Shustoke Barn Wedding Venue

18th Century red brick barn nestled in the heart of warwickshire


The first time I pulled up outside Shustoke Barn, I was like “WOW!” What a beautiful building. As one of the Cripps and Co wedding venues, you just know that it will have all the modern features you’d expect from one of their exclusive use wedding barns. From the Funktion One sound system, the open flame barbecue and the late license until 1am. You are sure to have the wedding of your dreams here.

Shustoke is in Coleshill and is perhaps one of the best known wedding venues in Warwickshire. It is conveniently located near the M42 and M6 motorways, a mere twenty minutes from the centre of Birmingham.

Basic Information

Shustoke Barn

  • Location: Coleshill, Warwickshire
  • Style: 18th century barn
  • Capacity: up to 140 guests
  • Accommodation: No
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Exclusive Use: Yes
  • License: 1am
  • Disabled Access: Yes
Beautiful bride walking down the aisle at Shustoke barn as her groom looks at her

Wedding Ceremonies at Shustoke Barn

Shustoke Barn is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies of up to 140 guests with capacity for another 60 evening guests.

If you are thinking of a church wedding then there are some great churches nearby where you can tie the knot before travelling to Shustoke Barn for the most epic wedding party ever!

Like all Cripps & co venues, they’ve gone to town to retain a lot of the original architecture. So the ceremony room just looks utterly breathtaking and a unique space to tie the knot in. A large spacious room that looks stunning on its own but of course you are free to put your own stamp on it by styling the room to your own personal taste if you wish.

As a wedding photographer I’m very grateful for the two large floor to ceiling barn doors that let natural light flood into the barn. Meaning your ceremony photographs will look glorious!

Shustoke Barn ceremony room

The Courtyard

Once the ceremony is over, guests can mingle in the bar area and also the spacious courtyard to the rear of the venue. One of the things I really appreciate as a wedding photographer is the fact I can quickly run upstairs and poke my head out of the window for the all important photograph of all the guests.

Wedding Reception & The Party

As soon as your wedding ceremony has finished, the amazing staff at Shustoke transforms the barn into the room where you and your guests will enjoy the wedding breakfast.

You can have the pleasure of feeding up to 140 guests for dinner and like all Cripps venues, the food is always perfectly cooked using the freshest ingredients. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of trying all of their menu, including at feast nights and food photography shoots. And I can hand on heart say I’ve never had a bad meal yet!

Groom gives speech in the barn at Shustoke Barn in Warwickshire

Once the food is eaten then it’s time to get the party started with your first dance before everyone starts throwing shapes with you on the dance floor! The venue is able to hold up to 200 guests! That’s going to be some party!! and more than enough for most UK weddings.

Evening party at Shustoke Barn

Recommended Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographer

I’m proud to be one of the recommended wedding photographer’s at Shustoke Barn. This means you can be sure that I know the venue inside and out and of course know where all the best spots are for photos. As one of the regular’s there, you can trust that no matter what happens on the day or what the weather throws at us, I will work closely with the team at Shustoke to make sure your wedding day is perfect.

My Style of Wedding Photography

I always tell couples that my goal is to photograph YOUR wedding. To document what happens on your day rather than waste your precious time recreating someone else’s pinterest wedding. That’s why for most of the day I take a very natural and documentary approach. I don’t falsely stage moments or have you standing there saying “CHEESE!” to the camera. Instead I prefer you to forget I’m there so I can focus on the real emotions. The big smiles as the groom sees his bride walk down the aisle, the tears as dad sees his daughter in her dress for the first time. I passionately believe that those moments cannot and should not be staged or they lose all meaning!

Why Book Me?

  • over 10 years experience
  • unobtrusive, documentary approach so you can enjoy your day
  • unique mix of storytelling images combined with a few family photos
  • stunning portraits you will want to hang on your wall
  • unparalleled customer experience
  • preview images within 24 hours
  • final images delivered in only three weeks

Wedding Videography at Shustoke Barn

My wife, Daiga is a talented wedding videographer who loves to create cinematic wedding films that won’t leave a dry eye in the house. Her natural and unobtrusive approach perfectly mirrors mine.

Our combined knowledge and experience of working at Shustoke Barn means we are certain to produce a set of photographs and wedding videos which you will love. And as you would fully expect, as a husband & wife team, we work well together so it’s a seamless experience for you.

If you’d like to remember your wedding day with a cinematic wedding video then do get in touch. Ask us about our exclusive Black Label Package. It’s one less supplier to have to find and also saves you money! What’s not to like!?

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View More Shustoke Barn Wedding Photos

I hope you like what you see so far? I work tirelessly to document each wedding in a natural and unobtrusive way. Click on the links below to see more wedding photographs I took from previous weddings at Shustoke Barn.

Food at Shustoke Barn

If you are getting married at Shustoke Barn then at some point you will have the difficult task of choosing what to eat. I’ve had the pleasure of tasting pretty much the entire menu and can honestly say I’ve yet to have a bad meal at a Cripps venue! I love a good BBQ but have a few times had the vegan menu which has also been very tasty.

In my opinion, the best way to decide is to book yourselves on one of the infamous Cripps Feast Nights. Drop the venue a message and ask when their next event is. It’s the perfect time to take your closest friends and family to show them how beautiful Shustoke Barn is and to enjoy a fabulous meal.

Food at Hazel gap Barn

Accommodation near Shustoke Barn

Unfortunately there is no on site accommodation at Shustoke Barn. However there are plenty of places to stay nearby. Here are a few of my suggestions:

Lea Marsten Hotel – 3 miles (8 mins approx)

Forest of Arden Country Club – 5 miles (10 mins approx)

The Belfry Hotel & Resort – 6 miles (13 mins approx)

Manor Hotel Meriden – 7 miles (13 mins approx)

Of course there’s also local AirBnB’s you can try too!

Frequently Asked Questions About Shustoke Barn

As with all Cripps & Co venues, fresh flower petals are required for confetti. Usually this will be arranged after the ceremony in the courtyard. If it is raining then we usually make sure guests can throw confetti as you walk back down the aisle.

Yes, sparklers are allowed. I always recommend long 16″ sparklers to make sure you get the most time with them. Don’t buy the disposable lighters for lighting sparklers as they do not get hot enough. Personally I bring a few windproof jet flame lighters which make short work of getting the sparklers lit. If you book someone else as your wedding photographer then it’s worth checking with them.

How to find Shustoke Barn

Shustoke Barn is located a short drive off the A446 near Blyth End and is served well by the M42 and M6 motorways.

Address: Coleshill Road, Shustoke, Coleshill B46 2BL
Telephone: 01675 620620
Website: Cripps & Co

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