Our pick of some charming rustic wedding venues from around the UK that you'll love
Planning a rustic-themed wedding?
If so, our edit of rustic wedding venues will help as you start your wedding planning journey! From barn wedding venues to country manor houses, rustic wedding venues come in all shapes and sizes. To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve put together our pick of some charming venues from around the UK that you’ll love.
Waterfalls, fountains and five acres of gorgeous grounds are just some of the charms surrounding the timbered Redhouse Barn which combines traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. A welcoming lounge bar has glass doors flooded with sunlight and there’s a pretty courtyard for photos, giving the whole venue a fabulous, relaxed flow. And sweeping up the magnificent gravel drive in the barn’s vintage Rolls Royce is the icing on the cake. Capacity: Ceremonies, up to 105 in the 200-year-old Redbrick Barn, 160 in the main Timber Barn. Seated receptions, 60-160. Evenings, 200.
Old Brook Barn, Essex
What could sound more romantic than a ceremony in the Secret Garden under a painted gazebo cascading with flowers? At Old Brook Barn, which dates back in parts to the 17th century, you can do just that, or go for an indoor wedding in the barn or minstrel’s gallery. Willow trees, meadows, grazing horses and a beautiful brook with a bridge are just some of the natural props for your photos as you celebrate in a pretty rural landscape that’s actually only 15 minutes from the M25. Capacity: Ceremonies, indoor 100, outdoor 150. Receptions, 150.
The Barns at Hunsbury Hill, Northamptonshire
From its picturesque hillside position, The Barns at Hunsbury Hill is ideal for a rustic or vintage themed day with its collection of barns, outbuildings and farmhouse grouped around a traditional courtyard. The ceilings, stonework and beams can be jazzed up with lace, drapes, flowers and foliage to suit your theme, while menus can vary from hog roasts and afternoon tea to a classic four-course wedding breakfast. Capacity: Ceremonies and wedding breakfasts, 85. Evenings, 180.
Bassmead Manor Barns, Cambridgeshire
Despite its name, there’s nothing remotely wobbly about the 300-year-old Rickety Barn at Bassmead Manor Barns with its solid oak beams, wooden floors and impressive wrought iron chandeliers. Decked with fairy lights, it’s also the perfect location for a sweet ceremony, followed by drinks in the Moat Barn and dinner in the Bridge Barn. The family-run venue itself is surrounded by a moat, just another romantic touch along with the tree-lined avenue, landscaped gardens and Dove Cottage, the lovely honeymoon suite. Capacity: Ceremonies and seated receptions, up to 150.
Celebrations begin in the Billiard Room of the main house at Syrencot where the bridal party can get ready before making a big entrance in the bright and airy Glasshouse, for a ceremony beneath a draped ceiling. Wedding breakfasts are held in the Farmshed, a spacious, luxury barn, then – if anyone has any room left later – The Pump House, an outdoor kitchen in the Walled Garden, can serve up a mean barbecue or wood-fired pizza. And when everyone is all danced out, eleven en-suite bedrooms await in the Georgian main house. Capacity: Ceremonies and receptions, up to 150.
Manor Mews, Norfolk
One of the many endearing qualities at Manor Mews is the variety of accommodation on offer, from cosy cottages to converted barns, allowing more than 80 guests to stay on site. The Great Barn has been restored to reflect its 19th century heritage with exposed bricks and beams that create an atmospheric backdrop for a ceremony and reception. Pretty gardens with a patio and pergola overlooking lush Norfolk countryside add to the romantic rural vibe. Capacity: Ceremonies, 120. Receptions, 200. Photo: Andrew Kahumbu Photography
Clock Barn, Hampshire
Hang out the bunting at the delightful Clock Barn which offers a choice of ceremony locations – from the Stable Room to the Main Barn – depending on whether you have up to 50, 50-85 or 160 guests. You can nail your rustic theme in the photos using the paddock and stable as a backdrop, then tuck yourselves away at the end of the party in The Hayloft, a romantic newlywed hideaway. A farmhouse with nine en-suite bedrooms on the estate means your family/bridal party can stay close by, too. Capacity: Receptions, 160. Evening, 200.
Curradine Barns, Worcestershire
West Midlands gem Curradine Barns has a choice of indoor (barn) or outdoor (garden gazebo) settings for your ceremony, plus a lounge bar leading to the Courtyard which can be used for passing round the bubbly. Barley Barn is reception central, with charming beams and a light, neutral colour palette that would work with any theme, and where guests can enjoy anything from fine dining to street food menus. Capacity: Ceremonies, 110 in Granary Barn, 150 in Barley Barn.
Sandhole Oak Barn, Cheshire
Perched beside a sparkling lake, The Clock Tower at Sandhole Oak Barn near Congleton is an idyllic spot for an outdoor ceremony (April – October) followed by celebratory drinks on the decked verandah. Or say ‘I do’ beneath the high ceilings and rustic beams of The Oak Barn, with its equally stunning lake views via floor-to-ceiling windows. Converted stables in the grounds offers B&B accommodation for 37 guests, plus there’s Granary Cottage for the bride and groom. Capacity: Ceremonies and seated receptions, 40-140. Evenings, 180.
Bury Court Barn, Surrey/Hampshire border
Authentic character – exposed bricks and original beams – meets contemporary style at the lovingly renovated Bury Court Barn near Farnham. Neutral drapes can cleverly divide the barn into spaces for the ceremony and wedding breakfast, with a mezzanine level for drinks, musicians or a chill-out area. Your guests will be wowed by the magical gardens, plus on-site accommodation in the Oast Cottage – a honeymoon suite and four additional bedrooms – means you and close family can wake up next morning to the same beautiful views. Capacity: Ceremonies, 180. Receptions, 250.
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