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important details

It's really important to us that you enjoy your weekend to it's fullest. With that in mind here is what you need to know to make the most of this gorgeous venue.


Captains Wood Barn and the surrounding Woodland is yours to use; on the Friday to set up, Saturday for the wedding and until Sunday 12pm to clear away.

There is lots of time, making it relaxed, enjoyable and stress free!


If you wish to put up an additional marquee or tipi, then this can be discussed.


You have full use of the large barn for your wedding breakfast and reception.  The main barn area comfortably seats 130 for dinner (you can squeeze in more if needed).   In the evening we can accommodate 200.

There is a beautiful woodland blessing area under the boughs of  a grand oak tree.  There are benches for 120 guests (plus an additional 20 chairs)

If you wish, a bonfire will be provided for you and your guests to enjoy when the sun goes down. What a perfect way to end the evening.

No fireworks or lanterns are allowed to be set off at the venue. 

A tractor and dray with seating for up to 16 people is available for you and your guests to take a 10 - 15 minute trail through the woods (often more popular with the adults than the kids). 

There is a bar area for you to either set up a free bar, or for your chosen bar service to come in and sell alcohol.

There is a drinks fridge behind the bar. 

The venue does not have an alcohol license (a Temporary Event License can be applied for).

A Kitchen Prep area for ambient storage and prep of food / drinks etc with additional fridges and chest freezer for you use.

There is drinkable cold, and hot running water.

There are 13Amp and 30Amp electrical sockets for you and your suppliers to use.

House lighting is provided in the barn which includes options of; downlighters, dimmable chandeliers and fairy-light wrapped joists. 

There are 3 toilets inside the barn. 1 toilet has disabled access. 

There are also additional gents urinals and baby changing facilities

There are 2 toilets outside the barn.

12 x White round tables (seats 8 each)

and 3 matching rectangular tables.

40 x vintage trestle tables (seats 6 each).

150 x Lime Wash Chiavari Chairs. 

2 x matching peacock chairs or

2 x antique chairs, for bride and groom.

6 x small square wooden patio tables and 24 wooden folding chairs for either inside our outside use. 

3 x sofa sets and several coffee tables for relaxed social areas

x tea urns for guests who prefer a cuppa.

4 x vintage oak whiskey barrels

numerous and a varity of different sized log slices for table decoration and displays.

 a wooden welcome board and a wooden seating plan board

Large garden games to entertain your guests, including lawn balls, croquet, giant jenga, giant 4-in-a-row, 3D noughts & crosses, corn-hole and a tug-of-war rope.

Captains Wood Barn does not have a license for a Legal Registration but you are able to have a personalised ceremony or blessing. Your Wedding Day here is completely your choice; humanist or religious,  musical  or  quiet,  sun dappled or star lit. It is all up to you. 


As a family orientated venue, we expect to  have little ones running around, enjoying themselves. However there are several large ponds around the venue, so it is really important that you take care, and keep a close eye on the little explorers!


All children must be accompanied by an adult when attending the evening bonfire.  Please ensure they do not go too close to the flames and remain a safe distance. 


Captains Wood Barn is a unique and exclusive venue, holding a very limited number of weddings every year.

Weddings dates are available every Saturday from May to September (inclusive)


The venue is now fully booked for 2024 and 2025.

There are a few spaces left for 2026.

We are now taking enquiries for 2027.


The hire of Captains Wood Barn is a one-off fee and includes use of the venue from Friday to Sunday mid-day.

There is only one fee with no hidden charges, upselling, nor nasty corkage bills to pay!

A 30% non refundable deposit of the hire fee is required to secure the booking for you.

The final 70% balance is due 3 months before your booking date.

Our gorgeous horse and trap is available to bring the bride in to the ceremony area. It is an optional extra st £350.

If you wish to sell alcohol behind the bar, you will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice with the council .  It is a simple application with a small fee, and must be completed well in advance. (3 week notice is required). It is not needed if you are giving alcohol away free.


There is nothing better than a live band to really kick things off, and a disco to get your guests partying the night away. 


Please feel free to arrange any music you would like for your day. However, we ask that all music noise is stopped at 11:30 prompt and carriages are away by midnight.

We don't want to upset the neighbours!

On entering the property, parking will be sign-posted. It is on the paddock and has plenty of space for your guests and suppliers. 

It is important you park on the paddock only, and not drive around the private house.  It keeps the venue looking at its best and less chance for any accidents


Taxis and disabled access are allowed to drive directly to the barn.


We make a point of not having any recommended or required suppliers so you can make use of anyone you wish.  


As the venue is dry hire there will potentially be several suppliers coming and going over the weekend. Please keep us informed so we know who to expect and when.

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