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The Octagon Barn - A Historic Wedding Venue in San Luis Obispo, California

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The Octagon Barn - A San Luis Obispo wedding venue

The Octagon Barn was built in 1906 and recently completed a long and loving restoration by the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo and a strong community of volunteers - a real barn raising.  

Now that the barn is complete, it is a blank slate and ready to be transformed for your wedding day. The barn is currently accepting bookings, visit here and fill out the form and they will get back to your right way.

Quite a few talented San Luis Obispo wedding vendors collaborated to show off this unique wedding space. The creative team designed a California-Esque chic, relaxed wedding day that included - a boho lounge area, refined picnic wedding reception, and an organic farm-to-table wedding feast. Read on to learn more about this historic wedding venue and see all the impressive details.

San Luis Obispo wedding photographer, Loveridge Photo and Film photographed the day. You can view all the photos in the full gallery here

sepia toned wedding bouquet styled by Idlewild Floral

bride at the The Octagon Barnsepia toned wedding bouquet styled by Idlewild Floral

The Octagon Barn - A San Luis Obispo wedding venue

Circle Wedding Ceremony

The Octagon Barn is 5,000 square feet. From the below photo, you can see that your guests would be in a circle format and you would say your wedding vows in the center.  

San Luis Obispo, Idlewild Floral built a hanging floral installation in the center of the round barn to mark the ceremony altar to highlight the barn's expansive ceiling.

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The Octagon Barn - A San Luis Obispo wedding venue

The Octagon Barn - A San Luis Obispo wedding venue

The Octagon Barn - A San Luis Obispo wedding venue

yellow and white wedding bouquet with greeneryWedding pose idea captured by Loveridge Photo and Film

HIS AND HER WEDDING STYLING


The Bride wore a Lace & Liberty wedding dress and was styled by San Luis Obispo hair and make-up artist Leah Gilbertson, of Dreamcatcher Artistry. The groom wore a beige suit from The Black Tux.

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Long sleeve Lace & Liberty wedding dress

boho chic lounge area with rentals from Avenue Twelve Rentals

boho chic lounge area with rentals from Avenue Twelve Rentals

Boho-Chic Lounge Area

A cozy lounge was set up inside the breezeway of a new building on the property, which served as the entrance to a tucked-away courtyard used for cocktail hour.  Guests could sip on the signature wedding drinks mixed up by Thomas Hill Organics, a Chamomile Gin Fizz cocktail, and an Earl Grey sidecar cocktail.

San Luis Obispo wedding stylish wedding rentals, Avenue Twelve Rentals provided all the boho-chic rental furniture- including rattan pendants that hung over luxuriously upholstered benches and wicker chairs.

signature wedding drink ideas - Chamomile Gin Fizz and an Earl Grey sidecar

cocktail tables with gingham table cloths

outdoor rustic wedding dining ideas

CALIFORNIA-ESQUE CHIC TABLE

Raina Toy-Smith of Fete & Quill crafted beautiful fabric menus that you can see below. She also designed the bright and happy clementine place cards for the table settings.

The California-Esque chic table was perfectly styled with china from Farmhouse Pottery and Modo drinkware from San Luis Obispo wedding rentals, Got You Covered.

An airy taupe table runner from La Tavola went beautifully with the beige gingham napkins. Idlewild Floral completed the table's overall look and feel with sepia toned centerpieces that rested in terra cotta containers.

You may also like to read→ See this couple's Farm House Wedding Table

California-esque chic wedding table decor


Clementine oranges used as escort cards

sepia toned wedding centerpieces

outdoor wedding dining and decor ideasRent Modo drinking glasses for your wedding

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octagon-barn-editorial-shoot

Organic WEDDING MENU ideas


Chef Libry Darusman of Thomas Hill Organics prepared the following wedding menu. Doesn't the food look beautiful?

Asparagus Tartlet
Bone marrow foam, cashew cheese, and leek ash

Golden Beet Cake
Compressed citrus and goat milk tapioca

Pastrami Bites
Toasted sourdough, house-made cultured butter, and a pea tendril pesto

organic wedding menu ideas from Thomas Hill Organics

organic wedding menu ideas from Thomas Hill Organicsorganic wedding menu ideas from Thomas Hill Organics

organic wedding menu ideas from Thomas Hill Organics

organic wedding menu ideas from Thomas Hill Organicsorganic wedding menu ideas from Thomas Hill Organics

organic wedding menu ideas from Thomas Hill Organics

San Luis Obispo Wedding Cake Designer


For dessert, Autumn Qiu of Autumn Cake Design prepared a  three-tiered bright white, lemon chiffon cake with lemon curd. Be sure to take a close look at the beautiful floral illustration that was created around the cake. So pretty!

custom wedding cookies from Sweet Autumn Bakery

white wedding cake adorned with billy balls from Sweet Autumn Bakerywhite wedding cake adorned with billy balls from Sweet Autumn Bakery

white wedding cake adorned with billy balls from Sweet Autumn Bakery

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