History & Highlights: The Warrenwood Manor Barn

Rustic Barn Transformation
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The Warrenwood Manor barn isn’t often the center of attention when we talk about the history and architecture of the property, but it should be.  The house at Warrenwood is gorgeous, but the barn has its own charm and intrigue as well.  We just don’t know as much about the barn’s past as we do about the house.  It is believed to have been built in the early 1900’s as one of two, maybe even three large barns on the property.  At one point the barn was painted white and green, but it was black and white when we purchased it.  That is pretty much all we know.  When renovations began in 2014 the barn had a dirt floor, horse stalls, a large grain bin and a full hay loft.  There were holes in the roof and every door was either missing or broken.  As changes were made we took every opportunity to maintain the character of the structure.  We also salvaged every piece of old wood we could, most of which is a beautiful tongue and groove oak, for use on other property projects.  These are a few photos to show how far we have come.

Before renovations.
After renovations.
We tried to blend the new addition with the old barn as much as possible while meeting all the building code requirements.

We did some major sprucing up for my wedding in October 2014, but a lot of work happened over the winter of 2014 and 2015.  Since then gradual improvements have turned the Warrenwood barn into a rustic charmer.  We now have concrete floors, string lights and chandeliers under a new roof.  Over the winter, we even added on a men’s restroom, women’s restroom and a prep kitchen for caterers in order to bring the entire space up to all Kentucky occupancy code requirements.  The barn has become the main event space comfortably seating 180 guests for a reception.  It provides a dry place for events regardless of the weather.  Housing either the ceremony and/or reception, the barn has taken on so many different looks over the past two years.  Here is a peek at some of our favorite moments in and around the barn.

Wedding barn in Kentucky
Bride & Groom exit Warrenwood barn wedding ceremony
Barn wedding reception with chandeliers
Rustic Boho Barn Wedding Reception
Bride & Groom during barn reception
Garden inspired tablesetting in Warrenwood Barn
Southern glam ceremony in barn
Barn Wedding Ceremony with drapery and chandeliers
Spring wedding ceremony in Warrenwood barn with pink and navy color palette
Front of Warrenwood Manor barn
Sparkler send off from Warrenwood Manor barn wedding reception
Bride & Groom first dance during barn reception
Styled tablescape with copper, olive and burgundy
Spring wedding ceremony in barn
First dance of Mr. & Mrs. in refined rustic wedding reception
Wedding cake on bourbon barrel bar
Bride and Father of the Bride enter traditional barn wedding ceremony
Bride & Groom exit barn wedding ceremony at Warrenwood
Portrait of Bride & Groom with string lights in background
Wedding ceremony in a rustic barn
Rustic Vintage Wedding Ceremony in a barn
Gold, pink & burgundy fall tablescape
Southern glam rustic barn reception
Barn with chandeliers
Spring pink and ivory tablescape
Rustic barn reception with burlap runners
Southern glam wedding reception in Warrenwood barn
Banquet style reception in barn
Bride & Groom during wedding reception in Warrenwood barn
Intimate wedding reception in Warrenwood Manor barn
Bridal Portrait in rustic barn
Fall refined rustic wedding ceremony
Cake Cutting at Warrenwood Manor
Vintage-inspired pastel centerpiece
Barn ceremony with lanterns and bench seating
Wreaths on barn doors at Warrenwood barn
Wedding ceremony in barn with champagne color palette
Banquet style wedding recpetion with ivory table linens, burlap runner and baby's breath flowers
Pallet bar in Warrenwood Manor barn
Sparkler send off from Warrenwood Manor wedding reception
Sweetheart Table, champagne and pastels
Bride and Groom in front on white barn doors and string lights
Becky Willard Photography, Tara Young Photography, Honey Heart Photography, Rainwater Photography, KM Russel Photography, Christy Lee Photography, The King’s Daughter Photography, Hilly Photography, Kevin & Anna Photography, Daring Tales Darling Bones, Leah Barry Photography, Erin Trimble Photography, Jessica Moore Photography, Ben Keeling Photography, Legacy Art Photography and Videography
Bride & Groom in Warrenwood Manor Barn, Refined Rustic

Photography by: Becky Willard Photography, Tara Young Photography, Honey Heart Photography, Rainwater Photography, KM Russel Photography, Christy Lee Photography, The King’s Daughter Photography, Hilly Photography, Kevin & Anna Photography, Daring Tales Darling Bones, Diverse Photographers, Leah Barry Photography, Erin Trimble Photography, Jessica Moore Photography, Ben Keeling Photography, Legacy Art Photography and Videography and Cassie Lopez Photography