£2500 - £5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 450
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Marry at Monkton in 2022!
A beautifully converted private barn with attached marquee, located in the Buckinghamshire countryside, with meadows and woodland; the perfect setting for your exclusive country wedding.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,500
Maximum Price
£5,000
We host weddings throughout the year at Monkton Barn including weekdays and Bank Holidays. Options include Barn & Marquee use only, as well as the opportunity to add additional spaces to your event including use of our beautiful meadow and woodland dell. Day before set-up is available at an additional fee for Friday, Saturday and Sunday bookings. Fees based on a minimum of 75 guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
External caterers not permitted

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£46
Maximum Price
£69
Catering is provided by our own catering and bar company Monkton's Rustic Table - offering a choice of formal and traditional menus, alongside an inspiring collection of more relaxed options including BBQs, hog roasts and sharing platters.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
450
Reception Capacity
450
Yes

Venue

Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Bridal Changing Facilities

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Asian Catering

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Full Description
Monkton Barn is an established and independent family-run wedding venue set in the Buckinghamshire countryside, with far-reaching views across the surrounding fields and woodland. The venue consists of a delightfully converted barn set in a pretty courtyard, plus 10-acres of meadow and woodland beyond. Monkton Barn is licenced for Civil Ceremonies in the barn, main marquee, on the meadow and in our woodland dell. Although you are also very welcome should you choose to marry in a nearby church or registry office. Monkton's Rustic Table We are proud to offer clients an exciting choice of food and drink, brought to you by Executive Chef, James Knight and his team. Our inspiring menus combine hearty traditional fare, with elegant fine-dining and a choice of service style to suit your event. More About Monkton Barn The Hen House! Make yourself at home in our bridal preparation room, just a few steps from the barn. The Tasting Room! A welcoming space created for private food tastings and Planning Parties. The Monkton Lane Brewery! Producing Barnstomer IPA, our own tasty real ale Private Woodland Space! Connect with nature in our enchanting woodland dell. Available for outdoor wedding ceremonies and festival-style parties under the stars! Wedding Photography You have the option of working with Wendy Aldiss; Award-winning Professional Wedding Photographer and Co-owner of the venue. She knows all the best places to capture your day! Location We are privileged to be based in the stunning Chiltern Hills, just a few minutes' drive from the pretty riverside town of Marlow. London & Heathrow are 40 minutes' drive and both the M40 and M4 are easily accessed. We have ample parking for all your guests and cars can be left overnight.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Peter & Wendy Aldiss and Team
Hello from Monkton Barn! With over 10-years experience and hundreds of happy clients, we can't wait to welcome you to our wonderful country barn. We are delighted to offer couples so much choice; whether you're dreaming of an elegant marquee reception, or a fun festival on our meadow. In 2020 we launched Monkton's Rustic Table; our own hospitality, catering and bar operation and more recently Monkton Lane Brewery. We LOVE what we do and we are here to make your wedding dreams come to life!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(59)
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Marie & Darren
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
Thanks so much for being fantastic hosts...
Thanks so much for being fantastic hosts for our wedding. Everyone commented what a great set up it was, how delicious the food was, and how friendly all your lovely staff were. Can't wait to see Wendy's photos!
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Ellen & Mark
Happy couple Married on June
August 2022
We were delighted with every aspect of our day...
Ellen and I had our beautiful country wedding at Monkton Barn on 11th June. The beautiful day was mirrored in the lovely surroundings of Monkton Barn and Home Meadow and we know will be captured forever in photographs taken by Wendy Aldiss our lovely photographer, who is literally at home at Monkton Barn. The hospitality team were friendly, organised and most attentive and looked after us from start to finish. Our guests were highly complimentary, which is so pleasing to hear. Thank you for the most professional and attentive way you looked after us throughout the day and evening. We were delighted with every aspect of our day and would highly recommend Monkton Barn and the friendly, efficient team.
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Vicky and Alex
Happy couple Married on May
June 2022
Perfect day
Monkton Barn is a fabulous venue. The barn itself is relatively small (we had about 48 guests and it was full) but the added space provided by the marquee and the meadow provide plenty of choice if you have a larger wedding. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, a hidden gem, and we couldn’t agree more. The staff were so helpful and lovely. Gabriella and James couldn’t have been more helpful, and were so accommodating. Anything we asked for, they found a way to make it happen. The food also was incredible. We had the hog roast and pizzas for evening meal, and everyone commented on how good it was. On the day, it all went so smoothly and all the staff that were working that day were great. I naturally was nervous beforehand about there being issues on the day, but there was none. They checked in regularly, making sure that all was going ok and if there was anything we needed. I genuinely couldn’t have asked for more. Things to note: There are only two toilets at the venue so if you are having more than 50 guests, you will need to hire toilets. They will provide you with supplier details that they solely work with, but their prices are reasonable, having done some research of similar suppliers. The hen house bride preparation room is small so there isn’t much room for getting ready, particularly if you have a bigger bridal party. I got ready at a nearby hotel instead, but the room was invaluable throughout the day for storing bags, as well as stealing five minutes alone together.
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Maria & Steffan
Happy couple Married on May
July 2022
It was everything we wanted and more
To Peter, Wendy & the team at Monkton Barn, What a night to remember! Thank you for hosting our wedding. It was everything we wanted and more. You made the day very special for us and we will cherish our memories here forever. We'll be back!
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Katy & John
Happy couple Married on May
July 2022
People commented on the friendliness...
Katy and I just wanted to say many thanks for yesterday. In addition to comments about how pretty Monkton Barn is, a lot of people commented on the friendliness and helpfulness of the Monkton Barn team, as well as the wedding breakfast. Everything seemed to happen in the right place at the right time, which we appreciate involves a lot of organisation and effort.
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Emily & Alex
Happy couple Married on May
August 2022
Your whole team worked tremendously hard...
Thank you once again for the most amazing day you provided to us. I just want to say, from top to bottom your staff were fantastic with us. This includes yourself who was so tentative, the young lad (apologies I've forgotten his name) who on so many occasions would find me to ensure there wasn’t anything else I needed. All the way to Peter, who shared a drink with me on the evening. Your whole team worked tremendously hard to ensure Emily and I and our guests had the best time possible. I cannot thank you enough for this.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Monkton Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3RF, England

