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Are you in search of enchanting Blowing Rock wedding venues in NC to tie the knot at? Look no further than The Barn on New River in West Jefferson, just 40 minutes from Blowing Rock. With its rustic charm and scenic allure, our wedding venue captivates couples seeking a unique natural retreat for their special day.

Address: 2162 S Fork Farm Ln, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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Discover the Magic Near Blowing Rock NC

The Barn on New River nestled in the heart of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, offers an idyllic setting for your wedding day that offers natural beauty and the tranquility of the high country. Imagine saying “I do” with panoramic mountain views as your backdrop, the air tinged with the freshness that only altitude can provide.

We’ve created this helpful map so you can make the most out of your wedding day (or weekend!) at our North Carolina venue rental. Check out a local brewery or restaurant, soak in the sunsets on the scenic hilltop trails around our property, explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, and do some sightseeing. Your dream destination awaits!

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Our Venue Spaces

Navigating the intricacies of wedding planning, particularly in an unfamiliar area, can be overwhelming. However, rest assured, our team at The Barn On New River is here to alleviate your stress and assist you in crafting a beautiful and unforgettable wedding day.

    • Encompassing 90 acres, our property offers breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and provides direct access to the South Fork on New River. It includes The Main Barn for receptions, two ready rooms, The Old Hay Barn for outdoor activities, a beautiful garden, a fountain-adorned pond, a Main House with a honeymoon suite, and a lodging Cabin for VIP guests staying overnight.
    • Stepping into The Main Barn is an enchanting experience. Boasting 30-foot post and beam ceilings, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, charming string lights, and stunning acid-stained concrete floors spanning 4900 sq. ft., it remains a beloved venue that consistently captivates our couples and our wedding guests.
    • Ascend to our venue’s summit at The Barn on New River and immerse yourself in panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A scenic ride to the top offers not just a view but a picturesque backdrop for capturing the essence of your special day.
    • Providing two distinct preparation areas, The Dahlia Suite is a spacious, well-lit haven perfect for relaxation and unwinding. Connected to the women’s bathroom for convenience, it features ample mirrors and optimal lighting. Meanwhile, The Lounge, situated at the opposite end of the barn, offers a cozy atmosphere for watching TV and getting ready. Both suites ensure ample space and privacy for you and your party as you prepare for your unforgettable day.

  • Step into The Old Hay Barn for relaxation, socializing, and entertainment. The covered outdoor area is illuminated with string lights, creating a perfect ambiance for mingling. Adjacent to this area, a grassy spot is ideal for outdoor games like cornhole. For extra relaxation, a cozy seating area includes Adirondack chairs and a gas fire pit, perfect for intimate moments with loved ones.
  • Enter a botanical wonderland at The Garden, where vibrant dahlias bloom from late June to mid-October, alongside an array of colorful plants. Charming arbors and raised beds filled with flowers and vegetables provide numerous photo opportunities. The Garden is not just a backdrop but also a tranquil space for guests or the wedding couple to sneak away and gather their thoughts. Additionally, it offers an alternative wedding ceremony site for a unique and breathtaking experience.
  • Envision sipping your favorite cocktail on our large stone patio, taking in picturesque views of the rolling farmland. As the sun sets, the warm glow of overhead lights creates a magical ambiance for intimate moments. A few steps away, the ceremony site features a rustic arbor and a tranquil pond with a stunning fountain. The patio is also a delightful spot for hosting pre-wedding rehearsal dinners or elegant cocktail hours.

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Unique Highlights and Features

The Barn on New River is more than just a venue; it’s a showcase of features that make each wedding distinct and memorable. It distinguishes itself with:

  • Expansive 90-acre estate featuring ponds, gardens, and picturesque views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Dedicated ready rooms for separate preparation spaces.
  • Modern and handicap-accessible barn facility.
  • Versatile selection of round, rectangle, and cocktail tables.
  • Whiskey barrels, cross-back chairs, ceremony chairs, and benches for flexible seating arrangements.
  • Fully equipped caterer’s kitchen to facilitate seamless meal preparation.
  • Scenic pond ceremony site adorned with ambient lighting.
  • Professional set up and tear down services for tables and chairs.
  • Covered outdoor cocktail area for delightful mingling.
  • Stone cocktail patio with convenient access to an indoor/outdoor built-in bar.
  • Ample onsite parking with the assistance of an attendant.

