Black River Barn is a rustic wedding venue located in South Haven, Michigan. This bucolic setting is surrounded by both manicured lawns and lush forestry, to give couples a photo-ready backdrop in any season. From your moments spent getting ready until your grand exit, this property can give you an private, welcoming atmosphere with an elegant ambience.
Facilities and Capacity
Sitting on 10 acres of land, Black River Barn offers couples both indoor and outdoor settings to create their dream day. In terms of your ceremony, you have the choice of spaces both inside the main building and outside around the grounds and surrounding area. The two-story barn-style venue boasts plenty of rustic charm, with 5,400 square feet of space that can comfortably seat up to 350 guests. In here, you and your guests can sit and experience flavorsome food before you dance the night away under twinkling lights. The entire building is air-conditioned, to keep you and your loved ones comfortable in any season. Chandeliers that hang from high ceilings combine with exposed beams to create a majestic ambiance. Dressing suites are available on the second floor, along with a balcony area with lounge furniture for your wedding party to enjoy the view. Couples that prefer to exchange their vows among nature can use the breathtaking grassy areas as their ceremony space. Thick woodlands surround the space, to give your big day a visually-rich aesthetic. Also outside, you can find a spacious 6,400-square-feet patio, complete with three fire pits which create a warm and appealing atmosphere. Here, you and your loved ones can relax in the open area during cocktail hours, photo sessions, or as casual gatherings.
Black River Barn has an in-house kitchen available with multiple amenities for your catering team to use. The venue comes complete with an audiovisual setup for reception music and speeches, while a backup generator is also available just in case. In addition, the onsite team will be more than happy to connect you with their list of recommended vendors, including caterers and bartenders.
3 Reviews for Black River Barn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Avery B. · Married on 08/15/2020
Have nothing but amazing things to say about this venue. We loved it and would recommend it to anyone on the hunt for the perfect spot to get married.Sent on 09/27/2020
Abigail D. · Married on 06/09/2020
Excellent Wedding Venue
Our wedding took a few unexpected turns due to Covid. We had to move dates and we had to move from our original location in downtown Grand Rapids as we had to comply with regulations for indoor events. We lucked out with finding BRB, which is a beautiful space that met all our needs. While they do have a large indoor space, we kept the wedding outdoors due to regulations. We had set up one tent for the ceremony and another two more for the cocktail hour and the live band/dance area respectively. BRB had more than enough outdoor space to accommodate our needs. They also had the most amazing suites for the bride and groom. Each of them was spacious with couches, a TV each and Bluetooth connection to built-in speakers. The bride’s suite had a station where the stylists could set up and help get everyone ready for the big day. The groom’s suite had a foosball table and an outdoor patio to relax as everyone was getting ready. We had the most special wedding and it was in big part due to BRR. Overall, this was an excellent space and we got numerous comments on how this was one of the most beautiful wedding venues our guests had attented.Sent on 09/13/2020
Kasia F. · Married on 04/09/2020
September 2020 wedding
When looking for a wedding venue, my husband and I immediately knew that BRB was the one for us the second we stepped foot in the doors. We immediately fell in love with the beautiful spacious rustic indoor space, gorgeous chandeliers, modern bar space, fireplace/fire pits and the surrounding forest. We also loved the beautiful bridal and grooms suite + balcony/patio where we got ready with our wedding party (it was the only venue we had visited that had a grooms suite!). Covid restrictions definitely posed numerous obstacles to all of our wedding planning. Luckily, the owners of BRB were EXTREMELY flexible when we had to postpone our wedding date and very helpful in all of the planning. They were very easily reachable and answered all of our million questions throughout our wedding planning process. Due to covid restriction we had to move the reception outside. BRB has a beautiful and spacious patio that allowed us to have a wedding better than we could have ever hoped for! We used the outdoor staircase for our grand entrance with the bridal party. We hung up many string lights and our DJ used uplighting on the surrounding forest backdrop. All of that in combination with the fire pits created a very warm, charming, romantic, and intimate atmosphere. We had numerous guests comment that it was the most beautiful wedding they had attended. BRB also have a very spacious kitchen that allowed our caterers to cook on site and provide delicious and warm dinner to our guests. We would 10/10 recommend choosing Black River Barn as a venue to celebrate your special day. The owners were truly one of the kindest vendors we had a pleasure of working with! Thank you so much!!! :)Sent on 01/03/2021