Widely touted as one of the most exclusive wedding venues in the UK, Crockwell Farm is the epitome of intimacy. Nestled within the undiscovered lanes and rolling hills of South Northamptonshire, our location provides couples and their loved ones with a very intimate and private venue to celebrate one of the most significant and memorable moments of their lives.
A recipient of the “Top 100” status by the highly prestigious Condé Nast Brides magazine, Crockwell Farm is more than just a wedding venue. We also offer fully bespoke services. Through our team’s diligent organisation and keen attention to detail, we aim to provide our clients and their guests a wedding celebration to remember.
Crockwell Farm is close to the Oxfordshire and Warwickshire borders. You can easily access our venue via the M40 and M1 motorways.
Yours Exclusively for 3 Days
Rich in history, Crockwell Farm is amongst the first venues to provide luxury barn weddings in the UK. The Harper family converted the farm in 1998. Today, it is widely known for its quaint stone farm buildings that feature a vaulted ceremony barn, a beautiful oak-glazed entrance hall and stunning internal marquees that offer breath-taking views of Northamptonshire’s picturesque and idyllic countryside.
The farm has experienced various improvements throughout the years to provide an exceptional wedding experience for our clients. Our facilities underwent extensive renovations in the spring of 2020 to elevate the look and ambience of our luxury marquee space and rustic bar.
Crockwell is home to farm cottages with nine en-suite bathrooms. These cottages can accommodate up to 28 guests, making Crockwell highly suitable for couples who need a home away from home as they prepare for the wedding. Our accommodations allow them to relax and recharge with their closest friends and family before and after the ceremony.
Our location offers several options for couples who want to enjoy their wedding day to the fullest, providing an exceptional setting for weddings of all sizes. We have both indoor and outdoor venues, including well-manicured gardens offering a stunning backdrop for outside wedding ceremonies and receptions.
All of these can be yours to use exclusively for three days.
We believe that special moments such as your wedding should not be rushed. This is why we are giving you plenty of time and space to prepare and enjoy the festivities in utmost privacy. Furthermore, you can always count on our team to provide you the expert assistance you need.
Enjoy Crockwell’s Brand of Hospitality
As a family-run business, we at Crockwell Farm take a very personal approach to planning and organising weddings. Our team of friendly, hard-working and highly experienced wedding planners and coordinators provide maximum flexibility to help you plan and create a unique wedding experience.
We are committed to ensuring you’ll have one of the most magical days of your lives. Our team will be on hand to handle the smallest of details, from providing you expert decorating advice to connecting you to the best wedding suppliers. We’ll do our best to ensure you’ll have everything you’ll need for the reception and ceremony.
Celebrate the Big Day at One of the UK’s Most Exclusive Wedding Venues
Over the last decade, country and barn weddings have become quite popular in the UK and for a good reason. These types of weddings allow for greater flexibility than those held at traditional wedding venues.
Also, barn weddings offer the perfect alternative for brides and grooms who prefer a non-religious ceremony but would like to prepare something more unique and festive than merely commemorating the occasion at the registry office. With their high-beamed ceilings and rustic ambience, barns converted into wedding venues certainly give off that “chapel-like” atmosphere. In addition, they can be easily decorated for the reception and evening entertainment so there’s no need to go back and forth between two venues.
Perhaps the best reason of all is that barn and country weddings are simply stunning. Thanks to their naturally beautiful and picturesque surroundings, any wedding ceremony and reception held in a barn or country setting are undoubtedly special.
At Crockwell Farm, our venue provides an exclusive and idyllic setting for all wedding types and sizes. We have also been improving our facilities and services to meet the needs of our clients and provide them with an excellent alternative to traditional wedding venues.
Let’s explore Crockwell and discover what makes it one of the most sought-after exclusive-use wedding venues in the UK.
The Vaulted Barn
Our stone vaulted barn is one of Crockwell’s original agricultural buildings from when it was still a working farm. More than three centuries old, it was lovingly restored by the Harpers in the early 2000s and has hosted small weddings and parties since then.
The vaulted barn is one of Crockwell Farm’s gems and no matter how many years have passed, it remains one of the most intimate and romantic settings for wedding ceremonies in Northamptonshire. With a capacity of up to 86 people, it is perfect for small to medium-sized weddings. Also, it requires very little to no decoration besides church candles and flowers, which we can quickly arrange for you prior to the ceremony.
The Saddle Room Bar
The Saddle Room leads our guests into the Breakfast Room by connecting the Starlit Marquee and the stone vaulted barn. Newly renovated, it was refurbished in the spring of 2020. It now features full underfloor heating, beautiful oak timbers and a cosy fireplace that would certainly make the Saddle Room an excellent place to gather family and friends around for a round of drinks or two.
The Saddle Room stocks a wide array of wines, spirits, gins, premium beers and ales to ensure a steady flow of good spirits to welcome new beginnings. The bar opens its doors one hour before the ceremony and will remain as such until 12:30 am.
The Starlit Marquee
Featuring a fairy light canopy and large hanging hoops with foliage, the Starlit Marquee certainly makes for a lovely and spacious setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. Thanks to the venue’s high ceilings and expansive windows, guests can enjoy panoramic views of Northamptonshire’s lush countryside.
