Barns are some of the most stunning venues available and are especially popular among couples looking to create a rustic or country themed wedding—think wooden beams, exposed bricks, and flagstone floors. And for extra wow factor, they’re often built deep in the countryside with magnificent views all around. So, in no particular order, here are just 14 of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in the UK.
1) Shustoke Barn
Shustoke Barn is part of a collection of striking, 18th-century red-brick buildings in Warwickshire and boasts a dramatic vaulted ceiling, soaring oak beams, and flagstone floors. A beautiful courtyard sits at the heart of the complex, filled with fire pits and ancient olive trees.
2) Cripps Barn
Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire is a charming stone barn with original flagstone floors, open fire, and a large south-west-facing terrace that includes a pretty garden and central bonfire. To the north, guests can look out across the Cotswolds. Whether you choose to get married in the timber-structured barn by candlelight or outside in a fairytale woodland glade, Cripps Barn makes for a truly magical setting.
3) Healey Barn
Healey Barn, Northumberland, is part of a collection of traditional stone farm buildings that surround a delightful, sheltered courtyard. The Ceremony Room features an “oak, ‘raised cruck’ roof, giant candelabra, wall-mounted candle holders, a fairy-lit ceiling, and a barn-sized stone fireplace” that can be transformed into a dance floor. Then there’s the Oak Room with its oak roof and many windows, perfect for your evening wedding feast with its 8-spit rotisserie and copper bar.
4) The Ashes Barns
The Ashes is a private Grade II* listed venue in the Staffordshire Moorlands, at the foothills of the Peak District National Park, that can be yours exclusively for your wedding day. Their booking fee guarantees that you’ll have the entire 50-acre estate to yourselves—The West Barn, The East Barn, The Old Dairy, the garden and grounds complete with a lake, use of chairs and tables, and off-street parking—with no hidden charges. The captivating beauty is a must-see, from a wildflower meadow and formal lawn to a tree-lined driveway and an 18th-century stone bridge.
5) Heaton House Farm
Heaton House Farm is an award-winning, eco-friendly wedding venue set in 165 acres of breathtaking countryside just outside of the Peak District. The Oak Beamed Barn comes with “original, handcrafted sandstone walls and hand carved Green Oak ceiling beams” to create a lovely, cosy atmosphere for your wedding and, outside, the views across Cheshire are truly unforgettable.
6) Tudor Barn
Tudor Barn Eltham is a historic venue dating back to the 1500s and boasts original wooden beams, lovely stained glass windows, 13 acres of beautiful parkland (including a medieval moat), and the pride of being the only Tudor barn in London. It offers a Gastro Pub and Restaurant—and even a newly-refurbished bar—that’s perfect for wedding reception meals, and their Tudor Gallery (which gives access to the Tudor Lawn in summer for an al fresco drinks reception) is a particularly fascinating setting in which to say your vows.
7) Channels Estate
The Channels Estate in Essex is home to the incredible, restored, 17th-century thatched Essex Barn which features high ceilings and period chandeliers and authentic wooden beams that are 3 centuries old. It’s surrounded by beautiful outdoor areas including a private garden, fountain, and an avenue of mature trees.
8) The Kingscote Barn
The Kingscote Barn sits neatly in its own secluded valley in the Cotswolds with 400 acres of scenic countryside all around—including a swathe of green fields, natural beech woodland, and rolling hills that are breathtaking in absolutely any season. This stunning, award-winning, 17th-century stone barn has been lovingly restored and can be yours exclusively for your wedding day, offering ceremony space and a seated wedding breakfast for up to 150 guests and space for up to 200 guests for an evening party. Outside, you’ll be blown away by the exquisite beauty of the Walled Courtyard and the Rose Garden.
9) Shilstone Estate
Shilstone Estate, nestled in the South Hams countryside, is only a 30-minute drive from Plymouth and includes a walled garden with a Mughal Marquee, a gorgeous Georgian country house, and a charming rustic barn. It stretches over 500 acres and mixes styles both traditional and contemporary to create the perfect venue for couples looking for a quintessential Devon wedding.
10) Gaynes Park
Gaynes Park is part of a private, 1,000 acre estate within rural Essex that includes beautiful spans of parkland and farmland. For the perfect barn wedding they have: the Orangery at one end of a pretty Victorian Walled Garden, complete with oak beams; there’s also the Gather Barn, which with its open sides and exposed beams is the perfect setting for an outdoor summer wedding; and the Mill Barn, which is a large, converted barn complete with a mezzanine floor and gallery.
11) The Kentish Barn at Preston Court
Preston Court, a listed Georgian manor house, includes extensive private gardens with a French iron bridge, ornamental lakes fed by natural springs, a church, a medieval island (“Juliana’s Island”) and folly, a Victorian carousel, and, of course, a magnificent 17th-century Kentish barn. Built with a traditional wooden frame, the Kent Barn is a very versatile wedding reception space with fairground-style organs, a dance floor, raised stage, and doors that can be thrown wide open. Next to the Kent Barn and the granary building you’ll also find the Long Barn complete with a licensed bar, wood burning stove, and sofas for relaxation that’s ideal as a small space for guests who need to get away from the energy of the reception. The Preston Court area includes a lovely legend too: it says that, in Saxon times, St Mildred allowed her deer to run wild across the countryside, and she built a church wherever they found drinking water—including the Preston church called St Mildred’s Church.
12) Bank Barn at Askham Hall
Bank Barn is a Grade II listed building that lies within the grounds of Askham Hall in the Lake District. It’s an open-beamed, oak ceiling barn with bare stone walls, oak dance floor, glass doors, and contemporary lighting that can be decorated absolutely beautifully for your wedding. With a capacity of up to 200 evening guests and a variety of in-house catering options, this venue is perfect for weddings big or small.
13) The Out Barn
The Out Barn in Clitheroe, Lancashire, is undeniably eye-catching and has been combined with the original, 17th-century, stone-built hay barn to create a modern setting for your wedding. The cedar-clad oval extension overlooks idyllic farmland toward Pendle Hill and includes full-length, bi-fold glass doors. The old barn offers a more traditional, rustic setting with “home grown oak beams, oak floors and pine tables”.
14) The Oak Tree of Peover
Full of oak beams and natural light, the Oak Tree of Peover is an impressive barn wedding venue deep in the Cheshire countryside that includes a bar, terrace, and a truly splendid function room. The Acorn Lounge features a slate floor, bright windows, and a high ceiling, and it’s magical when lit by flooding sunlight or evening candlelight.
So that’s our list of just 14 of our favourite beautiful barn wedding venues in the UK! Find more barn wedding venues here.