– SHUSTOKE BARN –
WEDDING VENUE WEST MIDLANDS
Shustoke Barn – FARM/BARN WEDDING VENUE
Shustoke Barn is an 18th century red-brick barn set around a private courtyard, in the heart of the rural Warwickshire scenery. This exclusive-use wedding venue hosts civil ceremonies in the timber barn with romantic lighting. The barn, featuring oak beams, flagstone floors and high ceiling, is set within a private courtyard where guests can gather among the beautiful olive trees watching the chefs cook up a barbecue banquet.
The grill can cook 6 whole lambs at one time! Giving you plenty of food for your hungry guests!!
The seating capacity for the wedding breakfast is 14. There is an open-kitchen area with a glass wall to witness your food being prepared, and you can light up the room with fairy lights and candles.
The massive gothic wooden and glass arched doors are a gorgeous backdrop for stunning photos.
For your evening reception, the maximum capacity is 200., while in the courtyard there are fire pits for essential late night fun.
The barn has underfloor heating to bring a warm atmosphere to the occasion on chilly evenings.
The dance floor area has colour changing LED up lighters to further add to the romantic atmosphere.
Outside in the courtyard and grounds there are spectacular hanging festoon lights in the trees, alongside the wheat field which is near to the barns and creates some stunning, romantic, nighttime photography.
If guests want to chill out from the activities, there is an area upstairs in an adjoining barn.
The whole barn experience is one of a rustic, unique nature.
As an added touch, some have commented positively on the fact that there are plasters, mints, chewing gum and tissues included in the wash rooms.
From 9.00am start time to 1am finish.
No, but there are lots of accommodation facilities nearby
Yes, you can design the room to your wishes.
No. The barn has their own in house caterers.
Here’s a Shustoke Barn wedding I covered:
Duncan and Lacey came through a recommendation and I was stoked when they said they wanted to book me as their Shustoke Barn wedding photographer. This was because I’d heard so many good things about this venue, plus I love shooting in rustic barn-like locations.
Shustoke Barn is a beautiful 18th barn in the heart of rural Warwickshire. As a licensed venue you can hold both your ceremony and wedding reception here.
Having exclusive use makes for an intimate and personal wedding celebration like no other.
The Wedding Day
It was lovely to meet up again with so many friends from previous weddings I’d shot, and it made for a fun day.
I started in the morning as usual with Lacey’s preparations just down the road from Shustoke. It was a lovely emotional morning as gifts and memories were exchanged, as you’ll see from the images below.
Then I headed off to photograph the nervous Duncan with his men before the ceremony started.
This is why I love a documentary approach. That image of Duncan before the ceremony tell a better story than him smiling at the camera. Here you see an understandably nervous groom. The memories associated with that image preserves the real emotions at the start of the day.
Even the speeches were an emotional affair as family and friends gave a few words while the tissues were passed around.
At the end of the day they certainly know how to party as they finally relaxed and let their hair down after a wonderful day.
Shustoke Barn, Coleshill Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire.B46 2BL