Barn wedding venue

Do you dream of finding the perfect barn wedding venue, on a farm, or in the forest surrounded by nature?

If you’re looking for a barn wedding venue then Old Forest School is a place you’ll want to check out.  For many couples a barn is the perfect venue for a rustic or country wedding. Just like farm weddings, a barn wedding can be dressed up or dressed down to match the style and decor of your wedding with endless possibilities.

barn wedding old forest school

Things to think about when you’re planning a barn wedding.

1. Make the most of the outdoors

One of the best parts of having a barn wedding is enjoying the outdoors and letting your guests enjoy the fresh air. So make sure you play around with this and have some kind of outdoor space. Get some hay bales for guests to sit on, you could even cover them in blankets. Have a selection of games for your guests to play, like cricket, croquet or petanque.

barn wedding sport

2. Be creative with lighting

Barn weddings can have a very unique romantic atmospheric during the evening. Vintage styled festoon lights, candles and lanterns can make the most of the rustic space.

barn wedding lights


3. Celebrate wit your special animal friends

One of the best things about having a barn wedding is that you’ll be able to include some your special animal friends in your wedding day.  If you want to include your horse, pig or dog it’s a lot easy at a rustic barn location than in a formal wedding venue. Make the most of the opportunity.

barn wedding animals

4. Have a weather plan

The weather can change on a whim, any outdoor event should be planned with the weather forecast in mind. Make sure you have flexibility for weather surprises – a good Plan B. Depending on the time of the year you might need space heaters and blankets for when it cools down. Or if  if it’s too hot you  might need extra shade or personal fans in the case of a hot afternoon.


Barn weddings are a rustic and with a creative touch and a little imagination can be transformed into a chic and elegant affair. The possibilities to incorporate your own personal wedding style are endless.