Barley Wood

(9 reviews) 9 5
Long Lane Wrington Somerset BS40 5SA
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About Barley Wood

Long Lane, Wrington
Somerset, BS40 5SA

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 week, which maximizes access to the house and garden during the build up to your wedding. 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, although each booking has an individual price depending on which areas of the house and grounds are to be used and for what.

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

Facilities at Barley Wood

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Woodland and Festival
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Barley Wood Reviews (9)

Beautiful Venue
Venue Service

By Joanne, on 04 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2018

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!

Holly Piper , Sales and Events Manager at Barley Wood responded to this review on 07/03/2020 09:44:15

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.

It is incredibly beautiful and magical
Venue Service

By Ellie, on 21 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Sep 2017

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!

Holly Piper , Sales and Events manager at Barley Wood responded to this review on 30/03/2020 21:33:53

Thank you for your amazing review.

Thank you everyone!
Venue Service

By Jennifer, on 19 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2017

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.

Holly Piper , Sales and Events manager at Barley Wood responded to this review on 30/03/2020 21:35:12

wow sounds like a fabulous weekend! Thank you for your kind words.

Blown away
Venue Service

By Sara, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Jul 2017

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.

Holly Piper , Sales and Events manager at Barley Wood responded to this review on 30/03/2020 21:37:08

Thank you for your lovely comments.

We cannot thank you enough
Venue Service

By Natalie, on 22 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2017

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

Holly Piper, Sales and Events manager at Barley Wood responded to this review on 30/03/2020 21:32:36

Thank you for your lovely words.

Barley Wood is beautiful
Venue Service

By Vicki, on 18 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2017

Barley Wood is beautiful and should be the number one choice for anyone looking for a perfect wedding venue. The house is set in beautiful grounds with amazing views. The function rooms are well laid out and beautifully decorated, perfect for a wedding and reception. The bedrooms are large, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Aimee, Gary Megan and Tracey are amazing, were always on hand willing to help and do whatever they could do to make the weekend perfect. I can not say enough good things about or recommend Barley Wood highly enough. I just hope that I get the opportunity to return someday.

Holly Piper , Sales and Events manager at Barley Wood responded to this review on 30/03/2020 21:38:16

Thank you for your lovely words and please do visit us again!

Thank you
Venue Service

By Mark, on 18 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2017

We just don't know how to recommend this venue enough. Our daughters wedding this weekend at Barley wood was outstanding in every way, everything fell into place made easier by the hard work and help from the Barley wood team. The charming house is so calming and peaceful, the grounds are beautiful and well maintained and the "can do" attitude of the staff is equal to none. We feel very privaledged to have been able to use this amazing venue for this important occasion, and the feedback we are getting from the guests that attended has made us very proud and pleased that we chose you.

Holly Piper , Sales and Events manager at Barley Wood responded to this review on 30/03/2020 21:41:28

Thank you for your kind words and we are thrilled that it all went so well.

If we could, we would do it all over again!
Venue Service

By Patty, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 13 May 2017

We had our wedding in Barley Wood in May this year and it was absolutely wonderful! The staff was SUPER helpful and accommodating from day one (when we visited the venue for the 1st time), throughout all the planning and on the weekend of the wedding. We went to see the venue for the first time in July and Gary showed us around and explained us how the venue works... we got the venue solely for us, for the whole weekend! ceremony and party in the same location, and 2 whole days to enjoy, options for inside or outside, no corkage and no set providers (we could have whoever we wanted, or even cook ourselves, which we did on day 2 with a BBQ for close friends and family ). All of this in a breathtaking location, wonderful grounds and beautiful and spacious house (which would accommodate our family for the whole weekend).... We decided on it almost instantly as we were so taken with it, and we don't regret it a bit! We had such a good time there, the guests loved it, and our family -who stayed in site with us for the weekend- couldn't be happier! (very important as most of them travelled from overseas to join us)... If you are looking for a beautiful and versatile venue in the country side, where you can be free to really create your event the way you wanted, I would definitely recommend you have a look at Barley Wood! You won't be disappointed... and once if decide on it, you'll have a lovely, hardworking & helpful team behind you, and a gorgeous venue.

Holly Piper , Sales and Events manager at Barley Wood responded to this review on 30/03/2020 21:36:17

Thank you for your wonderful review.

Barley Wood is simply the most stunning venue
Venue Service

By Laura, on 18 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Apr 2017

We visited the house when it was still being renovated and knew instantly that this was the venue for us. Amie, Gary and the rest of the YMCA team were beyond helpful in the lead up to our wedding day and made sure that everything ran seamlessly on the day itself. Our dream was to have a wedding day tailored to reflect us – we were keen to use a caterer we already knew, alongside a list of suppliers we had chosen. We couldn’t have found a more perfect venue for this. Achieving our dream was made possible by these lovely, accommodating and hardworking people. Amie ensured that every detail of the day was organised and all the suppliers came together as a team. Gary and his team worked tirelessly in the lead up to the wedding to make the grounds and house perfectly preened. They also worked behind the scenes on the day to make sure guests were greeted and suppliers knew where to set up. The ability to stay at the venue all weekend was an incredible bonus and meant that my bridal party and I could have a relaxed wedding morning. Every single bedroom in Barley Wood is beautifully decorated and our family and friends all raved about their stay. It honestly felt like we were staying in a luxurious holiday home for the weekend. We will continue to rave about this flawless venue and will hopefully find an excuse to visit again soon! Thank you!

Holly Piper , Sales and Event manager at Barley Wood responded to this review on 30/03/2020 21:39:58

Thank you for your amazing words about Barley Wood.

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