Weddings, Handfastings & Private Functions

We have a wedding venue licence at The Barge Inn, which means you can share your special day here with friends and family. Whether it be a wedding, civil ceremony or a handfasting, we can cater to your every need. You can choose an indoor celebration in our barn, or in the Summer months you may prefer our beautiful garden. But whether you want a traditional wedding, a pagan celebration or something completely different, you’ll find all ideas and budgets catered for.

Ring Jo on 01672 851222 for a chat.

We very much look forward to making your day as special as it should be!

What is a Handfasting?

A Handfasting is a wonderful celebration for people who feel a traditional wedding is not for them. The hands are tied together to symbolise the binding of two lives. The ceremony itself is based on ancient pagan beliefs and there are no hard and fast rules. This means you can customise everything to suit you – the speeches, music, vows etc. In England Handfasting is not legally binding, but it is recognised by the pagan community as spiritually binding and therefore transcends the law of the land. Some couples choose to have two ceremonies – traditional religious or register office – and a Handfasting too.


Whatever your occasion – be it a celebration of someone’s life, a birthday, anniversary, award ceremony, training event, conference space or a christening party, we can make it special for you. Let us know what you need. We can help you plan the event to make it memorable and special for you. Please ring Jo on 01672 851222 to discuss.