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Combe Manor Barn

Hungerford, Berkshire View map Visit website
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Starting at £5,500
30 to 170 Guests

About

Combe Manor Barns is a boutique wedding venue offering true exclusivity and uninterrupted views just outside Hungerford, Berkshire. Immersed in the rolling valley of Combe, this historic setting boasts a selection of 19th-century barns nestled on the sprawling estate of a 17th-century manor. Here, flexibility, privacy, and style intertwine to help you host the country destination wedding you deserve.

Facilities and Capacity

Down a single-track road awaits Combe Manor Barns, offering quiet solitude but an easy 90-minute drive from London. Boasting a distinctive selection of licensed civil ceremony settings, this open venue can easily host any wedding theme. The two great barns angle together to form a versatile space that can host a ceremony and a later reception party. This elegant rustic site has been recently redecorated; the interior palette lightened beautifully to show the antique beams. The Grade I listed Norman chapel is just the place for a religious ceremony, nestled next door to the manor house. After your first kiss as newlyweds, your guests can make their way to the barn courtyard while you may take portraits in the manor house and gardens. The formal Drawing Room is a particularly favoured spot for intimate group photos. A beautiful get-ready suite is also available for you to refresh and prepare for the next exciting stages. Afterwards, loved ones can celebrate the day's festivities in the dining barn, toasting your union over a bespoke meal.

Services Offered

The family-run team have been hosting weddings, parties, and theatrical events at Combe Manor Barns for over 20 years. Being a dry-hire venue, you are free to enlist outside vendors and services to form your own custom package. The team endeavour to do all they can to ensure you have a wedding day that feels entirely personal to you. This includes providing access to the space for several days before the day and giving ample time to collect any items afterwards—ideal for DIY weddings. Backed by their extensive experience, they are happy to lend advice on sourcing outside caterers, bar staff, florists, and more to best serve your budget. On the venue website, you can find helpful guidance and tips for hiring vendors and organizing the day with ease. The team looks forward to showing you their unique venue and possibilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Barn

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
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Allows Private Catering
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Evening Entertainment:

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DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome
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    Tanya C. Married on 03/06/2022
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    We couldn't recommend Combe Manor Barns enough!

    Combe Manor Barns was the second wedding venue we visited, and we were sold the moment we drove through the stunning valley into the village. This is a truly unique location, and we couldn’t be more delighted with our Wedding Day.
    Sybille is a first-class host, a rarity in the industry who’s principle focus is your day. Not only do you get the venue for the whole weekend, making the setting up and clearing down experience far more relaxed, but Sybille will gladly provide advice on how to make the day run well, and how to make the best of the beautiful barn and courtyard. She was extremely kind when we had to postpone during COVID, bending over backwards to fit our day in during an extremely busy year for weddings.
    The whole venue is a perfect combination of ‘do it yourself’, with all the high-end professional equipment required to do it well. The barn is exceptionally well-stocked for many different styles and layouts for your day, with Sybille on-hand to make your dream a reality.

    Combe Manor Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much Tanya, what a joy it was to have your big celebration with us at Combe! A perfect day!
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    Deborah L. Married on 28/05/2022
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    Fantastic wedding venue and service

    Combe Manor Barns was the first venue we went to visit when planning our wedding, and we realised very quickly that we didn't need to go and look at any others! We instantly fell in love with the stunning countryside views, the spacious L-shaped barn with plenty of room for eating and dancing, and the fact that we could have EVERYTHING, including a church service, all in one location, so that our guests didn't have to travel between our ceremony and reception. Not only this, but they only hold one wedding a week, meaning we could access the barns and church for a few days before and after the wedding day which was invaluable to relieving some of the stress of setting up!

    Sybille was wonderful to work with throughout and helped to make the planning process straightforward, with a list of recommended suppliers to help narrow down our searches for caterers etc., and plenty of tips and advice along the way. She was also very accommodating when we had to postpone our wedding in 2021. We would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone looking to plan a barn wedding in Berkshire.

    Combe Manor Barn's reply:

    Thank you Deborah, it is wonderful when you just "click" with a couple and they respond so well to what the venue has to offer and then really make it their own. You were so patient with the postponement and preparations and it was a pleasure working with you both. All the best, Sybille x
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    Lottie S. Married on 21/05/2022
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    Gorgeous barn venue in rural Berkshire

    Combe Manor Barns was the first wedding venue we visited when starting our search in 2019 and we knew instantly it was the venue for us. Despite date changes and the challenges of the pandemic, Sybille was incredibly accommodating and communicative throughout the entire process, and we finally had our celebration in May 2022. It was absolutely worth the wait!

