Are you dreaming of a wedding celebration amidst the picturesque mountains and breathtaking natural beauty? That may be why you searched for wedding venues in Boone NC. Well, you’re in luck, welcome to The Barn On New River :)

The Barn On New River: Where Rustic Meets Elegance

There are many wedding venues in Boone NC, but there is only ONE barn on the new river 😍

Nestled in West Jefferson, NC, The Barn on New River (Southfork) stands as a charming country-chic venue for weddings and events. Set against the serene backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the tranquil river, this destination boasts over 100 acres of private, natural beauty, including the nearby Rock Creek, providing a unique and picturesque setting for your celebration.

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Plan Your Boone, NC Wedding at The Barn on New River

We’ve created this helpful map so you can visualize your wedding experience at our North Carolina wedding venue. Plan a hiking excursion, try a new restaurant, visit our local secret spots, and make your wedding an unforgettable experience.

Explore the breathtaking landscapes and charming towns nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, creating unforgettable memories as you embark on the journey of a lifetime together. With its rustic elegance and serene surroundings, The Barn on New River sets the stage for a picturesque celebration, marking the beginning of a blissful escape into the enchanting allure of North Carolina’s mountainous region.

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the main barn chandelier at night

The venue offers a blend of indoor and outdoor spaces to create your dream winter wedding experience. The Dahlia Garden, adorned with lush greenery and charming pathways, offers a fairytale setting for a romantic stroll or ceremony. The grand patio, featuring stone accents and ambient lighting, provides an elegant space for a champagne toast or cocktail hour. Dancing under the stars on the patio becomes magical, while the rustic white pergola offers an intimate waterfront spot for capturing special moments during a winter wedding.

Indoors, The Barn boasts soaring ceilings adorned with shimmering chandeliers, polished floors, and exposed wooden pillars, providing a versatile canvas for your chosen decor. The venue can accommodate every aspect of your wedding celebration, from the ceremony to the after-party. Services include old-fashioned dressing rooms, the expertise of wedding coordinators, and access to wireless internet throughout the event. The dedicated coordinators ensure a meticulous and seamless planning process, tailored to your vision and budget, allowing you to cherish every moment of your wedding celebration.

Couples from Boone often make the scenic journey to West Jefferson when planning their weddings, captivated by the charm and natural beauty of the area. The route from Boone to West Jefferson is adorned with picturesque landscapes, offering a serene and idyllic backdrop for couples seeking a rustic or mountain-inspired wedding. West Jefferson’s inviting atmosphere and unique venues attract those desiring a distinctive and memorable celebration. From quaint mountain venues to the warm hospitality of the community, the journey from Boone to West Jefferson becomes an integral part of the wedding experience, creating lasting memories for couples and their guests.

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Why do people travel from Boone to The Barn on New River?

The Barn on New River has long been a favorite destination for couples seeking an extraordinary experience outside Boone. Its idyllic location, nestled amidst serene ponds and blossoming gardens, provides the perfect romantic atmosphere. Aside from the incredible aesthetics, the Barn on New River places significant importance on ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience for couples. The dedicated and warmhearted team works diligently to answer queries, offer recommendations, and guarantee that every detail of the big day is handled with utmost care. It’s more than just a venue, but a slice of heaven set in the embrace of nature’s splendor.

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Treasured Locations for Your Special Day

There’s a certain unique allure about wedlock near Boone – locations here are diversified and rich in beauty, penning the perfect setting for your idyllic narrative. Some couples are enthralled by the authenticity of a Barn & Farm wedding venue, while others prefer the quintessential charm of a Country Club. Then there are the hotel weddings, offering a dose of comfort and sophistication. Savor the essence of romance as you traverse through scenes set by Winery Weddings, or the delightful eloquence carried by a Restaurant Wedding. If you’re looking for a rustic and picturesque setting, a farm wedding venue is the perfect choice.

