Sweeney Barn is a rustic yet elegant wedding venue in Manassas, Virginia. This newly restored barn and outdoor venue is perfect for couples looking for a unique and sophisticated venue. Sweeney Barn was first constructed in the early 20th century.
Facilities and Capacity
Sweeney Barn has both indoor and outdoor facilities, with the capacity to host up to 200 guests. The barn is easily accessible for guests of differing abilities and climate-controlled inside. The lower level has an open floor plan which can accommodate ceremonies or cocktail hours. The upper level consists of a grand ballroom for the reception and a bridal suite for wedding preparations.
Sweeney Barn may be a historical building, but it is easily accessible and fully equipped with modern amenities. You will have up to ten hours of access to the facilities - three hours for set-up, six hours for guests and one hour for clean-up. Sweeney Barn provides 200 white padded chairs, 20 wine barrels with stools for high top tables, a ceremony arch, and assorted lanterns/decor. You must have a wedding coordinator present for the event. There is a list of preferred partners that have a great relationship with the venue and know how the layout and flow of the space works best. If you would like to use a caterer outside that list, there is an additional fee and an approval process to allow them to work at the venue.
Sweeney Barn was constructed in 1939 by a family of dairy farmers in Manassas. It was originally a one-story dairy barn with a hayloft, where the Birkett family stabled their livestock. The barn was eventually abandoned, until Alannah and Noel Sweeney purchased the property and decided to restore and turn it into an event venue.
44 Reviews for Sweeney Barn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Katie Liz · Married on 06/13/2020
Could not ask for a better experience!
As many of you know, 2020 weddings have been a challenge to say the least. We booked Sweeney Barn for our wedding in May 2020 and when the governor shut down large gatherings during that time period, we were devastated. However, Sweeney Barn, with no hesitation, helped us to book a back-up date right away. Our wedding ended up taking place on August 16, 2020 and it was absolutely perfect. Not only is the venue absolutely beautiful, but the service is truly unmatched. Staff was friendly, helpful, and flexible. Our guests were blown away as well! In a time of such chaos, Sweeney Barn helped us to stay cool, calm, collected, and EXCITED about our big day. I couldn’t recommend them more.Sent on 08/19/2020
Sweeney Barn's reply:Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Katie! We were so thrilled to see you and Connor get married at Sweeney Barn after all the uncertainty you went through this spring. We have a special place in our heart for all our couples whose weddings were affected by the pandemic, and I'm so happy that your celebration was everything you wanted. Best wishes to you both for your future together!
A Porter · Getting married on 01/09/2022
I have attended three functions at Sweeney Barn and each time I am amazed at its beauty. It is not just the building and interior design that are breath taking, it's the feeling this structure elicits when you step into The Barn. It is magical. A mixture of romance and rustic luxury. What a unique and wonderful place to be!!Sent on 01/27/2020
Sweeney Barn's reply:Thank you so very much for your kind words about Sweeney Barn! We're extremely proud of how our renovations revitalized the old 1939 dairy barn, and we're glad that it's now a place where you can make lasting memories with friends and family. We hope to see you for another event very soon!
Lisa Gloff · Getting married on 08/06/2021
Excellent customer service!
Andrea, the site manager is a complete sweetheart and 100% organized. She has responded very quickly to all correspondence and answered all my questions promptly. The venue has been transformed from an unused milk barn to a stunning, luxurious event center keeping some of the most interesting elements of the barn to create that rustic elegance we are all searching for. From a sparkly elegant wedding to rustic charm you would not go wrong booking this venue!Sent on 11/13/2018
Sweeney Barn's reply:Lisa, it has been a true joy working with you. We really appreciate your enthusiasm for the venue and can't wait to see how it will be transformed through your stunning floral designs. Here's to many future weddings together!
Sweeney Barn Price Rates
As a thank you to our military, police and first responders, Sweeney Barn offers a 5% discount with proof of ID.
After checking out Sweeney Barn at the ground breaking, I can't wait to shoot here! It promises to be a gorgeous wedding venue, owned and managed by a great group of people.