Historic Blum Barn
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Ceremony, reception, and after party all in one spot. 2.5 day barn venue
Historic Blum Barn is one of the premier barn wedding venues in the Ann Arbor area. One of the largest barns in the area (6,100 sq. ft on 2 floors) & on the largest property (43 acres), located in Bridgewater, a small hamlet minutes outside of Ann Arbor, Historic Blum Barn is located in an area of rolling hills on a small working family farm complete with a pond, bee's, goats, sheep, cows, & chickens. This rustic restored wedding barn will please your family & help your realize your dream... from the country bride to the Bohemian artist in you. We invite you to visit with your bride & groom to see what we have to offer.
Engaged? We are making dreams come true with our incredibly beautiful venue on a historic property settled by Phillip Petrus Blum in 1832 from Bavaria Germany. Originally a dairy farm and then a race horse facility it has been converted to a wonderful country wedding facility that is sure to please.
In the 1960's the farm was converted from a dairy farm to a horse racing facility by associates of Jimmy Hoffa. The teamsters built a 1/2 mile race track and a huge block barn that housed 40+ race horses & even built a horse swimming pool. The farm remained a harness horse racing facility until 2014 when sold by the Buter's to the current owners.
Rachel, our 2nd daughter, immediately said she will one day get married in the barn & that dream was realized 5 years later in June 2019, with the first ever wedding held in the barn! (See photo's of the farm when we purchased it).
We believe that every Historic Blum Barn bride & groom deserves to be treated like our daughter or son - our family. We invite you to begin your journey with HISTORIC BLUM BARN.
Finally, we want to make your wedding day memorable & not a drive-thru experience. We are a 2.5 day venue. 1 day for set-up from 9 am to 5pm. 1 day for a wedding, then a half day for removal of any personal items.
See us on Yelp, Wedding Wire, The Knot, Facebook, Instagram. We typically respond within 24 hours. From our family to yours we will help you plan your wedding to make you outdoor wedding remarkable. This restored barn reflects generations of hard work & values of family.
Minutes away from the University of Michigan & Ann Arbor we are on a paved road with plenty of parking & offer handicap access for your guests
An Exquisite Experience even if it rains...
Many brides want beautiful outdoor ceremonies and that is wonderful. Most venues don't have the space to host indoor ceremonies & indoor receptions. We are very fortunate that we have 2 exquisite locations with A/C & heat just in case the outdoor ceremony has to move inside because of the rain or the heat.
Come let's discuss our rainy day plan & match that with other locations that may have muddy grass under tents. If the weather does turns nice after a rain, we do have an outdoor patio with a wonderful paver & edison lights that drains & dries quickly so you do not feel like your competing in a Tough Mudder on your wedding day.
COME EXPERIENCE A SPECIAL WEDDING DAY EVEN IF IT RAINS or IT GETS HOT!
Open to all Caters (but see our recommended link too)
Professional and Beautiful
Dependable service is at the foundation of every great Historic Blum Farmevent. Our dedicated and detail-oriented venue staff guarantee the success of your special occasion by providing personalized services that meet and exceed expectations. Historic Blum Farm elevates any event allowing you to select your own Catering options to perfectly complement your celebration.
All food to be catered in from outside sources. Currently the venue is open to any outside caterer and we will provide a location for your caterer. We do have a list of caters that we recommend & they are listed in the vendors section of this website.
See the valley & the gently sloping landscape from the barn. We plan to have a local farmer plant a sunflower field to enhance those August weddings.
For the safety of all, the venue will provide a taxi service for the safe transportation of your guests to area hotels .
Whats is Included?
Stress free & trouble free
To maintain a exquisite experience that fits your budget. We have worked tirelessly to come up with pricing that will help you achieve a memorable experience that is sure to impress your guests at a reasonable cost.
Go ahead & compare & you will be amazed at the value provided by letting us host your wedding. We want to make your choice of a barn wedding an easy one.
1. Heat & ac in both the upper & lower level of the barn.
2. Three bathrooms in the barn.
3. Rustic wood tables & wood folding chairs for wedding party. Save on renting!
4. Private air conditioned suite for brides maids & bride.
5. Private air conditioned suite for groomsmen & groom.
6. Hanidcap access to both levels of the barn & to bathrooms.
There are 2 floors in our barn for your wedding. This allows you to have an indoor ceremony location in case of rain. Lower level 6,000 + sq. ft. One of the largest in the area.
- 3,000 square foot outdoor patio.
- Professionally installed sound system in both levels of the barn that your band or DJ can connect to.
- Epson 5,000 lumen projector and screen.
- Portable JBL Speaker & microphones & stands for wedding ceremony.
- Various locations on 42 acres for scenic pictures & ceremony.
- Transportation for your guests to local hotels after wedding.
- Seating for outdoor ceremony
- High chairs for babies
- 4 wagon wheel chandeliers in upper level of barn.
- Extra tables for the cater.
- More than a dozen picnic tables
- Folding tables for buffet line & white linens.
- 5 whiskey barrels
" And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13
10383 E. Austin Rd. Manchester, MI