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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

The Cider Barn is a charming, rustic wedding venue located just outside Ilminster, Somerset. The venue features an old agricultural stone and thatched barn, sheltered among the woods and fields of the Dillington Estate with views far across the rolling Somerset countryside. This magical and romantic barn is perfect for your blissful country wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

The natural beauty of The Cider Barn can be found in its original wooden beams, stone walls, and exposed thatch. Embellished with romantic celebrations in mind, the thatch apex has been adorned with fairy lights and rope metal chandeliers. To the side of the barn lies a spacious, sunlit garden that's been thoughtfully renovated and beautifully kept.

Up to 120 guests can be seated in the main barn for dining following an optional indoor or outdoor ceremony. More relaxed dining experiences may be able to seat up to 150 guests throughout the venue. If you're envisioning a Christian celebration, Whitelackington's Church of St. Mary's is right next door, and our personable staff would be happy to introduce you to the benefice team.

When the festivities begin to wind down, you and your loved ones can retire to one of the estate's beautiful holiday cottages for a rejuvenating rest. We have a number of stunning cottages for your nearest and dearest, which are perfect for those morning-of photo opportunities.

Services Offered

The team behind The Cider Barn delight in helping couples host memorable milestone celebrations. We recognise that catering is an essential part of any wedding, so to make sure you can arrange the day you want, the venue is happy to work with any caterer you choose and can provide support to new suppliers. The venue also has relationships with a few local vendors and can introduce you to help gather quotes for your unique event.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Hannah M. Sent on 18/07/2023
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Perfect venue

We got married in The Cider Barn and it was absolutely perfect for us. It was a real blank canvas so we could do exactly what we wanted with it, and so many people commented on how beautiful it was.
Lauren Sent on 18/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Barn Venue

A perfect dry hire, Esther who manages the venue was just wonderful and so attentive. Even as we got to the week of the wedding and I was overwhelmed with admin she was so understanding. The venue was left clean and tidy for us and it was a beautiful venue to get married at. The guests all commented on how it was such a beautiful venue and we even got to play a game of tame cricket on the grass (in my wedding dress) it was just perfect for us.
Andrew G. Sent on 30/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Venue!

Emily and I were very fortunate to have our wedding at the stunning Cider Barn. It was an amazing venue, we loved it, as did our guests. Hassle free throughout our interactions with the Dillington Team and Esther were exceptional, and really made it an easy planning process. The delight of this venue aside from its looks and the surrounding wonderful countryside, were the fact we could source everything ourselves, using whichever suppliers we wished. This massively reduced our stress and cost, ensuring we could shape our wedding exactly as we wanted. The facilities, toilets and kitchen area provided at the site were also excellent. Would thoroughly recommend this wonderful venue!
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Katherine & Oliver
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Whitelackington TA19 9EH Ilminster (Somerset)
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