Milling Barn

(23 reviews) 23 4.83
Bluntswood Hall Throcking Buntingford Hertfordshire SG9 9RN
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About Milling Barn

Bluntswood Hall, Throcking, Buntingford
Hertfordshire, SG9 9RN

Milling Barn at Bluntswood Hall is an idyllic setting for your wedding celebrations. The venue enjoys an unrivalled location within the beautiful North Hertfordshire countryside, set on a charming family-run farm.

The Milling Barn is a delightful 17th Century oak barn, while the adjoining Dairy Barn is a converted milking parlour. Both barns are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, allowing you to spend your whole day at our exclusive venue. Alternatively, for something a bit different, you can choose to exchange your vows outdoors in our beautiful woodland.

Whether you plan to get married here or in your local church, both the Milling Barn and the Dairy Barn are perfect for your wedding reception, accommodating up to 170 guests. The flexible barns, complete with licensed bars, can be arranged to suit the unique feel of your wedding from formal to more relaxed.

Weddings are our speciality at Milling Barn. We have played host to many bespoke wedding ceremonies, services and receptions for over 15 years. Every wedding held here is greeted with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail, and we take a personal approach to meet each and every couple’s specific ideas, needs and requirements. We strive to provide your dream day in a truly wonderful location.

To make the most of our beautiful setting here at Milling Barn, we have teamed up with renowned catering company The Chopping Block to provide our wedding catering. The Chopping Block have catered for numerous wedding venues for over 10 years and as such have built up an amazing reputation for great tasting food, imaginative ideas and excellent service.

For more information about holding your big day at Milling Barn, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

• Exclusive Use Venue • Licensed to Hold Civil Ceremonies • Honeymoon Suite • Guest Accommodation • In-house Caterers • Outdoor Woodland Weddings

Facilities at Milling Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Woodland and Festival
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Milling Barn Reviews (23)

Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Hannah and Ben, on 02 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

The whole team at Milling Barn were exceptional from start to finish. The day ran so smoothly, all the catering staff were professional and polite, all the food was delicious and of such a high standard and our manager on the day helped everything to run like clockwork. Thank you for making our day so special! Hannah and Ben xx

Venue Service

By Jess & Jules, on 23 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2019

We got married recently and everything was perfect, including the food which was absolutely delicious. The accommodation was also comfortable and clean. Our guests all had an amazing day, as did we! We also used some of their recommended suppliers which were also fantastic.

What a fantastic day!
Venue Service

By Mike Davis, on 19 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

The Team at Milling Barn are incredible, Verity the events manager helped us to organise the day with planning meetings and was there to answer any questions. On the day of the wedding the team set up the barn as requested, the food was superb and waiting staff were professional and friendly. Steph the events coordinator made the day run like clockwork and kept everything running to schedule. We had no issues at all and would recommend Milling Barn to everyone. Thank you to everyone involved, we had a fantastic day!

Woodland Wedding
Venue Service

By Laura and Sam, on 03 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 26 May 2017

We were married on the 26th May 2017 at Milling Barn. We opted for a woodland wedding and prayed for sunshine and thankfully we got it! The woodland is a beautiful setting to have a wedding and the barns are beautiful, everyone keeps asking me where I found such a lovely venue. Ella and the rest of the Milling Barn staff worked hard to set up both the woodland and the indoor ceremony area (in case it rained) and were on hand all day to ensure everything went to plan, The chopping block who provide the catering were great, food was amazing and in the evening we had a wood fired pizza oven which our guests loved. Milling Barn is an up and coming venue and although there was the odd teething problem in the beginning once Ella came on board everything ran smoothly. Ella is very helpful, professional and went above and beyond to ensure we had a perfect day! We are very grateful to all of the team at Milling barn for making our wedding day such a special one. x

Beautiful Vintage Barn Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Toni & Dan, on 28 May 2017Date of Wedding - 21 May 2017

Dan and I only visited this property and it was everything we wanted! Beautiful vintage oak barn, with tons of space, endless skies and the friendliest staff. This place is amazing if you want somewhere suitable for both Ceremony and Reception it's perfect! And you have the option of a beautiful woodland wedding. The caterers are fantastic - endless options and fantastic quality, the in house staff are every bit as good. Accommodating, friendly and creative! Everything you need. We can't thank them all enough - the day was seamless and we wouldn't change it fot the world. Ps this venue is so easy to decorate!! That helps massively

Wonderful Wedding
Venue Service

By Hannah, on 30 May 2016

We attended our friends wedding recently at Milling Barn. The venue is gorgeous, the weather held out and we managed to use the garden and surrounding grounds for some great photos. The food was faultless and all the staff helpful, professional and cared about every aspect of the day.