    The venue is unique in that it allows for only one wedding a week, and you’re given access to setup from the Wednesday before your wedding day – this made the planning process so much more enjoyable and relaxed, and the barns really felt like ‘ours’ by the time our day came around.

    The barns are well-thought-out and have everything you need to organise a wonderful event, with the added bonus of being a blank canvas and allowing people to put their own stamp on it by choosing their own décor and suppliers. The countryside and surrounds are equally as stunning, and I really appreciated having access to the bridal suite in the manor house to get ready onsite on the day itself. We really couldn’t fault our experience!

    Thank you so much to Sybille and the team - we can’t recommend the venue enough and we will treasure the memories made in beautiful Combe for years to come.

    Combe Manor Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much Lottie, it was indeed a wonderful day and you made the barns so beautiful! All the best to you both, Sybille x
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    Beth C. Married on 14/05/2022
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    A naturally beautiful venue

    A truly relaxed, beautiful countryside venue. With only one wedding a week, Combe Manor Barns becomes your home. The barns are naturally beautiful but the ability and flexibility to style the venue as your own and the quick responsiveness from Sybille means that the whole wedding journey is thoroughly enjoyable. There has been a lot of thought gone into the venue and that really shows. We can't recommend Combe Manor Barns enough and wish we could do it all over again.

    Combe Manor Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much Beth, it was such a pleasure hosting you both and your families and your beautiful wedding was truly memorable.
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    Scott Married on 07/05/2022
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    Beautiful memorable Wedding Day at Combe Manor

    What an amazing stunning location to celebrate my wedding day. It has everything we needed to enjoy our big day. Stunning location, fantastic support and guidance from the barn owners, the best facilities to provide you with everything you need for the caterers, DJ, bar staff etc.
    Inside the barn is amazing and looks gorgeous.

    Highly recommend for any wedding and private functions. Can’t speak highly enough of our experience from start to finish,

    Combe Manor Barn's reply:

    Thanks so much Scott! It's wonderful that you made the most of what the barns had to offer. It was a fantastic wedding!
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    Julia Married on 23/04/2022
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    A beautiful, friendly, well organised venue

    Combe Manor, and Sybille, blew us away from the moment we first visited, and our opinion was only strengthened with every interaction we had. Not only is it a stunning venue, but throughout all the Covid cancellations and the run up to finally having our big day, Sybille was calming, full of information and tips, and had a handle on everything going on. The day itself was perfect, I can’t recall a single thing that didn’t run smoothly. Our suppliers were happy, our guests were happy, and we cannot wait to see the photos of us in the daffodils following our wedding in the beautiful little church. I don’t think we could have asked for anything more, literally a perfect wedding!

    Combe Manor Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much Julia, it was a pleasure hosting you and Mike and your families. What a wonderful day that was!
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    Eleanor A. Married on 02/04/2022
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    Exactly what we hoped for!

    Alec and I had a great experience with Combe Manor Barns for our wedding in April. Sybille was amazing to work with as she was very flexible and accommodating to all our needs and requests. She was always on hand to help with any questions and to give advice as to how things had been done previously. It meant that we could really bring our vision of what we wanted the Barns to look like and it surpassed what we had in mind. We added faux trees, festoon lighting, drapes and photos so it felt very personalised!

    The facilities are all brilliant and very well looked after. The Barns were spotless on our arrival and the tables and chairs already in place. Many of our suppliers had been to the Barns before meaning very easy delivery/collection of the bar/wine/crockery/linen etc. We couldn't recommend Combe Manor Barns and Sybille more highly! We had the most perfect day and are hugely grateful for Sybille and her team!!

    Combe Manor Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much Eleanor, it was so great to see you and Alec personalise the Barns and make them look even more fabulous! Thank you for choosing to get married at Combe Manor and please come back and see us again soon. X
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    Lauren W. Married on 23/10/2021
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    wedding, it was the first venue that we had seen and the last! We instantly fell in love with Combe Manor, the Barn and views were incredible and we knew it was our perfect venue to have our wedding.

    From the very start of planning our wedding to the months, days, hours and minutes leading up to our day, Sybille was amazing! Sybille is a lovely person and will help with everything, even the little questions I probably asked about hundred times were never too much trouble.

    The bridal suite in Combe Manor was perfect to hide away in before walking down the beautiful Manor stairs and driveway to the Barns.
    The views around Combe Manor are outstanding and on a dry October day were perfect for our wedding day!

    We cannot thank Sybille and her team at Combe Manor enough for making our day so so special! It truly felt like a fairytale wedding. Would highly recommend to anyone to visit Combe Manor and be blown away like we were.
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    Emelye F. Married on 16/10/2021
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    Absolutely beautiful venue which made our wedding perfect.

