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The Barn on New River

Accommodations, Wedding Venues

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  • West Jefferson 2162 SouthFork Farm Lane (704) 798-3512

Nestled along the river in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a scene from your dream wedding at the Barn on New River. The venue itself is a dreamy post-and-beam style barn with elegant touches. The barn sits on over 100 acres of private, natural beauty where mountain tops, river bends, gardens and watercolor skies become the backdrop to your big day.

The barn boasts its own beauty with soaring 30-foot ceilings, Swarovski chandeliers and romantic string lights; you must see the barn to truly appreciate the stunning aesthetic. As you get ready for the most beautiful day of your life, relax in separate party dressing rooms with plenty of seating, excellent lighting and mirrors. The functional kitchen is perfect for caterers and wedding planners.

A stone patio adjacent to the barn is where many memories will be made with evening lighting and a built-in bar. A beautiful, wide aisle flows from the cocktail area to the ceremony site. At the end of the aisle, a gorgeous pergola meets you at the pond where you can see and hear the steady stream of the fountain.

Meander around the mountain property admiring the vibrant colors of the dahlia garden and rustic hay barn, or have a seat by the fire pit to warm up.

With scenery like this, you’ll want to stay a little longer and take in all this property has to offer. A honeymoon suite is located at the main house with its own private access. A separate four-bedroom, three-bath cabin is perfect for the wedding party or guest housing as it sleeps 10. Guests can enjoy views of the New River, ponds and endless mountains from the cabin. There are additional accommodations in close proximity to the venue for guests to easily make their way to the wedding.

The Barn on New River offers a unique wedding experience to not only you, but all of your guests who get to experience the breathtaking area. Stop by to visit the venue and see if you can picture yourself saying “I do” on the New.

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Kudos for The Barn on New River

We knew from the minute we first toured the Barn on New River that it was the one for us! It is absolutely stunning and the perfect venue if you want to be surrounded by the mountains and the outdoors. Not to mention, the venue is yours all weekend long – you can't beat that! Out wedding truly was perfect mainly due to this being our venue. Paula is sooo amazing and will make you feel right at home. We did our rehearsal dinner and wedding at the venue and she was there every time we needed something – she is the definition of Southern hospitality. Our guests were blown away and had so many different places to explore, from the barn to the flower garden to the river to the cornhole and fire pit. If you want the most gorgeous photos book this venue! I can't stop looking at our photos from the flower garden and sunset photos on the mountain. Hands down the best venue in the high country!

Tara T., summer 2021

It is difficult to describe just how beautiful this venue is. The Barn on New River is overflowing with natural beauty, elegance and peacefulness. My husband and I live in Charlotte and we were astonished to realize that just a short two-hour drive will take you to such an untouched and private escape. The property has everything you could ever want for your wedding day, including the New River, endless mountain views, an incredible dahlia garden, numerous ponds, and the most elegant and classic barn that we had seen. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to everything The Barn on New River has to offer as well as the above-and-beyond support we received from the venue owner Paula and the venue's day-of coordinator, Caroline. My husband and myself were both told by so many of our guest what an amazing and beautiful venue we chose. I could not imagine getting married in a more perfect and incredible location and we are so grateful for the memories that we have here!

Aspen K., summer 2021

This is hands down the best venue in the Blue Ridge Mountains (coming from an Ashe County local couple!) This venue is so stunning and needs minimal decoration to make it feel elegant and classy but still have a relaxed atmosphere. Paula is filled with so much wedding knowledge and provides a list of recommended vendors, which would be great for those who are not local. Paula is quick to respond to texts and calls, and so convenient to have on-site. The cabin on the farm was clean, spacious and has everything you/your family needs. Mark, Paula's husband, works so hard during the week prior to the wedding to maintain the landscaping and beautiful dahlia garden, I would also highly recommend using Caroline Orcutt as your wedding coordinator (add-on service.) She is beyond organized and makes sure everything runs smoothly the day of your wedding. She is quick to respond to emails, texts and calls. She also gave us tons of suggestions that would fit our budget. We could not recommend this venue more and thank the Domskes and Caroline for all they did for us to make our day so special!

Hannah S., summer 2021

If I could give a million stars, I would! We can honestly say our wedding day was the best day of our lives. And a large part of it had to do with how beautiful the venue was, how amazing the owners are and all of the vendors we had! The Barn on New River is absolutely gorgeous for starters but the ting that caught our eye was really the package. They only do one wedding per weekend which means extra focus on making your weekend everything you dreamed of. We were able to have the rehearsal dinner at the barn and they have a cabin just down the road that was perfect for family to stay in. Paula was a GEM! By the end of the whole experience, she felt like a family member. She was so patient and caring and bent over backwards to make sure everything was perfect. The recommended vendor list they provided was spot on and she knows all of them so it make everything flow so easily. Caroline (the day-of coordinator) took care of everything and really helped me relax. I really trusted her to keep everything on time and organized. I'm a control freak so my biggest concern was that I wasn't going to really enjoy myself, but with her help I was able to really live in the moment. I'm honestly so sad that our wedding is over because it means I don't get to see them, but I'm holding onto hope that my siblings get married soon so that we can get them hitched here! It was absolutely magical for us, our family and friends!

Sara H., summer 2021