Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Beautiful venue with so much character. Perfect size to cater for a larger wedding while still remaining cosy and homely. The owners and venue manager made us fill at ease from our first visit and were so accommodating throughout the whole process. Any queries we had they got back to us instantly and were very open and relaxed about any extras we wanted for the day!
All our guests commented on how gorgeous the barn and grounds were. 
The cottage on site was brilliant and so convenient. 
Would highly recommend.

Jenny O’Neil 11th May 2019 

Grittenham Barn is a wonderful place to get married! The grounds are immaculately kept and the character inside of the barn is beautiful – we were allowed to set up the barn from 9am the day before the wedding which alleviated much of the stress and worry on the day!
Nicola, Katherine and the Grittenham team were incredibly helpful from the moment we spotted the barn, answering any of our questions and allowing us to go back to the barn for as many viewings as we wanted. Nicola was there on the day to help the wedding run smoothly too.

One of our favorite parts of the barn is the donkeys and other animals. A really great choice for families and animal lovers!

On top of all of this, the barn has a cottage in the grounds that couples can stay in after the wedding. It was amazing to wake up at the barn the day after. Again, the cottage is immaculately kept and styled beautifully.

A wonderful wedding from start to finish – we would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxed place to spend their special day!

Toby McDonald 13th April 2019 

‘We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you (and Grittenham). The day was an absolute dream and that’s in large part down to the venue and the suppliers you recommended.

Paul Fletcher was absolutely incredible! His energy is amazing and he captured so many really beautiful moments throughout the day. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone!

Frankie and the team were amazing too. Our timings went pretty off track and they were brilliant and really flexible. All our guests raved about the food (including the horseradish!) and they did an awesome job with everything from the drinks, to food, to moving the chairs and tables.

And as for Brando…they’re another level! Again everyone’s still raving about them. Everyone was dancing the whole time and I reckon they would’ve just kept going if the band hadn’t stopped. We’re so glad we took your advice.

The venue’s completely magic and we’re so glad we booked it. 
Thank you
Anna & Lee’

12th November 2018

‘We had a beautiful wedding in early November 2018 at Grittenham Barn.
We chose the barn because it’s an utterly beautiful building and hasn’t been overly converted in to a wedding venue like some which get a bit twee. Grittenham is a beautiful venue, really rustic and charming.

We found throughout the venue and it’s owners to be relaxed and laid back as we aimed to be for our wedding. The venue is on a split level with a stunning fireplace dividing the two. It works perfectly as both the venue for the wedding and the reception. They have nice tables and chairs so you won’t need to hire these and the venue is so beautiful that it only needs minimal floristry to compliment it well.

The kitchen is clean and modern but quite basic (your caterer will need to provide ovens and refrigeration) but it is a rustic barn!
The animals outside are a nice touch to keep guests entertained (two donkeys and a couple of pigs) as well as some friendly dogs.

Overall we are delighted we chose Grittenham barn and would most certainly recommend it to other couples looking for a beautiful, rustic venue in the middle of a wonderful part of countryside.’

Nick Raymond November 2018 

‘We had our magical day at the beginning of October and absolutley everything was perfect (even the rain)! Everyone involved with Grittenham Barn were so helpful during the build-up and on the day.
I could not recommend the venue more; the barn and the grounds are stunning.’

Katherine Allen 

October 2018

Absolutely outstanding! We had our wedding reception here in September which was without doubt one of the best days of our life. The venue itself is stunning, the grounds are maintained to an extremely high standard and the views are unbelievable! We didn’t have the best weather on the day, but with the space available inside the barn, and the use of a small marquee outside, it didn’t have any impact on the day. We visited the barn a number of times before and after we decided to go ahead and book and each time we visited we were greeted by Nicola who was extremely accommodating and patient with us, answering all our questions and alleviating any concerns.

We dealt with Katherine mostly on email and over the phone who again was particularly helpful with getting everything organised. Anything we needed to check or ask she was able to assist with and nothing was an issue. Planning a wedding can have its stresses so this kind of “service” makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable.

They also have a beautiful little cottage on site which we chose to stay in when the wedding had finished – a real bonus! A massive thanks to everyone at Grittenham Barn for making our day so special!’

Toby Fifield September 2018 

‘Absolutely fantastic venue for our wedding in July – Katherine & the team are fantastic, and everything was so straightforward and stress free.
A gorgeous venue year round (we visited a few times!) and so glad we chose here to get married!!’

Rebecca Cowell July 2018

‘We had the best day of our lives and the venue was more perfect than we could have imagined. Our guests (and we!), were blown away.

Please do pass on our thanks to Nicola and Mark for hosting such a perfect weekend.

