Sandhole Oak Barn


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Information For Sandhole Oak Barn

As a family run business, we take immense pride in our venue, the wonderful staff we have working with us and our bespoke personal approach to all of our couples.

We believe it’s an honour to play a small part in one of the most memorable days of your life.

We love to see our couples in the build up to their wedding, as they get to know ‘their’ venue, sharing us with their nearest and dearest, imagining and creating their special day.

Ceremonies can take place either inside our beautiful purpose-built Oak barn or overlooking the lake beneath the clock tower. A truly romantic setting for your ‘I do’s’ and stunning photographs.

We offer exclusive use of our stunning venue and grounds, bespoke food and superb wedding coordination by our approved award-winning caterers, providing the flexibility to make your day perfect!

Set within 400 acres of unspoilt countryside, we offer beautifully converted buildings full of character and a traditional oak barn nestling on the shores of our tranquil private lake.
The venue is an idyllic setting for any wedding celebration, offering the perfect backdrop to your stunning photographs. With a warm and neutral décor, and French windows opening onto a veranda overlooking the lake. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy drinks whilst watching the sun set.

Our rural setting is easily accessible, with award winning luxury accommodation on site for the couple and up to 37 guests through the separate Sandhole Farm Bed & Breakfast.

With lots of wonderful feedback from our couples and their guests alike, we are thrilled that the most common reason new couples visit is because their family or friends have recommended us!

Sandhole offers a relaxing and tranquil natural environment, full of love, creating an amazing place to start your future as one….

Sandhole Oak Barn at a Glance

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Unique Venue
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Same-Sex Weddings
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Up to 140
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Up to 180
Sandhole Oak Barn is an exclusive bespoke wedding venue, offering a personal approach to your wedding. Set on a beautiful family farm in the heart of Cheshire, resting on the banks of a shimmering lake surrounded by rolling countryside, the Barn is unique. Ceremonies can take place either inside our beautiful purpose-built Oak Barn or overlooking the lake beneath the oak Clock Tower. The Oak Barn was built especially for weddings, with a flexible layout suitable for up to 140 reception guests, offering stylish neutral décor to complement any wedding theme Easily accessible, and yet a hidden gem. Luxury Dressing Areas & Accommodation onsite provided by Sandhole Farm B & B. Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 180Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 140Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteBarnWedding Contact : Emma Kathy Shabawn View More
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Top Wedding Tips

View the venue in person as photos can be deceptive. When you walk around the corner here at Sandhole the view of the lake takes your breath away.

Ask what’s included in the hire of the venue. Here at Sandhole we don’t have any hidden charges, but some venues will surprise you with little extras!

Don’t stress too much about the finer details, what matters most is having your family and friends together in a lovely venue with some good food. The rest is icing on the cake!

Sandhole Oak Barn Reviews

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Clare and Andy
Fingers crossed for rescheduled date!
Venue have been amazing with reorganisation and communication has been fab!
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Nicola and Chris
Dream me come true
We would love to win this prize as getting engaged in lockdown and trying to plan a wedding in lockdown is so difficult and this would be the boost that would make our day.
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Lauren and antony
Sandhole oak barn
The views at the venue are incredible, our wedding coordinator was so excited to help us with decorating when we met her, she loved our ideas which made us more excited for the wedding. Unfortunately it was postponed last year to this year. But the venue made it easy to change the date.
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Eilis and Adam
My happy place
Have visited sandhole many times now, and no matter what the weather is we still fall more in love with Sandhole each time we visit
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Emma and James
Great Service
We’ve had to move our wedding 4 times, and Sandhole Oak Barn have been so easy to liaise with to get the dates moved. They literally send over available dates and allowed us to reserve a date before finalising to make sure the registrar and other suppliers were available. They also liaise with our caterers, Top Table when we have moved our date, taking the pressure off us, as we already have a lot of suppliers to contact each time!
UKbride 4.00 Heart Rating
Lauren and antony
Sandhole farm
The venue is beautiful. Stunning surroundings. We wanted a place with a different feel and this venue gave us that
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Katie-Lauren and Toby
Great so far
We have only recently booked our venue, but the staff at Sandhole have been amazing so far, especially given the year that the world has had. So helpful to arrange visits with family safely and always keeping in touch! And I can’t not mention how stunning the venue is with the views and extra little benefits like the Shepard’s hut, we couldn’t find anywhere else like it!
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Anthony and Pip
Best Venue in Cheshire
Sandhole Oak Barn is a stunning lakeside converted barn in the heart of cheshire. The staff went above and beyond in all the planning and preparation and on the day to make sure we had our dream wedding. The venue is stunning and was the perfect location for our wedding.
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Pip Biggs
Myself and Anthony got married here 3 weeks ago and it was the most magical day ever. The whole day ran smoothly and all of our guests commented on how breathtaking the venue was! Not only that, the amazing and incredible staff on the run up to the day were always happy to talk all things wedding and answer any questions we had. I can’t thank the wonderful staff enough for everything they did for us and would 100% recommend this venue! Thank you so much Sandhole for our fairytale wedding
Response from Sandhole Oak Barn
Thankyou so much Pip and Anthony for the taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It's lovely to hear that you had the day of your dreams creating memories that will last forever. I will be sure to pass your comments on to all involved. Wishing you both the very best in your new married adventure, Kindest Regards Kathy
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Caroline Larner
Beautiful Venue + Amazing Staff = Best Day Ever!
Sandhole Oak Barn is a truly amazing venue. The picture perfect rolling green fields, the cute farm buildings, the picturesque lake and the stunning oak tree all make for a breathtaking vista.

The beauty of the barn with its neutral colours and wooden features means you can really make your mark on this stunning venue and it would suit all themes and styles, although keeping it rustic was our personal choice.

The dressing room for the bridal party is a bride's dream with every detail thought of; the honeymoon cottage is stunning and so private and cosy after a day entertaining guests; the accommodation for guests is tasteful and with rustic charm and the breakfast the morning after sated everyone!

The staff at Sandhole Oak Barn were all amazing both in the two year lead up and on the wedding day itself. Everything was organised and looked after, we didn't have to worry about anything at all and the whole day ran smoothly and efficiently.

Whilst perhaps not the cheapest venue it is certainly not overly expensive and for the service you receive and the beauty of the venue itself it is worth every penny.

We cannot recommend this venue enough and would urge anyone to go and have a look at the very least, although once seen we are sure you will fall as much in love with it as we did!

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Sandhole Oak Barn wedding venue

An exclusive rural rustic wedding barn in Cheshire, nestled on a tranquil lake, offering a relaxed bespoke approach to your day.


North West Wedding Awards
North West Wedding Awards
North West Wedding Awards
North West Wedding Awards


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Sandhole Farm, Hulme Walfield, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2JH

Sandhole Oak Barn

  • Sandhole Farm
  • Hulme Walfield
  • Congleton
  • Cheshire
  • CW12 2JH
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Owner

Image of Key Person Meet the family behind Sandhole…
Meet the family behind Sandhole…

You are always guaranteed a warm welcome from the Worth Family, David & Veronica, Bill & Jenny, and not forgetting Belle the Dog!! Our passion is weddings and we are extremely proud of our beautiful venue. We look forward to meeting you and sharing the magic of Sandhole with you.