Wedding Venues
Planning Tools
Wedding Suppliers
Suppliers
Ideas & Inspiration
Business login
Sign up
Log in
Stay organised with astep by step guide.
Plan and manageevery expense.
Easily track invitationsand RSVPs.
Contact & book yourvenue & suppliers.
Find the best giftlistmatch for you.
£1830 - £5375 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Instant Brochure!
Receive it immediately
Request brochure
To vote for this venue
Add a review
(Only genuine reviews will be accepted)
Truly unique venue in the gorgeous Shropshire countryside. Licensed wedding barns. Luxury glamping accommodation with real beds, power, lighting, heating, wifi. Full kitchen and excellent amenities.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,830
Maximum Price
£5,375
25% off during Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb (excluding Christmas holidays). Includes 3 barns licensed for ceremonies, 8 luxury glamping units w...
Read more
Request a quote
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
8
Sleeps No. of People
47
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering

Cultural Specialists

Country wedding, festival, barn, quirky
Full Description
Getting married at Barnutopia is an experience like no other. Set in a stunning rural location with breath-taking views in every direction, the glamping village, licensed wedding barns, outdoor space and amenities are perfect for unconventional weddings and receptions. Barnutopia offers exclusive hire for 2 nights Friday to Sunday or any two nights midweek. Near the village of Llansilin, Powys, Barnutopia is literally on the border between England and Wales. This is just one of the quirks that makes the venue special. The wedding barns, glamping accommodation, campsite and facilities are beautiful and practical. This is a fabulous country venue with all the conveniences you need for the perfect rustic wedding. The largest licensed wedding barn can seat up to 120 guests. The little barn houses the cookhouse, a fully equipped camp kitchen, lounge area and party area for up to 40 guests. The Dutch barn, next door to the cookhouse and with access to the party barn, is an excellent indoor/outdoor space where you can have a drinks reception if the weather is poor. Barnutopia provides fire pits, logs and garden seating or hay bales. Campfires are encouraged, and the owners love to see guests enjoying an evening chatting in the sunset. Tie the knot outside against the backdrop of the Shropshire and Powys hills. By special request the Barnutopia kunekune pigs, Felix and Fiona, can join in the celebration. Alternatiely, St. Silin's church is just over half a mile away along a leafy country lane. Barnutopia opened as a glamping site in 2015 and began hosting events and party weekends in 2016. They applied for and received their licence for wedding ceremonies in 2017 and hosted their first marriage in August that year. Summer 2018 is almost fully booked and enquiries and bookings are coming in for 2018. Catch the the first wedding on a new prime time ITV series set to start in April.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Katrina
Huge congratulations on your engagement. Thank you very much for considering Barnutopia for your wedding. We know there are lots of venues to choose from and we'd love to show you around ours. I post lots of pics on our website and social media and, lovely though they are, they don't do us justice. Feedback from couples and guests is that the venue, facilities and amazing views are even better than they expected. Hope to see you soon, Katrina

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(20)
(20)
Add a review
Add a review
Karla L
Married in August 2018
September 2018
Everything was easy
avoided doing this review as i dont know how to put into words how amazing this place was for us!! katrina, steve and the family made our wedding day, everything was so e...
Read more
Andy and Adele
Married in September 2018
September 2018
The venue is amazing
My wife and I got married here on the 4th August 2018, and we could not be happier that we picked Barnutopia as the location for this. The venue is amazing, but it's Kat...
Read more
Simone H-G
Married in August 2018
September 2018
Wow, where do we start?
Wow! Where do we start, we were fortunate enough to host our wedding here, fabulous weekend from start to finish! Excellent venue and even better people, Katrina, Steve ...
Read more
Michelle B on Facebook
Married in October 2017
February 2018
It was just perfect
We had our wedding party here in late September and it was just perfect. Laid back, comfortable and stunning location and the owners Katrina and Steve really made us and ...
Read more
Hayley C on Facebook
Married in September 2017
February 2018
We had the wedding of our dreams
Absolutely Brilliant place, had my wedding here this weekend. It was fantastic, Katrina and steve are both so helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had the we...
Read more
Jeremy P on Facebook
Wedding: September 2017
February 2018
The happy couple got just what they wanted
Went to a wedding here. It was brilliant. All the staff were friendly and the venue is clearly very flexible as the happy couple got just what they wanted. They created a...
Read more
Location & Contact Details

Address

TANYCOED FARM, Llansilin, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9BS, England

Travel Notes

Use Google maps or sat nav to get to Oswestry first and THEN put in Barnutopia and our post code SY10 9BS to get to us.

Nearest Town

Oswestry

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M54 Junction 7 or M53 Junction 12

Nearest Train Station

Gobowen

Nearest Airport

Liverpool, Manchester or Birmingham

Follow This Supplier On

Contact venue
Photos
(26)
Videos
(1)
Request showround
To vote for this venue
Add a review
(Only genuine reviews will be accepted)
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Ooh, that's a hard one. Every event, party and wedding is different. We love seeing how the barn is transformed for each one. Probably the highlight so far is the first wedding that was filmed for an an ITV series following British businesses through their first year. Barnutopia is one of the success stories.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book the venue and registrar and don't worry about the rest. It's a bit like going on holiday, as long as you have the essentials (a place to sleep and clean underwear) everything else will sort itself out. At our very first wedding the evening caterers (booked by the bride, phew, not us) failed to turn up. We ran into town and bought a load of burgers, chicken fillets and pizzas and fed 65+ hungry guests within an hour or so. It turned into a fabulous evening.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Another hard one. The weddings and events we have at Barnutopia are almost always DIY and full of personal touches. The first reception had hundreds of pom poms and decorations made by the whole family, a birthday party had an illuminated sign made from cardboard and fairly lights, a wedding party had a bounce house and the bride managed to bounce herself out of it (no damage done!) It's lovely to see what folks thing of.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, beautiful, friendly, well-equipped, memorable.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

With views in every direction you can choose almost any spot. However, looking out from the yurt field takes some beating.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Baroness Karren Brady attended the very first wedding in August 2017.

What’s your favourite canapé?

I'm not sure I have a favourite canape. I can say, though, that canapes are probably my favourite kind of food. I love the variety and being able to choose from lots of different savoury treats.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Red wine and popcorn. Not very sophisticated, I know. But it is midnight, after all.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Depends on who you're talking to. According to our guests it could be the yurts, the long barn, the views or the piggies.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Oh golly. We are passionate about every part of our business and work hard to make it a welcoming, comfortable and practical venue. We are very proud that we have achieved so much in a relatively short period (under 3 years) and have been rewarded by over one hundred and sixty 5-star guest reviews.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferValentine's Wedding Complete Package for up to 30 guests (with option to add 30 more). Venue, accommodation, breakfasts, suppers, licensed wedding barns, venue & table dressing, reception drinks, disco/DJ, wedding breakfast, supper snack.