What sets us Apart
The Barn on New River is tailored to provide a complete weekend experience for both Bride and Groom as well as all of your family and friends! We understand that this is one of the biggest days of your life and we want to provide an experience that allows you to fully absorb all of the incredible moments related to this special time. This is why we supply a full weekend experience where we provide access to our cabin on the property where you and your guests of choice can relish in unforgettable memories both pre-wedding and post-wedding. The Barn on New River offers a package that is unparallel to any other experience, including use of the venue for your rehearsal dinner as well as offering Sunday Brunch setup under our ‘Old Hay Barn’ covered porch area for those interested in continuing to extend the celebrations! You won’t have to look further for a venue that offers everything you could possibly need on your big day. Our venue provides a one-stop-shop for on-site location accommodations including rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, Sunday brunch, and housing accommodations for a number of guests.
Facilities and Capacity
Sitting on 100 private acres is The Barn on New River. a post and beam-style barn built with 80-year-old pine trees havested directly from the property. The Barn features soaring post and beam ceilings, elegant Swarovski chandeliers, acid stained concrete floors, live edge bars, and an abundance of complimentary string ligting. The Barn on New River also features our beautiful Dahlia Suite and Lounge. The mezzanine adds additional seating, or can serve as a place to house your entertainment. Our built-in bar provides dual access to the inside of the Barn as well as the outdoor stone cocktail area. The ceremony site is located in close proximity to the Barn and includes a paved aisle, built-in arbour, beautiful landscaping, and a pond with a fountain that is beautiful day and night!!
A short walk from the Barn you will find our walk-through Dahlia garden, featuring thousands of multi-colored Dahlias that creates an amazing photography location. The Barn on New River also features the original "Old Hay Barn' that has a covered cocktail area, yard games, a firepit, and string ligthing for the brides that choose to have an additional gathering area.
The Barn on New River offers several ceremony and reception packages that can be customized for couples. The pricing of this package gives you access to the entire property on your wedding day. You'll also have parking access with a parking attendant, beautiful wooden crossback chairs for the reception, outdoor white padded resign chairs, 4 whiskey barrels, 10 cocktail tables, (20) 60" round tables, and (20) 8' rectangular tables. We have a Sonos sound system throughout the barns interior and exterior, beautiful chandeliers, and string lighting.
We also have our in-house event team, SouthFork Events, who are available to help coordinate the last minute details of your big day and make sure the day-of runs smoothly. Our wedding planning package is designed for brides who want to do most of their own planning and then have our team step in 6 weeks before the wedding to ensure the weeks leading up to the day are not stressful.
On the property we have a beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bath luxury cabin that comes with several of our packages or can be rented a-la-carte. The cabin is secluded and has 3 ponds nearby. The cabin can sleep 10 and is the perfect spot for the bridal party or family to enjoy the mountains for a few days prior to the big day. In addition to our cabin, at the end of our driveway there are 3 other cabins rented by owners that can accomodate an additional 30 guests, and another large cabin within a few miles that can accomodate another 10 guests. We also have many other airbnb's as well a Holiday Inn in West Jefferson.
The Barn on New River offers a private Honeymoon Suite available for couples to get away the night of their wedding. It comes fully equipped with a full kitchen, bathroom, sitting area, and bedroom, and is included with all of our packages for Saturday night.
The Barn on New River is located in West Jefferson, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A 20 minute drive leads you to the quaint downtown area that has a wide varitey of shopping, dining, and attractions. For those who are more adventure based, there are plenty of outdoor activies such as river tubing, kayaking, and hiking to keep you occupied.
Located only a beautiful 2 hour drive from Charlotte and Greensboro or 3 hours from Raleigh, the venue is the perfect spot to escape the hot summer heat and relax in the fresh mountain air.
22 Reviews for The Barn on New River
Recommended by 100% of couples
38 User photos
Bryan R. · Married on 10/10/2020
Hands Down the Best Barn Venue!!!
I would highly recommend hosting your wedding or special event at The Barn on New River!
The venue is set back in the mountains and is private with tons of parking and incredible landscape. The venue contact, Paula was a delight to work with! Her response time was most times in a matter of minutes and she was overly accommodating to help us connect with vendors when we weren't able to get a response on our own. Words can't express how well designed her Barn is for weddings! First its crystal chandeliers and lighting soften up the rustic barn feel, The 2nd floor that overlooks the first floor is breathtaking and finally the large barn doors and windows that can be open provide the perfect environment to bring take in the beautiful landscape while having your event in doors. She has a bar built in as well as a kitchen area for caters to work in private. Lastly I have to say that the Sonos Sound System that throughout the barn, ceremony area and outdoors led us to save a ton. I can not think of one thing that this venue doesn't offer!
If I can give you any advise, it would be to START your search by visiting this location first. I can assure you that you won't find anything more beautiful or anyone who is more personal and really cares about taking care of her client!Sent on 10/24/2020
Samantha J. · Getting married on 05/10/2021
Wedding Venue Nestled In The Blue Ridge Mountains
I knew before I was engaged that I wanted to have my wedding at The Barn on New River and I wanted it to be in the fall. If you've never seen the foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains then you're missing out. The barn has everything you need, his and her dressing room, a kitchen on-site for your caterer, a honeymoon suite, and cabin rentals close by for out of town family members. Not to mention, the owners, Mark & Paula Domske are a pleasure to work with, very accommodating to your needs, and Paula was always available to answer my questions, big or small. Day of, they are both there making sure your day runs smoothly. This place is a hidden gem nestled in the small town of West Jefferson, NC and no matter what season this place is breathtaking for a wedding!Sent on 12/13/2019
Lauren L. · Married on 10/03/2020
This venue is beyond anything I could have ever imagined!
From the moment we arrived, I was already at ease. Paula and her husband go WAY out of their way to make sure everything is completely
Perfect for you. The cabin on the property is beautiful and stocked with everything you need. We stayed here Thursday-Sunday and rented
A golf cart to get to and from the barn. Rehearsal dinner was amazing and we all ate inside
of the barn since it was a little chilly.
The Barn itself leaves people speechless when they walk in. So many people said it seemed like a fairytale.
From the beautiful views from the barn for your ceremony, to her flower garden we used for a lot of pictures, the short ride to the top of the mountain for breathtaking photos during cocktail hour- this place far exceeds any wedding venues I have been to.
Paula lets you decorate and do things your way, they are always on standby just in case you need anything during your time there and were just the sweetest people I could have asked for to help us with our day. Her communication during the entire wedding planning was also a huge plus. I was planning during covid and she kept reassuring me that everything would be perfect no matter what and boy was she right!
I hate to use the word regret, but I really think you would regret not using this venue. 10/10 for all parts!♥️ We can’t thank them enough for allowing us to be there!Sent on 10/11/2020
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Brides or Grooms who are active duty, reserve, or a veteran of the United States Armed Forces can save 5% on their entire wedding package!