A family run
wedding
venue

About us

We exist to bring families together & celebrate

Huntsmill Farm is a family-owned working farm hosting weddings in Buckinghamshire based in Shalstone near Buckingham. We are Henry and Ruth and between us we run Huntsmill Farm. The farm is still run by Henry’s dad, Chris and Henry’s mum Fiona is in charge of all the beautiful fresh flowers that greet you in the cottages. 

A rich history
as a farm & wedding venue


_Generations
of Farming

Chris and Fiona lived at Huntsmill Farm for over twenty years and some of the land Chris farms has been in the family for four generations.

_The first wedding

After living in Oxford and working for Oxfordshire County Council Henry decided to move back to the farm and thus weddings at Huntsmill Farm began. The first wedding was in 2011 using a traditional pole and rope marquee which had previously hosted many informal celebrations with family and friends.

_A family wedding

Henry popped the question to Ruth in December 2012 and in May 2014 they squeezed in their own wedding at the farm. It was a fabulous day (despite starting with a torrential downpour) and really inspired Henry and Ruth to create the perfect wedding venue.

_The Barn
Conversion

Work began to convert the barn into a wedding barn in April 2017 and was completed in April 2018 with the first wedding in May 2018. Now its self-esteem has been restored, along with the stone work, and it is a glorious feature of our lovely courtyard.

_Outdoor ceremonies

After the doom and gloom that 2020 brought, we needed a project to get our teeth into which also got us excited for the future. In 2021 we revealed our new outdoor ceremony space, The Shed. The Shed is fully licenced for outdoor weddings and the stunning landscape gives a breath-taking alternative ceremony space to the barn.

_The future

We can't sit still and are always looking for ways to add to the experience of getting married at Huntsmill Farm. Keep your eyes peeled for our next innovations!

A team
of gold

Our team is at the heart of everything we do and we’re a close-knit bunch. Here you’ll find some familiar and not so familiar faces who all play a part in providing the best possible experience here at Huntsmill Farm.

Henry Hilsdon

Managing director

Ruth Hilsdon

Brand and Marketing Director

Emily

Wedding and Events Manager

Claire

Facilities and Administration Manager

Saskia

Wedding Coordinator

Helen

Cleaner and Facilities Assistant

Clive

Maintenance Operative

Willow & Maple

Chief mischief makers and bin raiders

Our promise to our
community

We love being part of our local community and try to give back as much as possible. Our pop-up pubs are all run in aid of local charities and we hold community events in the barn as much as we can.

A sustainable future

At the forefront of our minds and decision making is how we can develop into being a sustainable and environmentally conscious wedding venue. We have already taken steps on this journey by having our carbon footprint assessed and will be working improving our practises moving forward.

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