The Outbarn is situated in Clitheroe and is one of the best venues in the area. With a wedding license for up to 150 guests this is a fantastic venue for all sorts of weddings. With panoramic views of the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley this venue is one of my favourites.
Faye & Gareth’s wedding at The Outbarn, Clitheroe
Faye & Gareth got married at the Outbarn Wedding Venue in Clitheroe. A fantastic wedding venue with beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Ribble Valley.
I met with Faye and her bridesmaids at the The Old Diary Cottage in the morning whilst my second photographer Paul was with the groom and groomsmen at a local pub. It was such a great morning with the bride and bridesmaids and it was soon time for the wedding cars to arrive to move to the church for the ceremony. It was great to be working with Jodie Smith – Hair & Make up again – one of the best in the business.
An emotional Wedding Ceremony
The wedding ceremony was held at a local church – St Helens Church in Waddington – the Vicar was superb and allowed us to have free reign of the church. Something that always makes a difference – and I would always recommend people check with the church about photos before booking at the church!
After a lovely and emotional service it was time to head the short 5 minute journey back to the Outbarn.
Drinks reception in Clitheroe
My approach to drinks receptions are the same at every wedding – let the newly weds enjoy their wedding reception with their wedding guests and photograph the formal groups and portraits towards the end of the drinks reception which allows the couples to actually enjoy their wedding with all of their wedding guests, especially in a wedding venue like the Outbarn. With lots of canapés and drinks being enjoyed by the guests we did a small selection of group photos with the Ribble Valley as the backdrop. It was a bit of a wet day at times so it was important to get out when we could. The fact that the beautiful bride didn’t care about her dress getting dirty made things a lot easier!
My approach to wedding photography is something I really believe in and know the difference it makes to couples and their friends and family.
Evening party at the Outbarn
Before the wedding guests enjoyed their wedding breakfast it was time for the speeches – they were brilliant – exactly what you want in wedding speeches, humour, laughter and some brilliant words were said. The father of the brides speech was particularly brilliant.
Soon after it was time for the cutting of the cake and then the best part of the wedding – the evening party to start! The bride and groom started with a traditional first dance which was brilliantly followed up by guests who knew how to party! With capacity for up to 250 people the Outbarn in Clitheroe is the perfect place to party.
It was packed and I love weddings like this – it was fantastic from start to finish with all the wedding guests having a fantastic day. Due to COVID this was my first time at The Outbarn and it is such a great venue – special shoutout to the wedding coordinator Emma who was on hand all day and one of the best I have ever worked with – it makes such a difference to have brilliant staff on hand to ensure the day is running smoothly.
What the bride & groom said about Andy Griffiths Photography at the Outbarn:
I started writing our review about Andy and then started again, and then again. It’s so hard to find the words to do him justice, especially when everyone else says exactly the same thing.
As soon as you confirm him Andy makes you feel like your wedding day is the only one in the world that matters, despite being booked up to his eyeballs because he’s so brilliant. He makes it his job to not only photograph the most special moments from your wedding, but to completely capture the essence of who you are and what matters to you both.
The day goes by so fast and it’s over before you blink, but you really needn’t worry when Andy is your photographer. Even though you hardly even see him, he’s there snapping away. You can just enjoy the atmosphere, be with the people you love and make the absolute most of every second, knowing Andy is capturing it all.
Getting our photos back has been so emotional, each of our photos takes us back to the most amazing moments, it’s like we’re able to relive our day over and over again.
Not only are his pictures incredible, Andy is one of the nicest guys you’d ever hope to meet. The morning of the wedding he kept me calm, didn’t invade my space or overwhelm me, made me laugh, gave me advice and basically just slotted in like one of the girls (sorry Andy but it’s true). By the time it came for him to go in the evening we both felt like one of our lifelong friends was leaving early…turns out even bribing him with shots only works for a short while!
But honestly, Andy was undoubtedly one of the best decisions we made for our wedding, and if I could offer any soon-to-be-weds a single piece of advice it would be get him booked for your special day before someone else does.
Andy we can’t ever thank you enough for the day, the photographs and the memories. We hope you know that we will treasure your beautiful work for the rest of our lives, and we are so very grateful we found you.
Thanks to the suppliers for making the day fantastic:
Suits: HOPE Menswear
Make-up & Hair: Jodie Smith
Flowers: Moss Floral Artistry
Ceremony: St Helen’s Church, Waddington
Band: BOOM Live
Catering: The Striped Pig
Videography: James Tracey Videography
Useful information about weddings at The Outbarn
Here is some useful information about The Outbarn and what you can expect for your wedding at this wonderful wedding venue in Clitheroe.
Is there a minimum number for our wedding?
Is there a maximum number of guests for the wedding?
Can we have a civil wedding?
Yes, the Outbarn is licensed for a ceremony with up to 150 guests in the oval space of the barn. You must call and book the registrars yourselves.
Who is the local registrar?
Telephone: 0300 1236705
Email: [email protected]
Can we have the ceremony outside?
Whilst there is not yet have an outdoor structure on the lawn under which to be married. You are more than welcome to have a ceremony outside. You can choose to have a celebrant to conduct the ceremony, your guests won’t know the difference. The ceremony is not legally binding and you will need to get married either before or after the day using the Registrars.
Are we able to use a venue dresser at The Outbarn?
Yes, the Outbarn is yours for the day and you can use whatever suppliers you wish.
Is the Barn exclusive use?
Yes, the barn is exclusive use for your whole wedding.
What is The Outbarns Insta?
It the Outbarn instagram account is – @the_out_barn
Are we allowed confetti?
You are welcome to use confetti, however, you need to ensure that it is biodegradable.
Are we able to drop things off the day before the wedding?
Yes, you will need to agree this with your wedding coordinator
Is the Outbarn disability friendly?
Yes, there is wheelchair access to all areas of the Outbarn.
Do you have different table sizes?
Yes- there is a wide selection of table choices, please speak to your wedding coordinator for more information
Are we allowed to use candles?
Yes, but with certain requirements to ensure their are no issues. Any candles placed along the aisle during an indoor wedding celebration, or outside on the deck, must be fully enclosed within a covered lantern. Any tealights placed on the dining tables during the Reception, or church candles used in flower arrangements, must be contained in a suitable fire-resistant holder.
Is there a music system available?
Yes, there is a professional music system throughout the barn that you are able to use.
What are the Catering options?
Their are four caterers that are available for your wedding.
When can we access the Outbarn to set up?
The day of your wedding, however you may be able to drop items off prior.
When are last orders?
Last orders are at 11.45pm and the bar is closed at midnight.
When does all the music get turned off?
On your wedding evening, all music is finished at midnight.
When should taxis be ordered for?
You should tell guests that are not staying at the Barn to arrange transport at 1am as the Barn needs to be vacated by just after 1am.
Who runs the bar?
The Bar is run by the Outbarn.
What do we do about music?
There are several options for music. You are welcome to create your own playlists and share these with the Outbarn (they have a state of the art Sonos sound system), you could have a string quartet playing on arrival, a live band, DJ, or go wild with a combination of the above.
Do you have outdoor heaters?
There are outdoor fire pits for guests to keep warm (or toast marshmallows). As well as patio heaters under a covered porch.
Will the barn be warm?
Yes – the barn has eco-friendly, advanced underfloor heating from a Biomass boiler. The Outbarn also allow real candles for that added atmosphere.
Do you have onsite accommodation?
The couple can stay in the stunning Old Dairy cottage on the night of their wedding. For other guests there is The Farmhouse on site and there is plenty of excellent accommodation very nearby, so your guests can all stay within an easy distance from the barn.
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