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Last update: May 2024

The romantic ambience of the wedding venue Bassmead Manor Barns in Staploe, Cambridgeshire, is apparent from the moment you arrive along the tree-lined driveway. Charming and elegant, this family-owned barn offers a heady combination of history and heritage, alongside contemporary style and exceptional service. Nestled within the medieval moat of an ancient manor house, couples seeking an idyllic escape will adore what this venue offers.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples are invited to tie the knot in the 300-year old Rickety Barn, a lovingly restored traditional timber barn with solid oak beams and wrought iron chandeliers. With twinkling fairy lights, it's the perfect space to say 'I do'. Seating up to 150 guests, it also features a 'nook' on the second floor, the ideal spot for a photographer or musician. In the warmer months, couples can also choose to tie the knot in The Thatched Bower. This space offers views of the surrounding countryside plus it's own waiting area separated from the main ceremony space, ensuring that big reveal moment still happens before walking down the aisle.

After the ceremony has taken place, invite your guests to enjoy reception drinks in the modern Moat Barn with its sophisticated bar, spilling out onto the pretty landscaped gardens to mingle amongst the peacocks. The Bridge Barn is the setting for your wedding breakfast at Bassmead Manor Barns. Modern and flooded with natural daylight, spectacular features include a dramatic timbered ceiling and impressive oak doors offering views across the gardens and moat. A delicate, neutral colour scheme allows you to create your own style on a blank canvas, while its elegant simplicity needs little other than some beautiful floral arrangements to bring the outside in. The two barns become a spacious open-plan setting for your evening celebration. As the sun goes down it's time to dance the night away or perhaps enjoy the patio outside and wander into the starlit gardens.

You won't want your magical day to end, so, with that in mind, newlyweds can spend the night in Dove Cottage – your very own boutique style honeymoon cottage. Appletree Cottage can be reached just over the moat bridge and features seven beautifully designed bedrooms for your closest friends and family. Enjoy a private breakfast the following morning, or greet your guests in Appletree Cottage to share stories of a wonderful day.

Services Offered

Bassmead Manor Barns will help you every step of the way. The dedicated on-site catering and events team will work with you to create a delicious menu for your wedding day which are expertly prepared and beautifully presented, giving you and your guests a spectacular dining experience. Every element of the day is bespoke and tailored to your needs, from the more formal wedding breakfast, to theatrical street food, barbecues, canapés and cocktails.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Historic
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

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

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Bassmead Manor Barns

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115 reviews
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Claire
Claire Sent on 25/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Amazing!

Bassmead was the first venue we looked at(which wasn’t great for the other venues we had booked to visit). No other venue could match it. We were lucky enough to have Ally as our coordinator, she went above and beyond and made the whole process so easy.
On the day of our wedding she made sure we were happy with everything and just quietly worked her magic to make sure everything was perfect. The food was delicious and the catering team did a wonderful job of looking after our guests with dietary restrictions.
It really was the best day ever and I can’t thank Ally and the Bassmead Team enough.
Melanie
Melanie D. Sent on 02/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue

I cannot recommend Bassmead highly enough, the venue and grounds are simply stunning, the staff are incredible, the food is out of this world.
Rebecca
Rebecca T. Sent on 20/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

We got married at Bassmead Manor Barns in April 2023 and from our first visit back in 2020 we knew there was nowhere else we could possibly get married. The venue is stunning and has everything you could ever need on your wedding day. The tasting event confirmed just how much of an iconic place it is, with the food and the atmosphere matching the high standards of the venue. Our wedding coordinator Leah was so friendly and communicative, we really felt supported and knowledgeable with every step of planning the day. On the day itself everything went perfectly. There is not one thing we could fault and that is clearly down to the hard work of Leah and the rest of the team at Bassmead. We had an amazing day, thank you all so much
Alice
Alice G. Sent on 27/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST wedding venue ever - no exaggeration!

