Barn Kestrel is an absolutely beautiful venue located in West Linn, Oregon. Not only is it picturesque, but did you know it's also one of America's finest historic working barns? Only 21 minutes from downtown Portland, this ten acre property is the perfect spot for any wedding (or corporate event, reunion, party, fundraiser...)!
From the desk of Jeanette Schenk, owner of Shortcake Photo LLC and Hammie The Photo Booth
Currently owned by "Debra and Ed"," this property actually has ties to the the Daniel Boone family (which is why we always remember to include our special "coon skin" hat prop when we have events at this venue - hahaha!).
The Queen Anne Victorian home that sits on this property was built in 1887.
Photo by Emily Vandehey Photography
The sequoia tree - a towering feature that lends plenty of shade between the house and barn - is the largest tree in Clackamas county - and the third largest tree in Oregon.
Photos by Shortcake Photo
Built in 1900, Barn Kestrel's "ramp style" barn is one of the best-preserved barns in Clackamas County. It is featured on county historical tours and is a tribute to Oregon's old-growth fir trees of the late 1800s.
Ample room for a large sit-down dinner in this barn wedding venue. - Photo from Barn Kestrel website
A popular spot for wedding ceremonies at Barn Kestrel is behind the house and in front of this glorious tree framed by the country hillside. Of course, saying your vows in the barn or in front of that grand sequoia are also great options!
10 ACRES MEANS PLENTY OF ROOM
There's plenty of room... All your favorite #weddingvendors will fit!
So, why keep the dancing just to the dance floor?!
If you are looking for a gorgeous venue that's rural - but not too far from the city, historic - but not too rustic, then you may want to consider Barn Kestrel.* Property capacity is 250 outdoors and, inside the barn, 120 for a sit down dinner. Food trucks, bar carts and #photoboothtrailers are welcome, and there's plenty of on-site parking.
*Oh, and if you like horses, any one of Barn Kestrel's four "cowboy horses" would LOVE to be a part of your wedding photos!