The Barn at The Swan (Markyate)

36 High Street, Markyate, St Albans, AL3 8PB, Hertfordshire, England

Our Barn offers a modern and flexible venue for up to 85 guests and is all you need to create the perfect event.  

At 300 years old, parts of the original Barn can be found with wooden beams still remaining on our vaulted ceiling which gives a feeling of space and airiness with a sympathetic yet modern extension forming part of the building.  

Our Barn is everything you need, within our prices you have full and exclusive use of our Barn, a full bar that is staffed as required by you, a professional sound system for you to play your own music and a lighting equipment if you wish to party the night away. You are also free to bring these or other items along.  

We have air conditioning if it's warm, heating for when it’s cooler and our glass covered canopy with outside tables is lit and can be heated, all for your exclusive use. We cater for any events, from baby showers to surprise 80th parties, school reunions, corporate meetings and funerals. 

There are catering options from our own buffets, hot and cold, or bring your own, we're completely relaxed and will help you to create the event that you desire.

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Availability and Hire Costs

Availability: Weekdays 09:30 to 22:00 Friday 09:30 to 00:00 Saturday 09:30 to 00:00 Sunday 11:00 to 22:00

Hire Costs: Hourly From £45 Friday / Saturday Evening £255 (5pm to midnight) Wedding packages on application Corporate Day Rate and By The Hour available Please enquire for details

Suitable For

This venue is suitable for the following occasions.

Wedding, Party, Reunion, Anniversary, Training, Children's Party, Local Community Meeting, Societies and Clubs, Music Event, Band Practise, Christenings / Blessings, Wakes, Baby Groups, Fitness Classes / Yoga, Church Event / Choir Practice, School Events, Naming Ceremonies, Banqueting, Corporate Events, Dance Classes


  • ✓ Main Hall
  • ✓ Committee Room
  • ✓ Entrance
  • ✓ Accessible Toilets
  • ✓ Wheelchair Access
  • ✓ Outside Space


  • ✓ Urn
  • ✓ Fridge
  • ✓ Television
  • ✓ Black-Out Facility
  • ✓ Projection Screen
  • ✓ Projector
  • ✓ Film Projector
  • ✓ Smoke Alarms
  • ✓ Fire Alarms
  • ✓ Sound Equipment
  • ✓ Public Address System
  • ✓ Cutlery
  • ✓ Tea Crockery
  • ✓ Dinner Crockery
  • ✓ Glassware
Jon Howcroft-Stemp or Karen Locke

This listing was last updated: 29/06/2023

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Jon Howcroft-Stemp or Karen Locke

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