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On since 2021

Last update: December 2023

Sandhole Oak Barn is a family-run country wedding venue nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. For rural bliss and a delightful rustic escape, this breathtaking barn is the perfect place to celebrate your special day and is yours exclusively for a truly bespoke wedding. With rolling fields all around, Sandhole Oak Barn feels miles away from anywhere yet is easily reached, making it the ideal place for any country-loving couple to hold their big day.

Facilities and Capacity

The traditional barn stands proud beside the peaceful lake and surrounding greenery. The oak beams and frame offer an authentic feel, while floor-to-ceiling windows let the light flood in. Sandhole Oak Barn is wonderfully versatile and can be divided into two parts for the different aspects of your day. Tie the knot in the Ceremony Barn with views of the lake in front of you and celebrate in the Dining Barn, which is idea for wedding breakfasts and evening receptions for 40 to 140 guests. The lakeside Dining Barn offers a cosy atmosphere in the colder months with underfloor heating. For something truly different, you could hold your ceremony outside under the majestic oak Clock Tower just a few feet from the lake. You and your guests can then take to the verandah overlooking the water with a glass of bubbly and delicious canap茅s to toast your newlywed status. In the winter, the barn provides plenty of space to mingle with your guests while still enjoying the stunning views through the windows. As well as exclusive use of the Oak Barn, you will also have the Small Barn to enjoy. This characterful space sits just a few metres away and is ideal for welcoming guests before your vows, entertaining younger guests, or for unwinding with your nearest and dearest at the end of the evening.

Services Offered

Sandhole Oak Barn is a charming space to host your wedding ceremony and reception. Our award-winning caterers and wedding coordinators, Top Table, will assist you in all aspects of the planning of your wedding and will ensure a stress-free wedding day. Offering a wide choice of mouth-watering menu options for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Exclusive use of the entire venue gives you access to the gorgeous bridal dressing room and Shepherd Hut from 9am as well as all 17 beautifully restored guestrooms onsite at Sandhole Farm B&B providing accommodation for up to 40 of your guests.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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152 reviews
Joshua F. Sent on 26/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect setting for our perfect day

The venue was amazing, we couldn't have asked for more. We were so fortunate to have good weather on the day which meant we could utilise the entire venue. All the guest said the same thing to us, that it is one of the most beautiful venues they have ever been to a wedding at.
Vicki M. Sent on 08/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Venue

We got married here at the weekend and everyone has commented on how amazing this venue was. The staff are fantastic! I would highly recommend this venue whatever the weather as it's absolutely stunning.
Heidi H. Sent on 09/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing

We just wanted to send a MASSIVE thank you to you all!!

Craig and myself had the most magical and stress-free day on Sunday - all thanks to you all

All guests commented on the amazingly stunning venue and attentive staff

We honestly cannot thank you all enough and hope you all had a lovely day too joining/watching us in celebrating all the love for everything and everyone on the day

We could not have picked a better venue with such gorgeous staff to help us in our special day - please know you really are all appreciated from booking the wedding until check out yesterday morning

Thank you all a million times over, Sandhole Oak Barn really is beautiful.
Tillie-Marie S. Sent on 16/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful setting

Such a stunning venue, we feel in love with it as soon as we went to visit. The settings for the brides changing area is simply stunning and the Shepard鈥檚 hut for the groom to get ready is a lovely touch as well! Our photos looking over the lake are beautiful
Cath G. Sent on 21/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect venue

A gorgeous beautiful perfect wedding venue with just the right amount of space . The staff couldn鈥檛 have been any more helpful and made the whole experience from beginning to end so seamless. From planning the wedding to getting ready, the accommodation to the barn we held the ceremony and reception. Cannot fault it. Wish we could go and do it all over again just to experience everything again! Thanks for making our day so special!
Kat W. Sent on 24/01/2024
2 out of 5 rating

