Do you have a barn on your property that you have been thinking of converting? Barns have become a popular event venue, with plenty of people opting to hire them out for a plethora of reasons. From weddings and parties to awards ceremonies and beyond, deciding to convert your barn as a lucrative business move may end up turning into a very profitable and interesting business move indeed.
A property renovation is always an exciting opportunity and one which needs proper forward planning before you get going. Make sure you have taken out renovation insurance before the work begins will ensure you are protected at all stages of the process. It doesn’t hurt to plan the specific types of events your barn could be used for, either, before you get going with your project.
Here are just a few ideas for events you could host in your barn:
Not everyone has a traditional wedding nowadays. Barn conversions are actually in high demand as a wedding venue. According to Farmers Weekly, barn-style venues are second only to hotels when it comes to wedding venue popularity.
They also found that when couples are researching barn wedding venues, the most important factors were reasonable pricing, attractive grounds and helpful staff.
Barns are full of character and typically provide lots of space — perfect for someone’s big day. Couples are often attracted to this venue type because of the photo opportunities they present too.
Just as with weddings, Christmas parties require a big enough space to allow for people to be comfortably located in one place. Barns are great for businesses of various sizes to celebrate in.
Guests can enjoy karaoke, live entertainment and a photo booth with a festive theme in the warm comfort of your converted barn.
And of course, whether it’s Christmas or some other time of year, what better place to hold a barn dance?
Your barn could also be a unique location for other corporate events, such as awards ceremonies. A barn provides plenty of space for activities of different kinds. You could market your barn as a place for businesses to get their teams away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy themselves.
It’s a versatile space, and corporate events could utilise the space to enjoy banquet-style dining or a more informal buffet situation.
If you’re going to include corporate events in your barn’s offering, you may want to design some outdoor activities that businesses can use too. To get an idea of the types of activities that are popular, research from the point of view of a potential client. For example, archery and raft-building may be fun, optional extras to have on-site.
Consider equipping the barn with a bar and a dancefloor too, if you’re hoping to attract corporate clients.
A barn conversion is always an exciting renovation project and can provide a wealth of opportunities. Once finished, there are no end of opportunities for ways in which you can rent it out as a venue!