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Rivervale Barn

Rivervale Barn

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Rivervale Barn

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  • Gorgeous barn wedding venue in Yateley
  • Set on the banks of the River Blackwater
  • Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies
  • Outdoor weddings in The Spinney
  • Stunning riverside gardens and grounds
  • Bespoke on-site catering
  • Wedding-night cottage for bride and groom
  • Special Offers now available - see below

This beautiful traditional timber-built country barn is perfect for your romantic wedding-day celebration. Situated in Yateley by the River Blackwater, on the site of an old farm and watermill, the barn is licensed for civil ceremonies and offers a range of different spaces for your reception. In its stunning garden setting, the venue is tranquil, serene and exclusively yours for the wedding day.

The events team have been hosting weddings at Rivervale Barn for years, so they know exactly how to pull off a pretty fantastic celebration! The on-site catering team at Rivervale Barn will help you create the perfect wedding menu. Use of the charming wedding-night cottage suite for the bride and groom is included in the hire of the venue.


Yateley Water Mill once stood on the site of this former farm, and the original property was listed in the Domesday Book of 1087. The only surviving element of the estate associated with Yateley Mill is the Cornstore Cottage, which is upwards of 450 years old.

Rivervale Barn opened as a wedding venue in 2009. A contemporary structure, built using old methods to a time-honoured rustic design and fashioned in 'green' oak, the framework of the barn was jointed and pegged in the traditional manner. The aisles and vaulted roof give an impression of huge space, resulting in its church-like feel. It took no less than 400 mature trees to construct.


The barn features an exposed framework of oak beams and cathedral-style windows which look out over the gorgeous gardens with plenty of natural light streaming through. There is a minstrels' gallery above one end of the barn, where musicians, a choir or the photo/videographers can be positioned. After the ceremony, drinks and canapés can be enjoyed in the adjoining room, or in the Mediterranean Courtyard in fine weather.

The dining room at Rivervale Barn features oak beams with fairylights winding around them and contemporary spherical lighting globes above the top table. The natural wood and neutral colour scheme ensures that any wedding theme will easily be matched. Rivervale Barn is also ideal for receptions, with lots of different spaces and an adjoining courtyard. Individual areas are all interlinked and boast a licensed bar that accepts cash and cards. There is also plenty of room for entertainment, like a DJ, band or casino.

Civil ceremony capacity - 150 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 150 guests
Evening reception capacity - 150 guests

The Spinney

If the Great British weather is on your side, you can take your wedding outside. The Spinney is an idyllic outdoor space conveniently near the barn, yet separate and intimate. Listen to the birds singing surrounded by the picturesque gardens and grounds, with the bank of the River Blackwater a central feature. The Spinney really is the most magical place, and ideal for wedding day photos.

Civil ceremony capacity - 150 guests


Whether you'd prefer a traditional three or four-course meal, an afternoon tea or dining al fresco, there will be something to meet your requirements at Rivervale Barn. With the vast amount of exterior space, choosing to have an outdoor barbecue might just be ideal. However, if the weather isn't so kind, or if you'd prefer something a bit more traditional, the lovely space inside the barn is perfect for a formal-style wedding breakfast. Get in touch with the expert on-site catering team to discuss what is best for you.


The nearby 'Cornstore Cottage' is perfect for a bride and groom to spend their first night as husband and wife together. Originally part of Yateley Water Mill estate, the suite is over 450 years old and makes for a fantastically romantic setting after the wedding!

With an open-plan bedroom, the cottage is homely and welcoming. The accommodation combines traditional rustic features with mod-cons, making it perfect for a luxury night's stay. Included in the price is a tantalising Continental Breakfast the next morning.

Special Offers

Rivervale Barn are currently offering two fantastic deals. For more information about the offers listed below, contact the wedding team.

Venue Special Offer

Book any of the remaining 2020 wedding dates and you will save 15% on the venue fee. So, you get a dream venue at a fantastic price. What's not to love?

Catering Special Offer

The expert on-site catering team at Rivervale Barn have cooked up a great saving when you book your wedding in 2020. The more guests you invite, the bigger your saving! In all, you could save up to £45 per guest.

These offers are not available to previously confirmed bookings and transfers of date.

To get in touch with the wedding hospitality team at Rivervale Barn, please use their contact details below this listing.

Rivervale Barn
Mill Farm
Mill Lane
GU46 7SS


  • Paul

    Hayley and her team were absolutely fantastic in every detail of our wedding, from the finer details, decorating, helpfulness and general approach to the guests was greatly appreciated and applauded from almost everyone at the wedding.

  • Jade

    The staff were fantastic, they listened to everything we wanted and made it happen. Outstanding food! A beautiful day in a stunning venue.

  • Susan

    We had the perfect day and loved every second of it. It was all the little touches that made the day extra special and the level of the suppliers recommended was exceptional.

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