The Warrenwood Manor barn isn’t often the center of attention when we talk about the history and architecture of the property, but it should be. The house at Warrenwood is gorgeous, but the barn has its own charm and intrigue as well. We just don’t know as much about the barn’s past as we do about the house. It is believed to have been built in the early 1900’s as one of two, maybe even three large barns on the property. At one point the barn was painted white and green, but it was black and white when we purchased it. That is pretty much all we know. When renovations began in 2014 the barn had a dirt floor, horse stalls, a large grain bin and a full hay loft. There were holes in the roof and every door was either missing or broken. As changes were made we took every opportunity to maintain the character of the structure. We also salvaged every piece of old wood we could, most of which is a beautiful tongue and groove oak, for use on other property projects. These are a few photos to show how far we have come.
We did some major sprucing up for my wedding in October 2014, but a lot of work happened over the winter of 2014 and 2015. Since then gradual improvements have turned the Warrenwood barn into a rustic charmer. We now have concrete floors, string lights and chandeliers under a new roof. Over the winter, we even added on a men’s restroom, women’s restroom and a prep kitchen for caterers in order to bring the entire space up to all Kentucky occupancy code requirements. The barn has become the main event space comfortably seating 180 guests for a reception. It provides a dry place for events regardless of the weather. Housing either the ceremony and/or reception, the barn has taken on so many different looks over the past two years. Here is a peek at some of our favorite moments in and around the barn.
Photography by: Becky Willard Photography, Tara Young Photography, Honey Heart Photography, Rainwater Photography, KM Russel Photography, Christy Lee Photography, The King’s Daughter Photography, Hilly Photography, Kevin & Anna Photography, Daring Tales Darling Bones, Diverse Photographers, Leah Barry Photography, Erin Trimble Photography, Jessica Moore Photography, Ben Keeling Photography, Legacy Art Photography and Videography and Cassie Lopez Photography