4 Ways to Have a Rustic Barn Wedding In Tampa

Written by Samantha Iacia
Photo: Rad Red Creative

Having a barn wedding in Tampa—a place known for its beaches, crystal clear water, and bustling nightlife scene—probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind if you’re getting married in Central Florida. But rustic wedding venues in Florida are the perfect solution for any couple who wants to skip the beach wedding and host a good ol’ countryside event instead. If you love the idea of an outdoor wedding at a charming rustic barn, we have just the venue for you.

Wishing Well Barn

Located about 30 minutes outside of Tampa in Plant City, Wishing Well Barn is one of our favorite settings for hosting a rustic Florida wedding. When it comes to Tampa wedding venues, this gorgeous, shabby chic venue is one of the only authentic barn wedding venues in Florida. In addition to being a wedding venue, the family-owned farm is still used for raising horses, growing produce and also as a cattle ranch. Wishing Well Barn offers several different packages, making it a perfect option for all types of couples. The spacious lawn just outside the barn is a popular spot for ceremonies, and the barn itself can accommodate up to 225 guests.

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We’ve featured four different weddings at Wishing Well Barn—keep reading to see how each couple styled this venue for their barn wedding in Tampa.

Casual Elegance

This spring wedding had the perfect balance of rustic and elegant styles. The couple, Ericka and Rickey, chose a classic blush and lavender color palette, with whimsical and romantic details to reflect the feel of the season.

One of the venue’s signature details is this giant hay bale at the barn entrance. We love seeing how each couple at Wishing Well Barn decorates it for their barn wedding in Tampa. Ericka and Rickey made it their own with a bunting banner, apple crates, a vintage lantern, and purple roses.

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Country Charm

Melissa and Anthony’s fall wedding was a truly rustic celebration. Anthony and his groomsmen sported casual attire (jeans and button downs) while the bride and her best gals wore cowboy boots with their dresses—an oh-so appropriate look for barn weddings.

The couple’s turquoise and white details paired perfectly with the venue’s rustic aesthetic. Their decor was all about burlap accents, from the burlap and lace aisle runner for the ceremony to the reception tablescapes, personalized bunting, and decorative bows.

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Pretty in Pink

What do you get when you combine baby’s breath, crystals, birdcages, lace, and burlap? Probably this stunning shabby chic barn wedding in Tampa. Alexis and Bradley’s late November wedding looked like something out of a fairytale. The bride was gorgeous in her tiered ball gown, while her bridesmaids looked pretty in long pink dresses.

Alexis and Bradley personalized the Wishing Well Barn with a pink and gold color palette. They chose rustic and vintage pieces, including a gorgeous ceremony entrance created from reclaimed doors that were decorated with fresh flowers and pearl strands. We’re obsessed with this pretty four-tiered wedding cake, which featured a different design on each tier along with the couple’s monogram.

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Vintage Hipster

Melissa and Jonathon's fall wedding put a hipster spin on rustic style. Instead of a traditional blush or neutral color palette, the couple chose cheerful yellow as their accent color. The wedding began with Melissa’s mom escorting her down the aisle (so sweet!), followed by the bride and groom planting a tree to symbolize the start of their married life.

The reception details were rustic and charming, with miniature pumpkins included in the centerpieces as a seasonal touch. Melissa and Jonathon's decor also included unexpected pieces, like a PBR can cake for the groom.

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