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Local Wedding Vendors and Specialties

The success of your North Carolina nuptials can hinge on the team of local vendors you assemble, each bringing a touch of the High Country to your wedding. We offer a list of preferred vendors, but here’s how to blend local charm into your big day:

  • Caterers with Local Flair: Seek caterers who specialize in Southern cuisine or farm-to-table offerings to treat your guests to an authentic taste of North Carolina.
  • Artisanal Decor: Collaborate with local artisans for bespoke decor items such as handcrafted centerpieces or custom signage that reflect the mountain aesthetic.
  • Floral Masterpieces: Work with area florists to select flowers that are in season and native to the Appalachians for fresh and vibrant arrangements.
  • Entertainment Echoing Tradition: Consider local musicians who can infuse your celebration with Bluegrass or Appalachian folk music for an immersive auditory experience.
  • Spirited Beverages: Offer a selection of locally produced wines and craft beers from the region’s vineyards and breweries for a true taste of North Carolina.

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On-Site Accommodation Options

Ensuring your guests have a comfortable place to stay is key to a memorable wedding experience. Here are some details about our lodging options:

  • Experience the perfect communal setting for your VIP wedding guests in our cabin. Ideal for those seeking to share the wedding journey with close friends and family, the cabin features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious living area.
  • For the newlyweds, our Honeymoon Suite is the epitome of a romantic getaway. Featuring a luxurious queen-sized bed, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a separate entrance with a private kitchen, breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, and all the amenities required for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, it serves as the perfect starting point for your new life together.

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FAQs: Preparing For Your Blowing Rock Wedding

Why should I choose The Barn on New River?

Choosing The Barn on New River for your special day offers you the unique chance to embrace the allure of the Appalachian Mountains with a breathtaking Appalachian view in a setting steeped in rustic elegance.

  • Our dedicated team guides you every step of the way, whether you’re a local couple or you’re orchestrating a destination celebration from afar.
  • Immerse yourself in luxury and relaxation as you get ready for your special day in either our enchanting Dahlia Suite or the cozy rustic Lounge.
  • Say “I Do” surrounded by lush greenery and the serene beauty of our glistening pond, all with the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop.
  • Indulge in your favorite libations during cocktail hour while basking in the sun on our stone patio, featuring stunning backdrops perfect for toasting or capturing portraits.
  • Immerse yourself in a nature lover’s paradise, surrounded by stunning backdrops including the Blue Ridge Mountains, riverfront, and vibrant gardens. Our owner, Paula, even offers sunset sessions atop the mountain for truly unforgettable memories.
  • Step into our stunning Barn for your grand entrance, where soaring ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and dreamy string lighting create a mesmerizing atmosphere. Savor delectable food and drinks in our spacious dining area, encircled by loved ones. Cherish heartfelt speeches and let the music carry you away on our fabulous dance floor.

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How can I choose the right photographer for my mountain wedding?

Here’s how to ensure you find the right match:

  • Local Expertise: A photographer familiar with North Carolina’s light and landscapes can skillfully capture the magic of your mountain setting.
  • Adaptable Style: Look for a portfolio that demonstrates versatility—a photographer who can handle bright midday sunlight as well as the soft hues of sunset.
  • Comfort with Terrain: Make sure they’re comfortable hiking to remote spots if you’re dreaming of wilderness shots.
  • Engagement Shoot Test: Consider a test run with an engagement shoot to ensure their style matches your vision and you’re comfortable working together.
  • Wedding Album Options: Discuss album designs and package options up front to find a photographer who offers the keepsake you envision.

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What are some factors to consider when selecting a barn venue?

Selecting a barn venue for your gathering involves careful consideration of various factors to ensure you’ve found the perfect setting for your event. Here are key factors to keep in mind:

