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Your Bespoke Barn Wedding

Design your dream celebration at our historic South Wales barn venue. 

Whatever you want your day to feel like we are here to help guide the way.

WITH OUR PANORAMIC VIEWS, A LARGE GLAMPING FIELD & TWO FANTASTIC BARNS IN WHICH TO ENTERTAIN, ALONG WITH YOUR DEDICATED WEDDING PLANNERS WERE HERE TO HELP MAKE it YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY.

Following our First Year at Bespoke Barn Weddings we have listened to our clients and brought together all the standard elements of your weddings to help take the stress out of planning.

We love nothing more than creating beautiful backdrops for parties and celebrations.

So from 2022 will be including Glamping, Furniture, Crockery & Glassware, Sound system with a Silent Disco, and more to our wedding package as standard, allowing you to get on with the fun stuff like the Decor, Flowers, Bridal Outfit, Food, and Entertainment.  

Most of all we want to make sure all the costs are upfront, and you have everything you need to make it a weekend to remember, ultimately saving the worry of any scary unknown costs often associated with weddings.

We only hold a handful of weddings a year so we are able to spend time with our clients making sure they have a day that starts a lifetime of happy memories together as a married couple. 

We can’t wait to be part of your Love Story… 

Helen & Alex 

Contact Us

BBW@42castles.com

Where We Are.

Berthlwyd Farm
Quakers Yard
CF46 5BS

Office Open 

Thursday – Sunday: 11 AM – 8 PM
The best way to contact us is via e-mail. 

We provide versatile space to entertain your guests & a wedding co-ordinator on hand every step of the way, to make sure you have Your day, Your Way.

What’s included. 

  • Exclusive Venue Hire, all yours for the duration of your booking. For example; Weekend weddings – Friday from 11:00  – Sunday 12:00 Noon. 
  • Bridal Glamping Lodge & a range of luxury glamping accommodation for your guests. Sleeping 30.  An additional pop-up bell tent village to accommodate additional guests can be arranged.
  • Fire Pits, Chillout Seating, Tables, Chairs, Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware.
  • Plug and Play Disco/ Silent Disco – The perfect way to party the night away – you provide the playlist and the dance moves we provide the sound system. 
  • On The day weddings co- ordination – Helen & Alex will be on hand over the wedding weekend to co-ordinate your wedding experience. Includes 2 pre-wedding face-to-face meet-ups at the venue to discuss timings, set-up, external suppliers, accommodation, and more.
  • We’re both contactable by WhatsApp from your first inquiry and there to help guide you from our experience in outdoor entertaining and event design. 
  • A wedding hub page – A place where you can check in with all the details for your wedding. Here we’ll share details of your guests who have booked accommodation, checklists to keep you on track, details of external suppliers you have booked, time planners, and much more, its a really useful resource as it’s always there on your phone.
  • Why not spread your costs by asking guests to pay for their own glamping accommodation? Your upgraded wedding suite is our gift to you for your wedding night. 
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Our Wedding Venue 

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The Flight Barn, Bar & Chillout Area –An indoor /outdoor space perfect for welcome drinks or relaxing into the evening. Can also be used as a ceremony area in inclement weather.

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The Meadow – Can be used as a ceremony area or to set up additional structures such as tipis, Glam tents, or activities.

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Glamping Field – Whether you’re staying in one of our deluxe tents or cabins this space is yours to sleep under the stars. Onsite showers, toilets & kitchen facilities, optional catering upgrades & luxuries to make your stay comfortable & stress-free.

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Swallow Barn – A large Indoor dining, entertainment & performance space.

Lucky couples get a free flyover from our resident swallows. 

Your Accommodation

Why not spread your costs by asking guests to pay for their own glamping accommodation?

Your upgraded wedding suite is our gift to you for your wedding night. 