We cannot put into words the gratitude we have for Bassmead Manor Barns! Without a doubt THE best wedding venue ever and one that we cannot recommend enough to everyone who considers them! We had the best day and everything was absolutely perfect. Verity was running our day and she was so amazing we felt very lucky to have her. She was so personable and all of her little personal touches meant so much like emailing us the night before to say one more sleep to go! She was always at the end of the phone or email and nothing seemed too much or too little to ask.

All of our guests loved the venue and were so so impressed with the bassmead team and standard delivered on the day. The barn is so well kept and beautiful and service was delivered so slick. Our guests are still raving about the service and standard 6 months later and said they’d never experienced a wedding venue like it… We didn’t have a thing to worry about on the day and we both felt so relaxed and we wish we could do it all over again!! Verity also took some snaps for us on the day and shared them with my mum which was so unexpected and so very valued the next morning at breakfast.

Thanks again for everything Verity and the team for all your help and support over the last year and a half, it really has been the best experience and we hope many more people book with Bassmead!!

Oh and how could we forget…After loosing our cake maker 6 months before the day, and struggling to find someone, Jenny from the team reached out and offered her services and the cake was Devine and so perfect! Thanks for going above and beyond!
Chantelle-Louise
Chantelle-Louise C. Sent on 05/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Could not of asked for more.

From the moment we stepped on Bassmeads grounds we knew it was the venue for us, the beautiful barns, the autumnal vibes and bridal boudoir are incomparable to other venues.
But then everything got 10x better when we were introduced to our coordinator Leah. Leah could not do more, answer anytime, adapt anything from a gluten free menu to accessible calm down areas for disabled guests. We could not recommend bassmead and more specifically Leah, any more than we (constantly) do. Our guests even want to marry there and through Leah now!!! You can’t go wrong here 🤍
Laura
Laura S. Sent on 02/09/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Every detail perfect

So glad we had our wedding at Bassmead we had the best day! Every little detail was taken care of so had nothing to think about on the day other than enjoying it! From moving bits across venue to keeping food safe for us so we didn't miss out on canapés while mingling couldn't have been more helpful!
Chloe
Chloe W. Sent on 01/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The venue of dreams

Bassmead is literally the DREAM venue. If you’re thinking about booking it for your wedding day, do it!

I always had Bassmead on the list before I even got engaged. It encompassed everything I wanted from a wedding venue. When I took my then fiancé to visit he fell in love as much as me. Bassmead has everything you need for your wedding day. With barns for both your ceremony and reception, beautiful views, and to top it all off incredible service.

Leah our wedding co ordinator was nothing short of amazing. She was always on hand to answer any questions and keep the wedding planning process stress free and simple. On the day our wedding ran without a hitch and this was all down to Leah and the incredible team at Bassmead.

We are so grateful to the team and all they did for us. Thank you so much Leah!
Grace
Grace R. Sent on 24/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A rustic, all-in-one gem that’s full of charm

What a venue. Our 9 month engagement became a nearly 3 year engagement, and Bassmead were there every step of the way. They were so polished and professional, but warm and friendly too. I knew I could turn up on the day and not worry about a thing. The food and drink were amazing (we certainly had a lot of clear plates and empty bottles!), and we had so many comments from guests about how beautiful the venue was. Bassmead was everything I could have asked for, a rustic, all-in-one gem that’s full of charm – and the best bit is it was right on my doorstep!

Extra appreciation and thanks to Jenny – you really made our dream day come true!
Sarah
Sarah B. Sent on 03/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

They're simply the best!

We had our wedding at Bassmead in March 2022 and had the most perfect day. As soon as we viewed the venue we knew it was where we wanted to celebrate and everyone we met along the way at Bassmead helped make our dreams a reality.
The setting and surroundings are idyllic and the venue itself (both the Rickety Barn and Bridge Barn) are so gorgeous you don't need lots of decorations as it does all the hard work for you. The food and catering was the talk of our day - we cannot fault a thing.
And a huge thank you to Leah our event co-ordinator - she made sure the day ran perfectly to time and everything was set up exactly how we pictured meaning we could relax and enjoy every moment. I know it's a cliche...but the day really does fly by!
If you're thinking of booking Bassmead - do it, you won't regret it.
Charlotte
Charlotte Sent on 20/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding in 2019

Everything was amazing, from the initial conversation to the day itself.

