High Barn in Great Bardfield was established in the 14th century but was lovingly and sympathetically restored in 2003, offering a stunning historic timber-frame interior and a glorious back drop of true British countryside. High Barn has had an eclectic history, most recently functioning as a live music venue. The barn boasts stunning original features and has vaulted, beamed ceilings and rustic timber framed walls. An incredibly versatile space, it can be adapted for any purpose, from a corporate event venue with a twist, to a show-stopping space to hold a wedding. High Barn can accommodate 180 people seated, and up to 200 standing. If you are looking to hold a larger event, why not make the most of the beautiful Essex countryside & hire one of our beautiful and bespoke marquees on the grounds.
About the Area…
Great Bardfield, listed in the Domesday Book in 1086, is a wonderfully historic village and became a royal manor when it was owned by Edward IV. During the reign of Henry VIII, the manor was granted in succession to Katherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleaves, Katherine Howard and Katherine Parr. High Barn is located in The Bardfield Centre; a small collection of renovated barns and farm buildings which once belonged to Great Bardfield Hall.
The village of Great Bardfield came to national attention during the 1950s, as home to the Great Bardfield Artist, including many important 20th century English Artists such as John Aldrige, Edward Bawden, George Chapman, Stanley Clifford-Smith, Audrey Cruddas, Walter Hoyle, Michael Rothernstein, Eric Ravilious, Sheila Robinson and Marianne Straub. The Artists hosted a series of important ‘open house’ exhibitions in the village, gaining National Press attention and attracted thousands of visitors to the area.
To find out more about High Barn and the events we cater for don’t hesitate to ge in touch. Call 01371829259 or click here to send us an enquiry via email.