Chaucer Barn wedding venue reviews 2


chaucer barn wedding venue reviews

Reviewed 29 February 2020

We had our wedding at Chaucer Barn over a weekend in September and it was honestly the most perfect venue.

Aside from all the wonderful help we got from Jenna, Emily and the whole team, the grounds and the facilities were absolutely faultless. We had family stay in the woodland lodges and they loved it. The rooms in the barn itself were gorgeous and so comfortable.

Chaucer Barn would be perfect for everything from weddings to weekends away with a big family or group of friends. Cannot recommend this place enough!

Date of stay: September 2019

1  Thank Tanya S

Reviewed 27 January 2020

My husband and I got married at Chaucer Barn in July 2019. It is an amazing venue, and just as important it has an absolutely fantastic team behind the scenes that do whatever it takes to make sure your day runs smoothly. The barn is stunning, and all rooms and amenities are of a very high standard so it is a lovely space to have a weekend, we particularly enjoyed being able to have both of our immediate families on site for the whole weekend.

The grounds were what really stood out to us when we were venue-hunting.. meadows, fields, wildflowers, a formal lawn, and even space to camp! There is so much versatility and so many beautiful places you can hold a ceremony and different parts of the day.

The team were just fabulous, giving excellent advice all the way through the long journey of planning a wedding, and Jenna in particular was an absolute star both in the run up and in being an oasis of calm and making sure everything was just as we wanted it on the day.

Having total flexibility over the suppliers we wanted to use was also a real advantage, and meant we could personalise every aspect of the day.

We could not recommend the venue and the team more highly!!

Date of stay: July 2019

1  Thank Happiness03322535883

Reviewed 22 November 2019

Attended a wedding at Chaucer Barn and decided to stay in one of their brand new lodges overnight. Fabulous idea and a real home from home, lovely and cosy with the log fire burning looking out to beautiful views. Owners couldn’t of been friendlier and felt right at home. Definitely recommend *****

Date of stay: November 2019

1  Thank Pmd67

Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

When my husband and I first visited the Chaucer Barn as a potential wedding venue, we were blown away. It was just what we were looking for – a great space for a shared meal before the wedding, stunning guest rooms that could host the bridal party, and a beautiful location (both inside and out) for the wedding ceremony and reception.

It had a lovely, warm, inviting feel to it – almost like we’d be welcoming our guests to our own home. Jenna helped us source and organise caterers, music, flowers etc.., and even helped us plan for both an external and internal wedding. Given April’s unpredictability (and England being England), we got married inside amid a downpour.

That said, I’m actually glad it rained – the inside ceremony was incredible. Fairy lights, great accoustics, and a beautiful view across the lawn – we loved every minute of it. We had local caterers who prepared a very relaxed feasting-style menu, and a band which had us dancing into the night. Jenna was always on hand to help with anything (I’m told, anyway, as she mainly interacted with the best man and did an incredible job at melting into the background).

If you are in two minds about picking the Chaucer Barn (wedding/party/group gathering) – just go for it. You honestly won’t regret it, and it will be some of the most magical days you will spend together.

Date of stay: April 2019

2  Thank jolizN16

Reviewed 23 July 2019

We recently held our wedding at the barn and from our first visit and subsequent booking, right through to the day Jenna, James and the team couldn’t do enough for us..

Our wedding was based over 4 days, 3 nights and we utilised the whole site, from a woodland ceremony to an evening Handfasting at the stone circle..

We used all the bedrooms and camp field for our just short of 100 guests and it was just perfect.

The venue is just simply stunning, the barn itself is wonderful and has everything you need to be completely self-contained and the gardens are just out of this world… honestly the beauty of the place cannot be done justice with just words..

We arrived on Tuesday lunch Time to be greeted by Jenna (an absolute hero who made everything so simple and easy) and were re-introduced to the barn and then left alone to settle in with the reassurance that she was just around the corner if we needed anything..

