Wow! What a wedding and what a wedding venue. Grange Barn is situated in the picturesque village of Marbury on the Cheshire / Shropshire border. Opened in the summer of 2019, Grange Barn is a newly converted barn on a working arable farm. I was lucky enough to photograph the wedding of Colette & Jag on only the second ever wedding at this stunning venue. The Barn has beautiful views over the Cheshire countryside and offers the opportunity for a relaxed and rustic wedding. This is honestly one of my favourite ever wedding venues and Sally and her husband were great to work with and chat too.
The wedding at Grange Barn
After spending the morning at Cheshire Boutique Barns with both the bride & groom, once Colette’s dad arrived, I headed over to Grange Barn which is only a short drive away. Jag and over 100 of their friends and family were waiting in the barn, the original roof is still on the barn and really gives some beautiful natural light all around the barn.
The original plan was to get married outside but because of the wind it was decided to get inside which is such a beautiful space so it really didn’t matter.
After they tied the knot it was time for confetti, canapés and drinks. Everyone has a great time and after quickly nipping outside for some formal family photos and 5 minutes of relaxed couple photos it was time for speeches and food. Which today was supplied by Big 5 Catering in the form of a BBQ. I have worked at a couple of weddings with Big 5 now and they are fantastic.
Evening reception at Grange Barn
The wedding was Indian & Scottish inspired with the groom being Indian and the bride being Scottish. So the evening was fantastic with a mix of Scottish Ceilidh dancing and Indian dancing. It was quite honestly brilliant and just after first dance Colette got changed into traditional Indian dress and she looked fantastic. The dancing went on and everyone seemed to have a great time!
Congratulations to you both and thank you for having me along to tell your story. I hope you had the best wedding at this incredible venue.
Thanks to the suppliers for making the day fantastic:
Dress: Bijoux Bridal
Shoes: Jenny Packham
Hair: Hair Fantasy
Make Up: Jessica Mair
Flowers: White Wysteria
Cake: Cherry Blossom Bakery
DJ: Dave Dee Disco’s
DJ: DJ Gum
Bar: Estate Boys
Venue: Shropshire Wedding Hire
Catering: Big 5 Catering
Accommodation: Cheshire Boutique Barns
Venue: Grange Barn
Relaxed, Natural & Unobtrusive Wedding Photography at Grange Barn
Useful information about Grange Barn
Grange Barn is an approved premise for civil ceremonies. Couples can get married in our beautiful indoor ceremony area or (weather permitting!) can have an outdoor ceremony on the decking overlooking the spectacular views. If you would like a church service, we are a stones throw away from the beautiful Saint Michael’s Church of Marbury. There are also a handful of lovely churches all within a 5-10 minute drive from Grange Barn.
Tell us about Grange Barn? The history of the farm, the barn etc
The farm house was built in 1858, and the farm was originally a dairy farm with the barn being used for cattle. Renovations began on the barn in January 2019, and we have maintained plenty of it’s original features. We have not altered the building structurally, maintaining (and obviously repairing!) the roof and the metal stanchions. We have re-purposed the huge barn doors doors, so as to keep the authenticity of the barn.
How long have you been in business for?
We officially opened in June 2019, and had our first wedding July 2019 so we are brand new!!
What made you want to become a venue?
Both my husband and I are from Cheshire and when we were looking to get married in the area three years ago, we couldn’t find anywhere we liked. All the venues we looked around were either formal hotels, or had plenty of restrictions so we decided in the end to get married in our parents field. When my parents-in-law purchased Grange Farm, they were discussing knocking down the old cattle barn so my husband and I approached them with the idea of turning it into a wedding barn. They loved the idea, and since then the concept of Grange Barn was born! We hope the barn brings a different type of venue to the Cheshire area – we really want it to be a relaxed, fun and rustic space which couples can really make their own.
What do you most enjoy about the wedding industry?
Meeting so many wonderful couples! I also love the Friday before a wedding at the barn … it’s always such fun with plenty of people popping in and out, and everyone running around organising the set-up. We have chosen to only host 1 wedding a week on the farm as we didn’t want it to feel like a wedding factory. Because of this, our couples have access to the barn from midday on Friday so they can have all afternoon to get the barn looking just how they would like!
What is your top tip for bride / grooms?
Enjoy it! We understand at times it can be stressful, but it is such a special time in your lives. We like to think the couples getting married at Grange Barn have plenty of support in the lead up and on the day itself, so they really can enjoy the whole experience.
How can couples get in touch with you?
Phone: 07731 449963
Address: Grange Farm, Holyhurst Road, Marbury, Cheshire, SY13 4LY
When does the venue close?
The music needs to be off at 12.15am, guests depart 12.45am
Do you charge for corkage?
No! If you would like to bring your own alcohol in, then we run a ‘dry hire’ option with a service charge (not a per bottle basis). This covers the cost of glassware / refrigeration / staff. All the drinks packages options can be found on our website, under ‘suppliers’
Who do you use for catering or is it in house?
We have a choice of 4 excellent caterers ; Relish, Fresh & Lush, Catherine Skates or The Big 5. All example menus with guide pricing can be found on our website under ‘suppliers’
Do you have a list of accommodation near by?
Yes, we have plenty. Cheshire Boutique Barns, our accommodation partners are perfect for the bridal party. These 4 gorgeous barns sleep 12 people are all decorated beautifully and are less than a 5 minute drive along our quiet country lanes from Grange Barn. We are situated between the market towns of Nantwich and Whitchurch, so are surrounded by lots of BnB’s, hotels and country houses. We have put together a full list for couples on our website, under ‘accommodation;.
How do people get to Grange Barn?
By Car: The post code is SY13 4LY. There is plenty of parking at Grange Barn and you are able to leave the car overnight. You will need to collect the car by 11am the next day.
By Taxi: You are strongly advised to book ahead and Grange Barn has a list of local taxi firms on the website under ‘suppliers’
By train: Crews station is 13 miles away, Nantwich station is 8 miles away & Whitchurch is 4 miles away.
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