25+ Barn Wedding Pictures for Your Inspiration

As idyllic as a dream, a barn wedding is the epitome of romance and charm. For couples drawn to the natural beauty of the countryside or those seeking a unique and memorable setting for their big day, a barn wedding is a match made in heaven. As you embark on your wedding planning journey, we’ve curated a collection of over 25 awe-inspiring barn wedding pictures that will ignite your imagination and spark your creativity. From the magical golden hour to the wintry embrace of December, these images capture the essence of barn weddings in all their glory and are sure to leave you spellbound.

From outside with the couple inside

Capture the rustic charm of the barn by taking a photo from outside, with the couple inside. This can create a beautiful framed effect with the wooden beams of the barn framing the couple. The natural light from outside can create a stunning contrast with the softer, ambient light inside the barn.

info@yourjcmphotography.com 09_Outside Shoooting inPhoto by JCM Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Farmstead Weddings in Concord, NC

jeff@jrichardphotography.com 09_Outside Shoooting inPhoto by J. Richard Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Heyward Manor in Iva, South Carolina

kristin@cheatwoodphoto.com 10_InsidePhoto by Kristin Cheatwood (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at 9 Oaks Farm in Monroe, GA USA

Barn Wedding Photos at Golden Hour

Golden hour is that magical time just before sunset when the light is soft, warm, and golden. It is the perfect time to capture some stunning outdoor photos with the barn in the background. The golden light will create a beautiful, romantic glow on the couple and the barn.

kirstenalexandriaphotography@gmail.com 02_GoldenPhoto by Kirsten Alexandria (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The White Crow in Banner Elk, NC USA

info@pollok-pictures.de 02_GoldenPhoto by Andreas Pollok (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Rebers Pflug in Baden Württemberg Germany

hello@letsmakeamemory.com 02_GoldenPhoto by Lets Make a Memory (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Nelson Ghost Town in Searchlight, NV USA

Barn Wedding Photos at Blue Hour

Blue hour is the time just after the sun has set and the sky takes on a deep, rich blue color. This is a great time to capture some dramatic, moody shots with the barn lit up against the darkening sky. The contrast of the warm light inside the barn and the cool, blue light outside can create some striking images.

Stefani@StefaniCiottiPhotography.com 03_BluePhoto by Stefani Ciotti (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The Big White Barn in Decatur, TX USA

zack@zackbradleyphotography.com 03_BluePhoto by Zack Bradley (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Forever Farm in Powhatan, VA

Barn Wedding Photos at Night

Nighttime photos can add a touch of magic and romance to your wedding album. Capture the glow of the fairy lights and candles inside the barn against the dark night sky. Use long exposure to capture the movement of the stars or even some creative light painting.  Since many barns are far away from the light pollution of city lights, you might even be able to see beautiful stars in your night time barn photos.

bob@kniley.com 04_nightPhoto by Bob Kniley (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Double M Schuster Barn in Dansville, NY

1836photographie@gmail.com 04_nightPhoto by 1836 Photographie (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Morgan Creek Barn in Dripping Springs, Texas USA

scott@smjphotography.net 04_nightPhoto by SMJ Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The Star Barn in Elizabethtown, PA USA

Barn Wedding Photos in the Winter

A barn wedding in the winter can be incredibly romantic and cozy. Capture the warmth and coziness of the barn against the cold, crisp winter air.

info@yourjcmphotography.com 05_WinterPhoto by JCM Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at John Moulton Barn in Jackson, WY

Barn Wedding Photos in the moment

Candid photos capture the real emotions and moments of the day. Capture the laughter, the tears, and the joy of the day with some candid shots of the couple and their guests. Use a photojournalistic approach to tell the story of the day from start to finish.

SeanThurstonPhotos@gmail.com 06_Ceremony and PJPhoto by Sean Thurston (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Four Winds at North Mountain in Swoope, VA USA

info@4eyesphotography.ca 06_Ceremony and PJPhoto by 4 Eyes Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Calgary Country in Calgary, Ablerta Canada

Barn Wedding Photos with Action and Movement

Capture the energy and excitement of the day with some action and movement shots. Whether it’s the couple dancing, the bouquet toss, or the guests having fun on the dance floor, action shots can add a dynamic element to your wedding album.  For your couples photos, consider walking or even running photos for a fun vibe.

hello@tkmphotography.com 07_ActionPhoto by TKM Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Gray Silo Lavender Farm in Port Perry, Ontario Canada

info@jessieanddallin.com 07_ActionPhoto by Jessie and Dallin (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Walker Farms in Lindon, UT USA

Barn Wedding Photos During the Reception

The reception is a time for celebration and fun. Capture the toasts, the speeches, the dancing, and the cutting of the cake. Use creative angles and lighting to capture the energy and excitement of the reception.

shuhrat@myfastmail.com 07_ReceptionPhoto by Shukhrat Kamalov (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, CT USA

Daytime Outdoor Barn Wedding Photos

Take advantage of the natural beauty of the surroundings by taking some daytime outdoor photos. Use the barn as a backdrop and capture the couple surrounded by nature. Use the natural light to create a soft, romantic glow.

monica@monicacassellphotography.com 08_Outside Daytime Photo by Monica Cassell (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Cottonwood Barn Venue in Paris, Texas

hello@joannaandbrett.com 08_Outside DaytimePhoto by Joanna and Brett (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Big Sky Barn in Montgomery, Texas

charlesmollphoto@gmail.com 08_Outside DaytimePhoto by Charles Moll (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at The Roung Barn at Twin Bridges in Twin Bridges Montana USA

andy@andysiddersphotography.co.uk 03_BluePhoto by Andy Sidders Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Notley Tythe Barn in Buckinghamshire England

Fuller 08_Outside Daytime Photo by Tom Fuller (Website | Wedding Maps Profile)

Barn Wedding Photos Inside of the Barn

The inside of the barn can be just as beautiful as the outside. Capture the details of the decorations, the beams of the barn, and the soft, ambient light. Use a shallow depth of field to create a dreamy, romantic effect.

paul@pmc-photography.com 10_InsidePhoto by PMC Photography (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Whispering Oaks Terrace in Pala, California

loc@loclefilms.com 10_InsidePhoto by Loc Le (Website | Wedding Maps Profile) at Newaukum River Ranch in Newaukum, WA


A barn wedding offers a unique and romantic setting for your special day. Whether you are planning a rustic, country-themed wedding or just want a beautiful, natural backdrop, a barn wedding is a great choice. From the golden hour to the blue hour, from the inside of the barn to the outside, there are endless possibilities for beautiful, creative photos. Use these ideas as inspiration to create your own magical, memorable wedding album.

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