When I first looked at the info for the wedding Mike Sherman and I did this past Saturday, I had to do a double take when I saw the words “barn” and “Grayslake” in the same paragraph.  Sure enough, we drove up to Grayslake and found the beautiful Byron Colby Barn.  The rain let up for us in time for us to load our equipment into the large main room, where Italian string lighting lit up gorgeous wood floors.  We knew it was going to be a great day!

Byron Colby Barn Setup

Rain? What Rain?

Our bride and groom were just grinning ear to ear when we met them… you could tell immediately they were just thrilled to be married!  They had set up a nice sunny signature cocktail being served in one of the most interesting parts of the Byron Colby Barn- the silo bar!  The entry to the silo was about 20 feet away from the music set up, and yet going into it you couldn’t hear hardly a peep- it was nice that guests had a place to grab drinks while not interrupting the flow on the dance floor and vice versa.  From what we gathered, whistling echoes was becoming a trend in the silo bar that evening 🙂

Byron Colby Barn Group Pic

Byron Colby Barn

The Byron Colby Barn also had an adorable little upstairs section which had an open view to the dance floor below.  It made for a great place for guests to take a break, enjoy their cocktails and still get to watch all the action from a bird’s eye view!  All the wood in the room made for great acoustics, too, so unless you were escaping to the silo bar for a moment, you’d still be in earshot of the fun almost anywhere in the Byron Colby Barn.

It was great to find out that such a wonderful and rustic barn setting exists so close to Chicago and its suburbs!  The back windows offered scenic views you wouldn’t think you could find out of the countryside.  Certainly, Felix and Fingers would be more than happy to entertain at the Byron Colby Barn again!  You can find out more about the Byron Colby Barn here.  To book Felix and Fingers for your next event, visit www.felixandfingers.com.

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