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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

East Afton Farmhouse is located on the Western side of the Isle of Wight and offers a secluded exclusive-use wedding venue in a rural countryside setting. The venue has three event barns licensed for ceremonies, landscaped gardens, accommodation sleeping up to 20 & a main courtyard.The largest of the three barns features floor-to-ceiling glass, brick pillars and rustic wood cladding. This is ideal for the main event- sit-down meal, dancing and entertainment. This heated barn has a capacity of up to 170 sit-down and 250 evening.


The two smaller barns are in contrast to each other and are perfect for indoor welcome drinks, entertainment or ceremonies. The venue also has a licensed bar, furniture, a commercial kitchen and toilet facilities included. Furthermore at our sister farm- Tapnell, only a 2-minute drive from the venue, we can also accommodate another 100 guests, as well as offering a restaurant, farm park, aqua park, and lots more fun activities for your guests. As a destination venue, ferry discounts are also available to guests staying with us.


For weddings, the Farmhouse, Annex and Event Barns are all hired together for four nights from a Thursday through to a Monday with prices starting from £7,000 or 3 nights from a Monday- Thursday (without accommodation) starting from £3000. There is a £500 surcharge for ceremonies. We can offer hire with or without inclusive food & drink package options, so there is something for everyone. The most important thing for us is that with our help, you can create a day that is unique to you, and everything we offer reflects the flexibility of this. With our booking options, you have plenty of time to set up and make the most of the celebrations, with a relaxed and stress-free mini-break, making memories with family & friends.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Historic
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for East Afton Farmhouse

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5.0 out of 5 rating
27 reviews
100% recommend it
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Kate
Kate B. Sent on 12/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

What a venue!

As soon as we visited East Afton on an open day, we fell in love with it and knew we wanted to get married there. The venue is just so beautiful and the prospect of having it all to ourselves for 4 nights was just unbelievable!

From the off and throughout the whole process of organising our big day, Chloe and her team were so efficient and catered to all of our needs, also providing advice and guidance when needed. We didn't feel stressed or anxious in the slightest in the build-up to the day itself, as we knew everything had been organised so beautifully.

We were made to feel so welcome in the venue when we arrived and were able to make the most of the weekend, having a BBQ on the afternoon before the wedding. We really felt at home. The wedding day itself couldn't have gone any better. Chloe, Mel and the team were just fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. They were all so helpful, Mel even took our one-year-old daughter off for a nap before the ceremony! Kev and his catering team produced the most incredible food too. They all went above and beyond to make the day perfect for us and we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you all so, so much for everything!!

Kate, Rich & Sienna
Emily
Em Sent on 23/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding!

East Afton Farmhouse was the perfect setting for our wedding and Chloe and Mel took the stress out of everything. From first looking round the venue to the check in the day after, Chloe and Mel made sure that everything was perfect. No job was too big or small for them and our wedding was absolutely amazing. We can’t recommend East Afton enough! Thank you so much Chloe, Mel and team!
Sophie
Sophie W. Sent on 06/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful farm house perfect for all weddings

Myself and my now husband spent many months looking for the perfect venue for the big day. We live in spain so we were worried about how to undertake the task of organising a wedding and many people travelling from spain and other locations whilst living away as well as trying to be as economic as we could not to "waste" money. We found afton; it had everthing perfect for us. Indoor areas in case of rain we were very worried for the rain given the time of year. Different locations to hold different parts of the wedding to break up the day so you are not stuck in the one area. A old barn for a beautiful ceremony, a garden space out of the front of the house where picture can be taken in the garden which are very well maintained. Then there is another barn which we used ofr welcome drinks and nibbles as well as the childrens play area whre we hired a bouncy castle. Yes! its large enough for a bouncy castle INSIDE!! Then there is a very large barn perfect for both the wedding breakfast and the party afterwards. On top we needed to house our guests between the house located with the converted barns and the other accomodate on offer at tapnell there was more than enough space to cater for all our guest, the few that did not book quick enough were also easily accomadated in freshwater and yarmouth we a 2 min taxi ride it was no issue of anyone. the house is warm and cosy with plenty of space for all. the house is also perfectly located close to yarmonth ferry making it easy for usto organise guest transport and give directions. But without a shadow of doubt the wedding still would not be as perfect as it was without the exceptional service provided by the Afton team. I must mention specifically Chloe and Mel. Without this partnership it would have been far more stressful and not turn out so perfect. Chloe was on hand always to change and alter thing along the way. Give advice and contact different suppliers to ensure they were read to go on time. they even made us a walk through of the day with timing so we knew whn things would happen. The requests and queries were answered extremel quickly and dealt with just as fast. Mel was the day coordinator, she made sure that ll details were covered, animated the people and was generally perfect ot make sure the day went smoothly. The policy of being able to provide our own drinks but still have Afton reserves available in case we ran out worked perfectly to ensure we always had a supply of drinks with our favority preferred drinks. Even allowing us to bring touches from spain such as ham and picos, and learning to make specific cocktail type drinks!! on top, we ran out of platters and other small items and the were inventive to ensure we had something to use. i cannot thank afton farm house and the team for ensuring our day went soo well as well as the stay befor and after, even flexible with timings of check in and out.
Shannon
Shannon E. Sent on 13/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and staff

