Our Venue

Doxford Barns Alice Jane Photography

Welcome
to Doxford Barns

Doxford Barns is a beautiful wedding venue characterised by grade II listed, 18th century stone and oak barns. Our venue comprises of the Threshing Hall, Great Barn, Cart Shed and Forge, which all seamlessly link together to create a harmonious flow as you move through the order of the day.

The variety and depth of character at Doxford Barns combines traditional outbuildings that carry a history dating back to the 18th century, with modern architecture that delivers a contemporary twist to our venue, resulting in optional entertaining spaces for both intimate weddings and larger celebrations amid the luxurious amenities provided for at Doxford Barns.

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The Threshing Hall

The Threshing Hall is the jewel in the crown at Doxford Barns. Dating back to the 18th century, we have lovingly restored this traditional stone and oak barn to create a striking setting for romantic barn ceremonies.

We have retained the Threshing Hall’s original character including its solid oak frame, hand-carved stone walls, grand fireplace, exposed balcony and flagstone floor to create the most wonderful and romantic setting for you to say ‘I do’ in front of up to 160 guests.

The modern touches we’ve introduced enhance the barn's character further, such as vast chandeliers and Festoon lighting, which hang from the ceiling and run the full length of the hall and floods the space with candlelit lighting to create a soft ambience. Dried hops hang from the balcony, leading up to the original stone fireplace where beautiful bespoke floral and candlelit displays can perfectly compliment your wedding theme in this beautiful barn.

The Threshing Hall is one of those rare and deeply romantic places that you have to see to believe in order to fully appreciate its beauty.

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The Great Barn

The Great Barn sits at the centre of our wedding venue and provides the perfect setting for your wedding breakfast, for up to 180 day guests, followed by evening entertainment for up to 250 evening guests.

Views from the Great Barn overlook uninterrupted rolling green meadows, which add to the charm of this highly impressive space and is sure to wow your guests, as we create the most picturesque backdrop and beautiful surroundings for you to enjoy your wedding breakfast.

We have carefully chosen warm, neutral colours in the Great Barn to create both a calming and welcoming ambience that perfectly highlights the barn’s exposed oak beams, dried hops and romantic festoon lighting. We’ve also chosen this colour scheme so the colours from your wedding theme take centre stage and are complemented throughout.

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The Cart Shed

The warm and welcoming Cart Shed is the first barn you'll approach at our wedding venue and is where we'll welcome you in for your drinks and canapés reception in a stylish and chic surrounding.
From the Cart Shed, you can access our contemporary lounge (the Forge) or the trendy Turnbull bar where industrial Festoon lighting and exposed stone walls create a stunning, informal area for you to enjoy your tipple of choice.
Leading on from the Cart Shed and through stone arches, you'll enter the Great Barn, where you’ll be met with vast exposed oak beams that frame the dining area and where we'll host your wedding breakfast followed by evening entertainment.


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The Turnbull Bar

The Turnbull Bar is set beneath one of the stone arches leading from the Cart Shed and is where we serve the best local ales, fine wines and spirits until 2am.  

The Turnbull Bar is framed by the barn's traditional stone walls and elegantly adorned with ambient Festoon lighting, which hangs over original oak beams. This is one of the most eye-catching bars at Doxford Barns and makes for a perfect setting to catch up with those dear to you.

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The Baldy Reiver Bar

The Baldy Reiver bar is the largest bar at Doxford Barns and is found within the Great Barn, cocooned by a bespoke 53 Festoon light installation that really does create the wow factor. 

At the Baldy River bar, our award-winning team serve premium spirits and cocktails straight from the dance floor until 2am. 

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The Forge

Adjoining the Cart Shed and sharing its traditional oak and stoned wall features is our contemporary lounge - the Forge. Here we have introduced contemporary décor to add a modern twist to this part of the barn, resulting in a charming and calming haven to relax. Featuring original bellows and open fireplace, the Forge has many points of interest, including the antique chandelier which hangs beneath the vast ceiling and exposed timber beams to flood the lounge with warm light after dark.

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Doxford Lake

Standing proudly on the edge of Doxford Lake is a jetty, overlooking 3 acres of shimmering water framed by the beautiful scenery made up of the evergreen woodland. The views overlooking Doxford Lake are simply breath-taking and make a beautiful backdrop for wedding photography .

You have the freedom to use this beautiful setting as you like. Whether this be for photography, your intimate ceremony or where you choose to spend some quiet time together on your big day. Either way, you’ll be completely at one with nature and wildlife at Doxford Lake.

Doxford Lake is located 1/2 mile from the Great Barn and if you'd like to take a trip up here, our team will take care of all the timings and logistics to ensure your visit to the lake fits seamlessly with your order of the day.

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The Courtyard

The layout of our magical venue includes impressive outdoor spaces for you and your guests to mingle or lounge outdoors.
 
We have designed the central courtyard as a large outdoor lounging space filled with comfortable seating, tables, outdoor heating and fire pits. The Courtyard gives you and your guests the opportunity to sit and sip champagne or to enjoy the after-party around a set of firepits, whilst looking up to the dark sky and seeing the stars. The courtyard is a great, casual entertaining space for mingling and catching some fresh air and is located directly behind the Great Barn for your convenience.

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The Front Garden

The front of our barns is a presented as a lovely grassed area where the sun loves to shine and the views overlook rolling green meadows. Known as the front garden, this area provides the perfect setting for you and your guests to gather before and after the ceremony, as well as offering the amount of space and a perfect backdrop for group photographs.

To keep the younger ones entertained during the day, the grassed area can be used for lawn games, of which we have plenty for you to choose from!

Bench seating areas give you the option to sit out here and enjoy some fresh air in one of the many outdoor spaces we have to offer. Optional chimneas give you the option to watch the stars in front of an open fire long after dark....the options are endless...

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The Farmhouse Lawn

During summer months, the Farmhouse Lawn is a wonderful setting to serve your canapés and champagne reception, in front of our farmhouse.

The farmhouse lawn is also licensed for ceremonies, should your dream wedding wedding of choice be to celebrate within a traditional English garden setting. The capacity here is for 250 guests.

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"We cannot recommend Doxford Barns enough, our wedding was absolutely perfect and it was down to all the efforts of the staff, from the moment of booking to leaving on the Sunday they ensured myself and my husband and all of our guests were looked after. The venue itself is stunning, our ceremony in the Threshing Hall was beautiful and the food and service throughout the rest of the weekend was lovely."
ELIZABETH BUCKLEY
Bride

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