The beautiful Old Barns in Bridge Street were converted from a derelict old barn in 2015 and are now beautifully finished making the perfect private hire venue. Located just behind Rothwell’s Holy Trinity Church they are incredibly easy to find. The Old Barns is made up of a reasonably sized entrance area where the main bar is situated, a large main room which includes a large dance floor space and beautiful bi-folding doors leading out to the outside space. This can be enjoyed as a courtyard over the summer months or a marquee can be erected to further extend the room. The Old Barns also boasts an upstairs area and balcony overlooking the garden area. It really is one of Northamptonshire’s hidden gems and we at KTV Venue Stylists are proud to be their preferred supplier.

When it comes to venue styling, we don’t like to hold back with our ideas. We love using colour palettes as opposed to one stand out colour. This allows the happy couple to also be more creative. Here we used burlwood, olive green, pale pink and burgundy.

As mentioned previously, The Old Barns boasts an upstairs area, although not licensed yet to carry out wedding ceremonies, it is a perfect space for blessings. Stunning wooden beams and fairy lights give this room life and character, but we love to add those touches that really do add the wow factor. Here we have added pale pink chiffon hoods and ruffles to white Lycra chair covers for the wedding blessing ceremony chairs. We have lined the aisle with copper lanterns but its our wooden hexagon arch at the end of the aisle that will have your guest’s tongues wagging.

Being a rustic venue, The Old Barns has some stunning features that are great to work with. Why hide the stunning brick work with a backdrop behind your top table? Enhance it instead! We used chicken wire and lots of foliage which looked truly gorgeous. We kept the theme going with chicken wire top table displays spread equally across the table. Not only do these look amazing, they are more environmentally friendly than the green oasis foam.

Don’t be afraid to add colour in a rustic venue! It doesn’t have to be all hessian and lace. We used burlwood chiffon on the chairs and a spectacular runner to add that pop of colour.

The main attraction of the top table though must be our hanging display! We used wooden slats tied together with brown string and attached them to the beams. Covered with lots of foliage draping down, this display made the top table a table all guests eyes would be on!

Get creative when decorating your guest tables. Not every table has to be the same colour. You certainly do not have to use the same material for things like sashes and runners. Mix it up! We also suggest using a variety of different table displays. Why should you have every table with the same centrepiece? We just ensure there is a theme throughout. We take different aspects and incorporate them into different tables. As you will see from the wedding breakfast tables below.

Don’t forget about the little details that can make a big impression. Charger plates not only add a touch of elegance but can also be used to add some colour. Rustic light-up letters are also in-keeping with the venue and finally make use of what is already at the venue. The Old Barns is perfect for this. Think about using their wooden crates to display your wedding cake.

A big thank you to Event and Wedding Photography by Karl Drage for the stunning photos!

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