Best wishes,

Bryony & Elliot’

10th June 2018

‘We had the most wonderful day! Grittenham was the perfect setting for our wedding in May. The grounds are wonderfully kept the donkeys, pigs and chickens are just lovely! All of my guests were asking where we found ‘this gem’? The cost is a lot lower than similar venues in the local area and is of a much better standard! You are also the only wedding of a weekend so you really do not feel like you are rushed or just the next in a long line of ‘rinse and repeat’ weddings.
Katherine was brilliant help, everything that we asked they accommodated and nothing was a problem. Katherine will always get back to you when you call, even if she can’t get to the phone straight away, it was stress free and just brilliant.
Thank you so so much, we had such a perfect day!’

Laura Leahy May 2018 

‘We had the most incredible wedding at Grittenham Barn in May. The venue is perfect for couples who want control the look, feel and price of their day as Grittenham are really relaxed and helpful. It was also really great that they only hold one wedding per weekend so you have time to set up on Friday and not feel like you’re just the next one on the carousel. Katherine helped with all our questions and Mark, the owner, even drove us round in his Land Rover for photos so my dress wouldn’t get muddy in the rain! They’ve also got a brilliant list of approved suppliers who know the venue and help create the perfect day. A big thank you to the Grittenham team!’

Rob & Hannah May 2018 

 

 The whole weekend was amazing, the welcome from Katherine and Jeannine was brilliant, the cottage was lovely, Paul was lovely too. Jeannine was super for the whole time we were there too, nothing was too much trouble and she was always willing to help. It was lovely. 

Our guests had a cracking time, and the only thing that was a shame was that time went too quickly, and it had to end!

Paul (bar) was an absolute super star for the whole time. He worked so incredibly hard, and was just the most pleasant person to be around, and his colleagues were fanatic too.

Thanks once again, I hope the subsequent events at the barn can have at least a fraction of the fun time that we had!

Many thanks once more

Pete and Tracey.’

19th August 2017

”Our son and daughter in law chose Grittenham Barn for their wedding reception at the end of July. The venue and facilities exceeded all their expectations and provided the perfect setting and back drop for their celebration. Despite pouring rain the whole day, the layout of the barn both inside and outside was so welcoming and cosy, particularly as the owners provided a log fire, that the weather just seemed like a rather fun challenge. The split level arrangement for dining/dancing at one end and standing reception and bar at the other was ideal and ensured the maximum of socialising. We were particularly impressed with the standard of decor of the Barn, especially the washing facilities that were stylish and clean and remained so despite the number of guests and duration of the reception. Having full access to the Barn the full day before the wedding and for half a day afterwards was particularly helpful and throughout our dealings with those responsible for the hire, they were welcoming and clearly keen to assist in every way possible. We felt their priority was the success of the occasion for our son and daughter in law and not the commercial benefits to themselves. The catering company chosen from the Barn’s list of recommendations (Eat The Street) and the florist, Angel Like Flowers, both provided a first class service and the memory of the delicious meal and the breath taking floral decorations of the Barn will remain with us.
Altogether a wonderful location and a perfect reception. Thank you Grittenham!”

Claudia Hughes 2017

 

”Grittenham Barn is a stunning venue with beautiful gardens, a gorgeous lake… And donkeys!! What more could you want?!?!

Katherine, Nicola and the team were very attentive and were great in the lead up to our big day. We had GBC bar company, Eat the Street caterers, Charlie Campey Photography and Chris’ mum doing the flowers; all of which came together nicely. We were fortunate to have a gorgeous day of sunshine which meant guests could play garden games, dip into the beer barrow and sit and enjoy the grounds!! We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking in the area. It’s beautiful.

Thanks so much team Grittenham for making our day truly special and wonderful in every possible way.”

Mr and Mrs Barnes xx 2016

 

”We got married at Grittenham Barn in August 2015 on the hottest day of the year! Other than the incredibly stunning venue, and friendly helpful staff, one of the selling points for us was that we had access to the barn from Friday right through to Sunday, we didn’t find a single other venue that allowed us that relaxed amount of time to set up and clear away, my florist, the caterers, the bar staff were coming and going for 2 days. The staff at Grittenham, be it introduced or working directly for the barn made our day so special with great communication the whole way through, they never made me feel that my questions were too small to bother them. From the fairy lights, to the delicious organic soaps in the bathrooms, to the gorgeous donkeys. I’d highly recommend Grittenham Barn. Thank you for an incredible day!”

Abi Rothwell X

 

”Grittenham barn is in the most gorgeous of settings and is much loved by its owners. This shows throughout everything they do. After visiting Grittenham ( it being the first venue I saw) I knew I wanted that to be the place where I got married.
Katherine was extremely generous and helpful throughout and gave me many options and ideas on how I could dress/decorate the barn without being pushy.
The day went without a hitch and the team made sure we had the personal day that we had dreamt of.
The donkeys with their headdresses was a lovely touch as was the 100s of candles that were lovingly lit for us throughout the grounds, it looked beautiful.
We got married in June 2010 and some years later we asked the barn if we could bring our children to see the place where we got married and take some photos. They could not have been more accommodating. Touches like this are what make Grittenham barn a stand out venue. I’d happily recommend this to any couple looking for a outstanding, unique, relaxed and breathtaking place to start their married life.”

Nadeana Simpson