Weddings

The Other Barn at Oakland Mills

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About

A loft-style wedding venue in Columbia, Maryland, The Other Barn at Oakland Mills embodies rustic charm and classic ambience. A fully renovated former dairy barn, the venue has been a part of the wedding industry since 1968. Ideal for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, The Other Barn at Oakland Mills' flower-filled courtyard provides the perfect setting for celebrating your union!

Facilities and Capacity
Intimate by nature, The Other Barn at Oakland Mills offers two locations that couples may choose from to host their ceremony and/or reception. The Loft can accommodate up to 200 guests and features wooden, high beam ceilings and a beautiful wood floor. While the Smithy/Tack Room can accommodate up to 65 guests and features glass doors that overlook the idyllic courtyard.

Services Offered
Those who book The Other Barn at Oakland Mills to host their festivities benefit from an array of services and amenities. Options include the following:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Liability insurance
  • Setup
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors


History
The Other Barn at Oakland Mills was acquired in the spring of 1709 by Charles Stevens. Once part of the Owings Dorsey Dairy Farm, the venue is one of the few buildings preserved when Columbia was built.

Location
The Other Barn at Oakland Mills is conveniently located in Howard County. The venue is less than 10 minutes from a number of Columbia's most popular landmarks, such as the Blandair Regional Park and Symphony Woods Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

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    Amy Married on 05/01/2021
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    Beautiful Wedding Venue

    Our wedding ceremony and reception at The Other Barn was perfect! The venue had the rustic and outdoor style, but did not need us to actually go to a farm.  We rented the courtyard for our ceremony, the Smith/Tacky room for our cocktail hour, and the Loft for our reception.  The venue coordinator, Brigitta, was wonderful to work with. She always responded to our emails quickly, usually the same or next day and sometimes even within hours. We were originally suppose to have our wedding in May 2020, but had to reschedule due to covid.  It was so easy getting our wedding rescheduled for May 2021.  Brigitta basically told us to select our new date, and as long as it was not already booked we could have it. We ended up with about 40 guests and there was plenty room for every to social distance. The price of the venue was very budget friendly.  The courtyard was absolutely beautiful for our ceremony.  The Loft did not need much decorations, a lot of the existing decor was enough to make the place look beautiful. Tables and chairs were all provided by the venue. They even set it up for us based on our floorplan. There was no approved list of caterers, so we were able to use one of our choice. Overall, there was a lot of flexibility for what we wanted to do, which fit our vision perfectly. I would highly recommend The Other Barn for a wedding venue. 

    The Other Barn at Oakland Mills's reply:

    Thank you and congratulations again. I am glad everything went well and you were able to finally hold your special day at The Other Barn. We wish you all the best. The Staff at The Other Barn
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    Tangenika D. Married on 02/29/2020
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    Leap Year Barn Wedding

    I got engageg in July 2019 and planned my wedding my wedding in 45 days. The staff helped me a ton with deciding on a floor plan.
    My family cooked all of the food and it saved me a ton. I purchased decorations online. Everything was beautiful.

    The Other Barn at Oakland Mills's reply:

    We are glad your day went so well. Thank you for sharing your pictures. They are wonderful. We wish you all the best. Congratulations again. -The Staff at The Other Barn
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    Grace F. Married on 10/19/2019
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    The Other Barn is a great venue

    The entire experience was extremely easy with the Other Barn. The cost was reasonable and the venue was beautiful. Hanging lights in the dark loft made for a beautiful ambiance. The outdoor space for the ceremony was intimate and private. All in all I would recommend this venue. For reference we had about 60 guests.

    The Other Barn at Oakland Mills's reply:

    Thank you and congratulations. We are so happy that you enjoyed your day at The Other Barn. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures. Best Wishes - The Staff at The Other Barn

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Map

5851 Robert Oliver Place Columbia, MD, 21045
4107304610

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fri - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sat - 9:00 a.m. - noon Please call for an appointment to tour our venue.
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