The Red Barn at Hampshire College | Featured Wedding Venue

October 29, 2019

This month on the blog, I’m featuring another beautiful wedding venue located in Amherst, MA, The Red Barn at Hampshire College. I’ve photographed a handful of weddings at this rustic venue, with the most recent being this past July.

The Black Walnut Inn

Although the Red Barn does have a bridal suite that couples can utilize, Hilda & Tom chose to get ready at the Black Walnut Inn in Amherst, MA. I have photographed at this cute little Inn before and love it so much! (check out Rebecca & Ryan’s December wedding!) It has so much charm and quaintness! And it’s a great alternative option for getting ready and/or pre-ceremony portraits.

Outdoor Ceremony

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I am a HUGE fan of outdoor weddings. Give me all the natural light and scenery, and I’m one happy photographer. It doesn’t matter what season, whether it’s cold and snowy (Rebecca & Ryan’s wedding) or hot as HECK (Hilda & Tom’s wedding)… I love photographing in natural light. The Red Barn offers two different outdoor ceremony locations, and one indoor incase of inclement weather. The outdoor space here is breathtaking. Rows of white chairs are set up in front of a giant oak tree on top of a hill with amazing views of the Pioneer Valley.

Having an outdoor ceremony in the middle of summer can be tricky, but totally manageable as long as you’re willing to prepare for it! You can read my blog post 9 Common Outdoor Wedding Mistakes to learn more tips!

Inside the Barn

The Red Barn itself was built in the 1800’s, features the original wide-panel flooring, post-and-beam structure, and can accommodate up to 140 guests with a dance floor. Attached to the barn is a large deck where guests can enjoy cocktail hour surrounded by an amazing view.

All in One Location

One thing I love about The Red Barn is that you can get ready, plus host your ceremony & reception here. With no travel time needed between locations, you leave yourself more time to take portraits with the beautiful backdrop and you get to spend more time enjoying your wedding. Not to mention, one location is super convenient for guests and the bridal party. Read more about having your wedding in one location in my blog post The Benefits of Having Your Wedding in One Location.

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Red Barn at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Hair & Makeup: Glow Beauty Bar, Florence, MA

Dress: La Reine Bridal, Mikaella, Waltham, MA

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Centerpieces: Fifty Flowers

Corsages & Boutonnieres: Atkins Farm, Amherst, MA

Cake: Gerardo’s Italian Bakery

If you’re searching for a photographer for your wedding at The Red Barn at Hampshire College, I’d love to chat! Contact me for a consultation!