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Last update: November 2023
Bake Barn is a charming wedding venue located on the Fonthill Estate in West Wiltshire, England. The barn has been beautifully renovated to provide a picturesque setting for your special wedding day. Here, couples will have free reign to create the day of their dreams exactly as they have imagined it.
Facilities and Capacity
Bake Barn benefits from no nearby properties and is situated in a secluded space, which allows events here to continue well into the early hours. It also provides uninterrupted views of the stunning natural surroundings and, at night, starry skies. This property includes an extensive private courtyard, complete with a covered loggia - both are licensed to host civil ceremonies. There are planty of outdoor spaces to host your ceremony, drinks reception and wedding photos. The barn is ideal for a seated wedding breakfast and evening reception. Exposed stone walls, a fireplace, timber rafters overhead, and wooden flooring underfoot create a rustic and romantic ambience. This space can be laid out and decorated in the style of your choice, allowing you to create any event theme. The upstairs of the barn can be utilized as a get-ready space, a bar area, or as a relaxation area away from the main event.
Bake Barn is offered as a dry-hire property. This allows you to take complete control of all aspects of your special occasion here. You are welcome to provide your own decor and furniture along with all of your own vendors. The owners will supply access to the property several days before your event to allow you ample time to create the wedding of your dreams. Rental also includes a clean-up day, which means you have plenty of time to relax on-site after your occasion. As the property is relatively isolated, there are no noise restrictions or curfews to adhere to during your event here.
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Fantastic venue allowing us great flexibility
The staff we had contact with at The Fonthill estate were brilliant with being so patient with any of our queries and helping us to use their venue as needed.
We were able to have a brilliant wedding and attribute a large part of that to this lovely venue and the staff that run it.
Perfect dry-hire venue!
The most picturesque and versatile venue.
Bake Barn is an extremely robust venue set in the heart of Wiltshire; amongst several thousands of acres. With its secluded location and carefully thought-out facilities, this venue is suitable for an array of events (especially weddings).
We wanted a venue that would allow us the flexibility to use our own caterers, decorations and timings for food, drink and music. After contacting many venues with our requirements, we became disgruntled in the fact that we would not be able to fulfil our idea of what we wanted for a wedding. Alas, we contacted the Fonthill Estate Team and arranged a visit; due to the friendly yet professional nature of the team and their philosophy behind wedding arrangements we were delighted to be able to book Bake Barn for our wedding in August 2022.
The venue is versatile; providing a functional courtyard area consisting of a grass space, snug and additional barn – we used the latter for a drinks bar which worked exceptionally well and even had the luxury (due to the surprising August weather) to get married outside too. With the addition of a few bamboo chairs and pampas grass, the outside courtyard provided a great reception area for guests and a wedding ceremony.
Lu and Co. were so extremely helpful, providing contact details for local suppliers for a range of matters and providing clear and timely advice/support, where requested, for everything from the setup of the Barn to log delivery for the fire pits.
If you are wanting a wedding venue that will support a personalised, memorable wedding for you and your guests, Bake Barn and its team will enable you to do this.
An amazing and beautiful venue, and a great party planning experience!
Wonderful wedding venue
The bride and groom wanted a venue for the weekend so guests could camp and this worked really well - it was a wedding/mini holiday for everyone!
If you want to organise a wedding to suit your individual tastes - Bake Barn provides a blank and beautiful canvas to create your special day. I can't recommend it enough.
Amazing venue, lovely team
One of the joys of the barn is its natural beauty- it doesn't need a lot of decoration. We went with a few different arrangements that were moved around, bud vases on the tables, and had the mantelpiece dressed by our florist. With a few candles at dinner and the lovely up-lighting in the barn and huge chandelier, it really came to life in the evening. We were slightly hesitant about the capacity in the barn for dinner, but we happily fitted just over 100 guests in the barn on 2 rows of 6 trestles & we could have happily fitted 2 more trestles.
We set up the barn for dinner and used the outside courtyard for the ceremony and drinks reception. We hired lounge furniture for the side barns where we also added a bar, which worked really well. The upstairs Beaters Room was on stand-by for the wedding ceremony in case of bad weather, but we ended up using it for after-dinner coffee as the rain started- the space was perfect for it.
We loved being able to camp on site and use the place "as our own" until Monday, so we had a long walk and pizza van on Sunday. Bake Barn is a bit of a suppliers' dream- our caterers were thrilled with the incredible, professional kitchen set up, the florist was free to access and set up as she wished, and the furniture supplier found it easy to coordinate pick up & drop off. With Covid cancellations it took us 2 years to finally get married, but it was worth the wait.
In short, book this venue!
The only thing I would say is that travel after the event was a bit of pain. As it’s fairly remote taxi’s that were available were booked up very quickly and had extra costs for coming out of their area.
But otherwise 10/10!
The place is magical
Our wedding was due to take place in April 2020 but due to Covid we had to postpone it 4 times finally landing on a weekend in August this year. It seemed a very stressful year but knowing we had Bake Barn to look forward to kept our spirits up and it didn’t disappoint. The place is magical, the views are stunning, and it works so well with the loggia area where we had chillout furniture with the heaters overhead, a band playing in the next door area, a lovely marquee on the lawn for our dinner, and the bar and dancing in the main magnificent room. The weather was kind to us and we danced until dawn (it’s wonderful not having time or noise curfews). Then everyone came back for pizzas the next day and lay around on the grass soaking up the rays of the sun whilst no doubt nursing their hangovers! Vicky and her team at Fonthill couldn’t have been more helpful. They were always there to help us whatever the request, and without them Im sure the weekend wouldn’t have been the success that it was. Thank you so much Team Fonthill. Adam & Alice (August 2021)
It is a very special place
Issy and Hugh
Beautiful Venue and Excellent Experience Overall
nothing was too much trouble
Mr and Mrs Booth"
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