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The Windmill Venue

Overview

  • Located in the beautiful Cotswold village of Asthall
  • Stunning scenery over the Windrush Valley
  • 15th century windmill
  • Expansive outdoor veranda with sensational views
  • Exclusive use wedding venue
  • Delectable in-house catering services
  • Family run and truly loved venue
  • Over 20 years-experience within the industry

The Windmill

The Windmill Venue is set within six and a half acres of unrivalled Cotswolds countryside. Found less than a mile from the quintessential Cotswold village of Asthall and the River Windrush but within easy access of the A40, this venue offers a well-connected yet secluded location to celebrate your wedding day. The Windmill is perfectly private as it emerges from the treelined drive, before the views open out over the expansive fields, meadows and traditional Cotswold countryside.

The Windmill is a family-owned wedding venue which shines through in the passion, warmth and efficiency Barry, Vanessa, Rhiannon and Matthew offer all the couples that walk through their doors. Planning and hosting magical weddings are at the forefront of what this incredible team do. The family are absolutely no strangers to running relaxed yet luxurious weddings as they created one of Cape Towns, (South Africa) top wedding venues which has been their home for the past 12 years. Having returned to the UK and fallen in love with The Windmill, these custodians are ready to show you around their exceptional Cotswolds wedding venue.

About

There is something incredibly heart-warming about this venue. We'll let you into a secret; a great wedding venue is only as good as the team that run it. Luckily for you, this family-owned venue is run with great care, compassion and an infinite depth of knowledge.

Put the kettle on and read on to discover the beautiful story behind The Windmill Venue and its owners.

Barry, Vanessa, Rhiannon and Matthew are the family that call The Windmill theirs. This dynamic family foursome have been creating magic at their own venues for over 20 years. For the last 12 years the family have been on quite the adventure, pouring their hearts and souls into their South African wedding business in Cape Town. Having hosted up to 100 weddings per year, this family are experts when it comes to logistically pulling off the ultimate wedding celebration.

Having made the decision to return home to the UK in 2019, they set about finding the perfect English location to continue living out their passion. As in most traditional love stories, eyes glance across a crowed room and sparks fly. In this instance, their eyes took one look at the magnificent old Cotswold Windmill across the stunning Cotswolds countryside and they instantly knew it was love. Barry, Vanessa, Rhiannon and Matthew look forward to meeting with you and showing you around their truly spectacular wedding venue.

Facilities

The Windmill is a venue that will tick the boxes off your wedding check list. The 15th century barn building is the historic hub, with an abundance of exposed beams and subtle honey hues of Cotswolds brickwork. The huge French doors add an aurora of rustic grandeur, framing the picture-perfect panoramic views of the Windrush valley.

Seating between 30-70 guests comfortably, this space is a spectacular setting for your wedding breakfast and reception. The space can accommodate up to 100 guests for a buffet style set up.

The bar and snug seating area are only a few flag stone steps away, located just around the corner, perfect for those guests who love a great shin dig. Taking inspiration from their South African stint, you will find the piece de resistance; the 20-metre open air wooden decking, directly accessed from the building with sensational views spanning the Cotswolds vista.

Catering

All wedding cuisine is catered for inhouse by the talented and passionate team. Below we have included the wedding menu to chose from. We hope you've already eaten your lunch!

Canapés

£9 for a selection of 3 per person (£3 per piece)

Mediterranean Vegetable & Feta Tartlets (v)
Avocado, Houmous & Roasted Red Pepper Wraps (ve)
Tandoor King Prawn Skewers
Mini Beef & Chorizo Jam Burgers
Mini Lamb & Mint Yoghurt Burgers
Mini Moroccan Chicken Naans
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Blinis
Crumbed Mushroom Arancini (v)
Roast Beef, Wholegrain Mustard & Caramelised Onion Toasts

The Wedding Breakfast

£52 for three courses, set menu. All dietary requirements will be catered for.

