Barrington Hill

(13 reviews)
16117 Lake Iola Rd Dade City, FL | (352) 388-1516
| www.barringtonhillweddings.com
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Wedding: 10/26/2013
Member Since: 2/14/2012 verified review
whimsicle and wonderful    posted 11/6/2013 (updated 11/7/2013)

I had the most wonderful wedding at Barrington! Lily is the coordinator that works for them and kept telling me to have faith in the process and everthing would work out (and it did)! We mostly communicated via email (it is the easiest way to get in touch with them) and towards the end I had Lily's cell number (which was good for me and probably bad for her). I choose Barrington due to the freedom it gave me to bring in pretty much whatever vendors I wanted. The fact that we got to purchase and choose all the alcohol was a huge selling point. They also did most of our flowers, the bar package and fireworks for us! They just updated the invoice with each change so it was easier for me to pay the one bill instead of multiples.

I would not recommend this for anyone who is looking for a lot of structure or someone to do all the planning for them (or a place where you can just go in a pick and package and move on). You have to have ideas and want to get creative, as the space is pretty much your canvas to work with with great peices of furnature etc to work with. I found Barrington Hill very early in my search (I wanted to get married outside and not at the beach). They are a growing wedding venue and many things were "tweeked" during my experience (which was frustrating at first). But, at the end of the day I was very very happy with how everything worked out and it was a relaxed, fun venue!

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Wedding: 11/4/2012
Member Since: 9/3/2013
Dreams do come true at Barrington Hill    posted 9/3/2013

The Venue is unbelievably beautiful. When I set foot at the farm, I was just amazed, I knew Immediately that I would get married there. I love the fact that everything is crafted to fit you personally, and that your imagination could run as wild, and it will come alive better than expected. The staff is amazing, friendly, helpful, and in my opinion the best Tampa Bay area has to offer(I know, because I went venue hunting). I am so glad I found this Venue, because I wanted my wedding to be different (oh I am so tired of attending hotel weddings), and have the guests experience something unique and unforgettable. Well Barrington Hill did it, and I am sure will continue to do beyond amazing jobs. I am telling all my friends to get married there, no joke. :)

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Wedding: 4/29/2013
Member Since: 1/8/2012 verified review
Wowzah!    posted 5/16/2013

Let my just start by saying wow! Lily did a fantastic job at taking the vision I had for my dream wedding and bringing it to life. I was an extremely hands on bride and I had a ton of request and she went above and beyond to make sure every detail was perfect and just as I asked. Lily was my coordinator so I spoke with her the most but I also know that Alicia was right there along with the other staff at Barrington Hill making my dream come true and they did a great job. I had so many people come to me and tell me how beautiful everything looked and how it was the most original wedding they had ever been to. I will say that since it's a working farm it may take a few days to hear back from them when communicating through email but the month leading up to my I was able to talk to Lily everyday without problem. If you're trying to get away from the typical Florida beach wedding this is the place for you! It's gorgeous and rustic and has all the elements you need to have the perfect wedding.

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Wedding: 4/6/2013
Member Since: 6/21/2011 verified review
Gorgeous Venue!!!    posted 5/2/2013

The venue was absolutely stunning. Guests are still coming to up to us telling us how beautiful the views were from the farm. Their decorations were perfect and it pulled together quite nicely. We were not 100% satisfied with the day-of coordinating, but i would use them again in a heartbeat to have such a scenic venue.

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Wedding: 12/1/2012
Member Since: 2/6/2012 verified review
We loved Barrington Hill    posted 3/7/2013

Our wedding at Barrington Hill was exactly everything I hoped for and imagined. I never once doubted the place when I first visited and it's hard to doubt with such a gorgeous scenery. Lily and Alicia helped piece together every little detail and it all came together beautifully day of. Our DJ, Randy with Breezin Entertainment did a great job and had everyone dancing. The lighting outside was amazing and made for great pictures! The only downfall is that I think this place may need a full time wedding planner/organizer. It is hard to get exact answers on some details and the communication is a little scattered but all in all I was happy with the end result which is all that mattered. I had many guests tell me how beautiful everything turned out. It was definitely a day we will never forget. Thank you everyone at Barrington Hill!
Chad and Angel Bruening

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Wedding: 5/3/2012
Member Since: 5/2/2011
Perfect Day    posted 6/13/2012

As similar brides have said, as soon as I saw Barrington Hill I knew this was the place I wanted to say "I do". We met with the staff at Barrington soon after and picked our date after a nice tour. The day was beyond perfect and everything came together. The atmosphere and setting is breath taking and our photos are amazing. All our guests had rave reviews of our day.

There were a few things that caught me off guard while planning leading up to the day and up until the day, they are listed below:

* You are only allowed to arrive 2 hours prior to walking down the aisle. Along with vendors. (Found out in 30 day meeting).

* As of May 3rd, 2012 packages weren't in effect and the dance floor, lights, and day of coordination aren't included in the venue price. (Found out that info in 30 day out meeting).

* Bridal party has to be out of the bridal suite with all belongings an hour and a half into the wedding. With a 30-minute ceremony & 45-minute photo session, there was basically no access after the wedding started except for the bridesmaids to clean it out. We weren't told about that time limit until the rehearsal the day before the wedding. (Also, air-conditioning wasn't working in the suite, the day of the wedding.)

* Dance floor was being painted and stables were being blown out 2 hours prior to our ceremony start at 6:30pm as vendors and bridal parties were arriving.

* A week and a half out I was called to finish our checklist and timeline and asked what time my ceremony started and how many bridesmaids I have... We had already gone over these details in the previous 3 meetings, through email and on our contract.

* In general had difficulty reaching the staff and getting timely responses.

