Where it all began for the Barns at Lodge Farm ….
The Barns at Lodge Farm is a stunning and unique wedding venue located In Nazeing – Epping Road, Epping Green, CM16 6FS.
Bryony – The manager at The Barns at Lodge Farm, and her family have been growing cereals (mostly wheat, oats and barley) at Lodge Farm for nearly 100 years.
Furthermore, to this day Lodge Farm remains a fully functioning and working farm.
Also, it boasts a secluded feel, whilst remaining in close proximity to the city of London.
Situated within the Epping countryside, this authentic working farm wedding venue really is a one of a kind.
Without a doubt, the Epping countryside provides the perfect backdrop, for a dream wedding!
First wedding in 2016 at Lodge Farm Barns
Only 4 years ago, in 2016 The Barns at Lodge Farm held its very first wedding, that of the Venue Manager, Bryony Graham.
Undeniably, the wedding was a success.
Due to this, Bryony and her family decided that creating a permanent wedding venue at Lodge Farm would be the perfect way to grow a business.
As well as supporting the farm, it would provide many other couples to enjoy their wedding day at such an incredible venue.
Notably, since Bryony’s wedding in 2016, which involved a ceremony led by a friend, and a reception in tipis in the field, the venue has changed dramatically.
Civil ceremonies at the Barns at Lodge Farm
In addition to now having a full license to host for civil wedding ceremonies; all packages now include use of their two fully licensed and staffed bars.
Furthermore, the heavy investment in the surrounding buildings, mean that rented toilets and generators are a thing of the past!
You can be assured to celebrate your wedding in comfort and style at There Barns at Lodge Farm.
The Evolution –
The Grain Store now makes for an epic urban party space, mixing modern glasswork with corrugated iron cladding.
Inside, the high ceilings and authentic flooring, provide an amazing space to keep it minimal, or make it your own.
In addition, the Granary brings rustic charm to every ceremony.
Allowing your guests to soak up the ambience inside this beautiful industrial barn.
The Barns at Lodge Farm is a truly unique space and proud to be going into their fourth season of weddings.
Hosting 45 amazing weddings this year!
Meaning 45 extremely lucky couples!
Moreover, the original chicken shed has now been turned into a brand new, stunning and dare we say, cool looking bar, and is available for hire for smaller parties and gatherings.
Meaning, if you want to celebrate your birthday at a unique party venue, this is just the place.
Wedding DJ at The Barns at Lodge Farm
Evidently, after having the pleasure of DJ’ing at a number of weddings and events here, we can honestly say that the attention to detail does not go unnoticed.
Importantly, the closer you look, the more impressive this venue becomes.
The whole team at The Brans really do know what they are doing.
They clearly have the creative spark and flair required for producing a quite beautiful place to get married
When providing wedding DJ services at The Barns at Lodge Farm, it couldn’t get any easier.
The main stage, where we set up, it located at the far end of the grain store, and with a side door, directly next to the stage area, we are able to set up our DJ equipment with minimal disruption to any occasion.
Staying green –
As a family it is vital to the Grahams that each wedding is personal and bespoke.
As a rule, they only host two weddings a week.
In addition, you get the whole venue for 48 hours (no pushing you out at the end of the night to get ready for the next!) and they pride themselves on sustainability.
Subsequently, at the end of every event, all rubbish is sorted by hand and recycled.
Amazingly, in 2019 they only generated one skip of general waste from 32 weddings!
Their bars are completely plastic free, and the whole venue is heated by renewable energy generated onsite.
The team at The Barns are always looking forward and have plans to continue to improve the barns and their surroundings.
As well as further investment in renewable energy sources.
Most importantly, the family and the whole team is that they continue to host the most meaningful and beautiful weddings for truly wonderful couples.
The Barns at Lodge Farm Team
Let’s start with the Manager – Bryony.
She really is one of the most energetic and infectious people that you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.
Additionally, if you decide to pop down and get the grand tour, you will certainly leave feeling excited about your big day!
She has quite clearly poured her heart and soul into the wedding venue, and she should be extremely proud of what she has achieved!
Not only that, she has put together a team of staff that share her enthusiasm.
It is quite apparent that the staff love being part of this adventure, you can just feel it when in their presence and it’s infectious!
Kind and friendly, the Barns at Lodge Farm team really have always made us feel most welcome.
What do our wedding DJ’s think of the venue then ? – Let’s ask one of our DJ’s – Gary M
I played my first wedding DJ set at The Barns at Lodge Farm back in June 2019.
What an incredible wedding! By the time I arrived to play my evening DJ set, the guests were in such a great mood it made my job easy!
As always, I brought the full Fox and Braces DJ setup, including our wooden DJ booth.
It looked as though it was purpose built for Lodge Farm!
Last but not least, the atmosphere was amazing, and despite their not being a huge number of guests, I had a feeling that everyone was going to have a great night… and they did!
I really can not wait to get back there in 2020!
Finally, for further information about booking your wedding or event at The Barns at Lodge Farm, contact them on:
T : 01992 892377
Claudine Hartzel – https://www.claudinehartzel.com
Kelsie Low – https://www.kelsielowphotography.co.uk
Victoria Cadish – http://www.victoriacadisch.com
Vine House Studios – https://www.vinehousestudios.co.uk
Simon Roberts https://simonrphotography.com