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Inclusions at The Barn on New River

At The Barn on New River, we believe in providing a complete package to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Our offerings include:

  • Exclusive Use of 90-acre Farm: Picturesque ponds, fields, river frontage, gardens, outdoor patio areas.
  • Stunning mountain views and full photography access.
  • BYOB and BYO Vendors: Saves thousands of dollars.
  • Ready Rooms: The Dahlia Suite and Lounge.
  • Handicap-Accessible Barn: Beautiful post-and-beam structure with modern bathrooms.
  • Crystal chandeliers, 2nd-floor balcony, and oversized doors for outside views.
  • Furniture and Seating: (20) 60″ round tables, (20) 8″ long tables, (10) cocktail tables. (6) whiskey barrels and 200 indoor wooden cross-back padded chairs. Seating for guests at the ceremony site.
  • Caterer’s Kitchen: Prep area saving costs on caterer reheating food.
  • Stone Patio Cocktail Area: Lighting and access to a stylish live edge wood bar.
  • Ceremony Site: Paved aisle, gorgeous arbor (included), pond with a lit-up fountain at night.
  • Covered Outdoor Cocktail Area: Old Hay Barn for yard games and fire pit.
  • Summit Sunset Photo Session: Transportation is provided to the top.
  • Parking Access: On-site attendant for easy guest arrival and departure.
  • Full Weekend Wedding with Lodging: Sleeps up to 12 guests on the property.
  • Adventure and Experience Planning: Kayaking, rehearsal for up to 50 guests, wine tasting at Old Barn Winery.
  • Group hiking excursion, s’mores at the fire pit, golf cart rentals.
  • Picnic by the river, yoga class, and other lawn activities.
  • Optional Events: Welcome party and farewell brunch on the patio.
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Scenic Serenity: Experience the Beauty of Appalachian Views

The Barn on New River is not just a venue, but a gateway to the spectacular landscape of the Appalachian region. Be ready to lose yourself in the panoramic views that this venue offers; entering the property, you’ll be greeted by stunning eastern and western views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located near Sugar Mountain (57 mins), the vistas along the Blue Ridge are nothing short of breathtaking. The Blue Ridge Parkway provides another layer of natural beauty to the already stunning surroundings.

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Whether it’s the cotton candy hues of the sunrise, the enchanting glow of the setting sun, or the sparkling starlight after sundown, every moment here paints a different, yet equally mesmerizing, picture of the Appalachians. As you exchange vows or celebrate with your loved ones, the magnificent backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains truly adds magic to the moments of your Blue Ridge Mountain wedding.

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Venues at The Barn on New River

The Barn

  • Boasts impressive features such as 30′ post and beam ceilings, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, enchanting string lighting, and acid-stained concrete floors.
  • Spans 4900 sq. ft., creating a lasting impression on both couples and guests.
  • The barn is a perfect space for enjoying the outdoors.
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Dahlia Suite

  • The assemblage of Dahlia flowers creates a stunning display of colors and textures. Each flower is carefully chosen to complement the others, resulting in a harmonious arrangement that brings beauty to any space.
  • Offers a spacious area with abundant natural light, perfect for relaxation and preparation.
  • Connected to the women’s bathroom for convenience.
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The Lounge

  • Provides a cozy atmosphere for watching TV and getting ready.
  • Abundant seating and private entry points enhance the experience.
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The Old Hay Barn

  • Features a covered outdoor area with string lights, ideal for socializing and unwinding.
  • Adjacent grassy area accommodates five to six outdoor games like giant Jenga and cornhole.
  • Cozy seating area includes Adirondack chairs and a gas fire pit.
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The Dahlia Garden

  • Presents a fairytale setting adorned with lush greenery and charming pathways.
  • Creates an enchanting space for a romantic stroll or a ceremony.
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The Mountainside Stone Patio & Ceremony Area

  • The grand patio is equally elegant, showcasing stone accents and ambient lighting for a champagne toast or cocktail hour.
  • Ideal for dancing under the stars and commemorating your happily ever after under the rustic, white pergola.
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the barn on new river lodging options onsite for your wedding

Accommodation Options

Selecting the perfect venue for your special day is a pivotal decision, and we’re delighted that you’re considering The Barn on New River. Beyond providing a breathtaking backdrop for your ceremony and reception, we elevate your wedding experience with convenient onsite accommodation options.

