Our Orchard Marquee is situated within a truly beautiful setting. As you approach the venue the first thing you will feast your eyes on is the beautiful entranceway and surrounding acres of apple and pear orchards, rolling hills and woodland. Peace and quiet from EVERY aspect – away from noisy traffic on roads, housing and industrial estates, schools – in fact anything that could intrude on your day.
Our elegant all season marquee is purposefully positioned at the bottom of a hill in a natural valley thus sheltered a little from the full force of the English weather. Unlike other venues with marquees which have them erected and dismantled seasonally, the BarnYard’s marquee is permanent in structure which has allowed us to equip it to the highest of standards from the 18ft long ‘shabby chic’ white painted solid oak bar, intelligent lighting to match your colour scheme, beautiful fairylit and decorated ceiling, deluxe indoor toilets, powder room area with large mirrors, thermostatically controlled heating, stage and dance floor and fully integrated sound system with PA, speakers and wireless microphone. The vast draped ceiling is also hung with five beautiful crystal and glass chandeliers which are dimmable. The dance floor area is ‘cocooned’ by twinkly starlit black ceiling and side curtains where you will also find a gorgeous mirror ball and other DJ lighting. Other seasonal decoration is carried out in the marquee at certain times of the year to help give it that WOW factor ……. it really is totally stunning.
We can accommodate up to 200 guests in our marquee for a wedding breakfast and up to 300 guests for the evening party.
Along the whole front of the marquee there are numerous glass bi-folding doors which, when fully open, allows more natural light in and greater circulation of air which gives the feeling of the outdoors being indoors.
Our Orchard Marquee is a very grand affair. A beautiful blank canvas which you are welcome to decorate in any way you wish.
You are welcome to get married on site in one of two outside newly landscaped wedding ceremony areas. The first is our gorgeous Lavender Walk Gazebo set at the end of a beautiful long wedding aisle where you walk underneath a wisteria and rose covered pergola (which in the evening is lit up with fairylights) and second is our tranquil Orchard Garden Gazebo situated behind the marquee with literally panoramic views of beautiful apple and pear orchards, rolling hills and bluebell woodland.
In the case that the ceremony has to move inside, we can ensure that the marquee ceremony room (for indoor weddings) is already set up so any last minute changes to the weather can be seamlessly accommodated and due to the exceptional panoramic views of our orchards from this indoor area you still get as close as possible to the feeling of an outdoor wedding but without having to get wet!
Although the indoor ceremony room within our marquee is a part of the main construction, we are able to create a completely separate room by the use of a portable curtained corridor which ensures that the wedding breakfast part of the marquee remains hidden away until the all important grand unveiling. This indoor ceremony area also has a PA system to enable us to play your chosen music for your ceremony.
The BarnYard is magical also at night. As dusk falls the landscaped grounds around the marquee and the entranceway light up with thousands of fairy lights strung from the trees, the gazebos, the pergola and uplighters in the foliage, making a stunning impact for your evening guests as they arrive and for you to enjoy while having ‘al fresco’ drinks on the lawn.
We believe that once you have had a showround you will be blown away with how gorgeous everything is.