A stunning new wedding venue is opening just 20 minutes from Hull
Yasmin Clappison and fiance Phil Hagyard have got planning permission to convert their barn into a wedding and events venue (Image: Ktie Pugh)
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Jan 2018
The area’s newest wedding and events venue is set for a June opening at The Beverley Barn.
Hundreds of enquires are flooding in for the farm venue on the outskirts of Beverley, after planning permission was approved despite objections from nearby residents.
The Beverley Barn, which has already attracted more than 1,000 likes on Facebook, will be created from outbuildings at County Farm, Woodmansey.
Yasmin Clappison and her fiance Phil Hagyard, who both moved into the Long Lane farmhouse two years ago, are behind the scheme.
Miss Clappison, 25, says: “We are engaged ourselves and were looking for venues, then we found the barn and just knew that’s what we wanted to do.
“I have also been involved in the wedding industry for a number of years.
“As well as weddings, it will be a venue for other events too, like birthday parties and proms.”
Work is due to start later this month on the conversion, ahead of a June opening for the venue, which has views of Beverley Minster.
Mr Hagyard, 33, says the venue will accommodate wedding receptions this year and it is hoped to obtain a licence for ceremonies next year.
Yasmin Clappison and her fiance Phil Hagyard with their plans for The Beverley Barn (Image: Katie Pugh)
He says: “People tend to be moving away from the typical hotel weddings to something a bit different and a bit quirky.
“We are set in three acres in a rural location, two miles from Beverley and four miles from Hull.
“We will be keeping it fairly rustic, keeping some original features at the barn but bringing it up to modern standards.
“From the research we have been doing, there’s huge demand for it, there’s nothing similar in the area really.
“We have already got 250 enquiries and we have viewings booked.”
The venture, which was backed by 28 letters of support when it won planning permission, will create full and part-time jobs.
The Beverley Barn is coming to County Farm, Long Lane (Image: Katie Pugh)
Mr Hagyard says: “It will be good for the area. We will also be working alongside local businesses, including caterers and florists, trying to keep things as local as possible.
“We will be investing a fairly substantial figure, it’s very exciting and we are looking forward to it.”
The plans were approved by East Riding Council in December, despite more than 20 objections from residents concerned about potential noise and disruption in the rural area.
Stephanie Cook, who lives nearby, says: “We are all devastated about it really, we can’t see how it fits in with the local community at all.
“We can no longer guarantee a good night’s sleep, or a safe place for our children to walk past on an evening.”
Miss Clappison says the couple have tried to allay residents’ fears about potential disturbance.
She says: “We have tried our hardest. The council has put certain conditions in place so we are not partying at stupid-o-clock.
“Our closing time will be midnight.”
What the venue will have
The Beverley Barn will open as a wedding and events venue this summer (Image: Katie Pugh)
"On arrival you will encounter a simple and beautiful tree-lined drive, under the twinkly rose arch and into our glass fronted reception room where you and your guests will be greeted by our in-house team with a glass of your choice and some delicious bites to hand.
"This is a perfect space where guests can mingle with some soft music or simply enjoy the space to sign your wedding wishes book and browse the wedding breakfast table plan.
"The main barn will be lit with fairy lights and dressed to impress accompanied by your personal touch if you wish to do so showing off a fabulous dance floor.
"A perfect space for your wedding breakfast, entertaining guests and dancing the night away!"