The Venue

The West Barn, which appears on Columbine Hall's 1741 estate map, has been restored into a beautiful, timbered hall - ideal for all kinds of parties, weddings, lunches, dinners and other entertainments.

Inside, its soaring roof and ancient beams are emphasised by uplighters round the floor and concealed spotlights at ceiling level. It is nearly 16m long with a floor area of approx 105 square metres. It will hold 100 people seated at round tables, 120 at rectangular tables or up to 150 for cocktails or buffets. An adjoining kitchen (approx 15 square metres) is equipped with a large caterer's fridge, a double-drainer double sink, hand washbasin and electric sockets (but no cooker).

The barn is reached through an old-fashioned walled vegetable garden and beyond it, through a pair of large glazed doors, is a half-moon shaped lawn which can be used for drinks in the summer or for further seating capacity (up to 80) in a marquee. There is car parking space for 50 cars (or more by arrangement). Lavatories for ladies, gents and disabled are provided.

Under local planning regulations no music is allowed after 11 pm and there must be no amplified music outside the building.

The charge for hiring the West Barn is £2,500 for a weekend event (the hirer having access over three days, including one day before and one day after the event to allow for setting up and clearing up). Parties and wedding receptions on a Tuesday or Wednesday are charged at £1,500 (again, with one day before and after). Otherwise the charge for a single day, Monday to Thursday, is £300.

The Gig House can be hired in conjunction with a weekend event for three nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) for £450.

Things we do not provide:

We do not supply tables, chairs, place-settings, marquee etc but can give names of firms from whom they can be hired. We do not have resident caterers but can provide names if required.

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