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Rivervale Barn is as idyllic as it sounds. This charming Hampshire wedding venue is situated in Yateley by the River Blackwater and is brimming with unique character. There are dedicated areas which are reserved for each part of your special day, from the quaint courtyard, tranquil gardens, Ceremony Barn, The Spinney, Dining Barn and charming honeymoon cottage. Rivervale Barn has everything you're going to need for an enchanting riverside celebration.
The facilities within the grounds provide both impact and grandeur. The mature gardens offer the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs with a beautiful lake, sunken patio, four-tiered waterfall and manicured lawns. The River Blackwater provides the finishing touches to this rustic wedding venue with the serene sound of running water as the music to your big day.
Your wedding day is a defining moment in your life, and the team at Rivervale Barn are here to support you in creating your dream day. As firm believers in celebrating each couples uniqueness, your wedding day will be tailored to be truly yours. If you're looking for an authentic and rustic barn, with impeccable service and exceptional facilities then Rivervale Barn is hard to beat. Have a look at the vide below to see for yourself!
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.
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.
To get in touch with the wedding hospitality team at Rivervale Barn, please use their contact details below this listing.
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.
The staff were fantastic, they listened to everything we wanted and made it happen. Outstanding food! A beautiful day in a stunning venue.
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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