The Barn at Reynolda Village: A Boutique Event Venue in the Heart of Reynolda



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ARTICLE BY TESS CURRY

Crisp, white walls seem to reflect the bountiful natural light that spills in through a multitude of oversized windows. The sunlight gives the polished cement floor a warm glow that invites you to stay awhile in this elegant, welcoming space.

Once home to the Reynolds family’s beloved dairy cows, The Barn at Reynolda Village was designed as part of Reynolda, the country estate developed from 1912-1917 by Richard Joshua Reynolds and his wife, Katharine Smith Reynolds.

 

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So, how does a historic dairy-barn-turned-retail-space become transformed into one of the busiest event venues in North Carolina?

Kenneth Basch, executive director of Wake Forest University Properties, said that the renovation of The Barn was actually sparked by requests from the community seeking a unique place to hold weddings, rehearsal dinners, social events and corporate functions in Reynolda’s idyllic setting.

The dramatic 2016 renovation resulted in the removal of approximately two-thirds of the second floor which created an open, two-story vaulted banquet room. A well-appointed catering kitchen, spotless restrooms and The Barn’s signature silo are also located on the first floor, along with a dining room. The second floor features two unique and comfortable conference rooms that can also function for small celebrations and as dressing rooms.

In addition to all that The Barn at Reynolda Village has to offer, it can also be paired with Reynolda Gardens, thus creating one of the most exclusive ceremony/reception options in the state. And the new Covid-inspired micro weddings? The staff at The Barn at Reynolda Village proudly says that they have been hosting elegant and intimate affairs long before it became trendy!

Taking an iconic historic barn in the center of the ever-charming Reynolda Village and making it a best-of-class event venue was a labor of love. But, Basch and his colleagues knew that hiring a highly customer-focused staff would be its key to success.

 

Meet Dawn Siverson and Tabatha Renegar.

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This small but mighty team of two have been colleagues and friends for more than a dozen years and love that vendors and clients alike have referred to them as “the dream team!” Dawn and Tabatha met while working in Old Salem; Dawn in preservation and Tabatha in events.

Following Old Salem, both were instrumental in opening WinMock in Davie County. Their mutual passion for exceeding guest expectations drew them together and started them on a journey that has included hundreds of special events and delighted clients!

At The Barn at Reynolda Village, you will first encounter Tabatha when she welcomes you to your site visit as if she’s welcoming you into her home! She loves to learn about each client’s event needs and how The Barn at Reynolda Village can perfectly serve them. Dawn is responsible for logistical aspects of the event. From questions about what décor can be hung from the ceiling beams to the best way to arrange your cocktail tables, Dawn is the kind of creative and unflappable operations manager that can make brides, grooms and event planners jump for joy!

 

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A gorgeous, bright Barn. A historic, lush Garden. And a staff dedicated to making sure your event is memorable, elegant and special. The Barn at Reynolda Village began its life in the early 1900s as a unique place and has entered a new century of amazing things to come!

For more information about hosting your next meeting or event in Reynolda Village, visit reynoldabarn.com or call 336.758.BARN. Find it online @reynoldabarn on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


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