The Barn on New River

West Jefferson, NC View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
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$8k - $9k For 100 Guests


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$8k - $9k For 100 Guests

The Barn on New River sits on 100 beautiful acres, bordered by the Southfork of the New River and surrounded by our beloved Blue Ridge Mountains. Open May through November, the property gives you endless opportunities to make your dream wedding come to reality. Email us directly at to set up a tour.

What sets us Apart

The Barn on New River is tailored to provide a complete weekend experience for the couple 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 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 locations 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 lighting. 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.

Services Offered

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, 6 whiskey barrels, 10 cocktail tables, (20) 60" round tables, and (20) 8' rectangular tables.

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 with a queen bed.

Location Details

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.

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    Logan Married on 09/25/2021
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    My wedding day was AMAZING because of the barn on new river

    What an amaaziinnnggg venue! Paula is hands down the sweetest lady and will help you make your day SPECTACULAR
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    Edward K. Married on 07/31/2021
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    Amazing All Around!

    This venue is absolutely stunning. The property is perfectly maintained, and has amazing views every direction you look. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been. Paula and Caroline were extremely helpful in the coordination both prior to, and during our ceremony and reception. We could not have done it without them. I cannot say enough good things about this venue. I highly recommend it to any couple looking to have the perfect setting for their wedding day.


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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!


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