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On since 2020

Last update: December 2023

Malt House Barn is a purpose-built wedding venue located in Shropshire, England. This charming property is located just four miles from the historic county town of Shrewsbury. This venue offers beautiful event spaces, a tranquil setting, and the freedom to create the day of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

Malt House Barn offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding celebration. Their warm and inviting ceremony room can comfortably accommodate 100 seated guests to witness your heartfelt vow exchange. Alternatively, for those seeking an outdoor ceremony, their Garden Gazebo is also licenced for civil ceremonies. Here, up to 150 of your nearest and dearest can celebrate your commitment against a beautiful natural backdrop. The expansive event lawn on the property provides the perfect spot for a relaxed, open-air drinks reception. You can enjoy having your wedding photos taken nearby while your guests indulge in champagne and canapes. For your wedding breakfast, the bright and airy Reception Room is suitable for up to 150 seated guests. This room can be laid out and decorated as you please, allowing you to put your own personal stamp on the space. After your formal dining experience, it can easily transform into your evening reception space. This venue benefits from an integrated heating and air conditioning system, allowing you to set your event at the perfect temperature whatever the weather.

Services Offered

The administration at Malt House Barn is passionate about allowing couples creative freedom when planning their special day here. With this in mind, they are happy to welcome your choice of caterer and vendors to serve your occasion. This venue possesses an alcohol licence, which allows you to provide your own bar services and supply your own alcohol. Rental of the property for wedding celebrations includes exclusive use of the venue for the entire weekend. This gives you the freedom to host a post-wedding party here the day after your event.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Malt House Barn

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100% recommend it
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
Officialbiola L. Sent on 30/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

18.11.23 Wedding

Janet was a fantastic hold. She was always available to provide support and assistance when necessary. Also, all the guests were impressed with our venue choice and all gushed over how pretty it was. The grounds are well kept and make such a pretty background for pictures. The gazebo is lovely. The hall is big and accomodated our 150 guests easily without feeling cramped at all. We loved the venue and would pick it over again. We absolutely recommend this place to any intending couple! It is a gorgeous venue.
Eleanor B. Sent on 28/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue!

Where do we begin? From visiting the venue last year right through to our wedding day, Janet and the team at Malt House Barn have been incredible! Every query was answered with reassurance which helped us to build the perfect wedding day just the way we wanted it. Nothing was ever too much for the team and we really can’t recommend them enough. It was so lovely to have them there on the day to help ensure that everything went to plan and they supported us through many crises when other suppliers let us down. The venue and accommodation itself is absolutely beautiful - we couldn’t have dreamed for a more picture perfect setting to capture our day within. We want to thank them once again for their amazing service and the Malt House Barn will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you and all the best, Mr and Mrs Smith.
Sindoora J. Sent on 02/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

Amidst the chaos of wedding planning in the middle of a pandemic, choosing the Malt House Barn as a venue was the best decision we made.

We came across the Malt House Barn while looking for venues that could provide us good flexibility. We wanted to host a reception with 100 -120 guests, with the option to hire our own caterers and decorators which many other venues did not allow.

The venue is purpose built, brand new and beautifully and tastefully made to host a ceremony or reception. The main venue hall can be seperated into 2 rooms with the room divider or opened up into 1 large room. There is a stage for small dance performances (6-7 people) or DJ/musician. There is also essential facilities adjacent to the room including toilets, kitchen, bar. Outside there is 2 beautifully maintained bedrooms which can be hired for an additional cost and 1 bridal suite which is included in the package.

The venue is run by Janet and family who have worked seamlessly with us and our wedding planner to create the perfect experience for us. From arranging site visits to liaising with suppliers they have kept clear communication and been warm and welcoming throughout. The Malt house barn was truly the perfect venue and I would recommend this to anyone who would like a cosy barn-like ceremony or reception and the independence to make their wedding their own with amazing support from Janet and family.
Freya A. Sent on 04/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day, a perfect venue

We cannot recommend Malt House Barn highly enough. We had an absolutely beautiful day on our November wedding, and Malt House Barn was the perfect venue for us. We were able to plan every detail which allowed us to add personal touches in all aspects which made our day feel like “us” which was really important. Malt House Barn was the perfect venue for this as we were able to have everything exactly as we wanted. While we decided to add some decorations, the venue is so beautifully finished that we wouldn’t have needed to!

With a built in bar, high quality sound system, kitchen facilities and overnight accommodation, we had absolutely everything we needed. The rooms and bridal suite especially are so lovely, with lots of space for getting ready in the morning. There is even good storage space at the venue for the bits and bobs we brought along to help setting up the day before. We had the ceremony and reception here and the transition of the space (from ceremony, to drinks, to dinner, to party) all went so smoothly we didn’t even notice! The venue also has a great heating/air con system which kept the temperature just right all day for us.

