Wedding Barns are a classic choice for a quintessential English wedding, as we have so many beautiful wedding barn venues throughout the UK and in and around Cumbria . Barns are the perfect choice for those of you who'd like something that's relaxed, romantic and in the beautiful countryside. Enjoy the countryside views, beams strewn with delicate fairy lights and bunting and beautiful photo opportunities, all while enjoying modern heating and sound systems. Most wedding barn venues allow 'dry hire' where you have carte blanche to choose your own caterers and suppliers.
Country barn venues are fantastic 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 lots of space for your guests to spread out, and for children to run around. As some wedding barns are part of working farms, you may find there are even some animals present on your wedding day!
Barns work for weddings of all amounts of guests, as they come in a range of sizes. Some barns in Cumbria have several rooms connected so that you can hold the ceremony and wedding breakfast 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 rustic and boho.
- You're dreaming of a country wedding
- You want flexibility when it comes to the reception and ceremony set-up.
- You want something that works in every season.
Barn Wedding Venues in Cumbria FAQ
How much will I have to pay to hire a barn for my wedding?
Some couples are surprised to find that barns can cost the same as mansion house wedding venues. As rustic wedding venues are increasingly in demand, barns are very popular with UK brides, which means that you’ll have to be a little flexible with your wedding date to save some pennies. Consider marrying on a weekday, or in an off-peak season. 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.
What themes work well at a barn wedding venue?
Classic English garden and vintage wedding themes are ideal for a barn, as 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 in Cumbria - 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.
Won’t a barn venue be cold?
The short answer is, no! Whether they’re modern and renovated or traditional and picturesque, 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?
As some barns in Cumbria 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.
What if my guests want to stay over?
Unlike a hotel or manor house wedding venue, barn wedding venues are less likely to have accommodation on site. Some barns in Cumbria 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.