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Paddock barn weddings

Paddock Barn is a beautiful, rustic family run wedding venue situated in 35 acres of The Lake District.  

Our threshing barn has exposed beams lit with fairy lights, a log burner for chilly evenings and a home made wooden bar serving delicious local drinks to your family and friends throughout your special day.

Outside, the field offers a perfect setting for outdoorsy or festival weddings with plenty of space to pitch a Tipi or Marquee.

We allow you to chose your own catering, entertainment and decorations

What We Do

Put simply, we have a Barn and a Field set in some of the most beautiful surroundings The Lake District has to offer - you can rent all this exclusively and have total creative control over your big day.  


Threshing Barn with 2 separate rooms, one for the ceremony and and adjoining dining room for up to 85 for eating (120 evening), Both rooms are blank canvases - just white washed walls, exposed beams, hanging ivy and fairy lights, ready for you to put your stamp on it.

Cash Bar Service We provide the bar service with two options: Cash bar on the day, or all inclusive drinks throughout the day and evening.

Catering You can choose anyone you like for food and we welcome them on site. We have a large outdoor, covered wooden gazebo with electric and water hook ups for caterers, and we also welcome Hog Roasts, Food Vans, BBQs etc. 

Outdoor Area We have a huge field outside the barn perfect for making your own mini festival or chill out area. With unspoiled views across the hills of The Lyth Valley, it's totally flat and perfect for tipi's and marquees. We provide hay bales for seating - just bring some rugs in case it gets chilly!

Log Burner complete with fuel in the barn if it's a chilly day!

Accommodation - Whilst we don't have any accommodation on site, we have lots of lovely places to stay within a few miles, pubs, b&bs, camping, self catering - you name it, we've got it all!






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Local Suppliers




Karen Healy Catering

Bevingtons Catering

Pappy’s Texas BBQ - Authentic Smokehouse Catering

Firebelle Pizza

Karen Rhodes

Northwest Event Catering

I Do Wedding Catering

Hog Roast Cumbria

The Bakery at Number 4

The Froyo Box



The Old Corn Mill - Sleeps 42 -  2 minute drive from Paddock Barn - Viewing by appointment only call Stephen on 07795628200

Wild Sheep Shepherds Hut - 5 min walk from Paddock Barn

Lakes Campervan Hire

The Hayloft - Sleeps 4

Belle Hotel - Bell Tents

The Lodge B&B

The Crosthwaite Punchbowl

The Masons Arms

Plumtree House B&B

Lumley Fee Bunkhouse

The Lyth Valley Hotel


Registrar Website  

Tipi's & Marquees

Fjell Event Tipi's

Original Marquees

Special Event Tipi


Tiree Dawson

Amb-Vision - Videography & Photography

Sarah Longworth


Music & Entertainment

Paper Cranes

Star Audio - DJ, Musicians, Bands, Audio / Lighting Equipment Hire, Circus Acts, Magicians

The Macaroon Ceilidh Band

Fiona Music in the Lakes

Becki Fishwick - Event and Wedding Singer

Outdoor Games by Bay Play

Sheepdog Herding

Alpaca Experience - Have alpacas at your wedding!


Flowers By Arrangement

Picking Posies

Greenhouse Floristry

Florestry by Carmen


Lauren Poole

Aimee Chorley Make-Up Artist

Venue Styling

Emma Jane Events

Willow & Fig Wedding & Event Styling

Elegant Event Designs

Wedding Planning Ideas


Stag and Hen Tipi Adventures

Local Info

Go Lakes

Lake District National Park

Lake District

Field Lover



Herdwick Travel

Theo's Taxi's

Mountain Goat

KT Coaches Kendal





You are free to organise any catering you wish for your big day – we can provide water and electricity & there is no charge for bringing external caterers on to site.


We have  cash bar and serve your lovely family and friends local drinks from start to finish. Drinks packages can be tailored to you if you'd like to buy your friends a tipple or two. Please note we do not accept cards - cash only.


Our lovely friends at the Old Corn Mill offer 21 bedrooms for your guests for the whole weekend - they are located 2 minutes drive from our venue and we can organise a shuttle services for your guests to and from the venue.


You are welcome to find your own photographer to capture your day exactly as you wish, if you need a little help with this we highly recommend a Tiree Dawson who lives moments away from our venue and specialises in weddings in The Lake District – check out her beautiful work here:

Local Suppliers

We’re passionate about the beautiful area we live and totally committed to supporting our local businesses and tradespeople and we’re lucky enough to be spoilt to have some of the very best suppliers in the country right on our door step. Caterers, Make Up Artists, Stylists, wedding dresses, cakes, entertainment, accommodation, transport, ice cream vans, magicians – you name it we can direct you to the very best in our local area.

