Planning 101 19th April 2024

8 of the Best Barn Wedding Venues in Hertfordshire

Filled with laidback character and charm, ideal for hosting larger weddings and usually surrounded by lots of pretty countryside, historic barns feel like they were always made to be wedding venues. With many now fully renovated with all the modern amenities you’d need to throw a lovely, cosy soirée, they tick so many boxes when it comes to planning a wedding.

Below we’ve listed 8 of our favourites in the charming countryside of Hertfordshire

1. Knebworth House 


Dating back to the 1600s, the regal Knebworth House features decadent Victorian and Jacobean decor inside and out. From turrets, gargoyles and domes outside to elegant and classic design inside, it’s no surprise that this lovely venue has been previously chosen as a filming location for The Crown and The Kings Speech, to name just two. The venue can host weddings for up to 150 guests within both their main house or in upscale barns in the grounds. 

2. The Barn - Tea Green 

the barn tea green

A friendly countryside wedding venue located on the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire border, The Barn at Tea Green is a pretty spot for a wedding. Featuring large wooden beams, four floor-to-ceiling double doors that lead out onto the patio and gardens, the venue can host up to 100 guests for the ceremony and reception. They can provide set packages or the venue can be hired on a ‘space only’ basis. 

3. The Barn at Alswick 

the alswick

A 16th-century barn located on the Alswick Hall Estate, this lovely wedding venue is licensed to host both civil ceremonies and receptions and will be exclusively yours for the weekend. Featuring a flexible barn and courtyard space along with a spacious dressing room for getting ready in, it feels like a wonderfully relaxed venue for a wedding. Guests are also able to glamp in their private gardens with ancient trees and a wild meadow, the perfect spot to wake up to the morning after the wedding. 

4. Micklefield Hall 

micklefield hall

A charming and elegantly restored venue, the barn at Micklefield Hall was originally built in 1580 and was more recently updated by the owners, who went on to win the 2015 Chilterns Building Design Award for their amazing work on the renovation. Surrounded by 350 acres of grounds, the venue features refined event spaces, scenic parks and combines vintage and contemporary charm beautifully. Get married by their stunning temple in the herbaceous garden, followed by a fun party in the barn itself with up to 200 guests. 

5. South Farm 

south farm

A restored country farmhouse located within 20 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, South Farm is a pretty quintessentially English spot to get married. Surrounded by a selection of converted barns, granaries and stables, there are ample locations to choose from for your wedding day, including a lovely Summer House that makes for a charming outdoor ceremony spot. 

6. Milling Barn 

milling barn

Nestled in a romantic North Hertfordshire village, Milling Barn is a family run wedding venue filled with rustic charm and timeless elegance. Built in the 17th century, it has lots of vintage architectural features and consists of two barns - Oak Barn which is perfect for the ceremony, and Dairy Barn for the reception. They can host up to 150 guests and provide exclusive hire and tailor-made packages. 

7. Essendon Country Club 

essendon country club

Set over two levels, this wedding venue is a lovely light filled spot tucked away in idyllic Hertfordshire countryside. With floor to ceiling windows and rustic beams, the barn can host up to 250 guests and will be exclusively yours for the day. As a country club, it is filled with lots of beautiful spaces for photos, so hop on a golf buggy with your photographer and capture the special moments in the grounds. 

8. Coltsfoot Country Retreat 

coltsfoot country retreat

Nestled within acres of lush rolling hills and verdant trees in the heart of the countryside, Coltsfoot Country Retreat was converted into a wedding venue back in 2000, after being a working livery. The barn and stables feel rustic and modern in style, with a soaring timber framed ceiling, stone floor and large windows that let the light floods in. The barn also has an adjacent ceremony room, so the full day can all be held in one place. The enclosed garden and courtyard are perfect for cocktail hour and can also accommodate a marquee too.