28 of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in the UK

Add some rustic romance to your wedding day by saying 'I do' at one of these breathtaking barn wedding venues

Updated on 09 April 2024 • Written By Naomi Grant

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28 of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in the UK

The sun is shining, there’s nothing but luscious green fields for miles around, and birds are singing in the background as a perfect soundtrack to the day. Idyllic, right? Now imagine that as the backdrop to your special day, and you’ve got yourself a barn wedding in the UK.

If you’ve always dreamt of a rustic wedding day, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life to say ‘I do’ in tranquil surroundings, then a barn wedding venue could be for you. Whether you still want something super chic that comes with all the frills, or a place that’s a little more rustic and stilettos can be left at home, you’re sure to find a style to suit you amongst this list.


We understand that it can feel a little overwhelming when looking for your venue, and even after deciding to settle on a barn, there’s still a plethora of options to choose from. Whether it’s location, size, or budget that takes priority for you, we’ve whittled down our top picks across the country so that you don’t have to. You’ll find barns with a more industrial edge, traditional stone options, or ones with exposed beams and sprawling countryside views. One thing that they do all have in common though, is a more informal approach to the big day, regardless of whether you’ve gone down the contemporary route or something more rustic.

Take a look through our list to explore the best of what the UK has to offer, from North Yorkshire wedding barns to venues all the way down south, and everywhere in between. Each comes with its own package on offer too, so you can do as much or as little planning as you’d like, to make your wedding day as truly special as you deserve.

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Tudor Barn Eltham, London

Tudor Barn

What: Looking for a magnificent barn venue with medieval charm? Tudor Barn is an excellent choice for anyone keen to tie the knot in a traditional 16th-century barn. Surrounded by thirteen acres of parkland and a medieval moat, this historic gastropub is certain to provide guests with everything they need under one roof. Accommodating up to 300, Tudor Barn Eltham is an ideal venue for impressive ceremonies. The venue includes two expansive outdoor areas that make beautiful backdrops for your wedding photos and alfresco drinks. The option to create a bespoke wedding menu with your choice of food and drink alterations is also included. 
Where: Eltham, SE9 6SZ
Find out more: Tudor Barn Eltham

Stock Farm Wedding and Events Barn, Cheshire

Stock Farm Wedding and Events Barn

What: Nestled within the beautiful Cheshire countryside sits the whimsical 18th-century farmhouse, Stock Farm Wedding and Events Barn. At Stock Farm, you can discover spectacular backdrops at every turn with surrounding meadows, woodlands, and golden fields perfect for adventure lovers. Accommodating up to 200 guests with additional access to the stables barn, spacious garden, and courtyard, Stock Farm is an ideal venue for both grand and small-scale celebrations. Let your imagination run wild and curate your perfect day with Stock Farm’s team of excellent wedding planners, who are determined to assist during the planning up to the execution of your day. After the ceremony, unwind in front of their open fire and recollect the most wholesome moments of your wedding day. 
Where: Altrincham, WA14 3QF
Find out more: Stock Farm Wedding and Events Barn

Bury Court Barn, Surrey

Bury Court Barn

What: Dating back to the 17th-century, Bury Court Barn was a thriving hop village and became a lush plant farm in the 1990s, before transforming into the beautiful wedding venue that is is today. The original threshing barn has been renovated and restored into a stunning event venue that is simply perfect for wedding celebrations. As you would expect from this former plant farm, the gardens are meticulously cared for and offer the perfect natural setting for wedding photographs. The barn itself has high ceilings, oak beams and exposed stone walls that add to the rustic style of this setting.
Where: Farnham, GU10 5LZ
Find out more: Bury Court Barn

Cain Manor, Hampshire

Cain Manor

What: This modern country house is brimming with character, from the old oak floors to the charming gardens surrounding it. The Music Room is the barn-style venue in question, boasting a natural light-filled setting under the building’s wooden beams. With a capacity of up to 123 guests for ceremony and banquet, or 170 for an evening shindig, this is an ideal countryside setting for a relaxed wedding in Hampshire. Cain Manor is also equipped with a spacious bridal suite along with twelve additional suites for guests, an in-house wedding planner and a team of top-notch chefs.
Where: Churt Road, Headley Down, GU35 8SR
Find out more: Cain Manor

