A vintage wedding barn venue in Gaylord, Michigan, Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is the perfect choice for couples wishing to wed in elegant charm. Family-owned and operated, the picturesque venue combines multi-functional facilities with modern amenities like air conditioning and heat. A part of the Michigan wedding industry since 2016, Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is sure to craft the magical and memorable wedding of your dreams.
Facilities and Capacity
Nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Michigan, Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center provides couples with an ideal backdrop for intimate wedding celebrations. Located on a spacious 33-acre farm, the scenic venue offers couples the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception either indoors in the venue’s barn, which accommodates 250 people, or outdoors on its meticulously landscaped grounds.
Couples who opt to host their nuptials at Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center benefit from a variety of wedding-related services. For a truly unforgettable experience, said services include the following:
Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offers couples and their guests overnight accommodations in the form of an on-site Farmhouse and Airbnb rental. Comprised of six bedrooms that collectively sleep 24, the Farmhouse features two spacious living rooms, a gourmet kitchen, dining room, and laundry room. The Airbnb rental—which is comprised of three bedrooms that sleep 10—features a fully stocked kitchen and billiards and ping pong table.
Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center features a number of versatile spaces for couples to utilize during their wedding celebration, including a fully furnished bridal suite.
Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is conveniently located in Gaylord, Michigan. Situated in the heart of Northern Michigan, the private venue is less than one hour from a number of landmarks, such as Mackinac Island, Gaylord State Forest Area, Atlanta State Forest Area, and Grayling State Forest Area.
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Michael Z. · Married on 08/01/2020
Dream wedding turned reality.
Dear Sonshine Barn Family,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the amazing job you did on Megan and I’s wedding on 01 August 2020. We could not have been happier with the overall turnout. Sarah did a wonderful job with overall planning, décor, and vendor recommendations, and Amber did an impeccable job with planning, organization, and day of coordination. The amount of detail that Amber put forth on the day of the wedding, definitely impacted the overall success of the night. To keep my group of groomsmen in line and ensure everything went flawless was no easy task, but she was able to handle it perfectly. Between the two, they made the wedding of our dreams a reality.
I was very skeptical of moving the reception from inside the barn, to splitting it inside and outside, but your team made it possible to eliminate any doubt that I may have had. The safety precautions that were implemented, as well as the dual reception areas, removed any doubt that our guests health were largely taken into consideration prior to allowing us to move forward with our ceremony. The setup inside the barn, and outside in the tent, could not have been more perfect. Even though our guests were seated outside for dinner, they were not isolated from the wedding festivities due to the added bench seating inside. Once our wedding moments were captured within the barn, the party commenced in the tent and under the beautiful sky.
Overall, the way your team handled the whole COVID-19 situation, constant changes, and governors’ orders to make our day special was nothing short of exceptional. Once again, we would like to thank you for making our dreams come true.
Best of luck on your future weddings, and hopefully everyone will have the same happily ever after story as we did.
Sent on 08/24/2020
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Amanda G. · Married on 09/14/2019
Perfect venue for our best day ever!
Sonshine Barn won our hearts over the minute we stepped foot on the property. We are so glad we chose this place to host our wedding. It’s been about 2 months since we got married and people are still constantly talking about how fun our weekend was! We had a great experience with all of the women that worked with us and having a day-of coordinator made our day flow so nicely! We wish we could go back and relive it all one more time.Sent on 11/10/2019
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Lisa W. · Married on 07/20/2019
My husband and I had the wedding of our dreams at The Sonshine Barn!
My families experience at the Sonshine Barn was absolutely amazing!!! The venue is breathtaking and the staff goes above and beyond to help make sure your day is perfect. Amber was my wedding planner and she did an outstanding job!! The pictures I included in this review were taken by #thecompasspointeshereSent on 10/01/2019
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Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is one of our most favorite places to cater at! The venue itself is superb, every single staff member is easy to work with, knowledgeable, helpful and above all else - focused on the client. You will fall in love with everything the moment you step onto their property!