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Bride and Groom at Countryside wedding venue on bridge over pone
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South Farm is the winner of the 2023 Wedding Industry Awards for the UK’s Best Barn Wedding Venue and along with this wonderful accolade we are also proud to be recommended by so many of our couples and guests. We believe our stand outs are our eco-friendly ethos, the flexibility that being family owned allows us, our perfect setting, superb catering, home grown food and flexible service.

Sustainability is at heart of all that we do here at South Farm. We are 100% committed to reducing our impact on the environment through using local suppliers, growing food in our very own smallholding and extensive planting schemes creating wonderful wildlife habitats as well as a beautiful wedding day backdrop! It’s a unique setting and there’s magic in the air!

Wedding ceremonies we offer

Your wedding is unique and we are dedicated to helping you plan a truly magical day, perfectly tailored to you. Our stunning barn wedding venue in Hitchin offers a wide range of ceremony options to choose from.

If you are dreaming of a countryside farm wedding venue for your perfect day, our Hitchin barn weddings take place amongst the charming meadows, paddocks and courtyards, which offer the perfect location.

Smaller weddings can be a great chance to hold an intimate wedding celebration and allow you to have the wedding of your dreams in the company of your nearest and dearest.

At South Farm we are proud to be accessible and inclusive and are delighted to have hosted a large number of dream wedding days for same-sex couples.

Why wait until summer to celebrate your big day, we offer the perfect setting for a wonderful winter wedding. Create your dream winter wonderland wedding day surrounded by our twinkling fairy lights and roaring log fire.

Our gorgeous location and stunning countryside setting means that an outdoor wedding is the favourite choice of many of our couples. If you have your heart set on a shorter lead time wedding then South Farm is the perfect last minute wedding venue for you.

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The team at South Farm are dedicated to ensuring you have all you need to bring your dream day to life and we can advise and help you plan every detail. We understand that life can be busy, which is why our dedicated planning service and flexible approach mean that, no matter what your dream wedding vision looks like, our experienced, friendly team will do all we can to make it happen. Our flexibility extends to everything we do, including five star catering and an enviable choice of ceremony and reception spaces both indoors and out. Our flexible approach also allows us to cater to weddings at short notice – if you are looking for a late availability date just get in touch with the team, and let us work some wedding magic!


Take advantage of our bespoke, on site guest accommodation at our Hitchin wedding venue Our charming Romany Wagons and luxurious guest bedrooms offer the perfect place for guests to sleep in sweet slumber after your dream wedding day. Plus there’s the luxury Coach House Suite reserved for the newly-weds and provided complimentary for your wedding night.

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Food & Drink

From fully plant based and vegetarian menus to home-cooked hot buffet menus, a stunning fusion feast and a traditional served to the table wedding breakfast menu, there’s so much choice! Our team of talented chefs take great pride in creating delicious wedding menus starring home grown produce from our very own small-holding. We will ensure you and your guests are exceptionally well fed at our Hitchin wedding venue.


We pay attention to every detail, and that extends to our dedicated and comprehensive directory of recommended suppliers . You can be sure that all the suppliers we recommend have worked with our team so we can reassure you of their high standard of service. From florists to cake makers, photographers to photo booths – take your pick from our great selection of hand-picked wedding suppliers.

Bride and Groom at countryside winter wedding in front of vintage steam engine in the snow
Photo by Photography by Bea
Summer Garden set for outdoor wedding ceremony
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Barn Wedding Venue set for meal
Photo by Laura Williams Photography
Just Married Couple at Farm Wedding Venue in crop field
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South Farm has built a wonderful reputation as one of the most popular wedding venues in the region. The unique location, first-class facilities, and exceptional attention to detail makes this venue a top choice for couples. Located just half an hour from Hitchin, South Farm is brimming with rustic charm and combined with our impeccable wedding planning service and eco-friendly ethos – it’s a recipe for a truly magical wedding day.

Exclusive use, family run Hitchin wedding venue

Twenty acres of charming spaces, indoor and out

Home-grown food from our organic small-holding

Beautiful accommodation for you & your guests

Sustainable values at the heart of all we do

Extensive list of local, recommended suppliers

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There’s so much to consider when it comes to choosing a Hitchin wedding venue with a barn and planning your special day. We’ve been hosting weddings in our small intimate wedding venue since 2005 so we’ve put together a handy list of FAQ’s to help answer some of the questions you may have. If you are interested in holding your wedding at South Farm and have any questions about our civil wedding venue or your big day then please get in touch – we’d love to talk weddings with you!

What does your venue hire include?

Our venue hire fee includes exclusive use of South Farm for the duration of your event plus all the extras you need….tables, chairs, crockery, glasses, table linen and all our twinkly fairy lights throughout the venue so you don’t have to worry about hiring additional items in. There are also lots of extras we provide, included in the venue hire, to make your day seamless and unique, sound systems in all our ceremony spaces, microphones for speeches and even bio-degradable South Farm rose petal confetti! You will have a dedicated, experienced Event Manager and a friendly and professional Front of House team on hand to look after you, your guests, your suppliers and all the little details so that you can relax and just enjoy your day!

How far are you located from Hitchin?

South Farm is located just over a 30 minute drive from Hitchin.

How early should I book a wedding venue in Hitchin?

Peak dates get booked well in advance so if you are just at the start of your wedding planning we advise to visit and book your venue as early as possible to avoid potential disappointment, particularly if you’re looking for a winter wedding venue.

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