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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

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We currently have a few remaining dates available in 2024. Please do get in touch for further information and availability!

The Essentials

  • We are an exclusive use, blank canvas venue secluded in the Cotswold hills. With plenty of photo opportunities including our Secret Garden, your photographer will be spoilt for choice over the backdrops!
  • Five caterers for you to choose from for your wedding breakfast, with the option of an external professional caterer for your evening food.
  • We don't charge corkage for drinks you supply for your drinks reception / wedding breakfast / toast, and we have our onsite bar run by the venue team with a wide variety of options!
  • Experienced, friendly, and professional team of co-ordinators here to help from booking, through to the morning after! From setting up of decorations to clearing down at the end of the night, we are on hand to create your perfect day.

The Barn at Upcote, near Cheltenham is a set of Cotswold barns surrounding a courtyard that offers the perfect backgrop to create a day that reflects you both as a couple.

Celebrate your day in our barns, each featuring tasteful design elements like exposed stone walls, wooden beams, and ample natural light thanks to our south facing location.

As a licensed venue you can have your ceremony onsite where we can comfortably accommodate up to 100 people during the day for both this and your wedding breakfast. We can then host up to 140 guests in the evening. With a couple of spaces to choose from for your DJ or band in the evening it is the ideal setting to dance the night away.

The Barn at Upcote is an exclusive use venue with our wedding coordinators here for you right from the begining of your journey, to saying goodbye as newlyweds the following day after staying in the Honeymoon Suite!

For your guests the venue has plenty of parking available, is wheelchair accessible, and has overnight glamping accommodation options.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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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Reviews for The Barn at Upcote

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Sharon C. Sent on 11/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day Ever

We had our wedding at the Barn at Upcote 2 Weeks ago.
It was the best day ever and that is all down to the venue and their team. The staff couldn’t do enough for you from when we booked to when we left the following day. The venue itself is beautiful and despite not having the warmest day it didn’t make any impact. The caterers (Epic) were superb and knew the venue inside and out.
Thank you Upcote for making my wedding day an event we will never forget. If you are looking for a wedding venue don’t look any further than the Barm at Upcote.

Thank you so much
Sharon and Joe x
Hollie Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream come true

Amazing planning, with multiple in person meetings - definitely helped ease nerves. The day/night went so smoothly. Everyone is so lovely. Such beautiful venue.
Julia T. Sent on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day and venue!

We had the most incredible experience from start to end with the Barn at Upcote! We looked at a variety of venues in the area for an outdoor ceremony, and as soon as we saw photos of this idyllic location we knew it was the place for us. As well as the incredible setting, what really sold us was the exceptional staff - from when we first got in touch they were amazingly kind and friendly, and made it clear that they'd be happy to shape the day into whatever we wanted it to be. Both the attitude of the staff and the layout of the venue allowed us to plan a really fun and unique wedding with lots of different areas for different activities. We have never been so happy as when we showed up at our wedding and it had been transformed into exactly what we'd pictured, and then to see our guests start enjoying themselves there.

We had planned out quite a particular day, but on the day we did not have to lift a finger! The venue staff absolutely understood everything that we wanted, and executed it perfectly, from how everything looked to the timings for everything. It was incredible to be able to communicate what we wanted and then not have to worry at all about it getting done because of the exceptionally kind and competent staff. All we can say now is thank you so much to this venue for giving us the best day of our lives. And they even managed to swing us perfect weather, too! Please do choose this venue for your special day, you will be so happy you did.
Aimee P. Sent on 26/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!

We cannot possible recommend The Barn at Upcote any more if we tried!

From the first meeting they were amazing. The venue itself is absolutely stunning, but the team are what truly makes it. They are just wonderful, so professional but lovely, friendly and informative and always on hand to support with ideas and recommendations. I must have asked 100 questions in the build up, and was met every time with a quick response!

They go above and beyond in every possible way to make the day run smoothly, they acted as a real backbone to me and my husband both in the build up and on the day, and as a result, the day went perfectly. Even when things that happened (out of their control) like insane rainfall- they acted fast and smart. Between themselves and the caterers, they saw every single guest out of the ceremony in twos under umbrellas!

Nothing was too big of an ask or a trouble, and they did everything they could to make the day amazing. They have got both the set up and close down operation down to a tee, so everything runs smoothly. They are true professionals and you are in good hands.

We had a biggish wedding party, 106 day guests and it felt so lovely and intimate but not crowded in the barn. And everything is right where you need it, so it never feels like everyone is too spread out!

The surroundings are breath taking too, never mind the secret garden!

If you make the decision to book the Barn - you won't regret it.

Thank you!!
Mr & Mrs Beesley xx
Suzannah L. Sent on 18/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

10's across the board!

