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Beautiful, Rustic & Elegant Barn Wedding Receptions

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

Even if you don't consider yourself a "barn" bride, these gorgeous real weddings featuring elegant décor in barns both old and new may change your mind!

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Photo: Samuel Lippke Studios

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. To set the tone for the big day, send rustic wedding invitations! Then be sure to hang string lights or chandeliers from overhead wood panels at your venue, suspend luxurious drapes from exposed beams, and choose stylish floral centerpiece arrangements 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 links below the pictures to learn more about these real wedding events!

Open field for farm, barn, ranch wedding
Photo by Stacy Newgent; From Real Wedding: Rustic Barn Wedding & Tented Reception on Family Farm in Ohio

Oldest barn in Iowa wedding venue
Photo by Mark Steines; From Real Wedding: Western Wedding with Rustic Décor at the Oldest Barn in Iowa

Wedding dress on barn wedding door
Photo by Mark Steines; From Real Wedding: Western Wedding with Rustic Décor at the Oldest Barn in Iowa

Barn wedding venue with seating charts
Photo by Next Exit Photography; From Real Wedding: Actress Melissa Claire Egan's Rustic-Chic Wedding in Santa Barbara

Barn wedding cocktail hour on deck
Photo by Braedon Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Rustic-Elegant Celebration on a Ranch in Bakersfield, California

Red barn in background with wedding guests
Photo by Stacy Newgent; From Real Wedding: Rustic Barn Wedding & Tented Reception on a Family Farm in Ohio

Rustic wedding reception barn entrance
Photo by Braedon Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Rustic-Elegant Celebration on a Ranch in Bakersfield, California

Barn wedding escort card table
Photo by Jenn Lynne Photography; From Real Wedding: A White & Gold Rustic Orchard Wedding in Illinois

Beautiful barn wedding reception Melissa Claire Egan
Photo by Next Exit Photography; From Real Wedding: Actress Melissa Claire Egan's Rustic-Chic Wedding in Santa Barbara

Barn wedding reception bride and groom entrance
Photo by Chrisman Studios; From Real Wedding: A Facebook Executive's Rustic-Elegant Northern California Wedding

Outdoor wedding at barn on deck
Photo by Karlisch Studio; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Spring Wedding Celebration on a Ranch in Texas

Candlelit barn wedding reception with chandeliers
Photo by Braedon Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Rustic-Elegant Celebration on a Ranch in Bakersfield, California

Barn wedding reception sparkler exit
Photo by Bamber Photography; From Real Wedding: Contemporary Farmhouse Wedding in Georgia

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

Opening photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; From Real Wedding: A Rustic, Camp-Themed Outdoor Wedding in Santa Barbara, California