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On since 2020

Last update: November 2023

Camlad Barns is a countryside wedding venue located in Shropshire, England. Rooted deep in the heart of the Shropshire Hills and overlooking the Camlad Valley, this is an idyllic backdrop for special celebrations. The rolling hills and scenic surroundings offer panoramic views for wedding photographs. The vintage barn has been refurbished to a luxurious, upscale standard while retaining the authentic charm of the original building. There are numerous areas both indoor and outdoor in which to curate your dream wedding weekend.

Facilities and Capacity

Prospective newlyweds planning a unique rural reception will enjoy exclusive use of Camlad Barns in Bishop’s Castle. For three days, you can bring your dreams to life from start to finish. Whether you envisage an intimate gathering of 30 people or a grand soirée for 150 guests, there are ample options at this secluded venue. Ceremonies are held in the Main Barn or semi-covered Wain House, or the lawn. Receptions take place in the Main Barn also, a beautifully-restored space that exudes rustic refinement. Here, the original vaulted beams have been preserved and a lofty atmosphere abounds. Natural light seeps in through full-length windows that run along one side of the structure. Underfloor heating is a comforting touch, and one of many modern amenities that has been incorporated into the antiquated structure. Outside, the courtyard is ideal for cocktail receptions and pre-dinner drinks. Or guests can conjugate in the Hospital Bar for refreshments amidst an elegant setting. Parking is available on-site. Indoor heated restrooms are located in the barn.

Services Offered

The experienced staff at Camlad Barns are on hand to assist in planning all aspects of your special day. Their calm, relaxed approach is matched by the utmost professionalism and they endeavor to bring each couple’s vision to life on their cherished farm. The team is on hand to guide you with everything from vendor selections to day-of management. They provide tables and seating for 80 people. Couples can decide on their own caterers, from a buffet-style meal complete with a hog-roast or a formal seated meal. The family at Camladbarns oversee everything during 3-day events and will endeavor to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Although Camladbarns is a DIY venue, couples are helped and guided throughout. This slice of picturesque peace in the heart of the beautiful English countryside is where memories and magical moments are made

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for Camlad Barns

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S1Any1 Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Words cannot describe how incredible Alex and Jonathan are at Camlad barns!

Well...what can I say! Camlad Barns is just THE most beautiful wedding venue for any type of wedding. We had a sudden change in circumstances back in March where it was decided we were to get married and do the legal ceremony with just immediate family. Alex and Jonathan were so accommodating they helped us arrange a small intimate ceremony and drinks for just 15 of us! The place looked beautiful even on a Monday afternoon in March!

We then held our main wedding celebration and vow renewal in July. The planning and preparation phases were so easy with Alex on hand to ask anything and let us do anything we had the ideas for...even setting up Tipi's and camping in the field opposite! It really is the most relaxed wedding venue where nothing is too much trouble. The cottage is lovely for both staying the night before and night of, the lawn and the view are spectacular, and main barn itself is done to such a high quality and courtyard and fire pit in the evening was brilliant. We can't wait for another reason to hold a celebration there!

All photos with this review are by Catherine Evans Photography (Also amazing!)
Sophy Z. Sent on 30/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue

Camlad barns is such a beautiful setting to get married. Alex and john are so helpful and professional; from guiding us with ideas in the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself. The views are stunning and the whole feel of the place was just what we wanted - laid back, easy going, not too strict or rigid - it was also the prefect backdrop for my husbands vintage tractors too!
Jade L. Sent on 23/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful venue, so pretty and such gorgeous views.

Thank you Alex and Jon for your gorgeous venue! We loved Camlad, it is so pretty and well maintained. The views sold it to use over the Shropshire hills. The venue itself is very lovely and high spec. The Barn is really lovely and there are so many photo opportunities. Alex and Jon were lovely and very helpful. Thank you so much :)
Alexandra W. Sent on 18/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect venue!

We had our wedding at Camlad Barns last weekend and it was incredible! The views are absolutely stunning and so many guests commented on how perfect the venue was. From start to finish Alex and family were on hand to help with every detail from extra visits in the run up to the wedding, to making sure the day ran smooth and even holding the Shetland pony at one point!
Nothing was too much trouble. I always wanted to get married with my horses there and Alex made this dream a reality! Thank you so much for all you have done for us.
Līam G. Sent on 11/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding at a Perfect Venue

An amazing venue. The team bent over backwards to ensure our day was perfect. Great communication throughout and nothing too difficult. Camlad Barns is a beautiful venue with brilliant views across the valley.
Heather W. Sent on 07/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Barns

We had our wedding day at Camlad Barns on the 24th June 2023 and we had the most amazing day!

Alex and Johnathan were really helpful on the lead up the wedding, answering our many many questions! Camlad barns are stunning and the different areas make it a wonderful space for a wedding.

