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On since 2022

Last update: June 2024

Nestled in Baildon, West Yorkshire the heart of the countryside, The Old Barn at Esholt is a beautiful 200-year-old barn wedding venue. The property is bursting with rustic character, making it a charming setting for milestone celebrations. Since 2009, this venue has been devoted to helping their clients host unforgettable wedding days that will be cherished for years to come.

Facilities and Capacity

The Old Barn at Esholt consists of several settings where special celebrations can be held. The main barn features beautiful exposed beams and original stonework, creating a delightful ambience where long-lasting memories can be made. Joyful ceremonies can also be held at one of the traditional churches nearby or even the local registry office. No matter your preferences, the venue's coordinators will be on hand to help you each step of the way. For your reception, the barn offers a blank canvas that can be transformed to align with your one-of-a-kind vision. From a formal banquet to an informal tea party or barbeque, the estate's personable staff will be there to accommodate your wishes.

Services Offered

The experienced and dedicated team at The Old Barn at Esholt will work with you to provide the truly bespoke wedding you’ve always dreamt of. The event professionals would be happy to assist with the planning process, from start to finish. What's more, the venue boasts relationships with many talented local suppliers. Whether you need recommendations for entertainment, transportation, photographers, fireworks, or anything in between, the team has got you covered.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Old Barn at Esholt

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Amy H. Sent on 27/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding ever!!!

We had our wedding at the Old Barn in March 2024 and we couldn’t have wished for a better day. From our first meeting with Diane the year prior to the day everything was spectacular. Diane is a complete professional, extremely friendly organised and hard working, she worked closely with our suppliers making the weeks leading up to the wedding stress free. Throughout the planning she recommended some fantastic suppliers! The venue is beautiful in a lovely location it was the perfect size for our wedding of 80 day guests. The food was spectacular, I have been to a few weddings at other venues where the food is mediocre however the food on our day was superb, the roast beef and Yorkshire puddings were beautiful! All the staff at the old barn worked incredibly hard, always with a smile on their face and they couldn’t have done enough for us. Thankyou so much to everyone at the Old Barn for creating such a magnificent day for us, the only let down is we can’t do it every year!
Georgia L. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing wedding day!

We had our wedding at The Old Barn this September, it was the most magical day. One we will never forget, Dianne is an absolute treasure! So helpful and patient. The venue is stunning, everything all under 1 roof, the food and drink is excellent and we are forever grateful for the experience we received. I highly recommend this venue for weddings, parties and get togethers.
Bryony G. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Day

From our initial inquiry through to the day we collected all our decorations after our Wedding, Diane and the whole team at The Old Barn we're fantastic.
We had a clear idea of what we wanted to be, but we're complete novices to Wedding planning.
They have an incredible range of food and drink packages to choose from and are pretty laid back about any vendors etc that you want to hire.
Our day ran perfectly smoothly (despite the constant torrential rain) and all of our guests very very complimentary about the whole celebration.
The decor of The Old Barn is stunning and the staff couldn't do enough for us.
Throughout our planning, Diane gave us lots of tips and tricks to ensure the smooth running of the day and what works/doesn't work usually.
Also, Alex their in house DJ deserves a special mention. We contacted him the week before our wedding with a list of music that we wanted for our reception.
He went above and beyond in delivering exactly what we'd asked for, including a surprise dance routine from the Groom!
We have absolutely no regrets in booking The Old Barn for our special day and would highly recommend this venue to anybody :)
Michelle W. Sent on 14/06/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fantastic experience

Booked our wedding breakfast and evening party with the old barn. The team were very professional throughout from our first meeting to on the day. Good selection of menu choices and the food was really lovely. Flexible with allowing you to mix and match menu choices and drinks packages, or choosing not to have them without the hard sell. Even allowed some flexibility with set menus for our guests with fussy tastes. The venue itself is beautiful, full use of all areas including outside areas, the downstairs bar and the main room upstairs which was recently refurbished and looked absolutely stunning. The team held a handover meeting to go through final details, took all our wedding and table decorations to set up for us which was a big help. Everything went flawlessly on the day the team have everything in hand, even when the bride and groom arrived later than planned from the ceremony. We couldn't have been happier and would highly recommend this venue for a reasonably priced, beautiful setting and really efficient team.
Caroline A. Sent on 12/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Could not recommend more!

Myself and my husband got married at The Old Barn at Esholt on the 25th of May this year, and it was the most perfect day. Everything we wanted and more!
Diane and her team have been on hand since we booked the venue in December 2022, nothing was too much trouble! The day was so well organised and everything is thought off right down to the most precise detail.
Diane was there for last minute guest changes, helping with button holes, organising everyone when I showed up early, our first dance being sung by a friend and even organised a surprise video my nephew had made for us to be played on a big screen right before our first dance! They made the whole experience magical and stress free!
We honestly could not recommend this venue enough, it’s just amazing and such great value for money!
The driving range was a hit with the guest, especially the kids and I even had a go in my wedding dress! The food was amazing and the bar is reasonably priced!
If you are thinking of getting married here, I would 100% say go for it, you won’t be disappointed!
Thank you so much Diane and team, you made mine and Franks special day something which we will never forget!
The Kelly’s x
Antoni R. Sent on 11/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating


We an not thank the old barn enough.
We had our wedding here in March and they couldn't do enough for us,
The whole day was perfect.
From start to finish Diane was so easy do deal with and made the whole process stress free.
Thank you for everything.
If anyone is looking at this venue rest assured your in good hands.
Amy H. Sent on 11/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Diane is an absolute star

Thank you so much Diane for all of your help and support when planning our wedding. The day went smoothly and everybody had an amazing time, the food was beautiful and you set up the venue just as I had imagined. Thank you so much!!!
Emma P. Sent on 15/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

We had our wedding at The Old Barn in October 2023. Diane and the team went above and beyond to make our day as special possible.
Darren A. Sent on 31/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Venue & Service

Everything and beyond for our wedding, great venue, great food choice, personal attention.
The day was a resounding success
Joanna F. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Venue

We had a wonderful wedding day at the Old Barn and that was down to the organisation and prifessionalism of the staff. The assistance and guidance given by Diane was exceptional. The venue is beautiful and loved that you get the use of the whole premises and that it is over two floors. Would highly recommend
Bobbie Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

We couldn’t have asked better from the old barn. It was an absolutely incredibly day and they looked after us from start to finish. I have never felt so special and the old barn just added to how perfect it all was!
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Esholt Lane BD17 7RJ Baildon (West Yorkshire)
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