Tall Johns House

£5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
WE are now able to offer civil ceremonies and also accommodation in our self catering cottages and manor house on site. Social distancing is still in force but there is plenty of outdoor space available. We are very happy with small numbers
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

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
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
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
Nia & Rhidian
Married in December 2020
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
Married in December 2019
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
Married in November 2019
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 2019
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
Alicia Holder
Married in April 2019
February 2021
Wonderful wedding weekend
We had the most magical wedding weekend. Tall Johns helped moving our wedding date forward due to a change of circumstances and couldn't of helped more when we needed it. Archie was fantastic with all the guests and Liza cleaning up the mess we made with the dry flowers. The rooms and barn were all fantastic, we've got so many memories from a lovely weekend and a special venue. Can't thank you enough!
Location & Contact Details


Brecon, Powys, Wales

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 J32

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Nearest Airport


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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