About Hazel Gap Barn wedding venue

What can I say about Hazel Gap Barn wedding venue? There’s something truly warming about a wedding set in the rustic beauty of a converted barn. Beautiful wooden beams frame the venue, with picturesque exposed brickwork. Hazel Gap Barn, a member of Cripps and Co family, is a perfect example of an idyllic countryside wedding venue.

Bride and groom posing for wedding photos at Hazel Gap Barn

Hazel Gap Barn – Quick facts

Hazel Gap Barn is a stunning rustic brick barn located on the Welbeck Estate in Budby outside Worksop in Nottinghamshire.

Ceremony and dining capacity – 150

Capacity including evening guests – 250

Late night license until 1 am

Arriving at Hazel Gap Barn

After arriving at Hazel Gap Barn you will be invited through the side door to the getting ready room that leads to the main barn where your partner will be waiting for you down the aisle. You will of course need to answer a couple of questions to the registrars before you walk down this magic aisle.

Bride arriving in a white London cab at Hazel Gap wedding barn

Wedding ceremonies at Hazel Gap Barn

Ceremonies take place in the main barn. After the interviews with the registrars you will walk down the aisle to join your partner and ,oh boy! this will be the best time of your lives!

The main barn where the ceremonies are held is actually a quite challenging piece of work in terms of wedding photography but doing it right can result in some spectacular results. Two arched doors in the middle of the barn let plenty of daylight into the room while both ends of the barn are, to put it simply, dark. This is especially tricky when you are walking down the aisle and the light changes as you walk.

Cocktail hour

While you wait for the main meal to be served, now as a newly married couple, you can enjoy the company of your guests in the courtyard. After the ceremony, drinks will be served here while your guests enjoy a stroll around the grounds and take photos with the barn.

Food at Hazel Gap Barn

A large barbecue in the far corner of the courtyard won’t go unnoticed. You can literally watch your food being cooked. How is that for a wedding meal build up!

The party

After the meal, you will be invited back to the main barn to dance the night away.

Wedding photography at Hazel Gap Barn

To say you’ll be spoiled for choice would be an understatement. The beauty of having your wedding photos taken at Hazel Gap Barn is that literally wherever you look, you find a picturesque corner, fireplace, brick wall, courtyard, woodland, you name it.

Your couples photos don’t have to take long either. I keep these to a minimum and usually a 2-3 short photo walks (5-10 mins each) around the barn are enough to produce stunning photographs. Here are just a few of my favourite photo spots around the barn:

1. Ceremony room

After the ceremony the main barn is cleared and the chairs moved to the dining area. This creates a window of opportunity for a few photos of just the two of you in this stunning room.

2. Front drive

The main drive is a great location for those postcard type photos showing the venue in the whole glory. The photos look even better after sunset with the brickwork nicely illuminated wit headlights. It’s also a popular spot for the group shots.

3. Rear garden

The rear garden boasts a gorgeous tree alley leading to a beautiful raw woodland, giving plenty of photo opportunities

4. Courtyard

The courtyard is great for photos with the little fountain and a few mulberry trees.

A quick photo in the courtyard while your guests are being seated.

5. Confetti shots at Hazel Gap Barn

After the ceremony your guests will gather in the courtyard outside the arched doors waiting for you to come out. This is where the confetti shots take place.

6. Group photos

There is plenty of space for your group photos at Hazel Gap Barn. The courtyard, main drive, read garden or even inside the main barn if it rains outside.

7. Sparklers at Hazel Gap Barn

Wedding sparklers are kind of regular guests at weddings these days and they often visit Hazel Gap Barn. So yes this venue allows sparklers but as always speak to your wedding coordinator prior to your wedding and let them know.

8. Smoke bombs at Hazel Gap Barn

As with the sparklers, it’s always worth asking your wedding coordinator first if you can use smoke bombs. The effects can be spectacular. Both sparklers and smoke bombs require lots of common sense when using them. Always follow the advice provided by the venue and use them far from the building to avoid the smoke alarm getting set off.

9. Night time photos at Hazel Gap Barn

Even after the sun goes behind the horizon there is plenty going on in terms of photo opportunities. Rustic looking fairy lights and wooden beams will give amazing results at night. If you chose to go outside then the flood lights illuminating the barn will provide equally spectacular backdrop.

Bride and groom waling holding hands outside a barn

Check out this beautiful wedding at Hazel Gap Barn on my blog.

Accommodation near Hazel Gap Barn

As stunning as it is, unfortunately Hazel Gap Barn does not provide any accommodation. At the end of the day it’s a wedding venue (a damn good one), not a hotel. Luckily there are a few places nearby where you and your guests can stay the night after. These are just a few but feel free to search Google for hotels near the venue and I’m sure you’ll find a good selection.

  • Clumber Park Hotel – 5.6 miles away
  • Thoresby Hall Hotel – 2.6 miles
  • The Forest Lodge Hotel – 4 miles
  • The Cottages1 in Edwinstowe – 4 miles
  • Redbrick Woodland Lodges – 7.8 miles
  • Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa – 9.2 miles

How to find Hazel Gap Barn

When on A616 between Budby and Cuckney, you simply can’t miss the place. Please use the map’s directions or the contact details below to get to Hazel Gap Barn.

Contact Details + Map

Hazel Gap Barn

Budby Road, Budby, NG22 9EY




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