The Barns Hotel

(84 reviews) 84 4.99
Cardington Road Bedford Bedfordshire MK44 3SA
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About The Barns Hotel

Cardington Road, Bedford
Bedfordshire, MK44 3SA

Set on the outskirts of Bedford, just a short stroll from the town centre, The Barns Hotel is a charming venue for your wedding celebrations. The hotel enjoys a tranquil setting within three and a half acres of landscaped grounds with stunning views across the River Great Ouse.

We have an excellent reputation for holding grand occasions and are locally known as “the best wedding venue” in Bedford. With the beautiful surroundings, fantastic first-class service and a licence to hold civil ceremonies, the hotel offers all you could need for a wonderful wedding.

The Barns Hotel offers five well-appointed suites for your wedding. The stunning 13th-century Tithe Barn, with its timber frame and red brick, exudes charm and character. The Barn is both the oldest and largest venue on-site and can accommodate up to 90 seated guests for your celebrations. The light and spacious AA Rosette WineGlass Restaurant is another delightful option for your day. Both the Barn and restaurant have easy access to the wonderful outdoor areas which offer enchanting backdrops for your treasured photos. Alternatively, for a more intimate occasion, we have two smaller suites which boast views over the gardens.

We appreciate that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and you want it to be perfect. You will benefit from the experience and knowledge of our wedding planner who will be on hand every step of the way to help you plan your dream wedding. 

• Overnight accommodation for the happy couple & their guests with 49 bedrooms • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Stunning 13th-century Tithe Barn can seat 90 guests for the day and 120 - 150 for the evening • Experienced wedding planner and operational team to assist with all aspects of your special day • Our riverside location provides a magical backdrop for wedding photos • Late avaliability packages are available

Facilities at The Barns Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Barns Hotel Reviews (84)

Made our wedding day extra special
Venue Service

By Cheryl & Pasc, on 08 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2019

Hi there Sam.... Just wanted to say a very big thank you to yourself and your staff members that made our wedding day extra special...we cannot thank you enough. Alec was top class on the day and attended to all our needs he really exceeded and gave us 100% .. I am still buzzing and we have just got back from our Honeymoon.. ...thankyou once again you are all amazing.

Could not have been more efficient...
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By Sylia Farrington on behalf of Markus & Belinda, on 08 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2019

Just a note of thanks for looking after us on our special day last Saturday. Such a lot of planning goes into those few hours but your venue, and of course the weather, combined to make it a beautiful and special day that we will remember for ever. I would particularly like to single out Alec our Co-ordinator for the day who could not have been more efficient, and full of empathy for all of the Wedding party and their needs – something that is sometimes missing in staff who deal with customers on a regular basis, handling what are in reality the same old questions and issues! The Hotel Manageress on the day and in breakfast the following morning, whose name sadly escapes me, could also not have done more to make us feel valued. I trust you will pass on our gratitude to your team.

We just want to do it all again!!
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By Mr & Mrs Barker, on 08 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 03 May 2019

Good Morning Sam, We just wanted to say Thank you so much to you and everyone at The Barns involved in our day on the 3rd of May. Mags & Alec we’re so attentive throughout the whole day and made us feel nothing was too much trouble. Holly did a great job of running the evening and keeping me involved. Thank you for your help on the build up, you must have so many weddings to plan but you knew exactly how to calm my over worrying mind!! We just want to do it all again!! We will be back! Love Mr & Mrs Barker xx

Thank you to everyone...
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By Gabriella and Sophie, on 08 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Apr 2019

Hi Sam, Hope you’re well. We just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you and all the staff at the barns for our perfect day. All the staff on hand on the day were amazing! Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our day run smoothly. Kind regards Gabriella and Sophie

Our wedding was absolutely perfect...
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By Gemma & Rob, on 08 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Mar 2019

Our wedding was absolutely perfect, thank you so much. We could not fault anyone who assisted on the day and guests have commented on how pleasant and helpful all staff members were. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and any questions were answered with a smile on their faces. They all made me feel so special and therefore had all my trust on what was obviously a very important day. I would recommend your venue to anyone that it would suit. I have already told Rob we will certainly be coming back for meals on our anniversaries- the food was delicious!! Thank you again for everything, Gemma

The most magical day of our lives.
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By Nikki & Andrew, on 08 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Feb 2019

Hi Sam I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how grateful we were to the barns team on Friday. When the day started and Alec arrived I was so dubious having not dealt with anyone other than you that he would be able to deliver our day the way I had wanted. I had nothing to fear. Alec deserves a medal for the amount care and attention he put in. He didn't just over see our day he bent over backwards to ensure every detail was perfect. My cake had arrived looking like a second thought and nothing like what we had paid for and I mentioned casually to Alec that I was disappointed by it and explained how it should of looked. Before I knew it his team had raided the kitchen and fixed the cake to look as it should have and I can not thank them enough for this, it was way above and beyond any level of customer service that could have been expected from them but they did it anyway! Alec was charming and professional throughout, he engaged with my guests and quietly stood back at all the right moments. He checked with great care that everyone was happy and went out of his way to rectify any problems even fetching a blanket for my sleeping youngest. The barns team out did all our expectations and we really did have the most magical day of our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Mr and Mrs Feller

Thank you.
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By Phil Molyneux, on 21 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2018

We just want to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Barns for everything you have done to make our special day perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better team to look after us. So many people commented on how lovely the venue was and how nothing was too much trouble. They really did go above and beyond. Thank you again Phil and Sarah Molyneux

The most amazing day
Venue Service

By Alice & James, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 19 Sep 2017

Hi Sam, We had the most amazing day! I can’t thank you and you team enough the venue was fantastic and decorated better than I imagined they did a brilliant job! We had so many comments on the venue and how lovely the staff were. We will definitely come back next year. Thanks again Alice & James x

We could not have asked more
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By Mr and Mrs Maddox, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2017

Hi Sam, Hope you are well. We wanted to say thank you to you and all of your team. You all did an amazing job and we could not have asked more from you. The team did a fantastic job organising the day, and they made the barn look fantastic. It was exactly how we had pictured it. We have just got back from a honeymoon of a lifetime. We started in San Francisco and drove down the coast to Los Angeles before finishing in Las Vegas. Thank you again for being part of our special day. We had a wonderful time and are so glad we chose to have our wedding at The Barns. Kind Regards, Mr and Mrs Maddox

It was the perfect day!
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By Kirsty and Darren, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2017

Hi Sam, Thank you so much to you and your team! It was the perfect day and everything ran smoothly and the venue was gorgeous. Margaret was amazing and nothing was too much for her. I would definitely recommend you to anyone getting married. Many thanks, Kirsty and Darren

We had the most perfect day!
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By Amanda and Paul, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2017

Hi Sam, We had the most perfect day at the Barns for our wedding, it went so smoothly and the staff just made it seem effortless! Thank you and your team so much for giving us the best day ever! We will definitely be back to celebrate special occasions and anniversaries! and once we get all the pictures I will be sure to send some to you as the ones we have seen so far are just amazing! Thank you so much again! Amanda and Paul

We had a fabulous day!
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By Alistair and Gina, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Jul 2017

Hi Sam Hope your well. As we are now back from our honeymoon I just wanted to feedback how much we enjoyed our wedding at the Barns last Sunday. We had a fabulous day and cannot fault anything. Please pass on our thanks to I think it was Rebecca who looked after us on the day and all the staff who looked after us so well. All our guests commented how much they enjoyed the day too. Finally thanks to you for all help over the past few months in answering any questions promptly and professionally. Kind regards Alistair and Gina

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