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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 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.

Capri Marquee wedding reception on the meadow at Monkton Barn Marlow

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

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

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

Emma & Steve

Dear Peter, Wendy, Gabriela, James and all the team at Monkton Barn, Thank you all sooo much for your hard work and lovely welcoming, generous and warm service. We had the BEST DAY EVER yesterday at our wedding. We can't thank you enqough for calmly steering us through the pandemic and crazy weather forecast leasding up to our day. In the end it was so perfect. We had so many compliments (so, you really!!) about the beautiful venue and the amazing food.
I wish we could do it all over again! Can't wait for Wendy's photos.
Lots of love - Emma & Steve

24th July 2021

Maeve & Dave

Dear Peter, Gabriela and James, thank you so much for making the the best day of our lives even better!
We had to overcome a global pandemic and postponing our original date, but it was worth it so that we could benefit from the fantastic addition of Gabriela, James and the whole team at Monkton! Our guests were so complimentary of the beautiful setting and fabulous food.
We hope to find another excuse to see you in the future!, Lots of love, Maeve & Dave.

26th June 2021

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.

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

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