Since the twelfth century, there has been a dwelling on this site, once owned by a woodsman of King Henry I. The barns and the current hall, dating back to the reign of Henry VIII, still boast their original timber framing, ornate plasterwork, and stone fireplaces.
Upon the current owner's arrival, the barns were in a state of disrepair, but as listed buildings, they recognised their inherent potential. As the restoration progressed, they realised the opportunity to create something truly extraordinary that could be shared with others, becoming a part of their stories as well. And thus, Barns & Yard came to life.
Before we introduce each of the wonderful spaces at Barns & Yards let us walk your through your ceremony options. Barns & Yard possess a full license for civil ceremonies, granting you the opportunity to choose from a variety of charming spaces within their premises, indoors and outdoors.
Although not officially licensed, the shores of their picturesque lake or the serene woodland glade provide a truly magical backdrop for celebrant-led ceremonies or humanist weddings.
Should you prefer to hold your ceremony in a church before utilizing their venue exclusively for your reception, there are several exquisite country churches situated in the vicinity of local villages.
The Cartshed, with its rustic timber frame, serves as a captivating entrance to Barns & Yard, leaving a lasting impression. Carefully restored with a combination of solid oak, glass, and flagstones, this space guarantees your arrival will be nothing short of extraordinary. It provides the ideal setting to welcome your guests, set up a delightful drinks station, or simply unwind while enjoying some acoustic music. With its expansive panoramic windows offering breath-taking views of fields and pastures, the Cartshed effortlessly blends modern aesthetics with the charm of a historic structure. To add to the beauty of this space, The Cartshed is also licensed for civil ceremonies.
Ceremony Capacity: 60 + 40 guests inc Bay
Reception Capacity: 30 guests
The Threshing Barn
The Grade II listed Threshing Barn, framed with majestic oak, is an absolutely stunning space which is licensed for civil ceremonies. Its enchanting ambiance makes it the perfect choice for a wedding ceremony, as well as for dining and dancing. Adorning the walls, you'll find the original centuries-old threshing machinery, while the scrubbed oak beams, exposed brickwork, and hand-forged lighting create a simple yet elegant atmosphere.
Ceremony Capacity: 70 guests
Reception Capacity: 60 + 20 guests inc Bay
Ascend to The Gallery from The Threshing Barn and witness the unfolding celebrations from above. If your wedding is an intimate affair, consider transforming this space into a cosy chill-out zone, beautifully styled with wool armchairs for your civil ceremony. Enjoy a moment of tranquillity while still being immersed in the joyful atmosphere of your special day.
Ceremony Capacity: 40 guests
Reception Capacity: 40 guests
Accessible via steps leading down from The Stalls, the landscaped Courtyard is a meticulously designed outdoor haven. Surrounded by aromatic plants and herbs, and elegantly illuminated for evening gatherings, it serves as a chic and inviting space for mingling with your guests. Whether it's welcoming drinks to kick off the celebration or cocktails enjoyed under the starry sky, the Courtyard provides the perfect ambiance for socializing and creating lasting memories.
Ceremony Capacity: 100 guests
Reception Capacity: 100 guests
Emerging from The Threshing Barn, the covered stalls were originally designed to provide shelter for feeding animals. Today, after a creative restoration, The Stalls have been transformed into a contemporary, whimsical, and versatile space, ideal for hosting a memorable party and even hold a civil ceremony license. This playful space can also accommodate a band, offering lively entertainment, provide a shaded retreat from the sun-drenched courtyard, or even serve as a unique stage for delivering heartfelt speeches. The possibilities are endless in this captivating and adaptable setting.
The Lake and Gardens
Nestled within a vast expanse of 100 acres of private land, Barns & Yard offer a truly breath-taking outdoor experience. Delight in the abundance of captivating spaces that await you. Take leisurely strolls among the graceful willow trees and venture out onto the jetty overlooking the serene lake. Lose yourself in the allure of wildflower meadows and lush woodland glades. Engage in a friendly game of croquet or indulge in garden games on the expansive lawns that gracefully surround the barns.