Abbey + James
"We got married at The Barns of Kanak on 4.30.22 and we could not have asked for a better experience! We loved how welcoming Kylie was on our initial tour, and after we toured she sent us a thank you follow up email which none of the other venues we toured did. We came back a month later for a second tour with our families, and Delaney did that tour. Our families were impressed with the venue and the staff that we ended up booking the next day. We loved the packages the Barns had to offer. They had everything we needed for our wedding day (the farm house for girls and the cottage for guys to get ready in, rain back up location, and the beautiful reception barn). We especially loved how they had a decor catalog with so many options to pick from that we didn't really need to go out and buy that much extra decor. We had Delaney as our wedding coordinator and we could not say enough good things about her. She was so organized through the entire process and answered all the questions we had leading up to the day. When we had our 60 day out meeting with her we were impressed that she had already reached out to all our vendors. She did great coordinating with all our vendors their time line information the week of for us so we didn't have to worry about any of that. Delaney & Team were great on our wedding day and everything went smoothly even when we got a bit behind on our timeline in the morning and decided to move up our sparkler exit the day of. We also highly recommend the newly-wed overnight farmhouse stay! At the end of the night our families were impressed with how quickly and efficiently the Barns team packaged up all our decor and leftover items. All our families had to do was pull their cars up for the staff to put the items in. Overall highly recommend the Barns of Kanak for anyone who wants to have a stress free wedding day. There are not enough words to describe how great this venue was for out wedding day!"
Trici + Rudy
"I don't even know where to begin with our experience at Barns of Kanak. First, the venue is gorgeous with its dreamy landscape and furnishings. They have a barn stocked full of trendy wedding décor, separate areas to get ready, tons of picture perfect locations, AND wedding coordinating options. However, the real gem at BOK is their OUTSTANDING staff. Delaney was a dream to work with in the year/months leading up to our wedding. She responded to all of my questions so quickly and with so much grace and sincerity. Going in to the process, I had very little vision of what I wanted my reception and ceremony to look like. Delaney took the time to talk it through and they somehow brought to life the most perfect day. The team did everything and anything to make sure the day went off without a hitch. Even our guests commented on the efficiency and attentiveness of the BOK crew. I didn’t even notice when we had to create an alternate plan due to high winds or that we had run out of cups for the bar. They took care of it all - every bride’s dream! I am so grateful we picked the Barns of Kanak for our venue. It is the perfect place to mark the beginning of the rest of our life together."
Kasi + Dale
"Where do I begin? I first found The Barns off of The Knot when looking for a venue. When emailing I found out there was going to be a vendor market so what better opportunity to go and check it out. To my surprise when arriving Kylie approached me and knew who I was, told me if I had any questions, to please let her know. She also offered me a tour if I wanted it. Keep in mind this was a market, 50+ guest were there, and she took the time out to find me and make me feel like home. From that day forward our experience just kept growing with love. I got the opportunity to work with Delaney and her team. She never once made me feel like I was asking too many questions. Come day of, I had no stress, I was relaxed and so ready for the day thanks to all of their preparation. 6 months prior My Dad fell ill to Liver Cancer and the day of the wedding he wasn't suppose to attend as he was still in ICU. Delaney approached me and told me not to worry, she wanted to offer me to come back at any time and take a photo shoot with Dad once he got better. However, my Dad passed shortly after getting married. The love, support, and thoughtfulness of this team continued to be there for my family and I as they sent me the most beautiful flowers as well as offering a memorial photo session. I will forever be grateful for everyone at this venue and they will always hold a special place in my heart."