Long Furlong Barn, West Sussex

Long Furlong Barn

What: Tethered with history and connected to the Jenkin family, Long Furlong Barn is a truly unique venue with majestic architectural charm and agricultural significance. Encompassed by a wealth of the West Sussex countryside this contemporary rustic barn is a fabulous option for couples who are after truly picturesque surroundings with an enchanting landscape. Accommodating 130 guests for a sit-down meal, and 200 for standing guests, the flexibility of Long Furlong makes it a highly sought-after location for all. Head outdoors for a delicious cocktail and watch the sunset as you absorb the charm of the countryside.
Where: Worthing, BN13 3XN
Find out more: Long Furlong Barn

Childerley Long Barn, Cambridge

Childerley Long Barn

What: Situated within acres of romantic gardens and magnificent lawns, and positioned on the outskirts of Cambridge, is Childerley Long Barn. It boasts historical ties, having been the site of the detainment of King Charles and its large association with the Jenkins family, and provides a beautifully rustic backdrop. With 19th-century timber-framed barn, your guests are destined to be in awe upon arrival. Accommodating up to 180 guests, you also have the chance to say ‘I do’ outside in its stunning garden landscape.
Where: Cambridgeshire, CB23 8BA
Find out more: Childerley Long Barn

Farbridge Barn, Sussex

Farbridge Barn

What: Nestled in the rolling downlands of the South Downs National Park, amongst a discrete oasis of natural beauty is Farbridge. An enchanting setting for matrimonial events, Farbridge exudes charm with bright interiors and a sunlit courtyard. Exchange your vows amidst a fairytale setting with romantic decor and delicate twinkling tea lights. Accommodating up to 150 guests, the Farbridge offers uniquely crafted wedding menus in addition to their bespoke wedding packages. Dance your evening away in The Meadow Barn and share a kiss under the stars. 
Where: West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0JT
Find out more: Farbridge Barn

Almonry Barn, Somerset

Almonry Barn

What: Steeped in history and built by monks, Almonry Barn is a truly monumental location, renowned as England's oldest wedding barn, dating back to medieval times. The venue is furnished with many charming original features, including medieval hexfoils carved by monks. Almonry Barn is truly a sacred and significant space, undoubtedly an ideal location to tie the knot. Bursting with character, the barn spotlights old doorways and arrow-slit windows with an additional bar which is set the stables – with its original hay racks for the plough horses still in place. 
Where: Law Lane, Langport, TA10 0DQ
Find out more: Almonry Barn

Chaucer Barn, Norfolk

Chaucer Barn

What: Chaucer Barn is nestled within the beautiful North Norfolk countryside, and situated amongst 20 acres of exquisite landscaped gardens and grounds. Despite being a barn venue, Chaucer Barn does not fall short of glamour. The award-winning Chaucer Barn is perfect for both intimate and large events year-round. With multiple spaces available for matrimonial ceremonies you’re certain to find a setting to suit you and your guests' needs. 
Where: Holt Road, Gresham, NR11 8AD
Find out more: Chaucer Barn

Middle Coombe Farm Farmhouse and Cider Barn, Devon

Middle Coombe Farm and Cider Barn

What: An unforgettable countryside wedding venue, hidden away in a sheltered valley, free from light and noise pollution, sits this Grade ll-listed farmhouse. Middle Coombe is a 16th-century rustic estate, set amid woodland providing sensational views across the Devon countryside. Unlock the doors to your festival-themed do for the ultimate wedding experience and celebrate your day surrounded by the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Couples will have a broad selection of wedding packages to choose from and an array of interesting features.
Where: Tiverton, EX16 7QQ
Find out more: Middle Coombe Farm Farmhouse and Cider Barn

The Great Barn, Devon

The Great Barn

What: This fabulously modern barn features rustic architecture combined with spacious interiors. A delightful organic menu showcases locally sourced ingredients, along with a broad selection of divine wines and cocktails. With an additional Roundhouse attachment to the barn, couples can also create an endearing child-friendly area to keep the kids busy and entertained throughout the day.
Where: Exeter, Devon, EX6 7QP
Find out more: The Great Barn

Whistle Barn, Derbyshire

Whistle Barn

What: In search of the ultimate barn venue for foodies? This elegant and enchanting barn should be top of your list. With exquisite dining options, all forged with the freshest and finest ingredients, Whistle Barn is a prime pick. Feast your eyes on the barns' lovingly restored interiors and captivating traditional pub, a harmonious addition to the scenic surroundings overlooking the shimmering lake and wildflower meadows. With a large capacity accommodating up to 150 guests, you’ll have just enough room to include plus ones. If you want to avoid the fuss of locating local vendors, explore Whistles' curated list.
Where: Long Lane, Heanor, DE75 7JF
Find out more: Whistle Barn

