The Barn

History of the Barn

Tori Banks and her husband, Nathan, were engaged and searching for the perfect wedding venue for their vows.  Unfortunately, Tori realized she was unable to find anything in Hattiesburg that offered everything she had envisioned.  Disappointment turned to opportunity, and Tori had a brilliant idea: she would create a beautiful barn venue.  She says, “We wanted to create something that was timeless, unique and completely different from anything else around!  After many considerations, we purchased a barn out of Cooperstown, New York, that was originally built in 1851.” (below)

Original Barn in cooperstown new york

Using the beautiful timber frame from 1851, construction of The Barn at Bridlewood began in Hattiesburg.  “We wanted the barn to have a history and a lot of character!” says Tori.  It became a true labor of love.  She and Nathan hand-picked and pressure-washed the reclaimed wood they used for the vaulted ceiling, and adorned the barn with glittering chandeliers, scored concrete floors and lovely light fixtures.

The Barn at Bridlewood became an extraordinary wedding venue for couples in 2014.  The gorgeous property boasts a pretty Bed & Breakfast, the perfect spot for a bride and her bridesmaids to spend the night before the wedding.  We also have a loft above the stables for honeymooners or a groomsmen getaway!

Most brides choose to say their vows outside, beneath impressive, glowing oak trees.  Chandeliers and church pews help create an intimate, romantic setting.  If rain threatens, many brides marry in The Barn, which also promises to be spectacular.

Brides who have married at the Barn at Bridlewood have had completely magical experiences.  Bride Kathryn White Abell says, “The Barn at Bridlewood is breathtaking. It is nothing like any venue my husband and I looked into before the wedding, the space and accommodations are unparalleled.”  It is even a dream venue for photographers.  Laken E. Photography says the venue is “a bride (and photographer’s) dream aesthetically! Everyone is friendly; it’s VERY well run.”

Tori perfectly sums up her beloved Barn.  “The atmosphere is relaxed yet elegant, and is the perfect choice for couples looking for a venue as unique as they are. At The Barn at Bridlewood, we can assure every bride, her special day and every wedding detail will be treated with all the care and attention that it deserves.”

Thank you, Tori, for creating such an incredibly special place.  We highly recommend a tour of the beautiful Barn and surrounding grounds for all brides-to-be.