The Barn At Drovers

(14)
£2000 - £6000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
18 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
2023 AVAILABILITY
Wild and free weddings that's as unique as you are, on our 16th century organic farm estate. 2 barns, woodland, outdoor spaces, glamping and cottages, exclusively yours for the entire weekend.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,000
Maximum Price
£6,000
Exclusive use of the farm and all indoor and outdoor spaces over your 3-day weekend (Fri-Late Sun) Includes use of two barns a posh award-winning recently renovated stone threshing barn and a rustic outdoor agricultural barn Capacity for ceremonies and receptions for up to 120 seated guests. Civil licence at the Venue All tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, sofas, vintage crates, strawbales Speakers and music system available Set up of ceremonial and dining spaces Fully licensed and staffed bar onsite, with drinks tailored to your requests including mixologist to make a customised cocktail. Reasonably priced bar. Free corkage for toast for you to bring your own Late night licence until midnight Fire pits for keeping cosy or evening marshmallow roasting Dog friendly & kids clubs available Accommodation (additional cost) 18 bedrooms available onsite must be taken for exclusive use of the venue Theses are in beautifully restored, old stone Drovers cottages, all with ensuite bathrooms. Or in one of our posh glamping safari tents, perched on decks with amazing rural views, all with private underfloor heated bathrooms, wood-burners and electric blankets. Your guests can stay on site from Fri- late Sun Plus in Summer Bell Tent Pop up Village is available. Enjoying the whole wedding weekend of festivities with you. Minimum No for Guests Staying onsite 36 including Bride & Groom
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
External caterers not permitted

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£35
Maximum Price
£65
WEDDING DAY FOOD: £35 PP Wedding breakfast. Add Canapes £10 pp and dessert £7 pp Evening food £20 pp. We are passionate About growing food the proper way, so all our ingredients are either organic and home grown on our family farm or locally sourced, freshly prepared from scratch and cooked on open fires WEEKEND FOOD £40pp. Includes Fri Dinner and Sun Brunch/Lunch. SAMPLE MENUES AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE www.thebarnatdrovers.co.uk Bar onsite reasonably priced Can Customised according to your needs ​ Minimum no: for Wedding Day Food 60 Minimum no: for Weekend Food 40 Minimum no: for Accommodation onsite 40 ​
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£100
Maximum Price
£167
Minimum Number of Guests
60
All our weddings are booked on an exclusive use basis. Add £10.50 pp for sharing board starters Add £7.00 for dessert or you can serve your cake Toast is corkage free and you can bring this in. And we will chill and serve it. Bar pricing very reasonable. So all bedrooms onsite need to be booked. *During April to Sept and our low season Early Oct - 18 bedrooms (in 6 super posh safari glamping tents and 3 stone cottages) *In Winter All 3 Cottages need to also be booked The Accommodation prices are excluded. The From price is for weekday wedding out of season and the to price is peak season price for 60 people. We can have up to 120 people seated
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£5,900
Maximum Price
£10,000
Number of Guests Included
60
All our weddings are booked on an exclusive use basis. Includes canapés, main and evening food Toast is corkage free and you can bring this in. And we will chill and serve it. Bar pricing very reasonable. The From price is for weekday wedding out of season and the to price is peak season price for 60 people. We can have up to 120 people seated more in the evening So all bedrooms onsite need to be booked. *During April to Sept and our low season Early Oct - 18 bedrooms (in 6 super posh safari glamping tents and 3 stone cottages) need to also be booked *In Winter All 3 Cottages need to also be booked The Accommodation prices are excluded. Add £10.50 pp for sharing board starters Add £7.00 for dessert or you can serve your cake
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Canapés included
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
18
Sleeps No. of People
36
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
You are welcome to bring in your own toast corkage free and we will serve it for you
Asian Catering

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
The venue is a 16th century farm estate surrounded by meadows, woodland, farm land and common with easy access to Hay on wye. Stunning views
Grade I/II Listed Building
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Ceremeonies can take place in fields or woodland or indoors in the barns

