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 by Denny and Sandy Freeman, 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.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Rebecca · Married on 08/05/2017
The Sonshine Barn is an incredible venue! Words can not even describe how much we enjoyed our wedding and the days leading up to it. It was awesome to be able to decorate the barn before the wedding and have the luxurious Farmhouse to relax in and visit with family. On our day everything went so flawlessly! A special thanks to Amber and Toree! They were so kind and on top of every little detail and had a smile on their faces the entire time! The fields and trees surrounding the barn make for the most magical pictures! The barn is the perfect size and set up for a beautiful wedding! So much love and thought was clearly put into every little detail of this venue and when you are here you can really feel it! Our day was absolutely perfect! Truly an amazing to start to our life together! We will forever treasure our memories we made at Sonshine Barn!!Sent on 08/08/2018
Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center's reply:Rebecca, thanks for the glowing review. Sounds like you had an amazing time and glad your wedding planners helped you as well! We had a grand time hosting your wedding!
Kelly Younggren · Married on 06/22/2019
This venue was perfect. The barn, farmhouse, and clubhouse had everything we needed for an amazing wedding weekend. All of our guests raved about how beautiful and fun the venue was too. Not to mention, the staff is wonderful. Veronica did an amazing job with decorations- she captured my vision perfectly and was so nice. Amber was very organized and took so much stress of our shoulders as our “day of coordinator”. She was always available for questions while planning and kept our wedding day going smoothly!Sent on 07/31/2019
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Rebecca · Married on 09/29/2018
My twin sister got married September 29 at the sonshine barn. This is the most amazing and beautiful venue I’ve ever seen! Veronica and Rachel were so accomidating and awesome to work with! Everything you need is right within the complex, absolutely perfect for a wedding! Love this venue and the staff only made the experience better!Sent on 10/01/2018
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Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center Price Rates
Ask us about our April and May discounts!
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!