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Winkworth Farm is a family owned and operated eco-friendly wedding venue set at the edge of the Cotswolds, near the charming market town of Malmesbury. The venue offers totally exclusive use for every wedding, so you can enjoy a private celebration with your guests. The beautifully renovated 17th-century Cotswold stone barn is nestled within the tranquil setting of 210 acres of organic pasture. The luscious lawns, herbaceous borders and sunken garden sit within the beautiful organic meadows, providing stunning scenery and magical backdrops for your important wedding photographs.

The venue is licensed to hold ceremonies in a number of locations. The Main Threshing Barn can accommodate 200 seated guests on one level. The Long Barn and the outdoor Cotswold Stone Roundhouse, set within the sunken garden, are both ideal for ceremonies with up to 150 guests. Alternatively, if you have your heart set on a Church service, Malmesbury Abbey and several nearby Churches accept couples from outside the local parish.

The indoor ceremony area is separate to the main barn where the wedding breakfast is held. A tempoary wall is placed between the ceremony room and the main barn so you and your guests are not distracted or affected by anything during the ceremony. Therefore if you wish to keep it a surprise for your guests, then this is not a problem.

There are wireless microphones and a sound-system within the main barn for use during an indoor ceremony, speeches and the wedding breakfast. Furthermore, a BOSE sound-system is installed in the garden for use during outside ceremonies and background music for the drinks reception to ensure all your musical needs are accommodated.

To create your wedding breakfast, we offer a fantastic selection of catering companies who are all passionate about British cuisine and using the best local produce available. We trust these caterers to ensure you achieve the exact food you envisage to accompany your day, whether you are looking for traditional three course, Asados, sharing boards, afternoon tea, BBQs, vegan or anything inbetween! If you are unsure about your food, then all the caterers are filled with ideas and suggestions to help you decide, including wood-fired pizzas as an evening snack! Reception drinks are served from the larch clad container bar in the yard, weather permitting!

Whilst you and your guests enjoy the wedding breakfast in the main barn, the adjoined indoor ceremony area welcomes your band or DJ, where they can set up in privacy without distracting or impacting you and your guests' meal. When the wedding breakfast and speeches have finished, the temporary wall partitions dividing the dance floor/long barn and main barn are removed, revealing the dance floor and creating an open-plan area so your guests are free to wander outside to the folly, dance inside or rest their feet in the main barn area, whilst watching everything going on. For weddings under 180 daytime guests, there is no need to remove any tables/chairs to make way for the dancefloor.

On-site accommodation is available for up to fifteen guests in Winkworth Grove & Winkworth Farmhouse. The Grove sleeps eight, The Farmhouse sleeps 7 and the Courtyard Barn is the perfect retreat for two (usually the wedding couple). Furthermore during the months of April-October, onsite glamping experiences are available to guests in the field beyond the venue - a festival style option that works great with weekend venue hire (i.e. Wedding on Saturday, Brunch on Sunday). Additional accommodation to suit all budgets is available locally, including hotels, B&Bs, holiday cottages and camping.

If you have any questions or queries, or would like to arange a viewing, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

  • Immaculate Cotswold stone barn, offering exclusive use.
  • Flexible inside space with heating and cooling, perfect for all seasons.
  • Ample outside space for drinks reception, photos, Asados & BBQs, adjacent to a five acre field suitable for games.
  • Licensed to hold indoor & outdoor ceremonies for up to 200 guests (local churches are also available).
  • On-site accommodation for up to 15 guests plus additional Glamping.
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Historic
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Church
Barn
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Tim Sent on 20/11/2019
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Thank you!

Dear Jeremy, Mel, Tom & Daisy,

We wanted to say a massive thank your all your hard work and organisation that went into making 'our big day' as super as it was.

We have had so many compliments about how amazing a venue Winkworth is and we will be forever grateful to you all.

Much thanks,

Tim & Lajja
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Jack Sent on 30/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You

To Jeremy, Melanie and all the team at Winkworth Farm.

Just a little note to say a huge thank you for all you did for our wedding day. We had the most amazing day in your incredible venue and have memories that will stay with us forever.

The service and hospitality you provided were impeccable and the day was everything we hoped for. Right from your thoughtful touches in the barn to taking our stranded friends home and serving amazing brekkie the next day you were amazing.

Best wishes,

The Cronins xxx
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Emily Sent on 23/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

HUGE Thank you

Hi Melanie, Jeremy & Tom,
We wanted to say a HUGE thank your all that you did to help our wedding day go exactly to plan and more! We had the most wonderful day and are really really grateful to you all.
So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was too which was lovely.
Thanks again
Emily & Josh X
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Colonel Sent on 18/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Momentous weekend

Dear Jeremy,
It hardly seems possible after the months of talking and planning for the 14th September, that is now behind us.
You have an incredible setting for a wedding celebration and that, combined with the weather, made it a very special day for Jess and Jimmy. Family and guests from both families, to whom we spoke, all said it was the best wedding they had attended. That was in no small part due to you and your excellent staff for their hard work in helping to make the day such a success.

Jane and I wanted to thank you for your patience, advice and support in the lead-up to, and during the weekend . Would you kindly pass on our sincere thanks to your staff, especially Tom, and of course Melanie for the excellent breakfast we had on Sunday morning.

