Barnutopia : How we went from a Glamping Site to a Wedding Venue

By Katrina Boydon

For Better, For Worse: At Barnutopia we went from just a Glamping Site to Wedding Venue!

Katrina says “We set up our 5-star yurt glamping site with three yurts in 2015 and have since added two stables, a cabin and a bunkhouse. During our first jam-packed summer season, a guest asked us if she could hire our long barn for her wedding. At the time, that really was a romantic dream. The barn was full of junk with broken windows and a leaky roof. But the spark was ignited and, for better or for worse, we decided to set up as a wedding and event venue.

The stunning views of the Shropshire and Powys hills are the perfect backdrop for a picturesque wedding. However, great photo opportunities aren’t enough. We knew that we had to make a real commitment if we wanted to be successful. In the autumn of 2015 my husband and I vowed to make it happen. This is the story of how we did it.”

About Katrina Boydon


Previously a head of web content and media operations in Silicon Valley, in 2014, she moved back to Britain changed her life to set up a yurt glamping site with her husband and four children.

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