Choosing your wedding venue is an exciting and challenging task. With so many beautiful locations, finding a unique venue can make your day even more special.

Bride and groom in private gardens at Pimhill barn taken by Shrewsbury wedding photographer Victoria La Bouchardiere

Here are some ideas to help you find the perfect location for your special day.

  • Think about your personal style. What type of venue would best reflect your personality as a couple? Do you prefer a rustic barn, a modern industrial space or a marquee festival style? Remember the venue should match your overall theme and vibe of your wedding.
  • Unleash the limits! There are lots of locations that can be just as unique such as art galleries, museums, botanical gardens or historic landmarks.
  • It’s important to consider the logistics when choosing a unique wedding venue. Make sure the venue has the capacity to accommodate your guest list and there are the necessary facilities such as restrooms, parking and catering options.
  • Some venues have restrictions on certain suppliers which can limit you if you are looking to create a unique wedding, so do your research! It’s also a good idea to enquire about noise curfews.
  • Once you have your shortlist, make an appointment and visit the venue in person. This will give you a feel for the space, ambience and is a great opportunity to talk with the wedding coordinator.
Bride and groom walking through a confetti tunnel at Pimhill Barn wedding venue

Wedding Venue Pimhill Barn Shrewsbury

Intimate and rustic in a picturesque setting

As a wedding photographer in Shrewsbury, I am in the fortunate position to share with you one of the most unique wedding venues that can make your special day truly perfect. If you are looking for a unique wedding venue in Shrewsbury, Pimhill Barn offers a beautiful, flexible space for couples who are looking for an intimate, rustic and picturesque setting for their wedding day. Pimhill Barn is a venue close to my heart as I have photographed here for over 10 years and have seen the place evolve over the years. Every wedding feels completely different because of the uniqueness of this Shropshire wedding venue and the individuality my couples bring to their day.

Groom and groomsmen in navy blue suits standing in front of barn at Pimhill Barn
barn wedding venue Pimhill with doors open and wedding guests outdoors

Set in the beautiful countryside near Shrewsbury, Pimhill Barn wedding venue has been carefully restored over the years and is continually updated to provide all of the modern amenities whilst still retaining its’ original character and historical charm.

wedding ceremony with bride and groom and guests sat on chairs

Share your vows in the atmospheric barn, amidst the stone walls and historic beams dating back to the 16th Century.

red double decker buses at Pimhill Barn taken by Shrewsbury wedding photographer Victoria La Bouchardiere

Photographing weddings in Shrewsbury allows me to see just how well a venue works in terms of wedding photography, as I will be scouting locations on the day to find the perfect places for your photographs and always have a keen eye for what will make a beautiful photograph for your wedding album.

wedding guests outside of Pimhill Barn during drinks reception
bride and groom kiss on double decker bus at Pimhill Barn wedding venue photographed by Victoria La Bouchardiere

Here are my top 5 reasons why Pimhill Barn is a unique Shrewsbury Wedding Venue.

  1. Location – set amidst stunning countryside, making it the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony and reception. The private gardens are enchanting and are exclusively used for immediate family portraits.
  2. 16th Century Barn – Dating back to the Elizabethan era, the barn is an atmospheric space with exposed wooden beams, that are ideal for decorating with bunting, florals and fairy lights, give a rustic feel that provides a romantic, intimate feel for a wedding. Hiring the barn for your wedding allows for 2.5 days so that you can decorate it in your style.
  3. Flexible Space – The barn can be configured to suit different layouts taking you from ceremony to wedding breakfast and through to your first dance and reception party. There is always the option to add on marquees to the back of the barn should you need even more space for your guests or are looking for a larger area in the Winter months. Your wedding catering suppliers will appreciate the modern kitchen area with access and space for a bar nearby.
  4. Experienced Team – With extensive organising skills the Pimhill Barn team are fantastic at coordinating weddings and will help you plan out every detail of your special day.
  5. Sustainability – Committed to operating in an environmentally friendly way which is an added bonus when looking for an eco friendly wedding venue.
Bride and groom photographed in private garden at Pimhill Barn by Shrewsbury photographer Victoria La Bouchardiere

With a private garden that is manicured to perfection including stripes on the lawns to marvel at!

Bride and groom facing each other holding hands on the lawn at Pimhill wedding venue

Wedding photography for me should be just as individual as each couple. Using the same location I can create a completely different photograph.

Pimhill barn wedding venue decorated in fairy lights with trestle tables

Interior of the barn at Pimhill. Fairy lights can be wrapped around the beams and draped to add atmospheric lighting.

Tiered naked wedding cake at Pimhill Barn wedding reception

Space for the cake, your wedding gifts and cards in an area that allows all of your guests to get a good view of cutting the cake after your Wedding breakfast.

Groom making speech at Pimhill Barn wedding venue Shrewsbury

The barn doors can be thrown open on a bright day to allow lots of natural light to softly fill the space.

wedding guests raising a toast during speeches at Pimhill Barn wedding venue

Different combinations of table settings means you can comfortably seat up to 150 guests.

Pollys Parlour ice cream van parked outside Pimhill Barn at a wedding reception

After the wedding breakfast, your guests can spill out onto the grounds. The barn doors open out on both sides.

Pimhill engraved on wooden bench

Choosing your wedding venue can be a lot of fun. Just remember to take your time exploring your options and enjoy the journey! I would love to hear if you have been a guest at a wedding at Pimhill Barn and what your favourite things or memories are. You are welcome to share them in the comments below!

Another exquisite venue not to be missed is Combermere Abbey, you can read about it here. If you have any questions about your wedding photography, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I am more than happy to discuss your plans wherever you are choosing to marry!