The Square & Compass Barn

(4 reviews) 4 5
The Flying Fish :Windmill Hill Ashill Ilminster Somerset TA19 9NX
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About The Square & Compass Barn

The Flying Fish :Windmill Hill, Ashill, Ilminster
Somerset, TA19 9NX

Surrounded by fields and beautiful countryside, yet within striking distance of Taunton, the County Town of Somerset, The Flying Fish Barn is your perfect rustic barn wedding venue.

The Barn is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and can accommodate up to 235 people. Furnished with farmhouse style long wooden tables and chairs under a canopy of twinkling fairy lights and bunting, it really is an enchanting setting for your special day. With its own bar, raised stage area for bands and full PA system, everything is under one roof. Outside the barn, is a spacious garden area, overlooking fields, providing the perfect backdrop for your all-important wedding photographs. 

Your hosts, husband and wife team Buddy and Kate, are experienced wedding caterers, helping couples realise their wedding dreams for 15 years. We purchased this amazing wedding barn in January 2018 after the success of our contract catering business and our other pub in Hampshire. Our unique combination of Barbadian & British means you can have a traditional country wedding, arriving by tractor to chilled champagne, garnished with fresh strawberries and music of your choice or a Caribbean themed wedding, with a fruity rum punch, the sweet sounds of a live steel band and Caribbean style canapés. Nothing you require is too much trouble as we want your day to be perfect in every way. 

Our delicious in-house catering options include sumptuous hot and cold buffets, Caribbean cuisine, hog roasts and BBQs. 

The Flying Fish Barn also boasts 6 double and 2 twin well-appointed, spacious, en-suite rooms (2 of which are fully accessible) in our stable block, providing accommodation for you and your guests as well as plenty of additional accommodation nearby.  All this, with the added bonus of a charming country inn, The Flying Fish Pub, on site.  Oh, and the glorious country views... what a backdrop!

We would be very pleased to show you around and discuss your wedding plans so don’t delay, call us today and start converting your dream to reality.

Please visit our website to view and download our brochure.  

*****There is no venue hire for any wedding booked for 2019 to September 2020*****

• • Traditional barn venue with countryside views, easily accessed from A303 and M5 • • Licenced for civil wedding ceremonies • • Accommodates up to 235 people • • Variety of in-house catering options • • Charming country inn on site • • Eight en-suite hotel rooms in stable block and additional accommodation nearby

Facilities at The Square & Compass Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

The Square & Compass Barn Reviews (4)

Amazing wedding
Venue Service

By Douglas and Nicola Bennett, on 31 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

What an amazing day! Couldn’t of asked for a better venue. The staff were great and everything was perfect. Food was amazing and tasted great, all our guests made lovely comments on the food. Accommodation was so comfy. I would highly recommend this venue if you are thinking of getting married.

Our wedding day
Venue Service

By carly west, on 26 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2018

We had our wedding at this venue and I had the best day of my life. Everything was taken care of, the rooms we amazing and beds extremely comfortable. The barn is so romantic and The owners were extremely helpful and totally on the ball. We would highly recommend this venue. Surrounded by breathtaking views too.

Casson Wedding -19th May 2018
Venue Service

By Holly & Ben Casson, on 26 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

If you are looking to hold a barn wedding in Somerset book the Square and Compass! From start to finish Buddy, Kate and the team were so helpful and kind it was amazing! The food is to die for, People are still talking about how good the jerk chicken was to this day :-) Buddy and Kate, were really patient with us when we had last minute tweaks to guest numbers / dietary requirements and ultimately were just incredible hosts and made our wedding day more than we could have hoped for, there was nothing whatsoever we would have changed about the venue, the team worked so hard to make everything perfect - I just wish we could do it all again! Please go check the venue out, as Buddy and Kate deserve to rank up there with one of Somerset’s best wedding venues :-)

Thank You!
Venue Service

By Jennifer and Garfield Taylor, on 29 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Jan 2018

"We would like to express our thanks for all your help given to our Grand Daughter and her father with the arrangements for the wedding last weekend. Your staff were very friendly, the food delicious - we had a great time.

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