So to recap, our day came out perfect and we couldn't be more happy with the way our wedding turned out. They are crafty (in a good way) as well as creative with the plantation and decorations. The grounds and the house were both incredibly beautiful.

Hopefully the information above is helpful and I don't mean it to be knit-picky... if I were to look back at how I planned I should've asked more questions.

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Wedding: 5/5/2012
Member Since: 4/24/2011 verified review
May Wedding    posted 6/9/2012 (updated 7/10/2012)

This venue has the most gorgeous grounds, and from the first minute that I arrived I knew it was where I wanted to have our wedding!
I will say that at times it was extremely difficult to work with the people running it.
It was hard to get information and prices, and extremely difficult to coordinate times to come out and view the grounds and meet with the people because it is also a running horse farm, and the horses are the priority. I will say that they were willing to do anything that we wanted, but each and every single detail came at a very high price.
I believe that things have changed since our wedding where they now have set prices and packages, where as we were kinda shooting in the dark and figuring things out as we went along.
All in all, our wedding was absolutely perfect and we do not regret having it there one bit, because the beauty of the grounds were well worth it!

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Wedding: 9/24/2011
Member Since: 10/23/2011
Dream Come True    posted 10/23/2011

I couldn't have been happier with my wedding at Barrington Hill. It was everything I expected and more. Alicia and the crew at Barrington were extremely helpful. The event coordinator at Barrington Hill was a pleasure throughout the whole process, she made my dream wedding come true. The venue is just breathtaking. My wedding album came out beautifully. The pictures with the horses are unbelievable. I would be happy to share them :) I was contemplating on having my wedding at another well known venue in the San Antonio/Dade City area which was also a beautuful location but it was quite the distance from the interstate and had to travel through long dark roads w/trailers etc . Barrington is located right off on the interstate which made it much more convenient to traveling to and from Tampa and has a beautiful clean country setting driving to and from the interstate and the venue. I would be happy to answer any questions and share pictures ;)

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Member Since: 12/3/2010
Barrington Hill, beautiful,clean,elegant,authentic    posted 12/3/2010

Barrington Hill is not your ordinary barn! It is the most beautiful, clean, and elegant barn I have ever been to. The scenery captures your undivided attention, allowing you to exhilarate the wonderful nature surrounding you. The horses are very well-groomed and very well-trained; picture-perfect! Not to mention the service the staff provides is accommodating for your most comfort. The house itself already lures you in with it's divinity. I would highly recommend Barrington Hill for a wedding/event if you want an original authentic venue.

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Member Since: 12/3/2010
Southern style    posted 12/3/2010

The Barrington Hill is beautiful. Having a wedding there was relaxing, georgous mansion and wonderful staff. We felt so comfortable and the horses were amazing. So glad we chose Barrington Hill.

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Wedding: 6/5/2010
Member Since: 12/3/2010 verified review
Equestrian Estate Elegance    posted 12/3/2010 (updated 12/3/2010)

When my best friend Suzanne told me that she had chosen Barrington Hill, a horse farm in Florida for her wedding I thought hmmm, interesting. I envisioned myself in heels stepping in horse poo and swatting flies, but then she showed me some photos from the visit. From the first picture of Suze standing in front of the mansion with a big grin, I knew this wedding was going to be something really special. The place looked like something you'd see in a movie, large white mansion with black shutters, rolling green fields, ancient oak trees with spanish moss hanging languidly as horses grazed beneath a big blue sky. Suze has ridden horses since she was in second grade and has never settled for anything status quo in her life. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that she found a place that combined marrying the love of her life and her love of horses in one spectacular setting. The wedding started at 7pm, already the sky was turning pink and orange as the sun was waning. About twenty rows of white skirted chairs with jars that held vibrantly colored field flowers attached to the end of each row led the way down the aisle. The beautifully manicured lawn felt lush and springy underfoot as we made our way toward this new chapter in Suze's life. With the guests seated, a zydeco band plucked up a slow waltz as the bride was helped down from a two horse- drawn wagon. (By the way these gleaming horses were dressed for the occasion wearing garlands of flowers) Suze was escorted down the aisle by her Mom to arrive at the candlelit arbor where stood her beloved. Surely what happened next could not have been planned, but it did take our breath away. While Mike and Suze were exchanging vows, the sky had gone from pink and orange to streaks of firery red and somehow the moon could be seen as it was ascending. It was so spectacular that even the preacher stopped and mentioned what a truly beautiful and special evening this was. Afterward, about 150 of us were led to a large white tent where twinkling lights and an excellent catered dinner awaited. A wooden dance floor had been laid and dance we did to some rocking cajun music. The air was warm and sweet, the setting was magical and the crickets could be heard chirping their approval.

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Wedding: 11/14/2010
Member Since: 12/3/2010 verified review
Avant Garde Inspiration    posted 12/3/2010

A Special Thank You to Alicia and everyone at Barrington Hill. Your setting, idea book and suggestions were so unique. I have been getting non stop messages about how fabulous everyone thought our wedding was. All of the rentable vintage decor made decorating a snap. Thank you again!

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Wedding: 11/21/2010
Member Since: 12/3/2010 verified review
vision to reality    posted 12/3/2010

Spectacular Venue. It was the party of the year. Thank you Barrington Hill for being so wonderful to work with!

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Barrington Hill : Weddings as unique as you

Whether planning a gorgeous daytime ceremony under our picturesque live oaks, or a spectacular nighttime event with the plantation illuminated, we can make your dreams come true. With options including fireworks and romantic horse drawn carriage, your wedding will be the experience of a lifetime.


  • 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: Yes
  • Kosher Available: Yes
  • Liquor License: Yes
  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Valet Parking: Yes
  • Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
  • Liability Insurance: No
  • Site Fee: No
  • Capacity: Up to 400
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative

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