Rustic barn venues do exist in real life, you guys! Aren’t the hanging garden lights absolute perfection?!
For some reason, I have always thought weddings held in barns would be totally unattainable. Like, something you would only find on Pinterest from a couple who had connections to a generous and contemporary farmer in the countryside. But lo and behold, there has been a converted barn that caters solely to making fairy-tale wedding dreams come true in Connecticut this entire time!
This venue is a one-stop shop, meaning they cater, decorate and provide almost everything you would need for a wedding, including an on-site coordinator. Perfect, right? Well, as you can guess, all those luxuries meant it was completely out of our budget—just starting at $38k. But hmm, maybe if we dip into the honeymoon fund? Give up our apartment? Haha, just kidding! But we were thiiiis close to living off ramen noodles for the next few years.
Was it a mistake to tour this gorgeous venue without finalizing our budget first? Heck yeah! Here’s a tip for the future brides out there, you should really discuss your budget first or you will be disappointed when you’ve toured all these beautiful venues and realize that you cannot afford them!
Luckily, there are a ton of other wedding venues that will be in our price range that we could love, such as the historic mansion venue or christmas tree farm venue from earlier! Maybe not as much as this barn, but just enough!