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On since 2021

Last update: April 2024

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 canapés 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

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Sandhole Oak Barn

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155 reviews
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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.
Becky P. Sent on 20/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn

We had the most perfect wedding day at Sandhole Oak Barn. The team were very responsive in answering any queries we had before the day! The accomodation was fantastic, as was the breakfast the morning after - with friendly staff who were fantastic with our guests!

As for the wedding day, the most spectacular setting by the lake - whatever the weather! The bridal dressing room was well set-up, making for a relaxed morning getting ready! The shepards hut was a great space for the groom and his best men to relax before the ceremony!

The small Barn was another great feature in this venue, with space to wind down with your loved ones after the big day is over!

Thank you Sandhole!
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’s 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’t 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!
Katy H. Sent on 08/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect wedding day

The whole team were so helpful in making our special day run so smoothly. They answered any questions quickly and were spectacular from the moment we booked until the day of our wedding.
We had the most perfect wedding day at the most beautiful venue.
Jenny M. Sent on 06/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding

We had are wedding at sandhole Feb 2024. They made the whole thing perfect from start to finish. The venue is amazing. The staff are so friendly and nothing is to much trouble. They really do go above and beyond to make the day amazing. Are wedding pictures are stunning because of the venue and it beautiful grounds. The bedroom for are guests clean and and had everything they need and the bridal suit is to die for. They use top table for the food and drinks and planning the wedding and again perfect staff amazing food amazing. I cannot recommend sandhole oak barn and top table enough. If I could of given it 10 ⭐ I would.
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.......
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.
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.
Siobhan Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Every moment of our day was beautiful

As soon as we came to view Sandhole we knew instantly that it was the perfect venue. Every moment of our day was beautiful (even the rain stopped in time for the ceremony!) all of the staff were wonderful and so helpful in the lead up to our wedding, always happy to answer any questions we had. Thank you all so much for helping to make our day so special.
Vicky Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Everyone had a beautiful day

Sandhole Oak Barn just Wow. Thank you for making our day so special it truly was an amazing day. We are so grateful for all the work that you have done. The compliments are still rolling in from our guests. Everyone had a beautiful day and a great evening. Your all amazing! Again huge thanks from the happy couple Mr and Mrs Redfern.
Louise Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

And it really is something special

As soon as we turned the corner and saw the lake we knew we didn’t want to get married anywhere else. Sandhole Oak Barn is stunning and we loved every second of our wedding day on Saturday 29th September. The staff were so helpful and friendly and it really is something special, thanks again.
Emily Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had the perfect wedding day

We’d been to view a few different venues for our wedding but none compared to here. The view of the lake was just the icing on the cake for us. We had the perfect wedding day here on 28th August. Amazing venue and staff. Highly recommend to anyone still looking for their perfect location! Can’t wait to pop back on our 1 year anniversary
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Sandhole Oak Barn Real Weddings

Sara & Jed
15 photos · 16/09/2023
Louise & Mathias
11 photos · 04/08/2022
Lauren & Andy
33 photos · 29/07/2022
Katie & Pete Murphy
22 photos · 23/06/2022
Charlotte & Josh Tustin
19 photos · 29/04/2022
Gemma & Mark
109 photos · 13/09/2021



14 Jun
Open Door

Still looking for your perfect venue?

Join them on Friday the 14th June 2024 between 3 pm & 7 pm (pre-booked tickets required) and speak to their knowledgeable team who can help bring your wedding dreams to life at their stunning lakeside venue.

Enjoy their beautiful Oak Barn & idyllic grounds. Relax by the lake with a glass of fizz & delicious canapes served by their award-winning caterers Top Table. Experience a little of the magic that Sandhole offers.

Ticketed entry only – pre-booked 2hr visit slots required.

Start planning your perfect wedding here at Sandhole Oak Barn.

Date: From 14/06/2024 to 14/06/2024 Schedule 15:00 - 19:00
Place: Sandhole Farm, A34 Manchester Road, Congleton, Cheshire


Sandhole Farm, A34 Manchester Road CW12 2JH Congleton (Cheshire)
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