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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Shustoke Farm Barns is a rustic wedding venue set in the rural heart of Coleshill, Warwickshire. This 18th-century red brick barn has been transformed into a spectacular event centre by Cripps & Co. The barn is located within 20 minutes from the Birmingham and Coventry city centres, making it convenient for guests travelling from near and far.

Facilities and Capacity

The main event space at Shustoke Farm Barns is transformed for each element of the day, from a candlelit ceremony to after-dinner dancing. An elevated timber ceiling soars over flagstone floors, with huge oak beams and eye-catching glass detail. The gallery offers views of the copper-topped bar and open kitchen, where guests can observe the chefs at work through a large glass wall. A state-of-the-art lighting system allows you to illuminate the room with fairy and candle lights throughout the day. Spotlighting can be used on dinner tables for your reception, while colour-changing LEDs are available to brighten up the dance floor in the evening. Expansive gothic timber and glass arched doors open out from the barn into a courtyard, where guests can socialize amongst ancient olive trees. They can keep warm around glowing fire pits and watch chefs cook up a feast on a giant outdoor barbecue. The barn can accommodate 140 guests for a ceremony and banquet and 200 for dancing, including 60 additional evening guests.

Services Offered

The on-site team at Shustoke Farm Barns strives to provide exceptional service, helping with everything from the big ideas to the last-minute details. The barn is licensed for civil ceremonies, allowing you to host your entire wedding at this venue. You and your guests can look forward to delicious rotisserie cuisine and barbecued dishes prepared with care by the expert culinary team. The barn is licenced for music and bar services until 1 a.m., allowing you to make the most of your celebration. Parking and wheelchair-accessible facilities are also available for your convenience.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Historic
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

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for Shustoke Farm Barns - Cripps & Co

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100% recommend it
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Jessica
Jessica S. Sent on 16/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Smooth, friendly, organised, and beautiful!

We had our wedding reception at Shustoke Barn on 7th June and it was fantastic. All of our guests commented on how delicious the food was and the staff were so accommodating that it was easy to create the right party vibe for us. The team at Shustoke are a well oiled machine and there wasn’t a moment that we didn’t trust that they would deliver a great day for us.
Harriet
Harriet A. Sent on 17/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue

We had the perfect wedding day at Shustoke Barn! Everything was perfect and the planning process so stress free and enjoyable. The team are fantastic!
Allen
Allen B. Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

We had the most amazing day at Shustoke barn the staff were amazing there isn’t a thing we could fault. The food was incredible and plentiful. All our guests said it was the best and most magical venue they have ever been to. It will live in our memories for ever thank you so much
Hannah
Hannah M. Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!!

The team at Shustoke were so amazing and the venue is just lovely. Nothing was too much trouble. The communication was great and our guests have been raving about how great the food was! Thank you so much, Hannah and Jonny xxx
Simone
Simone P. Sent on 15/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding day

We had our amazing day 3/8/2022, could not recommend shustoke enough. The staff, the venue, the food, just everything was perfect. The staff looked after us and our guests so well nothing was too much trouble.
Location is beyond stunning.
Thank you again John and Simone x
Nicky
Nicky A. Sent on 02/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for the perfect day.

What can we say ! Shustoke and the team were amazing from start to finish.

We got married on the 14th July after Covid postponement. It truly was the perfect venue for us, casually sophisticated outstanding.

We have been to many weddings across the area but not at Shustoke and have to say it was the best one by far, no stuffy formality here.

The compliments we have had from all of our guests have blown us away. The food was amazing, the service from the team and Becci on the day meant we could totally enjoy every moment.

Shustoke we cannot fault you and would recommend you to anyone. Look no further for your ideal venue.

Wish we could do it all over again,

Thank you
Shaun and Nicky Bellingham x
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Shannon M. Sent on 07/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Hewitt 22.04.22

We had the most perfect day from start to finish with Shustoke, so many happy, friendly smiling staff who were so helpful all day long! When I arrived Emma made me feel so relaxed - lots of organisation managed by her that went so smoothly. We appreciate all the hard work involved on our day, thank you so much!! Love Shannon & Sam xx
Stefanie
Stefanie K. Sent on 06/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Shustoke - absolutely perfect in every way!

We got married at Shustoke Farm Barns on Saturday 26th February 2022. It may be a cliché, but it really was the most perfect day of our lives!

The venue itself is absolutely stunning, both during the day and at night. We opted to have their indoor and outdoor decorations package, which made the venue even more breathtaking. The food is some of the best food we have ever eaten! All of our guests loved the canapés, main meal and evening food. We had a few dietary requirements and the venue were so accommodating - the vegetarian and vegan options are fantastic! If you book your wedding here, we would highly recommend booking a feast night. This gives you the opportunity to try some of the food before your wedding date. It is the perfect way to show off this beautiful venue to your families!

