Dreaming of a classic rustic wedding on a private farm? Cozy, warm, earthy – it’s that perfect ambiance for the most romantic event of your life.  Whether you’re planning a pure country hoedown or a luxe rustic event, we’ve done all the legwork and laid out the GTA’s top favourite barn venues.  But, before you get too excited just remember…

Barn venues are one of the fastest growing trends in the industry. Be sure to book well in advance if you’re dreaming of that perfect Saturday wedding!  Don’t forget though – Friday and Sunday weddings are becoming increasingly popular.  Not only is this a great way to snag the perfect venue but venues will typically offer a discount for these days!

FYI: There is a provincial law that requires barns being used for public gatherings (yes, that includes weddings) to comply with local fire codes for restaurants and halls. Make sure you check with the venue to ensure they have the proper certification!

So…  With that in mind, we present EventSource.ca’s top wedding barn picks:

Cambium Farms

81 Charleston Sideroad Caledon, ON

Dating back to the 1800’s, Cambium Farms is located on 50 acres of beautiful land in the heart of Caledon hills. Although this venue has all the modern amenities and conveniences you would expect at a modern wedding venue, Cambium Farms still maintains its original beauty and enchanting charm. It features an awe-inspiring century old Barn, Carriage House, and Farmhouse: depending on the size of your event and your needs, you can choose to use the Barn or the Carriage House to host your event! Cambium Farms can accommodate up to 250 people indoors, and 500 people in total utilizing the outdoor tents and the Barn. If you choose to use the Barn, you’ll also get a country-style bar, DJ booth, and a lounge area for relaxation, dancing, and drinks. The Carriage House is set in the most beautifully landscaped surroundings and also offers a bar – perfect for post-ceremony dinners, receptions, and cocktail hours. Of course, what sort of farm wedding would be complete without a Farmhouse? At Cambium Farms, you can get ready for the big day in the most charming renovated house which has been home to generations!

Artscape Wychwood Barns

601 Christie St, Toronto, ON

Are you dreaming of a barn wedding but have family and guests who don’t want to venture off the subway line? Well, we have a solution! Situated in the heart of mid-town Toronto, Artscape Wychwood Barns is a beautiful historic building which provides the rustic farmhouse experience without the headache of having to battle your way through Toronto traffic.  No matter what your event size, Artscape Wychwood Barns helps make it all memorable and perfect, comfortably hosting both large and small groups, and customizing it to suit your desired size and nature of your wedding! One of the best benefits of Artscape Wychwood Barns?  You have the option to cut down your costs by supplying your own liquor.  What’s not to love?

Belcroft Estate

2539 14 Line, Gilford, ON

Ready to plan the most elegant rustic wedding you could dream of? The Barns at Belcroft Estate, which date back to 1857, are the perfect venue for those of you with “beautiful surroundings” at the top of your wishlist. When your guests first arrive, they will be greeted by the natural beauty of an outdoor courtyard with abundant trees and a view of the ponds on the property – a perfect venue for your guests to mingle and not to mention, a dreamy location for those photography sessions, especially at night. The Covered Bridge is another beautiful aspect of Belcroft Estate – this three-bay pond and clear turquoise water is the stuff wedding dreams are made of! With seating for up to 165 guests (or 230 guests if you adjoin the main dining space with the dance floor), the Barns can handle both large and small weddings.  Oh, but our favorite aspect of the Belcroft Estate? The Drive Shed, aka the “Man Cave’, a room that comes complete with a pool table, big screen TV, and 1955 Thunderbird – a sure way to keep your groom and groomsmen happy (and to set aside any of those pre-wedding jitters on the big day).

Gambrel Farm, Country Heritage Park

8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, ON

Are you a bride who wants your wedding to be utterly unique? Well, look no further than Gambrel Farm Country Heritage Park!  Constructed from reclaimed wood, this barn is a blank canvas and waiting for your personal touch! The facilities are nestled beside the majestic Niagara escarpment and are surrounded by stunning cliffs, exposed tree lines, and a rich mosaic of plant life. If you choose to host your event here, you’ll also have full use of the park and many of the unique historical buildings on site (think: homesteads, carriages, and much more).

Waterstone Estate & Farms

17900 Dufferin Street, Newmarket, ON

Located on stunning rural land, WaterStone Estate & Farms is another great farm venue in the GTA. Create beautiful everlasting memories with your guests surrounded by hundreds of acres of land, forest, and lakes and dance the night away under the soaring cathedral ceilings in the Grand Room. Experience the rustic but majestic banquet hall as you tuck into your dinner. The floor space of the Grand Room at the Waterstone can comfortably accommodate more than 150 guests as well your DJ setup. Feet aching from those heels? You can give those feet a rest and head to the Hunt Lounge bar for a relaxing and soothing evening drink.