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 for you! We’ve compiled a list of the top barn venues in and around the GTA – each with something unique to offer for your special day! Happy hunting!
For even more barn venue options, check out the updated version of this article: Over 50 GTA Wedding Barn Venues in (or reasonably close) to Toronto/GTA
What are centuries old and spans 50 acres of beautiful land? Well, it has to be none other than Cambium Farms! Don’t worry, the amenities have been upgraded since the 1800s to match the needs of modern society. However, it has not lost its original enchanting beauty to the technologies of the future; it is, and always will be, a rustic barnyard. Capable of housing 250 people indoors, and 500 people in outdoor tents and the barn, Cambium Farms is very experienced in hosting many different types of events. In addition, the venue also comes with a country-style bar, DJ booth, a relaxation lounge area, and a bar.
For those of you with “beautiful surroundings” at the top of your wish list, you can’t go wrong with the barns at Belcroft Estate! You and your 165 guests (or 230 guests if you adjoin the main dining space with the dance floor), will be blown away by the beauty of the abundance of trees, ponds, and courtyard aesthetics. This barn is equipped to handle both small and large events. In addition, there is a ‘Man Cave’ or drive shed built to keep the groom and groomsmen happy with a pool table, a big-screen TV, and a 1955 Thunderbird.
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Cadogan Farm Estate
If you’re dreaming of a country ambiance whilst maintaining a chic and elegant atmosphere, Cadogan Farm Estate is the best of both worlds! Boasting 200 acres of pristine Canadian countryside, a handful of onsite event locations, and possibly a surprise horse sighting, you can’t go wrong with this slice of country heaven!
Earth to Table: The Farm
You’re sure to fall head-over-heels in love with the charming 97 acres of farmland called Earth to Table: The Farm! It is the perfect and romantic place for a country-chic affair! The thoughtfully restored barn showcases original wood beams and details from the 1800s all while beautifully blending the lines of rustic and elegance. In addition, this venue seats up to a max capacity of 240 guests — all of whom can enjoy the breathtaking sunset view from the barn’s Juliet balcony!
Steckle Heritage Farm
Despite dating back to 1833, the Steckle Heritage Farm has retained many original buildings and ALL of its rustic charm nestled on its 12 acres of land. Capable of accommodating up to 165 guests for seated dinners and up to 205 people for dances and public events, the farm is no stranger to the event industry. What do we love most about this venue out of all the other notable wedding places? The farm is a heritage-designated property owned and operated as a charity providing educational and recreational programs to youth and families within the community – how amazing is that?
Compass Rose Suites
Situated on 100 acres of land in the heart of Prince Edward County with the ability to accommodate up to 200 guests, the beautiful Compass Rose Suites venue is a sight to behold! Its venue space includes a wooden barn, glass greenhouse, and optional tent rental. With on-site accommodation in the modern farmhouse (which sleeps 8-12 in three private suites) plus additional space for camping on the property, there’s plenty of room for your guests to spend the night! Sounds like a party to us!
The Slit Barn
The Slit Barn is a 3,000 square foot wedding venue ideal for rustic weddings. We can’t get enough of the beautiful stone interiors, aged wooden beams, lush greeneries and well-manicured lawns – the photo opportunities are endless! In addition, it has an on-site event planning team. Talk about a complete package!
Artscape Wychwood Barns
Are you dreaming of a barn wedding, but have family and guests who don’t want to venture off the subway line? Situated in the heart of mid-town Toronto, Artscape Wychwood Barns may just be the place you are looking for! It is truly a wonderous traffic-free option that is, in fact, accessible via subway – amazing! No matter what your event size, Artscape will be able to accommodate and help make it memorable. In addition, you have the option to cut down your costs by supplying your own liquor! What’s not to love?!
Country Heritage Park
Nestled right beside the majestic Niagara escarpment in Milton is the beautiful Gambrel Barn located within Country Heritage Park. Perfect for seated events up to 280, guests will absolutely fall in love this charming, historic barn surrounded by 82 acres of serene country bliss.
I want my band to have their first concert in a barn because that is where we initially started. This is the reason I am looking for the top venues to have such a concert.
I am trying to plan a 500-600 guest wedding but would like a rustic/barn like feel.
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Hi Amy , hope all is well . I have a beautiful farm with farm house and barn in Norval (just east of Georgetown ) . I am in the process of establishing this 11 acre property into a wedding and general venue facility . I need consultant and contractor with experience to develop this property into this type of venue business . Can you please give me some guidance on how to start and any referrals .i would like to start as soon as possible and open for the spring of 2017 .
Thank you ,Niño Mattarollo (905 302 3769)
I was helping my daughter search for a rustic wedding venue (barn) and by chance read your post on eventsource.ca. Will your venue be ready for a 2017 barn wedding and do you have any information yet? We live in Burlington, Ontario.
Also check out Century Barn in Cavan, Ontario! It’s really beautiful. I’m planning my wedding there for next year!
Nino, do you have a website up and running to advertise?
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Nothing gets my heart beating more than when our clients tell us, “it’s a barn wedding”. We hve so many gorgeous barns. And there is @southerpondfarms and @CenturyBarn in Bethany Hill, ON. Both stunning as well!
This is beautiful! My wedding is next may and I would love for my wedding to look like this.
Barn weddings are just gorgeous! They can be chic and elegant, but they can also be rustic and vintage too. I’ve been to many different barn weddings, and I just love how they can be designed to show each couple’s personality and style. Thanks so much for sharing!
Wow, this place is beautiful! I would absolutely love to decorate there. My name is Fran and I just started my own decor business. I have 10 years experience in the field; however Im looking to branch out to decorate different venues and areas. If any bride is getting married at a farm or burn and is interested please let me know. I will be more then happy to sponsor the wedding just to showcase my talent!
These are very unique and interesting venue ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Wow, this is so surprising to me. I’ve never done a wedding at Cambium but I’ve only heard wonderful things about it. When I did a site visit at Cambium a few months ago I was thoroughly impressed with the space and the degree to which the owners have considered every detail. The owner was polite, intelligent and thorough. Perhaps this was one of those unfortunate “one off” experiences?
Here are a few others to consider just outside the GTA: Honsberger Estate (Niagara); Hernder Estates (Niagara); Stonewall Estates Barn (Niagara); Southpond Farms (Kawartha Lakes); Sequel Inn (Creemore). Demand always exceeds supply, as Amy says, book early to try and get your preferred date.
Thank you, Christine! Excellent suggestions.