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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Nestled in the picturesque grounds of Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Highbridge, Somerset, the Bluebell Barn offers a unique rural place for wedding celebrations. This 17th-century renovated barn offers a beautiful and rustic environment, completed by exposed wooden beams and a cosy wood-burning furnace. You and your loved ones can celebrate surrounded by nature, enjoying the ambience of chirping birds or in the company of our friendly red deer. The Bluebell Barn is the perfect venue for lovers of wildlife, as any event held leaves a positive and lasting legacy. All of the funds from nuptials go to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of orphaned and injured British wildlife through the SWWR charity, which helps around 5,000 animals in total per year.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples who choose Secret World Wildlife Rescue for their big day will swoon for the lush gardens and lawns that make Bluebell Barn one-of-a-kind. Ceremonies can be held in the charming vintage barn, which is flooded with natural light during the day. Outside, the perfectly manicured gardens are the perfect backdrop for an elegant drink receptions or wedding breakfasts. You're welcome to celebrate under the shade of a marquee and explore the wildlife garden for spectacular wedding portraits. With exclusive access to the barn, you and your loved ones can celebrate in complete privacy.

Services Offered

Choosing the Bluebell Barn gives couples total freedom in creating the tone and theme of their event, with a choice of 3 unique packages, as well as an option to create your own. With full access to the venue the day before, you'll have free rein in choosing the flowers, catering, and decorations, creating a truly special occasion reflecting you and your partner. Our wedding coordinator will be by your side each step of the way, from start to finish.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Emily M. Sent on 03/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for wildlife lovers

We got married here in February and I'm so glad we did - the whole day was magical!

Abby and team pulled out all the stops to make the day a success. No request was too big, small or silly (including dressing up as Bertie the Fox)!

The venue was stunning - we were free to decorate the barn as we wished and they provided a few things we were able to use if we wanted. Abby arranged the catering for us from local Purple Spoon and that was so delicious and easy! On the day, we didn't need to think about anything as it all just happened - a really well oiled machine! The staff were all incredible.

The barn was such a magical place to get married - the daffodils had come out and the sun decided to make an appearance too. And even more importantly, the peacock and Polly (the deer) and Emu (the emu) came out for photos too!

Thank you Abby, and all the staff, for your wonderful organisation and for making our day so magical!
Sophie H. Sent on 22/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Unique and intimate

The Bluebarn Barn is the perfect venue for a unique and intimate wedding. With peacocks roaming the grounds, and Polly the Deer showing off in your photos, it is an ideal setting for anyone with a love for nature and wildlife.
I have photographed a wedding here and I have seen first hand how Abby and the team go above and beyond to make sure your day is as special as possible.
Matthew Sent on 10/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful venue

Wonderful venue, really friendly, responsive, keen to help and give freedom and flexibility to allow us to make everything just how we wanted it. We had such a great day.
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