Engaged and looking for a U.K. wedding venue that’s not your standard hotel or country house?
Renovated barns have been opening their doors to the wedding industry over the last few years and have become ideal venues for creating a fun-filled day with a difference.
Popular for a uniquely relaxed and stylish appearance, barns are perfect for creating a modern day wedding. With a rustic appearance and picturesque scenery, you often don’t even need to travel far away from the city to locate one of these U.K. gems!
1. Tythe Barn, Priston Mill
Location: Priston | Capacity: 140 | www.pristonmill.co.uk
Nestled in the lovely village of Priston, Tythe Barn is situated 6 miles from Bath and 12 miles from Bristol. With enclosed gardens and meandering path leading to the venue, it’s impossible not to instantly fall in love! Inside the reception area you will find an inviting space with comfortable seating and a wood burning stove; perfect for greeting guests and relaxing in the evening.
2. Cripps Barn
Location: Cirencester | Capacity: 150 | www.crippsandco.com
This authentic 18th century stone barn is situated in the stunning Cotswolds countryside, a stones throw from the well-renowned market town, Cirencester. The barn features flag stone floors, an open fire place and a large south facing terrace with fire-pits and a bonfire in the garden. Cripps Barn is known for their barbecues, rotisseries and feast style sharing platters served at the table.
3. Hyde House & Barns
Location: Stow-On-The-Wold | Capacity: 150 | www.hydehouse.co.uk
In 2018 Hyde House opened their new ceremony barn, The Grange. With a beautifully landscaped garden and far-reaching views across the Cotswolds countryside, this is an idyllic setting for a wedding. There is also accommodation in the main house with 20 modern and delightful rooms. Guests will have exclusive use of the venue and its ground for your entire wedding day.
4. The Mill Barns
Location: Bridgnorth | Capacity: 170 | www.themillbarns-venue.co.uk
The Mill Barns is a stunning waterfront venue offering couples exclusive-use of three magnificent oak framed wedding barns, luxury onsite accommodation, eight acres of mature landscaped gardens and mesmerising water features. They also have no corkage fee which is perfect for helping you plan within a budget!
5. Fitzleroi Barn
Location: Pulborough | Capacity: 120 | www.fitzleroibarn.co.uk
Set amongst the rolling hills and farmland of West Sussex, this 400 year old barn is full of rustic charm. The secluded location offers a tranquil setting for your wedding and features a large, enclosed courtyard for reception drinks and entertainment. With only one event per weekend, you will also have access the day before for set up and decoration.
6. Manor Farm Barn
Location: Bicester | Capacity: 100 | www.manorfarmtythebarn.co.uk
Manor Farm Barn was built during the 16th century in the picturesque village of Marsh Gibbon. The venue is conveniently located close to Bicester, Buckingham, Aylesbury and also the M40. The exposed beams and tall ceilings create a wonderful atmosphere and space to style as you like. Outside the barn is a beautiful and spacious walled garden ideal for your reception drinks.
7. Stokes Farm Barn
Location: Wokingham | Capacity: 100 | www.stokesfarmbarn.co.uk
Situated on a working farm, Stokes Farm Barn is an idyllic location with stunning countryside views across luscious fields. The animals are a real attraction with younger guests too! The Victorian timber barn is full of character, complete with a balcony bar and floor to ceiling windows.
8. Wick Farm
Location: Farleigh Hungerford | Capacity: 100 | www.wickfarmbath.co.uk
Set within 37 acres of peaceful countryside, Wick Farm is located 7 miles from the historic city of Bath. The ceremony takes place in the Upper Barn, with its beautiful high ceilings and 600 year old beams. Followed by drinks in the stunning garden overlooking the duck pond and open fields or in the winter drinks are served in the Lower Barn with its vaulted ceiling and oak floors.
9. Sheepdrove Organic Farm
Location: Hungerford | Capacity: 150 | www.sheepdrove.com
The interior design of this traditional barn is contemporary and spacious with a versatile open plan space. Tucked away in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty, yet only minutes from the M4, this is a fantastic location in rural Berkshire. Sheepdrove is also a working farm and has 9 en-suite rooms sharing a large farmhouse communal kitchen.
10. Stanford Farm
Location: Shrewsbury | Capacity: 200 (evening) | www.standfordfarm.co.uk
The Stables have been converted into a charming and rustic space, set within a stunning courtyard. The Bull Barn has been converted into a modern and stylish bar using recycled materials. Cow House, the most recent conversion, is a large open space which can hold up to 200 for your evening event. There is also on-site camping with toilets and showers included in the cost of your venue hire.
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