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Black River Barn is a rustic wedding venue located in South Haven, Michigan. This beautiful 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 a private, welcoming atmosphere with an elegant ambiance.

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 that create a warm and appealing atmosphere. Here, you and your loved ones can relax in the open area during cocktail hours, photo sessions, or casual gatherings.

Services Offered

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.

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Jessica S. Sent on 11/21/2023
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The BRB team was such a treat to work with! They made our big day go by without a hitch. Everyone was so sweet and answered all of our questions. We did a final walk through a couple weeks before the big day, it was so nice to have that and start to see my vision come to life. I couldn't recommend Black River Barn more. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, they truly have thought of everything there. I knew the moment we saw the venue that I just had to have my wedding there. If you are thinking of booking the venue for your big day, DO IT! It was the best decision we made.
Ashley S. Sent on 12/28/2023
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August 2023 Wedding Review

We have zero regrets about having our wedding at BRB, it was everything and more! From booking, to planning/communication, to rehearsal and the big day; everything was perfect and the staff was extremely friendly and professional. We've received so many compliments about wedding such as, "I want to go back to that venue", "that venue was incredible", "this was the best wedding I've been to in awhile", etc. As a bride, I specifically loved the getting ready suite and mix of indoor/outdoor during the reception. Love BRB so much!

-The Von Behrens
Nicole S. Sent on 12/29/2023
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a dream!!!

If you are wanting to have the wedding of your dreams I would highly recommend Black River Barn. The first time we toured this venue I could just picture every detail about how our day would be. The venue alone is absolutely beautiful, then you add your own personal touch and its truly a dream come true. The planning process was made entirely easy from the start with the staff they have. Communication was impressive with quick responses. They have thought of every detail a bride would want for her big day!
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