The Garden Barn

(11 reviews) 11 5
Little Bradley Hall Haverhill Cambridgeshire CB9 7JG
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About The Garden Barn

Little Bradley Hall, Haverhill
Cambridgeshire, CB9 7JG

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.

• Stunning grounds with breathtaking country views, perfect for your wedding photography • Garden Barn benefits from under floor heating for a warm and inviting setting • We can recommend a list of trusted suppliers • Little Bradley is a small, peaceful hamlet in the beautiful Stour Valley • Marquee available for larger weddings

Facilities at The Garden Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Garden Barn Reviews (11)

The Perfect Choice
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By Tess, on 26 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2019

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. 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.

Emily Clifton-Brown, Owner at The Garden Barn responded to this review on 28/10/2019 17:14:50

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.

Best Venue for a relaxed wedding
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By Lindsey and Nick Gamble, on 13 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2019

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. 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!).

A fabulous place for a wedding!
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By Cathy and Paul, on 12 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

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. 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.

The perfect venue
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By Hannah & Rob, on 02 Jul 2020Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2018

We had our wedding reception at The Garden Barns in June 2018. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking to get married. We searched high and low for our perfect reception venue in/around Cambridge- wanting somewhere we could put our own stamp on, use our preferred suppliers, our own alcohol, with a laid-back vibe in a private area, preferably in the country side. We were starting to think there was no such location close to Cambridge, but there is! I am so glad we stumbled upon Emily and The Garden Barns. First, the venue is really beautiful and exactly what we wanted. We lucked out with the weather and had a glorious summer day and evening in the beautiful gardens, followed by an night dancing away in the barn. It was everything we had dreamed of! Secondly, Emily was the ideal owner - very responsive, full of ideas and suggestions if needed, while being supportive of our own ideas, and on the day she made sure that the venue ran smoothly (something that we didn’t even notice her doing at the time!). She was also very clear on pricing, which had no hidden extras and we felt was very fair. So, in summary, we would (and have) recommend this to anyone looking to get married in this beautiful part of the world.

The perfect place for our day
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By Sarah and Jon Bruty, on 06 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2016

We had an absolutely perfect wedding at the barn. Emily was amazing, and couldn't have helped more. The barn itself would have been perfect on its own, but we were allowed to personalise it with some little touches that really made it special to us. We honestly couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so so much! Worth every penny and then some.

The wedding reception was a tremendous success, exactly what we wanted.
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By J & T August 09, on 25 Nov 2009

After initial enquiries it was clear that you offered what we wanted in terms of own catering, drinks etc. When we visited it was clear that we needn''t look any further - it is such a stunning venue. And when we started organising the wedding it became clear that Emily would help us as much as possible. The wedding reception was a tremendous success, exactly what we wanted. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. We just would like to come back to see the place again - perhaps for our 50th.

The day was wonderful
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By A & R September 08, on 25 Nov 2009

The day was wonderful and a big part of that was to do with the venue and the weather. All the children enjoyed themselves as did all of the adults.

The place is truely magical!
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By Keir & Clare August 09, on 25 Nov 2009

We would just like to say ''Thank you very much'' for allowing us to use the barn! The place is truely magical! And thanks for ordering us the lovely weather!

Wow! Fantastic barn. Beautiful garden, perfect.
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By Elizabeth C Mother of the Bride, on 08 Aug 2009

We had a wonderful day, everything at The Garden Barn was perfect. Thank you so much. In the future if our two daughters get married we would love to return and hire The Garden Barn again! June''09

We love the barn and its beautiful location.
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By Beccy & Adam Jan''09, on 08 Aug 2009

Thank you for all your help making our day perfect. We love the barn and its beautiful location and having the freedom to make the day exactly what we wanted!

The garden Barn is truely a beautiful and unique venue.
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By Katie & Olly Nov''08, on 08 Aug 2009

The Garden Barn is a beautiful and unique venue and the perfect setting for our wedding reception. So many of our guests were completely ''wowed'' by the barn and it definitely made our wedding all the more special.

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