Rustic Barn Wedding


Old Orchard Inn Resort and Spa is the only hotel property in Nova Scotia that also features a rustic barn, named the Heritage Barn, for social events and weddings. This unique combination allows the convenience of your guests to check into the hotel and relax before the wedding ceremony and again after the ceremony in the time frame before the wedding reception when the bride and groom are normally taking pictures. Your guests can also safely walk back to their guestrooms in the hotel at the end of the evening without worrying about driving home.

The Heritage Barn was designed over 40 years ago for hosting events such as barn weddings. The interior is a showcase with structural beams, original barn boards,  red lanterns for lighting, plus string edison lights over the dance floor with an array of antiques and 1800 century farming tools. Inside the barn you will find many features that are not found with regular barns throughout the province. Not have these standard features in another location will leave a negative impact on your guests.

Wedding ceremonies can be held inside the rustic barn or outside in our wedding gazebo that is located at the front of our apple orchard with a background view of Cape Blomidon and the Valley. We also offer a large bridal party day room in the main hotel for the bride and bridal party to prepare prior to the ceremony. At the end of the evening we also have available a bridal suite for the bride and groom. Please visit our wedding planner and support page for more information.


Barn Wedding Venue Features Include:

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Permanent Bar and staffing
  • Kitchen area for prepping and cooking
  • Public washrooms located inside the building
  • Adjacent accommodations
  • Wooden dance floor
  • Brick floor for guests