The 13 Very Best Rustic Wedding Venues in the U.S.

From farms and barns to ranches and beer gardens, these rustic wedding venues are one-of-a-kind.
Sarah Title - Bridal Fashion & Shopping Expert.
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Sarah Title
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Updated Jun 06, 2021

If nature-inspired decor and authentic wooden accents are part of your everyday aesthetic, consider tying the knot at a rustic wedding venue. Rustic charm can be found at many different wedding venues including farms, covered pavilions, historic homes, resorts and ranches. Rustic vibes aren't confined to one area of the country--you can find a perfect location on the east coast from Maine to North Carolina, in middle America from Iowa to Michigan, and on the west coast in California and Colorado. No matter where you live, you'll be able to let your affinity for rustic accents shine on your big day when you get hitched at one of the rustic wedding venues we've rounded up. Feeling inspired? There are a ton more where these came from if you want to take a look for yourself.

Sylvan Ridge Farm in Milford, Pennsylvania

On a wooded mountainside overlooking the Delaware Valley, you'll find a mid 19th-century farmhouse, a cottage and event barn situated on a secluded 193 acres of land. The brand new event barn was built by Amish craftsmen which features the 14-foot-wide original fireplace that survived the deterioration of the original 1800s barn. From Brazilian hardwood floors, a 60-foot wall of windows, and a rustic cocktail bar, you'll love celebrating your love in this barn wedding venue. Consider exchanging vows in the secluded courtyard if you'd rather get married outside on the farm. An expansive lawn and mature forests give you a plethora of options for memorable photos. The best part? You and your guests get exclusive access to Sylvan Ridge Farm for a four-day weekend, turning your special day into a weekend getaway.

Oxbow Beer Garden in Oxford, Maine

A rustic wedding venue doesn't necessarily have to be a farm to have that country-chic ambiance. In this case, it's a beer garden near the Western Maine Mountains. This peaceful venue sits on a sprawling country estate surrounded by lush greenery and towering trees, evoking a sense of seclusion and tranquility. The venue supports up to 300 guests, but also offers spaces for smaller gatherings. The historic barn on the property is over two centuries old and seats 60 people comfortably. If you want to take in the fresh Maine air as you tie the knot, consider exchanging "I do's" in the charming beer garden and then hosting your cocktail hour on the deck. From Wood-fired pizzas and original brews made on site, Oxbow Beer Garden is one-of-a-kind wedding venue is sure to wow guests.

Schafer Century Barn in Adair, Iowa

Get away from the craziness of city life and celebrate your love at this charming family-run barn, a dream wedding venue for those looking for a rustic setting. The rural surroundings will make your celebration feel even more intimate, no matter how many guests you have. This gorgeous barn has been managed by the same family for seven generations. Exchange vows overlooking the serene pond and host the reception in the barn with string lights hanging above you. The set of large doors open onto to the expansive grounds. The owners of Schafer Country Barn offer a range of services to help make your big day special from planning assistance and on-site dressing rooms to wedding packages for every kind of wedding budget.

The Oaks at Boerne in Boerne, Texas

Both rustic and enchanting, this wedding venue is located on 110 acres of scenic Texas Hill Country. The restored barn on site is nestled under live oak trees. Exchange vows under a row of towering tees adorned with string lights while your guests look on from white wooden benches. The expansive ranch property offers plenty of photo opportunities for newlyweds, including a makeshift swing that hangs from a tree, or among the green meadows. The open-air white wooded barn that features big sliding doors and a branch chandelier is perfect for a reception. The Oaks at Boerne this enchanting wedding venue will take your breath away.

The Wheeler House and Barn in Ball Ground, Georgia

This historic home in a quaint Georgia town is just the place to tie the knot if you're seeking rustic charm. The house, built in 1906, was restored in 2010, and boasts pinewood floors, walls and two wrap-around porches. Consider the house your something old, and the addition of the barn in the back, built in 2012, to be your something new. The event space is climate-controlled and offers a spacious dance floor, making it the perfect place for your wedding reception. The Wheeler House features a bridal suite, while the groom and groomsmen have their own space to get ready in the barn. With three cottages on-site, you and your partner, along with a few of your family members or friends can stay right at The Wheeler House and Barn, making the wedding day a weekend getaway.

Hawk Ranch in Murietta, California

This 42-acre ranch surrounded by picturesque willow and oak trees, a natural pond and offers 8 acres of property that has been groomed to host weddings and events. For the ceremony there's a dock at the pond if you want a pristine lake as the background of your "I do's" or in front of an arbor with fountains in front of the pond if you want something extra special during your wedding ceremony. There is a garden reception area, open meadows and panoramic views, making this the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding. Arrange your reception tables just the way you want them around the dance floor on the expansive grounds. The Hawk Ranch is the epitome of rustic, natural beauty.

Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa in Tabernash, Colorado

If the pristine Rocky Mountain backdrop doesn't evoke enough of a rustic vibe for your wedding day, perhaps the Western decor and ranch-to-table food featured throughout the resort will help. From breathtaking Colorado mountain views to luxury lodges and miles of pristine wilderness, this full-service resort is the very definition of a rustic wedding venue. Tie the knot in one of two locations on site, the first option is a meadow with grazing horses and the Rocky Mountains directly behind you, or the hillside outdoor terrace which is just steps from the guest lodge. For the reception, there's the luxury barn featuring high ceilings, wooden beams and a wall of windows offering sweeping mountain views. From nature's true beauty to an authentically rustic barn, Devil's Thumb Ranch hits every mark when it comes to one-of-a-kind wedding venues.

Wolf Oak Acres in Oneida, New York

Green rolling pastures, fresh air and a picturesque countryside. Sound like a dream rustic wedding venue? That's because it is! Set on the banks of Cowasselon Creek, this ranch boasts a historical estate offers ponds, gorges, woods, streams, waterfalls and gardens--essentially making it a rustic and nature lover's nirvana. The options are endless for wedding ceremony locations. Outdoor ceremony options include a landscaped garden to a wooded sanctuary by the creek while indoor ceremony options include a charming on-site chapel, or in the 8,000-square-foot rustic venue with a fireplace backdrop. The venue offers both bride and groom changing rooms and a full-day rental of Wolf Oak Acres on your wedding day keeping it ultra private and secluded.

Camp Newaygo in Newaygo, Michigan

Nothing says rustic quite like camp does. So tell your guests to pack their bags and get ready for adult summer camp on 101 acres of land along a chain of lakes in the Manistee National Forest region in southwestern Michigan. For an intimate wedding there are multiple event spaces on site that hold up to 50 people, and two outdoor spaces for bigger guest lists. The Lang Lodge can seat up to 250 people if you're looking to have a big celebration. You can rent out the lodge for 12 hours or stay the whole the weekend for a true camping experience. You'll have full access to the cabins so guests can walk to their accommodations at the end of the night, and if you pay extra, you can reserve the property exclusively for your wedding party and guests. Work with the executive chef to create a special menu for the night just to your liking. All proceeds will go to benefitting Camp Newaygo.

Southall Meadows in Franklin, Tennessee

Rustic elegance is the name of the game at this 280-acre private, family-run farm. Scenic views and peaceful waterways give this wedding venue in the heart of the Tennessee countryside its charm. From a 5,000-square-foot event hall to a 100-year-old tobacco barn, Southall Meadows is filled with rustic and historic touches. The rustic barn on-site gives couples a rustic frame to work with and they're left to bring the event space to life with their ideas and inspiration. Inside the barn hang three crystal chandeliers, giving this historic space a slightly luxe upgrade. Whether you opt for a venue-only or all-inclusive package for your special day, you'll have access to private getting ready rooms, on-site parking, standard rentals including tables and chairs, and of course, sweeping countryside views.

Southwind Hills in Goldsby, Oklahoma

This secluded and scenic rustic wedding venue is family-owned and set on 60 acres of land. For an enchanting outdoor ceremony location, consider the large customizable arbor and stage tucked in the forest surrounded by bud and cedar trees. A 400-foot walkway perfect for the bride's journey down the aisle, romantic bistro lights, handcrafted pews and elegant chandeliers make this a rustic nature lover's dream. For the reception, there's a three-story barn with wood walls, exposed wood beams, hardwood floors and draped linens throughout. The large windows look out onto the rolling hills of Oklahoma. Complete with a wraparound patio with fire pits, guests can take a break from the dance floor and enjoy the fresh air. This can also be used as the ceremony site if you'd prefer an indoor space to exchange vows. Southwind Hills also offers a bridal suite and groom's loft for the wedding party to get ready in.

The Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride, Colorado

It doesn't get much more rustic than exchanging "I do's" with sweeping views of the San Juan Peaks behind you. For your ceremony site, choose from two spectacular outdoor spots, the first being Mt. Wilson Terrace, which offers access to a breathtaking sunset over the peaks, and the second, which is the resort's most popular place to get married, is a glass-wall enclosed deck allowing for unobstructed views of the mountain backdrop. Move inside for an elegant reception in The Crystal Room, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, flagstone floors and seats up to 160 wedding guests or the Altezza at the Peaks, featuring hardwood floors and big windows with views of the surrounding mountains. The Peaks Resort and Spa offers a plethora of rustic options for couples planning their special day.

The Barn at Smuggler's Notch in Jeffersonville, Vermont

Just minutes from two ski resorts, this barn wedding venue offers views of Mt. Mansfield, lush lawns, and acres of wildflowers and gardens. The Barn was designed with an open floor plan in mind allowing for lots of natural light to seep in. The Barn features custom-built timber constructed bar and farm tables, and a light color palette of white-washed and wood tones. The covered patio lounge is a perfect place for your guests to enjoy cocktail hour rain or shine, or use the Great Lawn for games or your first dance! At The Barn at Smuggler's Notch you can surround yourself with friends and family, fresh air, sweeping mountain views and a rustic wedding venue to top it all off.

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