What to expect from a country wedding

Surrounded by the sweet sound of birdsong, in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Say ‘I do’ amongst the wilding in the mid morning dew.

Say ‘I do’ to a country wedding

A country wedding begins in the calm and tranquil setting of the Lincolnshire countryside. The flatlands of The Fens known for its wide open skies create a captivating backdrop to your perfect wedding day. Hare’s play in the fields of long grass and the barley blow gently in the breeze. Feel close to nature is a country venue full of natural beauty.

What is Thetford Farm Barn?

Thetford Farm Barn is a large 200 year old Grade II listed barn that has been carefully restored to create a rustic and characterful wedding venue. Set on a 500 acre arable farm, Thetford Farm Estate has been farmed by the Richardson family for over 100 years. With years in the planning and three daughters, this large family barn was always intended to be restored into a beautiful wedding venue. Full of historic notes of farm life, this large venue with enclosed courtyard is a rustically romantic venue.

Why choose Thetford Farm Barn for a country wedding

Arrive by tractor in your Vera Wang dress and wellington boots and run through the fields of golden wheat, for this  perfect countryside location offers photographic vista’s that will make the memories of a lifetime. A large venue, the barns free-flowing space and considered design, allows for an adaptable, spacious and versatile location to share with your friends and family. The beautiful and historic barn can cater to suit all your ceremony requirements.

Wedding preparations

There is no rush at Thetford Farm Barn. We understand that it can take a little extra time on your wedding day to make things just right, so we have planned two designated areas for getting ready, The Dressing Room and The Hayloft. Not just that but we will also allow flexibility around your booking to give you time to arrange the set up and clear down of your celebration.

Take a look at our wedding planners!

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Emily Hardesty

The blissful bride


The ceremony

At Thetford Farm Barn you can choose where to say your vows. In the peaceful meadow with flowers around your feet or in The Ceremony Hall adorned with rose petals and garlands. This rustic and elegant venue allows for an organic and calming space to enjoy the memories of a lifetime. This large barn sits in a stunning location and has the capacity of up to 250+ guests in The Ceremony Hall.

The evening reception

With a large, versatile Ceremony Hall and Dining area there is room for everyone, even your four legged friends. Whether you would like hay bales for seating or a barn dance in the evening, our dedicated team can help advise you. Private, and family friendly there are two courtyards adjacent from The Ceremony Hall, allowing you to extend with additional marquees for up to 400+ guests for your wedding reception.

Who are the caterers?

We have made choosing your caterers easy and have a list of award winning selected suppliers who come highly recommended. If you would like 5 courses, a BBQ, Hog roast or even a food truck, our award winning caterers can help you work towards something you are happy with.

To view our caterers please look at out catering page and supplier directory.

Nestled in nature with guest accommodations

Lincolnshire provides a variety of unique accommodation including our very own guest house in the village of Baston, just a short stop away and accommodation for ten. Onsite accommodation will be available from 2025.

In the meantime we have complied a list ot some of the best places to stay


Can I arrive by horse and cart? Absolutely yes, we can accommodate most methods of transport!

Take a look at our FAQ’s for more frequently asked questions.


Extra Touches for Your Rural Celebrations:

Thetford Farm Barn is more than just a venue, it is the venue that will create the memories of a lifetime. In a glorious rural location that you can feel totally relaxed, step into the country to Thetford Farm Barn.
Join us for a pot of tea and a slice of cake, we would love to show you around. We will be taking bookings from Spring 2024.

As the wildflower gently sways in the breeze, the flat lands of The Fenlands are still in the distance. Golden cornfields and a country setting, the perfect destination for your wedding.

Our team would love to show your around our beautiful barn