– a unique Staffordshire wedding venue
Opening in 2021, Foxtail Barns has quickly established itself as one of Staffordshire’s best wedding venues. It’s owned and run by the fab Best Day Ever team (who also look after great venues like The Ashes and Mill Barns) so you know you’ll be well looked after there!
Everything at Foxtail Barns has been designed with the perfect wedding day in mind. A long drive curves past acres of woodland, manicured gardens and winding pathways. The venue itself is made up of two distinct areas. A red brick ceremony space with oak beams and huge glass windows lining one wall and then a more modern and contemporary barn with an industrial feel which is perfect for the evening party!
Foxtail Barns is a purpose built, all in one wedding venue. Couples can get ready on site, have their ceremony and go straight into the wedding reception, all without leaving the venue or having to do any travelling.
There’s a private dressing room within the Barn itself and Wedding Pods just a short walk away. Both are great for morning preparations. The Pods are part of the Tawny Hotel, a luxurious hotel. Foxtail Barns sits within the hotel’s 70 acres of grounds meaning there is plenty of nearby accommodation for wedding guests. I stayed at the Tawny Hotel myself recently and it was an incredible experience. I highly recommend it! It’s the perfect spot for a romantic getaway, or wedding night accommodation.
Back at Foxtail Barns, ceremonies take place inside the romantic red brick Orangery. It’s a beautiful space with a glass ceiling and huge glass windows offering views out to the Walled Garden. You get the best of both worlds, the feeling of an outdoor ceremony without the worries of rain changing your plans!
Walled Garden weddings
I adore the outside areas at Foxtail Barns. Original 18th century red brick walls surround lush grassy areas. Lots of couples make great use of the gardens and set up lawn games and activities which of course make for fantastic photo opportunities, there’s always something going on. I often find myself hanging around a group of guests playing Giant Jenga, just waiting for the moment that the tower topples!
The Walled Gardens make a lovely backdrop to wedding portraits but couples also get the chance to head outside into the estate where there are endless places to take some fab pictures. Just a short walk from the Barns you’ll find small stone bridges, quirky archways, five (!!) lakes and all kinds of other nooks and crannies. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored taking pictures there!
Staffordshire wedding photographer
As I’m based in Cheshire it’s just a short drive over to Staffordshire and Foxtail Barns. I love having such stylish and unique venues virtually on my doorstep and always love it when a couple book me to shoot their wedding at Foxtails. It really is the ideal setting for my relaxed and creative style of photography.