Similar to the Saddle Room bar, the Starlit Marquee is an integral part of our 2020 renovation project. The latest additions to the marquee included underfloor heating and neutral yet classic flooring to make the location more inviting.
With the Starlit Marquee, you have the option of choosing either our rustic long tables or the round tables with white table linen. We’ll provide the crockery, glassware, cutlery and chairs so you don’t have to mind the minor details. We’ll also handle the other decorative materials to ensure that the marquee’s decor would fit your wedding theme perfectly.
If you fancy an intimate garden wedding, Crockwell Farm can offer you the exact setting you’re looking for. Surrounded by Northamptonshire’s verdant rolling hills, Crockwell sits right in the middle of a privately owned 400-acre farm. Not only does this ensure your complete privacy but it also offers you plenty of amazing photo opportunities.
Besides the idyllic scenes of nature surrounding Crockwell, lush and well-maintained gardens bloom within the estate. Owner Hermione lovingly and painstakingly plans and maintains the gardens every year to ensure they are always picture-perfect no matter the season. This specific quality makes our gardens a favourite amongst our clients and a very romantic and enchanting spot to exchange wedding vows.
The gardens can also serve as an ideal place to entertain guests in the summer. If the weather permits, you can opt to serve reception drinks and canapes under the garden’s walnut tree. Because weddings won’t be complete without some fun and entertainment, you can also use our gardens for outdoor games, musical performances and other activities.
The Orchard Pavilion
Located next to Crockwell’s well-manicured gardens is another ideal location for outdoor wedding ceremonies. With its natural beauty, the Orchard Pavilion would ceratainly make an enchanting backdrop for when you trade “I dos”. Mature lime trees, mountain ash, field maples, damson and cherry trees dot the Orchard Pavilion to provide shade and fresh air for everyone. At the end of the tree-line aisle sits a permanent gazebo, serving as a romantic location to exchange vows and rings.
The Orchard Pavilion features all the legalities a civil ceremony would require, including a reliable sound system for music and wedding speeches. Also, its strategic location allows for a seamless outdoor wedding. Once the ceremonies are finished, your guests can quickly proceed to the gardens for the wedding reception.
At Crockwell Farm, we are fully aware of the challenges of planning an outdoor wedding. One of these challenges is the unpredictable English weather.
Having organised and hosted countless weddings at Crockwell, our staff is always prepared for any eventualities. If the weather turns, you have the option of choosing between the Vaulted Barn and the Starlit Marquee as your backup ceremony and reception location. We’ll make all the necessary adjustments as quickly as possible to ensure that everything will go according to plan regardless of the weather.
At Crockwell, we also provide safe and cosy accommodations for your closest friends and family. Members of your core wedding party can spend two nights at the farmhouse and adjoining cottages that have nine spacious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. With your loved ones just within your reach, you can easily spend a quiet and relaxing moment with everyone before and after the wedding.
Meanwhile, if you are expecting plenty of guests to travel all the way to Northamptonshire for your wedding, our staff is only happy to help them find accommodations. We can provide a long list of highly recommended local hotels and B&Bs that can be sent to your guests so they can book them in advance.
The Breakfast Room
At Crockwell, we made sure to create the best setting for enjoying our trademark breakfast. Featuring a stylish contemporary design, the Breakfast Room is one of the latest additions to our venue. It sits right next to the bar and can be accessed easily through its large rolling door.
Inside, you and your loved ones can feast on a wide selection of fresh fruits, yogurts, toast and homemade granola. Be sure to sample our cooked breakfast consisting of free-range sausages, bacon and eggs, tomatoes and organic mushrooms. All of the ingredients we use are sourced locally to ensure that breakfasts here at Crockwell Farm are always fresh, organic, healthy and delicious.
If you and the bridal party would prefer something lighter on the morning of the wedding, we could serve you some bagels with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs instead. Please let us know your preference. We are happy to accommodate your request.
We also serve “hangover breakfast”, usually around 9:30 am on the morning after the wedding. This is a great time to regale each other with stories of the previous day before bidding everyone goodbye and leaving for your honeymoon.
Bridal Prep Room
We perfectly understand how tiring and nerve-racking the wedding preparations can be. As such, we made sure that the woman of the hour would be as comfortable as she can be.
Equipped with comfy chairs, a bench, a huge roof light and windows that let plenty of natural light in, our bridal prep room has everything you’ll need to make the bride’s preparations a breeze. Tall chairs are available for the makeup artist to ensure they are in the best condition to work their magic.
To keep everyone in high spirits, the bridal prep room features a kitchenette for tea or coffee. A wide array of snacks is also available for the bridal party to enjoy.
As one of the most highly recommended exclusive hire wedding venues in Northamptonshire and beyond, we at Crockwell Farm are always thinking of ways to make your wedding day extra special. We are constantly improving our services and amenities to ensure that you and your guests will have a unique and memorable experience.
Explore Our Venue Today!
At Crockwell Farm, we feel honoured and excited to be part of one of the most important days of your life. Our team would love to hear about your wedding plans and show you around our location!
For enquiries or to request a tour of Crockwell Farm, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.