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The Barn at Gully Tavern

About Us

We're The Barn at Gully Tavern and we've been an event and wedding venue here in Rice, VA, since 2019. We're hands-on with our clients, offering wedding planning, photography, and multiple sites to choose from on the property. Family-owned, we started this business when two of our daughters were getting married in the same year and we built a venue for them. We decided to share the venue with other couples, and our unique endeavor was born. We're looking forward to growing our business to continue to serve Rice and the surrounding areas. We'd like to personally invite you to contact us today for weddings, parties, reunions, events, and so much more!

Our Story

We, Dawn and Robert Schmidt, decided to build a striking venue so that our daughters would have the perfect place to get married. With our great success, came the beginning of The Barn at Gully Tavern. After taking some time to get the name of the business out there and venue details completely ready, our family’s venue finally took off. Today, along with our daughters and sons-in-law, continue to work hands-on with our clients while looking forward to becoming one of the top wedding venues in the area.

As a unique event and wedding venue, providing the perfect space to make your memories count is The Barn at Gully Tavern's top priority. We have several locations on the property that you can choose from, with the set up and decorating executed exactly how you want, because it’s your day and it should be how you pictured it. We are always on-site during every event, so that if something happens, it can be fixed without worry.

As a business that is also local to Farmville Virginia, the convenience of having places to stay and eat that are close by helps them stand out. We also have on-site parking, because we believe that your day should be completely hassle-free. The Barn at Gully Tavern also has a beautiful pond that provides the perfect place for pictures and makes for a good escape if you need a break.

To the team at The Barn at Gully Tavern, details matter when it comes to your event. We provide vintage décor, linens, photography, and much more to make your event memorable for years to come. If you’re ready to commit to the perfect spot to celebrate life’s moments, give The Barn at Gully Tavern a call at 434-390-4561 or visit to learn more.

Areas Served

Amelia, VA | Appomattox, VA | Buckingham, VA | Charlotte County, VA | Chase City, VA | Chesterfield, VA | Cumberland County, VA | Farmville, VA | Goochland County, VA | Hanover County, VA | Henrico County, VA | Lynchburg, VA | Midlothian, VA | Nottoway County, VA | Petersburg, VA | Powhatan, VA | Prince Edward County, VA | Rice, VA | Roanoke, VA | South Hill, VA | Fairfax County, VA

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On 5/15/2024 Michael Charity had this to say:
Great venue

On 4/21/2024 Shawn 68 had this to say:
Everything about this place was amazing.

On 4/2/2024 Autumn Robertson had this to say:
The Barn at Gully Tavern was the perfect place for our big day. We got married on a Sunday in October and the barn was set perfect for it. I loved having a space to get ready with the girls and my husband found the bachelor room the perfect place to hangout with the guys. Robert and his wife helped make the process flawless they helped with setting up tables and making sure everything was ready to go on the day of. They were always available for a phone call and answered all my questions graciously. I would definitely suggest anyone to have their wedding here.

On 3/24/2024 Roy DjBig Richardson had this to say:
Yesterday I did a beautiful wedding at The Barns at Gully Tavern. Robert and Dawn was very friendly and their hospitality was off the chain. Their venue was gorgeous, and really a hidden diamond. Couples, if you're looking for that barn wedding reach out to them, you won't be disappointed. Thank you again for having DJ Big Entertainment at your venue. Blessings! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

On 11/14/2023 Katherine Colley had this to say:
Went to a wedding here and it was beautiful and staff were very helpful with people who had walking limitations.

Contact Us

The Barn at Gully Tavern
3041 Gully Tavern Rd Rice, VA 23966
Phone: (434) 390-4561

Near Farmville, Longwood University
Near Sailors Creek Battlefield

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Payment Types Accepted

Cash, Personal Checks

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM


Get ready to party! 🎉 The Barn at Gully Tavern isn't just for weddings. From birthday bashes to baby showers and graduation galas, we're your go-to for unforgettable celebrations! 🎈👶🎓 Spots open for May and June—book now! #PartyVenue #CelebrateInStyle #EventSpace #MayJuneFestivities

On 1/11/2024 this was posted:
Looking for the perfect spot to throw an enchanting birthday bash, an elegant wedding shower, or host a family reunion? The Barn at Gully Tavern can host it all! We still have availability for April and May!

Nestled in the charming countryside, our venue offers a blend of rustic elegance and modern comfort that sets the stage for any occasion. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, our versatile space adapts to bring your vision to life. Our dedicated team ensures every detail is polished to perfection, giving you the freedom to create memories without worry.

Give us a call at 434-390-4561 to book your private event before spots fill up!
Expires 6/1/2024

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Give us a call to book your next Birthday Party, Graduation Party, Baby and/or Wedding Shower, and even Corporate Events!

Did you know that we host more than just weddings? If you're looking for the perfect spot to host your next baby shower, wedding shower, family reunion or other types of parties, we can help! Give us a call to book your next party at The Barn at Gully Tavern!


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