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THE CWTCH & THE NEST CHARMING RAISED TENTS IDEAL FOR FAMILIES. FEATURES: 1 double bed (bedding included), 2 x single futons (bedding included),1 x roll out, Log burner, Tea/coffee, A selection of lighting, Deckchairs, Firepit, Welcome pack. A basket of logs and 1 bag of BBQ coals provided free – more can be purchased on site 

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THE VIKING BARREL & TY UNNOS CHARMING LOG CABINS TENTS IDEAL FOR COUPLES OR FAMILIES. FEATURES: 1 double bed (bedding included), 1 or 2 x single futons (bedding included), Electric points & heater, Tea/coffee, A selection of lighting, Outside seating, Boot drying area outside, Firepit, Welcome pack. A basket of logs and 1 bag of BBQ coals provided free – more can be purchased on site

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GLAMPING FIELD –Whether you’re staying in one of our deluxe tents or in your own home away from home this space is yours to sleep under the stars. Onsite showers, toilets & kitchen facilities, optional catering upgrades & luxuries to make your stay comfortable & stress-free.

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SEREN BELL TENTS

The perfect place to lay your head after a fun-filled day in the fields.

4 or 5-meter tents decked out with double or single memory foam mattresses, duvets, pillows, cushions, bed linen, and a throw. We also include entrance doormats, rugs, bedside tables, mirrors, lanterns, tea lights, fairy lights & bunting.

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FIRESIDE DINING 

Make your glamping experience luxuriously easy with Delicious meals, alongside a range of locally sourced drinks delivered directly to your tent.   

Perfect for enjoying around the campifire. 

Why Book With Us? Just a few of the great features of our venue.

With a range of wooden cabins and bell tents, your whole wedding party can sleep in comfort under the stars. Your wedding suite & accommodation for 28 other guests is included in the venue fee. Either choose for them or let your guests book via the website and we keep you updated on who is staying on your personal wedding hub page. Got guests who don't want to camp in style? There are plenty of local options for BnB's & guest houses. We can accommodate up to 50 Guests in our Glamping accommodation.

ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR WHOLE PARTY

With a range of wooden cabins and bell tents, your whole wedding party can sleep in comfort under the stars. Your wedding suite & accommodation for 28 other guests is included in the venue fee. Either choose for them or let your guests book via the website and we keep you updated on who is staying on your personal wedding hub page. Got guests who don’t want to camp in style? There are plenty of local options for BnB’s & guest houses. We can accommodate up to 50 Guests in our Glamping accommodation.
Less than 3 hours from London, Birmingham or Bristol. Great public transport links right to the farm.

AN EASY COMMUTE

Less than 3 hours from London, Birmingham or Bristol. Great public transport links right to the farm.
Create special Memories with those most special to you. Our weddings are based on 30 adults (or children 13+).

YOUR GUESTS

Create special Memories with those most special to you. Our weddings are based on 30 adults (or children 13+).
Our venue is your space to create a wedding surrounded by nature. Guests are welcomed into our open barn space with relaxed seating and our flight bar, then to our swallow meadow with its panoramic views making it the perfect space to hold your ceremony. The spacious agricultural barn is perfect for dining & live evening entertainment and we're able to sleep your whole party under the stars in beautiful bell tents and cabins. All these spaces which can be adapted to suit you and we will be on hand to advise every step of the way.

DIFFERENT VENUE SPACES

Our venue is your space to create a wedding surrounded by nature. Guests are welcomed into our open barn space with relaxed seating and our flight bar, then to our swallow meadow with its panoramic views making it the perfect space to hold your ceremony. The spacious agricultural barn is perfect for dining & live evening entertainment and we’re able to sleep your whole party under the stars in beautiful bell tents and cabins. All these spaces which can be adapted to suit you and we will be on hand to advise every step of the way.
FIRE PITS & BLANKETS ARE PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THE SITE TO KEEP GUESTS WARM AND COSY AT NIGHT.

KEEPING COSY OUTDOORS

FIRE PITS & BLANKETS ARE PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THE SITE TO KEEP GUESTS WARM AND COSY AT NIGHT.
Plus planning sessions where we will talk date, budget, decor, food, entertainment, guest list & more, enabling you to turn up safe in the knowledge you will have Your day, Your way!

ON THE DAY WEDDING CO-ORDINATOR

Plus planning sessions where we will talk date, budget, decor, food, entertainment, guest list & more, enabling you to turn up safe in the knowledge you will have Your day, Your way!
Why not add some theatre to your day and treat your guests to more of our beautiful countryside by choosing one of the local historic castles to tie the knot. After which you and your ceremony party travel through the beautiful countryside back to the venue on a vintage double-decker bus. Whether you choose to tie the knot in a legal way in a religious building or registry office sharing a personal blessing at the barn is a great way to share this special moment with all your friends and family that were not able to attend.

