Mill Barns Wedding Photography – Bethany & Ashley

I first met Bethany & Ashley at a wedding fair back in 2018, we chatted about their plans and I was thrilled when they asked me to shoot their Mill Barns Wedding Photography in January 2019. Arriving at this gorgeous venue, I knew that the couple and their guests were going to be in for a fantastic day of celebrating. I wandered the grounds marveling at the amazing architecture of the barns, the sculpted gardens, and the lovely Shropshire countryside.

Bethany was getting ready in the bridal room, a bespoke private area for her, her bridesmaids and family. Ashley arrived soon after to set up some decorations and get ready himself in one of the unique rooms with the help of his best man (also his dad). Guests gathered in the main foyer of the venue to enjoy some arrival drinks before the main ceremony began.

Mill Barns Wedding Photography

The couple enjoyed their intimate wedding ceremony within the Mill Wheel Barn, a delightful space with beautiful natural light and great acoustics for talking and singing. Once the formal part of their day was completed, Bethany & Ashley exited their ceremony through a flurry of confetti and enjoyed welcome drinks in the Mill Stone Barn before mingling and enjoying hugs of congratulations for their family and friends.

Portraits Around The Mill Pond

Being a January wedding, we were pretty lucky to have some great weather to enjoy the grounds of this amazing venue. Before the wedding breakfast, we had a good wander around the barn and over the bridges to the intimate gardens around the Mill Pond. Bethany & Ashley stopped in a few places to enjoy a few minutes together but as always, the portrait session was informal as we just enjoyed a good walk and talk together.

Mill Pond Barn Wedding Breakfast

The couple decorated their wedding breakfast in keeping with the rustic setting of their wedding. They elected for natural wildflowers displayed within their favorite beverage bottles along with homemade candy wedding favors. Once the couple was welcomed into their meal, a guest from each table was handed a chef’s hat, apron, and carving knife which caused some excited chatter amongst the guests. Bethany and Ashley decided on a ‘Host Your Own Roast’ option for their meal which was great fun and really brought all the guests together on each table. Large joints of meat were served and the carvers dished up a delicious plate of food to the delight of each guest.

Mill Barns Wedding Party

After enjoying a round of speeches, the guests made their way back into the Mill Stone Barn to relax before the evening party began. Bethany & Ashley spent some time greeting their evening guests before cutting their wedding cake and taking to the floor for their first dance as man and wife.

So a Massive Congratulations to an awesome couple, it’s been a pleasure to get to know you both and join you on your wedding day. Thanks so much for having me as your Mill Barns Wedding Photographer!!

About The Mill Barns

Formerly the site of a 17th-century water mill, there are not many barn wedding venues that offer such a picturesque waterfront setting. On the Shropshire, Worcestershire border close to Warwickshire and Staffordshire in the West Midlands, The Mill Barns sit on the banks of a key tributary to the River Severn surrounded by gorgeous countryside. This architecturally stunning wedding venue looks as if it’s floating on water. The rustic, oak-framed barns are reflected in the waters surrounding the venue. The intricate structure of the exposed timber beams inside The Mill Wheel Barn coupled with the dramatic, glazed aspect overlooking The Mill Pond. You’ll be bathed in natural light as you exchange your vows and your guests are sure to hear every word resonate in this incredible space.

Facts About The Mill Barns –

  • Exclusive Use of its wedding barns and stunning gardens.
  • The option to supply your own drinks with no corkage.
  • Indoor and outdoor waterfront weddings for up to 170 guests.
  • Onsite luxury wedding accommodation and a bespoke bridal dressing room.
  • Creative catering with a ‘Design Your Own’ philosophy.
  • An Award-Winning Events Team.
  • Stunning Shropshire location.

How can you get in touch with The Mill Barns about weddings?

Email –

Call via – 01746 781041

Website –

Address – The Mill Barns, Alveley, Bridgnorth. WV15 6HL

Instagram – @themillbarnsvenue

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