We loved our experience at CKB and will suggest it for any and all of our friends who have a special event coming up!!!
Working with Karen (and Tim) over the past year and a half to plan our wedding has been a great experience! First of all, Karen is flexible - she was very willing to work with the couple's schedule to plan and answer questions. She also encouraged us to email her anytime we had questions or concerns and she was quick to reply; we emailed her on numerous occasions (especially in the last few months leading up to the wedding) and we always appreciated her prompt response and professionalism. Karen is also so knowledgeable - during visits we had at the barn, she would say, "Oh, you might want to consider...". She had many helpful ideas for how to make our wedding go as smoothly as possible and was a great resource! In addition, the owners have several albums displaying the numerous events they have hosted since they started offering the barn as a venue. We enjoyed looking through them to get ideas for our own big day. We are happy with our decision to choose Cross Keys Barn because we couldn't have imagined a better wedding celebration...we describe our wedding as "perfect" and "happy", and we owe much of the success of the day to the owners of Cross Keys Barn! - Tim and Emily Shifflett
Cross keys barn was the best venue for my wedding. Karen was wonderful to work with and was so helpful during the entire process! She even sends lists of supplies that you’ll need to bring just in case... and we definitely used them! She made the day of my wedding go so smooth and was so supportive during the chaos of hurricane Florence Trying to ruin our day! Thanks Karen for being awesome!!
Cross Keys Barn was a lovely setting to have our daughter's wedding this Labor day. The backdrop of the mountains is wonderful for an outdoor ceremony and easily flows to the stoneroom for the cocktail hour. The upstairs barn is perfect for dinner and dancing, the lighting adds so much character to the barns rustic interior. Karen provided all the information needed about local vendors to make the selection process easier. Such a wonderful weekend at Cross Keys for her wedding!
Karen was a joy to work with from the very first day up to the wedding day! Once you decide to book with her she sends you this package with all her recommendations with vendors that she's worked with in the past. She definitely gives you everything you need to get your wedding planning started. If ever you have questions she is an email or phone call away. The venue itself is so gorgeous. The views on this property is amazing. Although it did rain during our wedding day, the inside of the barn was still set up to have a beautiful ceremony. This barn is already set up with Christmas lights which is all you need to make this place perfect for your wedding. They also have an onsite bridal suite which has AC and was where all my bridesmaid and myself got ready. Definitely recommend this place for any bride!
It’s a beautiful venue with so much offer! The owners are well organized and Very helpful. A must see!
Karen and her family made our wedding the most magical day of our lives!! Everything about the venue was perfect, from the amazing scenery out back to the breathtaking lights all over the reception area. Karen was also extremely helpful in helping us plan for the wedding, supplying us with a list of recommended vendors (which were all spectacular), and answering any and all questions we had extremely quickly and perfectly. Every detail about the venue and owners made for an amazing wedding that will be remembered forever!
Where do I even begin? My Parents and I looked at MANY barn/farm venues and who knew 2.5 hours away from us(in Maryland) was where we would choose. We chose Cross Keys Barn because of the GORGEOUS hand built barn, beautiful and well kept grounds, twinkling lights, amenities, flexibility, and of course The Liskey Family who own and run it!! Karen is very responsive, warm, open to giving advice, and really knows how to handle an event. We loved the fact that we had the barn all day (9-11 for music /12 for cleanup) for the wedding, The Liskeys had tables, chairs, wine barrels, and much more that came with the rental, the barn had indoor restrooms for guests, huge bridal suite, and if there wasn’t another wedding on the Friday before ours then we could set up which did work out! Karen often checked in to make sure we had the right documents and payments in on time, that the vendors were ready and liscenced properly, and that we had a good layout and run of show. The day of the wedding, she checked in but left us to our own as to not bother us. During the wedding, she took photos which was a beautiful surprise to us. She even caught the Father/Daughter first looks which was so special!! She and her Husband, Tim, ensured everything was perfect the day of. The attention to detail and care they put into their farm really shows and so many of my guests have raves about what a warm and inviting venue it was!! After the wedding, without prompting, we received our damage deposit within a few days of the wedding. I HIGHLY recommend Cross Keys Barn for your wedding/celebration venue!!! You won’t regret it!!