Katie + Chris
"From our first virtual chat all the way up to our (very delayed due to COVID - from April 2020 to Sept 2021) wedding day, the Barns of Kanak team was exceptional. My husband and I live in Chicago and were looking to get married in VA. We actually booked the venue after a FaceTime tour and were so excited to see it in person a few weeks later and we were SO happy with our choice. Truly this family and their full team go above and beyond to make you feel so special throughout the process. We worked with Kylie primarily and she was absolutely AMAZING. We also were able to work with Abby as an intern and no surprise she is now full-time on the team! It was such a relief that the barns had a decor barn and catalog of things we could use on our special day - arches, signs, chargers and so many more perfect details. The best part of the whole experience, aside from the perfect wedding day, was having the 60-day out and day-of coordination. The coordination was SO unique compared to other venues we looked at and was so so so helpful. I honestly could not recommend this venue more. It’s beautiful, so well maintained and they really put their heart and soul into this place and it shows. The packages are beyond reasonable for everything you get when you choose the barns. Diane, Kylie, Abby and Tom, THANK YOU for being a part of our perfect wedding day and making us feel like family in the process."
Jill + Mike
"There’s no other way to describe my wedding at The Barns of Kanak than absolute perfection. The team made every single vision I had for my wedding come to life. The venue has EVERYTHING. We had our hair + makeup teams come to the venue and the morning getting ready was the most relaxing and fun experience I could have ever asked for. While the girls got ready, the guys and our families hung out, played games, and relaxed by the pool. Our wedding coordinator Delaney is an absolutely rockstar and was helpful from the start with coordinating meetings and contacting all of our vendors to make sure the day went by without a single hiccup. The entire team from Delaney, to Kylie, to Tom & Diane, and our bartenders were incredible- so fun, so helpful, and the kindest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I don’t think I could have asked for a more perfect day, the only thing I wish is that we could do everything over again! Thank you all for making our wedding the most incredible day of our lives!"
Jenna + Alec
Virginia Beach, Virginia
"Searching for a venue for one of the biggest days of your life is hard, it is a big decision. Let me tell you though - choosing the barns for our wedding was absolutely the best decision we could have made. The venue itself is beautiful, extremely well kept, and has options for both indoor and outdoor ceremony so you have zero stress the day of your wedding. On top of that, the staff is truly incredible. Kylie, the event manager/coordinator, was literally my saving grace. She helped me from the very start to the very end, without her I am not even sure I could have planned my wedding. She walks you through every step of the way! She is so organized, always on top of her game, efficient, responsive, thorough, and one of the nicest people I have met. She truly cares about you and making sure your vision is brought to life. Everything that a bride could want or need for her wedding. We got to work with the rest of the staff the weekend of our wedding and they all had no issue living up to the high bar Kylie set. We are so so thankful for this place and these people, we will cherish our day forever because of them!"
Anna + Cliff
"The Barns of Karnak is an incredible wedding venue space! They literally have everything you could possibly need all in one space. We got married 12/8/19 and we’re still able to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony! However we had the indoor space available for our use if inclement weather. We had 150 guest who fit comfortably in the indoor reception barn. The reception barn is gorgeous with wood walls and ceilings, concrete floors, beautiful chandeliers, and huge bathrooms! The Barns of Kanak provided ample staff to assist with our day, all of which were friendly and available throughout the entire day. This venue is the perfect backdrop for all style weddings! We cannot thank Barns of Kanak enough for helping us with our special day!"
Leslie + Mark
"The Barns of Kanak is the whole package, they are phenomenal! From start to finish the staff made our day the absolute best! Kylie took all the time with us planning the wedding from start to finish! The grounds are gorgeous this place is everything and more. You will fall in love with the staff, they truly are there to make it the best day of your life!"
Ashley + Lewis
"Everything about this venue went above and beyond our expectations. The space itself is effortlessly gorgeous, which makes it easy to add minimal decorations. The venue has items on site from previous weddings that you can borrow for your big day - this was a huge plus for a budgeting bride! I felt like the space for the ceremony by the old barn, and the new barn for the reception were both a 10/10. Over and over our guests were telling us how beautiful it all was, especially after the sun set and all of the lighting on the buildings could be seen. For the service that Kylie/Diane provided, I seriously don't see our wedding day being as perfect as it was without them. From the very beginning they helped with organizing the day of, helping me stay on top of what needed to be done. If I had any questions, there was a quick response, and if I asked for advice it was genuinely given. On the day of they personalized our bride and groom cottages with our names and wedding date. Upon arrival there were mimosas and morning treats in the kitchen for the bridal party to share, along with a little gift - so heartfelt! Throughout the day they made all the transitions so seamless. I never felt like I didn't know what was going on, and there was always someone telling me where I needed to be and when - so I literally didn't need to think about anything except having a good time. If my husband and I wanted to push the time back a little to have some time to ourselves (we are so glad we did this!), or move something earlier, all I had to do was inform Kylie and she made it happen. In all seriousness I could not recommend the Barns of Kanak enough. There isn't one area I can say needs improvement or anything I can think of that they could have done better. It was a wonderful experience for us, and the perfect spot for us to start our life together. We are so grateful we found them!!"