Envision a seamless transition from your reception to the charm of your cozy cabin or honeymoon suite just a few steps away. Bid farewell to worries about transportation, traffic, or navigating unfamiliar streets late at night. Instead, bask in the simplicity of relaxing and unwinding in your private retreat, surrounded by the serene beauty of nature.

The Cabin: Our cabin, tailored for wedding festivities and wedding guests, is an excellent choice for those eager to share their wedding experience with close friends and family. Boasting multiple bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious living area, it offers the perfect setting for creating enduring memories.

The Honeymoon Suite: Designed for newlyweds, our Honeymoon Suite provides the epitome of a romantic getaway. Featuring a luxurious queen-sized bed, breathtaking views of the landscape, and all the amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, it serves as the ideal starting point for your new life together.

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Amenities to Ensure a Spectacular Occasion

At The Barn on New River, they have meticulously curated a collection of amenities for an exceptional wedding experience. Their offerings include a vendor list, which features a carefully selected group of trusted and talented professionals who can help bring your wedding vision to life.

  • Bridal Suite: The Dahlia Suite is a sublime haven, bathed in natural light, with ample seating, mirrors, and optimal lighting to create an ideal space for preparation and relaxation.
  • Groom’s Lounge: A cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy watching TV and preparing for the big day. Tucked away at the opposite end of the barn, this lounge offers privacy and direct access to both indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Furniture: The Barn provides an array of seating options, including mahogany Chiavari chairs for the ceremony and reception, tables, and more.
  • Outdoor Areas: Enjoy your cocktail hour on the stone patio, overlooking picturesque farmland, all set beneath warm, inviting strung lights.

These amenities, coupled with the unforgettable scenic views, ensure your wedding day is as seamless and spectacular as you’ve always imagined.

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What Our Couples Say

We take pride in delivering exceptional experiences to all our couples – but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some of our happy couples have to say:

Reviewed on 11/02/2022 by Morgan O.

Ryan and I absolutely ADORED this venue. It is absolutely beautiful and Paula was so amazing to us. As soon as I walked into the barn, something told me that it was the right choice. I wouldn’t have changed a thing about this venue and I highly recommend it to anyone searching for their dream wedding location. Also, I highly recommend using Caroline as your coordinator! She made our day run so smoothly and was so considerate of our needs on our day.

Reviewed on 11/12/2022 by Hayley G.

Paula is everything you would want in a host and more. Not only is she super responsive and willing to answer all of my questions, but she is also so kind and truly loves what she does. She has turned a beautiful piece of heaven into a lovely wedding venue with beautiful views of the mountains all around you. She also has a beautiful garden right by the barn and a mountaintop view that she personally drove us to after our ceremony (~5min drive) where we took quite a few pictures. She went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day went perfect, and that even included allowing our wedding coordinator to cut some of her flowers to place them on our tables when our florist forgot to bring all of our flowers. We had our rehearsal dinner there the night before at the hay barn on property, and it allowed us to enjoy the venue for a few more hours. Highly recommend! Other highlights include a 4 bedroom cabin on property that you can rent, where we chose to have all of my bridesmaids stay in the night before the wedding. They also have a cute honeymoon suite for the night of the wedding to enjoy time with your new husband/wife and it is walking distance from the barn (literally right next door!). We enjoyed this space so much and highly recommend Paula and The Barn on the New River. Our guests had such a great time and continue to rave about how beautiful the property is!

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What Resources Are Available to Help Me Plan My NC Mountain Wedding?

Planning a wedding in the North Carolina mountains can be a magical experience. To help you with your preparations, here are some online resources that can provide valuable information and assistance:

  • Website: The Knot – North Carolina Mountains
  • Website: WeddingWire – North Carolina Mountains
  • Website: High Country Wedding Guide
  • Join local Facebook groups related to weddings in the North Carolina mountains. These groups often have engaged couples, vendors, and locals sharing advice and recommendations.
  • Explore websites of local vendors such as photographers, florists, caterers, and wedding planners in the North Carolina mountain region.
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What Are the Factors to Consider When Choosing a Venue?

