It’s the most romantic and private setting, and one that our guests were talking about for weeks after. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue and the support we received from Buckminster made our planning stress free and wonderful in every way!

Veronica & Laura

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Your Happily Ever After Begins at Buckminster…

Buckminster Barn is located in the heart of the village of Buckminster and is perfect for couples looking for an idyllic, country-style venue. The Barn is set over two floors with exposed oak wooden beams, flag-stone flooring, and an abundance of windows that provide panoramic views over the private lawn and rolling countryside beyond. Downstairs, the Old Cart Shed makes for a fabulous drinks reception and your guests can wander outside on to the lawn to enjoy the beautiful setting. Upstairs, the Old Hay Loft can seat up to 60 guests for a wedding breakfast while the Barn as a whole can accommodate up to 120 for the evening. Wedding parties with a larger number of daytime guests have the option of hiring a marquee on the lawn or considering our other venue…

Buckminster Park & Lakeside which is accessed via a private driveway through stunning countryside and opens out onto 15 acres of old parkland and the beautiful lake. There is no limit on the number of guests you can have at this venue, making it perfect for larger celebrations. The Park and Lakeside have been kindly opened up by the Tollemache family for a maximum of six weddings each year, creating an exclusive opportunity for couples looking for a unique romantic setting.

Both venues have a Civil Ceremony licence or you are free to have your ceremony elsewhere and use the venues for a blessing, reception or celebrant wedding.

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What is included?

At both venues:

  • No obligation Suppliers Directory
  • Use of the Park, Lakeside and grounds for professional photos (subject to availability)
  • No chargeable extras
  • No corkage fee
  • Dedicated Hire Coordinator support.

At Buckminster Barn (in addition to the above):

  • Organisation of room layout
  • Use of sound system for background ceremony/reception music
  • Complimentary super-fast 30MB speed wireless broadband
  • Exclusive use of the venue, including: two function rooms, front lawn, Village Green, partially equipped kitchen and parking
  • Use of round tables and banqueting chairs to seat 60
  • Outdoor seating.

St. John the Baptist Church

Located a stone’s throw away from Buckminster Barn is St. John the Baptist Church – a Grade I listed church that can seat up to 250 people. With Buckminster Barn, St. John the Baptist Church and the Village Green all in close proximity, guests can enjoy the beautiful surroundings as they wander at their leisure from the ceremony to the celebrations.

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Celebrant Ceremony

If you prefer something less informal and want to break from traditions then a Celebrant Ceremony might be just what you’re looking for.

A Celebrant led ceremony is flexible and will allow you the freedom to structure your wedding in a way that’s in line with what you and your partner want and believe. In fact, you could even leave out sections that you feel are not relevant to your own wedding and just go for the meaningful parts that will really bring out the uniqueness of your partnership. With a Celebrant wedding, there are no rules or restrictions on the content of your ceremony. Your ceremony can be religious, semi religious, non-religious or spiritual, the choice is yours.

Celebrant weddings often include symbolic elements such as handfasting, lighting of a candle or many more that can be arranged.

NB Celebrant ceremonies are not yet legally recognised in the UK, therefore a registration of marriage will need to be arranged at the local registry office.

Suppliers and Packages

We work with some amazingly talented marquee and tipi companies in the area, who can create a stunning wedding structure at the Lakeside, which along with some enticing and creative wedding suppliers, can give you the most perfect and magical day. As we are a no obligation venue, couples have the freedom to build a unique day special to them.

If the idea of planning your wedding day fills you with dread, then let us look after this for you.  As well as venue hire only, we offer stress free wedding packages, which include the venue hire, tipi or marquee, bar facilities, entertainment, toilet facilities and power. Talk to our Events team about the various wedding planning options available.

24 Carrot Catering and Events

With over 15 year’s experience in the catering industry, Twenty Four Carrot Catering & Events have the knowledge and skills to help you create your perfect wedding day at an affordable price. Over the years they have had the privilege to cook for members of the royal family and many celebrities so whether it be fine dining, a rustic buffet or a hog roast BBQ, they can cater for all your needs.

The Marvellous Marquee Company

The Marvellous Marquee Company is a friendly family business offering a personal and professional service. When you are planning your dream wedding, they can provide everything you need to make your event unique and special.

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