A beautiful Jewish wedding ceremony for our delightful couple, followed by a sumptuous three-course wedding breakfast in our courtyard marquee for 90 guests, then a party with entertainment and dancing in the Barn!
Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful event for us!
Your venue was the absolute perfect place for our ‘second wedding’ in the UK – we couldn’t have wished for anything more! So many of our wedding guests have told us that the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere was the perfect background and we feel the setting was a huge contributor to making our dream of this, a reality.
If we decide to have a third wedding (!), we will certainly be back 🙂

Mr & Mrs Pokhrel

June 2018

A civil ceremony in the barn, followed by drinks and canapés served from our Meadow Bar, with its views across the Chiltern Hills. 60 guests enjoyed outdoor games including Giant Jenga, Skittles and Coconut Shy. The bride and groom chose to serve Monkton’s very own Rustic Table as their wedding breakfast in the courtyard marquee. The group then partied on into the early hours!
Thank you so much for hosting us for such a fantastic day! Your venue made our wedding perfect – from the beautifully lit barn, to the meadow with all the games, to the food; we have had the most amazing day. Nearly all of our guests have commented on how special everything was.
We could not have wished for a better day- thanks again.

Emma & Paul

May 2018

A very special ’21 & Some’ anniversary party in the Barn and courtyard marquee. 90 guests enjoyed drinks and canapés followed by a brilliant live band. Decor for the barn and marquee was sourced from our Prop Shop.
Dear Peter and all at Monkton Barn,
Thank you for hosting us and all our friends for our “21 & Some” Anniversary Party – we have had so many compliments on what a wonderful venue you have here. It made our evening even more special.
Best wishes

David & Grainne

Anniversary Party
May 2018

A civil ceremony, reception and party for 70 guests. Monkton’s Rustic Table was served in the courtyard marquee and a fully-stocked pay bar provided by YouBar. The group moved through to the barn after dinner, with a DJ and giant illuminated LOVE letters setting the atmosphere for a perfect party with friends and family!
From the first meeting, right through to our wedding day, you have been the best host. Words cannot express how lovely you and your team are. We had the best day here celebrating. The staff at YouBar were amazing, the food was lush and the drinks flowed nicely. We would recommend your venue to all.
Again, thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs West

Wedding
May 2018

A springtime civil ceremony for this lovely couple, followed by a drinks and canapés served from our Meadow Bar. Their picnic-style Afternoon Tea was served in our courtyard marquee, with an evening party to follow in the Barn. Props and decor provided via our Prop Shop!
THANK YOU for letting us use Monkton Barn for our special day. Although the weather wasn’t on our side, the day was PERFECT!! You allowed us free-rein, so that the venue looked exactly as I imagine (despite some raised eyebrows at some of my ideas, form other people!)
You were a calming influence on my arrival on the day, as I knew you wouldn’t let anything go wrong.
Once again, a big thank you from both of us.

Charlie & Andy

Wedding
April 2018

Thank you so much for hosting us at your wonderful venue! We had a truly fantastic day and one we will remember for the rest of our lives. The venue was perfect in every way and it allowed us to have the wedding we wanted and we were able to celebrate in style with all our family and friends. Thank you so much!

Gary & Charly

April 2018

From our first meeting you were so warm and welcoming and the barn was so beautiful, we just knew we had to have our wedding here. Our numerous ‘planning parties’ in the lead up were so much fun, really helpful and we always came away from them with any of our concerns eased. You have been so open and relaxed about everything and always able to offer a suggestion or solution to help us. We were so pleased Peter to have you here with us on our big day – it felt like having another friend at the party. Mel was also amazing, so lovely and personable. The food and drinks were just perfect and nothing was too much trouble.
We have had so many compliments about our day, including it being one of the best weddings people have been to! This is exactly what we wanted. Dan and I will never forget what an amazing day it was and the team at Monkton really made it. We would definitely have another party here! Thank you so very much.

Emma & Dan

Wedding
March 2018

What a fantastic venue – I can’t thank you and the team enough. Everyone was so full of praise for Monkton Barn. Thank you.

Frazer

Birthday Party
December 2017

Thank you for having our wedding at your wonderful venue. We had such a fun time in the day, but also planning it all with you, Wendy and Mel! We were so pleased to have such an experienced and friendly team to work with in the lead up to the big day. If we could do it all over again, we would definitely get married here again!

Amy & James

November 2017

Thank you so much for making our party wonderful. You made the whole process an absolute pleasure and the evening was perfect – thank you!

Natasha & Rob

Wedding Celebration
November 2017

My dream wedding happened at Monkton Barn this July. Thank you so much to Peter & Wendy and all the other companies involved, who he personally recommended, for helping us pull it all together. The Barn was full to the brim with our friends and family for our ceremony and beautiful views made the slightly rainy day on the meadow picture perfect (thanks to Wendy!). Two months later and guests are still raving about how the day was just so ‘us’. All the best to future Monkton Brides and Grooms x

Rhian Dodson

Wedding
September 2017

Thank you for a fantastic birthday party! I could not have dreamt about a better night. We all felt so well looked after from the planning stages, to the morning after. The venue is brilliant. The food was delicious and plentiful so big thanks to Mel and her team. We are also grateful to Wendy for giving us her time in the evening for some family and friend’s photo time. We would love to come back here again!

