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St Augustine Barn Wedding Venue Spotlight: Chandler Oaks Barn
If you’re a bride looking for a barn wedding venue that’s big on southern charm and more elegant than rustic, you’re going to fall in love with Chandler Oaks Barn. Down a long winding drive, nestled among sweeping oaks trees the venue is located just a short drive outside of St Augustine and not too far from Jacksonville either! I made my first visit to Chandler Oak on a warm spring day and instantly fell in love with it’s elegant, vintage appeal. With its white shiplap walls, vintage-inspired bridal suite and gorgeous chandeliers hanging from the ceiling – honestly, it’s a venue that would make JoAnna Gaines proud! The venue is a collaboration between husband and wife team, Phil and Wendy Chandler and it shows with just the right mixture of masculine and elegant feminine spaces.
As a wedding photographer, I naturally love the white canvas brides have to work with. The venue is a space that can be completely transformed to make it your own, but also stands beautifully by itself and really requires minimal effort. There are multiple photography locations around the venue for your portraits but sometimes brides can forget that a significant portion of your day is also spent indoors during hair and makeup. This is where the bride and groom suites really win me over as they’re great spaces to document these preparations in with well thought out amenities.
Lastly, rain can also be an issue in Florida and I love the natural light coming inside the barn and that there are also covered photography locations around the property too. If you’re looking for a barn wedding venue that’s going to be gorgeous (and comfortable!) no matter what weather Florida throws our way, you’re really going to be hard pressed to find something more thoughtfully put together than Chandler Oaks!
Amenities Brides NEED in a Barn Wedding Venue
Here is what I think brides love about this St Augustine barn wedding venue besides its gorgeous good looks and many photography locations:
- It’s 6,000 square foot of heated AND air conditioned space.
- Multiple choices for ceremony sites.
- You can schedule property access for your engagement photos and your ceremony rehearsal.
- Tables, Chairs, Serving Stations and Catering Kitchen are included.
- Indoor/Outdoor entertaining options for your guest.
- You can rent most of the decor items you would want to transform the space and it’s so convenient!