Spectacular Wedding Venue In Berkshire
Combe Manor and its barns are set in the stunning picturesque hills of Combe, making it a perfect wedding venue in Berkshire for couples looking for stunning views amid a picturesque historical rural setting.
The L-shaped position of the two great barns with a moveable stage in the angle makes for a very flexible space. We have a licence with West Berkshire Council to conduct civil ceremonies in the Barns. We can seat an audience of over 150 for a marriage ceremony. There is also a delightful small Norman church (Grade 1 Listed) next door to the Manor. This can be used for the wedding ceremony subject to discussion with the local Rector and agreement to the Church of England rules for non parishioners. The church is 50 metres’ walk to the barns (see the aerial drawing on the information page). Some couples prefer to be married in their local parish church and then come to Combe Manor Barns for the reception afterwards.
After the marriage formalities, the guests can then pass into the dining barn, where they can enjoy a fully served meal shortly afterwards. During the summer months the barn courtyard provides a popular meeting place, where guests may sit down, stand, talk and enjoy a drink in the sun. The beautiful gardens and courtyards at Combe Manor are available for photographs and in addition, in the case of inclement weather, we offer the formal Drawing Room in the Manor as an additional photographic space for small family groups.The Bridal Bedroom in the Manor house, with en suite bathroom, is also at the brideʼs disposal for changing before and after the ceremony.
Combe is located in West Berkshire, at the very southernmost tip of the county. To the west lies Wiltshire, Basingstoke and Deane to the east, and the Test Valley to the south. It is within easy driving distance of Newbury, Hungerford, Basingstoke, Reading and Swindon. The village has a colourful history dating back to the bronze age. Probably most famous for being the home of Combe Gibbet, a gallows with a grizzly history, Combe also boasts a number of long barrows, one of which is a scheduled ancient monument. Close by is Walbury Hill, the highest point in West Berkshire, and indeed South East England. The Test Way and the Wayfarer’s Walk meet here at the boundary between Berkshire and Hampshire. To the east, in Wiltshire, is Waterhip Down; The beautiful and inspiring setting for the book and film of the same name.
With so much history and so much beautiful countryside in one place Combe really is perfectly located as the most beautiful wedding venue in West Berkshire.