The Bardfield Centre
tel:- 01621 819840
web address:- www.creativecoordination.co.uk/venue-for-hire.htm
High Barn :-
Venue licensed for civil partnership or wedding ceremonies
High Barn is a beautiful Grade II* listed medieval property, refurbished to the highest standards and offering an imaginative combination of an historic timber-framed barn with state of the art facilities this very attractive venue creates a unique and memorable setting for any occasion.
Situated in the lovely village of Great Bardfield, it is in a wonderful rural location and yet within easy reach of Stansted Airport. The A120 is nearby for fast access east to Colchester and west towards Bishops Stortford and the M11.
After "kidnapping" his bride, the groom would take her and go into hiding. By the time the bride's family tracked them down them, the bride would probably already be pregnant! A "bride price" would then be negotiated. An earlier source is the early Jewish custom of the bride and groom spending a week together alone immediately after the marriage feast. The earliest reference to this practice is Jacob's marriages to Leah and Rachel.