Stone Barn, Gloucestershire

Stone Barn

What: Head to Stone Barn for a traditional Cotswold venue bursting with period charm. This elegant and characterful location makes it a dazzling choice for couples who want a traditional setting with bountiful elegance and glamour. With sizable interiors and cozy decor Stone Barn is a tremendous choice for both intimate and grand celebrations. Embark on a memorable culinary experience whilst dining at the Stone Barn, with an array of soulful dishes and sumptuous French rotisseries up for offer.
Where: Near Upper Windrush, Cheltenham, GL54 3RF
Find out more: Stone Barn

Thief Hall, North Yorkshire

Thief Hall

What: Situated in the gorgeous surrounding areas of Darlington, set in a lustrous and idyllic surrounding amongst the stunning rural beauty of the woodland, Thief Hall makes a truly picturesque and quintessentially English location for celebrations. Featuring exposed oak beam fixtures, North Yorkshire countryside, and sensational sunsets. And If you're considering beginning your honeymoon with Thief Hall, you can expect to awaken in a five-star cottage to a fabulous breakfast spread, a delightful and relaxing setting for you and your partner.   
Where:Thornton-le-Moor, Northallerton, DL7 9EH
Find out more: Thief Hall

Cripps Barn, Gloucestershire

Cripps Barn

What: If you are searching for the dream countryside wedding venue then it doesn’t get much better than an 18th-century stone barn in the Cotswolds. Cripps Barn beautifully combines a rustic country vibe with the polished finishing touches you would expect from a modern venue. Cotswold stone is juxtaposed with vast glass windows which allow plenty of natural light to flood in during the day, before glowing fires and fairy lights make for a magical evening setting. The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests for the ceremony and reception, with an evening capacity of 200. If you wish to host your ceremony on-site then you have the choice of saying ‘I do’ in the main barn or outside within the venue’s woodland glade.
Where: Fosscross Lane, Bibury, GL7 5BA
Find out more: Cripps Barn

Mythe Barn, Warwickshire

Mythe Barn

What: Tucked away in the Leicestershire countryside, Mythe Barn is a picturesque venue that has everything covered, from a space to get ready through to your first night as a married couple. Converted with weddings in mind, the venue boasts lots of natural light, space, and a natural flow from ceremony though to the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. There are two areas licensed for civil ceremonies including the garden gazebo, which can host up to 150 guests and is perfect for those sunny summer months. Of course, the food is also a key part of the day, and you’re in good hands here as the catering team will work alongside you to create a custom menu for your special day.
Where: Pinwall Lane, Atherstone, CV9 3PF
Find out more: Mythe Barn

The Old Kent Barn, Kent

The Old Kent Barn

What: This family-run wedding venue is nestled in the countryside near Folkestone, and was an idea born following a family wedding reception at the barn back in 2005. You can choose from ceremonies in the ‘new’ barn or outdoors by the bandstand with a rose and wisteria-covered aisle, giving an option for every season. The barn is traditional and rustic with its oak frame and is brought to life through the warm glow of twinkling fairy lights that are wrapped around the room. Meanwhile, the ‘old’ barn which was built 225 years ago, is kept for accommodation and is set within a well-polished landscape. When it’s time to get photo ready, the 2.5 acre gardens make the perfect backdrop with romantic roses, sweeping curved hedges and a lake garden with a lit fountain.
Where: Smersole Farm, Swingfield, CT15 7HF
Find out more: The Old Kent Barn

Botleys Mansion, Surrey

Botleys Mansion

What: The Atrium at Botleys is technically more of a conservatory than a barn, but we simply had to include it. This chandelier-lit glass-roofed space is the perfect setting for ceremonies, banquets of up to 250, an evening celebration with up to 500 guests. Botleys Mansion itself is set amongst 56 acres of Surrey Parkland, boasting an elegant bridal suite with excellent views, as well as 11 more suites for guests. There is an in-house wedding planning team to sort out the details in the run-up to the big day, and chefs will delight you and your guests with a sumptuous wedding breakfast.
Where: Stonehill Road, Chertsey, KT16 0AP
Find out more: Botleys Mansion

