Weddings

Barley Wood

Blagdon, Somerset View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   19 reviews
Starting at £3,500
2 to 150 Guests

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Starting at £3,500
2 to 150 Guests

At Barley Wood we understand that each wedding is individual to each couple. We do not have packages to offer, but instead prefer to allow each wedding to develop into what you’ve always dreamed, with or without our help or with your wedding planner. In this way we offer an exclusive and bespoke service in the grand yet intimate surroundings of Barley Wood and its grounds and woodlands.

We only allow one wedding or accommodation booking per weekend, which maximizes access to the house and garden during the build up to your wedding on the Friday. This also relieves a lot of pressure on yourselves during the planning and preparation period, and allows you to further enjoy your special day. We don’t charge any further fees for the use of Barley Wood – there is no corkage charge (restrictions apply), no ceremony fee, no minimum number policy, and no additional service charge. We offer the flexibility of using your own suppliers or our highly recommended ones.

We operate our venue on a flat fee basis.

The House is limited to 100 guests for the ceremony and formal wedding breakfast, however if you’re expecting a larger number than this there is more than enough space for a marquee in the garden for 200 guests. Evening receptions can be held for up to 175 people using the whole house.

We would be delighted to provide you with any further information that you require and we look forward to being able to show you around the house and grounds in person- The setting is truely spectacular and deserves a visit!

  • Each wedding is individual to each couple
  • Exclusive and bespoke service
  • Grand yet intimate surroundings
  • One wedding or accommodation can be booked per week
  • No corkage charge, ceremony fee or additional service charge
  • Limited to 100 guests in the House, however you can hire a marquee in the grounds for 200 guests

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
Historic
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Other Features:

Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Kat L. Married on 14/09/2019
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    Spectacular!!!

    The venue its self is an amazing space so pretty. It was so refreshing to find a venue that would allow us to have it our way. would could have the food we wanted and decorate the way we wanted. The staff were so accommodating with multiple visits to the venue before our big day so we could sort the planning. On the day they helped with the organisation so they and our responsible member of the family sorted all the little things so we could just enjoy our day.

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you so much Kat for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you and Nick had a great weekend with us and we still have fond memories of your day especially the Pagan ceremony on the lawn! It was stunning. All the best, Holly and the team at Barley Wood.
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    Sophie L. Married on 17/08/2019
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    Very special venue

    I stumbled across Barley Wood after working on the bar at a wedding and I am so glad I did. After taking my now husband for a visit we knew it was the perfect venue for us. The house, accommodation and grounds are beautiful and the staff are so helpful. Special thanks to Holly and Tracey for you organisation in the run up and Tracey for being on hand throughout the weekend to ensure everything ran smoothly. I love the flexibility that the venue offers, being able to bring in our own decorations, suppliers and extra touches that other venues sometimes don’t allow. And being able to stay at the house for the weekend made it so special for us and our families. Thank you again to barley word and all the staff!

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you Sophie! You were such a beautiful Bride and Groom inside and out and we thank you for your kind words. Tracey thoroughly enjoyed being there for you on the day and I enjoyed helping with the planning and providing the venue for your special weekend.
    Congrats again, Holly and the team at Barley Wood.
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    Jess C. Married on 13/07/2019
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    Mr & Mrs Collard

    Absolutely stunning location for this awesome place to be. With accommodation and a couple of rooms to make the most of for the whole weekend. The price for hiring this place is great which supports the YMCA in the local area. The staff are friendly from start to finish and professional throughout the day in assisting and being on hand. With such superb grounds to walk around there is so many photo opportunities for the couple to be away from the guests too! Even the guests loved the place! You get to choose the suppliers you want to work with and are not limited to on site other than the bar! Would recommend to anyone looking to get married in the area.

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you Jess and David! We loved your wedding weekend from start to finish. You planned it to perfection! Stunning, unique and personal to you which is everything we love to see. All the best from Holly and the team at Barley Wood.
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    Jenn H. Married on 01/06/2019
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    Perfect wedding and venue

    Barley Wood was my dream wedding. Such an incredible settling for our needs. Our wedding was very relaxed and because of the lovely large grounds people were able to go off and entertain themselves throughout the day. The rooms are stunning and so large! All the space you need for family and friends to stay the night. It's also very close to lots of bnbs and hotels so guests can get to the venue with ease.

    The staff were so helpful with all of our needs and allowed us to see the venue lots before the day. Our parents stayed the night before we got the venue as well and they were incredibly accommodating for their stay. On the day we were treated with privacy and respect and all our needs were met. I felt so relaxed and knew everything was in hand.

    They have a caterer who does lots of other events for them (Wards catering). Dan is very reasonably priced and the food was incredible!

    I feel truly blessed to have stumbled upon Barley Wood. To be honest I was hooked just coming up the driveway!

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you Jenn! This has put the biggest smile on our faces! We are so pleased that you had a lovely weekend with us and your wedding was all you dreamed it would be and more.
    All the best, Holly and the team at Barley Wood.
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    Camilla L. Married on 29/08/2020
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    Wedding venue

    We had such a lovely time at Barley Wood for our wedding reception. Holly was lovely and was very flexible with all of our plans. The venue itself is beautiful, with amazing views. The house was lovely and accommodated our closest family members. Would recommend this Barley Wood as a wedding venue to anyone!

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you Camilla! despite covid restrictions being in place you had a wonderful wedding weekend and we were so pleased to be a part of it! Thanks for your lovely words and your trust in us as a venue to go ahead with your wedding during these difficult times. All the best Holly and the team.
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    Hannah Married on 15/08/2020
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    Amazing day!