Our wedding on the Wednesday went without a hitch, Jenna and the team guided us through the process and dealt with all the suppliers and registrars, leaving us all to just get on and enjoy the day..

The evening Handfasting within the stones went superbly and again words cannot do it justice.

The Thursday we all de-camped and headed to Holt to get the Steam train to Sheringham (almost 70 of us) for fish and chips and ice cream on the beach.

Thursday night we ordered pizza in and all chilled out within the beautiful grounds all reflecting on how awesome the past few days had been and wishing we didn’t have to leave.

A massive thank you to Jenna, James and the whole team who totally got and understood our slightly ‘’left field’’ concept, not even our fire breather raised an eye brow..

Honestly if you are thinking of using the barn.. stop thinking and just book it… you really won’t be disappointed.

In a world full of conveyor belt weddings where you struggle to put your own mark on the day the Barn is an oasis for those that want to be different and make their day as personal to them as their own fingerprint.

Were already thinking of going back for our 1st anniversary just to do it all again…

Date of stay: July 2019

1  Thank Mark S

Reviewed 4 July 2019

Booked Chaucer Barn for our wedding and it was the perfect venue. Lucky enough to be able to have everything outdoors and the combination of the beautiful woodland, meadows, lawns and gardens made a spectacular setting for a perfect day. Superb support from manager Jenna and team in making sure everything went perfectly and we could just relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

Date of stay: June 2019

1  Thank Andrew W

Reviewed 19 May 2019

We attended a wedding function at Chaucer Barn. Fantastic venue with amazing gardens . Perfect for a memorable occasion.

Date of stay: May 2019

1  Thank Jerry G

Reviewed 19 April 2019

A beautiful place to stay set in beautiful grounds. Was totally speechless by how amazing the place was.

Date of stay: April 2019

Thank 451michaelai

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Our large group of friends get away each year. Chaucer Barn was the best destination yet, by a margin. The barn and gardens are absolutely gorgeous, we can't recommend Chaucer Barn highly enough!

Date of stay: November 2018

Thank Roam39062514259

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to stay with a Large group of friends to help celebrate my 50 th birthday. I was recommended Chaucer barn by a friend who stayed there last year.
After looking at it online it looked stunning. And boy, I was not disappointed.
What a place, so much character and space. Various areas and rooms for anyone wanting to be away from the main hub of the party.
The facilities were fantastic.
And they were very accommodating, allowing my friends to come in early and decorate it as a surprise for me.
As a group of 17 girls aged 24-73 yrs old we all had an absolutely fantastic 3 days.

Date of stay: October 2018

Thank dawnlloydgrimes

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Where do we begin? From the moment we looked around Chaucer Barn, we knew we were in for a treat! Hosting our Wedding in the most beautiful venue in North Norfolk was an absolute privileged! The grounds are the most stunning I have ever seen, carefully looked after by a truly amazing team, they should be so very proud of their efforts in maintaining such beauty! Not an easy job during this scorcher of a summer!

Andrew was an absolute superstar, going the extra mile to help us with tools and set up, a really lovely guy whose energy was a real delight to be around, someone we would love to meet again and share our gratitude with, there were things Andrew did, from the kindness of his heart that were not part of his job description! What a man!

For those of you who are thinking of booking your wedding at Chaucer Barn, you will not be disappointed, as Jenna is the most amazing organiser we have ever met, and we are pretty organised people ourselves! Remember, not every venue will have someone as decicated, kind, thoughtful and so dam on it as Jenna is.
Jenna was our very own wonder woman, her professionalism, attention to detail, patience, and calm influence made our wedding the most perfect day! No job was too big and she always did her upmost to support us not just on the day of our wedding but leading up to it. She was always, and I mean always on the end phone, message, email to help with the organisation of things.The day would not have been the most perfect day of our lives if it wasn’t for Jenna and the very, very hard working team at Chaucer Barn.

