Weddings at The Great Barn

The Barn's atmosphere, size and layout can provide the ideal venue for your wedding.

In this section:

Catering and bar facilities

Due to the Great Barn's construction, fragility and importance, we have some restrictions on the catering equipment that can be brought into the building.

In the hour before a wedding ceremony takes place, food and drink is not allowed in the main seated area of the Great Barn. You may serve food and drink after your ceremony, which can be prepared beforehand and stored behind the partition wall until after the ceremony. 

The Great Barn has no kitchen, and no cooking equipment is permitted onsite. The steward's room, which is approximately 4m x 4m, has 2 sinks and 13 amp sockets, which can be used for fridges and freezers. Your caterers have full access to this room throughout your hire time. 

There are kitchens in The Stables and The Winston Churchall Theatre and Hall, which you can ask to hire in addition to the Great Barn. 

Your caterers must provide:

  • a comprehensive list of the cooking equipment they will bring 
  • proof of Public Liability Insurance 
  • proof of PAT Testing for all electrical items
  • proof of hygiene certifications.

Catering conditions

  • Caterers can only be positioned in front of Cart Shed Workshop 3, next to the steps to the stewards room.
  • No deep fat fryers, shallow fryers or gas cylinders are permitted inside.
  • All gas bottles etc must be taken away. Hirers are charged disposal costs for items left on site. 
  • The floor/ground must be covered to avoid stains.
  • All oil must be removed from the site and not disposed of down drains. 
  • Our premises licence stipulates that all catering and bar equipment must be out of the building and loaded before 11pm.

Outdoor catering facilities

You can request to have your caterers cook outdoors on the gravel courtyard (Bury Street side), where we allow hog roasts and barbecues operated and provided only by professional catering companies. 

Bar and alcohol licence

Whilst there is no fixed bar area, a bar can be set up in any of the barn's bays. The Great Barn has a premises licence, and if you wish to serve alcohol at your event we will provide a copy to you on the day which must be displayed throughout the function. The bar will operate under Hillingdon Council's licence, which requires anyone serving alcohol to sign an authorisation form showing our DPS has given you temporary permission. 

Licence times

  • Fridays and Saturdays, midday to 10.30pm
  • Sundays, 10am to 4.30pm

Your bar providers must provide:

  • a proof of Public Liability Insurance 
  • a comprehensive list of any electrical equipment being brought to site 
  • proof of PAT Testing for all electrical items.

Bar conditions

  • No alcohol is to be sold/served outside of these times: Friday/Saturday midday to 10.30pm, Sunday 10am to 4.30pm.
  • Drinks can only be served in polycarbonate containers. 
  • All equipment and stock must be delivered and collected during your paid hire period.
  • All recyclable material must be disposed of in the black recycling bin situated in the Gravel Courtyard.
  • Our premises licence states all catering equipment must be out of the building and loaded before 11pm.

Failure to comply with these conditions will result in the closure of your bar for the remainder of your hire. 

Page last updated: 24 Mar 2023