The surrounding area and the grounds make the setting perfect. The dramatic and beautiful countryside was a perfect backdrop through the windows during our ceremony, and was brilliant for our photos as the weather was kind even in November.

Janet and the team couldn’t do enough for us, Janet was so helpful with everything both in the run up and on the day, and there was no detail too small for her to help us with. From recommending suppliers to greeting us on our endless planning visits with such enthusiasm, the service was absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much, we couldn’t have asked for more.
Jodie C. Sent on 18/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful 🥰

Truly a beautiful day! Malt House Barn was our dream wedding venue and thank you so much to Janet for making our dream come true and allowing us to use her beautiful venue! She really was amazing from start to finish with planning our wedding
Caitlin L. Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day

Highly recommend this wedding venue as we had the most incredible day! Janet and the team were so helpful from start to finish and was great on the day too! Guest were commenting on how lovely the venue was!
Emily Sent on 17/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Where do we even start? From the moment that we were greeted by Janet at Malt House Barn, we knew that this was our wedding venue. It was the only venue that we viewed because as soon as we saw what it had to offer, we knew no other place could top it.
Firstly – on arrival, you are met by immaculate gardens which are so beautifully maintained, the indoor space is superb – ample space for dining, dancing and merriment, and the accommodation is exceptionally beautiful.
Once we had secured our date we were able to visit the venue to show family members and meet vendors which helped us to plan for our day. This was so helpful and aided our decision making hugely.
Our wedding day was slightly drizzly however in no way did this dampen our spirits or impact our day. Our drinks reception was held indoors where there was plenty of room for our hired bar to serve our guests their welcome drinks and the stage was the perfect place for our musician to play for us. The reception room, which overlooks the beautiful gardens, is vast and was the perfect setting for our long, feasting trestle tables and there was ample space for our 120 guests to be seated comfortably. When the sun came out in the afternoon, the garden was the most sensational place for photographs of us with our families, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. We also hired lawn games, which our guests loved, and they allowed the outdoor space to really shine. The stage was great for our band to play in the evening and there was the perfect amount of space for our guests to dance and enjoy themselves. Both our photographer and videographer commented on the picturesque landscape surrounding the venue which made for the perfect back drop for our couples’ photoshoot.
The facilities are exceptional and so well maintained. There are luxury restrooms for guests, a fantastic kitchen which was utilised the day before and the day after the event, and plenty of outdoor space for our caterers to set up and prepare our wedding breakfast.
As mentioned, the accommodation is sublime – better than any 5* hotel we’ve stayed in. It made for a brilliant space for the groom and his groomsmen to get ready in and was the most idyllic place to retreat to after our guests had gone home. It was spacious, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean.
Our wedding day was everything we could have ever wished for and more and this is largely due to this amazing venue – the flexibility allowed us to decorate the space just as we envisaged and for us to utilise vendors that shared our vision too.
Our final shout-out goes to Janet – the amazing owner of this superb venue. She is everything you could ever want in a wedding vendor. She is calm, approachable, friendly and has amazing eye for detail. She was incredibly helpful with our preparations and was always excellent at communicating with us. When we first viewed Malt House Barn she was in no way pushy or overbearing and was so sensitive and thoughtful towards us. We will be forever grateful for the love, care and effort that Janet has put into this venue – her passion and commitment really do shine through.
In short, we would wholeheartedly recommend Malt House Barn to any couple planning their perfect country wedding – we promise you will not find anywhere better.
Sophie A. Sent on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Malt House Barn is just perfect!

Everything was just perfect! Malt House Barn feels like your own wedding home for the weekend - we would recommend extending the hire to 6pm on Sunday as you can relax and really enjoy having this wonderful venue as long as possible. Janet is fantastic and helps with organising just as much or as little as you need. It was so lovely to have the venue to ourselves, choose our own suppliers, make our wedding our own, but also know that Janet was there to manage the venue and help during the wedding weekend when needed. The grounds are stunning and the venue is a gorgeous blank canvas for anyone who wants to plan their dream wedding.
We're so glad we chose to have our wedding at Malt House Barn!
Kirsty B. Sent on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just outstanding x

I genuinely can’t offer enough praise for the experience we had having our reception at Malt house barn. The venue had my heart as soon as I viewed it but so did Janet. To sum it up, I felt like I had an additional friend there with me on the day x x Both owners couldn’t do enough for us, nothing we threw at them was a problem and the fact they were so accommodating eased the stress of wedding planning. It was evident they are in this for all the right reasons….. the focus is you having your magical day and I can’t thank them enough for being part of ours x.
Ed Leahy Sent on 22/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Attractive, excellent and very supportive!

