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The Blue Dress Barn

Millburg , MI

LOCATION

3893 Territorial Road
Millburg, MI 49022 US

PHONE

269-944-1751

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Jackie & Steven
Wedding:
8/1/2015
3.8/5.0
The Blue Dress barn is a breathtakingly beautiful environment for an outdoor wedding & cocktail hour, as well as, a rustic space for reception. Overall, I was very satisfied with my experience at BDB, however there were a few hiccups that would of helped make the day a little smoother. First of all, book in advance! I booked the venue nearly 2 years in advance because summer Saturdays fill up quickly! No rehearsal on the property, unless you want to pay extra! We ended up having our ceremony rehearsal at a nearby park, but I was still a little nervous about how it would actually play out on the big day. Luckily, we got everyone there early enough that we were able to run through it on wedding day. You never know what you're going to get with summer weather in Michigan and it was exceptionally hot on my wedding day. I was okay with it, but many of our older guests left right after dinner because they couldn't take the heat in the barn. They do provide large fans, which was helpful. Also, the sun was beating down on the head table during dinner and one of my bridesmaids nearly passed out! I would recommend that they get some sort of sheer curtain to help protect guests from the sun on those extra hot days with the barn windows wide open. Overall, I loved my wedding and my guests went on & on about the unique and lovely venue.
The Blue Dress barn is a breathtakingly beautiful environment for an outdoor wedding & cocktail hour, as well as, a rustic Read more...
The Blue Dress barn is a breathtakingly beautiful environment for an outdoor wedding & cocktail hour, as well as, a rustic space for reception. Overall, I was very satisfied with my experience at BDB, however there were a few hiccups that would of helped make the day a little smoother. First of all, book in advance! I booked the venue nearly 2 years in advance because summer Saturdays fill up quickly! No rehearsal on the property, unless you want to pay extra! We ended up having our ceremony rehearsal at a nearby park, but I was still a little nervous about how it would actually play out on the big day. Luckily, we got everyone there early enough that we were able to run through it on wedding day. You never know what you're going to get with summer weather in Michigan and it was exceptionally hot on my wedding day. I was okay with it, but many of our older guests left right after dinner because they couldn't take the heat in the barn. They do provide large fans, which was helpful. Also, the sun was beating down on the head table during dinner and one of my bridesmaids nearly passed out! I would recommend that they get some sort of sheer curtain to help protect guests from the sun on those extra hot days with the barn windows wide open. Overall, I loved my wedding and my guests went on & on about the unique and lovely venue. Read less
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Kellie
Wedding:
7/3/2015
4.7/5.0
The venue speaks for itself, it's absolutely breath taking. It's isolated, romantic and sweet, that is exactly what drew us there. It is definitely on the pricey side, but people will pay it because of the beauty of the venue. They will charge you for everything, including dress rehearsal which was $150 I believe, and you have to buy a liquor liability license for the day which was around $75 I think? You also have to pay extra to have your ceremony there. Cash bars are not allowed, and you have to buy all the alcohol from their own vendor and use their bartenders, but it worked out really well and we had lots of complements on our bar tender. You will also get reimbursed for any alcohol you didn't use. You can, however, choose your own caterer. As far as flexibility goes, because they are so busy with weddings Thursday-Sunday, you can really only meet with them early in the week and before 5pm I believe. My wedding coordinator worked a 9-5 job at the time and it was very difficult to find a time for us to both be there to tour the venue and finalize everything, BDB wasn't the most accommodating to her schedule, but they are also very busy themselves, so only a minor complaint. The day of the wedding, they didn't communicate with me whatsoever which I thought was strange, I'm sure they were there, maybe they took it all to my coordinator? I'm not sure. Another minor complaint. Overall, you can't beat the beauty of the venue. I was absolutely recommend it!
The venue speaks for itself, it's absolutely breath taking. It's isolated, romantic and sweet, that is exactly what drew Read more...
