Hazel Gap Barn is set on its own in lovely countryside some distance away from the well-visited Welbeck Village.
There are two traditional red brick farm buildings - the Barn itself and the Farmhouse - which stand either side of a walled farmyard, now a stunning courtyard with a fountain, seating, trees and planters, sheltered from the wind and perfect for post-ceremony drinks. At night, this becomes a magical place lit with fairy–lights, flares, fire pits and lanterns, so the evening party can spill outside.
The Farmhouse and Barn are fronted with two rather unusual and striking towers with wonderful tall arched entrances, providing a dramatic view to greet approaching guests. Between these runs the original farm wall, forming the front of the courtyard, while at the rear a new Oak Room contains both a light-filled Dining Room with spectacular country views across the lawn and into the woods, and a fabulous bar opening into the courtyard.
The Barn has been re-roofed with traditionally-crafted Oak timbers, and a giant brick fireplace added to make the most perfect Ceremony Room. After the evening meal, this room transforms into the dance floor where you can dance until 1am.
Completing the package is Cripps Barn Group's inimitable menus. Their formula is “Buy the best, cook it simply, serve it generously”. They like to make their food dramatic as well as delicious, with rotisseries and large BBQs