There’s just something about a rustic New England wedding that feels so intimate and authentic. Dozens of venues on the North coast that lend themselves to this theme du jour, one of our favorites being the Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA. Radiance had the pleasure of performing at Christine and Justin’s gorgeous wedding at the Barn recently, and Ruth Eileen‘s glowing photos speak to the charm of this special site.
The Barn at Gibbet Hill began hosting weddings long before Bridal Guide sited barn weddings as one of the 5 Hottest Wedding Trends. In 2002 Jed and Asia planned a grand outdoor wedding, only to be rained out. The Barn was completely unrenovated then, but in true rustic fashion, hay bales were rearranged and the tractor was moved outside and a makeshift aisle was created. The magical effects of the wedding remained, and two years later a massive overhaul of the Barn was completed. The Barn at Gibbett Hill opened its doors and CBS-4 soon after named it the best wedding venue in the Boston area.
The Barn has an outside, heated deck with a permanent roof over it that is used for cocktail receptions. Christine and Justin decorated with romantic lights and sweet floral arrangements, transforming the space into a truly enchanting experience. Once inside, the Barn can hold up to 220 people with a dance floor. Good thing too, because Radiance had the couple and their guests light on their feet all evening!