The Courtyard Barn can seat up around 100 guests for a ceremony, normally in rows of six; with two seats on the courtyard side and four on the other. We are often asked why is it a two and a four and the main reason is because you tend to invite your guests as couples and we wouldn't want to split them up during this romantic moment!
This is a great layout for a long aisle walk and an ideal way to utilise the space when you have a higher number of guests.
Depending on your final numbers there may be space at the end of the barn for either the drinks station, your wedding cake or even some live music for your ceremony and drinks reception.
The little round circle behind the registrar's table is our barrel of fairy-lit twigs which stands in front of wicker hearts on the wall - just so you know!
2 & 4 LAYOUT COURTYARD BARN
The Courtyard Barn middle layout is ideal for smaller, more intimate weddings. The bridal party would enter the barn through the middle double doors and use the courtyard in their aisle walk.
Guests all have a great view of the ceremony and it allows for a cosy and welcoming feel.
This layout is still suitable for up to 90 guests so if you love this layout you can definitely still use it!
For weddings of up to 18-20 guests, the middle layout allows you to use lots of the space up in the Catesby Barn without being too spread out. Chairs are slightly angled or curved to provide a good view for all your loved ones.
Alternatively you may wish to opt for the traditional layout with 15 rows of four seats on the Courtyard side of the room and two on the garden side. This would accommodate 92 guests including the Happy Couple.
For those with a particularly keen eye you will notice that the hearts hanging behind the registrar's table are a little bit more central with this layout!
4 & 2 LAYOUT COURTYARD BARN
The Catesby Barn is a beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony and is especially favoured by those opting for a smaller, more intimate occasion.
The double height ceiling along with the option to have either our candelabras or your own colourful lanterns can really make an amazing atmosphere.
You can opt for the traditional layout in the Catesby Barn. This consists of four seats on the side furthest from the courtyard, with rows of two and three on the other and 14 seats under the mezzanine. This allows for more seating than the middle layout, yet still offers that cosy, intimate feel. The maximum number for this layout with a seated meal in the Courtyard Barn is 60 guests.