Our daughter Kristina and her husband Adam got married on the lawn of Cross Keys Barn on Oct. 28, 2017. They later had their reception at the Barn. It is a lovely venue, with the barn being the best one that we visited (and we had visited a lot of venues). The owners have it all extremely well-built and decorated, with little golden lights, that make the place look magical! They have white tables and chairs inside, as well as for the ceremony outside. They have a large deck overlooking fields and a mountain. The barn’s huge yard is clean and used only for events. They also have a kitchen, indoor ladies and gents’ nicely appointed/decorated restrooms, as well as a huge bridal attendants’ room in which to get ready, and a smaller room for the groom and groom’s men. While Cross Keys Barn is a rustic type of venue, it has all the necessary things that we wanted. It was the most complete package that we found, and the rental price was a reasonable one. The owners are a lovely couple who made sure that every detail was taken care of. They also provided lists and/or referrals of local vendors with whom they have had good experience. This was very helpful to us because we were not familiar with the Harrisonburg, Va area. Our daughter had a lovely wedding that everyone enjoyed and complimented!
Cross Keys Barn was just perfect! Our wedding was flawless and beautiful thanks to the owners Karen and Tim who went above and beyond to make our day special! Beautiful views and really clean and beautiful venue! So happy we chose Cross Keys Barn!
Very great venue and it was gorgeous as well!! I was very please!! The owners were super helpful and was always a phonecall or email away! I would defiantly recommende this venue to everyone!
Cross Keys is the perfect place to have an event. Beautiful scenery, a wonderful historic barn, and a top notch staff! Karen, the owner, was professional and sprinkled special touches throughout the day that truly made me feel special. I was thoroughly impressed with her and would love to go back. If you're looking for a very special place to hold an event, look no further!
So happy that we chose Cross Keys Barn for our wedding! The setting is absolutely beautiful and creates a perfect backdrop. The owners are incredibly accommodating and allowed us and the vendors to tour the venue as much as we needed. Other venues we looked at only allowed you to tour the venue once. They also bent over backwards to make everything perfect when we switched from our rain plan back to the outdoor ceremony. Everything was perfect and we'd definitely recommend Cross Keys Barn to anyone getting married.
I would recommend Cross Keys Barn to any couple planning their big day! The Liskey's were WONDERFUL to work with and helped make our vision a reality by sharing great ideas and suggestions! The views are just stunning and make for gorgeous pictures to treasure forever! It's a unique venue with amazing character and modern amenities to make for an amazing venue! Our wedding guests were blown away by the beauty of Cross Keys Barn! I would highly recommend this venue!!
The March Lawrence wedding was held at this superb venue. The wedding couple was married at this pastoral setting with a panoramic view of historic Virginia Mountains as their background scene. The barn provided a festive atmosphere. The renovated wood floors, the high ceiling and large wooden beams enhanced this experience. The back deck and area underneath provided congenial places to congregate, enjoy and celebrate this blissful day. Thank you Karen and Tim for the fantastic logistic support you provided to ensure the success of our son and daughter in law's beautiful wedding day. Mary Kay and David Lawrence
This beautiful restored barn was the perfect location for our wedding. It is gorgeously decorated with many Christmas lights inside the barn and the backdrop of Massanutten Mountain is breathtaking. Karen and Tim Liskey, the owners of the venue, are extremely pleasant to work with. They are punctual with their email and phone call responses. They are cheerful and professional. We were thankful they set up and tore down all the tables and chairs as well as took care of trash removal during the entire event. There is a very nice area for both the bridal and grooms parties to get ready, the stone room under the deck was an enjoyable place for the cocktail hour, and the center space in the barn makes for a perfect dance floor. Our ceremony was in August so the tall corn and hay bails were a nice backdrop for pictures. There is plenty of space in the back yard for lawn games and the large deck makes for a great place to socialize. We would recommend this venue to anyone.
I am so happy that my husband and I were recently able to host our wedding reception at Cross Keys Barn. Through the entire process, Karen went above and beyond to help make our reception a fantastic experience. Not only is she invested in the success of events at the Barn, she is a delightful person to work with! The barn is absolutely beautiful, from the bridal suite to the main room to the downstairs stone area. And the view from the barn is gorgeous; our guests loved taking pictures both inside the barn and outside with the mountain backdrop! The indoor and outdoor areas provide ample space for a wonderful array of options for guests during cocktail hour on through the evening, from lawn games to the fire pits to formal seating. Our many guests from out of state were "wowed" by the venue! Thank you Karen for your enthusiasm and support! Chase and I are thrilled to have celebrated our marriage with beloved family and friends at Cross Keys Barn.