A big thanks to Amanda, the head bartender, and everyone else. It was a great day with amazing food and table service. I'd give more than 5 stars if I could.

Even now people tell me how it's the best wedding they've been to.
Becki
Becki B. Sent on 31/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing short of PERFECTION!

I don’t even know where to start with this stunning venue! Bassmead was the first and only wedding venue that we looked at. The way they handled everything and treated their couples during the pandemic said enough about them, they made us feel like the only couple they had! And that didn’t stop once we had officially booked. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them.
Getting closer to our wedding we were assigned our events manager which was Amanda and from day one she was just amazing! She reassured us with every concern we may have and didn’t care how many emails we sent with endless questions and last minute changes.
We finally had our day on the 28th May 2022 and just wow! I gave my partner the job of setting up all our decor in the morning (and there was a lot!) he was so overwhelmed and all he had to do is say “Amanda I’m stressed” and she was like superwoman! She helped dress our wedding exactly how I imagined it and it was absolute perfection. She kept us updated throughout the day and made sure we knew exactly what was going on at all times. We got SO many compliments on how beautiful the venue was, not only how delicious the food was but how much of it guests got too (a lot!) and how attentive and friendly the staff were. I don’t know how they did it but the whole day just flowed so smoothly around us. There are no words to describe how utterly perfect our day was. If you’re looking to book your wedding day at this venue, then just do it, I can assure you that will not be disappointed!
Louise
Louise H. Sent on 12/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

We had an absolutely perfect wedding day at Bassmead.
Our guests commented on how good all of the staff were and how fantastic the food was.
The day couldn't have gone any better. We felt so looked after all day by the staff at Bassmead.
In the build up to the day they were easily contactable and were flexible in meeting all of our requests.

I can't recommend Bassmead enough, just amazing!

Kristopher
Kristopher T. Sent on 10/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Made our day perfect.

Got married here. Place is perfect, the team on site do everything to help, leah is amazing, helps with everything and couldn't do anymore to make our wedding the best it could be.

Venue is very well maintained, they are on point with sorting everything out. Needs very little in way of decorations as looks perfect anyways.

food is awesome, from taste to the way it's plated and the table service is very well planned out.

Couldn't recommend enough. Well worth looking round if your thinking of getting married, you won't be disappointed.
Amy
Amy W. Sent on 29/09/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

June wedding dreams

We had our dream day in June. We had a few hiccups along the way but the team at Bassmead made our day wonderful. The venue was decorated amazingly and the food was delicious. Our guests loved it as much as we did. The team made sure we did not go without all day. ❤️ It is the perfect venue.
George
George W. Sent on 01/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue - the only venue you should choose

What. A. Venue.

Bassmead was the first and only venue we went to see after we got engaged and we instantly fell in love. We attended an open evening and we knew we didn't want to look anywhere else! From the moment we booked to our eventual wedding day, we could not have been better looked after. Amanda was our event manager, there really aren't the words to describe how incredible this lady is! No question was too silly or task too big. She made it her mission to make sure our wedding was the best day ever and it truly was.

They worked with us every step of the way, from right up to our first wedding date being postponed due to lockdown, to finalising last bits and catering just a day or two before our wedding could finally take place, they really all went above and beyond and for this we will forever be grateful. The way Bassmead handled everything during the pandemic could not be faulted and if they could perform exceptionally like they did for us in the most trying of times, it demonstrates how truly special they are as a venue and what a special operation they are running here!

Bassmead and in particular, Amanda, will always hold a special place in our hearts. It was a day we could have only dreamt about, the catering was unbelievable and the amount of comments we have had, from family and friends, praising the venue and all of the above speaks volumes.

We will never be able to find the words to express how thankful we are to Amanda and Bassmead, but hopefully this goes some way to showing how blown away we were with the whole experience! THANK YOU!
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Bassmead Manor Barns, Staploe, St. Neots PE19 5JB Staploe (Cambridgeshire)
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