We hired two big hat tipis from Java tipis to go on the grass area for our wedding breakfast which looked incredible and 'went' with the barn wedding style perfectly! We had 112 sat inside the barns for the ceremony which fit really comfortably and then used the barns for dancing later on. We used the wainhouse as a chill-out area, with a photo booth and for cake cutting/ cheese later on.

The relaxed atmosphere created by Alex and Jonathan at the barns drew us to them straight away as we wanted something quite DIY, rustic and laid-back. The roses and the gardens in the cottage are stunning and made for beautiful photos as well as the beautiful views. We also hired the cottage which has been renovated and provided the perfect base to get ready and for little ones to get early nights.

Camlad barns will always be very special to us and we wouldn't have chosen anywhere else. Thank you, thank you! Heather and Ben xxx
Kathryn D. Sent on 04/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Views

Camlad Barns was the perfect venue for our reception. Alex and Jon were so helpful and responsive throughout the entire process answering all of our questions and even helping me out with setting up the day before.

The day itself was amazing. It's a gorgeous venue with beautiful views and tons of outdoor space which the kids loved.

Thank you again Alex and Jon for such a great day
Kevin C. Sent on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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Alex is great. Really helpful and flexible, moving our date a few times. Highly recommend.
Helena J. Sent on 24/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Rustic but beautiful setting where you can really make your wedding your own!

Alex and her husband were so helpful, always at the end of the phone to answer any questions or queries we had. We loved the laid-back feel of the place, which really mirrored our personalities and created a calm and relaxed atmosphere, for not only us but our guests. Highly recommend if you want a beautiful setting but want to take the reigns, and make it personal to you both.
Lauren L. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely brilliant!

I wish I could give Alex and Jon more than 5 stars. From setting up on the Friday to the Sunday they were beyond helpful nothing was to much trouble.
No words can describe how amazing this venue is. The Views are outstanding and the barns are beautiful.
All I say can is if your thinking about getting married here go for it! We couldn’t imagine a better day.
Owain Sent on 10/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply brilliant…

I honestly cannot put into words how brilliant it was celebrating our wedding at Camlad barns.

Firstly, Alex and Jon were the perfect hosts and made it very easy and stress free to arrange everything. Their communication was spot on, which was especially helpful given the fact that we originally booked our wedding for 2020 and had to postpone multiple times.

Unlike some other venues we visited, we loved how flexible they were with the suppliers we used and the way we ran the day. This meant we could arrange the day exactly how we wanted it.

Alex, Jon and their team were the perfect mixture of friendly yet professional. Throughout the day they worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything was running smoothly.

The facilities at Camlad were great - which meant our caterers and the rest of our suppliers were very happy and had no issues.

Finally, but most importantly, the venue is simply stunning - especially the views. This made the experience very memorable for all who attended.

Olivia B. Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful in every way

This venue is absolutely gorgeous. So many opportunities for pictures with the rustic barn vibe. Alex herself is a wonderful host. She is flexible and really listens to what you want making each day special to you. A proper personal approach so you don't ever feel like you are just the next in line. Her knowledge of local supplies is second to none and we managed to get some wonderful flowers and food based on her suggestions. Not only do I want to do it all over again I would love to live there !
Helen E. Sent on 09/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

One of a kind venue

Camlad Barns is a one in a million venue. The views are unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Alex and Jonathon are incredible and made the day absolutely seamless and are so thoughtful to each wedding’s individuality. Nothing was too much in the lead up, and all of our questions were promptly answered and a location visit was no problem. The venue itself is gorgeous, both the barns and the surroundings, which are absolutely stunning. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a barn wedding in a stunning setting. The accommodation locally in Bishops Castle is also very good and many of our guests made mini breaks out of our wedding!
Kate Sent on 27/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue with incredible views

To our mind, this venue is perfection. The combination of the superbly converted barn and the fabulous view out and over the valley were just what we wanted for our big day.

We originally booked for 2020 wedding which, unfortunately was postponed twice until July ’22 due to Covid. The owner Alex was accommodating and supportive throughout the entire process. From our experience she will help you accomplish the vision for your big day in any way she can.

If you are happy to be very ‘hands on’ with the organisation of suppliers, decorations etc. then Camlad Barns is in our opinion the ultimate blank canvas to create your dream event. It is without doubt the best view from a venue of this type in Shropshire. Your guests will love it!

Thanks for a perfect day.
Irene A. Sent on 26/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

I am so happy we found this venue. We got married here on the 25/06/22 and we booked camlad about a year ago! I was in contact with Alex throughout the whole process and she was always so happy to help and very quick to respond to emails. I had lots of questions and she was very patient.

I wasn't expecting as much help as we got from Alex and her partner on the day. They are absolute pros and worked in the background to make sure our day run smoothly

Everyone commented on the stunning venue, beautiful flowers in the grounds and the onsite bar was a big hit.

Would absolutely do it all again( with my husband ofc) just so we can return to the venue and relive such a special day in an amazing setting.

Thank you Alex
Love Irene & Richard
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