£3500 - £4000 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
Late Night Extension

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

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence
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: Vicky Macaskie
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
Mr & Mrs Booth
Married in May 2021
June 2021
We loved that it was a blank canvas
"Once we found the Bake Barn we knew it was the venue for us instantly! We actually planned the rest of our wedding around it. We absolutely loved that it was a blank canvas that we could personalise to our tastes, and the setting was simply stunning. From the moment we boked the staff were helpful and accommodating, and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for helping us create the wedding we had dreamt of. "
Fiona & Simon
Married in May 2021
May 2021
Bake Barn was the most perfect venue
Bake Barn was the most perfect venue for our wedding reception. The communication with Vicky when booking Bake Barn was super efficient. We were able to view the Barn several times before the event, to show our florist and caterer etc around the venue. The setting was idyllic and the facilities 5 star. The ability to hire tables and chairs made life easier and the superb catering kitchen was an added bonus. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and the courtyard made a lovely setting for drinks in the day followed by a barbeque in the evening. We had access to Bake Barn the day before and after our reception and nothing was too much trouble. We had a huge amount of lovely comments from guests about the setting and it truly was a very special memorable day. Thank you to the Bake Barn Team.
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.