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Luxury Venues Near Destin to Consider for Your Barn Wedding in Florida

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I’m personally a huge fan of barn weddings. They’re the perfect mix of elegance and rustic style. There’s something so cozy and intimate about a wedding in a barn! Here in Florida, there are so many barn venues to choose from that fit many styles and budgets. In this blog, I’ll give you a list of my favorites, all located in or around the Destin area. 

Considering a barn wedding in Florida? 

Here are a few things to think about. 

Style 

Do you want a genuine farm experience, or something more modern and refined? Many barn weddings in Florida offer a nice mix of the two, but there are differences between one barn and the next. 

Venues like The Majestic Oaks provide a modern twist on the classic Florida barn wedding, while venues like Holland farms have all the cozy charm of an authentic barn wedding. You can learn more about these venues and others like them below. 

Accessibility 

If you have guests with mobility issues, accessibility is really important to think about. Yeah, it might be cool to trek through a field for your ceremony, but will your guests be able to navigate that safely? 

It’s also to think about visibility in terms of your vendor team. Is there plenty of space for your videographer and photographer teams to do their jobs well? Good lighting and space are necessary for the best photos and video quality. 

Ceremony vs. Reception 

Do you want to be in a barn for your entire event? Or is the barn more of an aesthetic you’re looking for and not the ideal venue? Not all barn venues can fit large groups of guests for sit down dinner & dancing, so keep in mind your guest count when looking for a barn for your wedding venue. 

My favorite venues for a barn wedding in Florida 

As a Destin wedding videographer, I’m a little biased when it comes to recommending venues to couples. But that’s only because Destin and the surrounding areas in the Florida Panhandle offer so many stunning spaces to get married. The venues listed below are local to Destin, but there are many other beautiful venues to choose from for barn weddings in Florida! 

The Barn at Water Oaks Farm 

Location: Laurel Hill, FL

What makes this venue special: 

With a classic southern charm style, The Barn at Water Oaks Farm is a stunning place for your event. Sitting on 20 acres of land, this wedding venue has an air-conditioned barn with antique furnishings that can hold up to 400 guests. There’s also an outdoor ceremony space that’s covered so you can use it rain or shine! 

Perfect for: the couple looking for a traditionally rustic barn wedding

Laurel Hill Farm

Location: Laurel Hill, FL

What makes this venue special:

Laurel Hill Farm is a family-owned, working farm. It has a grand ballroom with space for 300 guests, a classic western saloon space, and a designated kids area for your youngest wedding guests. On the property sits a 4 bedroom farmhouse that is perfect for overnight accommodations for you and your wedding party. This is a truly unique venue with an authentic farm atmosphere and plenty of space to work with. 

Perfect for: couples looking for complete privacy with lots of space 

Live Oak Plantation

Location: Pensacola, FL

What makes this venue special: 

Live Oak Plantation used to be a working lumber plantation before it was subdivided and purchased by its current owners. The Oaks on this property are hundreds of years old and make the perfect backdrop for your ceremony. Just 20 minutes from downtown Pensacola, this is a great choice for weddings with a large number of guests. There’s a lakeside terrace for your reception, and you can charter a private helicopter or historic car for entrances, exits, and pictures! 

Perfect for: couples looking for a venue close to a populated area for a wedding weekend activities

The Majestic Oaks

Location: Vernon, FL

What makes this venue special:

With 35 acres of land and 3 different ceremony locations to choose from, The Majestic Oaks is a great venue for lovers of modern luxury. The large barn space for receptions has a light, minimalist vibe that provides the perfect blank slate to make your dream wedding reception come to life! They’ve even got a boutique coffee shop on site so you can grab some caffeine and hit that dance floor. 

Perfect for: couples looking for an elegant, modern barn venue 

Sowell Farms

Location: Milton, FL

What makes this venue special:

Sowell Farms has a huge indoor barn that serves as their primary reception area. It can hold up to 275 guests, and there’s a stunning stone firepit area just outside for chilly nights or even smores! The property is home to many animals including zebras, camels, and llamas. Here, you can arrive at your ceremony in style with a horse drawn carriage or vintage car. 

Perfect for: couples looking for a venue with flexible indoor and outdoor spaces 

Holland Farms

Location: Milton, FL

What makes this venue special:

With its 5000 square foot rustic country barn, Holland Farms is a wonderful choice for couples looking for some privacy on their big day. There’s a prep kitchen on property as well as a large space for your wedding party to get ready. This secluded paradise is the ideal spot for your event!

Perfect for: couples looking for a cozy, country vibe for their wedding 

The Burch House

Location: Pace, FL

What makes this venue special:

The Burch House can be described as bohemian chic meets southern farmhouse. They have 7 (you read that right…seven!) outdoor ceremony spaces to choose from. The reception space has 12-foot ceilings and wooden beams with an outdoor deck.  The Burch House can accommodate up to 250 guests. 

Perfect for: couples looking for an authentic farm feel with a charming venue space

Camp Retreat

Location: Baker, FL

What makes this venue special:

Camp Retreat boasts an open pole barn that can accommodate up to 200 guests for your event. Sit your guests at handmade wooden tables for the reception, and dance all night long under the twinkly lights. The wedding party can get ready in two separate cabins, both with plenty of space for small or large groups. 

Perfect for: couples looking for a rustic, authentic barn venue 

Stonebridge Weddings & Events 

Location: Baker, FL

What makes this venue special:

Stonebridge Weddings & Events is the perfect venue for that barn-meets-modern vibe. Their event space has a modern, white interior with black accents and a stone floor. There’s a paved outdoor ceremony space and dressing areas for your wedding party. With space accommodation for up to 200 guests, this is the perfect place to plan the party of the year! 

Perfect for: couples looking for the quintessential southern wedding venue 

Need a great team to capture your barn wedding in Florida? 

Here at Dalton Young Films, we work with couples just like you. Couples who aren’t looking for the stuffy, traditional wedding. Our videography and photography teams are well trained and ready for adventure! Visit our website to learn more about our services. We’d love to hear from you!

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