Taking photos at the Barn at Willow Brook in Virginia is always a dream. It has that seamless yet unforgettable beauty only the best venues have – with the barn’s wooden interior, solid white and black exterior, rolling hills, and lush green fields! As a wedding photographer, I always want to help my clients out. What better way to do that than to provide a planning and price guide for this amazing wedding venue?!
So, if you’re interested, here’s what you need to know!
About The Lovely Owners
The Barn at Willow Brook is owned by the sweet, passionate, and hardworking Madden Family. The mother-daughter duo, Betsy and Kelly, take care of bringing your vision to life. Using their expertise in the wedding planning industry, Betsy and Kelly make you feel welcome at the Barn at Willow Brook. This is true for everyone from the bride and groom to vendors like me!
I just want to say how amazing it is working with them. They’re welcoming, willing to work together, and motivated to make couples’ big days special. Betsy will be your general point of contact and Willow Brook tour guide, while Kelly is the venue coordinator and wedding day point of contact. Basically, they do anything and everything to make sure your experience at the Barn at Willow Brook is just as amazing as the last couple’s.
And let’s not forget the Madden guys either! They’re often working behind the scenes, creating custom wood projects and keeping everything maintained and in good shape. They’re a less-seen but essential part of the Barn at Willow Brook experience, so if you see them, make sure to thank them for everything they do!
Planning Your Dream Wedding At The Barn At Willow Brook
While I know Betsy, Kelly, and the rest of the Madden family will do an amazing job helping you develop your wedding experience, I want to give you a head start with this guide. So, here are the things you need to know to plan your dream wedding at the Barn at Willow Brook, starting with the venue itself!
Of course, the barn is the centerpiece of the Barn at Willow Brook experience. It has a beautiful white exterior that’s as pristine as it is rustic. What’s unique about this barn as compared to other barn wedding venues is it has lots of windows. These windows give you and your guests great views of the countryside at all times of the day, whether you’re getting ready, having your wedding, or during the reception.
The inside is just as amazing too with an open floor plan and wooden styling. That allows a lot of opportunities for different design choices too! But looks are just one part of the experience there. How about the Barn at Willow Brook’s amenities?
Since the Barn at Willow Brook is open year-round, it uses climate controls to keep everything comfortable for its guests. Plus, it has full private suites for the bridal party and groomsmen.
For the gals, the suite has a TV, make-up stations, wet bar, two guest rooms, two full bathrooms, and a sunset deck for some great views.
For the guys, there’s also a TV, kitchenette, grilling and fire pit area, and even a game room with a 9-foot shuffleboard table.
Both of these suites are part of the modern farmhouse building, designed to provide guests with everything they need for the ultimate wedding experience.
In addition, the barn is handicap accessible. The barn also features a caterer’s kitchen, bathrooms, and we provide tables and chairs, which seat eight guests each.
The Barn at Willow Brook has a capacity of 100 guests or less.
The Barn at Willow Brook has a preferred list of vendors couples will have to choose from. They offer a solid range for catering, DJ, and planners and coordinators, so that everyone has something within their price range.
The Barn at Willow Brook has a couple of spots that are great for a wedding. There’s the behind-the-barn option, which is for folks who’d like something outdoors.
There’s also the inside-the-barn option, which is for couples looking for that elegant indoor experience or in the case of inclement weather. Even with the inside option, because of the windows there are plenty of opportunities to use the countryside as a backdrop in your photos!
Venue Pricing at The Barn at Willow Brook
The Barn at Willow Brook has three wedding packages for their couples. They are the:
- Your Dream Weekend Package
- Your Dream Day Package
- Sunday Or Weekday Dream Package
Your Dream Weekend Package
This package costs $17,400 and is a multi-night package. It includes exclusive use of the Willow Brook from Friday through Sunday, plus exclusive use of the bride and groom suites.
This also allows use of the fire pit, pergola, furniture for the reception, on-site rehearsal dinner, and more.
Your Dream Day Package
This package costs $15,600 and gives one full day of exclusive access to the Barn at Willow Brook venue. It includes everything from the weekend package except for more limited time frames. For example, the rehearsal can only be one hour, and the barn can only be used for up to 16 hours on the wedding day.
Sunday Or Weekday Dream Package
This package costs $11,600 and still gives exclusive access to the venue but only for 13 hours. Still an incredible package for those looking for something a little more simple!
Final Thoughts on The Barn at Willow Brook
I just can’t say enough good things about the Barn at Willow Brook! I love shooting there, and I love seeing just how magical the place feels for the couples who choose to have their weddings there. If it isn’t clear by now, I highly recommend the Barn at Willow Brook, no matter what kind of wedding you’re looking to have.
Also, if you are interested in having your wedding at this venue and you happen to be looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to help! Since I’ve shot there before, I already know where to find the best angles and areas to shoot. Plus, I can help you work with Kelly and Betsy, although once you get to know them, you’ll see just how amazing they are too.
So, let me know what you need, and let’s get started on your Barn at Willow Brook adventure!