Best barn wedding venues: Our favourite locations for adding some rustic charm

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Plan the perfect rustic wedding day at one of these glorious barn wedding venues.

You can’t start a wedding venue search without pondering over a barn or two – and there’s a reason why barn wedding venues are just so popular. They are often in stunning rural locations with rolling hills and a picturesque landscape. A barn wedding can also be hugely versatile and can be kept beautifully rustic with hay bales and wild flowers, or made suitably glam with glass lanterns and twinkling lights.

Getting married in a barn is a popular choice for many couples who fall for the high ceilings and wooden beams the moment they step through the stable doors.

If you are thinking about holding your wedding day in a barn then take a look at some of our favourite across the UK. From remote spots perfect for a DIY day through to professional venues that can cater to your every whim.

The Cow Shed Crail, Fife

Barn location in Fife

A wedding at The Cow Shed Crail is like stepping into a dream. Just a short distance from St Andrews you will find this unique blank canvas wedding venue. You can enjoy sea views and a choice of stunning spaces for your ceremony, reception and evening celebrations. We have fallen in love with the venue’s exposed brickwork and seafront location. With space for 60 guests to stay over, it’s also an ideal choice if you have friends and family travelling to the wedding.
Where: Crail, Fife
Special features: Sea views, accommodation for 60 guests, versatile space
Find out more: The Cow Shed Crail

Broxmouth Courtyard, Dunbar

Outdoor rustic ceremony at Broxmouth Estate

For an exclusive use wedding venue in Dunbar packed full of charm and character, Broxmouth Courtyard is for you. The venue is located within the Broxmouth Country Estate and was purpose built for weddings – meaning you really will find everything you need. From the perfect bridal dressing room to romantic ceremony spaces and cottage-style accommodation, there isn’t an aspect of your day that hasn’t been thought of.
Where: Dunbar, East Lothian
Special features: Self catering accommodation, wedding licence, exclusive use
Find out more: Broxmouth Courtyard

Larchfield Estate, County Antrim

Wedding reception layout at Larchfield Estate

This luxury wedding venue in County Antrim comes complete with cobbled courtyards, walled gardens and a 19th-century barn taking centre stage. As well as being a perfect place to hold your ceremony and reception, guests are welcome to stay overnight in one of the venue’s beautifully appointed rooms or within the glamping area in the gardens – which will be a fun and memorable experience for your guests.
Where: Lisburn, County Antrim
Special features: No corkage, overnight accommodation, glamping available
Find out more: Larchfield Estate

Healey Barn, Northumberland

Ceremony space at Healey Barn

A dreamy rustic wedding venue in the Northumberland countryside, Healey Barn is found near the quaint village of Healey. WIth multiple stone buildings on site, you can choose from a range of spaces for your wedding ceremony and celebrations. The venue also offers open fire cooking and an 8-spit rotisserie behind a glass screen. So, you can really embrace the rustic style of the venue with all the luxury amenities you could need.
Where: Riding Mill, Northumberland
Special features: Open fire cooking, fire pits, overnight accommodation
Find out more: Healey Barn

Danby Castle Barn, Whitby

Exterior of Danby Castle Barn

With records dating back to the 14th century, Danby Castle Barn is steeped in history. What was once the castle sits in ruins, offering an impressive backdrop to the stone buildings that now sit in its place. Found in the Yorkshire countryside, you won’t be short of rolling countryside views over the North York Moors. The venue prides itself on a relaxed, flexible approach and can work with you to create a day that is unique.
Special features: Historic location, pet friendly, landscaped gardens
Where: Whitby, North Yorkshire
Find out more: Danby Castle Barn

Paddock Barn, Cumbria

Outdoor rustic ceremony

The thing that makes Paddock Barn extra special is that it has been family run for many years. So, you get that personal service from a team that really cares. The barn sits within a 35 acre farm meaning you will have space in abundance, plus a host of dreamy spots for your wedding pictures. The venue’s Thrashing Barn can be split into two sections so you can hold your ceremony and reception in close proximity. You could also say ‘I do’ outside with picture-perfect Lake District views in the background.
Where: Kendal, Cumbria
Special features: Lake District location, DIY wedding venue, log burners and fire pits
Find out more: Paddock Barn

Looking for more inspiration around barn wedding venues? Take a closer look at Real Wedding couple Cristina and Andrew who had a rustic style wedding day in Henley on Thames.

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