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Decorations and lighting

Find out what decorations and lighting can be used in the Great Barn.



The age of the Great Barn means we cannot allow some types of decoration and lighting...

  • Flames, candles or flame-lit lamps.
  • Gas Heaters.
  • Blu-Tak or similar.
  • Pins or tacks.
  • Sellotape or adhesives tapes.
  • Candelabras.
  • Chinese Lanterns.
  • Firework style candle or fireworks.


The barn has very good lighting already installed that can be as gentle or bright as required. Any additional lighting would only be for decorative purposes. Small disco lights may be used, but the Great Barn has a limited power supply and may not be able to accommodate larger lights.

LED Fairy Lights may be wrapped around the wooden beams; approximately five metres of lights provide seven turns around the beams and would need to approximately 3.5 metres of cable to reach the floor sockets in each bay. They can then either be attached to the metal lighting collars at the top of each bay or gardening wire can be wrapped around the top of the beam securing the cable.

Whilst there are plenty of outlets, there is limited electrical capacity in the Great Barn, so we recommend the use of battery powered fairy lights or battery operated candle / tea lights.

Decoration and lighting conditions

  • Decorating and lighting must be installed and removed within your hire times.
  • Electrical lighting / decoration must have a valid PAT (Portable Appliance Test) certificate.
  • Decorative items must be flame proofed before they are brought into the Great Barn.
  • We do not provide ladders or other decorating tools.
  • Guests who have consumed alcohol will not be allowed to use ladders to take down decorations at the end of the event.
  • Penalties costs will taken from your deposit if decoration items including confetti and glitter are not removed.



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