Wow factor barn wedding venues in the South West and Cotswolds

05 Jul 2018

If you hadn't considered a barn venue for your South West or Cotswold wedding, you will now. Take a look at these eight spell-binding settings...

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The Manor Barn, Wiltshire

Tucked away in the heart of Wiltshire, The Manor Barn is a privately owned, boutique wedding venue set in the grounds of the 17th century Grade II Manor House. Perfectly blending old and new, the barn retains its character but benefits from many modern touches. New for 2018 is the Wedding Suite situated within the Manor House, providing on-site bridal party preparation and wedding couple accommodation. The luxurious, private and completely self-contained accommodation is the perfect set-up to pamper the bride and is only a stone’s throw from the Barn when the happy couple need to rest their heads after the big day.


Gwel An Mor, Cornwall

Sea views, sparkling service and smiles. From rustic weddings in the yurt to glitz and glamour in the marquee-style events barn - whatever your vision, the team at Gwel An Mor take your dreams and turn them into your perfect day.

Nestled high above the Cornish fishing harbour of Portreath, the five-star resort has everything needed for the best day of your life: a barn and yurt licensed for your wedding ceremony, luxury lodges for your friends and family, a woodland valley that leads down to the sea for picture perfect moments, a spa for pre-wedding pampering and preening, an executive chef ready to create your wedding menu, award-winning service and even beautiful reindeer and owls ready to star in your wedding photos.

The wedding manager will be with you every step of the way – from the time you first visit until long after the moment you say "I do".

The Barn at Upcote, Gloucestershire

The Barn at Upcote consists of a number of stunning Cotswold barns in a beautiful courtyard setting. Flexibility and a relaxed yet professional atmosphere all come together to give you memories to last a lifetime. 

In the main Threshing Barn, 100 guests can be accommodated for your ceremony and for a formal wedding meal you also have the option to use the outdoor seating in the warmer weather. After the meal there is room for up to 150 guests for your evening reception. With so many different photo opportunities available, your photographer will be spoilt for choice. 


Pengenna Manor, Cornwall

An 800-year-old private family home set amid 300 beautiful acres of unspoilt countrside, Pengenna Manor is an exclusive venue that presents a stunning setting for your wedding day. Extending its offering to cater for even more happy couples, Pengenna Manor - which is located in Wadebridge - has unveiled a new wedding space, The Cowyard Barn. A 200-year-old building that has been sympathetically restored and re-purposed with the modern day couple in mind, The Cowyard Barn can accommodate wedding ceremonies and/or drinks receptions for up to 150 guests and a wedding reception dinner for up to 100 guests. 


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The Barn at Cott Farm, Somerset

The Barn at Cott Farm in East Chinnock is a spacious country wedding venue with a large timber barn and plenty of pretty outdoor space. Cott Farm is licensed to host civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. Choose from an outdoor ceremony at the wedding pergola with stunning countryside views, or indoors in the comfort of the barn.

The Barn comes fully furnished and has a capacity for up to 300 evening guests and 150 seated guests. Hire includes the day before your wedding to set up, neutral decorations, a choice of daytime and evening menus, a team of staff and a licensed bar. Cott Farm also has its own al fresco kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven and a campsite with luxury furnished bell tents.


The Green, Cornwall

As you coast gently downhill from the granite-speckled heights and wild, sweeping contours of Bodmin Moor, the open expanses give way to rolling dense woodland. In a wonderfully secluded spot, where lush hills tumble into the idyllic river valley below and a picture-perfect patchwork of orchards and meadows cloaks the horizon, you’ll find The Green. Your ready-made wedding village – wholly private and an endlessly pretty place to get married. Secluded in the stunning Cornish countryside with breathtaking views in all directions, this collection of barns offers the perfect setting year round for your wedding. With tons of indoor and outdoor space the venue's ethos is one of flexibility. You and your guests will be accommodated in the five-star accommodation and the team will take care of you every step of the way.


Upton Barn & Walled Garden, Devon

Upton Barn & Walled Garden in Cullompton exudes warmth and charm and offers a stylish yet relaxed setting for an idyllic wedding. This much-loved family home offers complete exclusivity for weddings of up to 156 guests. Registered for civil ceremonies, couples can choose to say their vows either beneath the oak arbour within the Walled Garden or inside The Cider Barn with its romantic lighting, soaring oak trusses, polished concrete floor and floor to ceiling window.

The dramatic full height window in The Stable Barn fills the room with daylight while the elegant bespoke chandeliers, wall lights and timber interiors give a comforting warmth for a memorable wedding feast. The Press is a chic bar where guests can relax on the soft seating and socialise over drinks around the cosy wood-burning stove.

As evening falls and the gardens light up, guests can relax seated under the stars, listening to the crackle of the fire pits, or dance the night away in The Cider Barn.


Kingscote Barn, Gloucestershire

Set in the heart of 400 acres of scenic countryside with breathtaking views across its own secluded valley is the stunning 17th century Cotswold stone barn which has been lovingly restored to the highest possible standard. Licensed for ceremonies, the barn enables you to host your wedding in the same venue as the reception and evening celebration. From the beautiful Linhay to host your outdoor ceremony to toasting marshmallows under the stars, Kingscote Barn can create a truly bespoke day. 

The barn also provides a perfect reception venue following a church ceremony with seated capacity of 150 guests for the ceremony and dining and up to 200 guests for the evening.

As part of the unique facilities at Kingscote Barn, the venue can even offer you the use of its luxury accommodation for your wedding. Between the three self-catering cottages along with the bed and breakfast accommodation, Kingscote Barn offers your family and guests the epitome of comfort in this stunning location.


Order your copy of South West Bride or Cotswold Bride magazines and book your ticket to Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena in Exeter. 

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