GET MARRIED IN A CASTLE

Why not add some theatre to your day and treat your guests to more of our beautiful countryside by choosing one of the local historic castles to tie the knot. After which you and your ceremony party travel through the beautiful countryside back to the venue on a vintage double-decker bus. Whether you choose to tie the knot in a legal way in a religious building or registry office sharing a personal blessing at the barn is a great way to share this special moment with all your friends and family that were not able to attend.
The venue is exclusively yours for the duration of your booking. Why not invite your guests to stay for the weekend?

EXCLUSIVE USE

The venue is exclusively yours for the duration of your booking. Why not invite your guests to stay for the weekend?
Fancy your names on your own draft pint or sparkling cocktail to celebrate the day, our bar staff are on hand to help personalise your party by choosing a bar menu to suit you. We are proud to serve a wide range of welsh products on our bar alongside your pub favourites.

A CHOICE OF BAR OPTIONS

Fancy your names on your own draft pint or sparkling cocktail to celebrate the day, our bar staff are on hand to help personalise your party by choosing a bar menu to suit you. We are proud to serve a wide range of welsh products on our bar alongside your pub favourites.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

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The Flight Barn, Bar & Chillout Area –

A space perfect for welcome drinks or relaxing into the evening. 

  • In addition to our Barn Bar, we also have a range of mobile bars you can hire to situate in the meadow or other structures such as tipis or domes. 
  • B.Y.O.B You are welcome to supply your own welcome drinks, table wine & toast bubbles or you can order via our awesome local supplier who offers an extensive range of beers, wines, champagne, and spirits many locally sourced! Glass wear is provided for dining and additional bar & waitress services can be hired on request. 
  • WELCOME DRINKS Create a signature cocktail for your day. Including glassware matching your theme. 
  • TABLE WINE OR WHY NOT BEER? One great way to ensure everyone gets what they prefer & save on wastage is single-serve bottles of beer, wine, or cider instead of large bottles on each table.We can serve a range of beers, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks for your guests to choose from during the meal instead
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As far as possible we work with local suppliers to guarantee provenance, which in turn gives us confidence that what we put on your plate is the best available.

  • We are passionate about locally sourced food, so this year we teamed up with Mini Mountain Greens to provide all our fresh salads from our farm to your plate. 
  • Our wonderful catering team Mark & Bea from Turton Catering is on hand every step of the way to make sure your dining experience at the farm is as delicious and unique as you!!  
  • Bea is also a fabulous cake designer, be sure to check out her wedding cakes, we can vouch that they taste as good as they look!! 
  • Our wedding day food package includes your wedding breakfast and your evening sharing grazing platters. 
  • Why not add Weekend Fireside Catering for your guests: for Fri Dinner, Sat Breakfast, and Sun brunch.
  • Minimum no: for Wedding Day Food 30,  for Weekend Food 30
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A GREAT TEAM! A creative, dedicated family run team are on hand every step of the way.

Hello, We’re Alex & Helen & together we helped create and co-ordinate Bespoke Barn Weddings with the venue owners Tamsin & Craig. 

We love nothing more than creating beautiful backdrops for parties and celebrations. We have been lucky enough to work at venues across Europe now coming to settle together in beautiful South Wales. 

With a background in outdoor event management & sustainable design, we believe that having an environmental conscience no longer means forfeiting glamour. Whereas our clients once paid extravagantly for the luxury of losing consciousness, today’s clients are spending their money on raising it, and why should this not extend to your wedding?

 We want to be able to spend time with our clients making sure they have a day that starts a lifetime of happy memories together as a married couple. With this in mind, we only hold a handful of weddings a year at this venue.

We’re lucky to be very much in love & believe there is enough to go round if we’re not greedy!!

WEDDING PLANNING TIP – A wedding is a celebration of your unique love and its design should be an expression of that love. When you start planning, think about the words you want to hear when people retell happy stories from the day to their friends? Exciting, relaxed, sumptuous, casual, elegant, silly, extravagant, how do you want it to feel? If you don’t know where to start this is a great place and keep checking back to make sure the elements you are choosing still fit your love story. 