    Despite covid restrictions we had an amazing wedding day at Barley Wood. Holly was so helpful and accommodating in working with us to interpret the ever changing regulations and we wouldn’t have had it any other way!
    The views from the gardens are amazing and the rooms are luxurious, a fabulous place to get married and one we will have fond memories of forever.

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you Hannah and James! We certainly were kept on our toes with the ever changing Covid restrictions but the day turned out to be stunning! You stayed so calm and positive allowing yourselves to fully enjoy the weekend. Congratulations again from Holly and the Team at Barley Wood.
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    Sarah W. Married on 19/10/2019
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    Perfect from start to finish

    Absolutely amazing venue and staff. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a stunning place for a wedding and/or reception.

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you Sarah for your lovely words. Your wedding was beautiful and we are so pleased that you picked us as your venue! All the best from Holly and the team.
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    Emily W. Married on 20/07/2019
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    The best decision we made for our wedding

    I can honestly say, Barley Wood House was just perfect for our wedding. The views, location, staff, being able to stay from Friday to Sunday- this is very unique as most venues only allowed 1 night stay.
    We just wanted to re live our wedding weekend over and over.

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you Emily and Ben!
    We loved your wedding weekend and seeing your gorgeous dogs as well. Thanks for the lovely review and we wish you a wonderful married life together. Holly and the Barley Wood team.
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    Zoe G. Married on 15/06/2019
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    Dream wedding

    We got married here in June 2019 and I can honestly say it was the best wedding venue we could have wished for. The staff were incredible, very flexible and looked after us really well. It was amazing to be able to have most of our guys stay at the venue too which created a really relaxed feel. I absolutely love this place!!

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you Zoe! Your wedding was totally unique to you including your very special first dance! We loved it all. Congratulations again and all the best from Holly and the team at Barley Wood.
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    Sinead F. Married on 20/04/2019
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    Best day of my life

    This venue had it all for us, rooms, grounds, options for ceremony location, beautiful views and kind attentive staff.
    The day went without a hitch, beautiful grounds that really showed Somerset off in spring. Contact the staff,get a tour and you'll know what I mean!!

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thanks Sinead! We still remember your Irish ceili band and dancing really well as it was so fantastic to see everyone having such a great time! Your wedding was so unique to you and beautiful from start to finish. Thank you for picking Barley Wood! Holly and the team.
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    Joanne Married on 29/09/2018
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    Beautiful Venue

    What a special find! We first saw Barley Wood on a murky day in December at a Christmas Market they were holding and we knew straight away that it was the venue for us. The spaces work so well; we opted to get married indoors and the orangery/garden room was perfect for this. The bedrooms are fantastic, especially the first floor ones, and were a huge selling point. We really enjoyed being able to host our families for two nights.
    Tracey, Amie and Gary were all incredibly helpful, nothing was too much trouble but equally they were great at melting away and leaving us to it.
    It was brilliant to feel like this was 'our house' for the weekend, if only we could have stayed longer. I wish we could do it all over again!

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you from all the team at Barley Wood! We are thrilled you had the best time! Congratulations again and please do stay in touch.
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    Ellie Married on 13/09/2017
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    It is incredibly beautiful and magical

    We first visited Barley Wood on a cold January day, and straight away knew it was a special place. Amie made us feel welcome, and we went away knowing it was the place for us (despite it being the first venue we visited!)
    It is incredibly beautiful and magical. You have everything you would need for your wedding, and more!! Our whole weekend was incredible and we have so many special memories and hope there will be opportunities to always return to Barley Wood.
    However, what really makes it are the staff and values. We loved that it was run by the YMCA and it didn't feel like a 'wedding factory'. Amie was so helpful, all the way through and her and Tracey were an amazing help. They really can do anything! Gary was fantastic on the day, making sure everything ran smoothly and was all in the right place.
    I could go on and on! Barley Wood will always be an important place to us and we hope it never changes!

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you for your amazing review.
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    Jennifer Married on 05/08/2017
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    Thank you everyone!

    A very heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Barley Wood for helping to make Carolyn and Chris's wedding the most spectacular weekend. Gary, thank you in particular for all your help and for always being at hand in the background if anything was needed. I'm so sorry for waking you to find out where my car keys were! All the guests told me how kind and helpful you were and it was fascinating to hear some of the history of the building.
    We hired Barley Wood for 3 days and it is the most immaculate, beautiful, perfect place for a wedding celebration! Some of our guests, best men and the Groom stayed over and were extremely comfortable in your beautifully refurbished rooms and bathrooms to die for! Other guests were in tents on the lawn! We were able to decorate the house as we wished, cooked in the kitchens and felt very much at home there. All our guests and the Bride and Groom had a wonderful time! Thank you.
    The Italian garden was the perfect venue for the barbecue on Sunday and the views are spectacular.

    Barley Wood's reply:

    wow sounds like a fabulous weekend! Thank you for your kind words.
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    Sara Married on 11/07/2017
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    Blown away

    Blown away by the house, the grounds and most of all the team. Nothing was too much trouble. This should be number one choice for anyone wanting a wedding venue. Thank you to Gary, Aimee, Tracey and Megan you are amazing and should be very proud of what you do, you are going to make a lot of brides dreams come true.

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you for your lovely comments.
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    Natalie Married on 08/07/2017
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    We cannot thank you enough

    Just spent my amazing wedding weekend at Barley Wood. If I could give you guys 100 stars I would. We have been blown away by this venue and it's incredible and committed team. We didn't want to leave. Gary, Aime, Tracey and Megan, you are legends and we cannot thank you enough xxxxx

    Barley Wood's reply:

    Thank you for your lovely words.

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