Updated: Sep 9, 2020
Outdoor Weddings are becoming more and more popular. Couples want the relaxed vibes, informal feel, the country air and the ability to wear wellies with their formal wear! Rustic themes and styles matched with a barn venue or tipi have been increasing over the last few years, and along with this, more venues are now available for this style. So if you are looking for wheelbarrows full of beers, plenty of fairy lights and wood, then we are here to help with six top venues in Northamptonshire! Northamptonshire is the perfect location as the county is set smack bang in the middle of the country, and is easily accessible from London and Birmingham, if you are city people looking to escape to the countryside for their perfect day.
All six of the below venues, we have either visited ourselves or have worked with in the past, so they come highly recommended by us!
Long Furlong Farm
Owned by the fabulous Ali and Carmel, this gorgeous barn is set just outside of Daventry, Northamptonshire. The venue offers three-day hire, the perfect amount of time for set up and clear down, to make sure you have plenty of time to make the barn exactly what you want it to be. The farm has been in Ali’s family for many years and is still a working farm; Carmel and Ali converted the barn to a wedding venue when they were struggling to find their ideal venue, so not only is this their home, but they also had their special day at the barn themselves, so understand their couples completely.
The barn is completely dry hire, from the tables and chairs, caterers, décor, it’s a completely blank canvas for you to have exactly what you want. You can also use whichever suppliers you like, although Carmel and Ali offer recommendations from their network. There are also no corkage charges if you wish to bring your own alcohol.
Surrounding the barn, there is also plenty of land for any outdoor celebrations or camping for your guests, and a beautiful pergola over the lake where you can have your ceremony. The venue has a civil ceremony license, meaning you can legally be married at the venue.
Location: Near Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11
Cost: £3000 for three day dry hire
This stunning house is the perfect backdrop for your reception, held in a marquee within the walled garden or lakeside in a structure of your choice. Home of the Brudenell family, the house is still lived in day to day by the family, and although Weddings cannot happen within the house, having this mansion in the background of your photos is just incredible. Not only is the house beautiful, but the gardens are exceptionally spectacular, giving your guests a feeling of luxury when making their way to your reception.
If you are looking for an outdoor wedding but with an elegant and luxury style, then this is well and truly the venue for you! Georgina Guest, sales manager, will work with you to ensure your day is perfect, with a selection of recommended caterers and suppliers.
You also have the choice of two locations, the walled garden with use of the marquee structure, which holds up to 160 guests, and your own luxury built in toilets, or lakeside which is completely dry hire, you can hire any structure you like – tipi, full marquee, capri marquee – whatever takes your fancy or fits your budget.
There are so many photo opportunities within the Grade II listed parkland, from the long border gardens to the bridge and the lake to the rose garden, even within the house courtyard.
You will really feel like a true Prince or Princess for the day with Deene Park as your venue!
Location: Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17
Cost: Walled Garden and Marquee: from £3950, Lakeside Ground Only: from £2820
Lindsey offers her family home, not only as a popular bed and breakfast, but also as land for a completely dry hire venue. The 2.5 acre lawn is set within 100 acres of farmland, giving you absolutely incredible views!
Whether you are looking for a tipi or marquee, or whichever structure you have dreamed of, this is possible at Sywell Grange. The venue is completely bespoke to you, and you have the opportunity to hire the caterers and suppliers that you really want.
The lawn, at the end of a half mile, tree lined drive, is also really easily accessible for any marquee companies, caterers etc and also for your guests.
As this is a completely blank canvas venue, you have the opportunity to invite as many guests as you would like, as you can then hire the structure which fits your full Wedding party for your perfect outdoor, field wedding!
Location: Sywell, Northamptonshire, NN6
Cost: on request
Furtho Manor Farm
Another barn style venue, there is so much space here for all of your celebrations, with a capacity in the barn of 180 guests, and also a private church onsite available for blessings or intimate dining. The venue also has three areas licensed for you to be legally married onsite, one being under the pergola next to the beautiful lake.
There are even wooded areas, perfect for a whimsical theme, and an old dovecote which provides the backdrop for photos together, along with the incredible views around the venue.
Onsite, there is bed and breakfast, ideal if you require accommodation. The bar is managed by Magee’s, and the owner, Linda, will also give you recommended suppliers for your day.
The barn is a fully dry hire venue, so you can have your day exactly how you want it! There is so much going on here and it has such a lovely vibe for your Wedding day!
Location: Old Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK19
Cost: Ceremony and Reception: £2,000 - £4,250 Saturdays, Tuesdays £1,000 - £2,125 , Ceremony Only: from £300
The grounds of this stunning Grade I listed country house are available to hire for your elegant Wedding day. The house, set within 150 acres of parkland, offers the perfect backdrop and plenty of photo opportunities.
Set in Bedfordshire, overlooking the river Great Ouse, the location is ideal for anyone looking for a countryside location that is easily accessible.
You can really make your wedding style your own, with the land being completely dry hire for you to decide on a tipi or marquee. This also means you can hire a structure to fit however many guests you would like, and within the masses of land available, there is flexibility if you have a large wedding party planned!
Home of the Hanbury family, Charlie and Grace still live their day to day lives within the house, so if you are looking for a family garden style Wedding, then this really is something else!
The venue have a list of preferred suppliers, who will help tailor your day specifically to your requirements.
Location: Turvey, Bedfordshire, MK43
Cost: on request
If you are looking to plan your wedding completely from scratch (and I mean COMPLETELY from scratch) then a field venue could be the perfect solution for you. Stone siding, a working farm, offer a 2.5 acre field for you to hire and do whatever you want with! Stone Siding is a completely blank canvas venue, allowing your creative mind to create the style, theme and ambience that you want. You can literally close your eyes, imagine how you want the day to look, then make it happen!
Set in a rural location but still with great links to the motorway and very central for people travelling. Lindsey and her family live and work onsite, giving the venue a family feel.
There are no corkage fees and although they offer recommended suppliers, you have free reign to hire whichever suppliers you want! Packages are also available if you don’t want to source your own suppliers. Either way, there is flexibility to create your perfect countryside, outdoors venue.
Location: Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, NN6
Cost: from £1250 dry hire, from £5905 packages
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