Photo: Courtesy of The Blue Dress Barn
One of the most popular trends in the wedding world right now? Tying the knot in a renovated barn. Not only are these venues absolutely breathtaking, but they also offer plenty of space for large weddings, yet they can still feel intimate for smaller fêtes. Plus, they come equipped with tons of style that you just can't get in a more traditional venue. And one of the most spectacular barn venues, The Blue Dress Barn, is located right in Benton Harbor, Michigan (conveniently located only 15 minutes from bustling and beautiful Saint Joseph).
The property, which was renovated and restored in 2000, features gorgeous lawns, a 4,600 square foot open timber barn, and decks overlooking the vast gardens, all of which are perfect sites for your wedding ceremony and reception.
The Blue Dress Barn has rentals available from noon to midnight and can accommodate up to 280 guests inside the barn, which is romantically lit with elegant wrought iron chandeliers. Start with an outdoor ceremony between two towering silos before moving the party into the historic barn for an evening of dining and dancing.
And while the venue itself is absolutely breathtaking, hosting a wedding at The Blue Dress Barn comes with some serious perks. Not only does it include all of your tables and chairs (a rarity among barn venues, which generally require the bride and groom to bring everything in themselves), the owners also provide tables for your cake and place cards, DJ and catering stations, an outdoor firepit, and twinkle lights or paper lanterns to adorn your space.