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East Afton Farmhouse

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight View map Visit website
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Menus from £85
1 to 200 Guests

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With a history of epic celebrations, East Afton Farmhouse is the ideal wedding venue for a big, country celebration on the Isle of Wight.

Exclusive hire of East Afton Farmhouse offers everything you need for your wedding, with the comfort and convenience of a private venue, that feels like a home away from home, where a celebration of the joining of two families can last more than just a day. The Event Barns overlook a private courtyard, and are surrounded by East Afton’s Farmhouse, Country Annex, landscaped gardens, and the arable fields of the neighbourhood farm.

The venue can accommodate up to 170 day time guests and 200 evening guests. Hire includes tables and chairs plus cloths, all you need to bring in are your own personal touches and chosen décor. All three event barns at the venue are licensed for ceremonies. With packages now available, couples can choose to dry hire the venue or have us put lots of it together for you! We have something to suit everyone's requirements.

A new large wedding/events barn will be opening at East Afton Farmhouse from summer 2021, increasing the capacity of the venue and providing more versatile indoor facilities for year-round weddings. This is the perfect spot for the main reception and evening entertainment.

Overlooking the courtyard and in keeping with the Farmhouse and other two barns, the new barn will be a mix of rustic brick and timber cladding with a vaulted ceiling and restored wagon wheel chandeliers. Large glass windows and doors will open onto the stone courtyard, giving a bright and spacious feel. Complete with a commercial kitchen and further toilet facilities, there will also be underfloor heating and an 8 metre long bar. The barn will be available for use on its own, as well as part of the mid-week venue only wedding option or the exclusive wedding package.

We then have two smaller barns- one original stone barn with an abundance of character and charm, boasting original beams and rustic chandeliers, and another more modern with bifold doors opening out onto a sun deck. The more modern barn also includes its own bar, restrooms, heating and lighting.

Accommodation

East Afton Farmhouse and Annex sleeps up to 17 people throughout 7 spacious bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. It boasts a large family kitchen/ breakfast area perfect for social dining along with an aga as well as oven & hob, Belfast sink and pantry. The kitchen opens up to a sunny bbq patio with outdoor seating as well as a seasonal vegetable patch to pick your own! There is also a formal dining room easily seating 12 and lounge area to spread yourselves around.

The house has plenty of perks, including; a cinema room seating up to 15 with projector and surround sound, a large roof terrace, wrap-around gardens, plenty of parking, open fires and a games area.

During the summer months, we also have extra room for guests to stay in our paddock Bell Tents- accommodating another 22 guests at the venue. Further accommodation is also available at nearby Tapnell Farm for up to 100 more guests- guests staying on-site or at Tapnell Farm can benefit from ferry discounts too.

Summary of what East Afton Farmhouse has to offer

If you fancy celebrating in style at East Afton Farmhouse, then get in touch to discuss your plans.

  • East Afton Farmhouse is open 365 days a year catering for events up to 200 people
  • Set in a private location with self-catering accommodation for up to 17 included
  • Further accommodation available nearby
  • 4 day weekend option and 3 day mid week option- lots of time to make it your own!
  • Three event barns- all licensed for ceremonies
  • Tables & Chairs and covers included for up to 100 people
  • All inclusive wedding packages available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Barn
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Car Parking
Helipad
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome
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    Holli-Rae H. Married on 11/09/2021
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    Perfection

    East Afton Farmhouse is the perfect venue for a wedding. The setting is beautiful and so flexible that you can create your own dream day.

    We booked our wedding at short notice and took advance of a micro package Afton were offering where several services were included for the price including the catering for the wedding breakfast and a few hours of photography. We saw this as a bonus as it saved another job of securing various suppliers for the required date and bringing it all together. I was hesitant at first as many vendors would cut costs here with what was being offered in order to make more profit. I shouldn’t have worried as each supplier provided by East Afton was faultless. Our food was supplied by Kevin Hendy and was phenomenal, we opted for canapés and a grazing table for the evening in addition to our main meals and have had nothing but compliments on the quality of ingredients, the flavours and how delicious it all was. I have even enquired with Kevin about cooking for us for our first wedding anniversary. Similarly our photography was done by Little Isle Photography, another included supplier. Little Isle are a husband & wife team that got married at Afton themselves and Sam came to do our photos. The photos we have received so far are gorgeous & we hate photos or ourselves!! Once again I’ve had nothing but praise from my guests about how polite and personable Sam was throughout the day which is lovely to hear.

    We also had a few vases of flowers included as part of our package by the newly established East Afton Blooms. Jo turned up to discuss with me the day before our wedding whilst setting up and was just wonderful. She agreed to do a small cluster arrangement on an arch for us instead of physically putting the flowers into vases and it was just the perfect touch for where we had our ceremony. Once she’d visited and dressed the spot I felt very at ease. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend using East Afton Blooms for all your flowers, I wish I had, Jo’s flowers have lasted a lot longer than my other flowers from another florist and I’m subsequently enjoying them at home. I also just found her very friendly and easy to work with as she listened to what I wanted. I think Jo would be great to work with for all your floral needs for the day; don’t hesitate!

    Lastly, the best thing about East Afton is Chloe and the team that support her in running the venue. Chloe made sure our day was perfectly executed and went above and beyond in what she did for us. She is an exceptionally efficient and eloquent woman who is a huge asset to East Afton Farmhouse. All of the team are polite and helpful and can’t do enough for you. When you book with Afton you can be assured that you are in very capable hands. If I was lucky enough to hold an event again I would definitely look to work with Chloe and the team as their expertise and experience are second to none.

    East Afton Farmhouse's reply:

    Hi Holli- Rae & Scott

    Thank you ever so much for taking the time to leave us such a kind and thoughtful review of your beautiful wedding here with us at East Afton Farmhouse.

    You and your family & friends were such a friendly group and it was a pleasure to be part of your wedding celebrations! We work really hard to bring together our package weddings, ensuring the highest quality offering from all the teams involved. I'm so glad that your wedding day was such a fun celebration- we really do wish you both the very best and a long happy life together :)

    Hopefully we'll see you both again soon!

    Best wishes

    Chloe & The Team at East Afton Farmhouse
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    Evelyn Married on 04/05/2019
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    East Afton was the perfect location

    Thank you so much for all your help in organising our wedding. We had the most amazing day and East Afton Farmhouse was the perfect location. Your staff were fab too! Would highly recommend.

    Thank you.
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    Anna Married on 22/09/2018
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    A perfect rural wedding location

    We held our reception at East Afton in September and the groom’s family stayed in the Farmhouse. It makes for a perfect rural wedding location whatever the weather (ours was wet!) - great set-up for a party with plenty of room for dining, dancing, a kitchen suitable for caterers, lots of nooks and crannies for people to explore. Chloe went out of her way to help us on the day, including ferrying people back and forth from the venue to the after party when taxis were scarce!

    Great venue for a large family gathering too - cosy Farmhouse feel with plenty of dining space and garden for kids to explore. Highly recommend!
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    Caroline Married on 16/06/2018
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    East Afton Farmhouse was perfect for our wedding r

    East Afton Farmhouse was perfect for our wedding reception - we were able to personalise the already beautiful setting to build our dream country wedding. The old barn was a brilliant bar and dancing area, the new barn a great place for our wedding breakfast and the front lawn ideal for a champagne marquee! The facilities in the Farmhouse topped it off enabling our family and wedding party to enjoy some luxury over the wedding weekend. We would highly recommend !

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