Chalk Barn is a unique wedding venue located in the picturesque county of Wiltshire in England. With a rich history, this charming barn has been lovingly restored to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for couples looking to tie the knot. From its homely atmosphere to its breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, Chalk Barn is a hidden gem that promises to make your special day unforgettable. In this blog, we will delve into the fascinating history of this remarkable venue and explore why it has become one of the most sought-after wedding destinations in the UK.

Chalk Barn Sustainable Wedding Venue in Wiltshire
Chalk Barn nestled amongst farmland on the Rushall Organics Estate

The farm has been in the Wookey family since 1928, and the current barn was constructed on the site of an older thatched barn that dated back to the time of Rachel and Joe’s great-grandfather. The previous structure was replaced with a steel-frame and concrete shed in 1962, costing a total of 2,137 pounds, 13 shillings and ten pence. Additional funding of £712 was provided by the ministry of agriculture. The shed, known as Sergeant’s Barn, was primarily used to house cattle and other livestock. Improvements to the shed included the addition of homemade timber troughs in 1966 and a concrete roadway in 1967.

In 1970, Joe’s grand-father Barry decided to convert the farm into an organic farm, which was a relatively new concept and involved a major change in our farming practices to stop using chemicals in our fields. During this time, Sergeant’s Barn played a crucial role as an asset. Although it was primarily utilised for storing farm machinery, it was occasionally used by the Wookey children for horse riding during heavy rainfall.

Sergeant’s barn before the conversion to Chalk Barn

Chalk Barn was further updated in 2019, transforming the barn into a contemporary wedding venue that is in keeping with our sustainable ethos and love of nature. The barn boasts panoramic views of the Wiltshire countryside from the lawns and floor to ceiling windows. The picturesque scenery makes for a stunning backdrop and an unforgettable wedding experience.

The minimalist and modern decor of the barn is perfect for adding your own personal touch to your wedding day. The neutral colour scheme and clean lines allow for endless styling possibilities. Whether you prefer a rustic, bohemian or modern theme, Chalk Barn provides the perfect blank canvas for your dream wedding in Wiltshire.

At Chalk Barn, sustainability is at the forefront of our ethos. We strive to minimise our environmental impact by incorporating eco-friendly practices into our daily operations. From using locally sourced and organic produce to generating our own electricity, we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint. Our commitment to sustainability means that you can enjoy your special day knowing that you are supporting ethical and environmentally responsible practices.

Modern Barn Wedding Venue in Wiltshire
Chalk Barn is a gorgeous wedding venue located in Wiltshire

Chalk Barn is not just a wedding venue, but a piece of history that has been transformed into a contemporary space, perfect for couples who seek a luxury and memorable wedding experience. From its historic roots to its modern design, Chalk Barn offers a stunning backdrop for any wedding celebration. Don’t just take our word for it, come and experience the magic for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a bespoke viewing and see if Chalk Barn is the right venue for your special day. We can’t wait to hear from you!