    Well I’m not sure if I have the words to truly express how amazing our wedding was at Combe Manor Barns. Sybille has been amazing through out the build up to our wedding (we had to postpone twice due to covid !) with her advice, communication and extremely friendly and patient approach.

    We wanted a venue that meant our guests could stay in one location from the church service right through to the evening dancing and at Combe we had it all. The bridal party used the bridal room at Combe Manor House (bride + 4 adult bridesmaids, plus 2 make up artists and a photographer), which meant we were very lucky to be able to wonder down the drive way to St Swithuns church.
    After the church service we had the most beautiful drinks reception in the courtyard (it was a sunny October day, and we were so happy to be able to have the guests outside enjoying the beautiful courtyard).

    The barns are a great size for a wedding, we had 70+ guests and had plenty of room within the one side of the barn, the other side was just the perfect size for fit in all the additional things you need for a wedding (cake / card and presents etc areas). We hired a bar that fitted it perfectly and we also had a photo booth that formed well.

    Every single guest came over to express their love for the venue, it’s situated in just a stunning location, the barns themselves are beautiful and
    the gardens are a joy to see at all time of the year.

    I still have a smile on my face after our wedding, it was absolutely perfect and I couldn’t have wished for anything more.

    The day after our wedding my husband mentioned how he would like to celebrate his big birthday at the barns, as he would love to come back to celebrate again !

    Thank you again Sybille for making our day one we shall cherish x
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    Joe L. Married on 09/10/2021
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    THE perfect wedding venue

    Becky and I got married at Combe Manor Barns in October 2021 and it was the best decision we made (bar getting married of course :-).

    Why is it so good? Where to start?!

    First and foremost, the best part of the venue is actually in the host, Sybille and her team. The venue consistently wins awards for customer service and we can definitely see why. Sybille runs the barns with the care and attention you would want when hosting such an important occasion.

    She is fantastic at communication which we learnt was key during wedding planning (some suppliers don't seem to get that), as well as provided great recommendations leading up to the big day. It feels like a family-run venue in exactly the right way - you benefit from ideas, tips and decorations that previous couples have enjoyed without it impacting on your own vision, and Sybille provides support throughout it all without it being domineering - she really just wants you to have the best day and that is clear right from the start. The fact that she allows you into the venue three days in advance is a testament to this so that you have the time to enjoy the buildup to the day getting everything right and isn't one big rush the night before. And having the full day afterward to pack everything down gave the whole family time to share stories from the day before over a glass of wine and cake.

    Sybille and her team are the reason you should book this venue - but then the venue itself is pretty much perfect too!

    We got married at the St Swithun's Church which is a lovely little church adjacent to the Barns providing an intimate service for about 80 people (you can even ring your own bells if you want to!). After the service, the barns are only a short walk down from the church itself, making it easy to keep all your guests in one place and avoiding lengthy bus trips between venues maintaining the energy of the day.

    Once at the venue, there's a lovely lawned courtyard that is perfect for the champagne/canapé reception. It's also big enough for all guests to sit or mingle but we also had some lawn games that kept guests entertained while couple/family photos are being taken.

    With the barns nestled in stunning rolling countryside, there's plenty of opportunity for beautiful photography of the happy couple, but also there is the front of the main house which provides a lovely backdrop for group/family photos. It again is a short walk from where your guests will be so you're not detached from the main action!

    The interior of the barn is stylishly rustic inside and provides a perfect canvas for your flowers/table decorations. Its layout is also one of its best features providing 2 distinct areas, one for dining/speeches and one for the dance-floor and bar so guests can sit and relax throughout the whole evening without having to shout over the music. On music, we went with The Brightside Band on Sybille's recommendation and they were absolutely brilliant - they know the venue and so easy for them to set up behind large curtains and all audio/visual requirements covered between them and the venue so no additional equipment was needed.

    In terms of food and drink, the barns come with large food preparation / serving area for your outside caterers - close enough to the dining area to allow for easing serving but having no impact in sound or smell during the wedding. This is also a perfect space to prepare hot drinks and lunches for your family when getting everything ready beforehand (which you will appreciate!).

    Also, we loved the fact it was a dry barn that doesn't charge any corkage (amazing in itself) which gave us the flexibility to serve what we wanted and the amount we wanted without blowing our budget (our guests liked a drink!). I made my own bar out of pallets which was left at the venue - you may get to enjoy the product of my handiwork!

    At the end of the evening, buses/coaches were organised easily and had no problem getting to the venue (when you first visit you may think that they'll struggle!) but do book all coaches and taxis well in advance so you don't get caught out!

    Everything was just perfect on the day - we couldn't have wished for a better venue or host in Sybille and her team. We can't recommend this venue enough to anyone wanting a beautiful rustic barn wedding that has the flexibility and amenities to really make it your own special day.
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    Richard G. Married on 02/10/2021
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    Wedding - October 2021

    We married at Combe in October 2021 and the venue and its location are a wonder; being able to be away from anything else and enjoy the day made it even more special for us.

