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The Barn at Shady Grove is a Magical rustic wedding venue located in North Alabama just inside the bankhead forest in Double Springs, Alabama, just 8 miles from Smith Lake. The Venue sits on its own property right off hwy 195. The venue was built specifically for weddings and offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces. Total climate controlled & fully insulated with air conditioning and heating in all seasons. The Barn is a comfortable 70 degrees inside all year around. A 35KW Generac Generator also stands by ready to backup the main facility during adverse weather. Wedding ceremonies can be held outside on the lawn with a barn reception or couples can choose to hold both the ceremony and reception inside the barn underneath the $30,000 Chandelier or on stage. The Barn is conveniently located just 2 miles from Gateway Foodland, Dollar General, Jacks, Buena Vista Restaurant, Subway and Saporre Italian Grille. Also, Lodging is only 8 miles away at the Lakeshore Inn Restaurant and Golddiggers Lounge.

Facilities and Capacity
The Barn at Shady Grove can accommodate up to 250 guests comfortably in its two event spaces for weddings. We also have two complete separate houses on site for the bridal party and the groom party. These facilities are well setup and equipped for comfortable all day accomodations. All facilities are well insulated with central heat and air-conditioning, making it a comfortable venue for all seasons. The Barn features a huge antique chandelier that is 45 years old as a centerpiece in the main room. There is an upstairs balcony that surrounds the main floor on three sides. Full Stage and 24 channel Sound System provided for bands and entertainment. Full Video projection for showing video and pictures. We also feature satellite and huge screens for capturing any sports events during your time at our facility.

Services Offered
The Barn at Shady Grove is a full-service wedding venue that offers flat rate pricing for its wedding packages. There are no hidden costs that you will discover later. It’s wedding event services include all of the following:

  • Bridal Cottage included
  • Groom Saloon included
  • We have local Vendors for everything you need
  • Liability insurance included
  • Clean up included
  • Full Sound & inhouse DJ Included
  • Full DJ Lighting Included
  • DVD Video Projection Included
  • Satellite & Bigscreen TVs for all football Games included
  • Woman-owned

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Summer W. Married on 04/02/2022
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Ken and Shannon were amazing from helping with every little detail to making our reception super fun. I highly recommend if you want a venue that goes out of the way to make sure you have the perfect day.
Amy T. Married on 10/04/2021
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Our wedding🤍

The Barn at Shady Grove is the best wedding venue around. Ken and Shannon, the owners of the venue, are truly remarkable. From the moment you walk through the door, you feel like family. The two of them truly want your day to be as special as you do. You can’t go wrong with this venue, whether you want an outdoor wedding under the beautiful pergola surrounded by nature or indoors under the mesmerizing chandelier. This venue truly offers it all— a bridal cottage for you and your girls to get ready in, a grooms cabin for you and your boys to hang out and play pool, indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, the best DJ ever, plenty of parking, lots of vendor recommendations, and the list goes on and on. You will not regret booking with Ken and Shannon at The Barn at Shady Grove!
Leesa C. Married on 09/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Day come to life

A gorgeous venue with amazing owners (Shannon and Ken) that take care if you as if you are family. They care about your “dream” day and make it happen flawlessly. My Son and Daughter-in-Love had such a beautiful experience.
The Barn boasts an inviting exterior with tables and chairs set up for conversation and beautiful views of the property. As you enter the barn, you're greeted with beautiful ambience lighting from the biggest, most beautiful chandelier i’ve ever seen and music playing which gives a calm feeling with a rustic simplicity. Shannon and Ken offer so many extras! There are two houses on the property…a bride’s house and a groom’s house. These are for the wedding party to relax in and get ready for the day. Simply amazing. Meeting with Shannon was informative and absolutely no pressure. She provided so much information from the venue to the vendors. Also, Ken DJ’s and is happy to do this for you as an extra! This venue is completely amazing! The bride, groom, AND family were pampered for the day. I never thought a wedding would happen without stress and drama but thats the gift of choosing this venue. It was a beautiful drama-free and stress-free day.
Thank you for a beautiful experience.
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Ken and Shannon Preuitt
Ken and Shannon Preuitt

The Barn at Shady Grove was built in 2016, specifically to host weddings and events. But, what you may not know is the whole backstory behind the creation of this beautiful barn. This wonderful story has been written and published in a novel that was released in 2018 and is available on Hundreds of couples have celebrated their special day here, but many don't know the real background behind Ken and Shannon's incredible true love story and the almost fatal tragedy that occurred during the building of this beautiful barn. "The Barn at Shady Grove" is a wonderful 'love story' that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. Fairy tales do come true! You will want to check out "The Barn at Shady Grove" on, or you can order a copy for $15 by contacting us today.


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