Venues Barley Wood
Barley Wood
  • All-inclusive country wedding venue
  • 18th-century manor house near Wrington
  • Grade II-listed gardens and parkland
  • Over 11 acres of private estate
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 100 guests
  • Marquee weddings for up to 150 guests
  • Five double bedrooms for wedding party

On private land just outside the village of Wrington, on the edge of the Mendips, this hidden beauty of a wedding venue hosts just one event a week, offering a tranquil place to celebrate your big day and even stay the night all under one roof. The 18th-century house and 11 acres of stunning Grade II-listed pleasure grounds and a small park can be exclusively yours to explore for the day.

Anything is possible at Barley Wood, with formal receptions and evening parties taking place in the main house. Alternatively, you could make use of the gardens and host your reception in a marquee! Also, up to ten adult guests can be accommodated on site, making this the perfect all-inclusive wedding venue near Bristol, as Barley Wood has just been granted its civil ceremony licence!


The Barley Wood Estate was originally created for author and social reformer Hannah More in the late 18th century. The house itself was built at the turn of the 19th century within the pasture and farmland of Wrington. At this point Miss More was sharing the house and grounds with her four sisters; Barley Wood became quite well-known and was frequented by many important figures.


Barley Wood has two areas which are now licensed to host civil ceremonies, the Morning Room and the Drawing Room, Each of which can seat up to 80 guests. Additionally, in fine summer weather a ceremony may be held out of doors in the Italian Gardens.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 80 Guests

Receptions can either take place across the whole house, or instead you can enjoy stunning views of the beautiful Yeo Valley and host your celebration under a marquee in the gardens. There is sufficient space there for a marquee that holds up to 150 guests.

House Reception Capacity - 100 Guests
Marquee Reception Capacity - 150 Guests


Barley Wood maintains a network of approved local suppliers, many of which are top-quality caterers. Get in touch with the team at Barley Wood to find out more about the varied options available to you on your big day via the contact details below this listing.


Barley Wood is able to sleep up to ten adult guests including the bride and groom. Accommodation is spread across five double bedrooms (two single beds are available on request). WiFi is available throughout the house.

To find out more about hosting your wedding at Barley Wood, get in touch with the team via the contact details below.

Barley Wood
North Somerset
BS40 5SA


  • Anne Dennis - 07/2016

    This was the most amazing find for our daughter and son-in-laws wedding! So very very picturesque the views are stunning, gorgeous walks, woods and gardens. The house has been restored beautifully, the bedroom so tasteful and comfortable. It was like staying in someone's house it was so relaxing! The best place for their wedding, it was better than we could ever have imagined! Thank you to all the staff they were so friendly, helpful and supportive, nothing was too much trouble at all. Thank you Barley Wood for the most memorable day for bride and groom, families and friends.

  • Gemma Comley - 10/2016

    We can't put into words how incredibly lucky we feel to have had our wedding at Barley Wood. It is an extremely special place, full of history and beautifully restored. Thomasina, Gary and the rest of the team can't do enough to help you - from viewings in the run up to the wedding, to getting stuck-in on the day! Nothing is too much trouble. It really feels like it's your home for the weekend.

    Our friends and family haven't stopped raving about the house - I know a lot of them want to come back to see it again and we are hoping someone books their wedding here so we can experience it all again!

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