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...

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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

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.

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

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.

Emma + Alex

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

September 2021

Sarah & Neil

Dear Gabriela and the Monkton Barn team,
Well...what can I say, what an amazing venue for a party!!! Wonderful staff, fantastic attention to detail in the run up to the event, amazing food, excellent location with plenty of space and a brilliant band.
I can't thank the team enough - our 'Austin Powers' party was everything we wanted it to be and so much more!
Would absolutely book this venue again!
Thank you!

October 2021

Rosie & Yawar

Thanks so much for a wonderful event. Everyone really enjoyed it and we had a great time. The food was delicious and the space just beautiful. The manager and staff on the night were all amazing and friendly and really made us love the night even more. Our guests commented on this point too. All our guests had a great time as did Yawar and I.
Thank you so much, we are trying to find another occasion to hold another event with you. Thanks again, we had a brilliant time.

Anniversary Party
October 2021

Andi & Shaun

Hi lovely Monkton team,
I'll send a proper 'thank you' soon but I just wanted to say that we had such a wonderful time and your staff were absolutely exceptional. Everyone commented on how lovely the bar staff were in particular, and thank you to the lovely bartender who kept providing me with alcohol free G+Ts the whole evening, before I'd even asked! Made me feel very special! 🙂
Every element was dealt with so well, the food was amazing and everyone was so impressed with the venue. So a big thank you from us! It was exactly what we wanted.

Summer Wedding
August 2021

Lucy & Michael

Dear Peter, Wendy, James and Gabriela -
It's been a long time coming but we got the wedding day we always dreamed of - thanks for your time, effort and expertise. We stuck with you and Monkton Barn through a pandemic and we want to come back again and again! Your whole team are wonderful. Peter you are a LEGEND and we will remember our planning parties with great fondness. Wendy - you are SO talented and we were grateful for the quieter moments we had with you. James - TOP NOSH! Gabriela - you are a force to be reckoned with! We were in good hands, thanks to you.

With heartfelt thanks,
Lucy & Michael

Summer Wedding
August 2021

Lucy & Daniel

To Peter and the team, thank you so much for your hospitality. We had such fun planing our day and felt quite at home here by time the wedding rolled around. James supplied us with some fabulous food and we will always remember our tasting session, as it was our first 'night out' away from our newborn baby. Gabriela was so relaxed and efficient and made us feel confident that she had everything under control. Peter was so friendly and really sold the excitement of the day!

Our guests loved the beautiful meadow and the impressive olive tree in the courtyard! The day turned out better than we could have imagined. Thank you again - and we hope to see you again soon for a lazy Sunday lunch!

Lucy & Daniel (and baby Penelope)

Summer Wedding
July 2021

Lindsay & Pete

Dear Peter & Wendy,
Thank you so much for such a treat yesterday! We had a wonderful time - the food and setting was perfect!

Lazy Sunday Lunch
18th July 2021