Gildings Barns offer the ultimate romantic wedding venue, a quiet and beautiful rustic setting for celebrating.
Just 6 miles south of Dorking in the South East of England, it is set in tranquil Surrey countryside, surrounded by open fields lined...with mature woodland. The interconnecting traditional oak-framed barns create an enchanting and unique atmosphere, and are ideally laid out to ensure a natural flow of guests on site. The Threshing Barn houses a collection of vintage agricultural tools and equipment, typical of those used in the era in which it was built. Our restored horse-drawn farm wagons provide wonderful photo backdrops.
We offer exclusive hire of the barns on a maximum of two days per week. We welcome enquiries from people looking to hold dignified and beautiful celebrations and other events, fitting for this delightful venue.
We fully appreciate just how important it is for your wedding day to be wonderful in every respect, relaxed, romantic, and with every moment savoured by yourself and all your guests. We believe Gildings Barns provide the perfect setting for your vital day and we are committed to doing our utmost to help ensure everything will be perfect. This includes providing advice and guidance when you want it, prompt responses to queries in the lead up to your day, and making it easy for you to come along as many times as you like in advance for planning purposes.
You may hold your formal marriage/civil ceremony at Gildings, or a celebrant-led ceremony.
There are three main structures at Gildings; the Gildings Barn, the Threshing Barn, and the Side Barn. These beautiful oak-framed structures reveal themselves in intriguing stages, eventually leading out to the expansive lawn, the Granary, and adjoining open farmland.
For your ceremony and wedding breakfast, the maximum number of people that can be seated in the main barn is 110. In the evening feel free to invite up to an additional 20; the maximum capacity being 130.
You can decorate Gildings entirely to suit your taste, and organise your event as you wish. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space, providing lots of scope for fun and creativity. There are no restrictions other than those to protect guests and the property.
We hire out Gildings on only a limited number of dates for weddings each year. This enables us to offer you the opportunity to set up the day before. For most dates you can have the whole of the prior day to set up, the main exception being Sundays on bank holiday weekends, when you can have set up from 12noon the day before. In all instances you may have as many planning visits to the barns as you wish. This might be to practice setting up, or practice speeches, etc.
We work with very carefully selected local catering partners. Between them they provide a wide range of excellent cuisine to suit a wide range of budgets. As well as delivering fabulous catering, they will work closely with you to understand how you want to organise your day, and will have an 'Events Manager' appointed within their team to ensure everything runs smoothly. We expect them to be highly attentive to your needs, both on the day and in the lead up to your event. We regularly check client feedback and pride ourselves on only working with those where this is absolutely and consistently high.
You may either buy your own alcohol and give it away, or use our approved licensed pay bar provider, or a combination of both. If you opt for a pay bar you will need a 'Temporary Events License', but please note there is only a fixed number of these available each year. We do not charge corkage if you choose to bring in your own alcohol.
You are welcome to hire in your own entertainment, and a stage is provided for bands etc, to perform from. If you need any recommendations. read more