The Barn on The Bay has a number of areas for you to use for your wedding celebrations to make your ceremony unique to you. We also have fexible packages ranging from day hire to full weekend hire.
We have put together an interactive map of our farm venue, click on the areas to see photos taken there and see the descriptions below.
The Big Barn
The Hub of our wedding offer, the Big Barn (unique name don’t you think!) is a converted cow barn that can seat around 20 guests for a rustic style wedding. It is a flexible space so don’t worry if you are having a smaller wedding, we have different configurations to add in chill out spaces etc so it doesn’t feel too big.
There is a heavy emphasis on the barn retaining it’s agricultural charm and we use straw bales to create photo booths, chill out sofas and seating areas and plenty of space for a ceremony space as well as eating, drinking and dancing. There is a fully stocked bar and an area that can also accommodate caterers too.
New barn doors will be added early in 2018 to lead out into the yard that connects the Barn to the Paddock and the new event loos outside.
Our smaller barn is a stone built former cartshed that we converted into a cosy bunkbarn style accommodation in 2016. It has a sitting area around a stove and a self catering kitchen / dining area. Calico Barn also has 5 bedrooms, all with rustic handmade bunks, sleeping a total of 18.
Calico Barn is also a licenced ceremony space and out of main wedding season when the Big Barg is unavailable you can still hire Calico Barn alongside a marquee or tipi for your wedding.
The Paddock & Yard
Connecting the Big Barn and Calico Barn is a yard with hard standing where you can have food vendors set up next to our Horsebox Bar, The Old Dog & Duck. The year leads into the Paddock, an enclosed grassy area with plenty of space for games and picnics, or hire one of our Star Tents for a bit of shade.
The Shepherd’s Hut also resides in the Paddock and can be used either as a cosy bridal suite, or we can set it up as a freshen up space for the bride and bridesmaids to use.
Head across the road from the farm and up into the dunes and you will find a lovely area hidden away with spectacular views over Druridge Bay. Here you can set up your ceremony space if you would like a beach wedding, we can even bring The Old Dog & Duck Horsebox Bar over and set it up in the dunes to serve post ceremony drinks.
Wake up to the sound of the waves rolling in a few metres away! We have a small off grid campsite where we positively encourage campfires. The facilities are basic with composting loos and a washing up hut, but there are flushing loos, hot showers and somewhere to plug hair straighteners in a short walk away at the farm. As well as regular camping we also hire out large canvas Bell Tents that your guests can book and have furnished to suit their taste and budget.
The Old Dog & Duck Mobile Bar & The Horsebox Hideaway Tearoom
We have two vintage hoseboxes here at The Barn on The Bay, The Old Dog and Duck is a rustic bar in traditional ‘Land Rover Blue’ and can be set up as a cocktail, prosecco or wine bar either in the Dunes for post ceremony drinks, or in the Paddock or Yard.
The Horsebox Hideaway is a mobile tearoom, the same original type of Rice Horsebox as the Old Dog & Duck and can be hired to serve cream teas, afternoon teas and picnic boxes as well as teas & coffees. There is no hire charge for the Horsebox Hideaway as long as it is serving food from one of our packages. We can even supply breakfast boxes on the mornings.