Starters

West Country crab cakes, baby leaves, hollandaise sauce
Cotswold Ham Hock terrine, red onion marmalade, baby leaves, balsamic reduction
Summer chicken salad, roasted red peppers, mango, blue cheese, baby leaves, honey mustard dressing
Warm camembert and onion tart (v)
Crayfish tail, king prawns, avocado purée, creme fraiche, leaves
Butter chicken vol au vents, mango chutney
Spicy red Thai chicken skewers, cous cous, sweet chilli sauce Homemade soup, crusty bread, butter (v) (ve)
Creamy Stilton mushrooms, sweet paprika, herby croutons (v)

Main Courses

Pin bone chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella, mushroom and tarragon sauce, baby honey roast potatoes, tenderstem broccoli
Fillet of salmon roasted with lemon and citrus, sauteed potatoes, chive hollandaise
Fillet of beef served pink, colcannon mashed potatoes, roast baby carrots, red wine jus *£6 supplement*
Slow braised shank of lamb, creamed potatoes, glazed vegetables, red currant jus
Fillet of sea bass, roasted baby potatoes, braised asparagus, vine tomatoes, lobster sauce
Roast butternut squash with Escalivada, mushrooms, roast garlic, basil cashew cream (ve)

Desserts

Classic Eton mess Chocolate brownie, caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream
Lemon posset, berries, shortbread
Salted caramel and banana cheesecake
Apple and raspberry crumble, custard
Classic crème brulee garnished with fresh fruit

Packages

Included within the venue hire fee is exclusive use of the entire venue for the whole day, including the undivided attention of the dedicated team. With a firm focus on transparency, you'll be pleased to read that all the prices include staffing, as well at VAT, rectangular tables and restaurant chairs.

Thursday

Peak Season [May, June, July & August] £1000.00
Mid Season [April, September, October & December] £750.00
Low Season [February, March & November]£600.00

Friday

Peak Season [May, June, July & August] £1250.00
Mid Season [April, September, October & December] £1000.00
Low Season [February, March & November] £750.00

Saturday

Peak Season [May, June, July & August] £1500.00
Mid Season [April, September, October & December] £1250.00
Low Season [February, March & November] £1000.00

Good Friday is charged at Saturday rates.
Sundays are not available to book for weddings.

Wedding Brochure

To see The Windmills full wedding brochure please click here.

If you've can see yourself celebrating your wedding at The Windmill Venue then please use the contact buttons to get in touch with the team directly.

Address
The Windmill Venue
Asthall
Burford
OX18 4HJ

The Windmill

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Burford, Oxfordshire

Overview

  • Located in the beautiful Cotswold village of Asthall
  • Stunning scenery over the Windrush Valley
  • 15th century windmill
  • Expansive outdoor veranda with sensational views
  • Exclusive use wedding venue
  • Delectable in-house catering services
  • Family run and truly loved venue
  • Over 20 years-experience within the industry

The Windmill

The Windmill Venue is set within six and a half acres of unrivalled Cotswolds countryside. Found less than a mile from the quintessential Cotswold village of Asthall and the River Windrush but within easy access of the A40, this venue offers a well-connected yet secluded location to celebrate your wedding day. The Windmill is perfectly private as it emerges from the treelined drive, before the views open out over the expansive fields, meadows and traditional Cotswold countryside.

The Windmill is a family-owned wedding venue which shines through in the passion, warmth and efficiency Barry, Vanessa, Rhiannon and Matthew offer all the couples that walk through their doors. Planning and hosting magical weddings are at the forefront of what this incredible team do. The family are absolutely no strangers to running relaxed yet luxurious weddings as they created one of Cape Towns, (South Africa) top wedding venues which has been their home for the past 12 years. Having returned to the UK and fallen in love with The Windmill, these custodians are ready to show you around their exceptional Cotswolds wedding venue.

About

There is something incredibly heart-warming about this venue. We'll let you into a secret; a great wedding venue is only as good as the team that run it. Luckily for you, this family-owned venue is run with great care, compassion and an infinite depth of knowledge.

Put the kettle on and read on to discover the beautiful story behind The Windmill Venue and its owners.

Barry, Vanessa, Rhiannon and Matthew are the family that call The Windmill theirs. This dynamic family foursome have been creating magic at their own venues for over 20 years. For the last 12 years the family have been on quite the adventure, pouring their hearts and souls into their South African wedding business in Cape Town. Having hosted up to 100 weddings per year, this family are experts when it comes to logistically pulling off the ultimate wedding celebration.

