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The Itch To Get Hitched

Trendy Post-Frame Wedding Venues

While some couples opt for a traditional venue for their sacred nuptials, others choose to forgo the “Chapel of Love” and instead celebrate their unions in a more unusual setting. Combining rustic charm with modern chicness, wedding barns offer brides and grooms plenty of room to get ready, say their “I Do’s” and dance until the cows come home. (Although, actual cows are optional!)

The post-frame construction of wedding barns provides more than ample space to accommodate even the largest gatherings of families and friends, and many of these buildings also offer options for indoor or outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

For example, Greiner Buildings Inc.’s Ashton Hill Farm wedding barn in Cedar Rapids, IA, accommodates up to 300 guests inside as well as an additional 65 in the loft. Happy couples also have exclusive use of the entire facility, which consists of The Grand Barn, Veranda and Ceremony Garden.

Don’t be misled by the word barn, however, because most wedding barns are elegant and chic and their waiting lists are just as long as those of other popular types of venues — with the price tags to match. In fact, Ashton Hill Farm is booked every Saturday through 2018, and runs well into five figures for an all-inclusive wedding package.

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