Our beautiful country barns are ideal for civil ceremonies for up to 165 guests.
The Redbrick Barn
Floor to ceiling sliding doors provide beautiful backdrops of the gardens on one side and the front courtyard on the other.
On warm days with the doors open, its like having your wedding in the garden itself!
On cold winter days, the underfloor heating provides a cosy warmth that radiates throughout the Barns.
The acoustics of this Barn are exceptional and reverberate as any country chapel might! Musically beautiful!
Two layout options are available for the Redbrick Barn: traditional 'gable end' layout with central aisle leading to the end of the Barn and a beautiful central layout.
The photographers love the central layout due to the natural light available and the guests feel very 'connected' to the ceremony as the bride and groom have their ceremony in the middle making it very intimate - still using a central aisle to walk down and the guests seated seated at each end of the barn.
We use a central layout for 105 guests, or the gable end layout is for up to 90 guests.
The Timberframed Barn
Flooded by natural daylight from full height doors that can be folded back on warm summer days, the Timberframed Barn comfortably seats 165 guests. The natural limestone floor is underfloor heated for winter weddings and on summer days with our gorgeous white voiles fluttering in the breeze, they provide a romantic backdrop to your ceremony.
Both barns are licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies
You will need to reserve or book a time with the Registrars directly and are advised to contact the Registration Service on 01905 768181 Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm.
Prefered times for ceremonies that work well for the timings of a wedding are ideally between 1pm and 3pm (with guests arriving an hour before the ceremony)
For Civil Ceremonies - bookings can be made up to two calender years in advance. (Bookings between 12 and 24 calender months in advance are subject to an additional booking fee in addition to the Council's fees payable.