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The Barn at Gully Tavern is a wedding venue located in Rice, Virginia. Owners Robert and Dawn Schmidt originally built the barn to accommodate the weddings of their two daughters. Upon seeing so many people fall in love with the space, they decided to open its doors to the public. This venue's staff hope to provide couples and their guests with precious memories that they can treasure for years to come.
Facilities and Capacity
The Barn at Gully Tavern can host nuptial celebrations and other special events, ranging from intimate affairs to larger parties of up to 150 guests. Couples hosting their wedding here have full use of the venue on the day of and before the big event. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are at a couple's disposal, offering a customizable experience to suit their individual needs and vision. The first floor is available for the wedding party to get ready and finalize any last-minute details before heading down the aisle. The barn features heating and cooling facilities, ceiling fans, restrooms, a catering prep room, and a sound system for all entertainment needs. Also included in the venue's package are eight wooden farm tables, 70 wooden chairs, and white tables and chairs to accommodate 150 guests. For an additional charge, couples can avail of a large tent, whiskey barrels, outside benches, and pews. A collection of vintage rental items are also available to help make the special day even more memorable.
The Barn at Gully Tavern provides event space for a variety of wedding celebrations, including rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The dedicated team strives to deliver an unforgettable experience that is as stress-free as possible on the day. Knowing how truly momentous the occasion is, the team delights in helping couples bring their dream wedding to life. To ensure an all the more seamless event experience, the venue also has the following services available;
- Outside vendors
- Setup and cleanup services
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Couldn't have asked for a better venue
Beautiful Venue and Great Owners
Robert is very responsive to emails, calls, and texts. As I began purchasing some decor I had some additional questions about table sizes, etc. He was very quick to respond and always with great detail and care to answer any question I may have. Dawn even made time for us to revisit the venue a couple of weeks prior to our ceremony so that we could refresh our memories and make plans. They are genuinely so kind and caring and truly want you to have the best wedding possible.
Some of the reasons we loved and picked The Barn at Gully Tavern were how accommodating Dawn and Robert are, the ceremony site options, prep kitchen, and the Groomsmen and Bridal Suites. There are several large furniture features that are included in the venue rental including handmade wooden tables, chairs, white round tables, folding chairs, buffets, barrels, a large wooden bar, ceremony arbor, and fireplace. All of these can be used or stored to your liking or moved wherever you would like around the venue. We loved the versatility that meant that we could really make the space our own and use it how we wanted.
Many venues have strict time limits which would have made it difficult to set up/take down etc. The Barn at Gully Tavern is extremely accommodating as long as you communicate your needs and the space is available. We were able to move several large items into the venue on Thursday prior to the Saturday ceremony. We then had access to the venue all day on Friday to decorate the venue. With COVID restrictions we were having a difficult time finding a place to host the rehearsal dinner and were so relieved when Dawn and Robert allowed us to host the rehearsal at the venue at no additional cost. It was a beautiful evening sitting on the back porch of the venue with a view of the pond eating our low country boil - everyone in the bridal party loved it!
Farmville is just a short 15-minute drive from the venue. We had no problem securing hotels in the town of Farmville, and our out-of-town guests did not have any issues finding the venue. Having the town of Farmville nearby made it easy to secure last-minute items, food, etc.
The Bridal Suite is exquisite! It is beautifully decorated, spacious, and well-lit. There was plenty of room to have all my bridesmaids in the suite with the hair and make-up artists. The hair and make-up artists loved the tablespace, vanity stations, and lighting in the room that made it very easy for them to set up. In addition to the Bridal Suite which is in the main house, we also had access to the dining room, living room, and kitchen of the main house. This was great for family members who arrived early to have a place to stay out of the heat. Unfortunately, at the time of our wedding, the separate Groomsmen’s Suite that is on-site was not yet finished; however, the groomsmen were able to use the space to change into their suits after doing some last-minute setup the morning of the ceremony. I am sure once it is completed if anything like the rest of the venue it will be great.
I highly recommend this venue not only for the natural beauty of the space and great decor but especially for how wonderful it is to work with Dawn and Robert. They truly make the place a perfect location for any wedding.
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The Barn at Gully Tavern frequently asked questions
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Clean Up
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Tent Accessories