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Last update: October 2023

Milling Barn is a refined wedding venue located in Buntingford, Hertfordshire. Nestled in a romantic North Hertfordshire village, this family-run getaway is ideal for couples who appreciate the combination of rustic charm and timeless elegance. It dates back to the 17th century, boasting a range of vintage architectural details that wedding-goers are bound to be fascinated by. You and your loved ones are cordially invited to enjoy an unforgettable celebration at this rural gem.

Facilities and Capacity

At Milling Barn, up to 150 of your friends and relatives can join you to celebrate your union. As well as the delightful Milling Barn, the property is home to the Oak Barn and Dairy Barn. All three of these versatile facilities can set the scene for ceremonies and receptions. Once you have exchanged your vows in the Oak Barn, you are free wine, dine, and dance the night away while the staff works their magic. The barns have licensed bars, and you are welcome to decorate them according to your stylistic preferences.

Services Offered

The Milling Barn team will go above and beyond to ensure that you experience the wedding you have always envisaged. As such, they offer packages that have a selection of eye-catching services. Exclusive use of the venue, planning assistance, and accommodation for you and your guests are just a few of the available offerings. The venue works alongside renowned catering firm The Chopping Block, a business that takes pride in pleasing palates with their mouth-watering cuisine. To become better acquainted with the facilities, you are encouraged to go on a private tour of the property.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Barn
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

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

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Milling Barn

4.7 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.7 out of 5 rating
75 reviews
95% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
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Jessica Sent on 28/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Venue

Milling barn is a stunning venue! Our big day was perfection from start to finish! Our wedding manager, Aimie was amazing and nothing was ever too much! She was always there to help with my endless questions :)
All of our guests have been raving about how amazing and beautiful our day was :) all the staff at Milling Barn are incredible and super friendly! Could not recommend this beautiful idilic wedding venue enough! Thank you for everything 🤍
Cristina
Cristina B. Sent on 24/05/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Wedding 13.09.23 - the best day!

We had the most wonderful day at Milling Barn. The venue was perfect for the wedding. I really wanted a barn style venue and it ticked all the boxes while also being more affordable than a lot of similar venues. The food was excellent and all our guests were really impressed and gave us great feedback too. Aimie, our wedding coordinator, was so helpful on the day and throughout and made us feel super at ease as well as things went perfectly. We had the best day and couldn't have asked for more.
Barnard
Barnard Sent on 15/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Magically rustic

We had our wedding at Milling Barn on 27th April 2024 and we could not have picked a better venue for our special day. The venue itself is so beautiful with a rustic, romantic feel and walking down the aisle in the Oak Barn was just magical. Everything was made so easy for us in terms of planning as everything is there and their dedicated wedding planners make everything run so smoothly on the day; I can’t thank Niamh and the whole team for this.
Jordan
Jordan Sent on 29/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding!

We had the most magical day at Milling Barn on the 22.03.24, from start to finish the whole team were amazing and made the whole process from booking to planning to the actual day such a breeze. The venue itself is just stunning and made our day so perfect. Nothing was too much to ask and we were made to feel like we were the only couple to ever get married there, the actual day was perfection and ran so smoothly thanks to our coordinator Chloe and the rest of the team involved, I couldn’t fault a single second and will be forever grateful for the effort put into making our day so special. Highly recommend Milling Barn to anybody. Thank you again.
Franci
Franci F. Sent on 16/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding day

We got married here on Halloween 2023 and we had the best day ever!

The food was amazing as well as the atmosphere on the day. The venue was absolutely beautiful and was the perfect venue to add decor to make it into our own. Absolutely loved the vibe here and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Mimi was our coordinator for the day off and she was amazing.

Can’t thank the team enough for our amazing day!
Clare
Clare B. Sent on 16/11/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Exactly what we wanted

We had absolutely the best time with our wedding at the Milling Barn. We wanted a big, joyful party and that was exactly what we got. Our planner, Mimi, was just amazing - we kept running late with things, but Mimi never made us feel like it was a problem, even though we know it was probably a headache from her end!

The venue is so lovely, and so many of our family and friends told us how beautiful it was. Everything ran so perfectly smoothly from our perspective, and despite Chloe having to step in at the last minute to run things on the day due to illness, she was an absolute star the whole day. She told us it was only the second wedding she had managed, but we would never have guessed it had she not mentioned it!

Our guests loved the food and had a lot of fun carving the beef! The pizzas were a hit too - especially for a few of our friends who have dietary issues and were delighted that you were able to cater for them so easily.

We had a wonderful day, and were very pleased to have chosen the Milling Barn as our venue.
Amy
Amy H. Sent on 07/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best

Absolutely amazing the best day of our life’s,

We just knew milling barn was the venue for us,
The beautiful barns are just amazing the people at milling barn are just so kind, helpful understanding and considerate, we had an absolute blast!
It couldn’t have flowed better and the venue was more than we could ever had imagined for our wedding day, we had so many guests comments on the day and the venue.
We can’t thank milling barn enough!
Katie
Katie F. Sent on 26/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful wedding venue and BEST coordinator, Mimi!!

