About Us

We are Amy and Ben, the husband and wife team behind Moat Hall Barns; our independent, family-run wedding and events venue near Shrewsbury in rural Shropshire.

The idea of creating a wedding and events venue began after we held our own wedding here in 2019. Guests and suppliers commented on the unique setting, as the venue combines original red brick barns, a paddock, a lake and beautiful gardens on a rustic farm, surrounded by stunning views of the Shropshire hills.

In 2021, we took the plunge and left our careers to focus on the conversion project. The aim was to retain and enhance the character and original features of the barns, whilst minimising its environmental impact. Examples of this are the barn’s solar-powered underfloor heating, double-glazed solid oak joinery, reclaimed tile roof and modern insulation.

Together we run Moat Hall Barns with the support of Amy’s family who worked tirelessly to help convert the listed buildings and surroundings into a beautiful wedding venue, filled with character and charm.

Moat Hall Barns is located on Amy’s family farm, which has been in Amy’s family for over 80 years.

The listed farmhouse dates back to the reign of Henry VIII and still retains its timber framing, ornate plasterwork and hidden priest holes. The farmyard consists of historic brick barns with ancient oak beams, as well as relatively modern outbuildings.

Amy’s father remembers The Top Barn and Hayloft, which are now our main function spaces, being occupied with cart horses, cows, pigs, sheep and chickens in his lifetime. The surrounding fields are still used as grazing pasture today, so you may see a dairy cow or sheep in the distance on your wedding day. On the converted farmyard there is the occasional chicken, curious cats trying to feature in your wedding photographs and if you’re lucky you may spot some peacocks and guineafowl.

We have been hosting weddings since May 2023 and feel incredibly honoured to have played a small part in the happiest days of people’s lives. We can’t wait to hear about your wedding plans!

Contact Us

info@moathallbarns.co.uk

Call / Text / WhatsApp: 07523 116 276

Moat Hall Barns Ltd
Moat Hall
Annscroft
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY5 8AZ

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Testimonials

hannah-ewan
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What a venue! Everyone who came was blown away by the beauty of it. Lots of little gems of wisdom were given when we met with Amy and Ben the day before our wedding, which calmed all our nerves about things coming together. They were so friendly and went the extra mile for us. We would book it again in a heartbeat.
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The venue is simply breathtaking and so versatile, but it really is Amy and Ben that add value with their advice, support and unwavering help on the day. Thank you both - everyone said how relaxed and fun and beautiful our wedding was and we had the best day of our lives.
jane-max
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We couldn't have asked for a better place to get married. The quality of the restoration to the site is second to none and Amy and Ben are so welcoming and open, which really supported the wedding planning process to be relaxed and easy going. Anyone considering a DIY hire venue for their special day should 100% go see Moat Hall Barns. You will have the best day you could ask for!
JESS & ANDY June 2023
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Having just had the most magical wedding at Moat Hall Barns, we can't thank Amy & Ben enough. It was everything we dreamed of and more. We feel so incredibly lucky that we were able to share such a perfect day with our friends and family. A truly unique venue, with such a family feel. We are so happy that we chose it for our special day.
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Every inch of this venue has been so meticulously thought through with couples in mind from start to finish. From the stunning lakeside gazebo to a bigger toilet especially for the bride, everything has been thought of. Not all DIY venues will have owners so willing to get stuck in and be on hand for anything you need. We felt so at home and relaxed during our time here and we cannot thank Amy & Ben enough for everything!
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Moat Hall Barns had everything we envisaged for our wedding and more! We cannot thank Amy, Ben and their family enough for their support and the amount of compliments we have received is testament to their hard work. The location was excellent with stunning countryside views all around and is only a stone's throw away from Shrewsbury, which was perfect for guest accommodation.
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Where do we even begin...Tom and I can't express our gratitude enough for making our day truly magical. We knew instantly when we viewed the venue that this was it, and you far exceeded all our expectations. Your kindness, generosity and attention to detail are beyond compare. You made us feel truly special.
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Moat Hall Barns

Conversion of an agricultural barn to a wedding and events venue

Project part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

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