We are a rustic, prairie style wedding venue situated on 8 acres near the historic city of Fenton. Close to US 23 but secluded in beautiful fields and surrounded by woods, you'll find that nature provides the ultimate setting for your celebration. You'll especially love the natural river lined with willows and wildflowers, so bring all of those ideas you've been pinning on Pinterest! The Vale Royal Barn is the perfect place to transform those visions into reality.
Our unique and private estate becomes yours exclusively for three days, allowing you plenty of time to create that vision. Why rush your special day? We say milk it! Begin with the use of our historic Dairy Barn! The Vale Royal Barn was built in the 1830's by one of Fenton's earliest pioneers, Frederick F. Riggs who came here from New York State and settled on 180 acres in 1836. He leased a six rod square on the corner of his land for a school which was named after him. The original school burned down but the second school still stands today! In 1868, Mr. Riggs sold the farm and since then the property changed ownership three more times until Frank Boulton purchased the farm in 1929. It was Frank Boulton who named it, "The Vale Royal Farm". (Vale Royal is a borough in the historic county of Cheshire, England where his great- grandfather is said to have worked as a coachman for royalty.) In 2014, after discovering the barn was no longer being used, we approached the Boulton family and asked if we could save their barn. They agreed and graciously donated the barn to us, as they had recently been looking into having it demolished! Aside from saving one beam to use over his fireplace for a mantel, the current owner (Kent Boulton) allowed us to salvage as much of the barn as we could. Now, this gem of a barn and all it's hand hewn beams have been restored on our park-like property and will provide the ultimate country party space!
Our property offers absolutely stunning photographic opportunities as well as your choice of a white picket fence courtyard, woodland, riverside or covered bridge ceremony site. We strive to be a family style gathering place. Play horseshoes, croquet, corn hole or relax by the bonfires. We are pleased to provide guests an intimate outdoor venue that mixes woodsy charm with glamour and reminds us of our heritage!
Fenton is home to some amazing restaurants that are only minutes away. The Marriott Hotel and the Comfort Inn & Suites are only 3 miles from us and shuttle services can be utilized.
We look forward to sharing the intimate charm that embodies Vale Royal with you and yours!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour of the Barn by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab above. Tours are by appointment only.
Being on private property will allow you to chose any caterer or vendor you wish to use. This truly is a DIY event! This allows you the freedom to decorate creatively and chose your own menu. Bring in food carts! Craft Beer Vendors! Ice Cream trucks! See our Inspirational Ideas Gallery for some of our favorite ideas. If you don't want to DIY, don't worry! Our preferred vendors are happy to put a package together for you and take care of your every need.