Pop-Up Wedding Venue
By : Sarah Sibley | Photos courtesy of Jeff & Rebecca Photography and Jenny Storment Photography
Imagine it. Your wedding in a rustic red barn, twinkling lights, flowers. The setting is a meadow, or a hillside, or your own backyard. It can be yours with Tentwood, a mobile pop-up barn that brings your vision of a rustic, outdoor wedding to life.
Finding a location for a wedding can be a frustrating process. Many locations are costly, and already booked. This is exactly why Kelsey Von Stubbe created Tentwood. She had experienced this while planning her own wedding. She also saw a lack of options for couples who wanted to have an outdoor wedding with shelter in case of weather. With a background in marketing and performing arts, Von Stubbe created Tentwood in 2017.
Tentwood is a custom-made venue that, when constructed in the location of your choosing, looks like an authentic, rustic red barn. It appears to be the only business of its kind in Washington, and the structure is created from reclaimed wood, aluminum frame, wooden wall panels and aged steel roofing. For as little as $6,000, a crew will deliver and construct the barn almost anywhere in Washington. This rate includes takedown, tables and chairs, chandeliers and string lighting. For an additional fee, you can include a stained-glass wedding arch, rustic bar cart, and reclaimed wood photo backdrop. The barn is 1,000 square feet, has 14-foot ceilings, and can comfortably hold 100 people seated or 120 people standing. Von Stubb recommends a minimum one acre total for venue setup, though they’ve worked with less.
Von Stubbe loves being able to connect with couples and understand their vision. “Many of my couples get married on family land. I love that every property has a story, and that I’m able to be a small part of it,” she explains. Her favorite location so far has been Ellensburg, where the barn was constructed in a large open field in a valley. As a wedding planner, she encourages her clients to lock down the venue first, take a break, “then, get back on the horse and lock in the rest of your vendor and dream team. And, don’t sweat the small stuff!”
You find the perfect location and Tentwood can deliver the venue. How’s that for a dream wedding?