Member Since: 3/23/2008
I have NOTHING bad to say about Barnsley! Their staff bends over backwards to make every day leading up to the wedding day and the wedding day absolutely perfect. When other vendors started lacking Barnsley's Kevin Welchel contacted them himself and got them back on track. We had no further problems.
The grounds are beyond beautiful! Guests of ours commented over and over that the location was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended. One of our friends made an album over our wedding on Facebook and every one of the pictures is of the grounds, not the wedding! =) Another guest said to me that they did not understand why we came up from Atlanta to have our wedding in Adiarsville, but once they pulled into the resort he and his date said "ohhh, THIS is why! It is gorgeous!".
The food is also five star! So yummy! Not boring, typical, tasteless wedding food. Wish I could go back and get seconds.
I cannot say enough how impressed we were with our Barnsley Garden experience. On our honeymoon in the Caribbean at a very nice resort my husband and I kept commenting how much better Barnsley was. We would see room service left out for longer than thirty minutes and say to each other "Barnsley would never have left this happen". On our wedding night my husband and I ordered some room service champaign after hours and a staff member literally ran to our cabin to bring it to us. Any need we had was met almost before we asked it. One of the best things was that we felt that we were the only ones staying at the resort. It was so relaxing.
Lastly, anyone who has the pleasure to work with Kevin Welchel is a lucky, lucky bride. I strongly recommend Barnsley Gardens!!!
Member Since: 11/8/2010
Barnsley is the absolute perfect place to have a destination wedding that feels like you are so much farther away than you are. My entire family from around the country and some from other countries came to barnsley for our wedding and everyone had the time of their life. There is so much to do there and they take such good care of you. Beth - our wedding coordinator was amazing. She took care of every single thing and I never had to worry. The ruins were the perfect place for our ceremony and reception under the tent. I could not recommend them more... I cant imagine getting married anywhere else!
Member Since: 2/9/2010
All weddings must start with a great venue...you can't go wrong with Barnsley Gardens...the very best in service. Our wedding was on 10.10.10....and thanks to Beth and Brielle our day was perfect, the food, people and the whole atmosphere of that place is great...we are so glad that we had our wedding there..... all of our guest fell in love with that place....Can't wait to go back for our anniversary...Debbie & Patrick
Member Since: 6/24/2010
This location is not cheap but they treat you like you are just as first clas as the location. The atmosphere and the service is top notch. Highly recommend to anyone looking for someplace different for your wedding.
Member Since: 2/29/2012
Barnsley is a beautiful place for a wedding! The day of our wedding was so perfect. The staff was extremely helpful and took care of everything. I definitely recommend Barnsley for future brides!!
Member Since: 8/17/2012
We had our wedding last Saturday at Barnsley Gardens, and the experience was absolutely amazing. Barnsley Gardens and Stacy the wedding planner were so organized, thorough, gracious, and wonderful to work with. Our wedding was so smooth and seamless, and Stacy and her team were so organized that we were able to relax and enjoy the party. Every detail was planned for and addressed, and we felt so reassured the entire time by how in control of everything Stacy was.
Also, Barnsley was absolutely stunning. The Ruins at Barnsley are a gorgeous shell of an old plantation house, and we had our ceremony next to these and our cocktail hour actually in these. The Ruins provided such a beautiful and unique backdrop to these events. Our reception was under a tent in one of the large lawns, and it was such a fairytale setting that everyone thought was so beautiful. We also had several other events on the property - a rehearsal dinner, Friday night reception, Saturday bridal brunch, and Sunday farewell brunch - and all of these events were in different locations that were unique and interesting. It was so great to have such variety in our event settings!
Also, the staff at Barnsley could not be nicer or more helpful. Our guests were largely from outside of the South, and they were so impressed with how helpful and friendly the staff was.
There were also so many activities that our guests could do during the day that made the weekend more than just a wedding. Our guests went skeet shooting, horseback riding, and golfing, and many spent the day at the pool or the spa. The weather could not have been better, and everyone had so much fun all weekend long.
It was also so nice to have all of our guests stay at Barnsley. The cabins and rooms are so adorable and of such high quality, and we loved that our guests did not have to drive at all over the weekend. It felt like a big reunion and it was so fun!
One of the nicest touches of the weekend was when my husband and I got back to our cabin after the wedding reception, and there were hot plates of food waiting for us. The Barnsley staff had anticipated us not having time to eat (which was a correct assumption), and it was so great to find this when we arrived.
Such a wonderful weekend and most of it is thanks to Barnsley and Stacy and her team! We would thoroughly recommend Barnsley!
Member Since: 1/9/2012
Beautiful but service could have been better for the price.
Member Since: 7/11/2012
Barnsley Gardens captures the "awe-inspiring" effect! It begins for all brides before their wedding day as the staff works hand and hand to ensure that your dreams become a reality. As a guest on their property, you and your loved ones are treated like royalty from enjoying private chauffeures, mystical gardens, and hidden ruins. Barnsley Gardens also has beautiful accommodations for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions, or a mix of both! Barnsley Gardens staff is knowledgeable and assists you throughout the entire wedding process from the start of planning to the exiting for your honeymoon! Their staff is hospitable, caring, and passionate about serving you! Their menu selection is exquiste too! Your guests will have the time of thier lives celebrating your wedding at Barnsley Gardens! Did you know that Barnsley Gardens (previously ranked in the top 50 of the World's Best Places to Stay) also has the ability to provide overnight cottages ranging from your honeymoon suite to multiple bedrooms for your guest! While at Barnsley Gardnes your wedding can be as simple as a one day celebration or a mulitple-day vacation enjoying everything from professional ranked golf and skeet shooting courses to fine dining, hikes, and fishing. Barnsley Gardens is a beautiful venue! Two-Thumbs up!
Member Since: 2/6/2012
Barnsley Gardens venue cannot be beat. A perfect destination wedding location with all the amenities and charm of the South. All my guests from all over the US raved about the venue and location and enjoyed all that Barnsley Gardens has to offer. My wedding was beautiful. The only negative experience was the wedding coordinator. The original wedding coordinator quit, and the new one was very rude and arrogant. As long as you are organized and look past the wedding coordinator your wedding will be beautiful. It's a costly venue but all in all I recommend the resort, and hope that the wedding coordinator service is improved for future brides.
Highly Sought After and Simply Exquisite
No matter what kind of wedding you're trying to arrange, our unique setting ensures it will be one your guests will never forget. With our historic ruins and beautiful gardens, we offer a variety of scenic venues for weddings and receptions.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Inn/B&B, Hotel/Resort, Mansion/Historic Site, Museum/Gallery, Unusual/Alternative, Restaurant, Botanic Garden/Park
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013