Betsy and Daryl are some of the most kind-hearted, genuine people I have ever known. I should know, I married their son!
OK, buckle up because this GLOWING review is about to tell-all. The Barn at Willow Brook is one of the most stunning venues I have ever been in. It is the perfect rustic and romantic setting with modern amenities that keep it comfortable and beautiful. There are so many gorgeous views and opportunities for endless photos. The bridal suite and groom's quarters are unlike anything I've ever seen and help bring your dream day to the next level. As if the aesthetics aren't enough on their own, the owners Betsy and Daryl Madden are some of the most kind-hearted, genuine people I have ever known. I should know, I married their son. To back up, when Ryan Madden and I first got engaged, talk about the barn had just started a couple of months prior (we like to joke it was a convenient push for Ryan to propose). I remember after the proposal, Betsy pulled us aside and said "I'm so excited, but please don't feel like you have to get married at our barn if that's not your dream". That's how dedicated to perfecting your wedding day Betsy is - she sought out to create this dream venue for couples because she loves love. Without even knowing what it would look like, we were in from the beginning just based on the love and care we knew would be put into it. Fast forward and holy cow, I knew it would be lovely (The Madden family is incredibly talented and each has an eye for detail) but HOLY COW, this place was unreal. All I can say is the beauty they crafted is a reflection of the love they poured into it. When COVID-19 hit, we were one of the many couples put into a tough position of trying to navigate replanning our wedding day. In the end, we decided to cut back and plan a micro wedding and it honestly was the most perfect day either of us could have imagined. The Barn was the perfect backdrop and made it still feel like the day we had planned. We live-streamed our ceremony to include loved ones safely. Shoutout to Kelly, who at the last minute stepped up to help coordinate WHILE being my bridesmaid. She's the real MVP and she'll help make your day run SO smoothly. Having gone through the ups and downs of planning during a pandemic, I can confidently say our wedding day was perfect for us and I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you so much to Betsy and Daryl for helping make it so perfect
Willow Brook is a gathering place nestled in the rolling hills of Virginia wine country, offering a charming, boutique style venue that calls for cherished family and friends to join together in sweet celebration.