Choosing the right venue is a crucial decision in planning any event, especially a wedding. Here are several factors to consider when selecting a venue:

  1. Budget: Determine your budget and ensure that the venue cost aligns with it. Consider any additional fees or hidden costs.
  2. Capacity: Ensure the venue can comfortably accommodate your guest count. Check both the seated and standing capacity.
  3. Location: Choose a location convenient for you and your guests. Consider accessibility, proximity to accommodations, and the overall atmosphere of the area.
  4. Style and Theme: The venue should complement your wedding style and theme. Whether you prefer rustic, modern, traditional, or a specific theme, the venue should enhance the overall aesthetic.
  5. Services and Amenities: Understand what services and amenities the venue provides. This includes catering options, event coordination, seating arrangements, audiovisual equipment, and more.
  6. Flexibility: A flexible venue allows for customization based on your preferences. Check if the venue allows external vendors, decorations, and personal touches.
  7. Date Availability: Ensure the venue is available on your desired wedding date. Popular venues may book quickly, so plan well in advance.
  8. Weather Considerations: If you’re planning an outdoor event, consider the weather conditions during your chosen date and have a backup plan in case of unexpected changes.
  9. Parking and Transportation: Check if the venue offers ample parking space for guests. Consider transportation options for guests who may need them.
  10. Catering Options: If the venue provides catering, sample the menu to ensure it meets your expectations. If external catering is allowed, confirm any restrictions or requirements.
  11. Reviews and References: Read reviews from other couples who have used the venue. Ask for references to get firsthand experiences from those who have hosted events there.
  12. Legalities and Restrictions: Be aware of any legal requirements, permits, or restrictions associated with the venue. Ensure it meets all safety and regulatory standards.
  13. Ambiance and Lighting: Consider the overall ambiance and lighting options at the venue. Natural light, in particular, can enhance the atmosphere.
  14. Accessibility: Ensure the venue is accessible to all guests, including those with mobility challenges. Check for ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms.
  15. Contract Terms: Carefully review the contract terms, including payment schedules, cancellation policies, and any restrictions imposed by the venue.
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When Is the Best Time to Plan a Wedding at The Barn on New River?



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Mild temperatures, blooming flowers, and greenery. Ideal for outdoor ceremonies and events.



Warm temperatures, longer days, and vibrant landscapes. Perfect for outdoor weddings and enjoying the scenic surroundings.



Crisp air, vibrant fall foliage, and a cozy atmosphere. The mountains offer stunning autumn views, enhancing the wedding experience.



Snow-capped mountains, a festive atmosphere, and potential for a winter wonderland. Indoor venues can like a banquet hall provide a warm and intimate setting.


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How far is Boone from West Jefferson?

Boone is approximately 19 miles away from The Barn, making it a short and scenic 30-minute drive. This proximity allows couples and guests coming from Boone to enjoy the serenity and uniqueness of The Barn on New River without having to journey too far.

Head southwest on Edgewood Dr toward Councill St
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Turn left onto Councill St/Tracy Cir
131 ft

Turn left onto US-421 S/E King St/U.S. Hwy 421 S

Continue to follow US-421 S/U.S. Hwy 421 S
Pass by Hardee’s (on the left in 0.9 mi)
9.8 mi
Take the ramp to US-221 N
0.6 mi
Continue onto US-221 N
2.5 mi
Turn right onto Idlewild Rd
3.4 mi
Turn left onto Phillips Gap Rd
0.2 mi
Turn right to stay on Phillips Gap Rd
1.8 mi
Turn left onto Hartzog Ford Rd
0.3 mi

Turn left onto S Fork Farm Ln

Destination will be on the right
1.0 mi
The Barn on New River, 2162 S Fork Farm Ln, West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Scheduling a visit to The Barn on New River is the first step towards witnessing the magic of this venue and envisioning your special day amidst its natural grandeur. Our staff is more than happy to arrange a tour and answer any questions you may have. Simply reach out to us via our website or directly at 2162 S Fork Farm Ln, West Jefferson, NC 28694. You can contact us by:

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