The Barn at Shady Lane Reviews

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Caitlin

    Caitlin · Married on 07/28/2018

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    The Barn at Shady Lane is such an amazing venue! It is absolutely beautiful and the Alders are such sweet people and so wonderful to work with! The land around the barn is perfect for pictures and the inside is gorgeous all on its own. All of our guests raved about the simplicity and beauty of the venue. It was the perfect size to hold all 275 of our guests for our ceremony and then when it was flipped for our reception there was still ample room for everyone with a band and a dance floor. The staff at the barn are so helpful and they helped make our wedding day an absolute dream!! We would recommend this venue time and time again!

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    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Caitlin- Thank you for your sweet comments! Your wedding was absolutely perfect. All the best to you!
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    Ashley · Married on 05/12/2018

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    I could not have dreamed up how perfect the Barn at Shady Lane was for our wedding reception. I fell in love with the venue during our first walk through and knew that it was the place I wanted our reception to be. We had close to 450 guests and the Adlers were truly AMAZING to work with, they were so accommodating not only to us but all of our guests! My husband and I have gotten so may compliments on how nice the barn was and how smoothly our reception seemed to flow. My family and my husbands family can not thank Mr. Michael and Mrs. Linda enough for making our wedding reception truly magical. The Adlers went above and beyond with every little thing that we needed and they were there to help at all stages of the planning process! I would highly recommend this place for any event!!

    Sent on 04/05/2018

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Ashley - What a BLAST we had hosting your wonderful family on that amazing day! Thank you for the kind words and for trusting us with the day you made your vows. Blessings to you and your groom!
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    Kayla · Married on 05/05/2018

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    The Barn at Shady Lane was the most amazing place to get married. Everything went so smooth the day of. I could not have asked for a better venue. Not only is the place beautiful, Linda and Michael are so easy to work with. 10/10 would recommend.

    Sent on 05/20/2018

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Thank you Kayla! You are delightful! Blessings to you in your new life of marriage!
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    Anna Catherine · Married on 01/06/2018

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    Having my wedding day at the Barn at Shady Lane was truly the most wonderful experience any bride could ever ask for. From Michael and Linda Adlers involvement, genuine love and support, and overall engagement with the entire day, it couldn’t have been more perfect. The venue itself was spectacular. Every little detail came together in creating the most breathtaking place to exchange vows, cry happy tears, and dance the night away. From the band, large dance floor, beautiful extended patio, and bridal loft, there was more than enough room to relax and dance with family and friends for hours. From the moment I arrived, to the moment I departed with my new husband, every moment was perfect and truly front the Lord. He was present at every moment and it was truly breathtaking!

    Sent on 01/29/2018
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    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Wooooo Hooooo!!! We are still cheering you on from Shady Lane! Thank you for trusting us with the opportunity to serve you on that very best day ever. Thanks also for helping spread the Shady Lane love!!
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    Kelsey · Married on 10/20/2017

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    The Barn at Shady Lane is the perfect place for anyone to get married! They took care of everything on the day of the wedding and we didn’t have to worry about clean up or set up which was a huge relief. Linda always responded to any text in a timely manner and was always willing to answer any questions and help us in any way that she could. The venue is beautiful whether you get married inside or outside. The Barn was plenty big for my 275 guests and the patio is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much The Barn At Shady Lane for making my day perfect!!

    Sent on 12/23/2017
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    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Kelsey, What a GORGEOUS bride you were and what a pleasure it was for us to serve you and your guests! Thank you for the kind review and for the beautiful pictures. Blessings to you on this first Christmas as Mr and Mrs!
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    Bert · Married on 10/09/2017

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    Linda and Michael were among the most fabulous vendors we dealt with in our wedding planning. They were so sweet and personable at every turn, and from an accommodation and professionalism perspective we couldn't have asked for more. The astronomical building and service quality mixed with the warm and non-corporate vibe of our experience at the Barn made us feel really lucky, as we didn't really know that much until after we hurriedly selected the venue.

    The one tiny thing that was tough was - administratively and NOT cost wise - dealing with all the innumerable feeling add-ons. I think every place probably does this but I also think an all inclusive rate would have been nice and we would have paid it!

    This venue is great and fills up fast. If you are fortunate enough to get a date your day will be great.

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    Kelly · Married on 10/06/2017

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    Michael and Linda are the best to work with! I was supposed to get married outside and then a hurricane popped up so we had to move inside. They made the transition for me so easy!! Thanks for everything! It was the best day ever!

    Sent on 12/12/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Thank you Kelly!! When Plan B turns out as beautiful as Plan A, all is well!! So glad you came to Shady Lane!
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    Heather · Married on 08/26/2017

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    The Barn at Shady Lane could not have been more perfect for our August ceremony and reception. The Adler's were so wonderful to work with. They were always quick in getting back to me and were available to help with every aspect. They were flexible in working with me when we had some time changes for bridal portraits. I knew throughout our engagement that we were in good hands working with the Adler's and the Barn.