  • Determine the capacity of the barn to ensure it can comfortably accommodate your guest count. Factor in seating arrangements, dance floor space, and any additional areas you may need.
  • Assess the visual appeal of the barn and its surroundings. Consider the architecture, interior design, and how well it aligns with the aesthetic you envision for your event.
  • Check for essential amenities such as restrooms, dressing rooms, catering facilities, and a designated area for various aspects of your event.
  • If the barn has outdoor spaces, consider how well it accommodates different weather conditions. Have a backup plan for outdoor events in case of inclement weather.
  • Evaluate the flexibility of the barn in terms of decoration, setup, and customization. A versatile venue allows you to personalize the space according to your theme and preferences.
  • Inquire about the services offered and packages available. Some barn venues may provide in-house catering, coordination services, or other amenities that can simplify the planning process.
  • Ensure that the barn is accessible for all guests, including those with mobility challenges. Check for ramps, elevators, and other accommodations to guarantee inclusivity.
  • Assess the availability of onsite parking and inquire about transportation options for guests. Consider logistics to ensure a smooth arrival and departure experience.
  • Check for available technology infrastructure, such as electrical outlets, sound systems, and Wi-Fi, to support your event requirements.
  • Inquire about the venue’s policies regarding external vendors, including florists, photographers, and entertainment. Some venues may have preferred vendor lists or restrictions.
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What is the planning process like at The Barn on New River?

Planning an event at The Barn on New River involves careful attention to detail to ensure a seamless and memorable experience. Here are some planning tips to guide you through the process:

  • Schedule a visit to The Barn on New River to familiarize yourself with the venue’s layout, available spaces, and facilities. This firsthand experience will help you envision your event and make informed decisions.
  • Engage in detailed discussions with the venue coordinator to understand the available services, packages, and any specific guidelines. The coordinator can provide valuable insights and assistance throughout the planning process.
  • Clearly articulate your vision for the event. Share your preferences regarding decor, seating arrangements, and the overall ambiance with the venue coordinator to ensure they align with your expectations.
  • As The Barn on New River features outdoor areas, plan for potential weather changes. Discuss contingency plans with the venue coordinator to ensure a smooth transition in case of unexpected weather conditions.
  • Communicate with your chosen vendors and coordinate logistics with the venue’s guidelines. This includes catering arrangements, delivery schedules, and any specific requirements the venue may have.
  • Utilize the barn’s versatile spaces to personalize your event. Whether it’s adding decorative elements, lighting, or themed touches, work with our team to transform the venue space rentals into a reflection of your style.
  • Discuss photography and videography preferences with your chosen professionals. Identify key moments and scenic spots around the venue to capture the essence of your event.
  • While planning is crucial, remember to enjoy the process. The Barn on New River provides a picturesque backdrop for your event, and embracing the journey will contribute to a more relaxed and joyful celebration.

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What is the weather like seasonally in North Carolina?


Average Temperature (°F)

Average Precipitation (inches)


60 – 75

3 – 4


75 – 90

4 – 5


55 – 70

3 – 4


30 – 50

3 – 4

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Can you suggest any local activities in the Blowing Rock area for guests?

  • Visit Local Art Galleries
    • Explore Ashe County’s vibrant arts community with numerous galleries showcasing the works of talented local artists.
  • Attend Live Music Performances
    • Immerse yourself in Ashe County’s lively music scene by catching live performances at various local venues and restaurants. Check out Old Barn Winery for weekend live music events.
  • Take a Scenic Drive
    • Experience breathtaking views of the mountains and countryside along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs through Ashe County.
  • Explore Downtown West Jefferson
    • Shop in the charming downtown area of West Jefferson, where unique boutiques and shops await.
  • Visit Historic Sites
    • Dive into Ashe County’s rich history by exploring sites such as the Ashe County Courthouse and the Museum of Ashe County History.
  • Take a Cooking Class
    • Enrich your culinary skills with traditional southern cuisine classes offered by various cooking schools in the area.
  • Engage in Outdoor Activities
    • Enjoy the outdoors by fishing or kayaking along the New River, with local outfitters providing rentals and guided tours.
  • Explore Local Wineries and Breweries
    • Indulge in tastings and tours at Ashe County’s wineries and breweries, including the fabulous Old Barn Winery.
  • Attend Local Festivals and Events
    • Immerse yourself in the community spirit by participating in Ashe County’s festivals and events, such as the Christmas in July Festival and the Ashe County Farmers Market.

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What are some places near Blowing Rock wedding venues?

  • Hickory
  • Lenoir
  • Lake James
  • Statesville
  • Boone
  • Morganton
  • Denver
  • Taylorsville
  • Lincolnton
  • Linville
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We welcome your inquiries and look forward to assisting you in creating a memorable event at The Barn on New River. Feel free to reach out to us by clicking the button below. Our dedicated team is here to ensure your experience at The Barn on New River is nothing short of exceptional. We appreciate your interest and can’t wait to help you plan your special day!

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