Finding the Best Barn for Your Money in Palm Beach County
When searching for a wedding barn in Palm Beach County, Florida it's important to find a barn that not only meets all of your needs, but also stretches your budget as far as possible. Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your entire life, so it's important to know what to look for when searching for a Palm Beach County barn wedding venue. So I have compiled a list of tips to help brides in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Springs, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and Atlantis.
Don't be Afraid to Travel
Oftentimes, brides will find a gorgeous venue online, only to find that it is an hour or two away from their hometown, where most of their guests live. The good news is, one or two hours is a short drive away, compared to a destination wedding. The best part about that, is that your guests can getaway for the weekend, without needed a plane ticket. Finding the perfect location, with hotels nearby, could be an awesome way to give your wedding guests their own mini vacation to your big day.
So go for it. Take a weekend roadtrip to that perfect rustic barn you have found a few hours away. That barn might end up cheaper, or have much more to offer than the barns in Palm Beach County. In fact, Amanda from West Palm Beach, just booked her wedding at Ever After Farms in Mims, Florida. She said, "Everything I was finding in West Palm was either too expensive or didn't have all of the amenities offered at Ever After Farms. So we decided to get married at Ever After Farms, and book the honeymoon suite at the Holiday Inn, which is only 15 minutes away."
Beware of "A La Carte" Barns
The West Palm area has many options for wedding barns, but beware of choosing an "a la carte" barn. These barns charge a base fee and then tack on tons of additional fees for things like linens, tables, and even chairs. You do not want to mess with a barn wedding venue that is going to charge you for every little thing.
The great new is, that there's some great "All-Inclusive" barns in the surrounding, eastern, Florida areas. In fact, Ever After Farms in Mims, Florida is also an all inclusive barn. This means that everything that they offer, including linens, centerpieces, tables, chairs, ceremony decorations, and more, are available to be used for any wedding booked at Ever After Farms. At no additional cost!
All Floridians know that Florida weather can be very unpredictable. It might be 80 degrees the Friday before your wedding, but 50 degrees on your wedding day. That is why it is important that you choose a wedding barn with AC and Heat. Even if you are getting married in one of our few, low humidity months, do not book a barn without AC. You don't want your guests to spend the entire day, sweating in a stuffy barn.
And because, Floridians get very used to such warm weather, it's wise to choose a barn that also has Heating. If it's 50 degrees on your wedding day, you don't want your guests all freezing around a tiny space heater.
The same rings true, when it comes to Florida rain. Some weeks, it rains in Florida every single day. So it is crucial that you book a barn with a rainy day plan. Some rainy day plans are less aqequate as others, so be sure to ask the venue as many questions as possible about their rainy day plan.
"Are the bathrooms inside or outside the reception barn?"
"Do the tents reach all the way to the barn?"
"Can the tents cover your entire wedding party?"
Choose the Barn that Offers the Most without Restrictions
When selecting a Palm Beach County barn, make sure you choose the barn that has the most to offer. Find a barn that takes away from a lot of your wedding stress and spending, by providing crucial wedding decor. There are so many smaller pieces that come together on your wedding day, how nice it is when the venue provides it all for you. Find a barn that not only has centerpieces, but multiple options for centerpieces. A barn that offers table numbers, seating chart signs, ceremony signs, lanterns, candles, and more.
Pay attention the all of the smaller "Pinterest" like details that bring a rustic barn wedding all together. Saving money and time on making or buying these things yourself can make wedding planning a much more pleasant process. For your brain and your wallet!
The below are some of the extras provided at Ever After Farms Wedding Barn