Scandinavian Tipis

We highly recommend our friends over at Fjell Event Tipis. Like us they are a family run business and local to the area. They know our site well from having worked with us in the past so they can advise you on the best configurations of Tipis for you and your guests. As well as supplying Tipis they can also provide catering tents, furniture, light and sound equipment, flooring, staging and heating. If you don't want the hassle then just let us know and we'll organise it for you! Check them out here:

The Ceremony

We provide the Barn with 75 seats for the ceremony which is fully licensed to hold the official service. The barn is very much a blank canvas for you to put your own stamp on, we provide drop lighting, fairy lights and ivy to decorate the eaves then the rest is up to you.

It is up the Bride and Groom to book the Registrar to hold the ceremony. They can be contacted here:


Venue Hire

The entire venue is rented exclusively for the time agreed. We welcome you on site the day before for up to 6 hours to decorate and the day after for 4 hours to clear down.

Visiting before the wedding

As we are an exclusive hire venue we cannot allow visits on to the site without appointment in case we are hosting another event. We can be available if you’d like to come and view the venue at short notice.

Car Parking

We have capacity for 8 cars parking on site.


We have an amazing in house DJ who can tailor your play list with you before the big day. Alternatively if you’d rather provide your own entertainment we are happy for you to arrange this separately. Please note: Music must be switched off by 11pm. Amplified music in the barn only.


Our beautiful venue is in the middle of many working farms with cows and sheep roaming freely therefore we cannot allow dogs on site under any circumstance.


We can provide a list of Taxi numbers and minibuses in the local area - we’d recommend pre-booking.


We can help with your wedding styling as much or as little as you like – if you’d like to really Do It Yourself then we’re happy to take a back seat and just be around to help answer any questions you may have, alternatively if you would like help in organising your big day we can provide the following for a small charge:

-          Flowers – these are all grown in our garden and cut the morning of the wedding

-          Hay Bale Sofa’s – We can provide Hay Bale Sofa’s & rugs all set out for your guests to relax on throughout the day

Ben & Kirsty Hampson - 2018

***** What an absolutely, incredible location for a rustic, barn wedding. We got married here on the 7th July, and it was stunning & unforgettable - thanks in large part to Paddock Barn.

It was such a fantastic find, and the best decision we ever made.

The location and the surrounding countryside is mesmerising, and the atmosphere on the day was absolutely amazing - every, single guest commented on how amazing the venue was. They all asked how we found it. And no-one wanted to leave.

It couldn't have been any more perfect, our guests fell in love with Paddock Barn, and even those who 'weren't sure' about a barn wedding, said the romance and the atmosphere was amazing and they wouldn't have had it any other way.

Most importantly, a HUGE thank you to Meg and Lee. You guys are just......WOW. If you'd told us what you'd do for us before hand, we wouldn't have believed you. You were both absolutely incredible, and again, every single guest commented on what an amazing job you did. From the advice and guidance beforehand to the running of the big day - you were fantastic throughout.

When can we do it all again?


Jack & Chelsea 2018

***** We held our wedding and reception at Paddock Barn on the 9th June. It truly was the most magical day and the venue genuinely made it.

Lee and Megan couldn’t help us enough throughout the planning process. They made some wonderful suggestions and held my hand through all the decision making. They were incredibly helpful on the day and ran everything like a dream. Our guests absolutely loved them and said how friendly they were.

They dressed the venue beautifully and have impeccable taste. It truly is a unique location. The paddock and view is just incredible and our guests were totally blown away.

It was the most relaxed, personal day - our guests were full of compliments and Paddock Barn totally stole the show.

I cannot recommend this venue enough for anyone lucky enough to be planning their wedding - I wish I could do it all again!

Lots of love,

The Walands x


Isabella and Jeremy 2018

***** We got married here a couple of weeks ago and it was the most picturesque, beautiful setting for a wedding. The owners are so welcoming, helpful and hard working, we couldn’t have asked for anymore from them. The venue has a relaxed, rustic DIY vibe that allows you to tailor it to your taste, relax and go against “traditions” should you wish! Our wedding photos look incredible because of the breathtaking views and setting. Thank you Megan & Lee, the barn is a credit to you and worth every effort and bit of graft you put in!xxx

Jemma and Andrew 2016

***** This is such a picturesque wedding venue, it’s full of rustic charm with views to die for and ran by such a lovely family. Our wedding was everything we’d hoped for and more and it was a perfect venue for our special day. You’re guaranteed to get some amazing photos with the beautiful location & surroundings x

Sarah Sternbatch 2018

***** We were very lucky to attend a wedding yesterday at your most beautiful wedding venue. The owners Lee and Megan have put blood sweat and tears into the property to make it simply breathtaking. With the reception, ceremony area and of course the “wed shed”. With the most picturesque scenery that creates a beautiful backdrop for any wedding. Thank you! X

Kerry Robinson 2018

***** We were lucky enough to attend a wedding at your venue yesterday. We had a fantastic time- the setting is absolutely incredible. The work you have put in to the decor of the reception room and the location for the ceremony, as well as the “wed shed” is a credit to you as it is all just beautiful. 
The whole day was super relaxed and I’m sure made easy for all the wedding party and guests by your quiet but efficient presence.
Huge thanks, I am sure everyone who was there yesterday including the bride and groom had an amazing day