£5,000 - £6,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bake Barn is a beautifully renovated stone barn on the Fonthill Estate, nestled in West Wiltshire, easily accessible by road and rail - or even helicopter. Available for exclusive, dry-hire use, you will be able to create the wedding of your dreams.
Bake Barn Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Maximum Price
Hire fees include VAT on a dry hire basis. Winter weddings from November through to February are held at the reduce price of £5000 venue hire. The fee is for hire between Thursday morning to Monday midday (5 days).
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
Bake Barn Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


On-Site Parking
Pet Friendly
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Disabled Access
Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Bake Barn Full Description
Bake Barn sits behind the stone walls of its own courtyard. It is a rustic and stylish building - a blank canvas for you to style as you wish. 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 all year round and is licenced for civil ceremonies. It's secluded, so there are no noise restrictions and no curfew. It is the ideal setting for the biggest celebration of your lives. You receive the keys on a Thursday morning and we don't ask for them back until Monday midday. 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, 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 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. The loggia and the barn are both licensed for civil ceremonies, so if you wish you can 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 and leave you to prep and dress, marry and party! You can plan a survivor's brunch or a BBQ on Sunday, but we ask that the keys and the site are returned to us Monday midday. Dry hire means you source the suppliers you want and the furniture you want. You can create the special day you always imagined.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Vera Ixer
Congratulations on your engagement and what an exciting time you have ahead of you planning your wedding. We would love to show you beautiful Bake Barn to host your special day. Our venue is for couples wanting to create their wedding day, their way. You have total control - we just provide the stunning backdrop. We host weddings all year around and would be delighted to be part of your wedding memories. Contact us to arrange a viewing.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Beck and Mark
Happy couple married in April
April 2023
Exactly what we were looking for
Bake Barn was exactly what we were looking for in a venue. A place that was a lovely setting, but also gave us the flexibility to have our own caterers, decor etc. The fact that we were able to hire for a full weekend meant that we were able to enjoy our time and prepare everything as we wanted rather than stressing about in and out in one day. The staff we had contact with at The Fonthill estate were brilliant with being so patient with any of our queries and helping us to use their venue as ne
James and Megan
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
We had the best day of our lives there!
Bake Barn is a stunning venue with so much flexibility to how you want your wedding / event to be. Having the hire for 5 days is fantastic to allow plenty of time to set up and of course tidy up! The estate were very flexible with our requirements and were accommodating at all times when we wanted to view the venue a few times beforehand. Lu was great at keeping in touch and very professional on the day to ensure things ran smoothly. The floor in the hall is expertly maintained, a dance floor is a requirement though. The estate provided plenty of external caterers but were more than happy to go with whoever we chose ourselves. It really is a superb blank canvas to make it how you want it to be. We had the best day of our lives there!
Abbie and Adam
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Beautiful venue
I want to do it all over again - the venue and setting was beautiful! I can’t thank Lu and Vicky enough - they were incredibly helpful from start to end! I would definitely recommend anyone to have their wedding at Bake Barn! The only thing I would say is that travel after the event was a bit of pain. As it’s fairly remote taxi’s that were available were booked up very quickly and had extra costs for coming out of their area. Make sure your guests know that and make plans in advance! But otherwise 10/10!
Polly and Sam
Happy couple married in 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!
Harriet and Rowan
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
The most picuresque and versatile venue
We never write reviews; but how could we not after the wonderful and memorable experience we have just had. Bake Barn is an extremely robust venue set in the heart of Wiltshire; amongst several thousands of acres. With its secluded location and carefully thought-out facilities, this venue is suitable for an array of events (especially weddings). We wanted a venue that would allow us the flexibility to use our own caterers, decorations and timings for food, drink and music. After contacting many venues with our requirements, we became disgruntled in the fact that we would not be able to fulfil our idea of what we wanted for a wedding. We contacted the Fonthill Estate Team and arranged a visit; due to the friendly yet professional nature of the team and their philosophy behind wedding arrangements we were delighted to be able to book Bake Barn for our wedding in August 2022. The venue is versatile; providing a functional courtyard area consisting of a grass space, snug and additional barn – we used the latter for a drinks bar which worked exceptionally well and even had the luxury (due to the surprising August weather) to get married outside too. With the addition of a few bamboo chairs and pampas grass, the outside courtyard provided a great reception area for guests and a wedding ceremony. Lu and Co. were so extremely helpful, providing contact details for local suppliers for a range of matters and providing clear and timely advice/support, where requested, for everything from the setup of the Barn to log delivery for the fire pits. If you are wanting a wedding venue that will support a personalised, memorable wedding for you and your guests, Bake Barn and its team will enable you to do this.
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
Couldn't have loved organising our party more
An incredible countryside venue for any party! Bake Barn is in a beautiful setting whatever the weather, and a perfect entertaining space with spacious inside and outside areas fit for any occasion. Couldn't have loved organising a party at Bake Barn more from beginning to end - the venue is brilliantly equipped, managed and looked after, making the whole organisation experience enjoyable and the space so wonderful for hosting. The managers of the site were efficient, kind and fun and so helpful. Not only is the venue fabulously maintained and cleaned inside and out, there are highly informative printed specification guides to the venue on site which are also kindly sent to you prior your event, as well as recommended suppliers and lists of accommodation, hugely useful for guests. The view is stunning and Bake Barn is wonderfully secluded down a pretty track to take advantage of the surrounding countryside hills, as well as give a lovely feeling of privacy for your event. An absolutely great, beautiful and fun venue all round!
Bake Barn 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Bake Barn?

We had a couple who wanted everything outside: ceremony, dinner, even all the cooking. The barn itself was the perfect backdrop because it's so pretty and practical. It was a very laid back, outdoorsy wedding and perfectly reflected the couple.

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

Make time to just stop, look around and absorb your wedding day. It's so important to be in the moment and not 'sweat the small stuff'. Try to talk to all your guests and dance!

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

Table plans where you reveal information for the other guests at the table - "Tom makes a mean chilli but won't walk in the rain" - such a great icebreaker and shows you know your friends and family well.

Describe Bake Barn in 5 adjectives

Country, private, spacious, relaxed, outdoors.

Where’s the best photo spot at Bake Barn?

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

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Bake Barn?

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?

Woodfired pizza.

What is Bake Barn 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 is not just beautiful and unique - the reasonable dry-hire fee means it offers terrific value for money - the rest of your budget is up to you.

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