We had a live band at the wedding and the team at Chaucer Barn supported with the set up and I have to say, the band were amazing and had no trouble with their sound equipment and never, ever did the music cut out and it was plenty loud enough. Any louder and you would have had a cracking headache. We danced the night away to our hearts content and the band were very happy with the way things were run.

The barn itself is perfect, the team work so hard to keep it pristine which can’t be easy after a very fast turn around, but they do it and you know it is all done with love! We wish we could have stayed longer and our hope is to return in the future for a family holiday and reminisce on the best day of our life, helped by the most gorgeous souls who work at Chaucer Barn.

Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts. You guys are amazing!!!!

With all our love and best wishes, Noel and Jade xxx

Date of stay: July 2018

Thank nwa80

Reviewed 27 June 2018

Dreams turned into reality for the wedding of our son and daughter in law. The staff were outstanding and were always on hand to make sure everything went smoothly and to plan, nothing was too much trouble for them. The barn was ideal in every way location, facilities, gardens, rooms and surrounding landscape. Even the weather played it’s part. We can not recommend this place strongly enough.

Date of stay: June 2018

Thank johnf2512

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

I have never written a Tripadvisor review before but I am making the time for this one!!

Chaucer Barn is INCREDIBLE! My husband and I just got married there and we can’t believe that we were so lucky to have got married in such a beautiful place- we are so unbelievably glad that we found Chaucer Barn! You can style your wedding however you like there, of whatever size, and we loved that about it.

It is also such an amazing venue- the house inside is gorgeous, spacious and unique- with 9 bedrooms styled beautifully different. And the gardens are just WOW…you only have to look at the photos of weddings there. You can get married in lots of different places around the grounds too.

I would also like to say that Jenna and the CB team there are absolutely fantastic- working so hard behind the scenes making sure everything runs so smoothly and the gardens are perfect. Our wedding just ran with ease and it’s all thanks to Jenna and the CB team supporting us before our wedding as well as during the wedding day.

If you are looking for a special place to get married in or for a special place to have a few nights away with friends and family, honestly look no further than Chaucer Barn- there’s a reason why it is the 6th best wedding venue according to the Independent Newspaper! Although in our opinion it should be the 1st! Thank you so much CB!

Date of stay: June 2018

Thank jowal27

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed here as a group of 4 families in Feb 2018. All I can say is outstanding. Such a beautiful conversion, and every room is perfect. The grounds and facilties were also fantastic. What a place!

Date of stay: February 2018

Thank lulu1983

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Chaucer Barn made our dreams of an intimate winter wedding come true and certainly exceeded all expectations. The staff are fantastic and so friendly. They helped so much to ensure our day went smoothly for us. It’s an outstanding venue both in the summer with its blooms of colour and in the winter where you can take advantage of the roaring fire places while you’re surrounded by crisp autumnal colours and glistening frosts. We had luck on our side for weather too so could take full advantage of having our photos taken within the lovely grounds. It was an added bonus to have the beautifully decorated rooms for our family to stay with us which made the weekend all the more memorable. Just perfect!
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Date of stay: December 2017

Date of stay: December 2017

Thank godenellie

Reviewed 23 October 2017

My husband and I hired the barn for our wedding back in May. This was the most perfect venue and we fell in love as soon as we saw it.

We hired the barn for three nights so that we could have family/friends over for a meal the night before the wedding and then invited everyone back the day after the wedding for a BBQ and some games. This was one of the reasons we chose it as it just meant the celebrations could last that bit longer and it was great that so many guests could stay (18)!

We loved the number of places in which you could have your ceremony, and we loved how it felt like you were having your wedding in your home! We had our ceremony on the beautiful lawn and we were so lucky with the weather – it was a gorgeous place to get married. The party/reception was held in the banqueting hall which when you look round might seem strange as it is the dining area but trust me it works! This was one thing a lot of our guests commented that they liked, as it was so relaxed and made them feel really comfortable!

It was wonderful how you could bring your own suppliers into the venue as this meant you could really do everything your own way with no restrictions.

