15 of the prettiest Cotswold wedding barns

Beautiful countryside, chocolate box villages and rustic venues provide a magnetic draw for couples looking to tie the knot in the Cotswolds, with SoGlos selecting 15 of the prettiest barns for your big day.

If you’re dreaming of a stunningly picturesque country wedding then you’re spoilt for choice in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretching from Chipping Campden down to Bath.

The Cotswolds provide a picture-perfect backdrop for celebrations, with SoGlos rounding up 15 of the prettiest wedding barn venues, brimming with rustic charm and period features.

Prepare to be inspired by these wonderful wedding barns, offering the final ingredient for a quintessential Cotswold celebration.

1. Merriscourt

Set in the heart of the Cotswold countryside near Chipping Norton, Merriscourt offers an intimate venue for an effortlessly romantic barn wedding.

With a choice of two tastefully-restored barns, both catering for over 130 guests, Merriscourt boasts an idyllic setting for your big day, including a stunning Gallery Lawn that can be enjoyed during the summer months.

Discover what it’s like to say ‘I do’ at Merriscourt by reading about Emma and Jat's spectacular spring wedding.

2. Curradine Barns

Whilst just over the border in Worcestershire, the glorious Curradine Barns promise a stunning backdrop to a dreamy barn wedding, complete with a picture-perfect courtyard and heavenly countryside views.

Available for exclusive hire, the loved-up couple can roam around the gardens, expect spectacular food for their wedding breakfast and make the most of the venue’s on-site accommodation for up to 20 guests.

3. Blackwell Grange

A stunning exclusive-use venue in Shipston-on-Stour, Blackwell Grange boasts a rural setting in the Cotswolds, providing the perfect backdrop for a memorable countryside celebration.

Budding brides and grooms can tie the knot in the stunning Thatch Barn, a beautifully restored space that dates back to the 16th century and benefits from sandstone floors, gorgeous oak beams and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Guests are sure to love the glorious gardens encompassing the Apple Tree Lawn and Cider Lawn; while the contemporary and characterful Orchard Barn offers magnificent beams, opulent chandeliers, and lovely views across the farm and surrounding greenery.

4. The Barn at Upcote

Offering a simply stunning setting for your wedding, The Barn at Upcote caters for up to 100 guests during the ceremony and boasts elegant interiors to make your own. On warmer days, guest can spill out on to the chic courtyard and enjoy the picturesque views, which make a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs.

To find out more about hosting your day at The Barn at Upcote, see how Julia and Lewis celebrated their English garden party wedding at the venue.

5. The Barns at Caswell House

Effortlessly romantic, The Barns at Caswell House offer oak beams, flagstone floors and a gorgeous courtyard as the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs.

Brides and grooms can expect exclusive use of the whole venue, which is located in Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, ensuring a perfect day of absolute privacy with your wedding guests.

6. Cripps Barn

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Boasting plenty of Cotswold charm, Cripps Barn in Bibury promises a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with signature flagstone floors, a gorgeous terrace and fire pits in the garden.

With free camping available in the field next door, Cripps Barn offers the perfect place to don you dancing shoes and party late into the night.

7. Oxleaze Barn

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Nestled in the rolling countryside near Lechlade, Oxleaze Barn is a wedding venue with plenty of flexibility to create your dream Cotswold big day.

Couples tying the knot in the warmer months can open the barn doors wide and enjoy a private courtyard and manicured lawns, while the open fireplace and underfloor hearting mean it’s also perfect for winter weddings.

8. The Kingscote Barn

Set in a secluded valley and brimming with rustic character, award-winning venue, The Kingscote Barn, promises a traditional setting accommodating up to 150 wedding guests.

The beautifully restored barn, located near Tetbury, is the perfect setting to add your own personal touches, and with an experienced team on hand, you can be sure every last detail will be taken care of.

9. The Great Tythe Barn

Set among 200 acres of private land, The Great Tythe Barn near Tetbury boasts period features and traditional stonework to provide a beautiful backdrop for stunning barn weddings, whatever the season.

With a variety of options available for the ceremony, brides and grooms will be spoilt for choice seating up to 200 guests and even the option of an alfresco ceremony in the gorgeous gazebo.

10. Mickleton Hills Farm

Nestled near the town of Chipping Campden, Mickleton Hills Farm boasts a homely feel and fuses together rustic features and open spaces for a relaxed and personalised wedding day.

The exclusive-use barn tailors for both intimate gatherings and lavish celebrations, with the blank-canvas venue offering couples the chance to create a truly unique day in the beautiful Cotswold setting.

11. Stone Barn

Sister venue to Cripps Barn, Stone Barn is situated between Burford and Nothleach and promises stunning views of the surrounding Cotswold Hills, plenty of rustic charm, and a cosy indoor fire.

Pick up venue inspiration from Cath and Huw’s gorgeous autumnal wedding at Stone Barn.

13. Priors Tithe Barn

Steeped in history and boasting beautiful original features, Priors Tithe Barn is surrounded by stunning gardens which promise to be perfect for your wedding photographs.

Perfect for adding your own colour scheme or theme, the versatile barn offers a large space for bigger wedding parties and a blank canvas for adding your own personality to your big day.

14. Winkworth Farm

Family-run Wiltshire venue, Winkworth Farm, offers a delightful venue for couples craving a slice of Cotswold country charm on their wedding days.

Brides and grooms can choose to tie the knot in the stunning Long Barn or Roundhouse Gardens, which seat up to 150 guests, while the Threshing Barn can welcome parties of up to 200 for wedding ceremonies.

15. Cogges Manor Farm

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Soak up the idyllic rural setting of Cogges Manor Farm on your wedding day, offering two beautiful 17th-century barns seating up to 200 guests at the secluded venue near Witney.

The wedding party can spill out onto the stunning grounds too, with a gorgeous manor lawn perfect for toasting your nuptials and a hopelessly romantic walled garden that makes a glorious backdrop to photographs.

By Sophie Bird

© SoGlos
Thursday 29 August 2019

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