Venue Name: Sandhole Oak Barn
Location: Near Congleton, Cheshire
What type of venue is Sandhole Oak Barn and how old is the building?
Sandhole Oak Barn is a breathtaking barn wedding venue that provides a relaxing and romantic setting with truly idyllic surroundings. Set on the banks of a private lake and with rolling Cheshire countryside all around, you’ll struggle to find a more picturesque place to tie the knot.
Tell us a little about the beautiful venue’s history.
Sandhole has been home to the Worth family for five decades. Originally all farmland, Sandhole began hosting weddings in 1995 and is believed to be the first farm in Britain to do so. In 2005 the stunning, oak-beamed barn was built and now provides an enchanting setting for country weddings. Sandhole is still family run and we take immense pride in our venue and our collective bespoke approach.
What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Sandhole Oak Barn?
Couples will find plenty of space for up to 140 guests for both ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. In the evening, you’re welcome to invite a further 40 guests.
What rooms are available for couples hosting their wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn?
When you tie the knot at Sandhole Oak Barn you’ll have the whole place exclusively to yourself.
When your guests first arrive they have the Small Barn to meet up in before the wedding and enjoy a tea or coffee. The main Oak barn is split into two parts; the Ceremony Barn for you to exchange your vows and later dance the night away, and the Dining Barn for your wedding breakfast and reception. You can also make the most of the exquisite location by marrying outside under the Clock Tower. Set on the banks of the lake, there is no more romantic place to say ‘I do’.
Enjoy drinks on the verandah and explore the grounds, and when the Oak Barn closes at the end of the main celebration your B&B guests can then wind down in the Small Barn before heading off to bed.
Is exclusive use included as part of your packages or is there an extra charge for this?
Exclusive use comes as standard at Sandhole Oak Barn – why share it with someone else!?
Is catering provided for weddings or can couples bring in their own caterers?
The award-winning Top Table takes care of the catering and event coordination at Sandhole Oak Barn, and has been delighting couples and their guests for over fifteen years at the venue.
They offer an extensive range of dishes and menus and will work with you to create the perfect wedding breakfast to treat your loved ones too. They also have extensive experience in running weddings and are by your side throughout the build up to your wedding and on your special day. Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be stressful with Top Table helping you!
What would a typical wedding breakfast menu be?
There are plenty of options for your wedding breakfast, from British classics to modern European dishes. With Top Table’s vast wealth of experience and restaurant quality catering they can easily put together a mouth-watering bespoke menu to suit your tastes.
Does Sandhole Oak Barn have a set price for weddings or is there a tiered pricing structure? What packages do you offer?
The venue hire fee at Sandhole Oak Barn changes depending on the day of the week and the time of year. Get in touch with us to find out more about prices and what’s included.
What can couples expect from having their wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn?
When you choose Sandhole Oak Barn as your wedding venue you can expect a day full of country romance, natural beauty and unforgettable moments.
With the lake and surrounding countryside providing a stunning backdrop you’ll have the most amazing views to accompany each aspect of your day. After celebrating under the beautiful oak beams in the barn, enjoying fantastic food and drink and dancing the night away with your loved ones, you won’t have any regrets about picking this enchanting venue.
What is the best thing about having your wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn?
It’s hard to choose just one, but we think our idyllic country setting makes us stand out from the crowd. When you’re looking out over the tranquil lake, watching lambs gambolling through the fields or taking a quiet stroll together, it’s tough to think of a more beautiful place to hold your special day.
Does is Sandhole Oak Barn have rooms for guest to stay?
Located just a few metres from the wedding venue, Sandhole Farm B&B can provide accommodation for you and your loved ones. With your own Dressing Room from 9am, a luxurious honeymoon cottage and space for a further 37 guests, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind after your wedding.
Describe Sandhole Oak Barn in three words.
Idyllic, magical and personal.
What’s your top tip for choosing the perfect wedding venue?
Go with your heart and you’ll have a wedding day that you and your guests will never forget.