For all of us it was the most memorable weekend and we much appreciate all that you did to make everything run smoothly. the photographs we have seen so far capture the joy and happiness of the occasion and especially that of Jess and Jimmy whose radiant faces say it all.
With our sincere thanks
Mark & Jane (Brides parents)
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David Sent on 02/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful converted barn venue with relaxed feel

We were married at Winkworth Farm 3 weeks ago and it was an amazing experience. The venue is beautiful and was decorated lovely, the atmosphere was so relaxed all day which was in no small part due to the very friendly and accommodating staff. We planned to have our ceremony in the wonderful sunken garden however the weather didn't allow it unfortunately so we changed last minute to indoors. Jeremy was a pleasure to work with and made the re-arrangements for the bad weather with minimal fuss. He was also very accommodating in obtaining our preferred wines for our wedding breakfast. Many guests commented on what a lovely venue this really is. I would highly recommend Winkworth Farm for a wedding or other function, as well as Winkworth Hire who did an excellent job with all the additional decorations.
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Jane Sent on 07/08/2019
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Thank you

Dear Jeremy & Melanie,

Thank you so much for all that you did for us to ensure that we had an amazing wedding day.

The venue looked incredible and everyone commented on how lovely it was. All of the staff who helped were so kind and professional - we really, truly felt well looked after.

We could not imagine our day being any better and that is in part down to your hard work throughout the planning and on the day.

The venue is undoubtedly gorgeous but it is the passion and hard work of the people behind the scenes which makes it so special.

Thank you again and we wish you all the very best for the future.

Jane and Euan x
(Mr. & Mrs. Adams!)
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Rachel Sent on 30/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

Dear all

I'm sorry we have taken so long to say it - but sending a HUGE thank you for our wedding day! We had the best day and our guests did too - I'm sure a lot of hard work went on behind the scenes to get everything to run so smoothly and everyone to feel so comfortable.
The grounds were looking gorgeous too! When we get our photos I will send you some that show it off :-)

Best wishes - hope you are surviving the summer!

Rachel and Josef xx
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Andreia Sent on 23/07/2019
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Thank you

We would like to say a big big thank you to you all! You were absolutely amazing!

We can鈥檛 thank you enough for our amazing wedding day, for all your dedication and hard work!

THANK YOU

Andreia & Stefan
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Emma Sent on 23/07/2019
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Incredible

Hi,

Just wanted to say we had an INCREDIBLE wedding and thank you ever so much

Emma and will
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Emma Sent on 06/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Special Day

Dear Jeremy and Melanie,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and help in making our special day come together on Saturday 8th June.

We had such a wonderful, magical day and can't imagine it ever being anywhere else but Winkworth Farm.

Even though we know you host hundreds of weddings and events, it felt like it was somehow there just for us!

Please extend our thanks to Tom, and Mum & Dad also echo thanks and sentiment.

With very best wishes,

Emma & David Burgin-Fox.
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Julie Sent on 21/06/2019
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Emma and Jack Wedding

Thank you so much for the amazing day you gave us on the 15th June, from start to finish it was fantastic. As you remember our other daughter Sarah and her husband Wayne were also married at Winkworth 13 years ago and your professionalism is second to none. Winkworth Farm is the a beautiful setting and we would not hesitate to recommend the venue to everyone.
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Laura Sent on 28/03/2019
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Thank you

Dear Tom, Jeremy & Melanie,

We just wanted to thank you all ever so much for hosting our wedding in November, and looking after both our guests and ourselves so wonderfully.

You were such a pleasure to work with and we could not have chosen a better venue for our better day.

We have received lots of comments from our guests about how beautiful the venue was, and what incredible cocktails you whipped up!

Thank you again for all of your hard work - you made the entire weekend run so smoothly.

Love, Laura & Mark Beasley xx
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Aaron Sent on 02/10/2018
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Thanks so much

To Mr & Mrs Newman,

Thank you very much for making our wedding day so special - Winkworth Farm was the perfect venue and all the guests loved it!

Love,

Gem & Aaron xx
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Karl Sent on 14/09/2018
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Big Thank You 08.09.2018 Mr&Mrs Shepherd

Good afternoon from the Shepherd鈥檚,

This is just a little email to thank you for hosting us at the very beautiful Winkworth Farm.
From the very beginning when first coming over to see the place, we knew we wanted to get married at your beautiful home. It really was everything we wanted it to be and we cannot thank you enough.

Yours and Melanie鈥檚 hospitality has been fantastic from the outset. Communication and understand of our feelings and requests throughout the process were excellent.

Thank you to Tom, he鈥檚 a lovely chap, we appreciated the help and support prior to the 8th September. On the morning of the wedding he was nice enough to let us into set up half an hour early (that extra 30 mins really helped as well).

Huge thank you from me and my wife. We really couldn鈥檛 have asked for anymore, it went so smoothly and we are really grateful to have been able to hold our wedding at Winkworth.

Take care,
Thanks again, the new Mr & Mrs Shepherd
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Charlotte Sent on 15/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding day was so special

Dear Jeremy & Melanie,
Thank you SO much for making our wedding day so special. We truly appreciated all your hard work and cannot thank you enough, we also could not recommend you enough!
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