Stanford Farm

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Stanford Farm

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Stanford Farm
Wedding Photography

WOW! What a wedding to photograph at Stanford Farm. Dayna and Gareth wanted a relaxed and fun wedding, I think it is safe to say they got this. I have been talking to this amazing couple for a while about their big day and I have been excited about this wedding since they booked me as their wedding photographer last year. Stanford Farm is the perfect venue, when you book this family run venue it is a shell and you get to put your own stamp on it. The newlyweds put so much effort and thought into this wedding and it was simply amazing.

What the Bride and Groom said about Andy Griffiths Photography

Finding an amazing photographer for our wedding was top of our list and after our first chat with Andy we knew he was perfect to capture our big day! He was relaxed, fun, and just like having a mate photograph us. We wanted our photos to capture the whole experience as it played out and that’s exactly what he did. Words cannot describe how incredible he was on the day and how amazing our photos are!! We hardly noticed he was there! He was a camera ninja!! We are completely in love with them and look at them all the time. It’s like reliving the day over and over. We cannot recommend him enough. He really did capture every emotion of the day. Thank you so much for giving us memories that we can look at forever.

Real emotion at bridal preparation

The beautiful bride rented a house in the countryside not far from Stanford Farm, family and friends all stayed for a few days so on the morning the house it was great to photograph as so much stuff was happening. I always say to my couples to give gifts when I am there, today was a classic example of why. Their was so much emotion between the bride, bridesmaids and family there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The groom, his best man and father were getting ready near by so I also went along there – I always enjoy going to both groom and bridal prep, it adds so much to the story of the wedding day.

Confetti, drinks and a relaxed wedding at Stanford Farm

Stanford farm has been in the family for over 100 years and is now a quirky, unique and quite frankly brilliant wedding venue. With on site camping, exclusivity and beautiful countryside there is no where else you need for a relaxed & festival themed  wedding. The bride and groom wrote their own vows and you can just tell how happy these two people are. They also have an amazing dog Chester who couldn’t help but get in on the action during the signing of the register. After saying their vows it was onto reception drinks, confetti and enjoying the day with their friends and family.

We went off for some relaxed couple photos around the Stanford Farm and thankfully the weather was lovely in the evening without a cloud in the sky. It was soon time for the party which included lots of dancing, pizza, face painting and a really cool photobooth.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Thain, you just had one hell of a wedding at Stanford Farm!!

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Featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

This wedding has also been featured on Whimsical Weddings, for more inspiration you can have a look here.

Thanks to the following suppliers who helped make this fantastic wedding at Stanford Farm what it was:

Flowers: The Violet Palm, Chester

Dress: This Modern Love Bridal

Shoes: Harriet Wilde

Suits: Moss Bros

Transport: Fabulous Wedding Cars

Band: The Cave

Singer: Robin

Photography: Andy Griffiths Photography

Pizza:Ambers Wood Fired Kitchen

Venue: Stanford Farm

Stanford Farm Useful Information

The History

Stanford Farm is nestled in the idyllic Shropshire countryside. Stanford farm is 400 years old and been in the Edwards family just over 100 years! The recently re-designed Stanford Farm is a fantastic wedding venue for weddings and events. A beautiful rustic barn conversion, set behind a stunning courtyard amidst spacious rural surroundings, is the perfect setting for your big day. When transforming the farm from a rundown dairy farm to a upcycled wedding venue we took care in keeping the barns in line with their history that Cindy’s grandad actually built.

The Venue

The Stables are licensed for wedding ceremonies, set within a stunning courtyard. The Bull Barn has been up cycled into a stylish bar using recycled materials and the most recent conversion the Cow House is a great use of space to hold up to 200 people for your evening event.

How many people can attend?

The Cow House can hold up to 200 people for the evening. Have a chat with Cindy or Beki about numbers during the day that they are able to accommodate.

Do you supply catering?

No, you need to source your own catering for the day. Stanford Farm will be able to give you a list of recommended suppliers.

Do you provide the Registrar?

No, all weddings need the local registrar and to give notice in your local area. To find out more please see:,-deaths-and-marriages/ceremonies-in-shropshire/getting-married/

How do you get to Stanford Farm?

Stanford Farm is in the country! All the surrounding houses have the same postcode, so it is important to not follow your sat nav in the final half mile or you will end up at a different property. The farm is just off the A458 in Halfway House, towards Pecknall. Stanford Farm is 10 miles from Shrewsbury & from Welshpool.

Shrewsbury & Welshpool train stations are both 10 miles away. A taxi would be approx £15.

Do we have exclusive use? 

You have exclusive site hire between Tuesday and Thursdays or Friday and Sundays depending on when your wedding day is.

Heel Stoppers

The courtyard links The Stables to The Cow House and the Bull Bar so no there is no mud and no, you won’t need wellies, unless you are in the woods or take a walk.  However if stilettos are your thing, then you may need heel stoppers for the garden, now there’s an idea!

Do you have a bar onsite? 

Yes a bar is on site with a full alcohol and music license.

What time does the bar close?

Friday & Saturday’s is 1am

All other days are 11pm.

How can you get in touch with Stanford Farm?

You can get in touch with Stanford Farml via email at [email protected]

You can Phone Cindy – 07729 180630


Stanford Farm, Halfway House, Shrewsbury. SY5 9DW



How can I view Stanford Farm’s wedding brochures?

Just get in touch with them through their online form or you can view the brochure here: Stanford Farm Wedding Brochure

Can I stay at Stanford Farm?

Yes, on site camping available. Have a look at this link for more information:

Is their Accommodation near by?

Stanford Farm are lucky to have 10 B&B/Barn accommodations within 5 miles, some with free transport to and from the farm, so no designated driver.  Have a look here for more accommodation near by:

Can you get ready at Stanford Farm?

Yes there is a ‘getting ready’ barn which you can use.

What would you say makes Stanford Farm unique?

“We are very relaxed and offer this approach as part of your wedding booking. We try to say yes to all the requests we can!  Obviously, also the beautiful venue in all its original rustic glory!”

Whats your biggest tips for couples getting married?

We offer a three day hire, use it! Whether that’s a BBQ the night before or brunch the day after, the venue is yours for three days, and one wedding day is just not enough!

What’s your most popular wedding package?

We offer a dry hire, blank canvas package but can add in wedding planning services such the Peacock Package which has been popular for 2019.

Can we have confetti?

Yes, as long as it is biodegradable. You can contact our local supplier Shropshire Petals for more information if you like.

When can we drop wedding items off at the venue?

Just speak Cindy about your needs.

Reception Drinks

These are normally served in the Bull Barn and perfect for your guests to enjoy the courtyard.

Photos of Stanford Farm

Below you can see a number of photos of Stanford Farm

Contact Andy

Send me a message and I will get back to you within 24 hours.