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Of the many wedding locations available at Barnsley Resort, the most popular is the ruin of Godfrey Barnsley’s Italianate home, which was built in the 1840s. Lacking a roof or windows, the weathered redbrick structure has wide, wood-planked floors and fireplaces in most rooms and overlooks the gardens and a small lake. Ivy has grown into the ruins and it is lit dramatically at night, making it a very romantic location for a brunch or evening wedding. A popular spot for winter weddings is the Alpine-style Town Hall, where heart of pine floors, pine walls, vaulted ceilings and multiple chandeliers create a warm atmosphere. You many also choose from a few favorite spots on the recommended hotel’s grounds, such as Conifer Hill, an outdoor gazebo overlooking the gardens and lake, or the Fairy Godmother’s Garden, an intimate garden space that is best for small weddings. Following the ceremony, receptions may be held at the same location, be it the ruins or the Town Hall, but may also move into one of Barnsley Resort’s dining rooms. Rice House is especially romantic, as it overlooks the ruins and its own herb garden.
We have many beautiful wedding locations at Barnsley Resort, but our most sought-after spot is the historic ruins. The ruins, with a magnificent boxwood parterre garden and a perennial lawn, is also stunning by moonlight. In cooler months, brides often opt to be married in our Alpine-style chapel, which is clad entirely in heart pine wood.