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.
57 Reviews for Sweeney Barn
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Brittany R. · Married on 06/27/2021
Sweeney Barn Review
We couldn't be happier with our wedding at Sweeney Barn! The venue was absolutely breathtaking. Our ceremony took place on the 1st floor where the room gets a ton of natural light and has a whimsical, fairytale vibe to it. Our reception took place on the 2nd floor. Guests were ushered upstairs through the beautiful spiral staircase which is the original silo from the barn. The upstairs has more of a barn look, but with a glam/modernized vibe.
The venue has some decor on site which we loved and didn't need to provide any ourselves! Guests loved the wine barrels during cocktail hour. We actually had a guest go to a local winery the next day and purchase 2 barrels to turn into tables for their home.
The location was not only helpful for guests who lived in the Gainesville/Manassas/Bristow area, but also those staying in one of the many hotels nearby. Having our wedding at Sweeney Barn was a dream!!!Sent on 07/02/2021
Sweeney Barn's reply:Thank you so much for this amazing review, Brittany! It was our pleasure to see you and Nick get married at Sweeney Barn. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! We wish you all the best, and hope to see you again soon as guests at another event.
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!
Kathy J. · Getting married on 09/04/2021
I love the functionality of this venue as well as the location.
Sweeny Barn has hit the nail on its head by restoring this beautiful barn. It is a combination of country, modern, and chic!!!!! What an amazing addition to Prince William County!Sent on 12/28/2018
Sweeney Barn's reply:Thank you, Kathy! We're so proud to be part of the Prince William County community and to work with wonderful people like you.
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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.