Tall John's House Weddings

£5000 - £5500 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Tall John's Weddings offers a wonderful functions barn, amazing granary and beautiful grounds for exclusive and totally private blank canvas venue in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.
Pricing & Costs

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Our base price of £5,000 gives access to the barn from 08:00 on a Friday, until 12:00 on the following Sunday. This price also includes 2 nights' accommodation on a self-catering basis in Honeysuckle Cottage (sleeps 8) and one night accommodation for the bridal couple in the Coachman's. Also included is exclusive access to the grounds and gardens, for reception, photographs and pre-dinner drinks. Children are welcome to play in the gardens, but under adult supervision. Additional accommodation in the manor house (for up to 16 people) is available at £1,600 per night or £1,200 per night if you book for two nights, to include breakfast. Additional meals can be prepared by the live-in chef on arrangement (e.g. 3 course meal with canapes= £30 per head. 2 course meal = £20 per a head). Additional guests can be accommodated at £50 per person, per night. Ceremonies can be conducted on site (either in the gazebo in the garden or in the manor house cost £ 400 + registrar's fee. Rental of the Granary either for a ceremony and/or as additional reception space is £1000
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Guest accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

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


Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
The barn at Tall John's House has now been restored to provide a warm, light , versatile space - perfect for gatherings of all types - whilst preserving its original rustic charm. The enclosed rear courtyard provides a very sheltered outdoor space, perfect for drinks, smokers, canapes or simply socializing. The front courtyard offers breathtaking views across the valley to the Black Mountains. In the courtyard complex there are permanent toilet facilities, a catering area and a self-catering cottage providing 4 en-suite bedrooms to sleep eight people. This can also be used as a creche or changing area. Also adjoining the courtyard complex is The Coachman's. This is a luxurious romantic getaway for 2 people - ideal for a couple on their wedding night. It is entirely private and couples will be treated to a breakfast basket of good things! One of the best features of Tall John's House is the wonderful setting. Surrounded by its own land, Tall John's House has spacious lawns - ideal for pre-dinner drinks and photographs - and a historic and carefully maintained walled garden with many spots to capture those memorable photographic moments! Civil ceremonies can take place in our charming gazebo on a natural stage in the gardens, in our newly converted Granary or in the barn itself. The Manor House can also be rented separately if you wish but this is entirely optional. The Manor House can sleep 19 people in 11 bedrooms and bathrooms.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Liza
The team at Tall John's House would be delighted to welcome you, your family and your friends to our home. We have a committed and enthusiastic team, and although we are comparatively new, we are determined to make our mark, and give both of you an unforgettable experience!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Louise & Matt
Happy couple married in December
January 2022
Amazing wedding venue!
My partner and I got married at Tall Johns in December 2021 with around 80 guests. It was absolutely perfect!! The venue is really flexible and the grounds and scenery and wonderful. There are so many good photo opportunities even in December! The main barn is breathtaking and was the perfect space for our drinks reception, meal and dance floor! We had our ceremony in the granary which is such an intimate and lovely space. Archie, Liza, Sophie, Liz and the team are all great and they really allow you to be totally flexible. They have a great network of suppliers from catering to table and lighting hire which made the ‘blank canvas’ aspect really manageable but allowed us to completely tailor our day. We had the whole site for the whole weekend which felt so private and intimate - we arranged for the team to put on a meal for the onsite guests on the Friday which was such a lovely way to start the weekend. This venue would be great for a small wedding where all guests could stay on site all weekend, to a large wedding making the most of all the outside space! The options really are endless. Big thank you again to all the team! (Photo is by Francesca Hill Wedding Photography - would also highly recommend!)
Hannah & Neil
Happy couple married in December
January 2022
We finally got the wedding of our dreams!
We were unfortunately due to get married in June 2020, but that got cancelled due to covid, we then had 2 other dates cancelled following that. Liza was super helpful throughly from supporting our hard decisions to postpone and find new dates! Our final date was in December, which to start off I was a bit dubious about as I’d fallen in love with Tall Johns grounds. But it was perfect! We still had our ceremony outside (we were cosy inside the door way) we had some great photos in the grounds and then all went back into the barn to warm up with a mulled wine! It was so beautiful, the barn was so warm with its underfloor heating. We chose the venue not just because of its beautiful grounds, but we loved the flexibility of it, and choosing all the different elements to make it suit us. We wanted the wedding to feel like a celebration and break away from some of the standard wedding traditions, which Tall Johns as well as Laura Beth events helped us to create. As part of the celebration side of things we wanted to accommodate as much friends and family as possible, and make it feel like a weekend away for everyone. Tall Johns has so many beautiful rooms that suit everyone and all family types! Can’t recommend Tall Johns enough. There is not one element of our wedding that we would change if we were to do it all again! Perfect!
