Calstone-Wellington Wedding Venue - Wellington Barn
If you want a wedding location that is far from the madding crowd this could be the place for you. For lovers of big countryside views, rolling clouds and magnificient skies this wedding venue has it all! Add to that the fact that Wellington Barn is a family run business with experienced, friendly staff and some really great value hire packages and you might just have a venue sorted. In case you missed it the venue is tucked away - a tiny red speck beneath the big blue sky just at the bottom right!
Ceremonies can be held inside the Old Barn which has been lovingly restored to keep many of the original features including high vaulted ceilings and oak beams.
Enjoy the view as the evening sun plays over the wiltshire hills as you have a drink on the outdoor terrace. In the summer the terrace is adorned with hanging baskets to die for.
From the Main Barn (below) you can fully appreciate the views of a sun setting on your wedding through these large panoramic windows that span the full length of one side of the barn. The Main Barn has plenty of space and can cater for upto 180 seated guests. Your wedding guests can also sit outside on the large terrace keeping warm by the free standing fires as the sun dips down over the hills and the sky glows a deep dark blue.
Outdoors person? Enjoy your whole wedding day outside soaking up these amazing views.The pagoda provides shelter whatever the weather. It also provides one of many locations for making some breathtaking wedding pictures.
Looking for a place to rest after a wedding day full of fresh air? Look no further. These shepherd huts have gorgeous views, comfy beds and great showers. This really helps you to enjoy the big outdoors without compromising on the comforts of a hotel.
The three shepherd huts all have luxurious beds so you can get a great nights sleep after the biggest day of your life.
Inside the huts have a light and airy atmosphere with plenty of tea and coffee on tap and small, simple bathrooms.
The interiors reflect the use of the surroundings beautifully and this brings the outside in.
Lambs in the shower!
Warm rays of sunshine are not guaranteed, but if the weather is not perfect at least you will have a cosy retreat to your hut.
This place is its people (as well as its views!) and the staff here are simply brilliant! They kept in touch before and after my visit and couldn't do enough to help whilst I was there supplying me with lots of hot tea on a very cold shoot. It is a family business who have great relationships with nearby suppliers and they work as a very good team. The visitor book below is packed with well-deserved compliments.
So what are the costs to stay at Wellington Barn? Wellington Barn offer some really great value packages without the host of added extras that some of the larger hotels add to the bill. The base price for the venue, civil ceremony, 3 course meal for 75 guests, 1/2 bottle of wine each and lovely shepherd hut for the Bride and Groom is £7025. This is the Sun-Thursday price in the Summer(May-Sep). It will be approximately £1000 more for a weekend wedding. If you want to get married in the winter then you can deduct £1000 so the base cost is £6025. These prices are fixed until 2019.
The main caterers are Vaughn's Kitchen
but you can also choose from 5 other caterer's including
for real foodies:
or for simple locally sourced food:
If you want a place with a buzz and lots going on nearby then this is not the place for you - head for the city. If, on the other hand, you love gardens, being outside and beautiful skies, then this venue is really hard to beat. It also has some top class caterers and it now has some very cosy huts to complete your stay.
Fo the full story check out the weddings section ofWellington Barn's own website