or barns.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy