June 30, 2023

Barn weddings have become increasingly popular in recent years. However, some couples still hesitate at the idea of hosting their wedding or reception in a place traditionally associated with farming.

This is where Pointe D’Vine comes in. When you think of our Ancestral Barn, we want you to envision elegance, romance, and incredible rustic charm. Imagine tall ceilings with large open spaces for dancing, dining, and truly living in the moment. Enjoy scenic views of our beautiful vineyard, all from the comfort of a temperature-controlled celebration space.

Better yet – close your eyes and picture that venue decorated exactly how you want it. In this blog post, we explore five romantic wedding themes that are perfect for an Ancestral Barn wedding and reception.

1. Enchanted Forrest

An enchanted forest theme will transform your barn wedding into a magical forest straight out of a fairytale. Decorate with greenery, wildflowers, fairy lights, and moss to create a mystical atmosphere. Use our wooden design elements to incorporate earthy textures, such as bark and dried leaves, into your table settings.

Flowers in shades of green, blue, and purple will enhance the enchanted forest effect. Use trees, ethereal photos, or hand-painted signs as backdrops for your ceremony to complete the look.

2. Vintage Romance

A vintage wedding theme is a timeless classic that’s perfect for a barn venue. Use pastel colors, delicate lace, and antique decor to create an elegant and nostalgic atmosphere.

Vintage-inspired centerpieces, such as candelabras, birdcages, brass taper candle holders, or old books will add a touch of romance to your wedding reception. Incorporate personal touches, such as old family photos or heirlooms, to make the theme even more special.

3. Rustic Elegance

Rustic elegance is a popular wedding theme that combines rustic and elegant elements. Think elegant chandeliers, vintage furniture, and soft floral arrangements contrasted against exposed wood plank walls and cheesecloth-like table runners.

Opt for a neutral color palette, such as beige, ivory, and gold, to create a chic and sophisticated atmosphere. Use natural materials, such as raw wood, soft gauze, cheesecloth-like runners that come in various widths and lengths, and beautiful dusty colors. Incorporate classy details, such as crystal chandeliers or silver battery-operated candlesticks*, to add elegance to your barn wedding.

4. Boho Chic

Boho chic is a romantic wedding theme that allows for a lot of creativity and freedom. Create a relaxed vibe with floor pillows, eclectic decor, and whimsical florals like wild roses, eucalyptus, and pampas grass. Consider using neutral colors, rich textures, and flowing tulle or lace. Incorporate organic materials (like gemstones) and dreamcatchers or macrame into your decor for a natural touch.

5. Minimalist

Minimalist weddings are all about letting small details speak for themselves. Simplicity is key, so keep the decor muted. Keep stationery, signs or favors minimalistic, unified with the theme colors, and add a personal touch with customized frames or small handwritten notes.

Use natural light with battery-operated candles or low key lighting, which can add to the romance of the evening. Incorporate foliage or seasonal flowers, like daisies or eucalyptus, as table centerpieces. Neutral hues like beige, white, and earthy tones will give the venue a rustic vibe to match the barn surroundings.

Streamlined table settings, simple lines, white linens, clear vessels or comfortable seating are some of the key elements that will highlight the beauty of the barn itself.


Regardless of your style and preference, the Ancestral Barn can be decorated to complete the aesthetic of your dream wedding. Our staff will even help with the set-up and tear down of tables, table linens, and Pointe D’Vine provided decor, so you have more time to decorate the space exactly how you want it. We also have decor rentals, like battery-operated tea lights and candles, on-site for your convenience.

Please note that the Ancestral Barn hosts events seasonally during weather-permissible months (typically April – October). The 2023 calendar year is completely booked, and 2024 reservations are filling up quickly. Call 217.656.3056 today to discuss reserving our Ancestral Barn for your romantically elegant wedding celebration.

*For safety and precautionary reasons, all candles used within our Ancestral Barn must be battery-operated only.