The Barns Hotel

£5995 for venue hire
Up to 90
49 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
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
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
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
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Prices start at
  • £5995
An amazing day
Apr 2016
A happy couple
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... 

We Can't thank you enough!
Jun 2016
A happy couple
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... 

Thank you for making our day!
Mar 2016
A happy couple
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... 

We enjoyed every minute!
Jul 2016
A happy couple
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... 

May 2016
A happy couple
Where could we start? But just start by saying outstanding!! Our coordinator (Sam) From the day we booked the Barns 14 months ago, you... 

Amazing day!
Jun 2016
A happy couple
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... 

A Big Thank you!
Jun 2016
A happy couple
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... 

Fantastic day!
Apr 2016
A happy couple
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... 

Absolutely Fantastic
May 2016
A happy couple
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 ... 

A massive thank you!
May 2016
A happy couple
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... 

Perfect Day!
Jun 2016
A happy couple
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... 

We enjoyed every minute!
Jun 2016
A happy couple
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... 

Fantastic Day!
Apr 2016
A happy couple
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... 

Full 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Cardington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SA, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Bedford
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M1 & A1
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Bedford Thameslink
    • Nearest Airport
    • Luton London Airport
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What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan your wedding for you and not to please others
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The riverside terrace provides the perfect back drop for any photos, with the picturesque country park opposite the hotel and the river Ouse running alongside the hotel it provides the perfect setting for your wedding photos.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Smoked salmon and cream cheese belinis are always a popular options with our Mini beef burgers & relish coming a close second.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Bacon baps have to be an all time favourite midnight snack of our bride and grooms
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Our riverside location has to be out unique feature. Seat on the banks of the river Ouse, this provide not only the perfect backdrop for photos but also provide a unique opportunity for you to arrive by boat to your wedding.