Nestled in the rolling hills and undiscovered lanes of South Northamptonshire, Crockwell Farm offers a stunning setting for all types of wedding receptions and celebrations. Considered to be one of the UK’s best luxury wedding venues and awarded “Top 100” status by the highly prestigious Condé Nast Brides magazine, we provide a fully bespoke service so couples, their families, friends and guests can enjoy a unique and truly memorable experience. Crockwell Farm is situated close to the Oxfordshire and Warwickshire borders and can be easily accessed via the M40 and M1 motorways.
Crockwell Farm was one of the first venues in the UK to offer couples the opportunity to have a luxury barn wedding. Converted by the Harper family in 1998, the stone farm buildings feature a stunning oak-glazed entrance hall, a vaulted ceremony barn and beautiful internal marquees that provide exceptional panoramic views of the picturesque and idyllic Northamptonshire countryside.
Throughout the years, the venue has undergone continuous improvements to ensure we always meet the needs of our clients. In the spring of 2020, extensive renovations were carried out to enhance the look and feel of our facilities, rustic bar and luxury marquee space.
Today, Crockwell Farm can accommodate up to 28 guests in its quaint farm cottages with nine en-suite bedrooms. This is ideal for couples travelling from outside Northamptonshire as the cottages will provide them with a home away from home where they and their immediate family can relax and recharge their batteries before and after their special day.
In addition, Crockwell offers a variety of luxury wedding options for couples with discerning tastes. We have both indoor and outdoor venues available, including extensive and well-manicured gardens that provide a wonderful backdrop for outside ceremonies and receptions.
All of this is yours to use exclusively for three days.
Beyond our stunning and idyllic luxury wedding venue, we have also established quite a reputation for our exceptional customer service. Crockwell Farm is a family-run business that takes a very personal approach to planning and organising a wedding.
As all our couples are unique, our team of highly experienced wedding planners and coordinators offer optimum flexibility to help you create and enjoy a celebration that is personal to you. Of course, you can count on us to provide professional advice and services, from coming up with ideas for the entertainment and decor to helping you source wedding supplies for the ceremony and reception.
With our expert assistance, you will be able to turn your dream luxury wedding into a reality.
Over the last 15 years, holding a wedding reception in a barn has become extremely popular, not just in the UK but in other parts of the world as well. As more and more couples look for alternatives to the usual wedding venues, with their restrictive rules and unimaginative atmospheres, converted barns and farm buildings have steadily grown in popularity, primarily because of the often naturally beautiful surroundings and picturesque settings.
In addition, a growing number of brides and grooms seem to prefer a non-religious ceremony but are loathe to get married in a registry office. Fortunately, a converted barn can help address this need. With their high beamed ceilings and rustic appeal, barns provide a “chapel-like” atmosphere. Furthermore, they can be easily transformed for the evening entertainment, thus eliminating the need for guests to go back and forth between two locations.
At Crockwell Farm, we offer a range of options for wedding ceremonies and receptions. In fact, we have been constantly improving our facilities and services to ensure that our couples have a wedding day they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.
Dating back to the 1700s, our stone Vaulted Barn is one of the original agricultural buildings from when Crockwell was still being used as a working farm. It was lovingly and painstakingly restored in the early 2000s, and we have been hosting small weddings and parties here ever since. Indeed, the Vaulted Barn has become a crowd favourite, with dozens of couples having exchanged their vows here throughout the years. It remains the perfect and most romantic setting for wedding ceremonies.
The barn is suitable for small to medium-sized weddings. It can accommodate up to 86 people and requires very little or no decoration, other than a few church candles and some flowers, which we are happy to arrange for you.
Newly renovated and refurbished in the spring of 2020, the Saddle Room Bar connects the stone Vaulted Barn to the Starlit Marquee before leading into the Breakfast Room. With full underfloor heating, beautiful oak timbers and a cosy fireplace, this bar offers a classy yet homely atmosphere. It is a perfect gathering place for your guests and one they can use throughout the day.
Your wedding reception would not be complete without a good selection of drinks, and the Saddle Room Bar stocks a wide range of premium beers, ales, wines, spirits and gins. The bar opens one hour before the ceremony and will remain open until closing time at 12:30 am.
Providing panoramic views of the idyllic Northamptonshire countryside, the Starlit Marquee is one of the main reasons why Crockwell Farm is one of the most sought-after luxury wedding venues in the UK. The marquee features high ceilings, expansive windows, a fairy-light canopy and large hanging hoops with foliage, providing a stunning location for your wedding ceremony and reception.
Rest assured that you will be free to let your imagination run wild. In fact, we actively encourage you to decorate the Starlit Marquee as you see fit so it will match your character and personality as a couple. We will be happy to assist you to ensure that you will achieve the look and ambience you are hoping for.
Our 2020 renovation project has made the marquee an even more attractive setting for wedding celebrations. As part of the renovations, underfloor heating and neutral yet classic flooring were installed throughout to ensure your guests can enjoy the occasion in comfort.
