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!
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 bed and breakfast accommodation is available for up to eight overnight guests. The Farmhouse boasts three double rooms and the Courtyard Barn is the perfect retreat for two. Furthermore during the months of April-October, Lulubells Glamping provides bespoke pop-up glamping experiences to our 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.
Reviews for Winkworth Farm
Recommended by 100% of couples
Colonel and Mrs RM Baker · Married on 14/09/2019
Dear Jeremy,Sent on 18/09/2019
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)
Tim & Lajja Harris · Married on 31/08/2019
Dear Jeremy, Mel, Tom & Daisy,Sent on 20/11/2019
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.
Tim & Lajja
Emily & Josh Rowe · Married on 24/08/2019
HUGE Thank you
Hi Melanie, Jeremy & Tom,Sent on 23/09/2019
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.
Emily & Josh X