£4000 - £4500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bake Barn is a renovated shooting lodge on the Fonthill Estate, nestled in the West Wiltshire Downs. Available for exclusive use, on a dry hire basis, you have space & privacy to celebrate.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Hire fees include VAT on a dry hire basis.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol


On-Site Parking
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Disabled Access
Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Full Description
Accessed off a private track, Bake Barn sits behind the stone walls of its own courtyard. It is rustic and unpretentious building, a blank canvas for you to style as you see fit. The building has been lovingly restored to expose the stone walls and the timber ceiling, whilst having the modern additions of luxury bathrooms, a commercial kitchen and of course Wi-fi. Bake Barn is available from spring to autumn and is licenced for civil ceremonies. In a secluded area with no neighbours, so no noise restrictions and no curfew, this is the ideal setting for the biggest celebration of your lives. Bake Barn is an understated venue where you can create your perfect day. The main room has a fireplace at one end which provides a great focal point for flowers and fairy lights. Upstairs there is a versatile space , almost 10sqm, which you could transform into a snug, a bar, a photobooth or even a casino. Outside, the walled perimeter forms a private courtyard. Part of this courtyard is laid to lawn (23m x 10m) where you could erect a marquee or tipi, or just scatter hay bales for seating during your drinks reception. The central area is covered with gravel then on the far side is a covered loggia (11m x 4m). The loggia and the barn are both licensed for civil ceremonies, so marry inside or out, but come nightfall, the loggia is a great sheltered space for your bar with an enormous fire-pit at one end. Sip cocktails in the open air, gossip round the fire pit and party under the stars. We offer hire on a dry hire basis, so we hand over the keys Friday morning, and leave you to prep and dress, marry and party, and party again if you want. Plan a survivor's brunch or a BBQ on the Sunday, but we ask that the keys and the site are returned to us Monday morning. Dry hire means you source the suppliers you want and the furniture you want. Get the look you want, have the day you imagined.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lu Mieville
Congratulations on your engagement and what an exciting time you have ahead of you, planning your wedding. We would love to hear your plans and to show you round Bake Barn. Our venue is for couples wanting to host their wedding day, their way. We don't insist on our chairs, our caterers; we don't have a curfew and we don't have a minimum spend. Our site is a great base for your celebrations, a charming old building in a private courtyard, off the beaten track. Feel free to get in touch.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Polly and Sam
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
you are free to do what you want with the space
We would highly recommend bake barn to anyone who is thinking of using it. The staff were all very helpful by providing lots of information about potential suppliers and accommodation for the surrounding area. The barn is very well set up as a dry hire as you are free to do what you want with the space. The barn is so beautiful we found we didn’t need to do to much to make it look lovely on the day. We would recommend to anyone thinking of using it as a venue!
Amy and Dylan
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
You're totally free to do what you want!
Bake Barn was absolutely perfect for our wedding day! The whole team were incredibly responsive throughout, and provided really helpful information about the venue, surrounding area, and potential suppliers (many of whom we ended up using). The venue is perfectly set up as a dry-hire space - you're totally free to do what you want with the building and area, but it also has a full industrial kitchen, high quality bathrooms, a speaker system etc so you don't have to bring it absolutely everything. The barn itself is finished to such a high standard, and is set in the most beautiful countryside with lots of lovely accommodation options nearby. Honestly cannot recommend it highly enough!
Clare and Christopher
Happy couple Married on May
June 2022
An absolute delight!
My husband and I had a belated wedding party in the Bake Barn at the beginning of May. We could not have asked for better service from the Fonthill staff. Queries were answered immediately and nothing was too much trouble. They made the whole organisation of the party such fun, and so very easy. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough, they were an absolute delight
Chelsea and Dave
Happy couple Married on March
March 2022
The barn is stunning
I had such a wonderful experience working with Vicky and Charlie to rent the Bake Barn for my wedding reception. I live in the US and they were so helpful with suggesting suppliers, arranging time to show me the venue, staying in touch and remaining flexible with multiple date changes due to COVID. The barn itself is stunning and a perfect blank slate to dress up as much as you want for your event, although it really doesn't need much at all. I also loved that it has three unique spaces all within the same venue (main hall, front courtyard, and beater's loft) and allows for a lot of creativity. Thank you! Chelsea
Hugh & Issy
Happy couple Married on January
January 2022
Just the perfect venue
We cannot thank Vicky and everyone at the Fonthill Estate enough for all their help in the lead up to our wedding. They were hugely generous with their time and made the whole process so easy and enjoyable. Bake Barn is just the perfect venue, so accessible, the most beautiful surroundings and the facilities are second to none! It is a very special place and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a wedding or party venue. Thank you!
Alice & Adam
Happy couple Married on August
January 2022
The place is magical
Our wedding was due to take place in April 2020 but due to Covid we had to postpone it 4 times finally landing on a weekend in August this year. It seemed a very stressful year but knowing we had Bake Barn to look forward to kept our spirits up and it didn’t disappoint. The place is magical, the views are stunning, and it works so well with the loggia area where we had chillout furniture with the heaters overhead, a band playing in the next door area, a lovely marquee on the lawn for our dinner, and the bar and dancing in the main magnificent room. The weather was kind to us and we danced until dawn (it’s wonderful not having time or noise curfews). Then everyone came back for pizzas the next day and lay around on the grass soaking up the rays of the sun whilst no doubt nursing their hangovers! Vicky and her team at Fonthill couldn’t have been more helpful. They were always there to help us whatever the request, and without them I'm sure the weekend wouldn’t have been the success that it was. Thank you so much Team Fonthill.
Location & Contact Details


Fonthill Estate, Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, SP3 5SH, England

Travel Notes

head for the village of Chicklade and we are off the A303 below Great Ridge

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A303 and M3

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

London Heathrow

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Bizarrely we had a couple who wanted everything outside, ceremony, dinner, cooking even. The barn itself was the perfect backdrop because it's so pretty, and practical providing the toilets and kitchen, but was mostly used for the bar and dancing. It was a very laid back affair.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Guests remember how they are made to feel. Make your day a relaxed one making sure you have time to talk to all your guests, they will feel so included.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Table plans where you tell the guests on each table a top tip about the person sat beside them - "makes a mean chill but won't walk in the rain"

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, private, spacious, relaxed, outdoors.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The archway at the entrance to Fonthill Park is pretty amazing, everyone stops there!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Some Lords and Ladies..................

What’s your favourite canapé?

Fish is always a winner, you can't beat smoked salmon

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pizza, woodfired pizza.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The feeling of so much space and so much time, we don't have a curfew

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Bake Barn can be hired without breaking the bank, so we are proud to offer couples a gorgeous place, which is super value, to start their journey.

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