Full praise for Janet and Malt House Barn - we couldn't have asked for a better and more helpful venue. Janet was amazing throughout the planning process, promptly answering all emails and questions, showing us around the venue on multiple occasions (even on Sunday mornings), offering tips, and making every effort to accommodate our suppliers. She was completely welcoming to us and our plans from day one, putting us at ease for the arduous journey of planning a wedding! The venue's cracking location, great views, well-done decor and on-site accommodation make it an all round excellent dry hire venue. 10/10!
Karen A. Sent on 05/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Surpassed every expectation despite a fabulous first impression

We wanted a chilled wedding in a beautiful location where we could chose every aspect ourselves , and Malt House Barn fitted the bill from the first call. Janet is absolutely the warmest, most accommodating, calm and unbelievably helpful lady with an eye for detail and a wealth of knowledge. From the first call she is a lady who fills you with confidence that she has everything on her radar and under control. The venue is extensive......a superbly fitted barn ( huge room which can accomodate ceremony [ if weather is poor] a great space for the band, a bar area,kitchen, immaculate guest cloakrooms, vast enclosed area for caterers, immaculate gardens with beautiful open views, gazebo for outdoor ceremonies, plus stunning bridal suite and two extra rooms for overnight guests.
Absolutely nothing about it failed to impress.
The bridal site is huge so there was oodles of space for everyone to have hair and makeup. Janet has thought of everything , plenty of mirrors for simultaneous hair and make up, lots of seats, luxurious decor to make the occasion uber special. Beds are made up with perfectly ironed sheets and very tasteful colour schemes. The bathroom is also enormous and beautifully fitted with high quality fittings. The two guest rooms ( both ensuite) are equally fabulous.
The entire venue was spotless on arrival,gardens too were pristine. The gazebo for outdoor ceremonies has a lovely backdrop and looks really pretty when the chairs are all in place. Those guests who had had enough dancing really enjoyed sitting outside soaking up the views.
There was masses of space for dancing and their music system was top notch. Its a light bright well designed space.
There is a huge car park too, many guests took taxis to hotels nearby and came back for cars next day.
We looked at many venues but the set up at Malt House Barn wowed us from the off. There is not a single thing I could fault here. A fantastic venue ready to " make your own" run by a wonderful knowledgable lady who is justly proud of what she created . The contractors also spoke of her very highly ,which speaks volumes.
This venue enabled us to have the wedding of our dreams, with no stress along the way.
Fantastic job by all involved at Malt House Barn. Thank you .
Lisa F. Sent on 28/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Such a great find!

When searching for the ideal venue to gather 70 of my family and friends to celebrate the 21st anniversary of my events agency ICE I came across The Malthouse Barn, really just by chance through a google search
I had already considered two other venues but I knew something was missing. They just weren't completely right for me
Janet could not have been more helpful and supportive, allowing me to view quickly, explaining everything clearly and professionally from our very first meeting
The Barn is immaculately presented
What I loved was how much flexibility I had. I could bring in my own suppliers, provide my own wine and catering etc. I had the option to dress the venue how I would like... So much creative freedom to design my own evening
I had hired a vintage Routemaster bus to bring most of my guests to the venue in and The Malthouse Barn gave me the space to do it
Exclusive use gave me the range of possibilities and freedom to design my perfect night
I simply couldn't recommend the venue enough
Rachel Sent on 26/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

You will not be disappointed

From our very first meeting with Janet, we got such a good feeling about the venue. The venue is so well built and looks amazing. We loved the idea that we can pick our own suppliers and no matter what we have asked from Janet, she has gone above and beyond.
Stacey Sent on 27/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Just perfect

We just had the most wonderful experience holding our wedding at Malt House Barn. Continued professionalism, flexibility and warmth. We took a chance being the first wedding held there and we are so pleased we did! Janet was extremely accommodating and understanding throughout; from the reassuring communication (even throughout a pandemic) to the small but important details, everything was perfect. We would highly recommend Malt House Barn for any wedding; inside or outside, rustic or traditional, summer or winter. The grounds and gardens are stunning, licensed to hold the marriage outside under the gazebo. Inside is a blank canvas to create your unique and dream wedding. The venue can be hired for more than one day so you don't feel rushed. Thank you Malt House Barn, for a day we will always remember.
John Sent on 18/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely location, helpful staff

Malt House Barn is a stylish wedding venue in a lovely location. It includes some very pleasant gardens. The venue and the rooms are nicely decorated and well appointed.

The staff are friendly and helpful and I feel they helped to keep the day relaxing.
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