As one of the UK’s top wedding venues, Crockwell Farm is certainly an excellent location for celebrating one of life’s most precious moments. Nestled within the heart of the South Northamptonshire countryside, our idyllic wedding venue offers an intimate setting for ceremonies and receptions of all sizes.
Surrounded by Northamptonshire’s undiscovered lanes and rolling hills, and awarded “Top 100” status by the prestigious Condé Nast Brides magazine, Crockwell Farm is more than just a beautiful wedding venue. We also provide fully bespoke wedding services to ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience for our clients and their guests. And, with our team’s diligent organisational skills and keen attention to detail, we can help you transform your dream wedding into a reality.
Crockwell Farm is conveniently located near the Oxfordshire and Warwickshire borders and can be easily accessed via the M40 and M1 motorways.
Enjoy Exclusive Use of Our Facilities for 3 Days
Crockwell Farm was one of the first wedding venues in the UK to host luxury barn ceremonies and receptions. Lovingly renovated and converted by the Harper family in 1998, our location features stunning grounds and stone farm buildings housing a vaulted ceremony barn, a beautiful oak-glazed entrance hall, and picture-perfect internal marquees that provide panoramic views of the idyllic Northamptonshire countryside.
To ensure that our clients have an outstanding experience, our stunning wedding venue has undergone various transformations. Most notably, our spring 2020 renovations greatly enhanced the look and ambience of our rustic bar and luxury marquee space.
As one of the best wedding venues in the UK, we want our clients and their guests to feel “at home”. This is why we strive to ensure that they can fully experience our brand of hospitality, starting with our guest accommodation. We can accommodate up to 28 guests in our nine farm cottages, all with en-suite bathrooms. They are ideal for couples looking for a homely and cosy place to rest and relax after an exhausting day of wedding preparations and celebrations.
Crockwell also offers a wide range of options for couples who want a truly unique and intimate wedding. Whether you are planning an indoor or outdoor event, you can count on us to provide you with the perfect wedding venue for your afternoon or evening reception and ceremony.
And the best part of hosting your wedding ceremony and reception at Crockwell Farm is that you have exclusive use of all our facilities and amenities for three days.
Expert Wedding Services as Unique as You
As a family run venue, we adopt a unique and very personal approach to wedding planning. Our team of friendly and dedicated wedding planners and coordinators can draw upon their many years of experience to offer you exceptional and highly flexible wedding services.
At Crockwell, you can count on us to be there for you every step of the way. We will always be on hand to take care of the minor details so you don’t have to. We are only satisfied once you have finally achieved your dream wedding day, and as such no task is too big or too small. We will do our best to live up to your expectations, ensuring you have everything you need for a truly memorable celebration.
Celebrate Life’s Precious Moments at Crockwell
A wedding is one of life’s most precious moments. Because it marks the start of your romantic journey together, it is only natural that you will want to celebrate it in style. For this reason, a country wedding is well worth considering.
Country weddings have a more relaxed atmosphere than traditional ceremonies and receptions. They also offer greater flexibility, allowing you to plan an occasion that is truly your own. Moreover, rural wedding venues are highly recommended for couples who would prefer a civil ceremony but would like something more festive and exclusive than a registry office.
With their high-beamed ceilings and “chapel-like” atmosphere, converted barns provide the perfect setting for a country wedding ceremony. Not only are they naturally beautiful, but decorating them is easy too. And, with the beauty of nature serving as a perfect backdrop, you can be sure that your wedding photos will be beyond compare.
If you want to book a country or barn wedding venue that will tick all your boxes, then look no further than Crockwell Farm. As one of the best wedding venues in Northamptonshire, our location offers an idyllic and intimate setting for weddings of all types and sizes. Because we have been improving our services and facilities throughout the years, you can expect unrivalled wedding services tailored to your specific requirements.
Let’s take a closer look at Crockwell Farm and discover why many couples and industry experts consider it to be one of the top wedding venues in the UK.
The Vaulted Barn
Built in the 1700s, the stone Vaulted Barn is truly a historic wedding venue. It is one of the original buildings from when Crockwell was still a working farm. Restored by the Harpers in the early 2000s, the barn has hosted a number of small weddings and parties.
With its intimate and romantic ambience, the Vaulted Barn is undoubtedly a favourite barn venue for many of our clients. It can seat up to 86 people, making it the ideal wedding venue for small to medium-sized ceremonies. Besides a few church candles and flowers, which we can quickly arrange before the ceremony, the stone Vaulted Barn needs very little to no decoration.
The Saddle Room Bar
An essential part of our spring 2020 renovations, the Saddle Room Bar connects the stone Vaulted Barn to the Starlit Marquee to lead our guests into the Breakfast Room. With its newly fitted underfloor heating, lovely oak timbers and cosy fireplace, this intimate wedding venue is certainly the ideal location for couples and their guests who want to spend some quality time over a round of drinks or two.
Because good spirits are a staple of every wedding, the Saddle Room stocks a wide variety of wines, gins, ales and premium beers. Drinks can be enjoyed from one hour before the ceremony until the bar closes its doors at 12:30am.
The Starlit Marquee
With its high ceilings and expansive windows, the Starlit Marquee offers guests panoramic views of the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. Large hanging hoops with foliage and a fairy-light canopy also feature prominently in the wedding venue, making it both festive and inviting.
If you have invited a large number of guests, the Starlit Marquee will be the perfect wedding venue. With a capacity of up to 200 people, it provides enough space for the day’s celebrations and activities, including the much-anticipated wedding feast. Furthermore, the Marquee is accessible from 2:00pm the day before the wedding, giving you ample time to decorate and make the venue uniquely yours.
