Jen and Ryan’s Amazing Cambridge Slit Barn Wedding

Cambridge Silt Barn Outdoor Wedding CeremonyIt was a perfect day for Jen and Ryan’s wedding at the Cambridge Slit Barn. The weather was amazing and the location was even better. I had never been to this venue before, but the moment I arrived, I saw why they picked it. It’s located just a few minutes off of the 401 about an hour from Toronto.

The ceremony was held behind the main building and it was intimate and endearing. It felt like it was the perfect place for this couple to get married.

Quick note: All of the photos were taken by Lee Weston (she’s awesome!)

Cambridge Slit Barn Wedding Dancing

Jen and Ryan wedding ceremonyJen and Ryan had setup a bow tie bar, which I loved! All of the guys and some of the girls ended up wearing bow ties for the night.

The rustic details of the furniture and other decorations were amazing. The couple had found some of the materials themselves and the rest were rented from Marvelle Events.

Rustic wedding decorations at Cambridge Slit Barn

The reception itself was in a beautiful old barn, that was built in the 1840s.

The barn was recently renovated, but has kept all of its old charm. It has a beautiful bar and is a really special place for an event. I absolutely loved it.

Inside the Cambridge Slit Barn

The sun set and the party got started. The guests had amazing taste in music and we danced the night away.
Cambridge Slit Barn Wedding DancingThe Cambridge Slit Barn is an amazing rustic barn venue that is close enough to hotels to Toronto that it is worth checking out.

It is absolutely beautiful and other than being on a relatively busy road, there is no one else around. It feels like a little piece of rustic paradise and is an amazing place for a laid back beautiful ceremony and reception.

One draw back to the venue is that it is owned and run by rare Charitable Research Reserve [http://www.raresites.org/]. Although it is nice to support a charity with an event, this charity seems to have a lot of locations and their main focus is definitely not weddings. The only mention that I could find about the Barn was a post on their Facebook page (you can’t find it on their website). So with that in mind, if you book your event here, you’ll likely be on your own to figure out most of the details.

Justin’s note: I was contacted by Roger from rare via the comments and he wanted me to note the following:
“While it is true that our “main focus is definitely not weddings”, we have entered into a partnership agreement with a local Event and Wedding Specialist company. Ainsley Poirier, principal owner of Fresh Look Design, is the primary contact whenever we receive an inquiry from a potential bride and family to host their special event at our Slit Barn. Rental fees for the space includes Fresh Look Design’s expertise in assisting the bridal couple address all aspects pertaining to their special event. So, in fact, bridal couples have a dedicated resource to figure out all the details for their event.”
So if you’re interested in getting a closer look at the barn, contact Ainsley at Fresh Look Design.

Lee Weston of Lee Weston Photography supplied all of the photos in this post. She was an absolute joy to work with and her images are obviously amazing. I would highly suggest talking to her if you are in the market for a fantastic, down to earth wedding photographer who has outstanding taste in music.

All of the rentals were supplied by Marvel Events. I had the pleasure of talking to Dan at the end of the night. He was very professional and the furniture and rented details looked amazing.

The caterers, Ryan and Carly of MamaPapa Catering were wonderful. I know that food was a very important part of Jen and Ryan’s plans, and they worked with them to serve a unique and delicious meal. It was totally in line with the laid back, rustic but chic style of the event. I’m not normally in the Kitcher/Waterloo/Cambridge area (maybe 1 or 2 times a year), but I will be going to their restaurant, PUBLIC Kitchen & Bar the next time I’m in the area.

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Comments

  1. Hi, A small but noteworthy follow up to the article posted (http://indieweddingdj.com/jen-and-ryans-amazing-cambridge-slit-barn-wedding-2/). While it is true that our “main focus is definitely not weddings”, we have entered into a partnership agreement with a local Event and Wedding Specialist company. Ainsley Poirier, principal owner of Fresh Look Design, is the primary contact whenever we receive an inquiry from a potential bride and family to host their special event at our Slit Barn. Rental fees for the space includes Fresh Look Design’s expertise in assisting the bridal couple address all aspects pertaining to their special event. So, in fact, bridal couples have a dedicated resource to figure out all the details for their event. If possible, would you be able to update the information in this article?

    Thanks and Regards.

    Roger Oei
    Senior Operating Officer
    rare Charitable Research Reserve

    • Hey Roger,

      Thanks for the additional info. I was having a very hard time finding contact information. I’ve edited the post to include your note.

  2. Thanks so much Justin! You were so fantastic at our wedding, we still get comments about how great the music was. It was the best dance party ever!

    Just wanted to note that we did not use Fresh Look Design’s services for this wedding. :) while Ainslie is the main contact for the barn, she will provide a quote for any services that you might need which is above and beyond the rental fee. Im not sure if they still allow you to use your own vendors but we opted to use our own. A few vendors to mention: Tufts & Toile who helped with styling, set up and take down. And My Luscious Backyard, who took care of the beautiful flowers!

    Thanks again Justin!

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