A unique and fantastic Festival & Barn wedding venue
Visit our new website : http://thehaybarn-weddingvenue.co.uk
Festival country weddings
An outdoor field wedding is an ideal blank canvas to customise your wedding how you want it.
At Brook House Farm, you can host an outdoor festival wedding, and also camp with friends and family,
and enjoy the outdoors over 3 or 4 days!
A customised outdoor wedding gives you so much more possibilities compared to the decorated function
rooms hotels tend to provide which tend to often be impersonal and very formatted.
Our grounds can be hired for exclusive & private use for festival weddings, birthdays, and corporate events.
You are sure to enjoy your big day without having to share the venue with another couple.
Nestled in an area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, Brook House Farm is an ideal venue
for festival wedding parties and other events in the heart of the Shropshire Hills.
At The HAYBARN wedding venue we limit the numbers of festival outdoor weddings per year to only 6~7 dates between
May and September.
Each festival wedding on our site is unique and our mission is to offer you a very personalised service.
By limiting the number of weddings on our site we feel that you are going to have a great experience.
Most hotels, and formal venues are not always exclusive, and charge even more for exclusivity. And with a wedding
every other day can have a very impersonal "conveyor belt" feel to them. Maximising capacity is their driving force.
Booking our grounds as a wedding venue will mean that you will be getting our full attention from the moment you enquire.
We are at hand to help and advise you with various ideas and options, and help customise every aspect of your wedding.
We allow you be as creative as you wish. We are more than happy to help with contacts for marquees, tipis,
stretch tents etc.. When it comes to catering, we do not insist that you to have set menus or a specific caterer.
Nor do we insist on our choice of wines. We do not have any corkage charges, and we do not sell drinks ourselves.
If you prefer for someone to organise everything for you, we can also put you in touch with a local professional
We do not have a wedding licence for the ceremony. You will need to get married in a church or registry office.
How about Fish and Chips, Paella, Mezes, grazing menus, Burritos, Street food, Hog roasts, barbeques, tapas,
Afternoon teas, 3 course sit down meals, Cheese and wine..
The choice is yours..
When it comes to food and drink, you can specify what you would like on the day and commission any
caterer of your choice to suit your style, and budget. The possibilities are endless.
We also have an excellent local caterer who will offer many choices to suit any budget
to include full service, cutlery, tables, chairs, linen, coffee service etc.. if required.
We do not have a licensed bar. If alcoholic drinks are to be sold to your guests you will need a licence,
or simply contract a mobile licensed bar. It is important to note that we do not have any corkage charges.
So no hidden costs!
As you can customise everything, when it comes to drinks you have the choice.
You are free to commission any licensed bar company to suit your budget and style.
The are many possibilities.
We can assist you by putting you in touch with various excellent recommended bar suppliers
such as mobile vintage caravan bars, bars with horse boxes etc.. Our recommended bars are very professional and with fair pricing.
With the four night rental you will have one night for a party until midnight. (max 100 evening guests)
The choice is once again yours. You can hire a professional DJ, a band, acoustic music, karaoke,
or simply bring a I-Pod dock for your music playlist. You can hire magicians, jugglers etc..
A beautiful setting
The HAYBARN wedding venue is situated in the heart of the rural Shropshire hills, a designated Area Of Natural Outstanding Beauty.
Our grounds are immaculately kept and bordered by a brook and mature trees. The wedding field is flat, making
the erection of marquees easier, providing a maximum of useful space to design, theme and layout your wedding
how you want to. Your guests will left with unforgettable memories for years to come.
The area is peaceful and quiet, with no motorways and traffic noise to spoil the atmosphere.
You will have beautiful views of the Shropshire hills with lots of walks and open country side.
Furthermore there are two local pubs nearby within walking distance, as well as a village park with swings for
the kids just a couple of minutes down the lane.
Hiring a field can be another option for you, but bare in mind that most farmers fields would have an uneven surface
with weeds, thistles, mole hills, or livestock droppings, no toilets, no drinking water, no electrics, and no accommodation.
The HAYBARN and Brook House Farm is not a working farm. our fields are very well maintained all year round, the grass is perfect
for the erection of marquees, tepees, or tents. Ideal for playing lawn games on a sunny afternoon, or simply enjoy the shaded area by the brook.