From the very first Zoom viewing in April 2020 and up until the day itself, all of the staff were incredibly helpful. No matter what our query was, Shustoke responded promptly with kindness and expert advice. Special mention to Kasey (who coordinated our planning meeting), Becci (our day coordinator), Lee (our evening coordinator) and all of the bar/waiting staff. All of them were fabulous and made the day run seamlessly. When we went back the next day to pick up our last few bits of decorations, the staff had relocated everything that belonged to us to one area of the barn to make sure we didn’t leave anything behind. They really do think of EVERYTHING.

To everyone at Shustoke Farm Barns, thank you so much for hosting our special day. The whole day felt like a perfect dream and we will be forever grateful. Stef & Callum xxx
Mitchell
Mitchell C. Sent on 24/02/2022
1.2 out of 5 rating

Horrific Customer Service

Simply put, the least flexible and helpful people I’ve ever dealt with in my life…

Shustoke Barn is a beautiful wedding venue and I have to say that we enjoyed our wedding there, but this is absolutely DESPITE the staff at Shustoke Barn, rather than because of them. Their handling of the whole wedding was scandalous from start to finish and completely ruined our experience of getting married. Everything we requested was too much trouble for Shustoke and the build up to the wedding was one of the most needlessly stressful experiences of our lives.

We had to rearrange our wedding because of Covid, but were told by Shustoke that we were not able to do this (despite the country being in lockdown) until a few weeks before the wedding date, as they wanted to see if we would come out of lockdown before the wedding date. We didn’t want to take this risk, but were told that if we didn’t leave it until a few weeks before the wedding was due to take place, we would have to cancel and lose our deposit (over £3000!). Their justification for this was that they had had to rearrange over 100 bookings as a chain and couldn’t afford to continue to do this. This meant we had to send out invites, pay for the band, photographer etc for a date that we were 99% sure wouldn’t happen, just in case the national lockdown finished in time! It was a completely ridiculous situation and we found it disgraceful that we, as the customers, were being forced into taking all the risk on losing money through covid, when the venue went completely unscathed and were not willing to support us in any way, despite the national lockdown being completely out of our control.

As predicted, lockdown didn’t end in time for our wedding to go ahead, so the venue allowed us to rearrange, however by the time this happened we then had to move to a much less favourable date (February instead of August) due to extremely limited availability of the venue over the next two years. My fiancée (now wife) had her heart set on a summer wedding, so I informed Shustoke that we’d rather look elsewhere for a venue, to again be told that we’d lose our deposit if we did so, as it was non-refundable under any circumstances, as indicated in the wedding contract (signed before coronavirus hit). Again, a shocking lack of flexibility and empathy for our situation displayed. In the end we were forced to get married in February, as we wouldn’t afford to lose that much money and still get married. I completely understand that the venue don’t want to lose out on bookings and I wouldn’t expect any money back if we got cold feet and wanted to cancel the wedding or something similar, but surely a global pandemic is fair justification for a change of plans! Every other company/industry has had to accept losing money as part of the pandemic, but not Shustoke Barn!

Aside from all the issues with trying to change the date of the wedding, Shustoke Barn also provide absolutely nothing other than the room for hire, in return for your booking. We spent over £13000 in total with them, but were given no assistance with anything from booking until the day. Anything additional you need, must be provided yourself. Even down to tiny things e.g. on the day they don’t even play your entrance music for you (you have to get a guest to do it) or cut up the joints of beef they serve (someone on each table must do it). Literally every request we made was too much trouble for them, we even asked if it would be possible to take our wedding cake to the venue a day early for storage, as we wouldn’t have time to take it over to the venue on the morning of the wedding - only too be told they don’t offer this service, so it had to be kept in our garage overnight and transported by myself on the morning of the wedding. There was no wedding there the day before us, so would it really have killed them to allow us to store a cake somewhere? Additionally, the food they serve on the day is tasty but it also comes in absolutely tiny portions and this left many of our guests unhappy with the meal, which was a shame given how expensive it was.

Overall, they made the entire build up to the wedding the most stressful experience of our lives, and ruined any and all excitement that me and my partner had about our special day. All this was replaced with worries and stress and I can honestly say I wouldn’t recommend this venue to anyone, even if it was provided free of charge!

Some positives: beautiful venue, the staff on the day (bar staff, waiters/waitresses etc) were good, they do stay open quite late compared to some venues (1am) and the beef they served was delicious.
Rebecca
Rebecca W. Sent on 02/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A day we will never forget.

