Shropshire Glamping, Weddings & Events

Shropshire glamping, weddings and events

Suspend reality and make magical memories in rural heaven. Our gorgeous Shropshire glamping yurts, stable, cabins, bunkhouse, event barn (licensed for marriages), campsite and amenities are perfect for short breaks or venue hire for 20 to 120 guests. Venue hire for weddings and events. Self-catering glamping for singles, couples, families. Group … Read more

The Farm Wedding is Set to Become More Popular

The Farm Wedding is Set to Become More Popular

A proposed change to an 1836 law could lead to the farm wedding becoming massively popular among brides and grooms. We’re so used to seeing photos of couples marrying outside that it’s easy to assume that it’s legal. But those images are usually of a ceremony performed prior to the legal … Read more

Quirky Weddings: Awesome or Awful?

Quirky Weddings: Awesome or Awful?

Quirky weddings are gaining popularity. With good reason. They’re different, fun and ensure you’ll have a day that’s remembered by all. But can they be too quirky? When your grandmother got married, almost all weddings followed the same cookie-cutter concept. Budgets were an issue then, as they are now, but … Read more

Winter Wedding Dresses for Your Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding Dresses for Your Winter Wedding

Winter wedding dresses can be every bit as chic and elegant as dresses worn during any other season. But you have to pay attention to fabrics and designs. You’ll inevitably be outside, even if only for a bit. And churches can be chilly year-round, but especially during December, January and … Read more

Rural Wedding Ideas

Rural wedding ideas sunflower wedding arch

Lots of brides are on the lookout for rural wedding ideas. After all, according to Bridal Guide magazine, “Barn weddings have never been more popular.” And you can see why. A good farm wedding venue delivers: A uniquely chilled environment that takes the edge off your big day’s inevitable stresses … Read more

Gay Wedding Cake: Have Yours and Eat It

Gay Wedding Cake: Have Yours and Eat It

If judges were made to eat a slice of every gay wedding cake they had to rule on, obesity would be a bigger issue in our courts. Cakes have bizarrely taken a central role in the culture war over same-sex marriage. The Law’s Still on Your Side To be clear, … Read more

The Pros and Cons of an Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor wedding aisle from hay bales

Couples who want a fully outdoor wedding might fancy a field, but there are lots of other quirky venues to consider. Wedding venues that have access to the outdoors include country houses, barns, some hotels, gardens, stately homes, golf courses and sporting venues. What are the pros and cons of … Read more

Full of the Joys of a Spring Wedding

Spring wedding at Barnutopia

Why wait for summer? A spring wedding brings all the freshness and newness of the season. And it lets your imagination run wild with ideas for flowers, wedding outfits and themes. Pic courtesy of Nicola Streader Photography taken at Barnutopia in May 2018. Start your Marriage with a Fresh Spring Wedding Most … Read more

Valentine’s Day Wedding Package for up to 60 Guests

Valentine's Day Wedding

It’s hard to imagine anything more romantic than a Valentine’s Day wedding. Take a look at the fabulous wedding package we have put together for Valentine’s Day 2019 (Thu, 14 Feb) or near dates. Our 2019 Valentine’s Day wedding package includes exclusive use of the venue, barns, facilities, luxury heated … Read more

Sources of Inspiration for a Rustic Wedding Theme

Rustic wedding theme ideas

The rustic wedding theme is here to stay. Why? Because it is lovely and guests are enchanted. You can dress it up or down, but a typical rustic wedding errs on the side of being more relaxed. You don’t have to worry about everything being perfect. We have seen some … Read more

Gay Marriage, Weddings and Celebrations at Barnutopia

Gay marriage at Barnutopia

Gay marriage has been possible in Britain since 29 March 2014. Civil partnerships have been possible since March 2004. We had our first gay wedding at Barnutopia in June 2018. Currently, the next is booked for August 2019, but we have availability between now and then. It feels awkward to … Read more