Hidden away on the edge of the Chiltern Hills near the stunning riverside town of Marlow, Monkton Barn offers the perfect retreat for your celebration.

The focal point of our venue is an immaculately converted traditional farm barn, with original beams and oak floors. The nearby meadows are perfect for outdoor events and we even have a secluded dell for woodland weddings and celebrations. Monkton Barn offers you complete flexibility for your barn wedding ceremony, marquee reception, big party or corporate event. We work with couples and clients from all over the UK. Based overseas? We’re happy to help you organise your event from afar!

An Extraordinary Venue

Monkton Barn stands in its own private courtyard and borders 10-acres of rolling grass meadows, with fantastic views across the neighbouring fields and woodland. It provides the perfect setting for your barn wedding, private party or corporate event. Our outdoor spaces offer the opportunity for entertainment such as live music, fireworks and bonfires, fairground rides, circus performers - even hot air balloons and helicopter rides! Monkton Barn is also home to our very own jazz club, The Jazz Experience.

250 Capacity in the Barn & Courtyard 499 Capacity in the Meadow & Woodland

A rainbow of themes, styles, colours and service...

We want you to have your own unique event and we aim to be the most friendly, welcoming, flexible and helpful hosts imaginable. You describe your vision - however eccentric! - and we'll go to great lengths to make it happen. We guide you every step of the way; with the help of our Directory of tried and tested contractors, our onsite Prop Shop plus mouth-watering food and drink provided by Monkton's Rustic Table, our very own catering and bar operation. In short, we give you everything you could possibly want for a truly memorable and one-off event, all under one roof.

Dancefloor on Monkton Barn's meadow

Celebrate outside, inside or both!

Have your celebrations roam! From barn to courtyard, over to the meadow marquee, then perhaps on to our charming woodland dell; formal or informal, laidback festival-style, traditional garden fete or something entirely different! Add bonfires and fireworks, dancing to live music; why not treat your guests to a night of glamping under the stars... The choices are ALL YOURS!

All images on this website have been taken by Wendy Aldiss, award-winning professional photographer and co-owner of Monkton Barn. You are of course free to choose your own photographer, however Wendy’s experience at Monkton Barn and her proprietors’ determination, will ensure you end up with a treasured photographic collection that matches your perfect day. Browse Wendy’s images here or visit www.wendyaldiss.co.uk

There is always something new at Monkton Barn...

If you see it here, or in our gallery, then we’ve done it and can do it for you. Or challenge us to create something totally different! It’s your event and we make sure you enjoy it exactly the way you want it.

Connect with nature with a woodland wedding ceremony? Overnight camping or glamping? Ceremony in the barn followed by a reception with drinks and games on Home Meadow? Dining in style in the main marquee? Cosy winter evening wedding reception with firepit, roasted chestnuts and toasted marshmallows? Funky jazz club theme? Globetrotters round-the-world fancy dress party? Mini West-End musical? Anything goes at Monkton Barn.

Kind Words

Vanessa White

I covered a fantastic wedding at Monkton Barn in Spring 2017. The grounds and building itself are stunning. Lot's of character and plenty of space. Additionally the field attached is a fantastic location for photo's and has fabulous views. The staff are very professional and ensure the wedding day run's as smoothly as possible. I would highly recommend this venue.

Crimson Sky Photography

M Mughal

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
To you and all of your team for the great and professional service.
My daughter had her dream wedding event and was over the moon.
All our guests really enjoyed the venue and had a good memorable time.
We will recommend you and your venue to all our family and friends.
Thank you.

Daughter's Wedding
February 2022

E Thomson

Delicious, freshly cooked Italian food. An inspired menu with something for everyone. The lamb was outstanding and my watermelon granita pudding was up there with the best. Charming service - truly a laid back Sunday treat.

Lazy Sunday Lunch
27th March 2022

G McMillan

We had a lovely lazy mothers day lunch, the live music was wonderful and the food was so delicious. We were very well looked after by the team at Monkton and we all had a fabulous time!

Lazy Sunday Lunch by Monkton's Rustic Table
27th March 2022

P Battista

Really enjoyed being at Monkton Barn on Mother’s Day. We had a wonderful meal, super nice service, great live music all in a beautiful setting. Would highly recommend.
Thank you to all the staff there.

Lazy Sunday Lunch at Monkton Barn
27th March 2022

Scott W

Love Monkton Barn - great location, great team and great for an event. Had my 50th there and now having my 60th soon
Peter, Wendy, Michele & team are excellent
Attended the Lazy Sunday lunch on Mothers Day and it was also excellent
Well done to everyone

Lazy Sunday Lunch by Monkton's Rustic Table
27th March 2022

Gemma & Jonny

Firstly thank you so much for helping to make our winter wedding so amazing! We still are on cloud 9 after a fantastic day and night….we just wish we could do it all again.
The barn looked so beautiful, you and all your staff were just brilliant and totally professional.
We couldn’t have done it without you. It all went so smoothly and I felt super relaxed all day knowing it was being overseen by you and your team……thank you.

Wedding
December 2021

Helen & David

To all at Monkton Barn,

We had the BEST day! Everything was absolutely perfect. You have created a superb venue. Everyone was blown away by the venue, food and bar.
Thank you all so much for helping us to create and run the most amazing day of our lives.

We would recommend you to anyone and if we have a big event again, we will definitely come back to you.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Helen & David

Wedding
September 2021

Emma & Alex

To Peter + the Monkton Barn Family,

THANK YOU!! From the bottom of our hearts we are so grateful to you for the time, effort and love you put into our wedding.
We had every faith our wedding would be good but you made it fantastic.

Love
Emma + Alex

Wedding
September 2021

Amy & Will

Dear Monkton Barn Family

Thank you all for your hospitality. We had an amazing wedding. The staff have been fantastic.
The venue is so lovely and just worked perfectly.
The hog roast was delicious and went down a treat.

Thank you for making our wedding dream come true.

Best wishes,
Amy & Will xxx

Wedding
September 2021