Set within the charming grounds of Little Bradley Hall, Haverhill, The Garden Barn is a beautiful venue for a country wedding. The charming 18th century timber-framed barn creates a wonderful atmosphere for your celebrations.
The barn's high ceilings and timber beams, combined with neutral modern décor, epitomise rustic elegance. The charming Barn can accommodate up to 80 seated guests for a formal wedding breakfast and up to 125 for a more relaxed event. For longer guest lists, an adjoining marquee can be arranged to provide additional space.
The Garden Barn opens out onto the beautiful grounds and looks out across the open fields and paddocks. The picturesque gardens boast blooming floral borders, creating a delightful setting for your day as well as gorgeous backdrops for the all-important wedding photographs.
The Garden Barn allows you the freedom to choose your perfect suppliers to create your dream wedding celebration. We are happy to recommend a variety of trusted suppliers to help you with your plans.
Little Bradley is a small hamlet set within the beautiful Stour Valley. While in a peaceful location, removed from the buzz of a city and undisturbed by passing traffic, the venue is located within easy reach of Cambridge, Newmarket, Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds. The venue offers ample private parking, ideal for travelling guests.
Our aim is to provide the perfect environment for your special day, helping to create cherished memories to last a lifetime.
Reviews for The Garden Barn
Recommended by 100% of couples
Tess · Married on 19/10/2019
The Perfect Choice
We booked The Garden Barn for our wedding in October and having researched lots of venues for the day, I can honestly say we made the perfect choice that was just right for us. We wanted to find somewhere that would allow us to personalise things but we didn't have the time to completely redecorate a village hall or kit out a whole marquee. Even without any decorations, the barn is stunning with fairy lights already strewn around and lovely uplights all over. We just did some really simple decorations at very little cost and the place looked beautiful.Sent on 26/10/2019
Emily is the perfect host - helpful but not intrusive. Other than asking us to respect the venue there were very few rules - we could put decorations up, pins in the beams, bring our own alcohol (there's no corkage) and use any of the decorations and seating that they have in the barn at no extra cost. She has recommendations on suppliers, but there is no obligation to use them. It was so flexible.
I couldn't recommend the Garden Barn more highly. If there were 6 stars, then I'd rate it higher. All our guests said how beautiful the location was and it definitely provided the backdrop for a lot of lovely memories.
The Garden Barn's reply:It is always really appreciated when couples who have married at The Garden Barn take the time to write reviews. Tess & Drew were the perfect couple to work with over their wedding. They were relaxed but well organised and did everything in six months! They were lucky enough to have very talented family and friends who helped make their day extra special. They kept it simple but went to a lot of trouble to make sure everyone had a fabulous time. They had a wonderful ceremony followed by lovely food and drinks and finishing off with a good dance, what more can you ask for! Well, Wales' rugby team getting into the World Cup semi final on the Sunday was the icing on the cake for Drew's family who had travelled up from Wales! A magical weekend.
Lindsey and Nick Gamble · Married on 29/06/2019
Best Venue for a relaxed wedding
We had our ceremony and reception at the Garden Barn on June 29th 2019 and everything went perfectly! We planned the day from overseas so only got to meet with Emily, the owner, once before the wedding but she was so flexible for us and responded very quickly to all of our emails. Her presence the day before the wedding and on the morning of was welcome and she was so helpful; answering all of our questions and ensuring we had everything we needed.Sent on 13/07/2019
We also rented the cottage on the property for the Bridal party to get ready and Emily generously stocked it with food and drinks! The cottage is very cute with 2 double bedrooms and a spacious living area; perfect for doing hair and make-up in the morning. We also got to stay there the night of the wedding which was ideal.
We cannot fault the venue at all; the barn is beautiful, the gardens are spacious and contain lots of garden furniture for guests to use and Emily's organisation was fantastic.
Emily also recommended a caterer and a marquee supplier and they worked together to ensure the day ran smoothly (although you can make your own choice, which is also useful!).
Cathy and Paul · Married on 21/07/2018
A fabulous place for a wedding!
We had our ceremony and reception at The Garden Barn and it was spectacular. As soon as we met with Emily we were immediately sold. It is a gorgeous venue, Emily is wonderfully helpful and it is ideal for those who want flexibility in their approach to their wedding. Caterers, bar, entertainment etc. is the couple's choice. We used several of the recommended suppliers (although absolutely not required by the venue) and were really happy with them. Emily is keen to make sure couples can have the wedding they want whilst making sure the venue is protected for future weddings. We were able to have the venue the day before and after our wedding to give us ample time to set up/pack away which allowed us to personalise the venue just as much as we wanted.Sent on 12/08/2018
Thanks to the beautiful weather we were able to have our ceremony in the outside area, it was absolutely perfect for us. It was really simple and just what we wanted. Emily co-ordinated this and made sure it ran smoothly and without any hassle for us. The fountains were a lovely touch and the portable PA system meant we could personalise the ceremony with our own music etc.
Our reception was between the barn and a smallish marquee attached to the side - we also made the most of the beautiful gardens as we had such lovely weather. We hired the Lodge Cottage for the weekend for some of our guests and this too was absolutely stunning - the little touches and added extras made sure the stay was exceptional.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Garden Barn for anyone who wants a beautiful, relaxed day in a gorgeous rural setting.