13 beautiful barn wedding venues in the UK
04 Apr 2017
Planning a rustic wedding? Here are 13 of the UK's most beautiful barn venues
1. Bassmead Manor Barns, Cambridgeshire
Bassmead Manor Barns has been owned by the Squire Family since 1845 and is a large moated farmstead containing a Grade II listed farmhouse and numerous barns. A setting of choice for wedding ceremonies, the wonderful Rickety Barn is 300 years old, and has the capacity for 150 guests beneath its exposed beams and wrought iron chandeliers. Wedding breakfasts take place in the open plan space of the timber-framed Bridge Barn which overlooks the picturesque gardens.
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2. Eden Barn, Cumbria
Nestled below the stunning North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty is where you’ll find Eden Barn, an exclusive wedding venue that will immerse your guests in the charm and character of Cumbria’s enchanting Upper Eden Valley. Eden Barn is family-run business, offering a licensed wedding venue that allows you and your partner to exchange vows under the barn's captivating canopy of festoon lights.
3. Cott Farm, Yeovil
The Barn at Cott Farm is a spacious rustic wedding venue in South Somerset. The Barn comes furnished with handmade tables and wooden chairs to seat 130 guests, and can host up to 300 evening guests. There are flexible hire options, from choosing your own caterers and bringing your own wine with no corkage to all-inclusive packages. Guests can stay overnight in luxury furnished bell tents and The Barn at Cott Farm includes exclusive use from Friday to Monday to give you time to decorate and pack away.
4. Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire
Nestled at the end of a magnificent, tree-lined driveway lies Notley Abbey. An exclusive-use, country house wedding venue offering a civil ceremony licence both inside and out, elegant reception spaces, a delightful bridal suite plus eight further beautifully appointed guest suites, an expert in-house catering team and an incredible Monks’ Refectory in which to host your unforgettable wedding banquet and reception for up to 192 guests.
5. Cripps Barn, Cotswolds
With its secluded setting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Cripps Barn is perfect for a relaxed wedding, either inside the 18th century stone barn - or outside in the woodland glade. The original stone barn has high ceilings, a flagstone floor and an oversized open fireplace. The oak beamed dinning room features fairy lights and a beautiful brushed metal bar. Renowned for its food, the team at Cripps Barn use only the best ingredients and serve it simply in a feast style, on boards and in bowls at the centre of the tables.
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6. The Barn at Brynich, Brecon
Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, this 18th century barn is full of rustic charm and will be a beautiful, romantic setting for your wedding day. With its soaring ceilings, oak beams, open fire and flagstone floors it will provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 80 guests and 120 for the evening party, the barn also offers extensive grounds and on-site five-star accommodation.
7. The Fairfax Barn at Leeds Castle
The Fairfax Barn is a Kentish timber-framed building dating from 1680. This welcoming venue is ideal for larger evening receptions, accommodating up to 200 for an evening reception. The barn offers some of the most spectacular views of Leeds Castle and its moat, with double doors leading outside to a spacious terrace where your guests can mingle with drinks and canapés on a fine evening.
8. Ox Pasture Hall, Yorkshire
Ox Pasture Hall has been transformed into a luxury country house hotel and wedding venue. This beautiful and luxurious barn wedding venue combines rustic charm with elegant style and is perfect for both large and small weddings. Set in 17 acres of picturesque Yorkshire countryside, this charming luxury boutique hotel has spectacular views over the Yorkshire moors. The hotel is licensed for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies.
9. The Hayloft, Lake District
10. Rivington Hall Barn, Lancashire
Rivington Hall Barn is a family-run venue and the perfect location for couples looking for a unique place to hold their wedding. A Grade II listed building full of character and charm with huge Saxon beams, the barn is beautifully decorated with tiny fairy lights, carefully positioned spotlights and coloured up-lighters to create a truly magical atmosphere. Situated in a picturesque location surrounded by fields and woodland, the venue provides endless opportunities for your photographs.
11. Comrie Croft, Scotland
Comrie Croft is a wee bit different from a typical wedding venue. A 200-year-old farmstead, house and barn set around a courtyard, together with 231 acres of fields and woods, most of the time it’s an award-winning green destination for people camping, hostelling or mountain biking. Weddings at Comrie Croft are perfect for people wanting to create a truly unique and individual day, and with the blank canvas barn there is so much potential for you to put your craft skills into practice.
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12. Maidens Barn, Essex
Maidens Barn is a stylish converted barn set in the beautiful Essex countryside. The venue is licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies which can take place in the stunning Oak Barn or under the romantic wedding arbour in the venue's gardens. In the light and spacious Elm Barn, your guests will enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast, while the venue's resident DJ will make sure your evening reception is one to remember.
13. Tower Hill Barns, North Wales
Tower Hill Barns is nestled in the heart of the beautiful North Wales countryside. As a family-run venue, couples can enjoy genuine Welsh hospitality, while experiencing first-class service and the far-reaching mountain views. With Tower Hill Barns' stunning oak and sandstone buildings set amid rolling gardens and wildflower meadows, the setting is a wedding venue like no other.
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