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Thadeous · Married on 10/19/2019
Incredible venue that made our wedding day a breeze
We can't say enough good things about our experience having our wedding reception at Cross Keys Barn. From Karen's communication throughout to the venue itself (absolutely beautiful), every aspect of working with Cross Keys Barn was better than expected.
When searching for a venue, Karen stood out among the other potential venues based on her responsiveness and ability to actually answer our questions/welcome our families for a visit. We had our wedding at a local church and our reception at Cross Keys, so our requests/requirements were a little different. But Cross Keys provides a large room for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready and allows full use of their grounds, which was awesome for photos. We got to take the golf cart out into the corn fields for photos that turned out fantastic.
Everything, including our vendors communication with Karen, went incredibly smoothly. The day-of staff (who Karen recommended) along with Karen helped ensure that everything was set up properly and running without a hitch. Our reception was a blast, and SO MANY of our guests commented on how great the venue was. We wouldn't have changed a thing! Kudos to Karen and Cross Keys Barn!Sent on 10/30/2019
Lindsay Vogt · Married on 09/21/2019
Best Barn Venue in VA
Cross Keys Barn, LLC is definitely the “Venue with a View.” Karen and Tim Liskey were amazing throughout the whole wedding planning process. Even on the day of the wedding they were full of helpful last minute ideas and worked so hard putting final touches together. As a couple from two small towns living in a big city, who got married at Cross Keys Barn, LLC we would recommend this venue to anyone looking to escape back to that small town family atmosphere. Our special day was definitely one for all to remember! ❤️Sent on 09/18/2019
Kara Richman · Married on 09/21/2019
What an amazing experience!
WHAT A VIEW!! This venue is beyond amazing! It has a gorgeous mountain views, an old rustic stone area for cocktail hour, and a beautiful barn with hanging lights for reception! The owners were awesome! They were always there with a helping hand whenever you needed them. We even took our engagement photos at the barn, we enjoy them so much! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!Sent on 09/25/2019
Rachel · Married on 09/12/2019
I cannot say enough about Cross Keys Barn! The venue itself is breathtaking. From the indoor lights, to the beautiful bride and groom suites, to the view outside. Everything was absolutely magical. Karen was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. She is a well experienced planner as well as a venue owner. We got married on October 26th and she set up the heaters inside and out guests were very comfortable! Thank you Karen for helping us with our day!Sent on 11/02/2019
Andree Gitchell · Married on 07/06/2019
This is an amazing venue where you not only enjoy the serenity of gorgeous mountain views but also a fabulous renovated barn complete with elegant miniature lights adoring all posts and beams. And what makes this venue even more perfect is the couple who own the barn and who are there to support and ensure an absolutely perfect event.Sent on 07/12/2019
Cecilea · Married on 05/18/2019
The views from this venue were absolutely stunning and the staff were excellent to work with! We can’t thank Cross Keys Barn LLC. enough everything was perfect!Sent on 05/31/2019
Rachel · Married on 05/11/2019
Truly magical, simply stunning.
First things first, choose CrossKeys Barn! You will not regret it. Karen truly has wedding planning down to a science. She is so knowledgeable and so helpful. She knew exactly what to do to ensure that our big day went off without a hitch. The barn itself is simply stunning. It ended up raining on our wedding day and we held the ceremony right in the reception hall. It truly looked magical in there with the twinkle lights and few decorations we brought ourselves. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Karen took pictures throughout the night and arrived early to set up tables and chairs and stayed late with her husband to clean up the barn afterwards. They were so very helpful throughout the entire planning process and I could not have asked for a better venue/experience.Sent on 05/14/2019
Blake Washburn · Married on 04/27/2019
It was incredible, beautiful venue inside & out! Owners are super helpful
Me & my wife just got married there in April and it could not have gone more perfect. Karen & Tim were so helpful & helped make sure our special day went great. She even took a lot of great photos on top of our photographers. This venue looks amazing inside & outside. Couldn’t imagine my wedding being anywhere else!Sent on 05/13/2019
Mr & Mrs Alexander · Married on 11/09/2018
Our wedding day and it was a dream come true!
Karen was amazing to deal with and as a bride it is so important to feel calm. We loved our experience with them and would suggest their Barn any day!!!Sent on 11/14/2018
Emily · Married on 10/27/2018
Awesome Wedding Venue
Working with Karen (and Tim) over the past year and a half to plan our wedding has been a great experience! First of all, Karen is flexible - she was very willing to work with the couple's schedule to plan and answer questions. She also encouraged us to email her anytime we had questions or concerns and she was quick to reply; we emailed her on numerous occasions (especially in the last few months leading up to the wedding) and we always appreciated her prompt response and professionalism. Karen is also so knowledgeable - during visits we had at the barn, she would say, "Oh, you might want to consider...". She had many helpful ideas for how to make our wedding go as smoothly as possible and was a great resource! In addition, the owners have several albums displaying the numerous events they have hosted since they started offering the barn as a venue. We enjoyed looking through them to get ideas for our own big day. We are happy with our decision to choose Cross Keys Barn because we couldn't have imagined a better wedding celebration...we describe our wedding as "perfect" and "happy", and we owe much of the success of the day to the owners of Cross Keys Barn!Sent on 11/09/2018
- Tim and Emily Shifflett
Lacey Naff · Married on 10/20/2018
outdoor option? yes! rain option? yes! perfect venue? yes!