My partners and I’s wedding here was fantastic, we couldn’t have been happier. The venue is gorgeous and had so many people comment about it. But the staff were even better, Chloe was always available on emails and answered very promptly, no question too small or stupid. And Mel on the day was amazing, didn’t know of any problems until after she sorted them, made the day run like clock work.

Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful venue or a greater team.
Thank you for everything.
Fay
Fay G. Sent on 28/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

We can’t thank Chloe, Mel and the team at EastAfton enough. They couldn’t do enough for you and ensured everything ran smoothly and nothing was too much trouble. We felt assured we were in good hands in the lead up and we had the most amazing day, it was perfect. Many guests also commented on how well organised everything was and how Mel was the perfect coordinator also putting us at ease on the day with a touch of welcomed humour. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone, you won’t be disappointed. The venue itself is beautiful and the farmhouse was brilliant to stay in for the long weekend, we loved that our dogs could be a part of the weekend as well. We wish we could do it all again.
Gina
Gina C. Sent on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical venue

We had our wedding at East Afton in July 2021 - it was a difficult build-up with Covid-19 still causing limitations, but the venue were incredibly flexible, accommodating and helped us to coordinate our dream wedding day. It is a really magical venue and I'd highly recommend it!
Zoe
Zoe V. Sent on 06/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing wedding I could have dreamt for

From the first conversation to the day Chloe and the team were professional and accommodating, my husband is from the island and this venue held significant importance to us, now being mainlanders getting over to see the venue and communicating plans wasn't easy for us, Chloe made sure that all correspondence was full & with as much information as possible.
The venue itself was perfect, we used the small inside barn and after they had decorated with our settings it was like a fairy-tale... The food was to die for, and the staff so pleasant and we tried to make everyone part of our special day.
We can't thank them all enough for making it truly magical.
Mr & Mrs Vine
Sarah
Sarah L. Sent on 04/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

4 night stay in farmhouse and wedding day

We stayed for the 4 nights in the Farmhouse and had our wedding reception in the 2 barns and its was all out of this world! We are 100% over the moon with the whole experience! It is a super stunning setting, the new big barn is second to none, but the best part is how unbelievably helpful the Managers Chloe and Mel are. Throughout the whole year and a half after booking East Afton, Chloe has been amazing, responding promptly to all my emails (and there were a lot), answering all my questions and just making me feel completely reassured the whole time. Then in the few days leading up to our big day and on the day, Mel was absolutely amazing, she also made me feel very reassured of a smooth run and nothing was too much trouble, I was able to enjoy my wedding day knowing EVERYTHING was taken care of, Mel even kept our children entertained during the speeches which was so thoughtful and also took care of our youngest boy when it was time for bed, taking him over to the annex to the babysitter. On the day also ALL the staff were amazing and so much fun. We 100% highly recommend East Afton for your wedding. Thank you to you all from the bottom of our hearts.
Pippa
Pippa M. Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have picked a better wedding venue!

We couldn’t have wished for a better venue to have our wedding than East Afton, it’s the most special venue and gave us everything we had envisaged for our wedding day.

Right from the first email to enquire the team was fabulous and bent over backwards to make sure we could view the venue in between lockdowns and then helped us throughout the whole process all the way up to the big day and after! No question was too small and communication from the whole team was more than we could have wished for.

The venue itself is stunning and you can really put your own stamp on it to make your wedding day just what you imagined.

On the wedding day itself Mel and Chloe were amazing at helping us to make sure everything ran smoothly - They both truly made us feel like our day was as important to them as it was to us and that personal touch along with stunning venue is why East Afton is the perfect place to book for your wedding celebrations.
Rachael
Rachael G. Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

East Afton - an amazing April 2023 wedding

We had the most fantastic day at East Afton Farmhouse. The venue itself is stunning and beautifully maintained. We choose the venue because they are so flexible, allowing us to create the wedding we wanted. The staff are all so lovely and helpful, no request was too much for them. A particular shout out to Mel who made sure the day ran soo smoothly and knew our plan for the day better than we did, allowing us to relax and just enjoy our day. I cannot recommend them enough!
Emma
Emma B. Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Venue

Chloe and her team went out if their way to give us a really wonderful wedding. Everything was so flexible so we could arrange it exactly how we wanted it.
It is a beautiful location and a lot of our guests went so far as to say its the best wedding they had been to because of the setting and the fact that everything was all in one place.
We had an amazing day.
Abbie
Abbie C. Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A dream come true

We had the most truly special wedding at East Afton. It completely exceeded our expectations and would recommend it to any couple looking for the wow factor on their special day!
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Amy W. Sent on 10/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Weekend

Living on the mainland, we didn’t start our wedding planning with the intention of getting married on the Isle of Wight, but I’m forever grateful that we did!