Words can not describe how perfect this venue is. We first viewed the barn back in November 2019 and fell in love with it the moment we saw it even in the pouring rain.
We had our big day a few weeks back and I could not picture getting married anywhere else.
The staff are so welcoming and made us feel at ease every step of the way! (even when my husband's suit split they were on hand with a sewing kit for us)
If you are looking for an intimate venue with amazing staff and stunning views then look no further than The Barn at Upcote.
Becky Sent on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

We had the most perfect day here and wish we could do it all over again! The venue is beautiful and the staff are amazing, so professional and couldn’t do enough for us.
Lovely addition of a bridal suite, meaning you can stay on site the night of your wedding.
Really responsive to messages leading up to the day which meant my wedding anxiety was kept at bay!
Book Upcote, you won’t regret it 🥰
Helena B. Sent on 23/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further

If you are planning a Cotswolds wedding and you’re looking for a venue, THIS IS IT!

We had not one, but two perfect days at Upcote, with our microwedding in April, followed by a reception in August. This is was in no part down to the team who work here - Hannah, Alice, Alice and Jennie made everything run smoothly and feel effortless. They are the friendliest, most helpful team and every time I spoke with them I was at ease. They communicate regularly and clearly, with no question considered too small.

The venue itself is light, airy and spacious, with lots of different areas to accommodate your needs. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery and so many spots where you can have romantic and intimate moments for photography. You can do lots to decorate if you want to but it really isn’t necessary as it is already so picturesque.

I really wish that we could have our days on repeat because I loved the feeling of butterflies I had every time I was at Upcote.
J&F Sent on 29/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect day.

From the first time my husband and I visited The Barn we knew that was the place we were going to get married. The staff were friendly, helpful and so lovely, giving us lots of information and answering all our questions from booking the venue to the day we got married. The Barns and grounds are beautiful and everything we wanted for our Autumn wedding.
Thank you for making our wedding so special and helping us create our perfect day.
L&S Sent on 22/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much for everything...

We wanted to send a note to say thank you so much for everything you have been doing to support us at this time. With what would have been our wedding date approaching, we are both so thankful to have your understanding and empathy.
We appreciate these times are not easy for you and so thank you again for being amazing! We cannot wait for the 'new' big day!
F&S Sent on 21/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Love at First Sight

Wow where do a start! It was love at first sight for us with the Barn at Upcote.
From the moment we laid eyes on the venue till the carriages took us home on the wedding day we were so impressed. The staff were there to help with every question and supported us through our planning. The day went perfect, the location is stunning and venue helped us create the relaxed feel we longed for. The guests were blown away with the whole day and we now have very fond memories to look back on.

We could not recommend the barn any more it is truly amazing. Thank you for everything you did for us. Just wish we could do it all again F&S. xxx

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope were not too much of a pain to deal with.
L&M Sent on 21/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day of our Lives... literally

We just wanted to send a quick email to you all to say thank you so much for making our wedding run so smoothly. We had the best day of our lives, literally!

We have had so many messages praising the venue and the setting. With our friends and family saying it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to!

We felt stress free throughout the day, and had full trust in you to make sure everything was perfect, and it was — so we can’t thank you enough!
B&C Sent on 25/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Happy parents

We would like to thank you for being so helpful on the occasion of our daughter's marriage. We were really impressed with the effort you put in to ensure everything went smoothly. Your advice and guidance was really useful too.
Everyone had a wonderful day! So thank you once again we are so pleased with their choice of wedding venue. It really is a special place, and we have many happy memories of the day.
F&W Sent on 25/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives

Our families and I just can't thank you enough: you 100% delivered the best day of our lives. The barn looked stunning, every detail was remembered and the day flowed so smoothly. Beyond the day itself, we are so grateful for your impeccable organisation and patience. You are so approachable and lovely - you gave us much of your time and made us feel so welcome. Our guests felt this too and most have gone out of their way to tell us what a beautiful, relaxed and happy day our wedding was. That is down to you. Thank you. Thank you for all the extras, above and beyond you did for us - the fairy lights, decorating my (very rustic!!) cake, organising the fire really looked after us.
V&J Sent on 25/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating


Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day run as seamlessly as it did.
We are both utter control freaks but felt confident our day was is safe hands and were able to relax and enjoy our special day.
Your venue is beautiful and we had so many compliments on how perfect everything was.
Thank you again!
James Sent on 15/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Happiest day

We knew within 10 minutes on our 1st visit that this was the venue for us. Promptly booked and paid the deposit before having a proper look around. The venue is simply stunning. Everything we ever dreamed of in a wedding venue. Organising our big day was a very enjoyable experience and that's down to Hannah, Katie, Sally and the team. All our guests were amazed at the venue and commented on how lovely the staff were. We will miss visiting The Barn at Upcote. We'll be back to renew our vows!
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The Barn, Upcote Farm, Cheltenham GL54 4BL Cheltenham (Gloucestershire)
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