The 16th century Thatch Barn was lovingly restored in 2016. Retaining the character and atmosphere of its original state, this is a truly breath-taking space for your civil ceremony.
Original oak beams frame the roof, standing majestically over floor-to-ceiling windows and an earthy sandstone floor, creating the vibe of an elegant wedding. At the front of the barn, a magnificent, majestic fireplace with a hand-hammered copper canopy houses an open fire – a dramatic visual effect. Underfloor heating also warms barn in cooler months.
Complementing the ambience of the room, the lighting is well considered and effective, with floor uplighters, beam lights and stunning chandeliers. These three lighting schemes are all independently controlled should you, for example, wish to enter the Thatch Barn illuminated only by floor lights, then afterwards, walk back down the aisle beneath glittering chandeliers. You can also have candles in the original air vents in the barn walls if you wish.
We know how important music can be when it comes to setting the scene. With that in mind, this idyllic barn for weddings boasts exceptional acoustics, an amplifier for your chosen music and ample space for live musicians to accompany your ceremony.
The Servery at the rear of the barn is a generous ante room featuring family antique furniture, elegant furnishings and relaxing lighting and a glass topped well. This room is also an alternative to where you may meet the registrar before your ceremony and complete any necessary paperwork. There is also a large disabled loo with baby changing facilities. The Servery is where the bridal party may gather before making your special journey down the aisle.
If you choose to have a religious ceremony in one of our beautiful local churches, you might decide to host your drinks reception and canapés in the Thatch Barn. In this situation, the Servery becomes an invaluable additional area for service.