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 straight from the farm, personally handpicked and cut by the owner. The Barn features soaring post and beam ceilings, elegant Swarovski chandeliers, acid stained concrete floors, and plenty of string lighting. There is our beautiful Dahlia Suite and Lounge that are perfect to get ready in. The mezzanine adds seating or is a great place for your entertainment. Our built-in bar provides access to the inside of the Barn as well as the outdoor stone cocktail area which everyone loves. The ceremony site is located in close proximity to the Barn and has 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 Dahlia garden that is perfect for photos and our Old Hay Barn that has a covered cocktail area, yard games, a firepit, and string lighting.
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 on nearby that can be stocked for fishing. 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.
We also have 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.
In close proximity to the property are several private rental cabins that we can refer you and your guests to, as well as a Holiday Inn Express that is only 20 minutes away.
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.
18 Reviews for The Barn on New River
Recommended by 100% of couples
27 User photos
Samantha Johnson · 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 Marksberry · Married on 08/08/2020
The Barn on New River is hands down the best venue around! Paula and her husband did everything they could to ensure our day is everything we dreamed of and more. Highly recommend this venue!Sent on 08/25/2020
Laura Butner · Married on 06/06/2020
Getting married during a Pandemic
Planning a wedding is stressful enough, not to mention replanning a wedding to adapt to government mandates issued during a pandemic. AND this was a destination wedding! Through all the changes and stress, Paula supported us every step of the way. She works her butt off to make not only your wedding day, but the entire weekend about the couple! From phone calls, to text, to email- she was awesome at communicating with us. The Barn on New River is truly gorgeous- photos do not do it justice! From the barn in the valley to views at the scenic overlook, it’s perfect. We also stayed at the rental cabin on the property for the weekend, which made the days leading up to the wedding feel like a relaxing vacation. Unlike many venues, The Barn on New River is not just a business, it’s an extension of Mark and Paula’s home- and they will make you feel like family.Sent on 06/17/2020
We give a military discount to show our appreciation to the men and women who serve our nation.
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!