Cross Keys Barn LLC was the perfect place for a rustic fall wedding (not to mention the amazing weather we had on our wedding day). This venue was exactly what I wanted. The dance floor is in the middle of the barn which I think is best. When it's off to one side people often escape so I only looked for venues with a middle dance floor. It's was very spacious yet intimate enough to feel like the barn was cozy and full. BRIDES - let yourself be center of attention that day by entering your outdoor ceremony from the upstairs of the barn! It's a magical feeling to see all of your guests from birds eye view and they all have the perfect view of you as your enter from the barn and down the stairs. No need to worry about rain or getting a tent.... Inside of the barn is also perfect for a ceremony but there is an additional stone room area underneath that barn that is provides a romantic, covered ceremony space. Great experience working with the Cross Keys Barn Staff. They are so nice!!Sent on 10/25/2018
Karen · Married on 09/22/2018
Karen and Tim are two of the nicest people you will ever meet! The venue was perfect, and our wedding was truly a dream come true. The backdrop of the mountain was beautiful. The dance floor was huge and our guests danced all night long. It was all perfect, and we are so happy that they were part of our best day ever!Sent on 09/26/2018
Abigail · Married on 09/08/2018
Karen was a joy to work with from the very first day up to the wedding day! Once you decide to book with her she sends you this package with all her recommendations with vendors that she's worked with in the past. She definitely gives you everything you need to get your wedding planning started. If ever you have questions she is an email or phone call away.Sent on 09/11/2018
The venue itself is so gorgeous. The views on this property is amazing. Although it did rain during our wedding day, the inside of the barn was still set up to have a beautiful ceremony. This barn is already set up with Christmas lights which is all you need to make this place perfect for your wedding. They also have an onsite bridal suite which has AC and was where all my bridesmaid and myself got ready. Definitely recommend this place for any bride!
Kelly · Married on 09/02/2018
Karen and Tim are amazing. They are so patient and helpful and make sure that your day is absolutely perfect. We are so glad we chose to work with them. They are the sweetest. Everyone said our wedding looked like it was a wedding from Pinterest! Thank you so much for everything, Karen and Tim!Sent on 09/03/2018
Hunter · Married on 07/07/2018
Karen and her family made our wedding the most magical day of our lives!! Everything about the venue was perfect, from the amazing scenery out back to the breathtaking lights all over the reception area. Karen was also extremely helpful in helping us plan for the wedding, supplying us with a list of recommended vendors (which were all spectacular), and answering any and all questions we had extremely quickly and perfectly. Every detail about the venue and owners made for an amazing wedding that will be remembered forever!Sent on 08/04/2018
Sara · Married on 06/16/2018
Karen and her husband are beyond amazing. I was an out of state bride, and Karen worked closely with my family to ensure all went well. She allowed me to visit the venue whenever I came home, and she helped answer all questions with no hesitation. Karen is very organized, which in turn helped me know that everything was being taken care of in a timely manor. Karen took many photos of my special day and sent them all over to me, which is so special because she caught many moments beautifully! I cannot say thank you enough to the Liskeys for making my dream into a reality.Sent on 06/28/2018
Tori · Married on 05/26/2018
They were amazing! The venue is perfect! Karen and her husband were so kind and beyond helpful! They thought of everything when it comes to the venue it self! They stayed all day and helped with so much! Would definitely recommend!Sent on 06/11/2018
Dawn · Married on 05/25/2018
When my son and his fiancé announced they wanted a rustic “after rehearsal “ meal with a food truck I immediately thought of the “Cross Keys Barn “! I was able to rent the “Stone Room” for this event! The setting was perfect and the facility accommodated all of our needs! From our 1st meeting to the last we could not have been any more pleased with our choice! The Barn and property is beautiful and meticulously well kept! Karen was extremely supportive, full of ideas and extremely well organized. On the day of our event, the tables were set up as planned and fire pit ready for our s’mores after we ate! I would highly recommend this venue for your wedding or celebration! Thanks Karen and Tim for the wonderful memories made that night!!Sent on 08/07/2018
Kaitlin · Married on 04/28/2018
Karen and Tim at Cross Keys Barn were so wonderful to work with! From the moment my fiance (now husband!) and I toured the barn, we knew we wanted to get married there! Karen was always prompt, professional, and helpful in her email correspondences and interactions. The barn is stunning and beautiful, and you can clearly see that it is perfectly maintained. The view is absolutely gorgeous with the mountains in the background! I was so impressed with Karen's insight and knowledge regarding our wedding and the setup. She truly went above and beyond to make us a priority! I cannot recommend Cross Keys Barn enough as the best venue around! Thank you for providing the perfect place for our rehearsal and wedding day!Sent on 05/15/2018
