Getting to know Willow Marsh Farm
Our latest wedding venue crush is elegant, timeless and perfect for the couple who want rustic romance on their special day. Set in 100 acres of rolling grassland and lakes, at Willow Marsh Farm you will be spoilt with epic backdrops everywhere you look. Their barn boasts a labyrinth of cosy corners, vintage lighting, period furniture and a magical vibe. We’re handing you over to the lovely team at Willow Marsh Farm so you can find out a little bit more about the story behind the setting...
Tell us a little bit about Willow Marsh Farm and how it all began?
We are a small family business who have a love for restoring old farm buildings. In between day to day farming we have spent the last 15 years renovating beautiful barn conversions both here in Leicestershire and also across the French Alps. We took everything we learnt and lavished it upon The Willow Marsh Farm. When we bought the farm, it was deeply in need of some love and attention, but the potential and natural beauty of the setting was clear to see. We started restoring the farm buildings and while doing some renovation work on one of the cottages I asked my now wife Sarah to marry me. Luckily, she said ‘yes’ and we started our search for the perfect venue. Sarah wanted something elegant and intimate and I wanted something with natural beauty that was also big enough to accommodate my extended farming family. After a lot of searching, we decided to do something a little different, and chose to build our own wedding venue. Meet Willow Marsh Farm! After two years of 7-day weeks, we managed to finish it the night before our wedding day. It has now been the setting for many love stories…
What makes Willow Marsh Farm stand out from the crowd?
As newlyweds, we understand what the planning process involves. Weekend weddings at Willow Marsh Farm are bespoke and personal, and we hold just a small number of weddings each season to ensure you have our undivided attention.
What do you offer at Willow Marsh Farm?
An exclusive-use weekend wedding venue, we welcome you to wander and explore the grounds and fields that make the setting so special, promising a ‘home from home’ feel. From our homemade rustic bar, we offer a range of options for your drinks, one of which allows you to provide your own beverages throughout the weekend. Alternatively, we also provide a cash bar for your guests to enjoy and get the party started.
How many guests can you host at the venue?
For couples who are having a civil ceremony and seated reception in the barn, we have capacity for 130-day guests and a further 100 guests in the evening. If you are marrying off-site, we can accommodate 160 guests for your reception and again, a further 100 guests in the evening.
What do you love most about being a part of the wedding industry?
We love working with and interacting with our couples, becoming a part of their journey. From the initial glances of excitement when couples explore the venue to the very last smile at 11pm on the evening of the wedding, we love it all.