12 Alaska Barn Wedding Venues You Should See

A rustic event in Alaska is pure wedding perfection.
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Kim Griffin
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  • Kim writes for The Knot Worldwide, particularly about picking wedding venues and planning proposals.
  • Over the years, she has helped plan a wedding or two and briefly considered it as a career.
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Updated May 16, 2024

Finding the right Alaska barn wedding venue where you want to start your walk through life together is not a difficult task. That's because—let's be honest—every place in the state is visually stunning. No matter where you turn, you'll see crystal lakes, rolling hills, mountain peaks and probably more stars in the sky than you've ever seen. In other words—postcard perfection. That said, not every barn is the same. While some lean more toward rustic and historic, others are reborn with a modern touch.

Rest assured that no matter the vibe you're going for, we have a place on this list that fits the bill and completes your venue checklist. So, grab your wedding planner and photographer from The Knot Worldwide Vendor Marketplace, peruse this curated list of spaces, write down any questions you have and start planning the beginning of your love story.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage, Alaska

Set on the shores of Turnagain Arm Inlet is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage. Just southwest of Anchorage, the venue is surrounded by wildlife, stunning Alpine Glaciers and breathtaking mountains. The barn-like space offers vaulted ceilings, a unique moose antler chandelier and large windows that allow you and up to 150 of your guests to drink in the great outdoors. Within the more than 200 acres of land, nature lovers will especially enjoy watching bears, moose, bison and wolves roaming the grounds.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

AK Diamond J Ranch in Homer, Alaska

Heading south to Kachemak Bay, you'll find Homer, home to the AK Diamond J Ranch. This venue is a family-owned estate that centers on bringing guests an authentic Alaskan cultural experience. The barn is set on 25 acres of open pastures full of beautiful blooms in season and majestic mountains as a backdrop. The ranch exudes rustic elegance from horse-drawn carriage rides to cozy bonfires under the stars. Look into your love's eyes and say your vows in the heritage barn under exposed wood beams and warm lighting. The space also has a balcony and a cozy vibe. Or have your ceremony in the open-air barn-esque structure next door under the Alaskan sky. Invite up to 100 guests for your intimate gathering.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100

Gloryview Farm Alaska in Wasilla, Alaska

Gloryview Farm Alaska is set in Wasilla, a beautiful city on the northern point of Cook Inlet. Celebrate the beginnings of your lifelong love story in the countryside from June 1 through Labor Day with up to 200 of your loved ones. The Alaska Colony Style Barn is dark faded brown with double doors and a loft, perfect for pictures of the happy couple. The structure is surrounded by vintage props but is customizable to create the wedding of your dreams. There are also wedding packages available on-site to help you plan your day and cottages for the wedding party to prepare for the ceremony.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

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Mountain Field Farm in Palmer, Alaska

Heading east toward the Matanuska River, discover Mountain Field Farm in Palmer. Experience the magic of a countryside wedding where rolling hills and a meadow of wildflowers serve as a backdrop for your magical day of celebration. This woman-owned Alaska barn wedding venue accommodates 150 people in its outdoor tent. It also has a beautifully restored white barn-house with a deck and a log cabin structure down below adorned with overflowing flowers in window boxes that could serve as a backdrop for your ceremony and your honeymoon suite.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

Viking Cove in Haines, Alaska

The small town of Haines is located on Alaska's panhandle near Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve. There you'll find Viking Cove, a 12-acre peninsula with meadows, forests, beaches and a mountain to complete the picture. The property has a Viking-esque house overlooking the fjord and a 2,000-square-foot barn at the end of a magical path where you can say "I do." This waterfront barn has stunning views of the ocean and mountains and holds 100 people. The rugged atmosphere adds to the wonder and romance of the day.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100

Solstice Creek Ranch in Wasilla, Alaska

Traveling back to Wasilla, the area offers Solstice Creek Ranch with a big red barn that overlooks a creek flowing into a lovely pond. This veteran-owned business brings rustic elegance and the Alaskan wilderness together, creating a magical setting for your celebration with an arched wood beam ceiling that can be customized to your liking. The barn itself can hold up to 120 guests, or you could say your vows near the brook, where the venue will set up a long reception table next to the water. If you're looking for a quiet place to start your journey together, this might be it.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 120

Wrangell Mountain Homestead in Kenny Lake, Alaska

Wrangell Mountain Homestead is a veteran and woman-owned business in Kenny Lake that gives couples several options for their wedding ceremony. Whether you want to pledge your love to one another in a hayfield, the forest or inside the barn, this Alaska barn wedding venue has it all. Rugged beauty is a great way to describe this space, with mountains in the distance, sprawling pastures and a landscape peppered with trees and flowers. The barn is a darker wood with exposed beam ceilings and posts to don with decor for the big day. It can hold 175 guests or more.

  • Guest Capacity: 175+

At The Barn Matsu in Wasilla, Alaska

Wasilla is home to At The Barn Matsu, a venue with timeless elegance, describing itself as rustic romantic. A stone archway covers the double-door entryway into the barn that gives way to an open space with high ceilings, lovely chandeliers, exposed logs on the roof and a winding staircase to a balcony above. Behind the barn is a field that's perfect for pictures or enjoying the crisp mountain air. The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests and, when you book, you get the property all to yourself. The barn sits on 60 lovely acres full of flowers, trees and pathways to explore. Romance at its finest.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

Lazy Mountain Acres in Palmer, Alaska

Escape to the tranquility of Lazy Mountain Acres for a wedding that feels like a breath of fresh air. Back in Palmer, you'll be surrounded by Mother Nature, specifically Lazy Mountain, and lush greenery on 39 acres of Alaskan wonderland. The peony fields and wild forests add a special something to the day, and the on-site team of this family-owned business does everything they can to make your day your own. Choose to wed your love in one of three places outside or inside the barn. Host up to 155 guests in the hayloft and dance the night away under wagon wheel chandeliers and a wood beam ceiling.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 155

Red Roof Barn in Wasilla, Alaska

If simplicity is what you want for your wedding day, check out the Red Roof Barn in Wasilla. The Alaska barn wedding venue is tucked away in the trees, allowing nature and the sky to take center stage. Begin your journey together inside or out. The barn structure is off-white with red accents, and the owners offer all-inclusive wedding packages that run for 12 hours, so there's no need to rush. The hosts are very accommodating and will take care of everything from setup to teardown. Whether you're exchanging vows beneath the open sky or toasting with up to 100 of your loved ones inside the barn, your wedding is sure to be unforgettable.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100

Matanuska Views Ranch in Palmer, Alaska

Matanuska Views Ranch is aptly named and one of the most scenic places in Alaska to tie the knot. This hidden gem has views of not only the Matanuska Mountain Range but also the Pioneer Peak of the Chugach Mountains and the Matanuska Valley itself. The banquet hall is a converted big red barn originally built in 1948 and has room for up to 200 guests. It also has a dance floor and a built-in bar. The veteran-owned Alaska barn wedding venue also offers adorable on-site cabins for rent, various wedding packages for the happy couple and a space outside if you choose to get married under the big Alaskan sky.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Veil and Vine in Palmer, Alaska

If you want the feel of a barn but want to drink in the Alaskan skyline at the same time, we've got you covered. Veil and Vine in Palmer overlooks Pioneer Peak and has multiple places to pledge your love and celebrate your new marital bliss with your loved ones. For that barn feel, this woman-owned venue has a white wood open-walled pavilion structured like a barn, complete with an exposed beam ceiling and columns and beautiful chandeliers to light up the space. The best thing is—no walls! The space can fit up to 250 guests.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

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