The Best UK Barn Wedding Venues
So, you have decided that a barn would be your perfect wedding venue. It’s chic rustic beams decorated with fairy lights, luscious greenery draping the tables and wide open space for couples to embrace a blank canvas to create a wedding to remember. We know A LOT of barn wedding venues, so we’ve picked out some of our favourites from across the country to get you inspired.
The beautiful Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire blends the rustic beauty of a barn with up-to-date details that their couples love – including atmospheric lighting both inside and out, and clever climate control to keep your guests cool or cozy in all seasons. Brides can get exclusive use of all their barns, which include separate ceremony and reception barns, a bridal suite for the morning (affectionately known as bridal base camp), and a chill-out bar barn. Plus, Dodford Manor doesn’t charge daytime corkage – a serious plus for brides on a budget.
London brides who are dreaming of a rustic barn wedding will love the gorgeous Gaynes Park in Essex, as it’s just over an hour’s drive from central London. This venue works in every season, but especially for spring and summer weddings as there are plenty of options for outdoor ceremonies. Tie the knot in the open-sided Gather Barn, the beautiful Walled Garden or The Orangery, or for a church wedding, visit All Saints; a Grade I listed church just a few miles from Gaynes Park.
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You know you’re in safe hands with the fabulous team at Winters Barn near Canterbury, as they’re a Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards Winner! This venue is stunning both inside and out, thanks to the pretty courtyard garden and wedding arch, and if it’s a historical look you’re after, the original wooden features at Winters Barn date back to 1600! Despite their history, the barns here flow like a modern wedding venue, which means your day will easily progress from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast and onto the evening festivities.
Thanks to the peaceful lake, fairy light-covered verandah and surrounding countryside, Sandhole Oak Barn has one of the prettiest settings on this list! If you want to marry outside, then you can tie the knot under the Clock Tower overlooking the water, or you can get married in the oak-beamed ceremony barn with up to 140 of your nearest and dearest. There’s even a small barn that can be used as a chill-out room or creche for younger guests.
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The medieval barns at Caswell House in the Cotswolds are one of the most picturesque places we can think of to tie the knot. The grounds are something special too, thanks to the ancient orchard, moat with a bridge (perfect for taking photographs), and walled courtyard garden filled with traditional English blooms. And the best bit? The venue has stunning accommodation on site, so you and the wedding party have got somewhere to get ready on the wedding morning and a place to crash at the end of the big day – the perfect barn wedding venue in Oxfordshire.
You can’t get more romantic or secluded that Trevenna Barns in Cornwall. This cluster of authentic barns is set in a massive 142 acres of countryside, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll be able to appreciate the view from the light and airy Threshing Barn or the Garden Venue, or take advantage of the sunshine by marrying under the wooden Arbour. It’s the perfect destination for brides wanting to head south for their big day too, as the on-site barn accommodation can sleep up to 40 people.
This charming barn in rural Oxfordshire is perfectly placed for brides out of London and Oxford, and is packed with gorgeous original features and pretty touches. For spring or summer brides, the large lawn is ideal for outdoor ceremonies and garden games, and the festoon lit barn and wooden bar are beautifully cozy for the colder months. Lains Barn is a popular wedding venue so be prepared to book more than a year in advance for summer dates.
A stunning collection of barns nestled in the countryside of the West Midlands, and currently undergoing a careful restoration process for a historic meets contemporary vibe. You’ll find yourself celebrating your love in a charming 1920s Orangery and dining in a glass-walled Oak Barn, taking in the incredible views. There’s a beauty booth for any pre-wedding preparations you need to take, plus there’s no corkage fee for any daytime drinks you’d like to bring. It really is a wedding venue with the “wow” factor.
Since it opened as an exclusive-use wedding venue in 2016, Blackwell Grange has been one of the country’s best up and coming barn venues. We’re not surprised, as they have a fabulous planning team behind them, including award-winning caterers Galloping Gourmet. You’ll love the historic Thatch Barn with its huge fireplace for the ceremony, and the light and contemporary Orchard Barn is the perfect place to hold your wedding breakfast and dance the night away. You’ll even get your own on-site honeymoon cottage!
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This quirky barn setting and their creative team are a great option for couples who want something a little bit different for their big day. There are plenty of ceremony options here, from the village church at the end of the gardens to the wisteria-clad pergola or one of the two gorgeous barns for your wedding ceremony or reception. There’s even space for weddings with over 220 guests, an adorable Shepherd’s Hut on-site for the newlyweds, and a helicopter landing pad for that celebrity-inspired entrance!
We all know the Cotswolds is brimming with wildlife and rolling hills – the perfect setting for a beautiful barn wedding. Traditionally a grain store dating back to 1702, Oxleaze Barn is situated on an organic Cotswold farm and styled and restored to reflect the Gloucestershire countryside surrounding it. The stunning stonework makes a gorgeous backdrop for a ceremony and wedding breakfast, whilst there’s no need to worry about the temperamental British weather with the underfloor heating and glorious open fireplace.
This stunning waterfront wedding venue has three interlinking barns with a sleek modern look – perfect if you’re after a less rustic feel. There’s a huge space for indoor ceremonies, as well as the option for an outdoor wedding on The Terrace overlooking the waters of the Mill Pond. There as so many extras at this barn that often you forget to consider; exclusive use for the whole day, on-site accommodation for you and your guests, plus no corkage fee so you can bring your own drinks – great if you’re on a tighter budget!
A gorgeous pair of 17th century grade II listed barns, the mesmerising setting amongst the natural stone and original timber beams makes for the most stunning wedding location, starting from the moment you begin getting ready in their private dressing room, through your wedding ceremony and onto the evening celebrations. The Ashes are actually set on the foothills of the Peak District National Park, and comes, as you would expect, with incredible views across the fifty acre estate and beyond – just imagine the photos.
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