The venue speaks for itself, it's absolutely breath taking. It's isolated, romantic and sweet, that is exactly what drew us there. It is definitely on the pricey side, but people will pay it because of the beauty of the venue. They will charge you for everything, including dress rehearsal which was $150 I believe, and you have to buy a liquor liability license for the day which was around $75 I think? You also have to pay extra to have your ceremony there. Cash bars are not allowed, and you have to buy all the alcohol from their own vendor and use their bartenders, but it worked out really well and we had lots of complements on our bar tender. You will also get reimbursed for any alcohol you didn't use. You can, however, choose your own caterer. As far as flexibility goes, because they are so busy with weddings Thursday-Sunday, you can really only meet with them early in the week and before 5pm I believe. My wedding coordinator worked a 9-5 job at the time and it was very difficult to find a time for us to both be there to tour the venue and finalize everything, BDB wasn't the most accommodating to her schedule, but they are also very busy themselves, so only a minor complaint. The day of the wedding, they didn't communicate with me whatsoever which I thought was strange, I'm sure they were there, maybe they took it all to my coordinator? I'm not sure. Another minor complaint. Overall, you can't beat the beauty of the venue. I was absolutely recommend it! Read less
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Cera
Wedding:
9/19/2014
4.8/5.0
Mr. & Mrs. Briske were helpful right from the start answering all of my emails and questions, which eased my nerves about planning a wedding across the state. The venue was absolutely beautiful and perfect....everyone complimented on the location. It was so nice to have a day of coordinator provided by barn management, who helped our officiant make ribbons for our hand fasting ceremony because they didn't make it across the state. The day was simply perfect and the weather couldn't have been better. It was difficult to try and set up a meeting time to see the barns in person due to our busy work schedule and the limited availability by the barn, but it all worked out! Thanks again for everything!!
Mr. & Mrs. Briske were helpful right from the start answering all of my emails and questions, which eased my nerves about Read more...
Mr. & Mrs. Briske were helpful right from the start answering all of my emails and questions, which eased my nerves about planning a wedding across the state. The venue was absolutely beautiful and perfect....everyone complimented on the location. It was so nice to have a day of coordinator provided by barn management, who helped our officiant make ribbons for our hand fasting ceremony because they didn't make it across the state. The day was simply perfect and the weather couldn't have been better. It was difficult to try and set up a meeting time to see the barns in person due to our busy work schedule and the limited availability by the barn, but it all worked out! Thanks again for everything!! Read less
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Bruce
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.8/5.0
Beautiful venue. Friendly helpful staff. Great value.
Beautiful venue. Friendly helpful staff. Great value.
Beautiful venue. Friendly helpful staff. Great value. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
This is an amazing venue for a "Country" wedding. My son's wedding was perfect! God blessed us with a beautiful sunny day and the outside ceremony was one to never forget. The inside of the venue is so beautiful, especially once it starts to get dark, the inside gets a magical glow. Tasha was amazing, so kind and helpful through the whole event. Guests are still complimenting on this beautiful venue. Yes, there is no A/C but large fans placed around inside the venue helped, once the sun went down things cooled off. Loved this placed, wish we could do it all over so we could enjoy the day one more time.
This is an amazing venue for a "Country" wedding. My son's wedding was perfect! God blessed us with a beautiful sunny day Read more...
This is an amazing venue for a "Country" wedding. My son's wedding was perfect! God blessed us with a beautiful sunny day and the outside ceremony was one to never forget. The inside of the venue is so beautiful, especially once it starts to get dark, the inside gets a magical glow. Tasha was amazing, so kind and helpful through the whole event. Guests are still complimenting on this beautiful venue. Yes, there is no A/C but large fans placed around inside the venue helped, once the sun went down things cooled off. Loved this placed, wish we could do it all over so we could enjoy the day one more time. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so in love with our venue and this barn!! It was everything we could have dreamt for our weddng and all our guests were amazed at how beautiful the barn was!! Amy and Tasha were very helpful and wonderful to work with, we have no regrets...other then it being very hot the day of our wedding and the barn not being air conditioned... but it was worth it and we would do it all over again!
I am so in love with our venue and this barn!! It was everything we could have dreamt for our weddng and all our guests Read more...
I am so in love with our venue and this barn!! It was everything we could have dreamt for our weddng and all our guests were amazed at how beautiful the barn was!! Amy and Tasha were very helpful and wonderful to work with, we have no regrets...other then it being very hot the day of our wedding and the barn not being air conditioned... but it was worth it and we would do it all over again! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/5/2012
4.3/5.0
I had my wedding at the Blue Dress Barn last Friday, and it was phenominal!