Jenna was so amazing in the lead up to the day and on the day itself, so calm and offered great advice. She is a real asset to the team at Chaucer Barn!

Would recommend this venue in a heartbeat for a wedding, and also for a short/long stay as it is so beautiful. The grounds are incredible but the style of the barn is also superb! It is not far from the stunning North Norfolk coast so you can explore if you wish to. We hope to return one day for an anniversary to remember the special day we had here.

Date of stay: May 2017

Thank Natskey

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Chaucer barn was the venue for our wedding a few weeks ago. We fell in love with the place after our first visit- the grounds are stunning and the barn is beautifully decorated too. The weather wasn’t on our side on the day, so our ceremony was in the banqueting hall instead of the woodland, but in a way I’m so glad it ended up being inside as it felt so intimate in the banqueting hall. We made the max possible use of the barn over the weekend, by having a formal ceremony and meal for family on the first day and then inviting our friends for a big party day on the second day. This worked really well for us and meant that we could stretch out the celebrations!

Jenna and the team at chaucer were amazing! So many other venues we visited had restrictions about what you could do, where and when. At chaucer barn, they helped us turn every idea we had into reality. The set up is the perfect balance of having the flexibility to do almost anything you like to make your day special and unique whilst also having the team there to support you, make sure everything runs smoothly, help coordinate with suppliers, move furniture on the day etc.

We had the best weekend and cannot thank the team at chaucer barn enough!

Date of stay: October 2017

Thank sophieb803

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Chaucer Barn is set in the most magical rural setting, and is not far from the stunning North Norfolk coastline. We hired the Barn for 3 days for our daughter's and son-in-law's wedding as they fell in love with the grounds and gardens for an outdoor ceremony. The Barn itself is amazing. We would like to thank Jenna and all the staff for making a dream wedding come true. A truly beautiful and wonderful venue. We will be back!

Date of stay: July 2017

Thank LydiaNorfolk

Reviewed 18 July 2017

My lovely husband and I got married 2 weeks ago and had our reception at Chaucer Barn. We and our friends and family occupied the barn for 3 days and never wanted to leave! What a place!!!! So beautiful inside and out and with great staff that really helped us to make all our wedding wishes come true.
The bedrooms (there are 9) were all beautifully styled and each different to the rest. The gardens are just wow and great for photos (and playing cricket).
We enjoyed Chaucer Barn so much that we’re thinking of going back next year for a family weekend.
Thank you James and thank you Jenna:)

Date of stay: July 2017

2  Thank sarahghosh2017

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We made a list of wedding venues to visit and went to Chaucer Barn first – after seeing the barn we fell in love with it immediately and never made it to the rest! We definitely made the right choice.

The staff at the barn were excellent and helped from initial ideas through to the organisation on the day itself . The possibility of staying the night before and two nights after the wedding made for a very relaxed few days. We had 14 family and friends staying at the barn allowing us to have a meal together the night before the wedding and a brilliant day of outdoor games (while finishing left over wine + prosecco!) the day after.

The flexibility of the venue allows you to put your own ideas into practice so you can go as simple or elaborate as you like, we chose to keep it relatively small so we could fully utilise the barn’s internal space for the wedding day. The range of rooms allowed people to relax in the quiet or join the party as they pleased which allowed us to cater for everyone.

Overall it made for a brilliant experience that we will never forget in stunning surroundings; we are already thinking of finding an excuse to book the barn again for a family gathering!

Date of stay: April 2017

2  Thank PeterK8416

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just came back from an amazing weekend at Chaucer Barn and its was absolutely fantastic, we are definitely going back! the house has all the amenities you need, and they even supplied coal for us to cook our food on the BBQ although it was a bit too cold to eat outside this weekend. We were a 10 min drive to Cromer and the small village of Holt is even nearer, some good pubs in the areas, (short drive away), the local cabbie “Bernie” was kind enough to collect our Indian takeaway for us on Friday night which was lovely, The house is perfect for a large group get away, all the rooms are lovely and the house is spotlessly clean, there is a large Aga for cooking, great sound systems/TV’s, perfect location and only 2.5/3 hours away from Essex. we loved it and my friends who came with us haven’t stopped talking about. so Chaucer Barn see you again soon and thank you so much for a great weekend.