Cultural Specialists

Other
Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Gather your friends and family and celebrate your wedding for a whole entire weekend in the countryside. Get back to nature and sleep under the stars, at our family run, organic farm, near Hay on Wye. Nestled at the foot hills of the Welsh Black Mountains, on the border of Herefordshire & Wales. Enjoy home grown wild feasts, cooked fresh on open fires. Roam freely on our 40 acres of farm, fields and forest, yours exclusively for your wedding weekend celebration here with us. SPACES: We have two gorgeous barns and stunning outdoor spaces including woodland to choose for your ceremony, reception, dance and Epic Photo opportunities.And did we mention we have alpacas?? So if you are planning an outdoor element for your wedding, no stress if the weather turns bad we can change location to one of the barns even if we decide on the Wedding Day. ACCOMMODATION: 36 of your guests can be accommodated onsite in our beautifully restored, old stone Drovers cottages Or in one of our posh glamping safari tents, perched on decks with amazing rural views, all with private underfloor heated bathrooms, wood-burners and electric blankets. We can also accommodate more in our pop up bell tent village (10 fully furnished bell tents sleeping 2-4) with posh showers and toilets in recently converted shepherd huts). Enabling more of your guests to enjoy the wedding weekend festivities with you. Minimum No for Guests Staying onsite 36 including Bride & Groom Minimum No for Wedding Food (details below) 80 people Minimum No for Weekend Guest Food Outside Wedding food ie Fri & Sun brunch 36 people. You are welcome to invite more people staying offsite for the fri night and Sunday brunch

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kesri Smolas (Owner)
Like our photos? You should definitely come visit as the photos don't do it justice. It is truly magical here on the Farm. We created the idea of wedding weekends based on our own wedding. We lived away from our friends and family and many were coming from afar to our special day. We didn't feel like we would have enough time to spend with them so we booked the venue for the weekend. It's much more relaxed instead of having to leave the venue early the next day so the next wedding can take place

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2019
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(14)
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Mark and Polly-Anne
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Outstanding Food
We got married at Drovers Rest in September 2022 having come across the venue on Instagram. We loved the venue, what it offered and after a Video call with Kesri, one of the owners, we booked without visiting! We felt so confident in what we were getting and it did not disappoint. It was everything we wanted our wedding weekend to be. It is the most amazing venue. With amazing views, the cutest animals and great accommodation that enabled us to spend the weekend there with everyone closest to us. But our biggest thing was tasty food and lots of it - we certainly got that! The food is outstanding all our guests commented on the food that was served to them on our wedding day. From our initial call with Kesri and then meeting Paul they were very relaxed and helpful with all of our queries. The staff throughout the weekend couldn’t have been more helpful. We wish we could do it all again and look forward to coming back to visit. I would recommend this venue to anyone wanting a relaxed weekend wedding with lots of food and drink and a place to make your own!
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Hannah & Will
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Our Dream Wedding
“The whole team at Drovers made our wedding weekend perfect from start to finish. The venue is ideal for a beautiful country wedding where you and your guests can immerse yourself in the nature on site whilst enjoying the incredible food and hosting that Kesri and the staff tailor to your individual needs. Everything about this venue was perfect for our wedding. The accommodation, food, drinks, venue and staff helped create memories for us and our guests which we will cherish forever. Having the whole weekend to enjoy with our guests and their dogs made it even more special. Drovers will remain one of our favourite places and we can’t wait to return in the future to relive those memories.”
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Amy & Julian
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Super Cool venue
We searched for a venue that mirrored us as a couple and stumbled across Drovers Rest Farm, A hidden Gem that is so stunning it took our breath away when we visited and we booked them on the spot. The farm itself is magical. It has history embedded in its roots, with stunning old stone buildings so beautifully and tastefully converted, maintaining a rustic charm with modern necessities. They Glamping options and really upmarket with all the glam. We loved that it was run by the family and extended family even their teenage children who are super cool. The animals Jake the Drake who comes to check things out and the Toffee the alpaca who eats apples from your mouth and the disco chickens. everything so absolutely quaint and dreamy. Our family wanted us to have a posh wedding at a country house and Drovers met both our needs. We all loved it and the food was simply outstanding. Sustainable, delicious and takes real skill preparing the food on the fires in front of all the guests throughout the day. The staff are all extremely friendly and it felt like we had our wedding at our extended family's farm rather than a booked venue. Definitely dent feel like a wedding factory like so many other venues we visited. Highly recommend if you are looking for a cool venue thats a bit different
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Kate & Lewis
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Best New Wedding venue
You know what its like all your mates are getting married and you want a different venue to the typical ones that represents you as a couple. Then we stumbled across Drovers. And we finally got excited about our big day. From the first email to the visit to the planning to the actual wedding day. Everything went so smoothly although I know behind the scenes a lot of fires had to be put out, from my grandmother asking for different food on the day of the wedding!! to some of our guests misbehaving very badly, rocking up at the venue the night before at midnight, to playing pranks on the groom at the expense of the accommodation!! What are they like!! During all of it Kesri and the team were amazing when at times I was ready to cry, she brushed off the incidents and concentrated on making my day magical. Thank you so much team at Drovers. You are the best.
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Ian & Jo
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Quintessentially English
I'm originally from the US and when I planned my wedding I wanted a venue that my family coming over from the States would love and could spend the weekend there. The Barn at Drovers is so much more than just the barn. You get so much for the price a whole entire farm estate. 2 barns and so many outdoor cool spaces. The family who run it are happy to help make it your own special day and nothing was too much trouble. The stone buildings is what I imagine english countryside to be and this farm is all that and more. My favourite were the fact that they had Alpacas and gave us food to feed them so they surrounded us. And there was a wee baby there as well. Kesri and her team are also very experienced and gave us advice we hadn't even thought of. The planning was so much easier as the venue doesn't need much in the way of decoration it looks amazing. And included is all the furniture, cutlery, crockery etc and they do the catering as well. We didn't want chair covers and table cloths and those typical wedding chairs and their furniture was all handmade and the frames designed with a local blacksmith. We visited the venue before booking and enjoyed a Sunday Lunch and the food really is outstanding. All our guests said it was the best food they have ever had!! All cooked on the fires, made it even more memorable. They managed to also cater for the dietaries very well and we were so impressed with the vegan options too. We live in London and this felt like a destination wedding to us even though it was still in the UK. I would highly recommend a wedding here especially for a couple interested in nature, are foodies and love animals. We were even able to bring our dog to enjoy the nuptials
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Hannah & Will
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Our Fairytale Wedding
The whole team at Drovers made our wedding weekend perfect from start to finish. The venue is ideal for a beautiful country side wedding where you and your guests can immerse yourself in the nature on the beautiful farm whilst enjoying the incredible food and hosting that Kesri and the staff tailor to your individual needs. Everything about this venue was perfect for our wedding. The accommodation, food, drinks, venue and staff helped create memories for us and our guests which we will cherish forever. Having the whole weekend to enjoy with our guests and our dog babies too made it even more special. Drovers will remain one of our favourite places and we can’t wait to return in the future to relive those memories.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Drovers Rest, Llanerch Y Coed Farm, Hay on wye, Herefordshire, HR3 6AG, England

