Got a question? Let's answer them!

You’ve probably got a hundred thousand burning questions you want to ask about getting married and finding the perfect countryside wedding venue. And when you start looking around, you’ll likely have even more that spring to mind.

We are always here to answer your questions – however big or small they might be. We’ll go out of our way to make sure you have absolutely everything you need to know about a wedding with us, and we’ll even help answer any general marriage planning questions you have (and probably have a good chat about themes and ideas, giving you plenty of tips and advice too)!

To help get you started, we’ve put together some of the most common questions we’re always asked! If there’s anything you can’t find and want to know – just ask!


Can I hold a civil partnership with you?

Our doors are always open to every couple. You and your partner can enjoy a civil ceremony in whatever way you’d like – right here with us.

Ceremonies at

Kingscote Barn

Are you a licensed venue?

Yes absolutely, we are a licensed wedding venue, so you can get married right here, either outside on our south facing front terrace under our Oak Framed Linhay, or inside our stunning high ceiling Cotswold Stone Barn (do not panic – we always have plans in place to move indoors if the British Weather lets us down!) We recommend you liaise with Gloucestershire Registry Office (01452 425060 – option 3) who’ll officiate your wedding.

We have our heart set on a traditional ceremony in our local church, can we get married elsewhere?

Absolutely, if you are looking for a traditional Church wedding service, there are several different options in the surrounding area – we can help you with this! We’d be more than happy to welcome all your guests after the ceremony and ensure everything is in place for your reception – that’s not a problem at all.

Food &


Do you allow external caterers?

I am afraid not, we are delighted to work with three amazing catering companies, carefully handpicked by The Kingscote Barn Team. Clever Chefs, Relish and Strawberry Field are all very flexible and would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and menu ideas.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

You are welcome to provide your own drinks for the drinks reception and wedding breakfast or whole day if you wish to. We don’t charge corkage but the caterers may charge a service fee per person to cover glasses and their staffing costs for serving the drinks. A cash bar can also be available for guests to purchase their own drinks throughout the day.

What time does your bar open and close?

The Bar is usually open straight after your ceremony until 12.30am, if you were looking for this to be open prior to your ceremony our caterers can discuss your individual requirements.

What do we do if we have special dietary requirements?

All you’ll need to do is let your chosen caterer know ahead of time, and they’ll be more than happy to make any special accommodations for you or your guests.
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Accommodation at

Kingscote Barn

How many guests can sleep on site for our wedding night?

We can sleep up to 50 guests in a variety of unique accommodation from our cozy Pods, Woodland Lodges to the glamorous Shepherd’s Hut. We also have cosy double rooms in our converted stables, known as ''The Tallet House Rooms'' and the amazing Spring Cottage a Cotswold Stone Cottage sleeping 8 which is great for larger families or groups of friends.

What time is check in?

Rooms are available to check in from 1pm. If you need any rooms earlier as a priority speak to the KB Team and we may be able to arrange this. Spring Cottage is available from 2.00pm. Don’t forget the Dressing Room for the Wedding party to get ready in from 9.00am.

I need more rooms! Do you have other accommodation nearby?

There are lots of different options for additional accommodation in the local area if you have a large wedding party, with hotels and B&Bs all nearby. Take a look at our guest guide for a little bit more info!




Accessibility and Step Free

We’ve been working hard to make sure we can offer accessibility throughout our venue. We have step-free access from the ceremony, through to the wedding breakfast and back to your room.

On Arrival

  • We also have designated car parking spaces for guests who require close access to the Barn
  • Entrance to the venue is a gentle slope that is suitable for a wheelchair

The Barn

  • Tiled floors and ramps throughout make it accessible (all except the gallery in the barn)
  • An accessible toilet is located near the back of the venue with a fully adapted toilet with emergency pull cord, raised toilet and lowered sink.

Our Accommodation

  • Many rooms are located on the ground floor, with ramped access and reasonably large bathrooms
  • We do not have adapted bathrooms and grab rails are not in the bedrooms as standard however if required and with prior notice we may be able to provide these.

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