The Best Barn and Farm Wedding Venues in the North West


I flipping love barn and farm weddings. I sooooooo wish it had been an option when I was getting married. I’d have leapt at the chance to have such a fun and relaxed wedding venue. I’ve been lucky enough to shoot at some beautiful farm and barn weddings around the North West and I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you here.

The Wellbeing Farm – Lancashire 

I’m totally smitten with this venue. It’s unique, relaxed, surrounded by beautiful countryside and has just the right about of craziness. The venue is home to a sizeable barn which can be used for your ceremony and your wedding breakfast. With hay bales around the edge for guests to lounge on. Outside there’s gorgeous countryside backdrops, quirky spots for pictures and even a couple of resident llamas who don bow-ties for the weddings. You can check out Beckah and Luke’s colourful Wellbeing Farm wedding here.

Donkeys at Wellbeing Farm wedding

Browsholme Hall & The Tithe Barn – Lancashire 

This is a venue of two parts! The grand manor house – Browsholme Hall standing in it’s own elegant grounds and the relaxed and rustic Tithe Barn with it’s amazing interior and lovely courtyard area. The great thing is that if you book your wedding at the Tithe Barn you can enjoy all the beautiful grounds at the Hall too as they are a stones throw away from one another. The Ribble Valley countryside is stunning and you can enjoy all the views from this venue. Catriona and Alex tied the knot here and you can see their wedding on the blog.

creative wedding portraits of bride and groom at Browsholme hall

Owen House Wedding Barn – Cheshire 

This venue is so fun, quirky and relaxed – perfect for Cheshire couples who are looking for something a bit alternative for their big day. I love that there’s a few distinct separate areas to this venue which makes it really easy to photograph at and helps the day run smoothly. A dedicated bridal prep area – a great space with loads of light. A quirky wedding ceremony room with benches and fairy lights. A huge wedding reception room which can be decorated to your style. Beautiful grounds for guests to enjoy the sunshine and a fun barn area with straw bales which makes for amazing pictures. Rebecca and Vin chose Owen House wedding barn for their winter wedding and it was super stylish and beautiful – see it here.

creative portraits at Owen House wedding barn cheshire

Cote How – Rydal 

I’m always banging on about this venue – it’s one of my favourites in the Lake District. A beautiful setting. A house to use for bridal prep or even the ceremony if you wish and then a smashing party barn for your wedding breakfast and party. You can also hold your wedding ceremony inside or outside of the barn – weather permitting – it is the Lakes after all. What I love most about the venue is the staff who really go to town to look after you. One of my recent Cote How weddings is over on the blog here.

Wyresdale Park – Near Preston, Lancashire

Looking for a venue which is quirky, rustic and relaxed? Wyresdale Park is one of my new favourite venues in the North West. If you’re looking for somewhere that will allow you to really put your stamp on the wedding then Wyresdale is worth checking out. There’s beautiful grounds galore for pictures – gardens, a lake and lots of cute little nooks and crannies. There’s also a really cool undercover area to the barn which means rain or shine – you’ll get the pictures you’re after! Check out Emma and Adam’s beautiful rustic wedding at Wyresdale here.

Stocks  Farm Cheshire 

Stocks Farm is part of the Tatton Hall family of wedding venues. This venue is perfectly self contained with a farmhouse on site for bridal prep and a gorgeous garden where you can hold an outdoor ceremony. After the ceremony you can explore the grounds for pictures – I’m in love with the old stable buildings – they make such a cool backdrop. Then you and your guests will head inside the huge barn area for your wedding breakfast and to dance the night away! Caroline and James chose Stocks Farm for their big day. You can check out their wedding here. 

Stock Farm - Outdoor Wedding venue

Sandhole Oak Barn – Cheshire

Sandhole is a glorious barn wedding venue in the Cheshire country side overlooking it’s own private lake. The interior is light and bright and perfect for adding your own touches and decor. There’s some beautiful rooms on site for your guests to stay over and a lovely bridal cottage especially for your first night of married life. I really enjoyed shooting my first wedding at Sandhole this year and hope to be back very soon! You can check out Zoe and James’ fairytale wedding on the blog here.


Thornsett Fields Farm

This is definitely a farm that is sometimes a venue rather than a venue that used to be a farm if you catch my drift! Thornsett Fields Farm only offers weddings during certain times of the year because for part of the year the barn is used for lambing! How lovely is that. It’s a great huge space – perfect for partying. I love the fact you can bring in all your favourite suppliers and your guests can literally set up camp in the adjourning field. Jenny and Jordan held their summer wedding at Thornsett Fields Farm and opted for an outdoor celebrant led ceremony. Check out their big day right here…

The Ashes Wedding Barn – Staffordshire The Ashes is a well established barn wedding venue in the North West. What I love about this place is the separate space for ceremony and the wedding breakfast. There’s a cracking bridal prep suite on site which is great for everyone getting ready together on the morning. And then, there’s the absolutely stunning surroundings which provide so many photo opportunities. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing at this venue in winter and summer and it’s perfect all year round! Here’s a look at Emma and Martin’s beautiful spring wedding there…


Planning your barn or farm wedding day? Please do get in touch. I’d love to hear more about your plans.