Kingscote Barn - Wedding Venue

It's exactly a year since George asked me to marry him (can you believe how much snow we had last January?) & I figured that I pretty much had to do a wedding related post. So today I'm going to write about another potential wedding venue: Kingscote barn.

Kingscote barn is surrounded by countryside but is straight forward to find & is easily accessible. It is beautiful from every angle & unlike some other barn venues that are surrounded by farm land everything is tidy, clean & beautifully kept. The few times that I've visited there has always been someone onsite pruning & they were always very polite & friendly.

The building itself is a tastefully restored 17th century Cotswold stone barn that has oak accents & flagstone flooring. It is compact so I wouldn't suggest that it would be appropriate for a large party but in theory it can seat up to 150 guests.

If you would like for your ceremony to be at the barn then there is the choice of indoor or outdoor facilities. The outdoor ceremony is conducted by the oak linhay which is to the right of the barn & makes the most of the gorgeous views. The indoor ceremony is held in the main barn - the same room that your wedding breakfast will be held, so you will need to allow an hour between the ceremony & your meal for the staff to rearrange the room.

Kingscote have a selection of four caterers that you can use for your event. There is no corkage fee so you can provide your own alcohol if you wish - you just need to discuss it with your chosen caterer before the event. There is also a stocked cash bar on site for you to use in the room adjacent to the main room. Occasionally there are package deals that work out cheaper than setting up everything separately so that is always worth checking out.

Kingscote have won several awards : most recently The Wedding Industry Awards 2014 for best wedding venue in the South West. "The Kingscote Barn offers impeccable service in a unique location providing the ultimate in exclusivity."

The venue & accommodation are both child friendly but as far as I'm aware you cannot bring dogs. Aside from that there don't seem to be many restrictions. You can have any band/musician/dj that you would like & if you want to be DIY you can plug an ipod into the speaker system. Though the sound quality probably won't be good enough to dance to.

Although the day way pretty gloomy the barn didn't feel dark & although it is a rectangular building it didn't feel like a town hall as some barns do. The outdoor space is what is really memorable about this venue. There are several courtyards, a games paddock, a perfectly kept lawn, stunning views & the wow factor when you drive down to the venue.

Although it would be a shame if the weather didn't allow you to utilise the outdoor space the inside is also stunning in its simplicity & would work really nicely as a blank canvas for personalised decor & I believe you could make it really special.

The outdoor ceremony area
the indoor ceremony & eating area
Dance area
Double Room
The Cottage

You can view information about the different menu options here & some photographs of real weddings at Kingscote Barn here. If you haven't done so already please take a minute to read this posts about the Glitz and Pram wedding venue feature.

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