Red House Barn near Droitwich
Set near Stoke Prior in Worcestershire, Red House Barn has wondeful facillties for all occasions.
As we were going into the evening with this event and the light was going to fade. We decided to set up inside, which worked a treat.
All the staff at the venue were very welcoming and made a perfect evening of entertainment.
The Wedding Breakfast
Comfortably seating 60 to 160 guests in the most gorgeous Philippe Starck clear ghost chairs, it is a setting flooded with natural daylight from full height glass bi-fold doors and a cool natural limestone floor. Along with your table centre decorations and personal touches, coloured wall lighting, fairy lit trees and a vast choice of linen colours help to make a truly unique wedding breakfast.
The Art of the wedding
Combining traditional vintage style and contemporary design, Redhouse Barn is a stunning rural venue set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. These barns nestle in 5 acres of grounds and beautiful mature romantic gardens. They are the perfect setting to your wedding day dreams and all those photographs that will perfectly capture the days memories forever.
From the moment you sweep up the gravel driveway through the landscaped grounds of these gorgeous barns, you’ll feel glad you chose us to help host your wedding.
Why Choose RedHouse Barn
We create weddings with love and we adore originality! Why have a ‘package’ wedding when you can have a special one personal to you?
We want you to indulge yourselves…whether its the dream of a beautiful ceremony set in romantic grounds; enjoying the finest food and service, or having fun with family and friends… it should certainly be where you receive the best of everything!
During the 13th Century it was owned by the Savage family of Warwickshire and formed the hamlet of Astwood (literally meaning ‘east wood’ of Wychbold), which was part of the Forest of Feckenham in the Middle Ages.
The whole area was densely wooded, signified by the local villages such as Elmbridge, Woodgate and Rashwood nearby.
History of Red House Barn
The earliest documentation of Redhouse Farm and its 201 acres is 1779 when it was owned by Ann Purshall, although recent archaeology experts doing local studies and looking at the elm beams and pegged rafters in the farm, suggest that it may be earlier. Elm was extensively used in the farmhouse along with other notable farmhouses nearby – a wood which unfortunately is not possible to accurately date – unlike oak which has regular ‘rings’ in the wood that are easily counted!
In 1818, Sir Anthony Lechmere purchased the property, later selling the farm with 70 acres at auction at The George Hotel in Droitwich in 1865 to John Corbett for £1400. During this time, the farm was occupied by the Nash family for over 100 years, who paid a rent of £90 for the farm and land.
In 1881, it was occupied by the Pinches family, who worked as Blacksmiths and Pansmiths. During the development works which started on the Barns in 2008, old blackened fired walls were found – situated in the current Lounge Bar reception area. Well worn brick thresholds and handmade brick floors from the ‘smithy’ were re-used in the rear courtyard gardens by the current granite fountain.
Records held show the farm was then occupied by Rev.Dan Wrigley (very apt now!) and from the 1900’s William Solven a Coal Merchant and his family until it was sold to William Reeves of Stoke Works – a Rate Collector, who purchased the farm for the sum of £164!