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

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

15 Awesome Ideas for Barn Wedding Decorations

Barn wedding decorations blush pink

The fun of planning your own barn wedding decorations is one of the hall-marks of a DIY wedding. Since getting our licence for marriage ceremonies in the summer of 2017, we have seem some amazing transformations in our long event barn. 1. Gorgeous blush pink and pastel barn decorations. 2. … Read more

100 Wedding Styles Found on Google

Wedding styles inspiration

Are you looking for wedding styles inspiration? I wondered what were the most written-about wedding styled online and conducted a little search engine experiment to see how many results are returned for a Google search on different kinds of weddings. Turns out there are millions and millions of articles, lists, ideas … Read more

Real Wedding: Autumn Wedding at Barnutopia

Wedding barn ready for autumn wedding at Barnutopia

A few weeks ago we held a beautiful autumn wedding and ceremony at Barnutopia. The day was cool with a hint of rain and so we set up our long wedding barn for the ceremony and wedding reception. Autumn Wedding Decor The bride and groom chose this cute family tree … Read more

Christmas Wedding or Party December or January COMPLETE PACKAGE

Christmas wedding or event at Barnutopia

Our first all-inclusive Christmas wedding 21-23 December 2018 was snapped up quickly so we have decided to leave open the possibility for December 2019 or January 2020. The package includes the barns, accommodation, catering and lots more. A winter glamping wedding or party weekend at Barnutopia is perfect for the festive season. All … Read more

How Popular are Quirky Wedding Venues?

How Popular are Quirky Wedding Venues?

There’s no doubt that quirky wedding venues have grown in popularity, but what’s the favourite type of venue for most couples? The most recent figures from the UK Office for National Statistics indicate that 239,020 opposite-sex and 6493 same-sex couples got married in 2015. That’s a total of 245,513 weddings in one … Read more

Top 10 Words Used to Describe Barnutopia Single Parent Holidays

Single Parent Holidays - Barnutopia

Our single parent holidays in the gorgeous Shropshire countryside include breakfasts and suppers so parents can take a break from the daily routine. Some also include activities and an excursion. Kids and parents love them. These are the words used by happy single mums and dads in reviews of our “single parent … Read more