Rivervale BarnYou had the uncanny knack of seemingly knowing what was going to happen next - Joe and Kristine Myles

I think one of the defining reasons for the success of Rivervale Barn has to be the unswerving and continual engagement of the owners, John and Moyra Ilsley. It’s unusual to find owners look beyond the business with such genuine and truly passionate interest in what makes the place tick; people.

Set on the banks of the River Blackwater in Yateley, Rivervale Barn is a stunning Hampshire wedding venue licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. At first glance the architecture invites you to believe there is a maturity that has seen many decades of receptions at this address. The truth that it’s a reasonably young purpose built wedding venue comes as a surprise to those in the industry who have witnessed it’s astonishingly brisk rise to success and notoriety.

Beautiful colour picture of Rivervale Barn's grounds in summerSmiling bride and groom in a colour portraitPicture taken in the gardens at Rivervale Barn of a bride and groom

Only an hour’s drive from London, this contemporary green oak barn was designed and constructed specifically for weddings, with careful consideration to its historical setting at Mill Farm.

Photograph in colour of bridesmaid preparing herself prior to a weddingProud father of a bride looking at his daughter prior to a weddingPicture of father walking his daughter to a ceremony

Beautiful arched oak doors provide your entrance in to the Ceremony Barn, with its breathtaking cathedral-style windows giving your wedding photographer glorious natural light in which to photograph your wedding ceremony. Following the ceremony, the spacious Mediterranean courtyard is the perfect setting for a drinks reception.

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The mature landscaped gardens have been lovingly nurtured for many years and include a lake with sunken patio area, four-tiered waterfall and sweeping lawns. With an array of foliage and flowers, the gardens change from season to season with colour and texture all year round.

Colour image of a couple talking on a bench on their wedding dayColour image of a reading at a wedding with the bride's reactionColour picture of a wedding ceremonyPicture of children laughing during a wedding ceremonyBride and groom exchanging rings at a weddingColour picture of wedding rings being exchangedColour portrait of bridesmaids at Rivervale Barn near Yateley

With a reputation for the exceptional quality of wedding food, Rivervale Barn in partnership with Galloping Gourmet, offer a fine dining experience, specialising in modern British cuisine. To help decide upon the perfect menu for guests, all couples are invited to a complimentary tasting event at the barn to sample the extensive range of fine food and wines available.

Picture of men at the bar at a wedding receptionA picture of a first dance at a wedding

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