THE HAYBARN wedding venue wedding field is two acres, we also offers exclusive and private accommodation for camping and glamping guests
at Brook House Farm. So why not make it a long week end and share this special moment with your friends and family over several days.
We offer the following accommodation:
- Hard standing areas for small campervans / food trucks etc..
- Two glamping pods,
- Two nomadic Yurts,
- A cottage for the bride and groom,
- Tent pitches for your guests wishing to camp.
We are fully equipped with electric hook ups all around the site, modern toilet & shower block, drinking water,
fire pits, washing up area, barbeques, picnic table and chairs.
Should the number of guests be over 50 people, we will provide an additional luxury trailer toilet block.
When you book the HAYBARN for your outdoor or barn wedding, we include our beautiful cottage, making it a perfect
bridal suite for you to get ready, rest, and change during your stay or to make last minute preparations during your stay.
The cottage is a well appointed and benefits of Wifi connection should you need any last minute web access before your wedding day.
Flexible packages & options
We have many packages and options to suit each style and budget.
You will find our venue and options very competitively priced saving you money compared to most country estates or hotel venues.
These sort of venues generally limit your options. Most operate a tight schedule with one night hire only.
Most other venues impose their set menus, caterers, wine list, or charge corkage, some even insist on their preferred DJ playing their
We allow you to totally personalise your wedding and impress your guests by throwing an unforgettable party.
Festival field weddings are very popular with modern marquees. A nicely decorated structure and a few props looks great.
Marquees, and stretch tents are modular, and versatile and offer a lot of options to personalise your wedding day according to
your vision or budget.
There are many options available to further personalise your day such as Hiring Straw bales, Firewood, Buntings, Lawn games,
drone aerial photography, and various props which we can discuss with you when you come to view the site.
What is included when you book the HAYBARN for your wedding or event:
- A beautiful and natural setting,
- Standard hire period of 4 nights for festival weddings,
- Exclusive use of our grounds and options for guest accommodation,
- 1 Night of reception / party on the campsite field (100-120 guests maximum)
- A Range of Beautiful Natural Spaces to Host Drink Receptions,
- Additional space for blessings by the brook,
- Use of our cottage for the bride and groom for two nights,
- 8 tent pitches on the campsite field for your wedding guests,
- Option for your guests to book 2 camping PODS,
- Option to book 2 nomadic Yurts for the glamping experience,
- Option to book our en-suite guest room,
- Gated, hedged private field,
- Parking for up to 30 cars daytime / + 20 cars overnight on overflow carpark.
- Access to brook,
- Amplified music until Midnight on your wedding night,
- Use of large campfire by the brook (optional logs),
- Use of several barbeques and fire pits,
- Use of pub style picnic tables/bench,
- Freedom of choosing your own bar (no corkage fees),
- Modern toilet block and showers for campers,
- Additional trailer loos required (if over 50 guests),
- Wash basins,
- Washing up area,
- Fresh water taps,
- Electric hook ups all around the site,
- Wifi in cottage,
- Parking signage and use of chalk board,
- 3 Meetings with you on site before the wedding to help planning,
- Meeting your chosen suppliers on site to ensure smooth set up for the big day,
- Liaison with your suppliers,
- We are at hand during your stay,
- Bar can operate until 11:30pm, Amplified music until Midnight, All gates are locked at 12:15
When you come to view the site, we can go through all options in detail. Everything can be customised.
We have access to a wedding planner and co-coordinator to take of the headache out of the planning and
negotiating with suppliers saving you money, leaving you more time to organise the fun side of your wedding.
Also we have contacts with videographers, caterers, crockery hire, DJ, mobile bars, and many great caterers etc...
Parking / Trains / transport:
There is parking onsite, and if the field is a little wet following bad weather, we have spaces
for about 30 cars on a dedicated graveled car park. If guests wish to arrive by bus, or minibus
this is also possible. We also have an overflow grass car park for another 20 cars.
For guests arriving by train, Church Stretton is 4 miles away and only 6 minutes drive.
If you wish to land a helicopter we have an alternative 6 acre field for landing by arrangement.
There are local several taxi and mini bus companies you can hire.
