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The Barn at Alswick

The Barn at Alswick

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The Barn at Alswick

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  • Late 16th century barn on the Alswick Hall Estate
  • All-inclusive venue for civil ceremonies and receptions
  • Exclusive use of the venue on your wedding day
  • Flexible barn and courtyard space
  • Dedicated team of event planners for your wedding
  • Spacious dressing room on-site for preparing
  • Private gardens with ancient trees and a wild meadow
  • Can host 220 standing guests at your evening reception
  • On-site glamping all year round
  • Open Day on 11th July 2021

If the idea of a barn wedding makes you giddy, then The Barn at Alswick will make you fall head over heels. This lovingly restored 16th century venue offers total exclusivity for bespoke weddings.

Situated in the Alswick Estate, access to the gardens provides a picturesque backdrop for wedding photographs. Pose on the formal lawns with your bridesmaids or explore the wildflower meadow as newly-weds.

History

The Barn at Alswick was launched in 2017 by happily married Matt and Kay Hamilton-Crook. Their goal when they started hosting weddings was to give each couple a truly unique and personal experience.

Matt and Kay worked together with a team to preserve the Barn. They stayed true to the ancient oak beams and walls, making sure everything remains standing for years to come, but upholding the integrity of the building.

A claim to fame, Alswick Hall Estate was mentioned in the Domesday Book and was named after the Saxon woman who owned it. The hall, built in the sixteenth century, was a frequent resting place to Queen Elizabeth I. Today the house's cherished gardens are lovingly maintained and will be open for wedding photographs.

Facilities

The Barn

The expertly renovated barn would be proud to host your entire wedding, from ceremony to wedding breakfast and reception. Large glass double doors open up to a room which ties contemporary comfort with historical architecture.

Vaulted ceilings lined with beautiful wooden beams make for a spacious yet cosy atmosphere. The room can be arranged to perfectly suit your individual requirements and is a fantastic blank canvas for all wedding themes.

Civil ceremony capacity - 120 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 120 guests
Evening reception capacity - 220 guests

There are various other beautiful spaces that you can utilise during your wedding, such as for reception drinks. The dedicated on-site dressing room is perfect for the bridal prep, ensuring the hair and makeup is done in style. You can even read your vows in the courtyard in front of the barn, surrounded by your loved ones. There is also a snug that can be into a cosy space set with teas and coffee throughout your special day

Catering

The Barn at Alswick works with a selected list of caterers to make sure your wedding breakfast is the best it can be.

One of their preferred caterers is B and R Dining. They do not offer set menus, and instead invite you to build your own, totally bespoke dining experience. They can cater for anything from canapés and Feast dishes to afternoon tea, paella and 'posh' barbecues. If you can dream it, they can provide it.

Accommodation

Offering authentic glamping tents, up to 22 of your guests can enjoy glamping on the grounds. They even provide a luxurious Honeymoon glamping tent for the happy couple.

The hire of the glamping tents includes a continental breakfast, shower and toilet block, USB charging station per tent, under floor heating and a few goodies!

Open Days

Sunday 11th July
Sunday 15th August
Sunday 26th of September

For more information on The Barn at Alswick, contact the team directly using the buttons below and to the right of the listing.

Address
The Barn at Alswick
Hare Street Road
Buntingford
Hertfordshire
SG9 0AA

Reviews

  • Vikki and Mark

    The Barn at Alswick was the first wedding venue my now husband and I went to view. We went up on an open day and fell in love with the venue. The simplicity and elegance of the place is amazing. We had a tour of the grounds from Ellie and fell more in love with it and knew it was the place we wanted to get married. Kay and her team helped us through every decision and made our wedding smooth and stress free, and they couldn't have done anymore for us. The staff are excellent and so friendly. All our guests were amazed by the venue and we have had so many compliments about it. Can't wait to get our pictures back from our day and be reminded of what a fantastic day we had at the Barn.

  • Anna and Ed

    As soon as I walked into this beautiful venue and explored the stunning gardens, I knew it was the right place for our wedding. It really offers everything all in one location. Ellie was wonderful throughout the planning of the wedding and was always available to answer any questions and offer advice. A huge thank you to all the staff at the Barn for making our wedding so memorable for us and our guests!

  • Naomi and Jack

    The Barn at Alswick is such a special place. The venue was great for us as it's not only gorgeously renovated but also disability friendly. Ellie was great when we were planning our wedding, always replying to emails quickly and helping our ideas come to life. Ellie, Kay, Claire and the team were superb on the day, so calm and reassuring, we knew we were in safe hands! We loved staying in the glamping pods too - so comfy and the honeymoon suite is stunning. So many of our guests said how much they loved the venue and the chilled day. We can't thank everyone at The Barn enough, we had the most special day! X

  • Sarah and Alex

    Our wedding was enjoyed by everyone we've spoken to! We had a fantastic time and everything went so smoothly that we felt we could relax and really enjoy our day surrounded by family and friends. Thank you for your organisation, work behind the scenes including with our suppliers, and for being so reliable and flexible. Everyone we've come across at Alswick has been so friendly and absolutely lovely to work with. The Barn itself is such a beautiful building and will forever be special to us. It also looked great with all the candles on tables and in the windows! Overall, a massive thank you from us both :) All the best.

  • Dawn

    What a beautiful place, staffed by amazing, caring people. My son and his new wife had their wedding reception there. Fabulous service, clean, tidy, warm and very comfortable. All ages catered for. You will not go wrong booking this venue for your event. 5* and more.

  • Happy Couple

    You did such a fantastic job for our big day, we couldn't dream of a different or better venue for our wedding reception. The venue looked amazing on the day and the staff was amazing, especially Judy she made everything run so smoothly and made everything look so easy. Thank you for accommodating for all our requests and making this day perfect and unforgettable.

  • Beth and Dave

    Judy, Thank you so much for being such a big part of our special day. It was absolutely perfect, we couldn't have wished for it to have been any better! We move into our house on Thursday, so everything is still very busy and exciting! We don't have our photos just yet, but we will share them with you when we do. Thank you again for everything!

  • Laura and Jonathon

    Thank you so much for all of the hard work you all put in to both the setting up and the smooth running of the day. The day would not have gone as smoothly as it did without all your help. We both had a fanatics day and have so many happy memories. The barn is stunning and is in beautiful grounds that lead to some amazing photos. Thanks again.

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