Hazel Gap Barn
A new Cripps Wedding Barn on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire
Since opening Cripps Barn in 1990, we have slowly expanded to 4 venues, but only when we have found new barns which we thought would make places as special as the original Cripps. Now we’re delighted to have found Hazel Gap Barn, an absolute gem of a building on the extraordinary Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. Hazel Gap Barn is set on its own in lovely countryside some distance away from the well-visited Welbeck Village. The Estate have submitted a Planning Application and, subject to approval, we hope to open for weddings and events from March/April 2017.
Plans for the Barn
Two traditional red brick farm buildings – the Barn itself and the Farmhouse – stand either side of a walled farmyard, destined to become a stunning courtyard with water-features, seating, trees and planters, sheltered from the wind and perfect for post-ceremony drinks. At night, this will become a magical place lit with fairy-lights, flares, firepits and lanterns, so the evening party can spill outside.
The Farmhouse and Barn are fronted with two rather unusual and striking towers with wonderful tall arched entrances, providing a dramatic view to greet approaching guests. Between these runs the original farm wall, forming the front of the courtyard, while at the rear a new Oak Room will form the link the barn and farmhouse, containing both a light-filled Dining Room with spectacular country views across the lawn and into the woods, and a fabulous bar opening into the courtyard.
The Barn will be re-roofed with traditionally-crafted Oak timbers, and a giant brick fireplace added to make the most perfect Ceremony Room. After the evening meal, this room will be transformed into the dance floor.
The Farmhouse will house professional kitchens and storage spaces, and the guest loos which will be accessible from the Dining Room.
We have applied and successfully be granted a Civil Ceremony Licence, and expect that our capacity will be 130-150 for this.
Cripps Barn Group has developed four derelict barns into unique wedding venues. Please have a look at www.crippsbarn.com and browse the different barns. We hope you will see that each barn is totally individual, but that they share a certain style, and, from the testimonial letters, that each Barn’s team provide a uniquely personal service from booking to the delivery of the day.
Come and have a look now
We are opening the undeveloped site for viewings on specific dates, so if you are interested in coming for a preview, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time. We will be taking no-commitment, no-deposit provisional bookings during this period so, if you like the Barn, you can reserve a date while the Planning process is completed.