PARTNER FOCUS - GREEN UNION Partner, South Farm, Explains Why Barns Make Wonderful Wedding Venues!

15th April 2019

GREEN UNION are delighted to welcome the romantic country oasis that is South Farm back to our wedding directory for another year. Jane Price, South Farm's lovely Marketing and Event Manager, introduces us to the spaces which the venue has to offer, and illuminates how all barns have the potential to be wonderful wedding spaces! 

GREEN UNION partner South Farm explains why barns make wonderful wedding venuesFiona Kelly

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. Each and every one an excellent reason for considering this stunning barn venue for your special day.

With an enviable choice of ceremony and reception spaces, South Farm has elegant buildings and enchanting gardens aplenty. The picture-perfect house leads onto the lawns, the Sunset Terrace flanks the timber framed Old Dairy, and the Barnyard sits at the heart of the property besides the Tudor Barn. 

So, after that introduction, here are our reasons why barn wedding venues make the best wedding venues!


South Farm’s stunning choice of ceremony spaces ensure the Bride and Groom a dramatic and unforgettable entrance. 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.

GREEN UNION partner South Farm explains why barns make wonderful wedding venuesAD Photography

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 with stunning views of the setting sun. 

Never failing to impress whether dressed in abundant flowers or simply speaking for themselves, South Farm’s Tudor Barn and Old Dairy portray a sense of drama your wedding guests will never forget.

Grand but Humble

GREEN UNION partner South Farm explains why barns make wonderful wedding venues - image by Milk Bottle PhotographyMilk Bottle Photography

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. In keeping with the venue’s proud sense of history the main bar in the Tudor Barn is built with old hand-made bricks recovered from the floor, a humble nod to the South Farm’s heritage. The wisteria and rose clad walkway twinkling with fairy lights divides the Barnyard as it carries guests to and fro between the Tudor Barn and the Old Dairy.

Traditional Meets Contemporary

GREEN UNION partner South Farm explains why barns make wonderful wedding venues - image by Photography by BeaPhotography by Bea

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 & Romantic

GREEN UNION partner South Farm explains why barns make wonderful wedding venues - image by Luke HaydenLuke Hayden

Few other places offer such a mix of enchanting spaces to use on the day.  If you are looking for a romantic garden ceremony then a beautiful ceremony in the Summer House surrounded by South Farm’s idyllic gardens is for you.  Or, if you prefer, get married indoors, the lovely Drawing Room is licensed for ceremony and a perfectly intimate.  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.  Relish the romantic moment you make your vows in the presence of your nearest and dearest in your choice of the most special of settings.

Unique Atmosphere

GREEN UNION partner South Farm explains why barns make wonderful wedding venues - image by Nicki SheaNicki Shea

South Farm’s relaxed and informal ambience allows the Happy Couple and their guests to relish the atmosphere of a truly Special Day. Our 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.  What you get is the undivided attention of a family concern dedicated to delivering the very best wedding day possible, whatever the season, whatever the budget in an outstandingly beautiful setting.

Rustic Chic

GREEN UNION partner South Farm explains why barns make wonderful wedding venues - image by Cecelina PhotographyCecelina Photography

Brides favouring a rustic shabby chic theme will love the stunning back-drop our 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. Transform our beautiful barn backdrop and see your fairy tale wedding come true

Distinctly Different

GREEN UNION partner South Farm explains why barns make wonderful wedding venues - image by Ria MishaalRia Mishaal

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 to the great delight of our wedding guests! Guests may stay in our comfortable but quirky bedrooms, our unique collection of Romany Caravans and Showman’s Wagons, or bring a tent and camp.

The unique features of South Farm are beautifully complimented by the collection of ancient timber framed barn buildings which sit at the heart of our quirky, quintessentially English Country garden Venue. If you are searching for barn wedding venues that offer something a little different for your Big Day then we would welcome you to visit us here at South Farm - we are confident you won’t be disappointed!

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