By: Joe DeFabis
The popularity of a barn wedding in Indianapolis has skyrocketed in the past couple of years — and for good reason. Barns give weddings a rustic, authentic, American feel they cannot be re-created in other venues. Here are some of the unique pros and cons of having a wedding in a barn wedding in Indianapolis.
Pros of Having a Wedding in a Barn Wedding in Indianapolis
Typically, the barn location will be beautiful, especially if you are planning to have the wedding during the warm spring and summer months when trees and flowers are in full bloom. If you are visiting a barn during the winter, then it may look barren and empty — but once summer rolls around, you’ll find that the barn is seated on a bed of lush greenery. Depending on location, you can also consider having a barn wedding during the fall, when the leaves are changing colors. It’ll give you wedding an ethereal aesthetic. The best time for a barn wedding in Indianapolis would be in April, May, October, and November.
If your family or close friend has a barn, that you can avoid the bureaucracy of trying to secure a wedding venue. Weddings are stressful, especially the planning part. If a close member of your family has a wedding barn open for use, then you have easily knocked out one of the most stressful aspects of wedding planning.
The reality of the situation is that a barn is traditionally used to house animals and farm equipment. Sometimes it’s going to show that it used to house such things. Even though a wedding in a barn can be a beautiful experience, there are certain things you need to be aware of.
You might have an issue with parking and bathrooms. A lot of the times parking is directly next to the barn, removing any chances of having an outside ceremony. Even though many barns are fixed with only one bathroom, it will not be enough for you and your guests. Typically, you will be required to rent porta potties, which can be costly.
One of the main pitfalls of having a wedding in a barn wedding in Indianapolis is the issue of catering. In almost every circumstance, a catering service will need to have access to a working kitchen. In most situations, the barn isn’t going to be fixed with a kitchen. With catering, you are hiring talented cookers, shops, and servers to accommodate the needs of your family and friends — you are not hiring them to bring the kitchen with them. You can rectify this by looking for a barn that has been converted or with a secondary building very close to it.
Choosing a Photographer For Your Barn Wedding In Indianapolis
DeFabis Photography should be your first choice when choosing a photographer for your barn wedding in Indianapolis. Some of the barns we have photographed include; The Barn in Zionsville, JLH Wedding Barn, and Emerald Acres. Contact DeFabis Photography at 317-291-8111