Living & loving in the Eden Valley


Lying with the Pennines to the east and the Lake District Fells to the West, the beautiful Eden Valley around the River Eden is a mix of lush green countryside, traditional market towns and attractive sandstone villages.

Traditionally the economy of this area relies on farming and tourism and now, more than ever, that combination is causing quite a stir on the Wedding scene.

Check out these fantastic venues and suppliers literally on my doorstep. I could walk, cycle or drive to the following in no time at all. I feel that my celebrant career has been very well timed!

  • The stunning and multi award winning Eden Wedding Barn at Little Musgrave (20 minutes), set the trend and the standard for boutique ‘converted barn’ weddings. It is one of the ‘destination’ venues for bespoke, stylish and relaxed weddings in the north of England. And truly well deserved are these accolades. It’s gorgeous and so are the family and team who run it.


The common theme for these Eden Valley venues is just that, family run, high quality, stylish farm/ barn locations.

The following are in no particular order of gorgeousness. I’m going by distance from my pink front door!

  • Long Acre Barn at Kings Meaburn (10 minutes). The cows, sheep, pigs and dogs are ready to welcome you to this beautiful venue.

“We’re working hard to restore this building with love and authenticity and we want you to feel the true romance and rural nature of life on our farm.”

  •  Ghyll Barn at Long Marton (20 minutes). This place has the wow factor!  Authentic rural artefacts have been creatively repurposed in the most innovative ways. Be prepared to think what is that, where did it come from, how on earth have they done that?


In my next blog to ‘big up the Eden Valley’ I’ll tell you about the super sophisticated Holesfoot (8 mins) and Augill Castle ( 25 mins).

How can I help?

Leading ceremonies that celebrate your love with weddings, vow renewals and commitment ceremonies.

Welcoming little ones to the world and bringing the family together. Children are my specialist subject!

Bidding a fond farewell fit for your loved one. Allowing you to celebrate their life, personality and passions.