In our Instagram feeds last week, we were reminded by The Big Bang Theory‘s @kaleycuoco of her wedding one year ago to professional show jumper Karl Cook. It should come as no surprise that Cuoco, an active equestrian with an assortment of four-legged friends, chose to tie the knot on Cook’s family farm in Southern California. Photos from the occasion captured a feathered horseshoe arch, floral arrangement adorned stall doors, and an extended dining table down the barn’s center aisle. In one candid Insta post to which we can relate, Cuoco freshened up last-minute in the feed room.
These images prompted one half of OR to recall her own down-home nuptials, and the other half of OR to vow to formally (yet causally) entertain her stablemates more often post-hack. Whatever the reason (or for no reason at all), a party in a barn is a recipe for fun. Therefore, in the spirit of summer weddings, family reunions, and farm fêtes of all varieties, below we’ve compiled a short list of exceptional, rural venues across the country that enjoy getting down with O-P-P (other people’s parties). Book a barn-themed bash, or simply scroll through for inspiration, like we did.