Possible Uses of the Field:
- Birthday parties,
- Festival weddings,
- Private parties,
- Sports events,
- Festival weddings,
- Corporate events.
- Yoga retreats,
- Sports days, Alternative therapies etc..
We do not allow: Car boot sales, Music festivals, Model Aircrafts, Shooting of Guns & Firearms.
Prices for 2019 :
Planning early and booking early is advised to avoid disappointment as we are taking
bookings up to 24 months in advance and limit the number of bookings in a year to 6~7
for the festival weddings.
- £800 for 1 night private hire, no camping, and no accommodation.
- £3000 for 4 nights, with cottage accommodation, + £550 for luxury toilet block, if over 50 guests.
We have several accommodation options for your guests to book directly with us.
The number of days/nights required will depend on the size of your wedding and structure
you hire in. Some suppliers will be able to erect the structure in a day, some require 2 days.
Big structures with lots of decorations will need more time than a small one hat tipi for 50-60 people.
A structure for 100 guests will need the 4 night rental for build up, decoration, party night and take down.
All this is discussed in detail during our meeting when you visit.
Please contact us to discuss the many possibilities and various options to suit all budgets.
The above prices do not include the hire of a structure such a marquee, tipi or stretch tent.
Excludes catering, drinks, decorations etc..
Add £165 for weddings held in 2020, and £165 more for 2021.
A booking deposit of £600 is required to secure the dates, 2 stage payments are possible.
Marquees, Tipis or Stretch tents:
We have several suppliers we can recommend at various budgets.
You first need to determine the size of marquee that you will require.
To work this out, you will need to consider the following questions:
1. How many guests will attend your wedding during the daytime?
2. Will you be having a sit down meal?
3. Will you want a buffet area?
4. Will you have a stage for a band and/or DJ?
5. Will you need space for a bar?
6. Will you have a dance floor?
7. Will your caterers need a separate catering tent?
8. How many additional guests do you expect in the evening?
As an example, to seat 100 guests on 6ft round tables, with a buffet area, stage,
bar area and dance floor, you are likely to need a 9m x 21m marquee.
When you come to view our facilities we will explain all of the options and possibilities we have for you.
We would love to show you around, and to discuss your wedding plans in detail, during our meeting we will
throw in many ideas and suggestions based on what has worked well or not so well for other couples.
Please call Daniel on 01694 77 15 99 or fill in the enquiry form in the contact page to arrange a viewing.
Here are the dates we have available at the HAYBARN. It is advisable to book well in advance to avoid disappointment
as we only make 6~7 outdoor wedding dates available. The dates bellow represent a Saturday wedding,
and your rental period will start on the Thursday or Friday depending on the time you need, size of structure etc..
Please note: We operate our outdoor festival weddings between May and September only.
It is not possible to do dates out side of these months.
2017 - FULLY BOOKED
2018 - Sat 12th MAY - BOOKED
2018 - Sat 2nd JUNE - BOOKED
2018 - Sat 23rd JUNE- BOOKED
2018 - Sat 07th JULY - BOOKED
2018 - Sat 21st JULY - BOOKED
2018 - Sat 18th AUG - BOOKED
2018 - Sat 25th AUG - BOOKED
no dates possible after Sept 15th.
2019 - Sat 25th MAY - possible date
2019 - Sat 08th JUNE - possible date
2019 - Sat 22th JUNE - BOOKED
2019 - Sat 6th JULY - possible date
2019 - Sat 20th JULY - BOOKED
2019 - Sat 03rd AUG - BOOKED
2019 - Sat 10th AUG - possible date
2019 - Sat 1st SEPT - possible date
no dates possible after Sept 15th
2020 - Sat 25th JULY - BOOKED
2020 - Sat 08th AUG - BOOKED
Contact us for other possible dates for 2020
NEW BARN WEDDINGS
When you visit us, talk to us about our future BARN weddings planned to open summer 2019
During winter/spring of 2018, we will be restoring our old hay barn into a unique rustic barn wedding venue as an
alternative to marquee or tipi weddings.
When the barn is done we will offer weddings up to 100 guests, also intimate weddings for 25 o 50 guests
and Elopement weddings too. It will be possible to hold weddings in the barn from MARCH until end of OCTOBER
visit our new website : http://www.thehaybarn-weddingvenue.co.uk