I met with Stephanie Accardo, the Event Coordinator at Century Barn about two months ago to get a personalized tour of her beautiful space. I had heard about them as a unique barn option in the Madison area, but needed to see for myself. I was definitely not disappointed. Located in Mt. Horeb (about 30 minutes outside of downtown Madison), this venue is off the beaten path, but its surrounding scenery and intimate atmosphere make it a place of magic.
Century Barn is a perfect place to hold both your ceremony and reception, offering outdoor space among rolling hills and a rustic indoor setting. This venue is a dream spot for the creative types, setting no major restrictions for décor and allowing the full weekend (Friday-Sunday) for setup and cleanup. You are also welcome to bring in any caterer and your own alcohol (served by a licensed bartender), which can be a great friend to the budget.
While ~150 guests is its sweet spot, up to 400 guests could be in attendance for a casual cocktail reception, allowing you a bit of wiggle room in the planning process. Some guests may also get the VIP treatment, being whisked around on golf carts to allow for easy mobility. No matter who attends though, they will all be delighted to share the day with you at this one of a kind locale.
Photography: Errin Hiltbrand Photography