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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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Heather L. Married on 05/14/2022
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From the moment we walked into this venue, we knew it was THE ONE. It is clear that every little detail was taken into consideration when designing this space – it is simply breathtaking inside and out. Communication was absolutely stellar and I felt more than confident that our day would run smoothly! All of our guests raved about the space and beautiful details. They truly went above and beyond in every way possible and we had the most perfect day :) 12/10 recommendation from us. Thank you BRB for the incredible experience from start to finish!
Greg B. Married on 11/05/2022
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Perfect Venue

Absolutely perfect venue. I cannot adequately describe the peacefulness I felt on my wedding day arriving at BRB at 9am and not leaving until the reception ended. The getting ready rooms are perfect for the soon-to-be newlyweds, with beautiful lighting, high end sound system, and designated bathrooms. The decor is tasteful and elegant with lots of natural lighting from the east--just lovely for getting ready photos. The staff are fantastic to work with. Nicole, Taylor and team are incredibly organized and somehow managed to be there and make sure everything was perfect but I barely saw them once. The space is gorgeous, indoors and out. The only potential downside is having to use their preferred caterers, but honestly I felt like it helped narrow an incredibly broad field. Would 100% recommend this location.
Claire J. Married on 10/15/2022
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Fantastic Space & Service

Book it! We choose this venue for the South Haven location, and we were blown away by the service and the amenities. The BRB team was so patient and detail-oriented throughout our planning and our October 2022 wedding day. Our guest loved the venue and setting – from the bridal suites to the gorgeous outdoor space, including the fire pits. This venue made our wedding feel truly special.
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