Notley Abbey, Oxfordshire

Notley Abby

What: This Grade ll-listed medieval country house is perfectly situated at just over an hour’s drive outside London. Offering pleasant gardens, gourmet wedding breakfasts and three licensed spaces, Notley Abbey really has it all. The Monks’ Refectory is a historic stone barn, with beams spanning the ceiling and hardwood floors, providing an ideal space for up to 172 seated wedding guests. On the off-chance the weather is good for your big day, the team at Notley Abbey also offer outdoor weddings.
Where: Aylesbury Road, Thame, HP17 8TN
Find out more: Notley Abbey

The Barn at Avington, Hampshire

The Barn at Avington

What: Situated on a working farm just outside of Winchester, The Barn at Avington is the ideal countryside setting for a peaceful and tranquil wedding day. Set just adjacent to the River Itchen, you will find plenty of stunning photo opportunities, along with the most beautiful backdrop for your big day. This venue hosts just a small number of weddings each year to ensure that every wedding planning couple receive the bespoke service and attention to detail that they deserve. This blank canvas industrial barn is a dream location for couples who want a unique wedding day. With capacity for up to 100 guests and on-site accommodation for 12 at the venue’s cottages, you can host a truly personal and intimate celebration at The Barn at Avington.
Where: The Barn, Avington, SO21 1BZ
Find out more: The Barn at Avington

Trevenna Barns, Cornwall

Trevenna Barns

What: You’ll be hard pushed to find somewhere more picturesque than Trevenna Barns, with the rolling hills of the Cornish countryside, flowers at every turn, and a choice of ceremony locations with a view of it all. Whether you’d like to say your vows within a chic barn with natural stone walls, or under a handmade wood and slate Arbour, there’s a choice of either here, both boasting breathtaking vistas. The venue can be hired out exclusively, where you’ll get a list of things, including accommodation across six barns and a farmhouse for up to 40 guests, two private bars, and a catering crew to design your menus. Don’t worry, you can add additional day guests of up to 120 people.
Where: Trevenna Farm, St Neot Liskeard, PL14 6NR
Find out more: Trevenna Farm

The Ashes Barn, Stoke-on-Trent

The Ashes Barn

What: Set at the foothills of the Peak District National Park, The Ashes Barns is surrounded by vibrant lawns, a picturesque pond, an apple orchard and bramble hedges. Beyond just beautiful views, these also double up as stunning backdrops for your wedding photographs. Make the most of the exclusive use, the no corkage drink settings, the wedding night suite included in the package, and so much more. If this wasn’t enough to convince you, maybe the fact that The Ashes Barns was voted the UK’s Best Wedding Venue in the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards will.
Where: Leek Road, Endon, ST9 9AX
Find out more: The Ashes Barn

The Tythe Barn, Oxfordshire

The Tythe Barn

What: A 14th-century barn that is packed full of character, The Tythe Barn in Oxfordshire offers a beautiful countryside setting for your rustic wedding day. The venue is family run and located at the heart of the family’s farm - you can’t really get much for authentic for a countryside wedding day. The Tythe Barn and adjoining Cow Shed can accommodate seated receptions for between 40 and 165 guests and the venue’s highly skilled caterers will work with you to create the perfect menu for the day that will suit your taste and your budget. One of the extra special parts of The Tythe Barn is ‘The Nook’, a dressing room for the bride with its own en-suite, mini kitchen and large ornate mirrors and chandeliers, meaning you can have some incredible ‘getting ready’ pics. Festoon lighting, a wood fired pizza oven, sweet carts and feature backdrops are all special additions you can add to your wedding at Tythe Barn to make it even more unique.
Where: Manor Farm, Launton, OX26 5DP
Find out more: The Tythe Barn

Lillibrooke Manor and Barns, Berkshire

Lillibrooke Manor

What: This unique Berkshire wedding venue is a Grade ll-listed building in the heart of the Thames Valley. Lillibrooke Manor is one of the largest Grade ll-listed barns in the south of England - with capacity for 170 guests seated or 220 guests standing. Choose from the intimate style of The Small Barn - ideal for ceremonies or up to 120 guests seated and also an ideal location for your drinks reception. For a traditional barn setting, The Great Barn will be the space for you - with exposed brickwork and wooden beams and backing onto The Great Barn Garden. The garden can be used for bouncy castles, law games, hog roasts or even fun fair rides so you can really make your barn wedding unique and keep your wedding guests fully entertained.
Where: Lillibrooke Manor Ockwells Road, Cox Green, Maidenhead, SL6 3LP
Find out more: Lillebrooke Manor and Barns