Nice venue shame about the staff
Venue Service

By Annonymous, on 10 May 2016

We booked our wedding I guess about 18 months ago and were probably one of the first to get married there in 2016. I cannot say our day didnt go well because it did go well HOWEVER we were really disappointed with the staff on the day. Our "wedding planner", and I say that loosely, was called Sue and she was completely out of her depth. She did not know what to do on the day and kept saying I will find out for you - which ok she did - but it didnt fill us with confidence. There was another lady with her who I think was called Samantha - again lovely lady - but didnt seem to know or care about our wedding or any of the planning which had gone into it. We booked the venue so long ago because we fell in love with it and the area and also the lady who booked us in at the time really understood weddings and always spoke to us passionately like she loved her job and loved doing weddings which was a really big pull that we were not just a number in a venue - however by the time the day came around she had moved to a new role and alas we felt like we were just a number and they couldnt wait for us to get the point where we spent money on the bar. The food was absolutely lovely and the venue is lovely I cannot deny that at all BUT you need to have a long hard look at your staff, their attitudes and their lack of compassion for the job.

Richard Bray, at Milling Barn responded to this review on 13/05/2016 12:11:11

Many thanks for your comments, and most importantly, we are very pleased your wedding day was a great success. Our aim at Milling Barn is to make every couples wedding day as special and unique as possible. We very much appreciate your feedback, which we will look into as a matter of urgency.

Fantastic Venue and all else that goes with it!!!!
Venue Service

By Kavita Hubbard, on 19 Aug 2015

This was the first and ONLY venue that my now husband and I viewed at the beginning of the year, fell in love with it, and decided to go ahead and book. Working with the venue and Donna was extremely easy from the outset, and we got everything we wished for in our wedding day, and more.. The venue is incredible and beautiful even without any additional decorations, the chef's at the Chopping Block are great, and very accomodating of special requests, and all other staff were fantastic. The most amazing and memorable day in my life at Milling Barn.. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woodland wedding 15th August 2015
Venue Service

By Leanne & Scott Mansfield, on 17 Aug 2015

Such an amazing venue. We got married in the woods which is such a beautiful setting. The whole team at milling barn were amazing, the day ran without a hitch and Donna remembered things even though I had forgotten (thank you). All the staff were extremely attentive and were always accommodating. A truly wonderful day for us and all our guests! X

beautiful venue and such helpful staff
Venue Service

By laura, on 03 Jun 2015

we had a look around this venue earlier today. Gorgeous place. we live in australia but wanted to get married here in 2017 and just arranged to view last min complete with parents and grandparents in tow - slight coach party of us arrived. their wedding planner was so accommodating. we had seen another local barn and they were really unhelpful and we felt we were putting them out we had a lovely walk around the venue, down to the woodlands which we would like to book i think, it was all so well handled and we had tea and biscuits. if you are thinking of heading here to have a look around definitely do it you wont be disappointed cant wait until 2017

Amazing Venue and Setting
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Ormondroyd, on 13 May 2015

We had what turned out to be the perfect wedding day and evening at Milling Barn in May 2015. The rain held off, the bluebells were out and with the help of a tractor and trailer we had our ceremony in the bluebell woods which was idyllic! The barns and surrounding areas were what we were both looking for - naturally beautiful and spaces you can really make your own. Donna inparticular was brilliant from start to finish with her support, advice, tips and hard work and she really did help to ensure we had the most amazing day! All our guests without fail commented on the venue and the quality of the food and we wouldn't hesitiate to recommend Milling Barn to anyone who wants something special! Thank Milling Barn. Mr and Mrs Ormondroyd

Venue Service

By XandJ, on 28 Jan 2015

We went to see Milling Barn on a really cold January day during the Christmas holidays. Their wedding planner was the only one out of all the venues we went to see who greeted us with a smile and a hot cup of coffee! We really enjoyed hearing about the venue and what it could do and when we asked if it could do this and that (we have a lot of different ideas for how we want our wedding to be) the wedding planner had so much experience she instantly knew what would work and how little tweaks with our ideas would make them so much better - we went away really excited and booked it the next day. Thank you so much to her for really getting us excited about our special day and making us feel that or plans could be handled with experience. We can't wait!!!!!

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