    Sent on 01/11/2018

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Thanks Heather for the kind note! It was our pleasure to serve you!
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    Claire · Married on 08/19/2017

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    The Barn at Shady Lane is truly the best wedding venue in Birmingham! We chose to celebrate our day at the Barn because Michael and Linda were so amazing to work with. The turned our dreams into a reality by letting us have all of the vendors that we wanted for our special day! They were so accommodating with every request, especially all of the last minute ones that come up with wedding planning. They always responded quickly and eased any anxiety or questions that we had along the way. We got so many compliments on how beautiful our venue was and how wonderful the whole day went because of Michael and Linda's support! We are at the age where all of our friends are getting married as well, and this venue has by far exceeded all of the other experiences I have been through with friends' weddings! We loved working with the Adlers, loved the venue, and can't recommend them enough!

    Sent on 09/15/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Claire! Wow! Can you write one of these every week! :) Seriously you and your friends and fam were really fun to serve and we are delighted that you were delighted. Blessings to you both as you start this wonderful new chapter. Michael and Linda Adler ShadyLaneEvents.com
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    Anita · Married on 08/12/2017

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    The Barn at Shady Lane was everything we had ever dreamed of for our daughter's wedding. The Adler's were incredible to work with from the very beginning all the way to the end of the wedding. As someone who was from out of town, they quickly put our minds at ease and did everything to make it as easy as possible for us. We could not be more please with the decision we made to have one of the most important events of our daughter's life at this venue. It exceeded our dreams for her wedding. They had a place for the bride and bridesmaids, and even a cottage for the groom and groomsmen, and plenty of room for our guests. The grounds were beautiful and welcoming. We highly recommend The Barn at Shady Lane!!

    Sent on 09/09/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Anita - Thanks so much for the kind words! You and your amazing friends and family were so "all in" from beginning to end, it was our great pleasure to serve you at Shady Lane. Blessings to you all!
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    Donna · Married on 07/22/2017

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    Michael and Linda Adler/The Barn at Shady Lane are the best, not only with a beautiful venue, but really being invested in ensuring that nothing is missed in planning an event.

    I don’t know where to begin to express our gratitude for their kindness and guidance as we went through the process of planning Katie Elkins Corley's wedding. Everything was “Perfect” and I have seldom heard anyone say that their big day was perfect. So much goes into creating the perfect day, but The Barn at Shady Lane played a huge part in creating that description. We have talked over and over with so many friends of what a beautiful venue they have and the love that is behind it shows through, especially true in that they have used reclaimed wood throughout. A definite highlight is the "Brides" loft, many fun memories were made up there with the girls - a perfect hideaway! Just when we thought it couldn't get any better we were told that The Barn at Shady Lane now has a "Grooms Cabin" - our guy's were able to hang out in this wonderful cabin, beautifully furnished, big screen TV and plenty of space for everyone, offering our guy's the opportunity to be rock stars when the band joined them for a meal (thanks Trotline).

    The Barn at Shady Lane has hit the nail on the head with what they have to offer! We will certainly be using this venue for many occasions in the future.

    Many thanks to Michael and Linda Adler for ensuring we had the "Storybook Wedding"

    Donna Elkins



    Sent on 08/02/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Donna- Thank you so much for coming to Shady Lane. You knocked it out of the park. The ceremony was lovely and the reception was SO much fun! Come back again soon!
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    Nicholas · Married on 06/24/2017

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    The absolute perfect venue! The Adlers are simply wonderful people who went above and beyond to help make our day so incredibly special. The Barn at Shady Lane was everything we
    wanted and all of our guests raved about how gorgeous it is! The memories from our wedding at Shady Lane will last a lifetime!!

    Sent on 06/26/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    It was SUCH a pleasure to serve you and your bride thru the many months of planning! Your vision came true! Thank you so much for taking a moment to write! Blessings to you both as you start this new chapter of life together.
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    Jessica · Married on 05/26/2017

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    My husband and I could not be grateful to look back on our wedding day and think of The Barn at Shady Lane! Michael and Linda were extremely accommodating and friendly. We instantly felt like we knew them well and could ask them any question that came to our minds. We felt truly celebrated and loved on our big day! Compared to similar venues, the value is fantastic. Shady Lane had everything we dreamed of, from a bridal suite to church pews for family to sit in for our outside ceremony. We couldn't be happier with our experience, and we only wish we could relive the entire day!

    Sent on 08/08/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Jessica- thank you so much! It was such a great day! We're so happy you came to Shady Lane.
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    Whitney · Married on 01/21/2017

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    So thankful to have gotten to have my wedding at the Barn at Shady Lane! They were so great in every way! The Adlers have truly built a beautiful venu!! I had an indoor ceremony and reception and they did a great room flip!

    Sent on 02/04/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Thanks for the good word, Whitney! It was a huge privilege for us to be able to host you and your family and You Were such a wonderful bride! Loved the Daddy / Daughter Dance!!
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    Bethany · Married on 01/14/2017

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    Got nothing but compliments from guests on this venue. Linda and Michael are so easy to work with and extremely accommodating!!! Would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking - but be sure to book at least a year in advance. It books quickly!!!

