THE BARN ON BENSON’S POND
The Barn is a hidden gem tucked away on 40+ acres of third generation owned and operated cranberry growers on an active cranberry bog located in South Middleboro, Massachusetts, 5 minutes off I-495, Rte 58 and 28, providing both a secluded and exclusive but convenient location.
Imagine saying your I do’s overlooking the natural landscape with each season bringing a different vibe to the bog from the late summer flowers and lush green trees that slowly give way to a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors that the fall season brings. As an added bonus, depending on your selected wedding date between September 15th and November 1st, it is likely harvest will be in process and your guests will have an opportunity to see a harvest in action!
While the gorgeous setting is reason enough to choose this venue for your event, the real star of a rustic wedding here is the newly renovated original 1940’s yellow pine screenhouse with an open reception space that allows for up to 150 guests. The high ceilings provide an open-air quality that is hard to replicate in many barn weddings. Also on site are two separate areas for both the bride and groom to kick back out of site from guests as they prepare for their big day.
During cocktail hour guests can mingle and nosh on hors d’oeuvres on the grounds overlooking the cranberry bog. Later on, guests can keep warm gathered around a bonfire while making s’mores and toasting the newly married couple.
I had the opportunity to meet the owners, Cass and Erin, and was able to learn about their vision for the Barn as a wedding venue. Erin told me the idea started when she and Cass celebrated their own marriage in 2016. They had two celebrations, a formal celebration in Pennsylvania on Erin’s family’s dairy farm, and another harvest celebration on the bogs with a traditional New England Clam Bake in the Barn. Guest were gushing about how much they loved their wedding, and from there an idea was born. Starting in May of 2018, The Barn will be seasonally available for celebrations from May through November.
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Here are some images I took during an open house Cass and Erin had in the fall of 2017, along with a few images from a session with one of my favorite couples in December. The Barn has been undergoing renovations to prepare for the 2018 wedding season and debuts its very first wedding this summer. I can not wait to see it when it is all done and in full swing. It is going to be amazing!
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