As a newly engaged couple, choosing your venue becomes one of the very first decisions you will make in your wedding planning. Through the process of choosing and booking your venue, you will also select your wedding date, which will allow you to book the remainder of your vendor team. But choosing your venue is no small task, and you will have to answer a few questions to narrow down your choices. Questions you’ll answer include whether you want an outdoor or indoor ceremony, whether to have both ceremony and reception at the same location, what vibe or look at you wanting for your wedding day, and how your venue handles weather changes that come on wedding days.
As an Indiana wedding photographer, I have had the pleasure of photographing in a lot of gorgeous wedding venues across the state, but I want to share one of absolute favorites: Legacy Barn in Kokomo, Indiana.
Legacy Barn in Kokomo, Indiana is a gorgeous barn venue located on the west side of Kokomo, offering both indoor and outdoor weddings all year round. The barn itself is climate controlled, so couples are able to plan their dream wedding at any time of year, even in the hottest and coolest months!
Their wedding packages include the ability to have your wedding rehearsal, wedding ceremony, and wedding reception all in one spot, ultimately making it super convenient for you and your guests to be able to fully enjoy the day. I love that their top wedding package allows couples to return to the barn on Sunday morning to enjoy brunch with their families while they open their wedding gifts. You can truly enjoy the special weekend at Legacy Barn without having to worry about logistics for all the different locations for your festivities.
Mary Kate Wyatt, Legacy Barn manager, and the Legacy Barn team work incredibly hard to ensure all couples have a stress-free wedding experience. And if you have been hanging around here for any amount of time, you know that I value providing my couples with stress-free wedding experiences, which is why I cannot recommend Legacy Barn enough for couples planning their day!
“There are so many things I love about my job at Legacy Barn. Truly, my favorite thing is having the opportunity to work with amazing couples to make weddings a dream come true for each of our Legacy couples, and create an amazing experience for their family and friends,” Mary Kate Wyatt, manager, said. “We customize each and every wedding to their specific style.”
As a photographer, some of my favorite parts of photographing weddings at Legacy Barn are the beautiful, mature trees that they have on the property, which allow the sunset to perfectly light the outdoor spaces as the reception kicks off. I always take my couples out for sunset portraits during the reception because the light is always so good at that time and you and your spouse can take a moment to soak everything in. I love taking my couples out to the tree lines for some final portraits, and the photos we get cannot be matched!
The venue also offers two spaces for both bride and groom to get ready on location. Bridal suite is fully customized with mirrors and counter space, cushioned chairs, climate controlled, and lots of outlets for you to bring your hair and makeup artists to you. Groom’s Quarters is in the original bullpen on site, with a patio/cigar lounge for the groom and his wedding party to enjoy.
Legacy Barn offers the flexibility for couples to choose to get married indoors or outdoors, with most couples opting to get married under the Old Sycamore tree on the property. This makes for some stunning photos as your wedding party leads you to the altar from the barn, where you finally get to marry your best friend.
“Our venue has so much history and natural beauty, and we love to share that with others,” Wyatt said. “The atmosphere is one of a kind special where you can enjoy your perfect wedding the entire weekend on our 10-acres property.”
Couples who choose Legacy Barn for their wedding celebration have exclusive private catering access to The Local Catering Company, who serves every need you might have when it comes to feeding your guests on your wedding day. One of my favorite meals I’ve enjoyed at Legacy Barn with my couples was the taco and nacho bar. They had all the fixings available for guests to build their own tacos or nachos. It makes meeting your guests’ dietary needs super easy, and it keeps everyone happy with choices to customize their meal!
“Our exclusive catering company provides a private catering experience to create their perfect wedding menu with an incredible food and beverage experience,” Wyatt said.
Another perk that is offered to Legacy Barn couples is the access to The Local BBQ Food Truck for your rehearsal dinner and your reception! With the food truck located on site, your guests can grab some late night snacks to refuel before continuing to dance the night away at your reception.
Mary Kate and the Legacy Barn team take care of one of the biggest tasks in the wedding planning process: reception setup! They provide all the tables, chairs, and linens for up to 250 guests and for rehearsal dinners with up to 50 guests. They will take care of setup and teardown of tables and chairs, and they work closely with couples to create a floor plan for the barn that you love. Within the barn, they offer a dedicated bar area for serving your favorite beer, wine, and liquor, along with tons of decorations you can use free of charge for your wedding.
“I love working together with our wonderful couples to create their dream wedding. Then the feeling I get on the day of their wedding, watching it all come together for them on their special day is just so amazing,” Wyatt said. “I love everything about working at Legacy Barn, and it’s so special to meet so many amazing people and see their big day come together.”
Wedding planning can require a lot of time and many decisions, but Legacy Barn in Kokomo, Indiana makes planning your wedding simple with their dedicated team partnering with you and your fiancé to make your day stress free! You can get in touch with them through their website at http://www.legacybarn.com.