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 12 November 2019 • Written By Caroline Hendry

The most beautiful barn wedding venues in the UK

If you dream of a rustic wedding day in the countryside then a barn wedding venue would suit the style of your big day beautifully. From chic and modern barns to authentic and rustic settings, you are sure to find the style of barn that is perfect for you.

With so many stunning barn venues to choose from, it can feel overwhelming, so we have done the hard work for you and shortlisted the most beautiful rustic barn wedding venues in the UK. So whether it's a beautiful barn venue with an industrial edge, a traditional stone barn or a rustic barn complete with exposed beams and sprawling countryside views, you will find something to suit your taste, style and budget.

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Botleys Mansion, Surrey

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.

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Cripps Barn, Gloucestershire 

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.

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Cain Manor, Hampshire

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.

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Healey Barn, Northumberland

Found in the tranquil countryside of the Tyne Valley, Healey Barn was converted into a wedding venue in 2015 and perfectly blends rural charm with luxury details. The original stone barn has been beautifully restored and modernised with the addition of underfloor heating and canopies of fairy lights draped from the original wooden beams, along with restored original details like the impressive stone fireplace. The Long Barn is a magical setting for a wedding ceremony and can accommodate up to 140 guests, it can also suit standing receptions of up to 200 guests. The sun-filled courtyard is another selling point of this charming barn, sheltered on all sides, it’s a real suntrap and would be the perfect place to host your pre and post-ceremony drinks, guests can take in the sweeping Northumberland views and discover plenty of beautiful photo opportunities.

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Notley Abbey, Oxfordshire

This Grade-II 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.

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The Barn at Avington, Hampshire

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.

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Hales Hall and the Great Barn, Norfolk

With its imposing ‘queen post’ roof, exposed wooden beams and thatched roof, this majestic Tudor Barn is an impressive setting for a wedding in the countryside. This is the largest brick built barn in the country - making it ideal for a larger wedding celebration. The venue seats 200 guests comfortably and can also accommodate standing receptions of up to 300, there is also the ability to add a marquee if you have more than 300 guests attending. Underfloor heating keeps this large wedding venue feeling cosy. There are lots of hidden gems such as The Gallery - the perfect chill out area for guests who want somewhere quieter but don’t want to miss any of the fun - or it’s an ideal setting for canapes and Champagne after your ceremony. You also can opt to book accommodation for up to 25 guests at Hales Hall.

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Stone Barn, Gloucestershire

Stone Barn in Gloucestershire is ideal for couples wanting to celebrate in a barn that has an industrial edge. Stone Barn has all the charm you would expect from a traditional barn wedding venue as you approach the Cotswold stone building and is even more magical inside. Head through the doors and you are met with high ceilings, cascades of fairy lights, roaring fires and a vast open kitchen. The venue can host ceremonies inside or outside for up to 200 guests, with a maximum evening capacity of 250. Despite being a larger wedding venue, soft lighting and a warm atmosphere mean this venue maintains a friendly family feel. The perfect wedding venue for foodies, Stone Barn’s impressive open kitchen means you and your guests can watch your meal being prepared over open flames.

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Tythe Barn, Oxfordshire

A 14th-century barn that is packed full of character, 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 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 the Tythe Barn to make it even more unique.

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Lillibrooke Manor and Barns, Berkshire

This unique Berkshire wedding venue is a Grade II listed building in the heart of the Thames Valley. Lillibrooke Manor is one of the largest Grade II 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.

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Almonry Barn, Somerset 

Believed to be the oldest barn in England to host weddings, Almonry Barn in Somerset is a gorgeous venue that is packed full of historic and character. This 800 year-old setting is perfectly poised in the Somerset countryside and historically was used by monks to give ‘alms’ to passing pilgrims and travellers. Today the barn has been lovingly restored by a mother and daughter team and the attention to details is impeccable. Flower beds, an apple orchard and landscaped gardens add to the charm of this blank canvas wedding venue. 

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Clock Barn, Hampshire

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.

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Winters Barns, Kent 

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.

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Tithe Barn at Ufton Court, Berkshire

Nestled within 16 acres of grounds, Ufton Court is not only a gorgeous Grade I listed Manor House, it is also home to Tithe Bar - a beautiful 16th-century barn where you can celebrate your wedding day. As your guests approach the venue, they will drive up the sweeping driveway lined with oak trees, it’s hard to believe that this is just a short distance from Reading and within easy driving distance of the M3 and M4. Weddings at Ufton Court are a bespoke occasion and your dedicated wedding coordinator works with you to create your own unique special day. Just to make weddings at Ufton Court even more meaningful, 100% of profits made from weddings at the venue are donated to the venue’s children’s charity.

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Cooling Castle Barn, Kent

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.

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Dodford Manor, Northamptonshire

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.

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Burley Manor, Hampshire

Located within the picturesque New Forest, Burley Manor is a stunning destination for a rustic celebration in the countryside. The venue’s onsite barn is the perfect place to host your guests. High ceilings, exposed beams and lots of natural light make this venue such a pretty setting for your wedding day. The venue is also licenced for civil ceremonies, say your vows in front of the impressive brick fireplace with adjacent views of the neighbouring deer park. You and your guests can then enjoy a drinks reception while the team at Burley Manor transform the room ready for a sumptuous feast created with the best of British produce.

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Silchester Farm, Hampshire

Found in the historic village of Silchester, Silchester Farm is a family farm that offers a magical setting for your barn wedding. The traditional oak-framed Threshing Barn is the gem of this venue with exposed oak beams and wooden panelled walls that are perfect for a rustic celebration. The bare brick walled Oak House would be a beautiful setting for your reception drinks, while the Silchester Farm bar area has the feeling of an old English country pub, complete with oak bar and atmospheric lighting. This blank canvas venue offers the perfect rustic setting where you can then add all your own special finishing touches.

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Bury Court Barn, Surrey

Dating back to the 17th-century, Bury Court Barn was a thriving hop village and became a lush plant farm in the 1990’s, before transforming into the beautiful wedding venue that is is today. The original threshing barn has been renovated and restored in 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 plenty of beautiful wedding photographs. The barn itself has high ceilings, oak beams and exposed stone walls that add to the rustic style of this setting.

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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 venue, will a barn wedding 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 the 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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