The venue is absolutely magical. Twinkle lights, chinese lanterns and other glass lights hang throughout the barn, and when it gets dark, the whole space just glows. I recommend adding uplighting, which I was able to do through my DJ, for an extra touch of color throughout the place.

The tables and chairs they provide, dessert table and bar space are great. The chairs are white and wooden and really don't need any extra dressing up, and the tables look great when covered by table clothes. I was excited to find a rustic venue that provided tables and chairs since there are a lot that do not.

Amy and Kirby were overall friendly and easy to work with. There are a lot of up-charges to use all the extras though - $200 to "rent" the space for the rehearsal dinner, $250 to use the heaters, extra to use cocktail tables and chalk boards. Not a huge deal, but all those things can really add up.

We had our wedding the first weekend of October, and it was in the low-50s with rain drizzle. We had a short 15 minute ceremony on the site, but once in the barn, every one was warm and comfortable. The heaters really work. I've heard that mid-summer weddings can get really hot in the barn since there is no AC, so a fall wedding here was perfect for us.

I was extremely pleased we chose the Blue Dress Barn for our wedding. It was a night no one will forget!
I had my wedding at the Blue Dress Barn last Friday, and it was phenominal!

The venue is absolutely magical. Read more...
I had my wedding at the Blue Dress Barn last Friday, and it was phenominal!

The venue is absolutely magical. Twinkle lights, chinese lanterns and other glass lights hang throughout the barn, and when it gets dark, the whole space just glows. I recommend adding uplighting, which I was able to do through my DJ, for an extra touch of color throughout the place.

The tables and chairs they provide, dessert table and bar space are great. The chairs are white and wooden and really don't need any extra dressing up, and the tables look great when covered by table clothes. I was excited to find a rustic venue that provided tables and chairs since there are a lot that do not.

Amy and Kirby were overall friendly and easy to work with. There are a lot of up-charges to use all the extras though - $200 to "rent" the space for the rehearsal dinner, $250 to use the heaters, extra to use cocktail tables and chalk boards. Not a huge deal, but all those things can really add up.

We had our wedding the first weekend of October, and it was in the low-50s with rain drizzle. We had a short 15 minute ceremony on the site, but once in the barn, every one was warm and comfortable. The heaters really work. I've heard that mid-summer weddings can get really hot in the barn since there is no AC, so a fall wedding here was perfect for us.

I was extremely pleased we chose the Blue Dress Barn for our wedding. It was a night no one will forget! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/11/2012
4.4/5.0
It is a beautiful venue and we do not regret using this venue. It can get a little costly if you break any of the statements in the contract or want to rent extra things from them that we felt were a little over priced. Overall it was a great place to get married if you're willing to spend a tiny bit extra.
It is a beautiful venue and we do not regret using this venue. It can get a little costly if you break any of the Read more...
It is a beautiful venue and we do not regret using this venue. It can get a little costly if you break any of the statements in the contract or want to rent extra things from them that we felt were a little over priced. Overall it was a great place to get married if you're willing to spend a tiny bit extra. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Willing to work with you, responsive, and a great location.
Willing to work with you, responsive, and a great location.
Willing to work with you, responsive, and a great location. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Awesome place to have a wedding. Absolutely perfect venue and very helpful staff!
Awesome place to have a wedding. Absolutely perfect venue and very helpful staff!
Awesome place to have a wedding. Absolutely perfect venue and very helpful staff! Read less
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