I first saw East Afton Farmhouse on the Hitched website and it was love at first sight. Set in the picturesque Freshwater countryside, the venue is stunning and felt like a destination wedding on our doorstep (no passport required!). The Farmhouse was decorated for Christmas too which just added to the magic ✨

This venue is adaptable to weddings of different styles, sizes, and budgets. We loved having the entire place to ourselves from Thursday to Monday. A single wedding day flies by so quickly, so stretching it over a weekend was perfect. Plenty of time to set up and pack down and spend time with our guests. There are also fantastic activities available (for kids and adults alike) at Tapnell Farm, their sister company, located a 2 minute drive down the road.

All of the staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful and an absolute credit to the venue. Special shout-outs to Jack and Vania who were amazing on the day ☺️

Chloe and Mel, the dynamic duo, coordinated everything. Chloe was happy to respond to my many emails in the months leading up to the wedding, and was super efficient with it too! She made sure every single question was answered clearly. Mel was by our side over the course of the wedding weekend, and nothing was too much trouble. She had everything under calm control and the day felt relaxed and smooth. These two work so well together, and are expert at what they do. Even as a chronic worrier I felt 100% confident that they had everything in hand. They are both so friendly and fun to work with too!

Thank you so much for hosting the perfect day for us ♥️
B
Beth B. Sent on 07/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding Venue, incredible staff in a beautiful location.

10/10 - I can’t praise this venue and staff enough. We had the most incredible wedding at East Afton Farmhouse that we will never forget and wish we could do it all again! It was smooth running from day 1 and the attention to detail was incredible. It made for a stress free wedding day. Everything was meticulously planned and thought of by Mel and Chloe, from music to tables, photographs to drinks and decorations, Mel ensured that the day ran smoothly and made our vision come true with her expert eye and calm manner. She had done things to set the scene I would never have thought of. Nothing was too much trouble and she ensured that all the guests were happy and made my family and friends feel right at home. Chloe made many great contributions to our day and was so accommodating, ensuring that we had everything we needed and made planning the wedding so much easier for both of us. The plan made together was so comforting that our wedding was in expert hands. The bar staff were positive, helpful and full of energy. Everything was thought of and nothing was too much trouble. On Mel’s suggestion we had a cocktail bar upstairs with games and shots which was a great success. We had a winter wedding for 120 guests in the day and more in the evening. The location is stunning, with different sized barns depending on what you needed it for. We had the ceremony on site and used the gorgeous main barn for our wedding breakfast with seasoned kitchen as caterer. The food was top notch and excellent quality, everyone was full of compliments. The location meant that we could go for some stunning pictures at freshwater bay and be back with our guests within half an hour so we could enjoy more of our wedding day. With on site accommodation for us and some guests it meant that we made full use of the time we had which it made it so special as everything was close at hand and we could the most of our time. We used the small barn for a get together the day after the wedding which was very special and had lovely fairy lighting, the winter setting meant that we didn’t need much decoration. We used the LOVE light up sign which is a beautiful decoration in the evening. All barns are gorgeous and our winter wedding had the perfect setting, we could not be more grateful and thank you to all the team. Thank you so much to everyone!!!
Beth and Joe xx
(Photos by Jess Lyon - first 4 and last one)
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Macey F. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Ferns Wedding!

“From start to finish, Chloe at East Afton has been on hand to help us organise our dream wedding every step of the way, in the 2 years of planning she has been incredibly accommodating and supportive of our ideas and has really encouraged our creativity. The site itself is stunning and the accommodation is very stately, we had the best time staying there over the long weekend and only wish we had more time to spend appreciating the grounds. In the months leading up to the wedding Chloe was fantastic at helping us craft a vision for the day and helped us put together an hour by hour schedule. On the day itself we were assigned Mel to oversee the smooth running of events, she was also incredibly slick, she personally made sure everything happened the way it was meant to and kept everybody on track, including moving guests around the site, managing music, and organising the general running of the day. Altogether East Afton’s wedding package is sublime, and I couldn’t recommend it higher enough to anyone looking to book a wedding venue.”
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