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to The Milling Barn for hosting our wedding. What a simply stunning venue- we fell in love the moment we walked in. However, it was the first venue we saw, so we wondered if we would feel that way about everywhere and so went on several other viewings…it was quickly apparent how special The Milling Barn is as we didn’t feel that way about other places and quickly secured our spot for the 21st October 2023.

We owe everything to our gorgeous wedding coordinator, Mimi. She is SUCH an asset to the team- professional, kind and patient, we could not be more grateful to her. She completely understood this was a whole new world to us and explained everything with compassion and understanding, never once making us feel like we were annoying or a burden (which I’m sure we were!!)

Mimi made the planning process an absolute pleasure, we never once felt stressed and this translated to the big day beautifully. She had everything under control, made us feel relaxed and we had the best day of our lives thanks to her. Words cannot express our gratitude and we have no idea how to repay her for everything- it could never be enough. It will be strange not catching up with her regularly, she feels like a friend to us now!!

The room for getting ready in was perfect, and I have so many wonderful memories in there with my bridesmaids and family. The screen door ensures you can do a great first look with whoever you choose, and the breakfast was beautifully presented.

Please ensure you pass on our thanks to Mimi, and the amazing catering staff that day and night. They danced with us, (especially Grandad and our nephew) and were so much fun yet professional in their work.

The food was incredible- we had so many compliments about it all and will forever dream of that crème brûlée! We were worried that we weren’t offered a food tasting prior to the event, but it all went so well on the night and we really enjoyed it. We had the casual menu for the wedding breakfast and wood fired pizza in the evening with the cheese tower. It was all just fabulous!!

Thanks again to everyone involved- we and our guests had such an incredible time and nothing but compliments and gushing five star reviews for our wedding day.

This venue is such value for money- I say for many reasons and I hope you can see from my review and photos just how beautiful it was, but you can (if you choose) save SO much money on decor, because the place is stunning before you put a single flower, candle or table runner down!!

If we were to do it all over again (which we would love to), we would book The Milling Barn and Mimi over and over in a heartbeat.

With all our love,

Katie and Leon
xxx
Alexandra
Ally H. Sent on 25/08/2023
3.2 out of 5 rating

Amazing day but multiple negatives.

All in all we had an amazing day at Milling Barn, most of the time they were very good at communicating and the day went fairly smoothly.
There was just a few things that we didn't like and did effect our experience.
Firstly we were told at our first meeting that we were able to set up the day before the wedding as long as there was wasn't a wedding the day before. On our 6 week before the wedding meeting we were told this was no longer the case, I was not given any other reason apart from a change in protocol and they did not even try and change it for me even when discussed with them the importance of it.
We were told we would have help setting up the morning of the wedding but all the help we got was setting up the table with plates etc. We had to do all the personal setting up which took most of the morning meaning we only had 1 hour all together go get ready. We didn't have time for specific pictures etc that we wanted to do.
We also wanted specific music for different times such as the walk in, the music was played so low nobody could hear it and it ruined the walk in for us.
The food etc was lovely, including the canapés. We wanted to have the canapé reception outside but we were told as it had rained in the morning we were no longer allowed it outside. We had paid for a band to wander around ideally outside so this again wasn't as planned.
We wanted the LOVE sign in the barn and to use some log places, this was an additional expense which again was a negative.
The rooms were only available from 2pm which made it difficult for people who were driving a long way for the wedding. They did open one room early at 11am but refused to open anymore.
Again, all in all our wedding day was beautiful and was something we will never forget, but when asked if we would have it there again it would be difficult to say yes.
Kristen
Kristen K. Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Kristen & Dan

We knew as soon as we visited that this was the one. Communication in the lead up to the wedding was great & all the members of staff we met were lovely and accommodating. Fast forward to the wedding day and everything went perfectly. Everyone commented what a lovely relaxed wedding day it was which is exactly what we wanted. Our coordinator Aimee was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. We are so pleased we chose Milling Barn to be our wedding venue and would recommend to everyone looking for a rustic & relaxed wedding - it was just perfect. Thank you so much Milling Barn!
Samantha
Samantha W. Sent on 22/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day

We loved our June wedding at Milling barn. The staff were very attentive, the food divine and the whole day was so smooth with no drama. It’s a beautiful venue. All our suppliers and guests commented on how lovely it was.
Rebecca
Rebecca M. Sent on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives

We had the most incredible wedding at Milling Barn in April. The co-ordination of the day was seamless, our wedding planner, Bekki, was attentive and thoughtful and ensured everything went smoothly. The venue itself is just stunning, the ceremony barn felt magical, and doesn’t need lots of decoration - they have all the fairy lights and decor already. The food was delicious and of excellent quality, served beautifully. The service by the team at Milling Barn was exemplary, they were all super polite and helpful. Thank you so much to you all for making our day the most special of our lives xxx
Isaac
Chané Sent on 28/09/2022
3.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue and our day was amazing

