Barn wedding venues are the quintessential choice for rustic, country style weddings. A wedding in a Barn is perfect for a relaxed wedding which you can stamp your personality to. We have lots of stunning Barn wedding venues in the Hampshire and West Sussex area, set in pretty villages and amongst cornfields and downland.
I’ve photographed lots of lovely Barn weddings in the South, and wanted to share a few photos, tips and ideas if you are considering getting married in a Barn. You might think a barn seems a little rough and simple for a wedding, but most Barn wedding venues are beautiful buildings with high beamed ceilings, lit with fairy lights and chandeliers, and set in beautiful gardens looking out on fields and woodlands. The Tithe Barn in Petersfield has a high vaulted ceiling to rival most churches, while the gardens at Bury Court Barns are charmingly landscaped like any Country manor. I love photographing barn weddings, when you can have relaxed photos in a golden cornfield, or looking out across hills and pastures.
The uncomplicated decor of a wedding barn allows you to stamp your own style on your wedding, and barn wedding venues can be be gorgeously decorated with flowers, bunting, pom poms, lights, garlands and personal touches. Unlike a hotel, you will not have to share your venue with other guests, and you can often choose your own caterers or menus so you really have the wedding how you want, whether it be a relaxed hog roast or elegant 7 course dinner.
Most Barn wedding venues are licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can get married and hold your wedding reception all in one easy place with no bother moving guests from one place to other. Of course Wedding Barns are also perfect for wedding receptions if you are getting married in a pretty country church nearby. Some venues, such as Upwaltham Barns, Southend Barns and Rivervale Barns have separate buildings for your ceremony and reception, and many even have break out areas such as bars, quiet rooms and covered courtyards ideal for grandparents to escape the music, or kids to play. Some venues even have accommodation on site, with cosy cottages or bed and breakfast rooms for Bridal preparations and the first night of your honeymoon. Barn weddings allow you to have an outdoorsy wedding with the confidence you have a warm, dry and atmospheric retreat from the elements, so they are suitable for weddings in Spring, Autumn and Winter, as well as for Summer weddings.
If you are considering a Barn wedding here are some local venue’s you may want to look into.
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This weekend I ran the Wedding Photobooth at Kelly & Patrick’s Tithe Barn wedding. It was an odd day for me, not being the wedding photographer, and seeing all the beautiful details of their pretty pink wedding I was quite jealous. Still, Photobooth’s are always a giggle and this was no exception. Here are a selection of photos from the afternoon. The full gallery is HERE, password is the bride’s maiden name.
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Here’s a little preview of Kelly and Patrick’s wedding photobooth from today at the Tithe Barn near Petersfield.
The full gallery will be online on Tuesday morning, and you can also find your photos on facebook so get tagging.
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The ducks swimming across the lawn outside the Tithe Barn were a good indication that the day’s proceedings would be confined to indoors, but the monsoon didn’t spoil a beautiful day. The wedding was very personal, combining traditional wedding details and something much more them– from Laura’s song during the signing of the register to the silly wigs and hats that livened up the evening reception. And how many wedding discos end with the bride and groom moshing?
Scott & Lolly, many congratulations, may you live happily ever after!
The full galleries are now online for friends and family from the following links.
Lolly has a healthy obsession with shoes so she obviously had to have some amazing ones for her big day.
This is my absolute favourite photo from the day. I just remember Cat blubbing “Oh my god Lolly, you’re a real bride!”
The Tithe Barn is a really impressive venue for a civil ceremony with that great arched ceiling.
Lolly’s an amazing singer. During the signing of the register she sang a beautiful song (sorry Lol, no idea what it was!) accompanied by best man Wayne on the guitar. They usually play in the metal band Apnia so I was so surprised the acoustic song was a reworkin of an Apnia original.