Foxtail Barns enjoys an exclusive area within the 70-acre estate now home to The Tawny Hotel.
The excitement builds from the moment you and your guests turn onto the immaculate private driveway leading to Foxtail Barns; you’ll make your way through secluded woodland, catching glimpses of the quirky wedding night accommodation as you approach the venue’s private car park.
From there you’ll make your way towards the spectacular sight of this imposing new barn wedding venue set in one of Staffordshire’s most highly regarded areas of natural beauty.
Step inside and soak up the atmosphere of this sensational new barn wedding venue.
The main entrance opens onto a relaxing, elegant and welcoming space where guests can mingle and enjoy a quick catch up before the ceremony.
With comfortable seating available inside Foxtail Barns, your guests can relax at the venue with ease, or if they prefer they are invited to wander out into the stunning walled garden. This quintessentially English country garden is a bumble bee’s paradise, alive with vibrant blooms and wildflowers in the summer, and lush ferns and foliage in the winter.
The Dressing Room is incredible; it is spacious and elegantly furnished with plenty of natural light flooding in through the large skylights above.
Guest are invited to take their seats around 10 minutes prior to your chosen ceremony time, in the sensational, sunlit Orangery. The Orangery is a relaxed, botanically inspired ceremony space for up to 150 guests, featuring a heady mix of rustic charm, natural timber and modern innovation. The stunning oak beams support a contemporary glass roof which runs overhead along the length of The Orangery and a wall of glass along one side, opening up the space and the bringing the outside, in. Air-conditioning ensures the perfect temperature all year round, while the statement glasswork combined with the rustic oak beams, make this a truly enchanting place to make your promises to each other.
Bear hugs, high fives, tears of happiness and lots of kisses; welcome to your drinks reception! Everyone wants to congratulate you and celebrate your marriage, it’s time to relax, mingle and enjoy a celebratory drink with your friends, family and loved ones. Following your ceremony, you’ll lead guests into the stunning Walled Gardens where our fabulous catering staff will be waiting to sashay amongst you, offering out your no corkage drinks.
The exclusive-use Walled Gardens offer up a treasure trove of photo opportunities. Intriguingly designed and lovingly restored, the original 18th century red brick walls enclose this joyful space, filled with botanical bounty, fragrant herbs and wildflowers. Foxtail Barns Wedding Venue enjoys an exclusive setting with the 70-acre estate now home to The Tawny Hotel. Your photographer may wish to take advantage of some of the spectacular backdrops dotted about this incredible area of natural beauty. As the newly married couple, you are welcome to explore and use these enchanting gardens for your more intimate couple shots. There are five lakes within the 70 acre estate, mature woodlands, follies and more…your photographer will be spoilt for choice.
Your wedding breakfast is a joyful, celebratory meal shared with your loved ones. Held inside the incredible double-height, vaulted-ceiling party barn, it’s one of the most important and enjoyable elements of your wedding day. At Foxtail Barns you have the flexibility to design your perfect, bespoke, wedding breakfast menu; there are limitless options. You’ll find uber-relaxed sharing platters, delicate fine-dining dishes and everything in between. The choice is yours.
The contemporary, industrial design of this sensational party barn lifts your spirits and your sightline in equal measure; you can’t help looking up as you enter, to take in the magnificent glazed panelling in the double-height roof. If you want a packed dance floor and a party atmosphere during your evening wedding reception, you’ll need to lead by example! We’re sure that won’t be too hard, the spacious dance floor, awesome acoustics and festival lighting will get everyone in the mood for an epic evening of wedding celebrations. Whether you fancy a DJ or a live band you’ll find some fantastic recommendations on their hand-picked supplier list.
Dependent on your daytime guest numbers this may be when your extra evening guests arrive at your barn wedding celebration. All your wedding guests can look forward to competitive prices and great service at The Bar which will remain open until last orders at 11.45pm.
Yes. From 11am on your wedding day, you and your guests have exclusive use of the whole venue. We don’t do any viewings and because we don’t have any facilities which are open to the general public, such as a restaurant, we can guarantee that the only people wandering around are those you have invited!
Absolutely. For an idea of how you can make the most of our beautiful orangery, bar and barn visit The Venue section of our website.
No, as you enjoy sweet dreams, our fabulous Restoration Team carefully collect together all your belongings and place them into your designated area of our secure storage facility, ready for collection the next day.
We have a fantastic Suppliers Section which has recommendations for everything from florists to photographers, DJs and live bands, hair stylists to vintage ice cream vendors. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for.