Pining for a Barn Reception? Barn Decor Ideas to Inspire

barn wedding

Are you pining for a barn reception?  Country chic, barn receptions are the bees knees for many brides.

If you’re lucky enough to have a barn in your neck of the woods that’s available for weddings, you might be looking for some ideas on how to decorate the barn.  Although some barns are wedding-ready, others are more like this one:

empty barn wedding decor

If so, there’s no need to fear! There are plenty of ways to transform this space into something beautiful.


Drapery hung loosely from the rafters of a barn can work wonders on creating an inviting space.

barn wedding decor

barn wedding decorations

String of Lights

A few strings of lights hanging from the beams and rafters will instantly warm up a space.

barn wedding lights

rustic barn wedding

Paper lanterns

Hang paper lanterns throughout the barn and go from drab to fab!

paper lanterns barn


Sometimes all you need are a few simple chandeliers.

barn wedding

barn wedding reception

Are you planning a barn reception? I’d love to hear about how you plan on decorating!

Photo 1: Shutter Think; Photo 2: Shelterrific Photo 3: The Encore Bride; Photo 4: Wedding Creative Photo 5: One Love Photo via Living the Swell Life Photo 6,7: Elizabeth Anne Designs; Photo 8: Project Wedding; Photo 9: Jon Day; Photo 10: Laura and Jeff’s Real Wedding shot by Ken Kienow

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  1. Posted by Amanda on May 31st, 2010 at 12:12pm

    Wow I never thought a barn could look so stunning.
  2. Posted by Erin on June 1st, 2010 at 9:36am

    There is nothing like a beautiful barn wedding - great ideas!!!
  3. Posted by Kim Boozer on November 2nd, 2010 at 11:54am

    May 2011 Farm wedding and barn reception !

    Various color Paper love pom poms!
    Lots of lighting!
    lots of Hay bales!
    black and white Gingham check table cloths!
    bottle sodas!
    Simple flowers!
    Wonderful old dairy farm with a grest old barn!
  4. Posted by Angela on November 19th, 2010 at 11:26pm

    Love love love! I found a fan-tab-ulous barn I love, so take a peek... I'm considering this one myself --enjoy!
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