Open House Event
Saturday 1st July
Welcome to Rivervale Barn.If you’re looking for a stunning country barn, full of natural beauty, then Rivervale Barn is the perfect wedding venue for you.
As one of the most romantic wedding venues in Hampshire, the barns provide an ideal setting for your big-day nuptials and celebrations. You’ll be left with precious memories that will stay with you forever.
Set on the banks of the River Blackwater in Yateley, our Hampshire wedding venue provides all you need for a relaxing sophisticated wedding day, including:
- A superb oak barn venue for weddings, yours for the day
- A beautiful civil ceremony
- A stylish reception
- Glorious gardens
- Food, drink and wedding co-ordination, all included in the price
- Overnight accommodation for the two of you
If you’re looking for a truly special wedding venue located on the borders of Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey look no further than Rivervale Barn. Contact our events team to explore the barn for yourself.
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We would like to express our very grateful thanks to you all for helping to make Emma and Mick’s wedding day on Saturday 16th February, such a wonderful success. We were so impressed with every aspect of the day. Thank you so much. Very best wishes,
Anne and Jack
Rivervale Barn was such a wonderful venue for our wedding, not only was the venue absolutely stunning, but the standard of the food was outstanding and the service from all the team was excellent.
Happy Bride and Groom
We just wanted to extend our sincere appreciation to you and everyone at Rivervale for all your help with our wedding. We simply couldn’t be happier that we chose Rivervale Barn!
Carolyn and Giles
We had an amazing wedding on the 5th December at Rivervale. A special thanks to Hayley and her team who were incredibly organised. The food was of a fantastic standard. Thanks again.
Gemma and Todd
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Rivervale Barn for making our day (5/9/2010) so perfect. We really couldn’t have dreamed of a better or more perfect venue for us. Thank you
I would like to thank you all so much for everything you did to make Nicky and Kevin’s wedding so magical. The whole day was amazing and the number of people who told us that it was the best wedding they had been to.
Thanks for Saturday; we are all over the moon as to how well it went. I would use you again, but I have run out of daughters!
We just wanted to say a big thank you to you, John & Moyra, and all the Galloping Gourmet staff for making our wedding day so special. Everyone has commented on how wonderful the reception venue, service and food were and we were certainly very pleased.
Nikki and Paul
Thank you so much for making Laura and Sam’s wedding day so wonderful. We had a great time and our guests were very complimentary about the catering, service and venue. I would like to say a special thank you to Leigh, such a lovely person.
We wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for the most perfect wedding day. Everything was exactly how we wanted it to be and so many of our guests commented on what a fantastic venue it was, how lovely the food was and how helpful the staff were.
Katherine and David
Thank you for all your hard work in making our day so much fun and very special, many many thanks to you and your team for our special day.
Vicky and Ben
Meet the team
SENIOR EVENTS MANAGER
Hayley has over ten years’ experience working with bridal couples and helping to plan and organise the perfect wedding day, her skills also extend to back of house as she spent 13 years as a chef trained to fine dining level. Hayley offers the hands on approach to personalise each wedding. Hayley says "Our job is to exceed expectations and create memories to last a lifetime."
SENIOR EVENTS MANAGER
Michaela has been an Events Manager with Galloping Gourmet at Rivervale Barn since March 2012. Michaela has great passion and understanding for her job which helps turn each couple's plans and ideas into their dream wedding. Michaela really does have a love for all things wedding!
Lynsey has been an Events Manager with Galloping Gourmet since June 2011. Having been a previous bride at Rivervale Barn, Lynsey understands the importance of each and every step of wedding planning and uses her skills and expertise to help plan the most perfect day for the couple.
Having been a Rivervale Barn bride herself in 2015, Lyndsay understands the whole planning and organising process a bride goes through and the expectations that follow on from this. This in turn allows her to guide our couples on a very personal journey and helps them get the very best from the venue, our suppliers and creating a perfect flow of the day.
Sophie has a real passion for weddings and thoroughly enjoys working with our couples. Sophie enjoys taking our couples on their journey from the first planning meeting to the big day. She just loves our motto “Happily ever after begins at Rivervale Barn".
VENUES SALES MANAGER
Sally joined Rivervale Barn with a background in Business Management. As Venue Sales Manager, she loves meeting our new couples and especially enjoys showing them around our beautiful venue for the very first time. Sally is committed to helping couples take the very first steps on their wedding planning journey.
BAR AND DINING ROOM MANAGER
George is our Dining room and Bar manager. Customer service and smile focused is everything for George. It’s about forward thinking and embracing our guest’s needs on the day. We strive for perfection and our service is the theatre on the day. The Waiting team look to George for leadership and have a fabulous role model to look up to.
Our Head Chef Michal Banaszek has over 12 years'experience in Michelin and AA rosette establishments. Combining his culinary talents - learnt and developed across many European countries - with fresh, local seasonal produce, Michal and his team are certain to create and deliver the perfect menu for your day.
Pawel is an Italian and Polish trained chef and brings a young vibrant approach to the team. He has a real passion for canapés and his garnish techniques are always a show stopper. Our chefs team work well together and each brings something different to the table, this bond is a real positive and something we embrace.
Jason has a passion for all things food. Having been a chef with Galloping Gourmet for a number of years, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a fresh approach to our fantastic menu. Jason believes that the wedding breakfast is the most important part of any wedding and so he only strives for excellence in the meals he presents.