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ArtFactory May 27, 2022 4:52:54 PM 3 min read

What to Look for in a Rustic-Style Wedding Venue

Many people believe that rustic-style weddings are out of style, but we're here to tell you that you're not out of place in demanding this theme for your wedding. The rustic charm is certainly going strong, and the best way to incorporate your rustic wedding style into your wedding day is by choosing a venue that brings out your style and flare. 

But what should you look for when choosing the location for your big day? A few keys can help narrow down the right venue for your rustic wedding and ensure that your wedding planning goes smoothly.

Value of the Aesthetic

The number one thing we recommend is that you don't make things more complicated than they have to be. Your wedding is for you, and at the end of the day, the venue you choose should appeal to you more than anything. Trust your gut, and if you enjoy the aesthetic of a venue and believe that it best represents you, don't hesitate to claim it. 

Rustic weddings occur in various locations, from vineyards and wineries to barns and rustic industrial-style wedding venues. You might even decide to have an outdoor ceremony in a large flower field or warehouse. Either way, there are plenty of aesthetic options to choose from, so don't settle on a choice that you don't feel suits you.

Consider the Space

Considering the space means more than just knowing who is coming, but it does start with choosing a venue that suits all your guests comfortably. It's not enough to have space for your guests; you also want to have enough room for games and special activities.

The space you choose also determines what kind of activities you can have. An outdoor venue might have room for cool outdoor games or outdoor wedding reception. Indoor options might not be as open, but they offer more opportunities to cultivate the rustic vibe you're going for. 

Temperature Control

As beautiful as a rustic wedding can be, certain locations might require you to consider seasonality and weather factors. Barns might get crowded, especially as your wedding list rises, so you definitely want to avoid extremely hot or cold seasons to host your wedding. Outdoor events will probably push your guests to the brink, so consider a banquet hall or an indoor location with options like stone fireplaces to keep your guests warm without taking away from the aesthetic.

Customizability of the Venue

You might find it difficult to know what to look for in a rustic wedding venue, or you might just be fighting time considerations. A full-service venue will help ease your process if this is the case. If you don't have something that catches your eye or can't find a full-service venue with a bit of personal touch, consider an a la carte option that gives you the freedom to decorate based on your wedding theme.

Either way, your rustic/barn wedding venue should allow you to add some intriguing elements to your wedding that create the rustic vibe you're looking for. While full-service options may seem a bit limiting, one that offers you the opportunity to customize your wedding ceremony to your own tastes — like TheArtFactory — can give you the best combination of convenience and customizability a venue can offer.

Pro Tip: Don't forget to ask your rustic wedding venue owners about vendor policies. Some venues only allow a certain list of vendors to operate within the confines of their venue.

Looking for a Rustic Style Wedding Venue?

A rustic style wedding is a beautiful touch, and you shouldn't skimp out on the venue that you feel is right for you. Garden State residents should consider turning to TheArtFactory for a rustic industrial loft venue they'll surely enjoy. Reach out to us today and get started planning out your dream wedding with our help!