Congratulations, you have found beautiful Monkton Barn!

Our idyllic country wedding and event barn with meadows and woodland in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside serving Berks, Herts, Oxon and London.

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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 beams and oak floors. Together with our meadows with distant views for outdoor events, and secluded dell for woodland parties, this perfect setting offers complete flexibility for your country barn wedding, festival wedding, indoor or outdoor civil ceremony, woodland wedding , wedding reception, big party, or corporate event. It is also home to our very own jazz club, ‘The Jazz Experience’.

An extraordinary venue

Monkton Barn stands in its own large private courtyard and borders 10-acres of rolling grass meadows with distant views. It provides an unrivalled setting for country marquee weddings, country fete-style weddings, camping, glamping, fireworks, or simply for those wanting to escape for a quiet walk.

A rainbow of themes, colours, styles and services.

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 Prop Shop Directory and mouth-watering catering choices provided by Monkton's Rustic Table Ltd, our very-own catering and bar operation. In short, we give you everything you could possibly want for your own special event under one roof.

Marquee wedding reception- Monkton Barn

Celebrate outside or inside or both.

Your celebrations can roam from barn and courtyard to meadow marquee and even to our magical new woodland dell. Go from formal to informal, from festival to bonfire fireworks, from dining to dancing, from camping to glamping and from sleeping to breakfast. 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

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 can enjoy it exactly the way you want it.

Browse our compendium of delicious options. Make your menu choices and tell us where, when and how you’d like it served. We’ll do the rest!

Woodland tryst 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 chestnuts and toasted marsh mallows? Jazz Club theme? Globetrotters round-the-world fancy dress party? Mini West-End musical? Anything goes at Monkton Barn.

Music and entertainment without limits at Monkton Barn

Kind Words

Lyndsey & Lee

We cannot thank you enough for making our day so special – from start to finish you have all been so helpful and relaxed. The day was perfect for us and you all worked so hard to ensure it ran seamlessly.
Eloise, thank you for being so positive, smiley and helpful – even at 2am when I am sure you would rather have been tucked up in bed!
Thank you so much.

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September 2019

Camille & David

We can’t honestly thank you enough for all the wonderful help, advice and kindness that you have shown and provided. Its been one of the best nights of our lives. The best night of my life! And to have you as part of our special day has been amazing. Your venue is fantastic. You promised us fine weather – and that’s exactly what we got! I will leave some room for Camille…but thank you from the bottom of heart – David
Thank you so much for everything – you are great and your place is beautiful. You made our wedding day so perfect and magical. We are the happiest! Everything was better than we ever could have dreamed of – thanks again.

September 2019

Jackie – Mother of the Bride

Thank you so much for helping to make my daughter’s wedding day so so special. The venue was just perfect and you all worked so hard. Remember Eloise, you really should be a wedding planner! You are a total STAR!!!
Thanks with all my heart.

October 2019

The new Mr & Mrs Smyth

We had an incredible time celebrating our wedding here! You made our day such a pleasure! Peter had guaranteed us a sunny day and he fully delivered – no cloud in sight! Our guests’ absolutely loved the venue. It was so lovely. Our day went seamlessly and it was just bliss!
Eloise, you are AMAZING! What a treasure you are to the Monkton family. You made us feel so comfortable, we had zero worries!
Thanks you again, all our love

September 2019

Matt & Hannah

Thank you so much for sharing our wedding with us and letting all of our guests enjoy your beautiful venue. We loved the Prosecco service by Eloise & Emily and we haven’t heard anything but great things from our guests! The day went smoothly and to plan and all your preferred suppliers made it what is was.
Thanks so much for a day we’ll always remember.

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August 2019

Christine and Roger

Thank you for making our wedding day dreams come true! We had a day that was far beyond anything we could have imagined. We had so many comments on how memorable and fun the day was. Eloise – you are a saint! Thank you so much. Wendy – you made it run like clockwork. I can’t wait to see the photos. We are so happy we chose Monkton Barn. We couldn’t have asked for more.
What a beautiful location and we can’t wait to see the photographs. Many thanks again to everyone.

August 2019

Christine and Michael

Thank you so much for making Roger & Chrissy’s special day even more special! Everyone had a super day, thanks to your caring and helpful staff – it went so smoothly and was so much fun!
What a beautiful location and we can’t wait to see the photographs. Many thanks again to everyone.

August 2019

Parents of the Bride, Nadeen & Graeme Dunn

Thank you so much for all your help and support in making Helen and Rich’s wedding celebration such a prefect day.
The location is obviously spectacular but it was the ease of setting up the day before, lack of rush combined with your availability and support that made it all such a pleasure. The guests had a great time too! Thanks again.

July 2019

Charlotte and Jamie

A massive thank you for hosting our wedding. We were able to realise our vision of a relaxed, laid-back, crazy day with all of our loved ones. To sum up how we feel; we felt like Monkton was our home and we’d invited all our friends and family for an impromptu house party.
Eloise in particular, was exceptional on the day and no task was too much trouble. She even managed to make a highly strung bride feel calm. Amazing food from Mel and OF COURSE, the irreplaceable Peter. Thank you all.

July 2019

Mr & Mrs Jones

Peter, where do we even begin! Charlie and I loved your endless enthusiasm, brilliant ideas and all your help from the very get go. Monkton is the most beautiful venue and you make an exceptional host. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect wedding day. We will forever cherish our memories made here.

Wendy went above and beyond taking the most amazing photos that really did capture the spirit of our wedding. Wendy was friendly and professional and great at gathering and instructing our guests to photos whilst seamlessly blending in. We love all the photos and it was almost an impossible task whittling down the photos for the album. Would definitely recommend Wendy!

July 2019

Get in touch

01494 538726 • monktonbarn@countryweddingsandevents.co.uk