The Starlit Marquee offers the option of round tables with white linen or rustic long tables. Remember, at Crockwell Farm, you won’t have to worry about the minor details because we can take care of everything for you. We will happily provide all the crockery, glassware and cutlery you need, as well as chairs and other decorative items to give the marquee a grander and more luxurious feel.
For larger weddings, the starlit marquee is an idea location with an abundance of space for both ceremonies and reception. The starlit marquee can seat up to 200 guests comfortably and thanks to our adjoining secret dancefloor, there is no need to move any furniture around post wedding breakfast. Simply pull back the drapes and step onto the dancefloor for your first dance.
Crockwell Farm is the perfect location for couples looking to celebrate their special day in the most extraordinary and intimate fashion. Situated in the middle of a privately owned 400-acre farm, the venue is surrounded by Northamptonshire’s lush and verdant hills, ensuring your utmost privacy and providing you with a host of fantastic photo opportunities.
Crockwell is indeed a haven for nature lovers. Besides the idyllic surroundings, the farm also has beautiful gardens, lovingly maintained and nurtured by owner Hermione, and a source of pride and joy for us all here at Crockwell. Hermione works tirelessly to ensure that the gardens are always ready for any photo opportunity, regardless of the time of year. For this reason, they are an ideal spot for our couples to exchange their vows.
If you are planning a summer wedding, you will be delighted to know that you can use our gardens to entertain your guests. If weather permits, reception drinks and canapés will be served underneath our magnificent walnut tree. Of course, all weddings should feature some fun and entertainment, and our well-maintained gardens are an excellent location for outdoor games, live musical performances and other activities you may have in mind.
Next to Crockwell’s well-manicured gardens is the Orchard Pavilion. This idyllic and naturally beautiful setting is ideal for outdoor ceremonies, making it one of the most stunning luxury wedding venues in Northamptonshire and beyond. Scattered throughout the Orchard Pavilion are mature lime trees, damson and cherry trees, mountain ashes and field maples, offering shade and fresh air for all your guests. At the end of the tree-lined aisle is our permanent gazebo, a magical location to pledge eternal love.
The Orchard Pavilion complies with all legal requirements for a civil ceremony and it also features an excellent sound system for both the music and wedding speeches. And, because it is right next to the gardens, organising a luxury outdoor wedding is a breeze. Straight after the ceremony, your guests can simply walk to the gardens for the reception.
At Crockwell Farm, we understand that the English weather can be unpredictable to say the least. Therefore, we always advise our couples to have a contingency plan in place. Whatever happens, our staff are always prepared for any eventuality. If the local weather doesn’t cooperate on your wedding day, you will have the option of choosing between the Vaulted Barn and the Starlit Marquee as your backup.
For many couples, it can be quite a challenge to gather close family and friends together in one place to spend some quality time with them before the wedding. At Crockwell Farm, however, we make this possible.
The venue boasts nine spacious bedrooms within the farmhouse, and our adjoining cottages offer safe and cosy two-night accommodation for your core wedding party. With your beloved friends and family close at hand, it will be easy to enjoy a relaxing time with them once all the wedding preparations have been finalised.
A recent addition to Crockwell Farm is the Breakfast Room, a lovely space where everyone can enjoy a big breakfast on the morning before or after your wedding. Featuring a stylish contemporary design, the Breakfast Room is situated right next to the bar. Simply walk through the large rolling door to enjoy our trademark Crockwell breakfast with your friends and family.
Breakfasts have always been one of the main attractions at Crockwell. You can enjoy a wide selection of fresh fruit, homemade granola, yoghurts and toast, followed by a cooked breakfast consisting of free-range sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes and organic mushrooms. Everything is sourced locally to ensure that Crockwell’s breakfasts are always fresh, organic and sinfully delicious.
If you and the bridal party would like something lighter on the morning of the wedding, such as bagels with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, we will be happy to accommodate your request. We also serve a “hangover breakfast” on the morning after, usually around 9:30 am. This is the perfect time to reminisce and trade stories about the day before and bid farewell to your guests before going off on your honeymoon.
A new addition for 2020, the bridal prep room is a stylish and seriously well lit room, with a panoramic roof light dedicated to preparations on the morning of the wedding. There are low, comfortable chairs for hair styling as well as taller stools for make-up, making your suppliers job as easy as possible. The room also has a Nespresso machine, tea and a small fridge to keep your morning bubbles chilled! The prep room ensures that your day gets off to the best possible start, providing a comfortable and beautiful space for hair and make-up and some pre-wedding photos.
At Crockwell Farm, we want to provide our couples with the best luxury wedding venue possible. For this reason, we are constantly thinking of new ways to make your wedding day a magical experience that you and your guests will remember forever!
If you are planning an upcoming wedding, we would love to show you around Crockwell Farm in person so you can see everything we have to offer and so we can discuss your arrangements. Every wedding is different and we pride ourselves on flexibility and providing a unique, personal experience.
Please get in touch with your enquiries and we will organise a time when you can explore our beautiful venue.
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