Travel Notes

Its best to enter our venue The Barn at Drovers on Google Maps

Nearest Town

Hay on wye

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4

Nearest Train Station

Hereford or Abergavenny

Nearest Airport

Cardiff or Bristol

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Press & Awards
(9)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

5 star rating for accommodation by visit Wales

Industry Awards (2)

Alistair Sawdays winner of Best Small Business Award
Trip Advisor Winner of certificate of Excellence 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A Magical Woodland wedding where the bride had so much vision and the florist created pure magic in the barns bringing the woodland theme indoors to the seated dinner.

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

Make sure to the guests to put away there phones!! Imagine a gorgeous photo with everyone either staring at their phones or competing with the photographer to get the pic. Let them live in and enjoy the moment

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

Handmade dreamcatchers hung in all the trees and every guest got one to take home and we got two x

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Magical, Rustic, Cool, Unique, Outdoorsy

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

So many to choose from. Against the stone walls, or down in the woodlands, in our gardens or against a rustic door of the stables

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

The best new guitarist in the world played at his friends wedding here at Drovers

What’s your favourite canapé?

Arancini (even the vegan ones are to die for!!, we have perfected them)

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Churros with chocolate to dip them into. Heaven

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Barn. I designed and decorated the interiors which it has won awards for and has been featured in magazines. The lights are old olive buckets and the ceiling is corrugated iron with lighting that reflects off it. There are huge exposed beams and lovely chalkboards hung on meat hooks. It's well insulated and warm with underfloor heating. I love the polished concrete floors. It's an old building that is modern and contemporary on the inside with rustic elements, its got an industrial, rustic kinda vibe that's Uber cool

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The whole business really we built from nothing and now have many repeat guests and 5 star reviews on trip advisor. We look forward to extending this success to weddings which are new for us.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferPrivate viewings for all Bridebook Couples can be arranged any day of the week