When you think of your perfect wedding or event, do you get all dreamy-eyed, imagining a rustic barn with touches of sparkling lights surrounded by nature and beautiful sunset views over a meadow? Do you want to make sure that your venue has a warm, loving vibe to it, where glamorous rustic meets casual fun? Then look no further than the Barn at King Hill Farm!
The Barn at King Hill Farm is located at 6048 King Farm Lane in Knightdale, North Carolina, approximately 15-20 minutes east of downtown Raleigh, NC. Tucked away off of the main road, you drive down a dirt road and pass a few houses to get to it, but once you do, there is a stunning, private venue waiting for you. However, one of the best parts of learning about the Barn at King Hill Farm was its origin story and how family love has been incorporated into it. Let’s dive in!
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The Family Story Behind the Barn at King Hill Farm
I had the opportunity to check out an open house at the Barn about a month ago, and while I was there, I chatted with the owner, Debbie Cobb. She shared with me how the venue’s creation came about from originally hosting her son’s wedding at the farm, and afterward, he encouraged her to build a venue there because he thought that would make her happy. So, this already pulled at my heartstrings because this dream was encouraged by a son’s love..#momgoals!
As she showed me around the property, it became clear that this venue was a labor of love. The Barn at King Hill Farm is located on a 50-acre working farm that began in the 1950s. The venue incorporates elements taken from bits and pieces from all over the family’s land, farming structures, and history. Debbie pointed out the silos, one of which was moved from another part of their farm over to the venue to create a unique outdoor cocktail hour shelter with string cafe lights for ambiance.
The other thing that stood out to me was the beautiful, smooth wooden handrails along the stairway and upstairs inside the barn. Debbie, smiling nostalgically, pointed out to me that these were taken from her Daddy’s tobacco barn and repurposed as railings here.
Other details of the family love are all over the barn, like one of the original farm signs hanging in one of the restrooms, a bathroom vanity made from a family dresser, and even a beautifully crafted, unique console table made from Debbie’s grandmother’s sewing machine.
Everywhere you turn, you realize this place is filled with generations of family stories and love. I think being surrounded by all those loving, caring vibes is a great way to kick off your marriage!
The Features and Amenities of the Barn
Okay, y’all, this is where I’ll get more to the point for you (because I know you’re busy planning your event)! Here’s a list of the features and amenities of the venue and all event packages:
- 225 seated guest capacity
- Indoor and outdoor ceremony locations- (this means you have a backup plan for unfortunate weather!)
- The Barn is heated and cooled, so you and your guests can experience whatever wedding season you desire in comfort!
- Indoor, ADA-accessible restrooms
- An outdoor space dedicated to cocktail hours, sheltered by two lighted, rustic silos
- Large, bright bridal suite with a private restroom
- Vintage furniture available for use
- 25 60-inch round tables available for seating
- Caterer’s kitchen with ice maker
- Outdoor games, such as cornhole and horseshoes
- Access to the Barn’s bridal closet with complimentary access to event decor
- Ample parking with an area that can accommodate food trucks
You can find out more about pricing and rental times for the venue here.
Ceremony and Reception Options
The Barn at King Hill Farm also offers indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, depending on your preference and the weather. If you choose to hold your ceremony outside, you can exchange your vows in front of a rustic wooden arbor surrounded by rolling meadows, a pond, and mature trees. The arbor is framed on both sides with crepe myrtle trees and butterfly bushes, so you’ll have gorgeous pink and purple blooms in the summer. By the way, the outdoor event space and arbor face west, making your events stunning if held during sunset!
Or, if the weather won’t cooperate or you’d prefer a more controlled environment, you can opt for a cozy and intimate ceremony inside the barn, with exposed beams, iron railings, and hanging chandeliers with twinkling lights. Either way, you will have a picturesque backdrop for your photos and memories.
A Serious Bonus- The Barn at King Hill Farm’s Flexibility and Customization
One of the best things about The Barn at King Hill Farm is that you can have the wedding you imagine. You can work with the barn to use either a list of their approved catering vendors and bartenders or collaborate with them to find your own (as long as the vendor is insured and licensed). You can work with the event staff to decorate the venue to suit your style and theme.
Debbie and her staff are friendly and helpful and will assist you with anything you need. For all of you planners out there who hate setting up for an event the day of (raising my own hand, lol), the Barn at King Hill Farm also offers one and two-day rentals, giving you plenty of time to prep and enjoy your special day.
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The Barn at King Hill Farm is more than just a rustic wedding venue; it’s a place where you can feel the family love that has gone into every detail. It’s a place where you can create your own special memories with your loved ones. If you are interested in booking this venue for your wedding or special event, you can visit their website, Facebook page, or Instagram for more information and testimonials.
You can also schedule a tour and see for yourself why The Barn at King Hill Farm is one of the most charming rustic wedding venues in the area. So, if you want to experience the magic of this venue for yourself, don’t hesitate to contact The Barn at King Hill Farm and book your tour today. You will be glad you did!