The Barns Hotel

(78 reviews) 78 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 (78)

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
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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

Our day was absolutely perfect!
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By Jennifer & Steve Putt, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Jul 2017

Hi Sam, Our day was absolutely perfect, Leah was great and kept everything going throughout the day, it was everything we hoped it would be. Steve and I stayed until Tuesday as did my Dad, all the staff were wonderful and looked after us beautifully. We are now in Malta after spending a few days in Amsterdam, proper winding down about to commence! It goes without saying that we look forward to coming back for anniversaries in the future! Many Thanks again for all your hard work in preparing our day. Jennifer & Steve Putt

We would definitely recommend The Barns Hotel
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By Melissa & Mark, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2017

Afternoon Sam, Thank you for your email. We had an amazing day and cannot thank the staff enough - especially Rebecca. Although there were a couple of things, they were dealt with quickly and importantly Mark and I were not aware of them at the time. Rebecca dealt with these issues as did my brother our Usher. Aside from these minor issues, we had an amazing day. We had heard very good opinions of the Barns (service included) towards the build up of our day and can honestly say you have exceeded our expectations and hopes. We would definitely recommend The Barns Hotel as a venue for any special occasion. A huge thank you and well done for ensuring that our day went smoothly and to help in making it memorable for all the right reasons. Thank you. Melissa & Mark

We had a wonderful time
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By Michelle & Jon, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2017

Dear Sam, Thank you for your lovely email to both of us. Both Jon and I would like to thank you and all of the staff at The Barns for making us feel so welcome and ensuring that our wedding day ran so smoothly. We had a wonderful time and our friends and family thought that the setting was absolutely wonderful along with the horse and carriage that made the whole setting truly magical. We would also like to thank you for the added extra attention you paid to lighting candles and presents birthday cakes to both Jon and our daughter Lily on the following day as she turned 13 years old, this helped to make both Lily's and Jon's birthday's so special. We have just returned from a wonderful honeymoon in Portugal and look forward to now starting our journey in our married life together. Thank you once again you have helped to make our day so very special and both Jon and I will remember our day for the rest of our lives together. Best Wishes Michelle & Jon

The only way I can describe the day is Epic!!
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By Kelly & Steve, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 30 May 2017

Hi Sam, The only way I can describe the day is Epic!! Leah was absolutely amazing & it couldn't have been more perfect. There were a couple of minor niggles, but nothing worth mentioning really. We absolutely love The Barns & so did all of our guests. We are very grateful for the memories we will share forever. Thank you for all your time & patience Sam. I want to do it all again!! Regards Kelly & Steve

What we had hoped for and more
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By Stephen & Jennifer, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Apr 2017

Hi Sam, Hope your are well, firstly I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the team who helped us have such an amazing wedding on the 23rd April. All the staff that day were fantastic and everything was what we had hoped for and more. Thanks and regards Stephen & Jenifer

A Wonderful Wedding Day
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By Julia & Jon, on 21 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Jan 2017

Hi Sam Thank you for your email. Jon & I had a wonderful Wedding Day at The Barns. Everything was absolutely perfect. The staff were so helpful & the service was amazing. Everything was as we had hoped for. Many Thanks Julia & Jon

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