Hidden away on the edge of the Chiltern Hills near the stunning riverside town of Marlow, Monkton Barn offers a perfect retreat for any 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 anywhere!.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

Kind Words

Emily & Conor

We had the absolute pleasure of our wedding being held at Monkton just two short weeks ago - and we can safely say we’re still on a high from it all!
The team at Monkton Barn will stop at absolutely nothing to be sure your dream becomes reality. Josh and Lauren deserve 5 stars of their own! Nothing was too much and with their help and expertise, we were able to put together the most incredible day of celebration.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all at Monkton Barn for helping achieve the most wonderful start to our marriage. A day we shall definitely never forget!

17th May 2024

Kate & Paul

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

23rd September 2023

Emily & Mark

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 + M​rs Josii​f

4th November 2023

Tom & Jess

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

The Jazz Experience...Goes Blues
23rd November 2023

Cally & Phil

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

Saturday, 16th September 2023

Rachel & Luke

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

Saturday, 9th September 2023

Fay & George

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

Engagement Party
Saturday, 5th August 2023

Jema & Gavin

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

Friday, 4th August 2023

Katie & Ross

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

29th July 2023

Marika & Sam

Thanks so much for making our wedding day so amazing!
Such a beautiful venue, delicious food, great staff and atmosphere.

8th July 2023

Susan & Ben

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

15th July 2023

Mitesh & Nisha

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 🙂

Woodland Wedding
1st July 2023

Zoe & Aaron

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

Saturday, 24th June 2023

Claire & Will

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

Saturday, 17th June 2023

Natalie & Anthony

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

Thursday, 30th March 2023