Matt & Malgosia

September 2017

Thank you for making our daughter Ashley and son-in-law Alex’s wedding day perfect. Stunning venue, just perfect. Nothing was too much trouble and you all smiled and made the atmosphere great. It was truly a day to remember.
You will not find a more helpful host – and Mel, your team were fantastic and again, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much.

Kish, Sue and family

Wedding
September 2017

We had the most amazing wedding day and so many guests commented on how beautiful the venue is. A day we will always remember. Thanks for everything.

Mr & Mrs Moorhouse

Wedding
September 2017

We can’t thank you enough for all your help and support in making our event such a wonderful success. From the start, your enthusiasm and knowledge has been invaluable and a key part of a great evening. Looking forward to coming back as soon as possible.

CAE Technologies

Corporate Party
September 2017

“We had an amazing time at our recent corporate summer party on Home Meadow, thank you. The rain was long forgotten as soon as the music started! Many people have said what fantastic hosts you were, it was much appreciated. You could not have done anything else to make our event better.”

Lisa Hamill, Octopus Communications

Corporate Summer Party

“We had just the best time here at my daughters wedding with a marquee on the meadow overlooking a patchwork of farmland. we also hired the barn for the caterers use, tiolets and quiet area for those that wanted it. Our hosts at Monkton Barn Galleries are very relaxed and helpful and joined us for a glass of bubbly in the evening. We chose this venue initially because we could use our own caterers and bring in our own drinks which greatly reduced the cost of the wedding and because of the location we were able to have a live band. I would most certainly reccommend it and have done so many times. Thank you Peter & Wendy”

Jan Duckett

Wedding reception

“Monkton Barn Galleries (Marlow) was our chosen option for our wedding reception venue in September 2011. the venue itself is a typical English barn with authentic and enchanting characteristics, set in an easily accessible rural location. Ideal if you are looking for something a little more special. We loved the “blank canvass” approach that the barn offers and Peter Aldiss is a very friendly and accommodating owner – which made our lives a lot easier during the planning process. By and large we sourced our own suppliers for the day using mostly local businesses. all of whom Peter now has on his database so they should be obtainable via him. The barn itself is a good size for 125 guests. It has excellent acoustics. You can put a marquee up on the side of the barn if you need more space. The day itself was excellent. Everything came together to provide a joyous occasion. The reception turned into a great party when the band arrived : all enhanced by the venue itself. Overall Monkton Barn provided the perfect wedding reception location for us and our guests. It helped make our special day even more memorable and comes highly recommended from us”

Danny & Carla Dixon.

Wedding reception – 125 guests

“Monkton Barn is an absolutely lovely venue in a beautiful setting and was perfect for my 40th birthday party. It has the character of an old barn with the benefits of modern facilities. There was plenty of space inside for the barn dance and disco as well as for the buffet, bar and seating. Thank you for all your help and recommendations and, in particular, your enthusiasm while I organised my party.”

Jane Bark-Jones

40th birthday party for 60

“Thank you for letting us host Libby’s wedding in Monkton Barn Galleries. Libby and Gareth were completely overjoyed by the location and the whole event.”

Bob Waterfall

Wedding reception

“I celebrated my 50th birthday at Monkton Barn with 120 guests for a hog roast and disco. It was the perfect venue for the event. The layout of the barn allowed 3 distinct but joined areas: disco, lounge and bar. The “blank canvas” approach allowed us to theme and design the party exactly how we wanted it. You were very accommodating regarding suppliers turning up and setting up and also with break-down the following day. There was ample storage room and preparation room. All our guests remarked on how lovely the Barn and the courtyard were and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone for a party /wedding/business day etc. etc. Many thanks Peter we all had a ball”.

Jackie and James Heal

Autumn 50th Birthday Party for 120 guests

Our Daughter’s wedding at Monkton Barn was a huge success and we would like to thank you for helping to make it such a special day.The combination of the barn and marquee worked brilliantly and the venue looked amazing. Your flexible approach allowed us to plan exactly the wedding we wanted and you were always on hand to give support and advice when needed. That’s what they call “customer Service”.

David McMillan

Summer Wedding for 140 guests

Thank you for letting us use your fantastic barn for my 40th party, everyone had such a fantastic time and the place looked great. The band, which you recommended was fantastic and everyone loved them.

Charles Perry-Adlam, Marlow

40th Birthday Party – 80+ guests

We loved using Monkton Barn as our wedding venue. The organisational challenge was one we enjoyed and were supported thoroughly in by Peter and Wendy. Peter with all his experience of hosting weddings was able to give us valuable advice for how to organise the event. He was thorough in making sure all our contractors were ready to use the barn and always reminded us to enjoy it, which we were grateful for. We appreciated how they were so flexible and accommodating with seeing the venue, making plans, having live music and bringing in a variety of contractors. They were always very pleasant and helpful right until the end of the actual day and the cleaning afterwards, even to lend us wellies for photographs! Thank you.