Travel Notes

You'll find us at the end of a country lane; keep your eyes peeled for some of our wildlife neighbours as you drive up!

Nearest Town

Marlow

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 - Junction 4

Nearest Train Station

Marlow

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A civil ceremony in the barn, then across to the meadown for a village-fete styled reception with garden games, canapés and a saxophonist. This was followed by an Italian-themed marquee wedding breakfast. In the evening, a total of 140 guests returned to the meadow for a full-on festival themed party, including a big top marquee and staging for not just one, but 4 bands who performed over the course of the night! The event finished with fabulous fireworks, with many guests camping/glamping (including a hearty breakfast the following morning)! It was a truly brilliant and fun event to be part of.

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

Make sure to take full advantage of our fun and helpful wedding Planning Parties, as well as enjoying the luxury of a menu tasting in our cosy, private tasting room - your own private dinner party!

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

The Groom's excitement at planning their own labelled wedding ale, straight from our onsite brewery!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Flexible, spacious, relaxed, fun and unique.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

From the meadow, with views over the stunning Chiltern Hills.

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

Yes, many celebrity clients and guests; including rock stars performing impromptu at their friends' parties and weddings!

What’s your favourite canapé?

A quail's egg blini with pancetta, truffle and chive. Just delicious.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our delicious freshly made pizzas - always a welcome treat, especially after lots of dancing!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our 10-acre meadow set in the stunning Chiltern Hills, with fantastic far-reaching views - Windsor Castle has been spotted on a clear day.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our reputation. We love what we do and we fully embrace and encourage the visions and dreams of all who choose Monkton Barn for their wedding, party or celebration!