Date of stay: March 2017

1  Thank Michelle M

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We got married at Chaucer Barn in April 2012 and couldn’t resist the chance to return to celebrate my 40th birthday this weekend. We absolutely love the place and it’s a perfect venue to celebrate anything. It was a little chilly this weekend but we were able to light the pre-made fires and get cosy. The staff are always friendly, they left us some treats and some lovely fresh flowers as a finishing touch. We also really enjoyed the large grounds and were able to run the dog and children around to tire them out! Thank you Chaucer Barn.

Date of stay: February 2017

1  Thank gauntlets

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I booked Chaucer Barn for my husband’s 50th birthday weekend away with a gang of family and friends. I am reluctant to give it the glowing review it so deserves as I want to keep it all to myself! This really is a very special place, beautiful in every detail, extremely comfortable, warm and cozy despite being also very spacious. We had the most perfect weekend there we’ll never forget!

Date of stay: February 2017

1  Thank Sophie C

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Was here with friends to celebrate New Year. The barn suited our large group of adults and young kids perfectly, providing comfortable rooms and great communal spaces. A lovely place in beautiful surroundings in a wonderful location.

Date of stay: December 2016

Thank TomA2597

Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a lovely family weekend, four generations to celebrate our mums 80th Birthday. When we arrived, the weekend before Xmas, the Barn was beautifully decorated. The entire Barn and grounds are simply stunning and spotlessly clean.

It really is a magical place and will be in our memories for ever.

A big thank you to all of the Chaucer team who from beginning to end were most helpful.

We would not hesitate to recommend.

Date of stay: December 2016

Thank Skoobishaz

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This was an idyllic place for our wedding. Beautiful surroundings, rooms and facilities as well as the people making the arrangements being so helpful. Everything went perfectly.

Date of stay: July 2016

Thank Candy191

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had our wedding reception here recently and it was the perfect breath taking venue with the wow factor we had hoped for!
The house and gardens are just so spectacular! The rooms are beautiful, very tastefully decorated and comfortable with amazing views. The space is perfect for a big family to stay for the whole weekend and we loved being able to stay on until Monday with all our family enjoying the large dining / kitchen area and lounge.
Laura was very helpful in replying promptly to emails and coordinating suppliers for the big day. There were no hidden costs and we really felt that it was worth every penny we spent.
The meadows and gardens were wonderful for BBQs and playing games the next day. This was really the perfect wedding venue!

Date of stay: July 2016

Thank natashaAM81

Reviewed 2 May 2016

This place brought our dream of a rustic county wedding alive. A complete blank canvas that we were able to tailor exactly as we wanted for our special day. The team at Chaucer couldn’t have been more helpful. This place is simply stunning and will forever hold very special place in our heart.

Date of stay: April 2016

2  Thank Jody M

Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We got married here in June this year, couldn’t be happier with our special day. The place itself was perfect – beautiful gardens, lovely big rooms, quiet setting. The staff were amazing & helped to make our wedding run smoothly. All our family & friends commented on how lovely it was. Thank you guys again for making our day perfect!

Date of stay: June 2015

2  Thank LMRogers_1985

Reviewed 18 October 2015

We stayed at Chaucer Barn over a long weekend with our wedding party whilst other friends and family joined us on the Saturday for our wedding. The team at Chaucer Barn helped to make sure everything ran smoothly. The rooms were all immaculate, with each one having its own character.

Date of stay: September 2015

Thank Tom C

Reviewed 24 August 2015

WOW! Chaucer Barn is pure magic. From the moment we drove up to the venue we were in love with it & didn’t hesitate to choose it for our wedding. It was beyond perfect – the staff were all so helpful & Laura especially helped answer all my many questions on the run up to the day!

