Barn wedding venues are perfect backdrops for a memorable big day, but it can be tricky to come up with a plan on how to decorate it.

With such a large canvas, there’s endless possibilities on how to highlight the best of the location and create an atmosphere that’s inviting for the guests. It’s exciting to come up with a design for a wedding, but it can be an intimidating task.

By picking a central theme for the wedding, decorating becomes less daunting and makes planning your dream wedding fun and easy.

With that being said, here are five wedding themes that could make for a unique and memorable day at a barn venue.

Natural Decor

One of the most common themes used for barn weddings is nature and the great outdoors. With features like wood walls and high ceilings, it’s easy to see how something like a barn could remind someone of hiking in the woods.

To pull off this theme, wedding decorations should include natural colors like greens, reds, browns and whites, depending on the season.

Tree branches lend themselves nicely for centerpieces while wood candle holders and paper cutouts of birds work to fill in the gaps. Even something like a log stump works as a cake stand.

It’s important to remember that less is more when it comes to decorating for a natural wedding, so working with a wedding planner and florist can be a good idea to help you figure out what should be included.

Modern Style

Barn wedding decorations don’t always have to be rustic to highlight the venue. In fact, having a modern theme can add some contrast and depth to the setting.

In order to successfully plan a modern wedding, think simple and light.

Colors should be trendy, but subdued. Dusty rose, sky blue and sage green are all great hues that play nicely with a barn’s interior color, and items like beige tablecloths will help elevate the elegance of the wedding.

For a bit of the natural and rustic flair, you can add centerpieces with candles, lace doilies and lush greenery to round off the wedding and make it feel more homey.

Beach Vibe

This is probably the last theme anyone would expect at a barn wedding venue, but that’s the fun part of having a beach-style wedding!

Beach balls and seashells work as decor, and the wood flooring will make people think they’re not in a barn, but a rustic ship in the tropics.

Art Deco Decorations

A good way to add some vibrance and energy to your venue is by going with an art deco theme.

The art deco style was the defining aesthetic of the Roaring 20’s, so centering your wedding around these designs will make your guests feel like they’re stepping into a barn-based speakeasy.

The best way to style a barn based on art deco is to make settings as extravagant as they can be. Sparkling gold should not be used sparingly, and colors like navy and dark green can help add to the retro feel.

Some key elements of the time period should be present, like jazz music and suspenders. If you really want to be authentic, you can include thrift store items from the time period like radios and fountain pens.

All of these elements will make the wedding lively, and having it in a barn venue is a great way to surprise your guests.

Country Design

This one may come across as obvious, but there’s no denying that having a country feel will make for a beautiful barn wedding theme.

With the rustic chic feel of the barn combined with similar table decorations, you’ll have a gorgeous wedding for you and your loved ones.

Book your wedding with The Canton Barn

Regardless of what your theme is, we’d love to help you host your wedding at our restored barn venue.

If you’d like to book your wedding with us, check out our booking booking calendar for our availability or contact us to learn more about what the Canton Barn has to offer.