Having made the decision to return home to the UK in 2019, they set about finding the perfect English location to continue living out their passion. As in most traditional love stories, eyes glance across a crowed room and sparks fly. In this instance, their eyes took one look at the magnificent old Cotswold Windmill across the stunning Cotswolds countryside and they instantly knew it was love. Barry, Vanessa, Rhiannon and Matthew look forward to meeting with you and showing you around their truly spectacular wedding venue.

Facilities

The Windmill is a venue that will tick the boxes off your wedding check list. The 15th century barn building is the historic hub, with an abundance of exposed beams and subtle honey hues of Cotswolds brickwork. The huge French doors add an aurora of rustic grandeur, framing the picture-perfect panoramic views of the Windrush valley.

Seating between 30-70 guests comfortably, this space is a spectacular setting for your wedding breakfast and reception. The space can accommodate up to 100 guests for a buffet style set up.

The bar and snug seating area are only a few flag stone steps away, located just around the corner, perfect for those guests who love a great shin dig. Taking inspiration from their South African stint, you will find the piece de resistance; the 20-metre open air wooden decking, directly accessed from the building with sensational views spanning the Cotswolds vista.

Catering

All wedding cuisine is catered for inhouse by the talented and passionate team. Below we have included the wedding menu to chose from. We hope you've already eaten your lunch!

Canapés

£9 for a selection of 3 per person (£3 per piece)

Mediterranean Vegetable & Feta Tartlets (v)
Avocado, Houmous & Roasted Red Pepper Wraps (ve)
Tandoor King Prawn Skewers
Mini Beef & Chorizo Jam Burgers
Mini Lamb & Mint Yoghurt Burgers
Mini Moroccan Chicken Naans
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Blinis
Crumbed Mushroom Arancini (v)
Roast Beef, Wholegrain Mustard & Caramelised Onion Toasts

The Wedding Breakfast

£52 for three courses, set menu. All dietary requirements will be catered for.

Starters

West Country crab cakes, baby leaves, hollandaise sauce
Cotswold Ham Hock terrine, red onion marmalade, baby leaves, balsamic reduction
Summer chicken salad, roasted red peppers, mango, blue cheese, baby leaves, honey mustard dressing
Warm camembert and onion tart (v)
Crayfish tail, king prawns, avocado purée, creme fraiche, leaves
Butter chicken vol au vents, mango chutney
Spicy red Thai chicken skewers, cous cous, sweet chilli sauce Homemade soup, crusty bread, butter (v) (ve)
Creamy Stilton mushrooms, sweet paprika, herby croutons (v)

Main Courses

Pin bone chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella, mushroom and tarragon sauce, baby honey roast potatoes, tenderstem broccoli
Fillet of salmon roasted with lemon and citrus, sauteed potatoes, chive hollandaise
Fillet of beef served pink, colcannon mashed potatoes, roast baby carrots, red wine jus *£6 supplement*
Slow braised shank of lamb, creamed potatoes, glazed vegetables, red currant jus
Fillet of sea bass, roasted baby potatoes, braised asparagus, vine tomatoes, lobster sauce
Roast butternut squash with Escalivada, mushrooms, roast garlic, basil cashew cream (ve)

Desserts

Classic Eton mess Chocolate brownie, caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream
Lemon posset, berries, shortbread
Salted caramel and banana cheesecake
Apple and raspberry crumble, custard
Classic crème brulee garnished with fresh fruit

Packages

Included within the venue hire fee is exclusive use of the entire venue for the whole day, including the undivided attention of the dedicated team. With a firm focus on transparency, you'll be pleased to read that all the prices include staffing, as well at VAT, rectangular tables and restaurant chairs.

Thursday

Peak Season [May, June, July & August] £1000.00
Mid Season [April, September, October & December] £750.00
Low Season [February, March & November]£600.00

Friday

Peak Season [May, June, July & August] £1250.00
Mid Season [April, September, October & December] £1000.00
Low Season [February, March & November] £750.00

Saturday

Peak Season [May, June, July & August] £1500.00
Mid Season [April, September, October & December] £1250.00
Low Season [February, March & November] £1000.00

Good Friday is charged at Saturday rates.
Sundays are not available to book for weddings.

Wedding Brochure

To see The Windmills full wedding brochure please click here.

If you've can see yourself celebrating your wedding at The Windmill Venue then please use the contact buttons to get in touch with the team directly.

Address
The Windmill Venue
Asthall
Burford
OX18 4HJ
Request Brochure