About Bowood Barn

Located in Louisa, Virginia, Bowood Barn is Central Virginia’s most charming yet affordable wedding venue and the only one with an on-site horse drawn carriage.

It’s no secret these days that barn weddings are popular. Finding the right one for your ideas might not be as easy as you had wanted it to be. There really are so many factors to consider and options to weigh. Our goal and hope is that you find the right one for you.


Whether you know exactly what you want, or somewhat kind of what you want, Bowood Barn can be as rustic or as traditionally decorated as you want. A noteworthy feature of our barn, is the flooring. The tongue and groove Douglas Fir floor, intended for horse drawn carriage storage, makes for a wonderful floor worthy of the prettiest stilettos or flat leather dance slippers. We do have plenty of gravel walkways to minimize dirt and mud should rain be an issue. A grassy courtyard with a canopy of string lights off the gable end of the barn is also a popular feature for evening gatherings. As the dusk settles to full darkness and a chill takes the air, the fire pit melts the s’mores – oh, boy!


Whether it’s the Rehearsal Dinner, an evening wedding, or perhaps it was the proposal dinner ride that set all the events into action! More soft luxurious grass to set up corn hole, marquee’s, etc. surrounds the courtyard. Electricity is available with lots of outlets throughout the barn, inside and out. Plenty of parking is located close to the barn. Staff is always on site to assist with questions and the entire weekend is dedicated to just one event. There is no pressure to set up and clean up.

We also hope you will take advantage of our working farm. The animals are usually kept in pastures away from the barn to minimize insects and odors. However, if you schedule a photo shoot prior to the event, they may be included in the shots by the barn if you wish.

A carriage ride for the bride and groom is offered from Baroque N Spoke Horse and Carriage, which is also included in the price of the venue rental. See the Horse and Carriage page for more details on this truly memorable feature by one of the few carriage companies in the nation that have Friesian horses.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to inquire for available dates. We would not want to miss the opportunity to have the privilege of being a part of your special day. A perfect match is meant to be.