Cary + David
Spring Grove, Virginia
"Where to even begin, everything about the Barns of Kanak is wonderful! The venue is absolutely stunning, especially in the fall, and the staff is awesome! We got married at the Barns of Kanak in September and the day couldn’t have been more perfect! Delaney was our coordinator and she is amazing! She’s so organized and detailed, she figured out details before we had even thought of them and had answers to our questions before we asked. Delaney responds so quickly to your questions and messages that you wonder if she ever takes a day off! The rest of the staff is amazing too, our wedding day moved seamlessly and we didn’t have to worry about a thing! Everyone is so kind and was always looking to make our day the best it could possibly be. Our ceremony was outside against a beautiful backdrop and the reception barn was beautiful as well. The Barns of Kanak has everything you need including a farmhouse for the Bridal Party to get ready, a groom’s cottage, and ceremony sites for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. We could not have picked a more perfect venue for a more perfect day!"
Sarah + Blake
"Words cannot describe what a gorgeous venue this is. It’s an absolutely dream come true for anyone who is getting married. They have it set up perfectly for the “just in case the weather fails” also. The back up barn for an indoor wedding is breathtaking. The owners are so knowledgeable and so helpful from start to finish. The minute we walked in we just knew that this was the only option to celebrate our union with friends and family. Diane and our wedding planner Delaney were so helpful with getting us through our planning. From start to finish they had every detail down so that it was one less thing for us to think about. The whole staff who helped set everything up could not have done a better job. They made our big day a dream come true and it would have not been possible without them. We look forward to having all future milestones shared at this venue because the grounds are absolutely breathtaking for photographs. They deserve ten stars for everything that they offer and do for you. We love The Barns of Kanak and they will always hold a special place in our hearts."
Rachel + Daniel
North Dinwiddie, Virginia
"Where do I even begin? My husband and I got married at The Barns on July 21st of this year and it still feels like a dream. To start, they let my husband propose at the venue! I had never been there and they set up a whole “tour” and everything that I had no idea was a set up and allowed my whole family to come and surprise me for the most memorable proposal! Kylie, her mom Diane, and our other coordinator Delaney were absolutely amazing and helped me to create the wedding of my dreams. They were so helpful every step of the way. If I could give The Barns of Kanak a billion stars I would! It’s an absolutely beautiful venue with the most wonderful owners. I could not have asked for a better experience! It was the perfect mix or natural, rustic, and elegant. I’d choose this venue a billion times over!"
Kelley + David
Colonial Heights, Virginia
"There truly are no words to adequately describe how highly I recommend this venue and the amazing people who run it. Our big day was everything I've ever dreamed of and so much more. We truly owe it all to the tireless work ethic and dedication possessed by Tom, Diane, Kylie and Delaney. Tom and Diane are, without a doubt, the sweetest people you will ever meet. From the start, you will feel as though you have become a part of their family. The interest they have in your special day is genuine and they truly go out of their way to make sure every bride has the wedding of her dreams. They are the backbone of The Barns and you can instantly see how much pride they take in what they do. Kylie and Delaney are absolute saints. Although I'm still not quite sure how I didn't drive them crazy with the slew of messages I sent to in the days leading up to our wedding, I will forever be thankful that they ALWAYS replied (nearly immediately, nonetheless) and eased any nerve or fear I ever had. Their attention to detail is second to none as they work passionately to ensure every part of your day is executed perfectly. Tom, Diane, Kylie, Delaney and the entire Barns of Kanak team will always hold a special day in our heart. We fully believe that choosing The Barns as the place we began our life together will always be the best decision we could have made. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!"