Myself and Matthew got married at Shustoke Barn on 29/12/21 and what an experience it was. The barn is simply breathtaking, and speaks for itself so minimal decorations will suffice. I would recommend the indoor and outdoor package especially with it being winter and getting dark quite early, it was magical.

The experience with the staff from start to finish was great, no question unanswered and in regular contact with me and Matthew throughout even at such uncertain times. Lisa greeted me in the car park with a calm presence and smile that instantly put me at ease. All the staff were working really hard throughout the night to make sure our day ran as smoothly as possible and it defiantly did. Paul took over from Lisa and the standard remained high, Paul was approachable and organised, nothing was too much trouble for him.

Overall fantastic day and night, cannot fault anything. Fantastic venue and lovely staff that made the day run very smoothly. We wanted a laid back, chilled wedding day and this is what we got. We will remember this day for the rest of our lives. Thank you everyone for being a part of it. Love Becky and Matt
Katie
Katie Sent on 16/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Shustoke Farm Barns

We got married here 12th September 2022 (our third date), and I actually cannot praise the venue enough. Each time we had to change date they were nothing short of amazing, so accommodating and it felt like they couldn’t do enough to make sure our day was as perfect as they could. But the venue really shone for us on the day of the wedding, the on day co-ordinators were incredible, they could not do enough for us and our guests, the waiters and waitresses were incredible (food was delicious and all the guests commented about the food, the best wedding food they had ever had)! The bar staff equally as amazing.
I honestly have not got one bad word to say about the venue or it’s staff, I would absolutely recommend this wedding venue.
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Emma L. Sent on 12/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue, amazing staff - loved it!

We had originally booked our wedding for April 2020 and then when COVID hit we postponed, postponed and postponed again! Since the day we booked the staff at the barn were friendly, communicative and really responsive. Throughout the whole process of us postponing three times they were understanding, kind and couldn't have helped us more! Our day finally came around on 2nd October and despite the rain we had the most amazing day! All of the staff were attentive, friendly and we couldn't have asked for a better day. We had Becci look after us in the day and then Paul took over in the evening. Becci and Paul again were attentive and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. As I (bride) arrived Becci was quick to reassure me everything was in place and not to worry about the rain. Any small issues that came up were sorted with minimal involvement from us and this helped us feel relaxed and calm all day.
Becci made sure she handed us over to Paul when he arrived to take over and this handover was seamless. Paul made sure we were where we needed to be at the right time e.g. first dance which probably wasn't very easy as we were very busy chatting to guests! We have had so many compliments about the food from many of our guests with a lot stating the beef was the best beef they had ever tasted! Everybody loved the venue, the staff, food and the general experience of the day which we couldn't be happier about!
Overall our experience with the team has been really great despite the uncertainty we have all faced over the last 18months they have always reassured us and made us feel confident that we chose the right venue.
I would absolutely recommend the venue to other couple's considering having their wedding there and wish we could relive the whole day all over again!
Thank you to the team for everything!
Aimee
Aimee P. Sent on 04/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue, couldn’t fault them

We have just had our wedding at shustoke and it’s more than worth every penny. The staff are so attentive and amazing at what they do! The food is lovely and there is plenty of it. Communication in the stressful weeks leading up to the wedding was great and very helpful. Both Lisa and Paul were so amazing on the day and couldn’t do enough for us! Emma has also been a huge help throughout, answering any questions we had. Basically every member of staff were wonderful and made our day extra special and worth the extra long wait! Thank you all.
Lauren
Lauren E. Sent on 26/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

Just incredible. Really can’t explain how amazing this venue is. The staff went above and beyond, responding to endless stupid questions and accommodating huge last minute changes. The day ran so smoothly and it was all down to them. We didn’t have to think about anything, it was all done so perfectly for us. The change around of rooms was spectacular and every personal touch was laid out as I’d asked.
Every single guest commented on how stunning the venue is. It was everything I ever dreamed of and more! Thank you Shustoke, I wish I could do it all over again.
Sharron
Sharron B. Sent on 31/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Greatest Day!

Stunning building, beautiful courtyard, delicious food, well organised, amazing friendly staff, attentive and efficient. They ensured we were happy and kept us informed with any changes due to pandemic. The staff talked to guests who needed special dietary needs, one to one, to ensure everything was suitable for them. As there was no wedding the day before ours, we were able to drop off decorations the day before and gathered everything up to be collected the day after the wedding. Our guests commented on the beauty of the venue and how much they enjoyed the food especially the crumble! We cannot fault the staff and they helped to make our day really special.
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