Client : Ensarb Ltd | Location : Alveley, Nr Bridgnorth, Shropshire
The Mill Barns Wedding Venue is a purpose built ‘hospitality venue’ on the site of the former Allum Bridge Mill, a 17th Century Watermill. The Mill was extensively re-modelled and extended within the 20th Century operating as a successful hotel and events venue until closing its doors in late 2014. Shortly after the building was destroyed by a fire.
Following the purchase of the site by Ensarb Ltd in June 2015 it was cleared ready for a new vision and a sustainable use for the picturesque and unique setting, now known as ‘The Mill Barns’, a new boutique hotel and wedding hospitality venue
The new design is in the form of three single-storey, double height, inter-connected oak framed barns to reflect the traditional Shropshire vernacular with exposed oak-frames, rough-sawn timber boarded walls; a large glazed gable entrance elevation; and oak-framed windows & doors; all under a blue slated pitched roof.
The overnight wedding guest bedrooms are accommodated beneath the venue as well as a new contemporary curved timber clad building that seamlessly interlaces within the natural valley and topography of the site. All set within the eight acres of mature landscaped gardens focused around the central mill pond which provides the strong visual aspect from both inside of the venue and from the dedicated outdoor walkways and terraces.