Do you love the idea of a Barn Wedding but are looking for something a bit different with a relaxed feel and control over your wedding? That’s what we set out to provide when we opened The Barn on The Bay and the inclusion of our Big Barn from June 2018 gives couples even more flexibility with their ceremony.
But beware, it is different to other Barns. We’re not a ‘Barn Wedding Venue’ but a family farm that hosts weddings. What’s the difference? Well, we will never have the intention of turning the farm into a wedding business, it is something that adds to our farming business and as such we think that we can offer something a bit different by offering a true farm wedding, and by taking a limited number of bookings a year you can rest assured that we are enthusiastic about each and every wedding held here and ready to hear your fabulous plans.
When we first opened our wedding venue there was a need for couples to hire in a marquee, tipi or similar for larger weddings. Then it dawned on us that we had the perfect space already on the farm as an alternative to a marquee, The Big Barn, aka ‘The Cow Shed’.
Our cow shed is only required for 6 months of the year for livestock in the winter months when we bring the cows in from the fields and is just used for storage between May and October. It’s a fab space that measures approx 22 x 22 metres and is separated into areas that handily make up the bar, food area, chill out space, dance and eating areas as well as being able to host a ceremony.
Depending on the size of your celebrations we can adjust the layout of the barn so that whether you have 50 or 200 guests it seems the right size.
We’re doing a lot of work on the Barn over the winter months to get it ready for weddings from June 2018, including having huge barn doors made that will open the space out onto the courtyard and paddock as well as general repairs.
The style will be rustic agricultural; think straw bales, hessian and reclaimed wood tables and you’ll be on your way. We’re not disguising that this is a ‘Cow Shed’ but instead embracing it! We always started out with the idea that we were providing farm weddings on an actual working farm, so you will see sheep in the fields, chickens running loose and the occasional alpaca peering at you, but that’s what we’re about here.
In 2017 we did a mock layout of the space in the Barn and invited couples to come and give us their thoughts, we were delighted that 5 couples booked the barn then and there based on what they saw and we knew we were doing the right thing.
While it was open, the lovely Anita Nicholson from Northumberland Coast & Country Weddings, who had already shot a couple of weddings here and came down to test a new lens for her camera and has kindly shared the test shots below.
The Barn won’t be finished until May 18 but we hope that the images below will give you a feel for the place.
Our wedding barn also means that you can enjoy all the natural beauty of a beach wedding and still have somewhere to retreat to if the weather takes a turn for the worst.
The Barn on The Bay is a Beachside Farm Wedding Venue on the Northumberland Coast. We have a rustic farm barn and our own stretch of beach as well as accommodation in our lovely bunkbarn, beachside campsite, pop up glamping and beautiful cottage with hot tub. We specialise in day and weekend hire, your choice of suppliers and your own stamp on the place. You can even have the farm alpacas at your wedding.
For more information please visit us at www.barnonthebay.com
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