Nia & Rhidian
Happy couple married in December
February 2021
Small but perfectly formed
Despite COVID and having to cut 115 off our guest list we had the perfect day at Tall John’s! Liza, was always at the end of the phone or the email and answered all our questions very quickly. Archie and the team on the day were attentive and ensured we were having the most wonderful day before allowing us to enjoy our day with our family without any fuss. A huge shout out to Liz who was so lovely from Friday to Sunday and nothing seemed too much for her. We cannot wait to return with our friends and family in the future and envisage spending many, many more happy times at this incredible venue! Would definitely recommend for your big wedding, small wedding, any celebration or just a night away from the grind! It is a hidden gem in the hills of Brecon and we couldn’t have pictured anywhere more perfect to start our married life ❤️
Peter & Chloe
Happy couple married in December
February 2021
Little notice but lots of fun
Chloe and I had our wedding at Tall John's House last month. From the first meeting with Archie, we were blown away by both the location and buildings. It is absolutely stunning. Most of all - we loved the personal service that we received from all the staff. Thank you for being so welcoming and accommodating us at such short notice (we organised everything in 9 weeks). We had family come from all four corners of the globe and every single one commented on how beautiful the surroundings were. All the rooms were immaculate and finished to a high standard, there was plenty of room for both our families. The wedding day itself was perfect - we received plenty of help with setting up the day before and making sure all our guests were comfortable and fed etc. Thank you Liza and Archie for all your hard work in making the wedding such a success. We cannot recommend this venue enough.
Hannah and Michaael
Happy couple married in November
November 2019
It was such a blessing to have such kind people
Thanks again for everything! Tall Johns Weddings November 2019 Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you did on the big day. Its been a crazy few weeks with the honeymoon and moving into our new flat but we haven't forgotten how wonderful and helpful you and Archie were in helping our wedding come to life. Michael and I have never done anything like this before so it was such a blessing to have such kind people to work with. You were so informative, friendly and calming in the months leading up to the wedding and the actual day was of course incredible. Archie was a very positive and encouraging person to work with and was very patient in answering any queries we had. The groomsmen and bridesmaids really enjoyed staying in the cottage (they used the TV to watch the rugby the morning of the wedding) and of course Michael and I had a very comfortable stay too. The morning after the wedding was so relaxing, we especially enjoyed the personalised tray and large breakfast and the overall quality of the cottage. Thanks again for everything! Hannah and Michael
Rosa and Tom
Wedding: July
July 2019
I’m glad that Rosa and Tom chose Tall John’s
I’m sure Tom and Rosa will cherish their memories of their wedding day for the rest of their lives. The location is stunning and the accommodation very much fit for purpose, and the main house in particular is very beautiful. The barn provided a great party venue,. A beautiful occasion, well produced ,and one that I will hold fondly in my heart. And I’m glad that Rosa and Tom chose Tall John’s for their wedding venue
Location & Contact Details


Brecon, Powys, Wales

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Our own daughter's in September 2018. It poured with rain but we were all dry and happy in the barn and knew that we had tested it ourselves for all our couples to come in the future

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

Choose your venue first and then fit everything else around it

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

A table plan designed in the shape of a sandcastle - with flags for the guests' names!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Private, versatile, blank canvas, friendly, romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In the the rose bower - situated in our walled garden beside a fresh mountain brook or perhaps the double swing!

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

Not yet!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Quail's Eggs!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Hot chocolate!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The extraordinary setting - tranquil gardens, and accommodation in our beautiful Georgian manor house with views across the valley to the mountains beyond

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The friendly and energetic staff

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftWedding Breakfast Basket for the bridal couple, incl. champagne,