Member Since: 10/20/2011
As the bride, i had a wonderful experience. My guest told me afterward how great a time they had. The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The owner couldn't have been more lovely! A+++ overall, thank you so much for making my day SO special!
Member Since: 8/11/2009
I was a guest at the Barn at Birchwood and the place is beautiful. The service there was to be commended for quickly making the outside wedding an inside wedding due to rain. This place is perfect for a small and intimate setting.
Member Since: 6/24/2009
Let me preface this by saying that my guests had a wonderful time at our wedding. The food was fantastic, the wait staff was wonderful, the scenery was lovely, and all in all, it was a great wedding them to attend. However, as a bride, I did not enjoy the venue as much as my guests did. The owner of The Barn/wedding coordinator had a tendency to be quite abrupt and inconsiderate, which made our months of planning as well as the rehearsal and day of the wedding quite stressful for myself and the bridal party.
Member Since: 2/5/2011
We found the Barn at Birchwood through a few different verbal recommendations, that when our daughter told us they would like to have an outdoor wedding, we knew we had to visit. The food was so delicious on our taste test visit that we actually ordered our Thanksgiving dinner through the Barn at Birchwood and attended a second taste test the day we reserved the date. Their food is fabulous and the wait staff couldn’t have been nicer! Suzie and Dave were always quick to respond to any questions we had either phone or by email. To be honest, having reserved the venue so far in advance and planning for well over a year we were worried when we read the review posted above. The post was posted just a few months before our reservation and we couldn't help but wonder how could the other positive reviews that we have read on other wedding review sites and word of mouth recommendations we were given by people who had been to events at The Barn be wrong. Of course, being the mother of the bride, I had many sleepless nights worrying as our date approached. My husband kept telling me to stop worrying, everything will be alright. I kept wondering how could I have been fooled like the person in the review above? Thankfully, my worries turned out to be an over-reaction on my part. I wanted this day to be the best day for my daughter and new son-in-law. Suzie and David couldn't have been any more accommodating, they even had special accommodations for guests who needed assistance getting to their seats at the outdoor ceremony and into the reception. The cottage was adorable and the girls loved getting ready there. Refreshments were served to the Bridal party as they all got dressed. We continue to get compliments about everything from the beautiful location, the flowers, the wedding cake, the food, and how accommodating the staff was. Our daughter and son-in-law couldn't thank us enough for helping them in choosing this venue and having the “Perfect Wedding” for them! We have also been told that we really know how to throw a great party! Too bad we can't take all of the credit. Suzie, David, the Maître D' - Donna, the chefs, and the wait staff were there to make sure everything went smoothly. Our family is looking forward to the next time we visit The Barn.
Member Since: 11/27/2009
We used the Barn at Birchwood for our ceremony and reception (including catering). It is a beautiful location, and the owners do a great job maintaining the Barn and the Grove areas. The pictures of the area hardly do it justice. And the food was incredible. Our guests loved the presentation of the food, and we were thrilled to hear that nearly everyone loved their meals. That's a hard thing to say about a lot of wedding caterers!
Working with Suzie was great. She has a lot going on and is trying to run a successful business, but we enjoyed working with her and her staff. We were able to provide her with detalied information regarding set-up for our ceremony and recpetion, and the entire staff made everything look perfect. She was even able to accomodate our elderly guests by providing them with transportation to and from the ceremony areas. We cannot thank them enough for helping in that way! Our only regret is that dinner took a while to serve, so we had limited dancing at the end of the evening. We would have loved to have more time on the dance floor, but the time we had was great.
Member Since: 10/30/2009
I was just married at the Barn at Birchwood. The owners, mainly Suzie, have ZERO people skills. Let me start off by saying that she had us fooled for over a year! She was SO sweet during the whole planning process. That is, until I called her 7 months before our date to ask if it were possible to lower our guest minimum. This was because the groom's mother had just unexpectedly passed away. Hit hard with medical and credit card bills, it is a surpise we didn't have to cancel the wedding completely! Rather than showing any sort of compassion she said, "I am trying to run a business here, but I always fall for people
s sob stories". When we went for our final meeting we informed her that we would not be doing parent introductions or the "father-daughter dance", decisions that were made by my parents and I becuase we didn't want to draw attention to my Groom whose parents have passed away. Her response? "Well, I think you should do it. I would just be thankful MY parents are still here." She said this in front of the groom! So unbelievable insensitive! But, it doesn't end here. From the rehearsal (which by the way they completely forgotten about! My guests arrived and all of the lights were turned off!) to the end of the reception she did nothing but yell and be rude to everyone- including the bridal party! She made snide comments about the decorations, ("if it were up to me, that wreath wouldn't even be there but the bride HAD to have everything as fall as possible"), called my Mom a drunk, ("Oh, don't hand that to that drunk!) cursed at one of my bridesmaids, ("Well, maybe if you used the f*ucking vase, you could f*ucking hold everything"), demanded to more than 3 guests that they clean her windows when someone "wrote" on them (the glass was foggy and they wrote congratulations on the window WITH THEIR FINGER!), and even cut guests off who weren't even drunk! She even called the flower girl, (a 3 year old!) a stripper when she was playfully hanging on a pole!! She has no concept of simple courtesy. She never would politely ask anyone to do anything. Instead of "Could you please bring your drinks inside" it was "You can't bring drinks out here! Get inside! Can't you read a sign?!". Unfortunately, I don't believe these are isolated incidents. I found out just last night from my photographer that she was rude to him the entire time! When he arrived and asked where he should set up she said, "Um. I don't have time for this!" and walked away! When he asked if he could set up lights to help with the photos she refused. He explained to her that this would prevent him from making large prints that I paid for. She said to him, "Oh well, that's not my problem". Thanks Suzie-you just ruined my wedding photos. Honestly, it may sound like I am exaggerating, but in reality I am not even close to reporting all of the problems with this woman! My Mom left something behind, and we went back a few days later to pick it up. Rather than holding her items in the office she left them OUTSIDE on the front step! She is extremely rude! The facility is absolutely stunning, but in my opinion Suzie should NOT attend the receptions she hosts! She has zero customer service skills. If the location wasn't gorgeous I doubt she would still be in business. It is truly a shame because the wait staff and food are amazing! I don't know how they work with her.
Magnificent 18th century barn perfectly located on 21 acres, featuring rustic charm with formal amenities. Outdoor amenities include: large poolside patio for cocktail receptions and two lovely ceremony locations, poolside or our gorgeous grove, to give you ever lasting memories.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 200