We had Lauren help us throughout our experience and she was great overall. Approachable, helpful and professional. The staff were good with responding to all the questions we had, although sometimes we had to chase things up. The venue itself is absolutely stunning and good value for money in relation to the venue, as it includes the honeymoon suite and exclusive hire, but we were disappointed with the food. We had three guests not turn up on the day, and our last few guests in the food queue barely had a plateful, despite the fact there should’ve been 3 plates extra ready to be served! It also isn’t great in relation to the food options, but you can’t bring outside caterers. However, the decorations and management / setup on the day was good! It was also helpful that we could drop our decorations etc. at the venue the night before. The venue accommodated us in relation to spaces we wanted for the bridesmaids and groomsmen to get ready, they also let us into our accommodation earlier than planned, which was ideal. Breakfast the following morning was ok, but again, not enough hot food options for everyone to have a plateful. If you are looking for a decently-priced venue, for a rustic style wedding and lots of outdoor and indoor space - this is the perfect venue!
Sian-Marie
Sian-Marie C. Sent on 17/09/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

Incredible Wedding Day!

Such a Stunning Venue! We got married at the Milling Barn July 2022, it has so much to offer & reasonably priced. For us the venue caught our eye due to the space, surrounding views & rustic decor! It’s beautiful oak barn, ceremony room just sets the scene before moving over to Milling barn itself & the fact it had onsite bridal changing room & accommodation was a massive win!

Our wedding Planner/manager Lorca was absolutely outstanding - we had a quirky themed Mad Hatters wedding & I had created/designed the whole day/decor (no suppliers, so you could imagine my worry for setting up the venue) but her help in making that all come together and happen was beyond what we were expecting & more. I was expecting to spend time myself assisting however Lorca took charge & I sat back drinking bubbles & getting ready with the girls.
The patients, talent and enthusiasm was just incredible! We can’t thank Lorca enough for everything she has done.. the place looked amazing!!

Sadly, we did have a hiccup at the start of our journey with management due to a cross over during maternity leave (slight miss communications & a very different insight on the rules/guidelines for what’s included on the day!) This did cause some distress & back and fourth conversation… causing concern that we’d booked the wrong venue! All was resolved however and we are soooo glad now that we stayed & waited for originally management to come back because as above the planner herself designated shone above this & the day was magical!

All the staff on the day were super friendly & made sure Myself & Husband were catered for during the day (It’s the little things, bringing us glasses or bubbles & canapés so we didn’t miss out during photographs!)

Our only niggle from the day itself would be that we originally requested for each table to have their wine replenished after an empty bottle (we’d place one white & one Red on each due to the amount of none drinkers) so it was shared equally.. somewhere along the line this had been forgotten so we were left with 8 bottles the next morning to take home! (Not all bad for us but a shame for the guests!)

All that said … The day ran smoothly & perfectly and we just sat back and enjoyed every minute not having to worry about a thing! Very well organised! Wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Thank you Milling barn for an unforgettable Wedding! We Can’t wait to return this winter for our Roast dinner. 💖
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Kat C. Sent on 01/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Venue

We had our day here in August after we originally booked back in 2018 but had to postpone by 2.5 years after being one of the early couples effected by the pandemic. We had a new coordinator, Martina, by the time our date approached as our previous one had moved on, and she was absolutely brilliant! She was so organised and accomodating, we had some ideas that we had been told previously in 2020 might be difficult but she couldn't have been more accomodating and helpful! She made everything really clear and concise which made it so easy knowing what was happening and when, which was invaluable for the other suppliers too.

The day itself went really smoothly, we had to make.some last minute adjustments and although I'm sure it was a real pain for her as it was more work she was so helpful, made sure it was all sorted and was really kind about it all.

The food was absolutely gorgeous, the timings went well and it was the meal of dreams so HUGE thank you to the incredible catering team, we had so many compliments on the food in the day and the evening!

The rooms were also really beautiful and comfortable, with a lovely breakfast for everyone too.

The staff on the day/night were just so lovely, everyone was so helpful, they made sure even when we had photos we had some of our canapes and drink too, we felt so looked after. They were an amazing help with setting up and packing things away too, we were a little worried it would be stressful but they really took all the anxiety out of it all, nothing was any trouble at all. Even down to the maintenance and housekeeping staff, everyone was chatty and so lovely and kind.

The venue and grounds are absolutely stunning, the Oak Barn is absolutely breath taking for a ceremony and the space in the Dairy and Milling barns give so much choice for entertainment and what you can do for the day, I would highly recommend Milling Barn as a venue.

A huge thank you to everyone involved in our special day, you truly made it a day to remember and were do grateful for all the help to ensure it ran smoothly.
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