Barn Wedding Venues
If you are looking for a venue you can make your own, barn wedding venues are the perfect way to go. With so many different styles to choose from, it’s easy to choose one that will suit you best. In our selection of hand-picked barns you’ll find everything from rustic through to barns with a touch of glam. Why not check out The Ashes Barn in the Peak District National Park. The Ashes, like most of our barn wedding venues, offers the exclusivity and flexibility so you and your guests can enjoy a unique and private event with no bother from the outside world.
About Barn Wedding Venues
We’ve compiled a list of key questions that we think are worth asking when considering booking a barn wedding venue vs other types of venues.
1) How flexible is the venue when bringing in outside caterers?
You’ll find a real mix of answers here. Some barn venues are incredibly flexible and are providing a complete blank canvas. They don’t mind who you choose and while they’re likely to be able to help with recommendations if you are struggling for ideas, they are happy if you’re happy. Other barn wedding venues may be a bit stricter and request that you pick someone from their approved caterer list and other barns may just work with 1 or 2 specific caterers who you have to go with. The advantage of this is that you have peace of mind as you know the caterer has lots of previous experience with the venue and already has a good relationship with the team at the barn.
2) Which areas can we use? What happens if we need shelter from the rain or sun?
Understanding how you and your guests will move around the venue between the different parts of the day is important. Which areas can you use and at which times? If you’re planning on spending a large part of the day outdoors, is there protection for the guests from the sun if it’s really hot day?
3) The quality and the location of the facilities?
Getting an idea of the quality of the bathrooms, access to power, phone coverage or wifi and even the distance of the accommodation from the main party barn are all worth getting your head around. Unlikely that there will be an issue with any of the above nor will these necessarily be deal breakers when it comes to making your final decision but it’s worth knowing what you’re getting yourself into even at this level of detail. We also recommend checking what time you will have access to the barn on the wedding day and when you’re expected to pick anything up that you may have left at the venue after the wedding.
4) How does payment work?
Many barn wedding venues don’t currently accept card payments and prefer cash or cheque. Remember if you feel strongly about paying by card you can always use WeddingPlanner’s new payment system. Just get in touch with one of our team for more information on this. To give you an indication of costs, some barn wedding venues will offer just barn hire for as little as £1,000. Expect to spend much closer to £5,000 once you've covered hire, food & drink, decor and styling and support from the wedding planner at the barn.
Our unique search functionality that will make sure you find your dream barn wedding venue exactly where you want it. So if you want that perfect barn wedding venue in Essex, it is super easy to find using our tool. Just a quick scroll through our locations and you are well on your way to finding your perfect barn. Barn weddings are the way to go if you want to make it your own. But while they can be the perfect venue to put your own stamp on things, it can often be a little tricky to know where to start with styling. You might want to go for the natural country style, which is all about simplicity and bringing out the features the barn wedding venue has to offer. Another option is the farmyard style, which offers a much brighter and rural wedding whilst you may just fancy going for glamour and champagne, which is always a popular option.
Have a look at our selection, collect the info you need, weigh up the options and make the booking. Once you’ve done that you’ve made the hardest decision of all, so from there the rest of the process should be a breeze.