Kallie · Married on 11/04/2017
Cross Keys Barn was the first and only venue we looked at, we knew right away that it was the perfect place for our November wedding. With the beautiful lights and wooden beams of the barn and the mountains off in the background, you really couldn't ask for a more gorgeous place to get married. Karen and Tim were very professional, always willing to answer any questions we had, and really just amazing to work with. They were especially great when we had a last minute change and had to move everything inside because the weather decided not to cooperate. We had comments from guests all night about how we had chosen an absolutely beautiful venue! I'd highly recommend Cross Keys Barn to anyone looking to get married in the Harrisonburg area!Sent on 11/06/2017
Alina · Married on 10/28/2017
Our daughter Kristina got married on the lawn of Cross Keys Barn on Oct. 28, 2017. They later had their reception at the Barn. It is a lovely venue, with the barn being the best one that we visited (and we had visited a lot of venues). The owners have it all extremely well-built, and decorated with little golden lights that make the place look absolutely magical! They have white tables and chairs inside, as well as for the ceremony outside. They have a large deck overlooking the beautiful Shenandoah valley. The barn’s huge yard is very clean and used only for events. They also have a kitchen, indoor ladies and gents’ nicely appointed/decorated restrooms, as well as a huge bridal attendants’ room in which to get ready, and a smaller room for the groom and groom’s men. Although Cross Keys Barn is a rustic type of venue, it has all the necessary things that we wanted. It was the most complete package that we found, and the rental price was a reasonable one. The owners are a lovely couple who made sure that every detail was taken care of. They also provided lists and/or referrals of local vendors with whom they have had good experience. This was very helpful to us because we were not familiar with the Harrisonburg, Va area. We were so happy to have found this gem of a venue and the sweet, wonderful family who runs it. Our daughter had a lovely rustic-style, autumn wedding that she always wanted! Our gratitude and compliments to Karen and Tim for helping us achieve this. <3Sent on 11/02/2017
Kristina · Married on 10/28/2017
Where do I even begin? My Parents and I looked at MANY barn/farm venues and who knew 2.5 hours away from us(in Maryland) was where we would choose. We chose Cross Keys Barn because of the GORGEOUS hand built barn, beautiful and well kept grounds, twinkling lights, amenities, flexibility, and of course The Liskey Family who own and run it!! Karen is very responsive, warm, open to giving advice, and really knows how to handle an event.
We loved the fact that we had the barn all day (9-11 for music /12 for cleanup) for the wedding, The Liskeys had tables, chairs, wine barrels, and much more that came with the rental, the barn had indoor restrooms for guests, huge bridal suite, and if there wasn’t another wedding on the Friday before ours then we could set up which did work out!
Karen often checked in to make sure we had the right documents and payments in on time, that the vendors were ready and liscenced properly, and that we had a good layout and run of show.
The day of the wedding, she checked in but left us to our own as to not bother us. During the wedding, she took photos which was a beautiful surprise to us. She even caught the Father/Daughter first looks which was so special!! She and her Husband, Tim, ensured everything was perfect the day of. The attention to detail and care they put into their farm really shows and so many of my guests have raves about what a warm and inviting venue it was!!
After the wedding, without prompting, we received our damage deposit within a few days of the wedding.
I HIGHLY recommend Cross Keys Barn for your wedding/celebration venue!!! You won’t regret it!!
Sent on 12/23/2017
Kelly · Married on 10/07/2017
My daughter Megan was married at Cross Keys Barn on 10/7/17. The barn is absolutely beautiful. We knew the first time we visited it was the venue for her wedding. Karen and Tim are great to work with and gave us so much good advice. We used her recommendations for DJ, florist, catering, baker and photo booth. We loved each and everyone. I would highly recommend Cross Keys Barn. They are affordable and located in a beautiful setting.Sent on 10/21/2017
Brittany · Married on 10/01/2017
The venue is stunning. It was everything we wanted and more! Karen is so incredibly helpful and was quick to respond to every email my dad and I sent her. She gave us ideas and worked so well with us to make our day perfect. We were able to visit the barn as many times throughout the year to prepare for our wedding. The bridal suite was beautiful and they allow you to take their golf cart around the farm with your photographer to capture the most amazing pictures which was so neat. Can’t thank them enough for their hospitality and kindness! The barn and views were perfect for our fall rustic themed wedding!!Sent on 10/15/2017
Christie · Married on 05/07/2017
Our daughter's wedding was held there. Perfect venue. Everything she wanted. The venue is spotless. Karen and Tim will go out of their way to help you make the day perfect. Ceremony facing the mountain is breathtaking. Make sure you get your insurance from vendors in place well in advance.Sent on 06/07/2017