Barns are a classic choice for an English wedding, as we have so many beautiful barn wedding venues throughout the UK. With their gorgeous rustic feel and wooden interiors, barns are perfect for couples who want something relaxed yet romantic. Enjoy the countryside views, beams strewn with fairy lights and bunting and beautiful photo opportunities, all while enjoying modern heating and sound systems.
Barn venues are ideal if you’ve always dreamed of a countryside wedding, as by their nature they tend to be in beautiful rural areas, with fabulous views of rolling fields. As well as lots of peace and quiet, this means plenty of space for your guests to spread out. As some barn venues are part of working farms, you may find there are even some animals present at your wedding day!
Barns work for weddings of all sizes, as they come in a range of sizes. Some barns have several rooms connected so that you can hold the ceremony and reception in separate spaces. Others are smaller and will have everything in one place, so don’t worry if you’re dreaming of an intimate barn wedding.
Barn wedding venues are perfect for you if:
You love everything vintage.
You're a fan of the countryside.
You want flexibility when it comes to the reception and ceremony set-up.
You want something that works in every season.
Barn Wedding Venues FAQ
What wedding themes work well at a barn wedding?
Classic English garden and vintage wedding themes are ideal for a barn. The natural textures, stones and woods work perfectly together. However, you shouldn’t feel that you can only have a rustic wedding theme! You can easily throw a glamorous black tie wedding in a barn venue - simply hang chandeliers and add plenty of luxurious floral arrangements and candles to your tables. Festival weddings and more casual, colourful themes are also brilliant in barn venues, as the colours really pop.
Are barn wedding venues cold?
No - most barn wedding venues will have heating systems installed to prevent your guests getting cold if the weather isn’t great. As well as central heating, you may also have the option of fire pits or patio heaters for the outdoor spaces. If you’re having a winter barn wedding, then you should be well taken care of, but you may want to provide blankets in case the evening gets chilly!
Can I have fireworks at my barn wedding venue?
It varies from venue to venue, so we recommend checking with your venue before booking any fireworks. to As some barns are part of farms, they often have restrictions on fireworks to avoid scaring animals. This also applies to sky lanterns and non-natural confetti. If you’re dreaming of fireworks at your barn wedding, we recommend filtering your barn venue search by Fireworks Permitted.
Do barn wedding venues have accommodation?
Unlike a hotel or manor house wedding venue, barn wedding venues are less likely to have accommodation on site. Some barns may have nearby cottages or B&Bs as part of their grounds, but often you’ll have to travel a little further afield for guest accommodation. Consider putting on transport or arranging taxis for your guests, and making a weekend in the country out of it.
How can I save money on a barn wedding venue?
As rustic wedding venues are increasingly in demand, we recommend considering a weekday wedding or marrying in the off season to save money. Barn venues look just as beautiful in early Spring and late Autumn as they do in Summer, so you can afford to pick a season with less competition.