Tai yed our wedding day

We recently got married at sandhole barn. We picked this venue due to the barn
and the outstanding surroundings and fell in love with it as soon as we viewed it. Unfortunately, I wish I had gone elsewhere to the issues we had with them before the wedding day and on the wedding day.
Family members and my husband were spoken to quite rudely by one of the staff members that worked there, we were also unable to get through to them for various days as we needed to ask them a question regarding the rooms. This then made us feel that we could not ring them due to their attitudes which is unacceptable for a wedding venue.
The rooms are very small and need work doing to them. My parents staying in a room where the window was faulty and the wind kept on banging the window open and shut so they had no sleep. The bath in their room was dirty and the carpets looked like they need a good shampoo.
We unfortunately lost the key to the granary suite and was told by the security man that we could not enter our room until we found the key! If we did not find the key by midnight (when the venue shut) he would then let us in with his spare. I spent an hour of my wedding night looking under tables for a key, not the wedding of dreams! I was cold and wanted my shrug from the room and was unable to go in because we had no key and another one wasn't provided to us.
Breakfast was pleasant but no menus so unsure to what they actually serve.
We had top table cater for us who were amazing and highly professional.
I would not recommend this venue to gey married. I only expect to get married once and as lovely as my wedding memories are I also can not forget the above which is very sad when you are paying so much money for your big day!
I did email sandhole barn, one email was sent back to me and then silence.......
Lynne Sent on 23/04/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

A Beautiful Day

A beautiful venue that was the perfect place for our day. The venue is well looked after and can be adapted for individual styles. We loved that our dog was allowed to attend and given access to indoor areas as well as outside.
The onsite accommodation was well appointmented and meant that people could relax and not worry about booking taxis.
The Sandhole Team were thoughtful and helpful even when Covid cancelled the first 2 scheduled days and were reassuring all the way through.
Jade P. Sent on 30/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 4.9.21

What a stunning venue! We fell in love with this venue from the moment that we saw it. We loved how exclusive the venue is and that there is on site accommodation. The venue looked great outside and in. The staff who worked there were so friendly and welcoming. Having access to the bridal getting ready room in the morning was great. It had plenty of space for us all to get ready in the morning.
Stephanie Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Definitely would recommend this venue!

We had our wedding here on Friday the 22nd of March and we had so many comments about how gorgeous this venue is! When we visited the venue to have a look round we just knew this was the place we wanted to get married. It鈥檚 a hidden gem, beautiful, peaceful, relaxing and romantic. Plus all the staff and Top table are amazing!! Definitely would recommend this venue!
Scott Sent on 10/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue, Amazing Team.

What a beautiful setting for the best day of our lives.

All our guests were wowed by the venue and everything was spot on. Trees and flowers out in bloom, sun shining, literally, perfect.

The rooms were easily accessible for those staying, when stayed in, nothing but compliments, the breakfast the next day was brilliant, plus the views.

What a day!! They made accommodating us easy, making us feel welcome and looked after before and after the reception. We can't fault one single thing.

The team were fantastic, helped when we called, emailed and visited. Whole team, A stars for everyone
Gillian Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

What an amazing day we all had

Just had our daughter鈥檚 wedding at wonderful Sandhole. What an amazing day we all had. The staff were amazing and the whole celebration was so incredible. We are so lucky that we had such glorious weather for the time of year which only enhanced the whole day. With food by Top Table and entertainment from Giilan Edgar and his band I could not have wished for a more perfect wedding day for our daughter and her new husband. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants something a little bit special.
Jacqui Sent on 27/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful December Wedding

Just a quick message to thank you for the most fabulous day on Saturday. My daughter got married at Sandhole and the whole day was truly perfect. From getting ready together in the morning and the meal. It's really hard to single anything out as it was all marvellous. So many guests have commented on the beauty of the venue, the food (particularly those on special diets) and the excellent service.
Sandhole Oak Barn is a very special place.
Jen Sent on 19/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Dream day

What a privilege it is to be able make dreams come true. The people of Sandhole and Top Table were fantastic. The whole day was perfect and the logistics of the day went along seamlessly. We didn鈥檛 have to worry about anything. The day went on with staff doing everything they could for us. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for more. Thank you so much.
Kerrie Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Sandhole were incredible

Married on 24/11/2018 - could not fault a thing. Sandhole were incredible and we really cannot thank Fiona personally enough - she made the day run incredibly smooth! All my guests couldn鈥檛 stop complimenting the venue and the food!
Janet Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent venue fantastic staff

Excellent venue fantastic staff and food beyond beautiful thank you for a stress free day. Fiona went above and beyond to ensure the day ran smoothly.

Thank you from the mother of Mrs Dalton married on 24/11/18
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Sandhole Farm, A34 Manchester Road CW12 2JH Congleton (Cheshire)
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