Where do we even start? From the moment that we were greeted by Janet at Malt House Barn, we knew that this was our wedding venue. It was the only venue that we viewed because as soon as we saw what it had to offer, we knew no other place could top it.
Firstly – on arrival, you are met by immaculate gardens which are so beautifully maintained, the indoor space is superb – ample space for dining, dancing and merriment, and the accommodation is exceptionally beautiful.
Once we had secured our date we were able to visit the venue to show family members and meet vendors which helped us to plan for our day. This is so helpful and aided our decision making hugely.
Our wedding day was slightly drizzly however in no way did this dampen our spirits or impact our day. Our drinks reception was held indoors where there was plenty of room for our hired bar to serve our guests their welcome drinks and the stage was the perfect place for our musician to play for us. The reception room, which overlooks the beautiful gardens, is vast and was the perfect setting for our long feasting trestle tables and there was ample space for our 120 gusts to be seated comfortably. When the sun came out in the afternoon, the garden was the most sensational place for photographs of us with our families, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. We also hired lawn games, which our guests loved, and they allowed the outdoor space to really shine. The stage was great for our band to play in the evening and there was the perfect amount of space for our guests to dance and enjoy themselves. Both our photographer and videographer commented on the picturesque landscape surrounding the venue which made for the perfect back drop for our couples’ photoshoot.
The facilities are exceptional and so well maintained. There are luxury restrooms for guests, a fantastic kitchen which was utilised the day before and the day after the event, and plenty of outdoor space for our caterers to set up and prepare our wedding breakfast.
As mentioned, the accommodation is sublime – better than any 5* hotel we’ve stayed in. It made for a brilliant space for the groom and his groomsmen to get ready in and was the most wonderful place to retreat to after our guests had gone home. It was spacious, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean.
Our wedding day was everything we could have ever wished for and more and this is largely due to this amazing venue – the flexibility allowed us to decorate the space just as we envisaged and for us to utilise vendors that shared our vision too.
Our final shout-out goes to Janet – the amazing owner of this superb venue. She is everything you could ever want in a wedding vendor. She is calm, approachable, friendly and has amazing eye for detail. She was incredibly helpful with our preparations and was always excellent at communicating with us. When we first viewed Malt House Barn she was in no way pushy or overbearing and was so sensitive and thoughtful towards us. We will be forever grateful for the love, care and effort that Janet has put into this venue – her passion and commitment really do shine through.
In short, we would wholeheartedly recommend Malt House Barn to any couple planning their perfect country wedding – we promise you will not find anywhere better.