This place is simply amazing and an artist’s dream venue. Situated just off the square in Healdsburg, Barndiva provides the most amazing experience for a wedding. I love photographing a Barndiva Wedding. I have no idea how many weddings I’ve photographed here, but always look forward to going back.
Stay Overnight & Enjoy The Day After Your Barndiva Wedding
Healdsburg first of all, is just a wonderful little place. About an hour or so north of San Francisco, it makes a great destination venue complete with little shops, wineries, restaurants and local fairs for guests and locals alike. I recommend to stay overnight in a boutique hotel and enjoy everything the day after the wedding. No better way to turn a celebration day into a celebration weekend! The square is just a block away from Barndiva and makes for great portraits.
Natural Light & A Rustic Setting
Aesthetically, Barndiva is a dream come true for me. It has beautiful natural light with a rustic setting and is quite peaceful with easy and unobtrusive places where I can photograph the ceremony from every angle. The venue is really all inclusive and for many, that makes it simple, easy, and manageable. The food is amazing, the decor is delightful, and the staff have never failed to please. The area behind the restaurant provides a great spot for a ceremony of at least 100 guests. The entrance is made through the double doors that lead into the dining room and they have the best chairs for your guests! Another bonus is that Lukka Feldman, the oldest son of the owner, is also ordained to perform the ceremony. How is that for all in one?
An All-Inclusive Venue
Post ceremony cocktails are a short walk away in the area behind the reception building. Tables, seating areas, tea lights, artistic pieces and rustic items are perfectly placed to please the eye. There is plenty of room to mingle, have a band, belly up to the bar to meet new friends, and chat with old ones. Hors d’oeuvres start the taste buds going for dinner. All the food is done on site, so it’s consistent and really good. Ryan Fancher, the experienced chef, brings major talent after working with Michelin star chefs Thomas Keller and Richard Reddington of Auberge de Soleil. I have to say, this is always my most favorite vendor meal!
I will be shooting at Barndiva again in 2016 and am already counting down the days!
All the best to Jessica and Jonathan for their future.
See you soon, Lukka and Barndiva team!