Black River Barn

Black River Barn
South Haven, MI11,192 Sq. Ft.
Base Kit:Custom

Project Summary:

This custom wedding venue in South Haven, Michigan is a great example of what our clients can create with the help of our talented designers. Coming in at 11,192 square feet, this enormous structure offers everything a bride and groom could want for their special day, including indoor and outdoor areas primed for wedding day festivities. The first floor features a 5,199 sq. ft. ceremony and reception hall that opens to the second story, with massive arched timber trusses and custom chandeliers adding elegance to the room. Other amenities on the main level include a custom bar, ADA bathrooms, a full commercial kitchen, and a private groom’s suite, in addition to a two-story covered entryway and a wrap-around covered patio perfect for mingling in between events.

A split staircase in the main hall leads to a second-story loft with a bridal suite, where brides and bridesmaids can take advantage of a makeup station, private bathroom, dressing room, and staging area. The bridal suite also accesses a deck with stairs leading down to the main level. This offers brides the option of either entering through the patio or the split staircase inside the venue. Additional design features include the installation of three oversized cupolas and a two-story stone fireplace in the main hall. Outside, Woodtone Hardie™ Plank siding gives the structure a convincing rustic wood appearance.

General Overview:


  • 11,192 SQ. FT. Conditioned Space
  • 3,625 SQ. FT. Covered Patio
  • 725 SQ. FT. Covered Entryway
  • 150 SQ. FT. Private Bridal Suite Deck


  • Main Hall
  • Prep Kitchen
  • Groom’s Quarters
  • ADA Bathrooms


  • Bridal Suite
  • Balcony
  • Staging Area
  • Private Deck

Custom Features:

This timber frame wedding venue in Michigan is a fully custom commercial design from DC Structures. There are numerous unique features in and outside this venue, including custom arched timber trusses in the main hall, a large stone fireplace, and a two-story heavy timber covered entry. The interior is designed with tongue and groove ceiling material and windows with wood trim for a rustic effect while the exterior is clad with Woodtone Hardie™ Plank siding. Additionally, our clients choose to integrate custom chandeliers and dark wood stain in the main hall, giving the space an elegant yet intimate feel.

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