Taking the Party to the Barn

Aiken, South Carolina is an equestrian mecca, and it is not uncommon to see barns that outshine the main house in design and beauty. Many horse owners spend more time in their barns than they do in their homes and wouldn’t give a second thought to entertaining in a stall versus a great room.

Nandina Home Barn Party Entertaining

With a little ingenuity, you can create the perfect barn setting for cocktails and an intimate dinner party.

Talk about making hay

what better way than in a barn with your closest friends?

nandina home barn party entertaining

A candle chandelier centered over the dining table is romantic and doesn’t require permanent mounting.

nandina home barn party entertaining

Old trophies and riding boots are used for nontraditional floral arrangements.

nandina home barn party entertaining

An original art piece by Susan Easton Burns is a perfect play on the barn and appears to mimic real horses peeking out from their stalls.

nandina home barn party entertaining

Utilize trays and ice buckets that you already own for serving and storing drinks.

{Photography by Shelly Marshall Schmidt / Styling by Karin Jeffcoat}

1 Comment

  1. Posted by Emily Davis

    We spend so much time in our horse’s barn, caring and keeping our four-legged friends happy. What a great idea to utilise the space for such versatility- great venue for a party! A great way to encourage cleanliness in and around the stables that will benefit your horses!

    Posted January 30, 2019 at 5:25 am | Reply

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