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.
Barn wedding venues near me
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Cripps Barn, Gloucestershire
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
Cain Manor, Hampshire
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
Mythe Barn, Warwickshire
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, Sheepy Magna, Atherstone, CV9 3PF
Find out more: Mythe Barn
The Old Kent Barn, Kent
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 it’s 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 born 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
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
What: 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.
Where: Aylesbury Road, Thame, HP17 8TN
Find out more: Notley Abbey
The Barn at Avington, Hampshire
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
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 ceremonie 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 a breathtaking vista. The venue can be hired out exclusively, where you’ll get a list of things, including accommodation across 6 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
Stone Barn, Gloucestershire
What: 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.
Where: Near Upper Windrush, Cheltenham, GL54 3RF
Find out more: Stone Barn
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
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
What: 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.
Where: Lillibrooke Manor Ockwells Road, Cox Green, Maidenhead, SL6 3LP
Find out more: Lillebrooke Manor and Barns
Clock Barn, Hampshire
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
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
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 Castle, Cooling, Rochester, ME3 8DT
Find out more: Cooling Castle Barn
Dodford Manor, Northamptonshire
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
Silchester Farm, Hampshire
What: 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.
Where: Silchester Farm, Hampshire, RG7 2PS
Find out more: Silchester Farm
Bury Court Barn, Surrey
What: 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.
Where: Bury Court Barn Bentley, Farnham, GU10 5LZ
Find out more: Bury Court Barn
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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