About Us

The working farm

Great Blaenawe Farm was bought by Andrew and Sally Johnstone in 1980. They were drawn in by the most beautiful country and views. Since then their 3 sons Will, Marcus and James have diversified the farm and now run the most beautiful and romantic shabby chic venue for miles - the Sugar Loaf Barn. The farm is still very much in practice breeding 600 lambs per year so book your wedding in early May and you will have the joy of spring lambs popping up all around you. As we are a family run business you will always get a warm and personal experience.


Our weddings take place in our 32m x 24m agricultural barn perched on the side of the Sugar Loaf mountain.
The barn is cleverly zoned with heated seating areas, toilets, huge stage, dance floor, bar, catering and dinning areas. Diagram. White washed floors, exposed steels, huge barn doors, bespoke hand made bar, light fittings and tables all contribute to the chicest and most authentic farm wedding possible.


The venue is flexible in terms of styling and looks great as it stands with just the most minimal of touches, however if going big is your thing the barn provides the space and height to go wild.


  • Accommodation for 18 for the weekend

  • Tractor and trailer ride for your guests from our carpark

  • 9 hand made oak and rose studded tables

  • 140 cross back chairs with ivory covers

  • Staff for set up and the day (not for catering)

  • Beautifully planted pots and planters

  • White drapes and fairy lights

  • Authentic farm styling props

  • All glassware throughout the wedding

Sugar Loaf Barn



We truly believe that your wedding day should be your own and as such we have a very flexible and relaxed mentality. You can choose all of your own suppliers to suit your own tastes, style and budgets. We also like to keep things simple so we only have a single wedding package which includes all of our lovely accommodation for the weekend. This enables you to enjoy your celebrations a little longer with family and friends. The fact that we are a family run business makes the whole experience friendly and personal and it’s the personal touches that count!




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Welcome Drinks

Welcome drinks are served usually outside straight after the I do’s by our staff so you and your guests can enjoy the view all the way to England. We provide a range of options from bottles served in troughs, prosecco made pink with a touch of our home made sloe gin and cocktails garnished to perfection.

Table Wine

We allow you to supply your own table wine and bubbles for the toast during your wedding breakfast and the best part is we do not charge corkage. We do have a carefully selected and reasonably priced wine list for those who require it.


It is important to us that everyone's experience here is pleasurable and relaxed and a big part of this we believe is a reasonably priced bar. We pride ourselves on supplying local, home made and old favourites for everyone to enjoy through out the day and night including every type of gin you can imagine. Whether you are offering a free or paying bar for your guests everyone will be happy. We pride ourselves on producing high quality local and home made products at our bar all while keeping everything reasonably priced so that your guests have the best experience possible.



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SLB Holiday Barn

This luxurious yet cosy barn sleeps 8 and provides the most perfect open plan space for the whole bridal party to get ready on your big day. The BBQ area and hot tub are always a hit the next day when catching with family and friends. This barn is available from the Thursday before your wedding to enable plenty of time to organise set up and enjoy the process.

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Shepherds Huts

The beautiful Shepherds huts sleep 4 and were hand made by the boys themselves. Perched high up on the sugar loaf mountain they boast even more breath-taking views than the wedding barn. We provide a four weal drive John Deere Gator to access these huts.

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Safari Tents

Two large canvas safari tents sleeping two each are provided near the venue. Each contains a double bed made up with linen and fluffy white towels and also boast incredible views.

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Contact Us

Great Blaenawe Farm, Abergavenny NP7 7LG