Phil and Sophie Hardwick

November Wedding – 70day / 150 evening Guests

Peter and Wendy said to us at our first meeting that they “would have done their job if on our wedding day we can welcome our guests to Monkton as if it’s our own. And he and his team have done a wonderful job! The beautifully converted barn provided a perfect blank canvas so we were able to decorate it exactly how we wanted to. The courtyard, the country lane, and the field provided ample space for our guests to mingle and relax. Everyone had a great time. We are very glad that we chose Monkton”

Ben and Lu Cox

Summer Wedding – 70 Guests

Marquee and circus ring of hay bales on Home Meadow – cake baking competition – fancy dress – vintage tea party – antique musical organ – Vintage Ice Cream van – Petting Zoo – Glamorous Dog show – Candy Floss – Tug of War, Egg & Spoon Race – Village Fete games – Bumper Cars – Marquee attached to Monkton Barn – Hog Roast and BBQ Swing band – Bar – Dancing till late.
“We just wanted to say a BIG thank you for all your support for my 50th Birthday event on Sunday. Everyone commented how great Monkton Barn and the setting for the meadow was and how friendly you both were with nothing being too much trouble. When we have any future events we will definitely thing about using Monkton Barn again.”

Sean and Matthew

Summer Big Birthday Party – 250 Guests – Theme 1950’s village fete

Church Ceremony
Marquee attached to Monkton Barn – Photo Booth – Rock Band – Dancing till late – Bar – Seated wedding breakfast for 122 -– Camping and Glamping on Home Meadow. Catering – Our caterers were delighted to use ingredients including beef, eggs, milk, butter, cream and ice cream supplied from the clients own farm.
“We have fantastic memories of our day at Monkton Barn, it was great to be made to feel that nothing was too much trouble and to have a blank canvas without restrictions.. Thanks again for helping to make the day so special, we have already been recommending your venue and I have heard that a couple of guests have also been recommending you!”

Dawn and Gid

Summer Wedding – 112 day Guests – 130 evening Guests

Wedding ceremony – short form ceremony @ Registry office followed by ceremony on Home Meadow at Monkton Barn.
Village Fete Games on long Meadow – Bouncy Castle – Vintage tea party – Marquee attached to Monkton Barn – Mock Fish & Chip shop – DJ – Dancing – Bar
“Thank you for making our wedding such a memorable occasion – what a day!. The setting of Monkton Barn is beautiful, the flexibility to do just what we wanted was perfect and everyone had a fabulous time. Your unique venue was just what we were looking for. The meadow was an amazing setting for our marriage ceremony and the kids loved the fete we had set up in the long meadow. The combination of the courtyard marquee for afternoon tea and the barn for drinks and dancing worked perfectly…. I’d also like to thank you for the supplier recommendations – all the companies you recommended to us were easy to work with and delivered a high quality service.”

Rachel & Chris

Summer Wedding – 120 Guests

Church Ceremony followed by: Marquee on Home Meadow – Hay Bales – Games on Home Meadow – Vintage afternoon tea – Evening Hog roast – Morris dancers – Rock Band – Dancing – Bar
“We really had a great day. As I mentioned, we had no end of positive comments from our guests regarding the barn, the meadow and generally the rustic but classy feel of the whole place. Our Morris dancers enjoyed themselves in particular and said how much they enjoyed being part of our day and how nice the venue was.
All-in-all it could not have gone better. There were just so many options when it came to decorating, it made it so much easier. Your hire partners were really nice to deal with and Mark in particular, he was the kind of guy you can have a practical conversation with, rather than just a business one. I can see why you like to use them. Our caterers had plenty of space to work with and there was plenty of storage for drinks etc. ….. I’m fairly sure everyone had a good time and if they enjoyed it half as much as we did, it will have been the best wedding they’ve ever been to!”

Kevin and Melanie

Summer Wedding – 70 day Guests – 100 evening Guests – Theme – Vintage summer fete

Wedding ceremony – short form ceremony @ Registry office followed by ceremony in Monkton Barn lead by celebrant. Canapé’s – Champagne – Waiter-served Hog Roast + 2 courses – Digital jukebox – fireworks – Bar
“We both absolutely loved our wedding at Monkton Barn, there isn’t very much we’d have changed to be honest. Your recommendation of Carol (caterer) turned out to be very good and I would highly recommend her to any of your future guests using Monkton Barn, she is lovely to deal with , very helpful and accommodating, and always gave useful advice when needed. In fact all the suppliers that we used were great.”

Kelly & Jonny

New Year’s Eve Wedding – 70 Guests

Get in touch

01494 538726 • monktonbarn@countryweddingsandevents.co.uk