Looking for the perfect wedding venue for your rustic theme? Try a barn! Here are just seven reasons why they make the perfect place to celebrate on the big day…


If you envisage your wedding day playing out in a stunning backdrop then look no further than the romantic country oasis that is South Farm. Nestled in the heart of the countryside the beautiful old Grade II listed farmhouse flanks a fine collection of ancient timber framed barns all lovingly restored and encircled by idyllic gardens. South Farm boasts a productive smallholding, expansive nature reserve and woodlands, 30 acres in all. Here are just a few reasons why you should book this gorgeous setting for your big day today!


It’s dramatic

Impressive but welcoming, with high historic beams and lofty ceilings, the Tudor Barn is at the heart of South Farm’s many varied entertaining spaces. Presenting a splendid setting for a perfect wedding day, the admiring intake of breath when newcomers first enter never fails to delight. The Old Dairy, built in 1862, welcomes guests with its light airy conservatory feel. Flanking the outer side of the Old Dairy is an extensive York stone Terrace, the perfect place for post-ceremony cocktails or early evening coffee.

Grand yet humble

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Grand by any standards, lovingly restored and beautifully framed in ancient beams, South Farm’s Tudor Barn and Old Dairy present stunningly contrasting ceremony and reception spaces. The Tudor Barn with its honey coloured ancient elm beams and the Old Dairy with its lovely rustic timber beams will amaze and welcome the most discerning of wedding guests.


Traditional meets contemporary

Offering understated luxury yet unique and unforgettable rustic charm, the mixture of old meets new is a true delight as South Farm’s ancient barn buildings contrast beautifully with stunning modern drapes and twinkling fairy lights to present a magical backdrop for a perfect wedding day.

Intimate and romantic

Few other places offer such a mix of enchanting spaces to use on the day. The lovely Old Dairy and the splendid Tudor Barn are also licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships each presenting a uniquely beautiful setting for romantic couples to share their day with their loved ones.


Unique atmosphere

South Farm’s relaxed and informal ambience allows you and your guests to relish the atmosphere of a truly special day. Their meticulous planning, exceptional service and attention to detail will ensure your wedding day plays out seamlessly and your own sense of bespoke style is perfectly presented throughout.

Rustic chic

Brides favouring a rustic shabby chic theme will love the stunning backdrop the barn buildings offer. Add your unique touches to make your special day complete. Almost anything goes from opulent floral arrangements, simple greenery, vintage-inspired bunting, flickering candle lantern and twinkling fairy lights. This is a perfect wedding venue for DIY brides – add your own special touch to the day.


Distinctly different

South Farm’s historic barn buildings are no stranger to the venue’s ‘Distinctly Different’ motto. Guests can sneak a peek from the Tudor Barn or the Old Dairy through timber framed windows and enjoy a unique view of the eclectic collection of farm animals who harmoniously reside in the neighbouring barnyard. Guests can stay in the comfortable but quirky bedrooms, in the Romany Caravans and Showman’s Wagons, or bring a tent and camp. This is the perfect wedding venue for a festival theme!

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