The Barns Hotel, Bedford

£5995 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
49 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
A 13th century barn in a picturesque riverside location. The perfect venue to have both your civil ceremony and wedding reception all in one beautiful & convenient location, with accommodation
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Landscaped Gardens
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
From the moment you arrive at the hotel, set in three and a half acres of landscaped gardens, you will appreciate how both the stunning riverside location and the hotel's characterful 13th century Tithe Barn are magical backdrops for those all-important photographs, capturing treasured memories for years to come. We pride ourselves on our personal attention to detail and you can benefit from the experience and knowledge of our professional Wedding Planner & operational team who will help you every step of the way. Our stunning Tithe Barn can accommodate up to 90 guests for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast and then up to 120 guests for an evening reception, with the option to increase this up to 150 guests with the addition of a small marquee. The Tithe Barn boosts easy access to the outside for riverside photos, with the Riverside Suite with its sweeping bay windows the perfect space for your guests to relax throughout the day. The hotel also offers a special discounted accommodation rate for any of your guests wishing to stay over in one of our 49 well appointed bedrooms, which also includes a full English and continental breakfast the following morning. Naturally you want it to be a truly perfect day for you, your partner and your family and friends, so let us help you with the planning and preparation. We are here to assist you every step of the way and we will do our best to see that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sam
Here at the hotel we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and can offer a wedding venue as unique as you are, with a personal service to match. We cant wait to show you what we have to offer for your special day, so please contact us today to book your appointment.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Rachael and Martyn
Married in August 2018
November 2018
A couple of small problems
Overall, we had a great day - the venue is BEAUTIFUL, but I felt that the organisation by the venue on the day was not as good as it should have been. I (the bride) left the room during our wedding breakfast to go to the loo - when I returned, the bubbly had been served ready for speeches, but a glass had not been left for me. As a result, I ended up without bubbly during the speeches at my own wedding. During the evening reception, the gluten free cake was placed on the same plate as the normal cake, despite the venue being told repeatedly about the gluten free cake needing to be kept separate. My own mother ended up having to go into the kitchen at her daughter's wedding to sort this problem out and make sure there was still some gluten free cake which could be served. We were also told repeatedly during planning that there would be a gluten free option for the evening, including gluten free rolls (our evening food was sausage and bacon baps with chips). It turned out on the evening that the gluten free option was bacon with no rolls. Other than those few oversights, we had a lovely day, and the barn is beautiful.
Emily & Jolan
Married in July 2016
January 2020
We enjoyed every minute!
We both had an amazing day we enjoyed every minute of it! The day ran really smoothly because of the staff who were fantastic on the day, Especially Ben ! We would also like to reach out and thank you personally for your help and assistance of our big day, we couldn't of done it without you! Kind Regards Mr and Mrs Altria
Sarah & Ian
Married in June 2016
January 2020
We enjoyed every minute!
We enjoyed every minute of our wedding at The Barns thank you. Service was great from the off starting with your swift replies to our constant questions, the manager the night before was quick in rectifying maintenance in our room and Ben was excellent arranging everything as requested on the day. Sarah & Ian
David & Kirsty
Married in June 2016
January 2020
A Big Thank you!
Morning Sam, just thought I would email you saying a big thank you for all of your team and their efforts for last Friday, Kirsty and myself could not praise you high enough and it made the day go smoothly. I’m sure you are experts now at this so this comes as no surprise. We cannot fault anything with your team and thank you once again David Pike
Samantha & Darren
Married in June 2016
January 2020
Perfect Day!
We both had the perfect day, we would love to say a massive thank you to you and your staff for making the day great. I can't stress enough how amazing your staff were and all my guests agreed. Not only did they do there job to a high standard they also went above and beyond which we are truly grateful for. We have every intention of returning after our great experience. Once again many thanks and hope to see you in the near future. Thanks Samantha and Darren
Kamala & Chris
Married in June 2016
January 2020
Amazing day!
We had an amazing day and really can’t thank you and all staff members enough, everything was perfect and felt everyone went out of their way to make sure everything was just right. Kam & Chris
Location & Contact Details


Cardington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SA, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 & A1

Nearest Train Station

Bedford Thameslink

Nearest Airport

Luton London Airport

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

Plan your wedding for you and not to please others

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The riverside terrace provides the perfect back drop for any photos, with the picturesque country park opposite the hotel and the river Ouse running alongside the hotel it provides the perfect setting for your wedding photos.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked salmon and cream cheese belinis are always a popular options with our Mini beef burgers & relish coming a close second.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon baps have to be an all time favourite midnight snack of our bride and grooms

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our riverside location has to be out unique feature. Seat on the banks of the river Ouse, this provide not only the perfect backdrop for photos but also provide a unique opportunity for you to arrive by boat to your wedding.