If you are looking for Herefordshire wedding venues at the moment – congratulations! There loads of lovely wedding venues to choose from in rural Herefordshire, and as a local wedding photographer I’m really lucky to know most of them very well. So I’m writing this little guide with pictures in the hope that it might help you learn more about Hellens Manor as a possible option as you look around for your Herefordshire wedding venue. I really love Hellens – if you are getting married here and are looking for a wedding photographer, please do get in touch as I’d be delighted to photograph your wedding day!


Hellens Manor and Barns is an historic manor house in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, with two barns in the grounds that are perfect for weddings. The Great Barn and the Manor House itself are both licensed for Civil Ceremonies, and the barns are a fabulous setting for your wedding reception and evening entertainment. It’s a totally unique and exclusive wedding venue, with only a small number of wedding bookings taken there per year. The gardens and grounds are wonderful – with orchards, a dovecot, a labyrinth, many contemporary sculptures, and a couple of donkeys to mention but a few features! All in all, this is a stunning setting for your wedding and there are many places for great photographs. If you would like to find out more about holding your wedding at Hellens Manor & Barns, drop them an email: info@hellensmanor.com.

Here are some photographs which show how your wedding day at Hellens Manor & Barns could look:


Wedding Ceremony in The Manor House:

The Manor House is a fabulously historic building dating back to 1096, with a fascinating history and so many interesting features.  You can get married in the Music Room here, which is an oak panelled room with a feature fireplace, a piano and many old books.


Wedding Ceremony in The Great Barn:

The Great Barn at Hellens provides a more rustic setting for your wedding ceremony. With it’s beams and vaulted ceiling it is a great space for you to add your own decorations to make your wedding look how you want.


It is also possible for you to get married at a church/location elsewhere and then arrive at Hellens for your reception afterwards.


After your wedding ceremony, guests are invited to mingle with drinks at The Manor House while The Great Barn is made ready for your wedding breakfast. On pleasant days, it is lovely to wander in the gardens at Hellens, chatting with your friends and family. There are plenty of beautiful trees, plants and sculptures to discover. On rainy days, you can mingle inside instead, in the Hall and Music Room. These make very welcoming surroundings with the fireplace and lots of comfortable sofas. You can also wander round to the Haywain Barn and explore the orchards, play garden games and meet the donkeys. Make the most of this time in these amazing surroundings with all your loved ones!



Hellens provides so many different photo spots if you would like some pictures together! It really is a photographer’s dream and I absolutely love shooting here – the rustic barn and brick backdrops, the wooden doors, archways, and old windows, the flowers and greenery, and the meadows and gates are all so perfect – this type of place suits my photography style down to the ground! I love to keep your couple photographs as natural as possible so that they reflect the real you – I like to work with you as a couple and capture the feeling of your wedding day, whether you are a romantic couple or a quirky couple or everything in between!


Wedding Breakfast:

Your wedding breakfast will take place in the Great Barn, which can seat up to 100 at round tables. This amazing space is your own blank ‘barn’ canvas to decorate however you wish. The layout is very flexible, with your top table position being possible just about anywhere! You could also have a circular top table, or a long top table, as preferred.


The Haywain Barn is right opposite the Great Barn and features as the bar for your evening wedding celebrations. It’s a wonderful feeling to sit in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, surrounded by apple trees, chatting to your friends and family, as the sun begins to set.


Dancing and Evening Fun:

For your first dance, the top end of the Great Barn is cleared into a dancefloor area, and you can have a DJ or a live band if wished. The lights are lowered and the dancing commences! Welcome your guests onto the dancefloor to show off all their crazy moves, and party the night away at Hellens.


You can also find more inspiration for your Hellens wedding on my Pinterest board here.

I hope you have found this guide to weddings at Hellen’s Manor & Barns useful in your hunt for your Herefordshire wedding venue!

Gemma Williams is an award-winning wedding photographer based in Herefordshire, UK. If you are getting married at Hellens and are looking for a wedding photographer, please do get in touch! I’d love to hear all about your wedding plans. You can see more information about my wedding photography on my website. Best wishes with your wedding planning! x