We stayed for 3 nights – Day 1 was a BBQ at the house (it has the biggest kitchen table I’ve ever seen & perfect for hosting friends!), Day 2 a big rounders match at Holkham beach nearby and the following day we had the most magical wedding day.

The venue suits both the informal gatherings as well as the more formal ones but the whole vibe of the place oozes happiness & you all instantly feel at home there. All our wedding suppliers were equally fantastic – ‘the best wedding food ever’ from Alex Chef, Heather Carpenter Floral Designs for perfectly fitting flowers, Amelia Garwood for hair&makeup, and Alexa Loy photography to capture all the happy smiles.

Thank you again!! Sarah & Andy x

Date of stay: August 2015

Thank SarahAndy0608

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

Family wedding at the stunning Chaucer Barn. We were so well looked after by an enthusiastic staff. The Barn itself is just beautiful carefully mixing old and new. We filled the bedrooms as the loving couple my daughter one wanted to have both families mixing before the wedding so games in the garden. It worked. Weather fantastic so ceremony outdoors but a plan B was easy to organise. You have to cater yourself but the Barn made good recommendations for caterers, equipment, DJ and guitarist. I highly recommend the venue for weddings or family celebrations.

Date of stay: August 2015

Thank Middlemiss

Reviewed 21 July 2015

Chaucer Barn is a stunning venue for any occasion but especially for a wedding. Hunting for a venue we had two main criteria; somewhere we could spend the whole weekend (so the celebrations weren’t limited to just a few hours) & a place where we could be married outside. Because of this, it made our search a little more difficult.

We didn’t have to look far, because the moment we stepped onto the grounds we were blown away and knew we’d found our venue. It was described to us as ‘our home for the weekend where we would be welcoming all our family and friends to share in our moment’ and that is exactly what we wanted.

In the lead up to the wedding we visited many times to discuss how plans were progressing. All the staff are so friendly, professional, helpful and always welcoming. What we also found appealing is that we could pretty much do whatever we wanted; we really didn’t want to have a cookie cutter type wedding…we wanted it to reflect who we are as a couple and Chaucer Barn embraces that. I chose to organise, make and plan most of it myself, but when I found myself looking for a certain supplier, Chaucer offered brilliant & reliable suggestions.

A whole bunch of us arrived at 2pm on the Friday to start decorating and making preparations for the wedding the following day. It was immaculate! The gardens were so beautiful and the barn and all the rooms were clean and inviting. There were staff on hand to help too who were brilliant. Not once did we feel like we were invading someone else’s home, it truly felt like ours for the weekend.

The wedding day itself was just wonderful. Our ceremony was to begin at 4pm which meant that we had lots of time to get ready. We divided the house into 2 parts – the girls had the upstairs lounge to prepare and the boys had the downstairs lounge area. There isn’t great signal around the barn but we took walky talkies which the bridal party LOVED and it meant that the groom and I didn’t bump into one another.

Ten minutes before the ceremony began, mother nature intervened and the heavens opened and it was all hands on deck to bring everything inside. Chaucer Barn were fantastic and on hand to help co-ordinate the shift in ceremony. Although I had my heart set on an outside ceremony, I now feel that brining it into the banqueting hall made it that much more intimate and it was perfect.

The rest of the day went off without a hitch and everyone had an amazing weekend. We had a handful of kids attend who loved the space playing around the grounds. We even had a treasure hunt to keep them occupied and it went down a treat.

Chaucer Barn is truly special. Friends had noted that it felt like they were coming home for Christmas when they stepped inside the Barn because it was simply filled with love…and it really was. I will always cherish these memories and I could not imagine a venue more perfect than Chaucer Barn.

Thank you for having us, you are all marvellous and we can’t praise you enough. All our love, Claire & Lewie G xxx

Date of stay: June 2015

Thank antlers84

Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Fantastic location, great staff and such a brilliant weekend. Beautiful grounds, great support and awesome venue that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Date of stay: May 2015

Thank MartynCaunt