    We fell in love with Combe Manor Barns, and the Church of St Swithin next door as soon as we visited and having everything in one place and able to walk between the two sealed the deal for us.
    Being able to access the barns for three days before the wedding and two days after allowed us to spend time steadily getting everything ready and tidied up with no last minute rush to set up or early start the morning after for either us or our suppliers.

    Combe offered the perfect opportunity for us to have the wedding we wanted, in the way we wanted, being a blank canvas of a barn, able to bring in our own caterers and suppliers, decorating how we wanted.

    We will cherish the memories we made at Combe for many years to come.
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    Sara R. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Company Summer Ball

    Combe Manor is located in a beautiful rural location just to the south of Combe Gibbet near Inkpen and we booked the venue for our company Summer Ball. The Barn is stunning with lots of room for dining tables and a dance floor. There is a raised stage area for the DJ/musicians and you can bring your own music too. There is a fabulous, grassed courtyard with lots of garden furniture and parasols to sit out and enjoy the sunshine. This is an ideal area to welcome guests with drinks and canapes. Sybille, the owner, was really easy to deal with, nothing was too much trouble and there was an evening porter on duty the whole evening, should any problem arise. You are allowed plenty of time to set up the day before the event and to clear away after, which was really handy for both us a company and the caterers. There is plenty of parking in a field adjacent to the barn. Everyone really enjoyed the ambience and venue. We can’t recommend Combe Manor highly enough. It is the perfect location for a summer wedding or party.
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    David T. Married on 05/06/2021
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    Covid wedding made perfect...

    My wife and I got married here June 2021 amid the restrictions imposed on us by the pandemic. 18 months in the planning, we were determined to get married even if it was only 28 of our nearest and dearest with us. Combe Manor could not have provided a more idyllic venue. They were flexible in the booking, supportive of the vendors and on hand throughout our big day. I cannot speak more highly of a venue that needed very little decoration and spoke for itself in its stunning setting and beautiful building.
    I would not hesitate to encourage anybody to go and see the venue and speak to the owners (who are second to none) as I firmly believe, like us, you will fall in love with the place and end up celebrating your big day as we did.
    Thank you Sybille and her team for making our day as magical as possible and for giving the best advice on vendors, layout and decoration from your vast experience.

    Combe Manor Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much David for putting this into words and I am so thrilled that your wonderful marriage and day shared with friends and family went so well. We will never forget that sunny day when we could all start celebrating again! You are a lovely couple whose positive and relaxed attitude will stand you in good stead in the future. All the best x
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    Becci H. Married on 08/08/2020
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    Incredible experience - if I could give 10 stars I would!

    The most amazing wedding venue! Beautiful barn in the middle of stunning countryside, amazing owner who has been incredible during Covid 19 - we are yet to have our reception but we have felt extremely lucky to have such a kind and flexible host - we can't wait to celebrate there one day!

    Combe Manor Barn's reply:

    Thank you Becci! It was such fun getting to know you and Charlie and your enthusiasm for Combe was lovely. You will be most welcome to celebrate with all your friends and family one day (anniversary party?) ... I'll have the 8th August pencilled in for you..!
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    Lulu Married on 18/12/2021
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    We could not recommend Combe Manor enough!

    From the moment I met Sybille, she was kind and helpful and you can tell she really passionate about weddings at Combe!

    The venue was perfect for our DIY wedding. We had access to the whole place from the Wednesday onwards (wedding was on Saturday) which allowed us to decorate and set up the barns in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. Sybille and Jason were on hand whenever we needed them but were also happy to leave us to it.

    The facilities at Combe Manor Barns are fantastic. Sybille ensured that her team had the place looking spotless right down to the finer details. The barns themselves are beautiful and hardly needed any decorating. We chose to have round tables but there were trestle tables available and gorgeous chairs to go with the tables. The barns are also fully kitted out with with a PA system, a fab stage and dance floor and an extremely well-equipped kitchen.

    Having the bridal suite in the Manor House was also such a blessing as it meant I could relax and get ready with only short walk to the Church.

    Sybille sent us a list of recommended suppliers which was extremely helpful as they were familiar with the set-up of the venue and very reliable.

    We held a ceremony in St. Swithun's Church on site. The Church is quite small but it was perfect for us and the ceremony was beautiful.

    Nothing was too much for Sybille and her team. They made us feel very relaxed during what was a pretty stressful time thanks to COVID! Jason even went as far as helping my parents re-arrange a taxi when their's had problems at the end of the night!

    If we did it all again, we'd 100% choose Combe.

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