Why You’ll Never Regret Choosing a Barn Wedding Venue

Inspiration – 11.04.23

There’s something so quintessentially British about weddings in barns. Steeped in history, character and un-replicable charm, barn wedding venues provide a romantic and timeless space in which to say your I do’s.

As many barn venues have been converted to become designated wedding venues, you’ll find that spaces are carefully considered and sympathetically renovated to create more space and introduce more light, whilst retaining the charm of the original structure.

This means that barn wedding venues come with all of the comforts of a more contemporary venue but with the unique patina of a time-worn space that simply can’t be recreated.

If you need any more convincing that barn style venues are some of the most perfect wedding venues in the UK, here are eight reasons why you’ll never regret choosing one.


1. Unbeatable history and romance

While some barn venues are contemporary new builds, many others are hundreds of years old and rich in history. There’s something gloriously romantic about old buildings, particularly when original features are on show. They provide an opportunity for you to add a little piece of your own story to the already rich tapestry of stories that only centuries-old buildings carry with them. You simply cannot reproduce the kind of charm and character found in original barns.

2. A blank canvas upon which to imprint your style

With wonderful original features such as brick walls, stone floors and wooden beams, barn wedding venues embrace a multitude of wedding schemes.

Forget having to work with loud, patterned carpets or unsightly curtains. The design and architecture of a barn doesn’t compete with contemporary or rustic wedding schemes. High ceilings invite unique, statement decorations, such as fairy lights draped between beams, floating floral installations, chandeliers, bunting or even ceiling drapery.

Whether you’re considering neutrals, pastels or bright colours, grand floral backdrops or subtle lighting, rustic or glamour, barns tend to lend themselves to all types of style.

3. It’s exclusively yours

Barn wedding venues typically offer exclusive use, which means you won’t be bumping into other brides or sharing a hotel with guests who aren’t part of your wedding.

If you choose to get married at Mythe Barn, exclusive use means that you can decide to have your ceremony outside beneath the Gazebo in good weather but change to having your ceremony in the Oak Barn should the weather turn. You are able to make these kinds of last minute decisions with relative freedom.

With exclusive use venues your wedding is the only consideration. Whether you’re hosting a formal dinner for 50 or a street food party for 150, when you choose a barn wedding venue your day really is exclusively yours.

4. Beautiful surroundings

The very nature of barn wedding venues means that you’re almost guaranteed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside. Barn venues allow you to feel a sense of separation from the rest of the world; to feel as though you’re getting away from it all.

Barn wedding venues often allow you to enjoy the surrounding countryside from both inside and out, to ensure views are appreciated and embraced in all seasons.

Many barns are still within easy reach of cities, towns and major road networks throughout the UK, making them a practical option when it comes to travel and overnight accommodation.

Mythe Barn is within easy reach of major transport networks but is set in the midst of beautiful countryside. With acres of fields surrounding the barns, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were miles away from anywhere. In the summer, couples celebrate with guests in the great outdoors and in winter, you can still experience the spectacular views from behind floor to ceiling windows.

5. Impressive gardens

A barn wedding venue in a countryside setting is likely to offer an abundance of outside space, from manicured gardens to pretty courtyards, which might be particularly attractive if you’re thinking of having a summer wedding.

Lawns are perfect for welcome drinks and canapés and, if you’re inviting children to your big day, large gardens provide a great entertainment space for bouncy castles, treasure hunts and garden games.

When the sun goes down, terraces and courtyards can be beautifully lit and provide an idyllic spot for an evening fire pit or barbecue.

6. Overnight accommodation

If you like the idea of friends and family being able to stay overnight, many barn wedding venues boast outbuildings such as stable buildings, haylofts or farm houses which are typically converted to provide modern-country comforts.

At Mythe Barn, we have seven beautiful en-suite bedrooms in our converted stables giving you the opportunity to invite your closest friends and family to relax, stay at Mythe Barn and enjoy breakfast with you the following morning. And we know you’ll just love our luxurious Honeymoon Suite.

7. Incredible food

Plenty of barn wedding venues offer farm to fork food options which are both seasonal and local, and therefore environmentally friendly.

If you choose to have your wedding at Mythe Barn, our expert on-site catering team will help you design the perfect menu, whether you opt for an exquisite fine dining experience, colourful sharing platters or theatrical surprise courses. The team at Mythe Barn will always encourage couples to embrace the season and will work with your personal tastes and budget.


If you’ve decided that the many benefits of a barn wedding venue outweigh all other types of wedding venue, let us suggest a handful of reasons why Mythe Barn could be the perfect fit for your wedding day.

1. Have your ceremony inside or outside

The magnificent Oak Barn with its full height windows, oak beams and minstrels gallery provides an incredible setting for your indoor ceremony. With contemporary, neutral décor, it works beautifully throughout the year. If you dream of having your wedding ceremony outdoors, you’ll fall in love with our fairytale Gazebo, set in beautifully manicured gardens.


2. Choose from a variety of reception spaces

Following your romantic ceremony, you’ll want to celebrate and greet your guests with drinks and canapés. Once again, Mythe Barn offers variety and choice, whether you’d like your day to flow from the Oak Barn to the Cart Barn or to head outside for drinks in the pretty Courtyard which is just the place for soaking up the sun and enjoying a few outdoor games.


3. Delight with the contemporary Grain Store

The Grain Store is a space with wow factor, enabling you to surprise and delight your guests at each stage of your wedding day. A fabulous setting for your wedding breakfast, this contemporary, light-filled barn has been designed entirely with weddings in mind. With elegant décor and picturesque views of the countryside beyond, it suits both lavish and more intimate celebrations.


4. Unrivalled dining options

Exceptional food and service are at the heart of every Mythe Barn wedding and guests often comment on their fantastic dining experiences. Our expert on-site catering team will work with you to create your exquisite wedding menu, from welcome drinks and canapes through to wood-fired pizza in the evening.


5. Exclusively yours

Of course, Mythe Barn is exclusively yours on your wedding day. We don’t want you to share it with anyone else and we make sure that each and every wedding celebration is entirely bespoke. Get ready, marry, dine, celebrate and spend the night in our luxurious honeymoon suite without any external interruptions.

If you’re wondering what real couples have said about Mythe Barn, take a look at our real brides advice for your Mythe Barn wedding.

Alternatively, get in touch to book a show round and come and see for yourselves what it is that makes Mythe Barn one of the best barn wedding venues in the UK.

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