On the hunt for a rustic-chic wedding venue to bring your Pinterest dreams to life? These North Yorkshire wedding barns should totally be added to your scouting list. Boasting exposed beams, shabby-chic fixings and natural surroundings, these spots are guaranteed to get you on board with the barn wedding trend (if you’re not into it already).
Here are a few drop dead gorgeous North Yorkshire wedding barns.
The Normans is a North Yorkshire wedding barn with some seriously enviable style. It was built centuries ago and has been revamped into a gorgeous contemporary venue with beautiful event spaces and a courtyard for a truly memorable event. The indoor event rooms flaunt dreamy exposed brick and beam work, whitewashed wooden cladding and all the shabby-chic gorgeousness you could ever want, so you shouldn’t have to purchase too many decor extras. Its largest space can accommodate 130 guests, so don’t go too crazy with your invites.
If you’re a festival lover, Camp Katur is the wedding venue for you. Not only does it have an amazing barn venue on its grounds in the Yorkshire countryside, but it’ll also put up tents and tipis on your big day to take it to the next level (who doesn’t love a bit of glamping?). The barn still boasts many of its original features, like exposed oak beams and brick work, so you’ll get that amazing rustic-chic vibe, and its woodland area can be used for parties or ceremonies, too. It can accommodate groups of up to 150 for a seated dinner, making it a great choice for midsize weddings.
Yorkshire Wedding Barn
The beautifully designed Yorkshire wedding barn is set in the rolling hills overlooking two large wildlife lakes and lovely gardens. You can arrange to hold a civil ceremony or enquire about a church wedding at the nearby St Agatha’s Church in Gilling West. There are two barns available for your reception: the Wedding Barn can seat up to 140 and the Lake Barn has capacity for 300. They also provide accommodations for up to 58 guests on site and 12 in the village of Gilling West. Pro tip: ask about their recommended suppliers list to make wedding planning in the area a cinch.
Minnehaha Events is another solid option for festival lovers. Most ceremonies and receptions are set outdoors or in its luxurious extra large tipi tents, but it’s also equipped with an indoor-outdoor barn (dubbed ‘The Stables’) that makes for a great lounge and bar area. It has enough room for 136 guests, so you may want to skip inviting second cousins, colleagues and acquaintances.
The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey
Travel back in time by choosing this North Yorkshire wedding barn for your wedding day. The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey has left its wooden frame untouched for almost 500 years and is one of the largest timbered aisle barns in northern England, so it’s a pretty impressive spot. Its grounds overlook the Priory ruins and the River Wharfe, giving you plenty of picturesque backdrops for your wedding photos. It can fit up to 200 guests, so you shouldn’t have any trouble fitting in all of your nearest and dearest.
If you’re on the hunt for a truly luxurious North Yorkshire wedding barn, look no further than Wharfedale Grange. Its beautiful wooden barns have been made over into wedding-worthy event spaces, perfect for rustic-chic affairs. Whether you want to deck it out with chandeliers and fairy lights or keep things simple, the team here can help you put together the perfect look for your big day. Its largest barn can accommodate groups of up to 250, so you can invite a few extra plus ones.
Surrounded by a gorgeous woodland and gardens, Whinstone View offers an escape from everyday life that’s absolutely perfect for a wedding. Its grounds have Scandinavian log cabins, tipis, a gourmet bistro and a rustic-chic wedding-worthy barn (dubbed Wray’s Barn). It also has several themed wedding packages to choose from, so you won’t have to labour over any of your decor, food or drink details (score!). The barn can seat up to 150 people, so you probably won’t have to cut back your guest list too much.
Just south of North Yorkshires border you’ll find Lineham Farm, a 17th century barn venue with some serious wedding potential. If you hire this venue, you’ll get total use of the country house and two cottages for your entire wedding weekend, so you can keep the party going after your reception has wrapped (and won’t even have to find accommodations). The buildings sleep 47 guests comfortably, so we suggest keeping your out-of-town guest list as short as possible.
Priory cottages are another option slightly outside of North Yorkshire’s border. This venue is made up of seven cottages, a barn and a marquee, giving you plenty of rustic options for your big day. All of the spaces have been painted and updated to give them a chic edge. The largest space can fit 150 guests, making it ideal for small to midsize weddings.