Wedding Venue in OSWESTRY, Barnutopia | UKbride



Information For Barnutopia

For couples who like rustic but not ramshackle. Experience the countryside in total comfort in refurbished barns, fully furnished luxury glamping accommodation and excellent amenities.

1. Which dates are available in your chosen wedding month?
get in touch and we’ll let you know if your chosen dates are available immediately.

2. How many guests can this venue accommodate?
Barnutopia can accommodate 120 day and evening guests for ceremonies and receptions. There is glamping accommodation for 40+ guests (assuming the happy couple wants a glamping unit to themselves) plus tent campers. Accommodation is included in venue hire.

3. Which rooms are licensed for ceremonies?
Currently, the event barn, party barn, Dutch barn and the farmhouse dining room licensed for wedding ceremonies.

4. How long do we have the use of the venue for?
Officially, you have the venue from 4 pm on arrival day to 12 noon on departure day; although, we are very flexible and can normally arrive from 10 am to dress the barn(s) and continue to take down decorations until 4 pm. We just need the glamping units vacated so we can clean and change bed linen. You can also add a third night subject to availability.

5. Will you be hosting any other weddings at the same time as ours?
No, yours will be the only wedding taking place on a given day.

6. What time would we be able to start setting up for the wedding?
You can start setting up at 10 am on the day of arrival, usually the day before your wedding. If need be, we can take delivery of items or hold onto items for a few days either side. Just ask. We’ll do our best to help with whatever you need.

7. What are the guidelines for decorations?
ONLY biodegradable WATER SOLUBLE "snow" confetti may be used outside. Strictly no petal, paper, tissue or metallic confetti. You can dress the venue, of course, although you can’t hammer nails into the walls willy nilly. There are hooks in place so you can use to hang bunting and other decorations, already. If there aren’t enough, please tell us what you want to do and we will help find a way to do it. There are curtain swag hooks over all the event barn windows for swags.

Note that candles or naked flames of any kind are NOT ALLOWED in the event barn or the party barn. This is a fire safety requirement. You may use the fake LED flickering candle lights for a similar effect. We have used these very effectively.

8. Are the tablecloths, chairs, cutlery and glasses provided or do we need to rent our own? Can we have a look at the available choices?
Included in venue hire are 140 banqueting chairs and 15 round tables seating 8-10 guests each and 4 x 6ft rectangular trestle tables and 4 x 8ft rectangular trestle tables good for the top table. Table linen is included. We have tablecloths for the round tables in white or pale grey and chair covers in both colours. You are welcome to hire your own if preferred. You can hire our vintage china and cutlery for the wedding breakfast but we do not have glasses.

9. Do you have a list of preferred caterers? Can we see sample menus?
You are welcome to use outside caterers and we have a growing list of caterers in our vendors & suppliers directory. Depending on what you want, we may be able to cater for you. We are not silver service caterers but you could expect good food served a little more informally, perhaps an afternoon tea, buffet or outdoor bbq. Our afternoon tea is substantial and served on our vintage china.

10. Can we bring our own alcohol? If so, what corkage do you charge?
You can bring your own alcohol at no additional charge. If you choose to hire our bar staff, they can serve your alcohol.

11. Do you have the option of a paid bar? Would there be a specific amount that would have to be reached before the end of the reception?
Yes, we have our premises license and can offer a paid bar service with a minimum spend. Up to 11 pm Sunday to Thursday and 1.00 am Friday and Saturday. We also have contacts with mobile barn companies.

12. Can this venue accommodate a band or DJ, including all of their equipment? Are there enough electrical outputs for the music and the lighting?
We can accommodate a band and/or DJ and have enough electrical outputs for music and lighting.

13. Do you have any special facilities for children?
Currently, we do not have any special facilities for children. However, we are a farm environment and children love spending time here.

14. Do you have disabled access?
There is disabled access into the yard, yurt field, event barn, party barn and Dutch barn. Our bathroom block has a toilet and a toilet/shower that is wheelchair accessible.

15. When do we need to pay our holding deposit? Are there any other fees we should know about? (Corkage, taxes, service charge)
We’re happy to block out dates for a short time without any deposit but need a deposit to secure the booking within a week or so.

16. Would there be a venue coordinator available on the day?
Katrina and Steve (owners of Barnutopia) coordinate on your wedding day to ensure everything goes as planned. If they cannot be around for some reason, they will ensure someone else takes their place to help make sure you have a stress-free day.

17. Is VAT included in the price?
Yes, our prices include VAT.

18. Are fireworks allowed?
Cautiously, yes, as long as they are bona fide “quiet” fireworks. We have had our own fireworks displays on bonfire night and New Year’s Eve, but we would not wish to make a nuisance of ourselves locally with frequent and noisy pyrotechnics, even though our nearest neighbour is over half a mile away around the hill. We use the quiet fireworks ourselves and find them to be just as entertaining.

19. (If an outdoor wedding) What are the possible options in case of inclement weather?
We have a large covered Dutch barn that provides a great indoor/outdoor space. The event barn itself can have sections curtained off and has a door directly through into the Dutch barn. We have a 3 m x 4.5 m gazebo that can be erected as needed.

20. How would car-parking work on the day?
A general rule of thumb employed by traffic planners is to divide the guest number by 3 to get an approximation of the number of cars needing to park. We have turned part of our pasture into a car park and can also park on the campsite field. If you expect significantly more than 30 cars, please let us know.

21. Does your venue have liability insurance?
Yes, we have liability insurance.

Barnutopia at a Glance

Price Range
Type of Venue
Exclusive Use
Seated Capacity
Up to 120
Reception Capacity
Up to 120
Licensed for ceremonies Event barn for 120 guests Party barn for smaller gatherings Dutch barn is a great indoor/outdoor space Luxury glamping units with power, lighting, heating and free WiFi Well-equipped camp kitchens, bathroom block and private bathroom for bride (or groom) Pricing Category : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 120Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 120Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Standard RoomSleeps No Of People : 35 View More
BarnWedding Contact : Katrina BoydonNumber of People In Team : 4No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Less Than 10Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : OswestryNearest Airport : LiverpoolNearest Motorway : M54Nearest Train Station : GobowenChurch Within Walking DistanceAlternativeUniqueAffordableUnusualCasualIntimateFireworks PermittedOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBYOB PermittedBartendingExternal Catering PermittedIn House CateringBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedPackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRomanticRusticConference CentreGarden Outdoor View Less

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Tanycoed Farm, Llansilin, OSWESTRY, Shropshire, SY10 9BS


  • Tanycoed Farm
  • Llansilin
  • Shropshire
  • SY10 9BS
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Owner

Katrina Boydon

Steve and I love helping couples plan the perfect wedding at Barnutopia. We are amazed at the ideas folks have for dressing our event barn. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our brides, grooms and their families sit around the campfire after a day of celebrating.

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