My granddaughters wedding here was perfect from start to finish. Couldn't fault it at all. We had vegetarian menu which was lovely, lawn games and pizzas were great entertainment.
Just back from my nephew's wedding. Great venue and facilities. Food was excellent and the pizzas in the evening were varied and plentiful
Attended our friends wedding and reception! Beautiful venue and very friendly staff!!! Having lawn games to play such as Jenga and connect 4 is a lovely touch!! I am gluten free and they ensured I had a stress free time with regards to food! Even smacks provided later had gluten free pizzas!!
We attended a friends wedding here yesterday and the venue is just perfect! Makes me want to get married all over again!
Where do I start? The family-run team behind Lains Barn made every stage of our wedding - from our first visit to the big day - an absolute joy. We had the most perfect day. The barn is utterly beautiful, from the original stone tiled floor to the huge doors, which when open, invite the most beautiful light in. The barn already has beautiful fairy lights running the length of its ceiling - we also added some (LED-powered) candles and the result was breathtaking - perfect for our ceremony, which we had inside. It's worth noting that even our celebrant sang the praises of the Lains Barn team when we initially met - always a good sign! Then the food - totally out-of-this world! Lains are really open to customising your menu to suit, and we opted for a delicious salmon starter, braised ox cheek main and sticky toffee pudding - it was truly one of the best meals I've ever eaten (and our guests agreed). As we had everything in the barn - ceremony, lunch and party - there was a lot needing to be moved around, and the Lains team did it seamlessly. Thank you Team Lains for the most incredible day of our lives.
Martin and Barbara run a fantastic venue, of which we had the pleasure of having our daughters wedding there at the end of August 2018.
The bridal party all stayed at Barton House for 2 nights. This is one of the options that Lains offer and if you can stretch the budget a little further, I would say that this is the perfect base for the bridal party to start off the celebrations with.
Kate looked after all of us for the 2 days - she was amazing and the house and gardens were fabulous. Each of the nine bedrooms have en suites, the decor is beautiful and general ambiance is in keeping with this most lovely period property, with gardens and lake to boot.
English breakfast was served each morning, very tasty, with tea, coffee, juices, toast etc replenished throughout the morning. We never felt rushed.
There was eighteen of us for the morning after the wedding breakfast but the quality of service never wavered. Thank you Kate ;0)
As for Lains Barn, we could not have asked for more with Rachel leading from the front, who organised the whole day and made it a great success.
The staff were all amazing, the food was fabulous and we certainly had a wide range of food allergies, vegetarians etc but Lains accommodated all tastes and were spot on with the service of each course. The turnaround of each stage was seamless from start to finish. The venue happily accommodated our suppliers - cake, florist, musicians/band and photographers.
The drinks were high street pub prices rather than hotel prices, so great value for money and plenty of choice to appease all drinkers.
There is nothing that I could say that was negative about this venue.
A massive thanks to Lains Barn, Martin, Barbara, Rachel, Kate and every single member of staff for making this day so special and memorable to our family and friends.
The best wedding ever ;0)
Visited for my son's wedding, and we found the food and ambience to be perfect. The staff couldn't do enough for us and the building was full of character. The only drawback is the gravel and grass- not ideal when wearing heels for a wedding and some more comfortable seating would have been nice as we were there all day, otherwise perfect
We have just come back from a wedding at this venue which is stunning. The only down side is it finished at midnight. The food was brilliant and the staff great. Drink a little pricey but that was expected.
We attended a wedding here in July, and it was simply perfect. What a venue! Good food and drink too.
We came here for the wedding of some close friends' daughter on a very cold December day. Overall, these are good facilities, although the bar and drinking area is quite long and narrow, which might not be ideal for all types of special celebrations. The main room is very adaptable, on this occasion serving as the wedding ceremony location, the banqueting hall and finally as a disco. The food was good quality and served by friendly and efficient staff. I suspect some may have found the venue a little cold in such wintry weather, but on the other hand it must be perfect in hot summer conditions. The car park isn't big, but seemed adequate.
The venue was easy to find and excellently presented. The staff friendly were considerate and ensured everything ran to time. There were two in the party who had special dietary needs, these were made to feel special rather than a nuisance. The transitions between ceremony, reception and disco was swift and efficient.
I would certainly recommend this as a consideration in deciding where to hold your special event.
My daughter married there in September. A great venue and very organised. Nigel was amazing and ensured our day was the best and run smoothly. Food was great. We had a couple of showers, but this was not an issue as we took photos under open part of barn, which were great
My son and daughter in law got married at Lains Barn. we all had a great time. The venue is a converted barn and is nicely presented, I found all the staff to be very polite and friendly. The food was great and the drinks reasonably priced. Everyone enjoyed themselves and they all loved the venue. I had a fantastic time.
Stunning venue,excellent staff,great food,could not choose a better venue for a wedding reception,spotlessly clean the barn has a great atmosphere the grass are great for mingling and for the kids.Cannot fault the place!!
The setting is fantastic and the buildings charming. Plenty of parking. The food was excellent and nice and hot ( one of the problems often when serving 120 people) . Efficient and friendly service.
Nice fully stocked bar . My only criticism for management is they had a coffee machine on bar and would serve expressos but not cappuccinos ( as it took too long to froth milk! Probably less time than pulling a pint and as much profit!)
Overall but a beautiful well run place for a wedding
this is a really beautiful venue for a wedding. The large barn was used as the place the ceremony takes place, for the wedding breakfast and then for the barn dance. It had a feel of a Thomas Hardy novel really romantic. Good bar area and lovely lawn. Fairy lights.
Food was good.
Lains Barn is a great venue, which has rustic charm without being twee, used recently for a corporate event which was well catered and well serviced by the team.
The venue has a very flexible layout with good capacity. We were blessed with good weather but don't think it would have been hampered if we hadn't.
Menu choices were vast and there was flexibility in the menu too. everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food and complimented us on that which was served, in a timely and pleasant manner.
We had a good day but be prepared to pay a little extra for set up and breakdown.
This is a stunning place but after attending a friends wedding in September it became apparent the staff serioulsy lack customer service. The ladies serving the nibble bits were so sour faced and miserable its unreal!!
Yesterday we attended a wedding here and, I have to say, it was just perfect.
Prior to the day, I'd actually done very little research on the venue, as I wanted it to be a surprise; and a surprise it was.
Self-contained around a grass courtyard, the venue is idyllic and makes for a great ceremony/meal/evening venue.
For me though, the stand-out aspect was the food. The canopies were divine, especially the mini Yorkshire pudding with beef. Then, for the mains they cooked both steak pies and chicken & leak pies - it was hearty northern food with a delicate twist - incredibly tasty.
You can't fault this place, and even the drinks prices were reasonable. If you're looking for s wedding venue, it's definitely worth considering
Attended a wedding here and all was handled very well. The venue was made ready for the service, then attendees were invited to take drinks on the lawn area while the seating was rearranged to accommodate the dinner service for the meals. The canapes were very good as were the drinks supplied during the wait. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. The only thing that let the score down slightly was the main was a little overcooked - always a challenge when serving beef to a large group. A really good venue will a lot of flexibility for a variety of events and weather.
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