Clock Barn, Hampshire

Clock Barn

What: This quaint Hampshire wedding venue is found in the village of Whitchurch and is the perfect romantic retreat for your special day. On arrival your guests will be greeted by the iconic thatched roof clock that the barn is named after, this is just one of the charming characteristics this barn wedding venue has to offer. Expect traditional elements such as high ceilings and chunky wooden beams, just waiting to be adorned with fairy lights to light up your wedding ceremony. Immaculate gardens and sprawling meadows surround the venue and make it an ideal setting for a rustic celebration.
Where: Tufton Warren, Whitchurch, RG28 7RB
Find out more: Clock Barn

Winters Barns, Kent

Winters Barns

What: For am impressive wedding venue in the country, Kent is the destination that will leave you spoilt for choice. If you are looking to say ‘I do’ at a barn wedding venue in the garden of England then Winters Barns offers the perfect setting for your wedding day. Located in Canterbury, Winters Barns is a beautiful collection of barns that would be a picture perfect backdrop for your celebration. Vaulted ceilings and wooden beams create the romantic ambience you would want from a barn venue and the historic buildings are full of Kentish character. Built in the 1660’s, sympathetically refurbished and linked together, your wedding day can flow seamlessly from room to room.
Where: Nackington Road, Canterbury, CT4 7AY
Find out more: Winters Barns

Cooling Castle Barn, Kent

Cooling Castle Barn

What: Set within the tranquil Kent countryside, Cooling Castle Barn is a gorgeous venue choice for couples who want the look and feel of a rustic barn but with all the finishing touches of a modern venue. On arrival at Cooling Castle Barn, the impressive castle-inspired building is the first thing you will see but on exploring the location you will discover the heritage barn - an ideal location for your guests to gather and mingle before the ceremony, couples then have the choice of holding their ceremony in the beautiful gardens under the wedding pavillion or in the Fathom Barn - a calming and atmospheric place to say your vows. You can then celebrate your wedding reception in the beautiful Tithe Barn which comes complete with high ceilings and exposed beams.
Where: Cooling, Rochester, ME3 8DT
Find out more: Cooling Castle Barn

Dodford Manor, Northamptonshire

Dodford Manor

What: The beautifully rustic Dodford Manor is surrounded by 20 acres of stunning Northamptonshire countryside and is a magical setting for your special day. This multi-award winning, Grade II listed wedding venue includes The Grain Store - the perfect place to get ready the morning of the wedding, before heading to the historic Mortain Barn to say your wedding vows. Your guests will then celebrate your wedding with you within the impressive Oak Barn - with exposed wooden beams and floor to ceiling glass windows that give beautiful rural views across the countryside. As the night draws in, the barn is then transformed into a warm and cosy setting for the perfect party.
Where: Dodford, NN7 4SR
Find out more: Dodford Manor

Barn wedding venue FAQs

If you are considering a barn wedding celebration but not quite sure where to start, then our frequently asked questions are here to help to plan your special day with ease. 

I’m planning a rustic wedding, will a barn wedding venue suit my style?

Absolutely! The wonderful thing about getting married in a barn is that they are often blank canvas style wedding venues so you can really put your own stamp on them with festoon lighting, hay bales, hurricane lanterns and anything else that you love.

How much does a barn wedding venue cost?

Hiring a barn for your wedding varies in cost. Some dry hire barns - where you simply hire the barn and do everything else yourself - can start at as little as £500 to hire the space for the day. More professional style barns with sound systems, lighting and staff on-hand will run into the thousands.

What colours are good for a rustic wedding?

With the right details you can make almost any colour scheme have a rustic feel, but traditionally think of the colours you would find in nature, so deep greens, burnt oranges and neutral tones would all work well. 

How do I decorate a barn wedding venue?

One of the easiest ways to transform a barn wedding venue is with the lighting. Festoon lighting or fairy lights can we wrapped around wooden beams to create a warm and cosy feel. Wildflowers will also perfectly suit a barn wedding venue.

Can I get a dry hire barn wedding venue?

Smaller barn venues are often more likely to have a dry hire option. If you are keen to have your own caterers, source your own alcohol and don’t mind doing a bit of DIY, then a dry hire venue could suit you.

What is a rustic wedding venue?

A rustic wedding venue is a location that has a less formal and almost casual feel about it. Typically rustic wedding venues are farms, barns, yurts and teepees.

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