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Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Marquee Site / Rent my Field
Dry Hire Available
Outside Caterers Permitted
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Exclusive use
- Dry Hire
- Welcome to use your own caterers
- Beautiful scenery for photographs
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes, we offer you exclusive use and access over a 3 day period.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, we can host ceremonies at Bake Barn
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes, we have our covered loggia in the courtyard so you can marry in the open air but still be under a licenced premise.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
We do not charge corkage, you are welcome to bring in your own wine and manage the service of your drinks as you wish.
Can we use our own caterers?
Of course, you can bring in whomever you like. We have a fully fitted kitchen for them to use, with chillers and oven, a crockery store too.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
We are very relaxed and permit access the day before for deliveries and set up.
What time does the reception need to finish?
We don't actually have a curfew. The venue is so private with no neighbours so if you wanted to party all night, you could!
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
Are fireworks allowed?
Sadly we do not permit fireworks due to the arable fields surrounding the venue, we don't want our corn fields ablaze.
Is confetti allowed?
yes but we prefer biodegradable.
Are candles allowed?
yes but they are best inside a holder such as a hurricane lamp or voitive
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
We don't have any accommodation on site.
Is there accommodation on site?
None, other than space to camp.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes, there are lovely B&Bs and pubs nearby.
About Bake Barn
Bake Barn is restored shooting lodge hidden on the Fonthill Estate in Wiltshire. Available to dry hire, it is a rustic, rural and romantic space. Surrounded by rolling fields, Bake Barn is in a secluded area with no neighbours and no curfew.
Bake Barn is one of three gorgeous venues available for weddings on the Fonthill Estate. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the south Wiltshire Downs, Bake Barn offers privacy for the biggest celebration of your life. Sheltered by a perimeter wall, the barn sits within its own courtyard and is licenced to host ceremonies inside and out. Bake Barn is an understated venue where you can create your perfect day. Inside we have exposed the natural beauty of the building with its stone walls, timber rafters and wooden floor. Dress, drape and hang decorations as you see fit. The main room has a fireplace at one end which provides a great focal point for flowers and fairy lights, or in winter simply light the fire and gather round. Upstairs there is a versatile space for ceremonies or you could transform this into a snug, a bar, a photobooth or even a casino.
Outside part of the courtyard is laid to lawn where you could erect a marquee or tipi, or just scatter hay bales for seating during your drinks reception. The central area is covered with gravel then on the far side is a covered loggia. The loggia and the barn are both licensed for civil ceremonies, but come nightfall, the loggia is a great sheltered space for your bar with an enormous fire-pit at one end. Sip cocktails in the open air, gossip round the fire pit and party under the stars. With no neighbours and therefore no light pollution, you are quite likely to be blessed with a starry night.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Bake Barn is offered for hire on a dry hire basis so you have greater control over your budget. We do not have in-house caterers, nor do we offer packages. However if you'd like some recommendations we can provide you with a list of tried and tested sup