Up to 90
Exclusive Use
49 Bedrooms
from £5995
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A 13th century barn in a picturesque riverside location. The perfect venue to have both your civil ceremony and wedding reception all in one beautiful & convenient location, with accommodation

Venue features

Venue Type
Seated Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
# Bedrooms
Usual Access Time
08:00 PM
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List


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Reviews & Testimonials (13)

Fantastic Day!
By  (A happy couple) in Apr 2016
Just to confirm that we had a fantastic day on the 23rd April and thank you and all your Staff for ensuring that it all went so well. Bo... Read more
We enjoyed every minute!
By  (A happy couple) in Jun 2016
We enjoyed every minute of our wedding at The Barns thank you. Service was great from the off starting with your swift replies to our co... Read more
Perfect Day!
By  (A happy couple) in Jun 2016
We both had the perfect day, we would love to say a massive thank you to you and your staff for making the day great. I can't stress eno... Read more
A massive thank you!
By  (A happy couple) in May 2016
We had the best day ever and will never stop praising the staff at the barns hotel. There were so many little touches that we noticed, l... Read more
Absolutely Fantastic
By  (A happy couple) in May 2016
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for everything you did for our Wedding on the 8th May. We had an absolutely ... Read more
Fantastic day!
By  (A happy couple) in Apr 2016
We had a fantastic day thankyou all the staff were very helpful and looked after us and the guests really well. We had lots of guests co... Read more
A Big Thank you!
By  (A happy couple) in Jun 2016
Morning Sam, just thought I would email you saying a big thank you for all of your team and their efforts for last Friday, Kirsty and my... Read more
Amazing day!
By  (A happy couple) in Jun 2016
We had an amazing day and really can’t thank you and all staff members enough, everything was perfect and felt everyone went out of thei... Read more
By  (A happy couple) in May 2016
Where could we start? But just start by saying outstanding!! Our coordinator (Sam) From the day we booked the Barns 14 months ago, you... Read more
We enjoyed every minute!
By  (A happy couple) in Jul 2016
We both had an amazing day we enjoyed every minute of it! The day ran really smoothly because of the staff who were fantastic on the day... Read more
Thank you for making our day!
By  (A happy couple) in Mar 2016
Just wanted to say a final thank you for making our wedding day so special at the barns! You were all brilliant from start to finish and... Read more
We Can't thank you enough!
By  (A happy couple) in Jun 2016
We had the most amazing day we can't thank you enough it was perfect in every way and all of our guests said how lovely it was. Could yo... Read more
An amazing day
By  (A happy couple) in Apr 2016
We had such an amazing day it went by so quickly. We can't thank you and everybody in the operations team enough they were brilliant the... Read more

Detailed Description

From the moment you arrive at the hotel, set in three and a half acres of landscaped gardens, you will appreciate how both the stunning riverside location and the hotel's characterful 13th century Tithe Barn are magical backdrops for those all-important photographs, capturing treasured memories for years to come. We pride ourselves on our personal attention to detail and you can benefit from the experience and knowledge of our professional Wedding Planner & operational team who will help you every step of the way. Our stunning Tithe Barn can accommodate up to 90 guests for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast and then up to 120 guests for an evening reception, with the option to increase this up to 150 guests with the addition of a small marquee. The Tithe Barn boosts easy access to the outside for riverside photos, with the Riverside Suite with its sweeping bay windows the perfect space for your guests to relax throughout the day. The hotel also offers a special discounted accommodation rate for any of your guests wishing to stay over in one of our 49 well appointed bedrooms, which also includes a full English and continental breakfast the following morning. Naturally you want it to be a truly perfect day for you, your partner and your family and friends, so let us help you with the planning and preparation. We are here to assist you every step of the way and we will do our best to see that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

About us

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sam Wenham

Here at the hotel we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and can offer a wedding venue as unique as you are, with a personal service to match. We cant wait to show you what we have to offer for your special day, so please contact us today to book your appointment.

# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Getting here

  • Address:
  • Cardington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SA, England
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Bedford Thameslink
  • Nearest Town:
  • Bedford
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Luton London Airport
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • M1 & A1