Similar to the Saddle Room Bar, the Starlit Marquee has undergone recent renovations. It now features underfloor heating and neutral yet classic flooring, ensuring you and your guests’ comfort and enjoyment during the wedding reception no matter what the season. And thanks to the Marquee’s adjoining secret dance floor, you can dance the day or night away as there’s no need to move the furniture around to make room.
As one of the UK’s best wedding venues, we at Crockwell Farm prioritise your comfort and convenience. This is why there’s no need to worry about bringing chairs, cutlery, glassware and crockery to the Starlit Marquee for the wedding reception. We will happily provide everything for you. We will also handle all the other decorative materials so you don’t have to. As mentioned earlier, you can leave the smallest details to us so you can focus on what is important to you.
While our indoor venues are renowned for their rustic charm and beauty, our outdoor settings are also in a league of their own. Surrounded by Northamptonshire’s verdant rolling hills and idyllic scenes of nature, Crockwell Farm is certainly an enchanting location for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.
Our unique venue is situated in the heart of a privately owned 400-acre farm and picturesque gardens feature prominently on the estate. Owner Hermione personally and painstakingly plans and maintains the gardens to ensure they are always picture-ready regardless of the time of year. If you are keen on planning an outdoor wedding, Crockwell’s beautiful landscaped gardens offer a beautiful and romantic setting with lots of fabulous photo opportunities.
Planning a summer wedding at Crockwell will undoubtedly be a wonderful experience as you have exclusive use of our gardens for entertaining guests. If the weather cooperates, everyone can enjoy reception drinks and canapés underneath our picturesque walnut tree. Because no wedding should be without a dose of fun and entertainment, our well-manicured gardens are the ideal venue for hosting not just outdoor ceremonies, but also games, live musical performances and other activities you may have in store for your guests.
The Orchard Pavilion
Right next to our beautiful gardens is the Orchard Pavilion, a naturally beautiful and idyllic setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies. Mature lime trees, mountain ashes and field maples, and damson and cherry trees are dotted around the Pavilion so your guests can enjoy the shade and fresh air. At the end of the tree-lined aisle, you will find Crockwell’s permanent gazebo, a truly enchanting place to have a romantic ceremony and exchange your vows.
The Orchard Pavilion complies with all the legalities of a civil ceremony. It also has an excellent sound system for music and the wedding speeches. Thanks to the Pavilion’s strategic location, organising an outdoor wedding is completely effortless. Your guests can easily make their way from the gardens to the Orchard Pavilion for the reception.
At Crockwell Farm, we are well aware that the English weather can be quite unpredictable. It is for this reason that we always have a contingency plan in place to ensure our staff are prepared for any eventualities. If the local weather doesn’t match the festive and celebratory mood of your wedding day, you can choose between the Vaulted Barn and the Starlit Marquee as your backup wedding venue.
For many couples, spending quality time with their closest friends and family can be quite a challenge. Besides being pressed for time, finding a suitable place to gather together can be difficult. However, at Crockwell Farm, making this a possibility is just part and parcel of our commitment to helping you organise a fairytale wedding to remember.
Within Crockwell’s stunning country house are nine spacious bedrooms that can offer safe and comfortable two-night accommodation for your core wedding party. With your friends and loved ones nearby, it will be much easier to enjoy a relaxing time with them once the wedding preparations have been completed.
The Breakfast Room
The Breakfast Room is one of the most recent additions to Crockwell Farm. Featuring a stylish contemporary design, it is the ideal spot to enjoy a big breakfast on the morning before or after the wedding. Located right next to the Saddle Room Bar, the Breakfast Room can be easily accessed via the large rolling door.
Breakfasts have always been a joyful affair here at Crockwell. You and your guests can take your pick from a wide array of fresh fruits, yoghurts, toast and homemade granola. We also offer a cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs, free-range sausages, organic mushrooms and tomatoes. Every ingredient is sourced locally to ensure that our trademark wedding breakfasts are always fresh, organic and delicious.
If you and your bridal party would prefer something lighter for your wedding breakfast, we can offer you bagels with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or something similar. Just say the word and we will do our best to accommodate your request. For those who want something more filling on the morning after the wedding, we also offer a “hangover breakfast” at around 9:30am. This is undoubtedly a great time to exchange stories and reminisce about the events of the day before. It also offers you the opportunity to say goodbye to your guests before leaving for your honeymoon.
The Bridal Prep Room
Many brides would agree that planning a wedding can be quite stressful. This is why our mission here at Crockwell is to make this grand affair more manageable and less taxing for the bride. Our Bridal Prep Room is certainly equipped with everything you need. With its panoramic roof light and windows, low comfortable chairs for hairstyling and tall stools for the make-up artist, the room is designed to ensure your wedding day gets off to a perfect start.
The Bridal Prep Room also features a kitchenette with a Nespresso machine and a small fridge, ensuring that the bridal party has easy access to tea, coffee and snacks. And with its stylish and eye-catching interior decor, the room can serve as a stunning backdrop for your pre-wedding photography.
No other Northamptonshire wedding venues have the same commitment to excellence as we do. At Crockwell Farm, we are dedicated to providing our clients with impeccable service and the best country wedding venue possible. This certainly motivates us to find new ways to make your wedding weekend a truly memorable experience.
Discover What Makes Crockwell Farm Special Today!
At Crockwell Farm, we feel deeply honoured to be part of one of the most momentous occasions of your lives. We would be thrilled to hear about your wedding plans and show you around our wedding venue!
Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like to request a tour of Crockwell Farm.