    Sent on 01/23/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Wooo Hoooo Bethany! It was our pleasure serving you and your family and friends on that gorgeous day! You were such a beautiful bride. Thank you so much for your kind note. Michael and Linda Adler The Barn at Shady Lane
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    Karoline · Married on 12/17/2016

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    The Adler's were so great during the whole process. Shady Lane was the first and only venue we looked at. We booked right away! The barn is so beautiful and elegant and you can really transform it into anything you want! We had both ceremony and reception inside for our winter wedding and it was perfect. They have the room flip down to a science. Guests waited no longer than 15 min to enter the reception after the ceremony. Thank you Shady Lane for making our day magical!!!

    Sent on 01/24/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Karoline- Thanks for the kind note! The flip is our favorite. :)
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    Layken · Married on 11/13/2016

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    Michael and Linda Adler were an absolute pleasure to work with. The Barn at Shady Lane provided the perfect backdrop for mine and Braden's day. My only real advice would be call them today! They book up very fast because the venue is so great! From the initial meeting to the day of the Adler's were extremely easy to work with and were there to help us with anything we needed. Linda was amazing at responding to texts and returning phone calls. They are an extremely laid back but incredibly professional venue and we were so grateful for everything they did for us. They genuinely want you to use their space and make it your own and they really let you personalize the space for your day. I can't recommend this venue enough it will be one of the easiest decisions of your wedding planning process.

    Sent on 01/12/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Layken - thanks for the wonderful feedback on Shady Lane! You were SUCH a beautiful bride and it was our pleasure to serve you.
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    ashley · Married on 10/09/2016

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    the owners and the staff are AMAZING! They went above and beyond my imagination to make my wedding reception feel just as special as my wedding day!

    Sent on 01/02/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Ashley, it was our privilege to serve you and your family and friends on that amazing day. Thanks for spreading the love!
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    Britain · Married on 08/21/2016

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    I was the planner for a wedding at the barn this past weekend in the ice storm of January 2017! We all started to go into preperation mode as the chacne of ice and snow increased on Friday and Linda was the only vendor that didn't call me to see if we were still having a wedding! Of course we were! When I called HER to check in, she really eased my worries that she too would try to bail on us. In the end, they did everything we asked of them, quickly and prefessionally, and all of our vendors showed up! The barn staff was there to assist all of the vendors if they needed them, as everyone was pulling extra weight since we were in the middle of a winter storm. Oh, and we were very warm in the barn :) Highly suggest this venue for weddings and any other event that you want to be extra special!

    Sent on 01/09/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Thank you, Britain, for your kind remarks. It was our privilege to serve this wonderful family with you. The weather was rough but the wedding was beautiful and everyone had a blast. Thank you for bringing your Britain Lamon Events expertise from Atlanta to The Barn at Shady Lane.
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    Karen · Married on 08/21/2016

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    We love The Barn at Shady Lane! The Adler’s were so sweet and helpful, and they went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. The venue is absolutely beautiful, and they have so many great options to help make the day easy and to flow smoothly! Highly recommended!

    Sent on 10/13/2017

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Karen, We loved working with you!! The wedding was beautiful!
  • User6147853 · 2+ years ago

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    The Barn at Shady Lane was the perfect wedding venue for us! The Adlers were so great to work with and went above and beyond for us. We originally planned to have our ceremony outside and everyone was seated already, but it unfortunately started storming before I walked down the aisle and everyone came inside. The Adlers moved everything around and accommodated an indoor ceremony literally in like ten minutes- it was amazing. As much as I was disappointed not being able to get married outside, the venue is still beautiful inside and all of that disappointment went away once I was walking down the aisle. This could not have happened without them! It is an amazing venue with a gorgeous bridal loft to enjoy all day long. I highly recommend this venue for your special day!

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    Savannah · Married on 05/29/2016

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    The Barn at Shady Lane was an extravagant wedding venue. The classy rustic look was just what we were looking for. Mike and Linda were so accommodating and treated us with such kindness. I would suggest this venue to anyone looking for a place to host a wedding or any other type of get together.

    Sent on 09/30/2016

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Savannah you were such a beautiful bride! It was our pleasure to serve you
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    Jennifer · Married on 05/15/2016

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    The Barn was the perfect venue! The owners helped us so much. You can tell they love what they get to do. The outdoor arbor was perfect for our ceremony and the indoor barn and patios worked great for our springtime wedding. Thank you!

    Sent on 12/08/2016

    The Barn at Shady Lane's reply:

    Jennifer - We have quoted your note many times. "You can tell they love what they get to do" You have it right. We have been given a gift and want to use it to our fullest. Thanks for noticin'!! Michael and Linda Adler The Barn at Shady Lane ShadyLaneEvents.com
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    Savannah · Married on 04/23/2016

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    Our day was absolutely perfect at the Barn at Shady Lane. This venue was a great and convenient location for all of our family and friends to attend, because we did not want them driving far to attend our special day. The Adlers helped make our dream wedding with all of our visions come true at the most reasonable price. The wooden barn, bride's loft, and pond provide the perfect backdrop and scenery for photographs. Our guests loved the atmosphere The Barn provided and especially loved the open dance floor. I wish I could relive this fabulous day over and over again! BEST DAY EVER.

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