5 Reasons to get married at The Barn at Avington
Looking for inspiration for a local, quirky wedding venue? Then look no further. We were blown away after we visited The Barn at Avington last week, and here’s the reasons why it should be on your list of venues to check out for a laid back style wedding!
Hottest New Venue
The Barn at Avington has recently been Recognised by The Venue Report as one of the ‘hottest
new venue openings across the globe’. Those who know ‘The Barn’ are not surprised. Since its
launch in early 2018, the venue has built a reputation for being couple focused, perfect for those
who love to be creative and eco-conscious. Set in stunning Hampshire countryside, couples can
have their humanist ceremony by the river, canapes in the garden, roast marshmallows under
the starry sky and glamp in the luxury hideaway – complete with 5* bathroom and rustic kitchen.
A unique venue, this barn is an industrial blank canvas to make your own – white walls and steel
beams, corrugated ceiling, pendant lights… chic design for the modern couple. From the top of
the scaffolding tower you can hang just about anything – from banners to floral clouds, glitter
balls and giant pompoms! Working with highly recommended, local suppliers, couples are free
to style the barn to suit them. With creative and practical assistance from Event Manager, Beth,
the ‘blankness’ does not need to be intimidating! As well as Beth’s help, you also get time. The
Barn at Avington is not a conveyor belt of celebrations, instead offering each couple a full week
to create, relax and party.
Sleeping up to 12, the eco build cottages offer the perfect ‘home from home’, with a few extra
touches to make your stay special. Our favourite little luxury is the ‘Dutch tub’ – a log burning
hot tub which is perfect after a day of wedding set up. Whether the accommodation is used for
the bridal party or relatives young and old, the cottages have the facilities to fulfil every need
(including a fully accessible bathroom for those with limited mobility). In addition to the
cottages, ‘The Glade’ provides a luxury glamping hideaway, guaranteed to stun anyone that
visits. Open the curtains the morning after your wedding to watch the sunrise and deer stroll,
then cook your delicious breakfast of local produce on the roaring open fire – simply idyllic.
The Barn at Avington is on a working farm, so there is no shortage of space or stunning scenery.
It is a wonderfully peaceful location adjacent to the River Itchen. With an abundance of wildlife,
acres of foliage for foraging (with Beth’s expert assistance) and walks to cure the hangovers. The
field across the road from The Barn provides parking and a glamping site for friends and family,
which can be made into your own little festival with the help of a bell tent company – The Barn
recommends South Coast Glamping. There is a gated play area for kids, golf course for those
wanting to de-stress on the morning of the wedding, great local pubs and wedding suppliers on
A unique venue can only be successful by working alongside incredible local suppliers. The Barn
encourages couples to do things their way, so whether it’s delicious slow smoked meats by
Bark’n’Render or delicious vegan cakes by Tiny Sarah Cake’s – every taste is catered for. Chair
covers have been replaced with colourful mix matched furniture by Purple Door Props.
Incredible floral installations can be created by Floral designer, Jenni Bloom. Local
photographers Angela Ward Brown perfectly captures the magic, whilst Loved up Films create
cool films which are reminiscent of your favourite music videos. If it’s bohemian inspired styling
you’re ‘pinning’ then Lo and Behold Bespoke will make your dreams come true. The Barn’s two
blackboards can be adored with your hashtags and order of the day by Beyond Vintage and we
have the perfect setting for the Neon and Blush metallic tassel wall! These are just a few favourites who will help to make your day incredible.
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