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

Dionne & Sam

After 26 years together we decided to get married before we emigrate and combine our wedding with a farewell party.
We had 5 weeks to organise the event and I am so happy that we chose Monkton Barn to host it. Gabriela, Michele and the team on the day were great.

The venue was absolutely perfect for all our needs. The hen house was a fab room to get ready. lovely and relaxing! The meadow, barn and marquee provided space that flowed for all age groups, including lots of small humans. The food was great and the hog roast was a hit with everyone.

We wanted a space where the whole room could enjoy the band. We opted for the band to perform in the marquee area and the dance floor was full the whole evening with the fabulous Got To Groove band.

To ensure our farewell went with a bang Pyroheadz/Showtime firework performed an amazing display.

Wedding
April 2022

Emily & Alex

Hi Gabriela, thank you once again for the most amazing day you provided to us. I just want to say from top to bottom your staff were fantastic with us. This includes yourself who was so attentive, and your colleague who, on so many occasions, would find me to ensure there wasn’t anything else I needed; all the way to Peter, who shared a drink with me on the evening. Your whole team worked tremendously hard to ensure Emily and I and our guests had the best time possible. I cannot thank you enough for this.

Meadow Wedding
May 2022

Alan & Beryl

Hi Wendy, just a note to thank you, Peter, Gabriela and all the team for making Saturday such a great success. All my guests were so impressed with the organisation and professionalism on the day. Special thanks to Chef James in the kitchen, the food was delicious and to all of the bar and service team who made sure everyone enjoyed the day! Can't wait to see photos of the best day of the year (including the weather!). Please pass on our thanks.

Private Party
May 2022

Katy & John

Katy and I just wanted to say many thanks for yesterday. In addition to comments about how pretty Monkton Barn is, a lot of people commented on the friendliness and helpfulness of the Monkton Barn team, as well as the wedding breakfast. Everything seemed to happen in the right place at the right time, which we appreciate involves a lot of organisation and effort.

Wedding
May 2022

Wycombe High Summer Prom

Just to say thank you very much for our prom on Tuesday evening. The Year 11s had a great time and it was a fantastic venue for our event - it looked so pretty, especially with all the fairy lights. The food was really nice and the staff were very efficient, helpful and very pleasant - Julia.

School Prom
June 2022

Marie & Darren

Thanks so much for being fantastic hosts for our wedding. Everyone commented what a great set up it was, how delicious the food was and how friendly all your lovely staff were. Can't wait to see Wendy's photos!

Tipi Wedding
July 2022

Maria & Steffan

To Peter, Wendy & the team at Monkton Barn,
What a night to remember!
Thank you for hosting our wedding. It was everything we wanted and more. You made the day very special for us and we will cherish our memories here forever.
We'll be back!

Meadow Wedding
May 2022

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