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.
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.
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, and mouth-watering food and drink provided by Monkton's Rustic Table, our 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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Music and entertainment without limits at Monkton Barn – dance the night away!
To all at Monkton Barn, Thank you for hosting our wedding on 23rd September 2023. Monkton Barn is an absolutely shining, magical venue. The combination of the barn, courtyard, marquee, and bar makes for a truly exceptional and unique party venue! Our guests (and us!) were blown away by the wedding breakfast. We got really good feedback on all the food. We really appreciate the hard work put in by all the team to make it all happen on the day. We cannot stop smiling when we think of all the fun and laughter on the epic day. Thanks Josh and Owen, and all the team! Paul & Kate x
The perfect venue! We had a wonderful day. Our guests LOVED Monkton. The food was amazing and the staff were so attentive. We loved seeing our vision come to life - it was magical! Thank you to all, especially Wendy + Georgie - we can't wait to see the photos! Mr + Mrs Josiif
Just want to say a massive thanks for a fab evening last night The food, music, and hospitality were top class, we had such a great time! This has certainly made us even more excited for our wedding at Monkton Barn next year 😊 Thanks again - Tom & Jess
To team Monkton Barn,
Thank you for making our wedding the best day of our lives! From the first visit with Peter back in October 2021, we knew it was the place for us.
Thank you to Josh & Owen for making the day run so smoothly and to the rest of the team for serving us the best wedding breakfast! To Freddie - for supplying me with Tequila Rose all day!
See you for our Renewal/Anniversary Party in a few years.
Cally & Phil x
Dear Monkton Barn,
We cannot thank you enough for being the perfect backdrop for our wedding! Everyone raved about how beautiful the venue was and what a picturesque, romantic setting.
We cannot thank Peter enough for believing in our vision. A special, special thank you to Josh & Owen for absolutely everything; from helping to design our reception, to calming our nerves in the lead-up and on the day itself. Our day felt like a fairytale and that's largely down to the team at Monkton. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
All our love & thanks, Rachel & Luke
To Monkton Barn,
Thank you so much for hosting our engagement party! Everyone had such an amazing time and the venue was perfect for a dance! All the staff were so friendly and helpful on the night, with a special mention to Georgie our photographer, who was so lovely to to work with and blended in with us all at the party!!
Fay & George xxx
All day was amazing - staff were great and welcoming. Everyone loved the food and the whole venue was great. A BIG THANK YOU to Moe and Joe and the rest of the bar staff. A huge thank you to Josh too, he was a big help throughout!
Thanks always for our special day, Gav & Jema
To the Monkton Barn Team,
We would love to say a HUGE thank you for making our special day so memorable and stress-free! James and the catering team smashed the food and drink, to make sure all of our guests left full and happy! Peter, your enegy and love for the venue is contagious and we are very grateful you had us here! Josh, thank you for being on-hand every step of the way; we really couldn't have done it without you! It has been an absolute pleasure and a day we will remember forever. Thank you again, Mr & Mrs K xxx
Thanks so much for making our wedding day so amazing! Such a beautiful venue, delicious food, great staff and atmosphere. Thanks.
Thank you so much for absolutely everything - we had the day of our dreams and woudn't change a single thing! And an extra thank you to Josh!! You were amazing - always at the other end of the phone when we needed you.
Love from Mr & Mrs Croucher x
Thank you so much for hosting our wedding in the woods! It was beautiful and magical and ended perfectly with a party in the barn! Brilliant atmosphere and just what we wanted 🙂
To Peter, Owen, Josh, James and all the rest of the magnificent team - thank you! The location delivered on all its promises; transporting our guests between moments of ethereal tranquility and sun-drenched verdant jubilation! We had the most wonderful day. We have hardly the words to express what a magical, fun-filled day it was. All the love in our contingent, reflected and amplified by this place and people keeping it running. We wish the day had lasted a month! Thank you for everything.
Warmth, love and best wishes, Aaron & Zoe
To Josh and the Monkton team!
Thanks for the most amazing day - every guest was commenting on how perfect each detail was, none more than Claire and myself! Truly special - couldn't recommend you enough 🙂
All the best Will & Claire xxx
To all of the Monkton Barn team,
Thank you so much for all your help and support to make our day perfect! The venue, the food and all of your little touches throughout the whole process have made the day and planning unforgettable. Thank you!
Natalie & Anthony x
To Josh and all the Monkton Barn team,
Vicky and I would like to thank you so much for making our day very special and for making sure everything ran smoothly. We would definitely recommend you to anyone. The venue was just beautiful and all the staff were helpful and spot-on. The food was amazing and served with a smile. All of our guests were very complimentary about Monkton Barn; from the food, to the setting - so keep up the good work.
All the best Stuart & Vicky xxx
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