FAQ

Please contact our events team on 020 8863 6720 or email us at greatbarn@headstonemanor.org. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form on the Contact Us page and a member of the team will be in touch.
Our availability calendar allows you to quickly see if the date you are looking at is already taken - and possible alternative dates that may be available.
The Great Barn can accommodate wedding receptions, parties and functions from as few as 60 people, up to a maximum of 250 guests. We can accommodate up to 300 people in a theatre style layout for corporate events and ceremonies/blessings. Our events team will work with you to produce an exclusive table plan for your event.
The Great Barn is an approved civil ceremony location, licensed for both civil weddings and civil partnerships. You must give a notice of marriage via your local registry office at least 15 days before your ceremony. Please note, once you’ve reserved a date at The Great Barn, it is your responsibility to book the registrar. You can find further details on the Harrow Council website.
No. You do have exclusive use of The Great Barn and the rear outdoor grassland area, however the Manor House, Granary Learning Centre and museum grounds are open to the general public from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-4pm. The Museum is closed to the public on Monday’s but regular family events take place in the Granary and Manor House.
Our discreetly positioned parking ensures that none of your event photographs feature a car park in the background and can accommodate up to 138 cars with 10 disabled parking bays. Please note, the car park is also used by the general public and, unfortunately, we cannot offer reserved spaces. The wedding car is allowed to be on the museum grounds for drop off, photographic opportunities and pick up only.
You have access to The Great Barn from 10am on the day of your event. Your dedicated Event Co-ordinator will be on hand to liaise with your suppliers on the day and ensure the set up runs smoothly. Additional hours can be requested subject to availability and at a supplementary charge.
The Great Barn is easily accessible and we provide both disabled toilet facilities and a baby changing facility as well as 10 disabled parking bays. We also have highchairs available for you to use, if needed.
You are welcome to use any part of the Headstone Manor and Museum grounds for your photographs, excluding the inside of the Manor House, Granary Learning Centre and the Small Barn.
We are happy to work with caterers of your choice for your event. The Great Barn offers a finishing kitchen only, all preparation and cooking must be done off site or in a mobile kitchen in our outdoor space at the rear of the venue. The outdoor grassland, included in your venue hire, is the ideal space for a BBQ and/or hog roast for your guests. Please note that coal and wood burning fires are not permitted and must be gas or electric only. Your Event Co-ordinator will liaise with your chosen caterer to ensure all arrangements run smoothly and that we receive the necessary risk assessment, food hygiene certificate and public liability insurance documents.
We do not offer linens as part of your booking (excluding corporate daily delegate packages). Your caterer will be able to supply you with linens of your choice. We feel that our beautiful gold chiavari chairs do not require chair covers.
Yes. Your Event Co-ordinator will liaise with the DJ and/or band to ensure we receive the necessary risk assessment and public liability insurance documents. We also have some noise restrictions as part of our licence which we will inform them of. We offer a PA system and wireless microphone for background music and speeches.
We do allow candles as long as there is no open flame and the candle sits within a suitable holder. Due to the height of the barn we do not allow helium balloons. However, many suppliers can provide balloon displays that do not require helium. We are happy for your guests to use confetti but ask that it is fully biodegradable. Unfortunately, fireworks are not permitted on the site.
Your booking includes hire of the venue up to 11.55pm. All suppliers and guests need to be off site by this time therefore we close the bar at 11pm and ask that all music finishes by 11.30pm at the latest. Additional hours can be requested subject to availability and at a supplementary charge.
We ask that you take all your belongings and items with you at the end of your event. All wastage also needs to be removed, either by yourselves or your suppliers. We are happy to arrange for your refuse to be removed from the venue, please speak to our events team regarding the charges for this service.