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 150 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 a small 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.
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Beca · Married on 05/18/2019
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Backstory: We originally learned about Sweeney Barn (SB) while it was under construction. The renderings that they had posted were beautiful but at that time, the construction completion date did not work out with our timeline as we needed to coordinate venue/location specific details with our vendors. Just three months before our wedding date, our originally contracted venue (in Maryland) closed down. At that point, the construction of Sweeney Barn had been completed and the venue was open for events. We contacted them to see if by chance they still had our date available and we were so lucky they did.Sent on 06/06/2019
Today’s Story: Love this place! Andrea, the General Manager, is so wonderful - she is professional, helpful, and just a pleasure to work with! She helped us from the beginning to make sure Sweeney Barn was everything we dreamed for our wedding. I was so concerned that we would be upset on our wedding day that our original venue didn’t work out but honestly as time went on throughout the process with SB, all of the memories of our original venue faded and everything at SB was so clear and made so much sense. It is the white barn I dreamed of. It is modern yet relates to its history. It has character. The space is clean and well taken care of. And by the way, the space is accurate to the original renderings but even more beautiful in person! All of our guests thought the venue was absolutely stunning.
Some benefits of Sweeney Barn: their staff (yes, it is a big deal); their style (the barn can be transformed for many different looks); things to do nearby (Farm Brew Live - in case your guests are early); close to hotels; the ability to do an indoor or outdoor ceremony (or use all of the spaces); some decor and game rentals (included); catering kitchen; floor plans (also helpful for coordinator and caterer use); elevator; projector and screen (instead of paying a dj extra); air-conditioned barn.
We could go on and on about how lucky we were to have Sweeney Barn as our venue. You can tell that Andrea and Kathy love what they do - it was such a pleasure to have them as a part of our very special day.
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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
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Chris Laich · Getting married on 11/18/2019
A place of your own
Sweeny Barn is an historic venue hosting weddings and events with generous strokes of elegance from the gorgeous chandeliers to the richness of the wood panels to the sense of place created by original pieces from the milk barn masterfully woven through out the venue.Sent on 12/28/2018
In addition, Sweeney Barn's General Manager, Andrea is very responsive and resourceful. She has responded very quickly to all correspondence and answered all my questions promptly.
Sweeney Barn and her staff will definitely deliver above and beyond for you and your family. Do take the time to visit and plan your beautiful events here. You will be so happy that you booked your event here.
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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.