Friends & Suppliers we would recommend

Some of the weddings we have been lucky to help co-ordinate

Although the venue is new we have been helping couples get married in many other locations across Europe for years.

We are so happy to have settled in South Wales and to be able to share the farm with all the new couples we meet.

Here are a few images & videos from some of our favourite weddings so far. 

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Special Thanks…

Your Bespoke Barn Wedding Venue

WE PROVIDE A VERSATILE SPACE TO ENTERTAIN YOUR LOVED ONES, WHERE YOU CAN SPEND THE WEEKEND TOGETHER!

 PLUS A WEDDING CO-ORDINATOR ON HAND EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY.

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A message from your wedding Co-ordinators, Helen & Alex.

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Once seen as an alternative, Outdoor Weddings are now more popular than ever offering a beautiful informal environment for guests to enjoy time together without having to deal with legal formalities and the ease of not having to move between locations, for Ceremony, party & accommodation, meaning more time to enjoy each others company and celebrate. 

Over the past 11 years, we’ve been lucky enough to work at venues across the Uk and Europe now coming to settle together in beautiful South Wales. So much has changed in those 11 years!! Whereas our clients once paid extravagantly for the luxury of losing consciousness, today’s clients are spending their money on raising it, and why should this not extend to your wedding?

We’ve certainly learned a lot along the way as well. From our first wedding back in 2010 in a very soggy field by a lake with no electricity or water on-site let alone toilets to today with our Beautiful Barns fully kitted out with showers, electricity, furniture, sound system, and more!! Thankfully times are changing and we’re so pleased to have learned these lessons for you in the past so we can help guide you today in curating your perfect celebration.  Gone are the days of wasted table wine and half-eaten pre-booked plated dinners, Hello sparkling English wine, craft beers, mocktails, and sumptuous grazing feasts. We got rid of all the airbeds in our glamping tents, no one needed their night to be deflated by a leaky bed, so we replaced them with a raised memory foam mattress. We let you stock the bar, You know when you turn up to a “wedding venue” and its warm bottled Stella at £7 a pop, yawn, not us, we work with local breweries and producers to make sure we’re fully stocked with you cult favorites and there is plenty to whet your appetite from our doorstep too!! 

The reason we love outdoor events is the freedom and space that you have to create an experience for your guests. Free from other people’s decoration choices and clipboard-waving wedding planners, your not on a conveyor of daily weddings crammed into the same tired space, you are able to curate your whole celebration in one place, to your taste, keeping the party going with all your loved ones, we’re a FOMO free wedding zone, well unless you’re not getting wed with us of course!! 😉 

After all, weddings are expensive, The average total cost of a wedding in 2019 was £31,974, which was actually £299 less than the previous year and in 2021/22 we’re already seeing massive price increases due to limited dates available for venues, suppliers & honeymoon destinations. Luckily this didn’t affect us too much as we only opened in 2020 so it’s been a blessing in disguise, we have had time to source and build lots more elements into the venue taking away the stress of not being able to source suppliers and doing away with the hidden costs of outdoor weddings, like utilities, furniture, and venue sound system. Not only that its saves you time! There is a lot of planning that goes into the weekend, a survey in 2019 from Hitched.com estimated that 200-300 hours of planning go into a wedding. No amount of money can free you from the stress of having to deal with your own supplier’s dramas the night before your big day and that’s why having a co-ordination team that has done it all before, on standby is so important in making sure you get Hitched without a hitch!! 

We’re really happy with our current wedding package we feel sure we have all the essential bases covered so if you wished you could just turn up with some food and enjoy the weekend without the flowers or extra decoration, tho why would you, that’s the fun bit!! You’re not restricted by pre-set choices for food, decor, or entertainment, tho we are able to recommend award-winning local suppliers to bring you a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. 

We can’t wait to get back to work and get planning again and most of all actually meet all our new couples in person! 
 
So to all our future clients and current clients, No question is a silly one, no plan c is a waste of time and yes you can have too much food!! But that’s what we’re here for, ask away, we can’t wait to help you plan your big day!! 

xxx

Just a few of the beautiful weddings It’s been our pleasure to be a part of!!