The landscaping scheme has been full steam ahead this month. Our new barn wedding venue is really beginning to look amazing. Landscape architect, Jonathan has been on site ensuring that the plants are installed in just the right spots so next year, when it starts to mature, the visual is exactly as he and our owners Pat and Martin planned. Just a few days in though and this Hydrangea was showing off, happily blooming away!

The grass is beginning to grow in front of the barn and the recent rain will only help more. We can see from the seeding on Astley Lawn, which was dug up for major drainage works during lockdown, that it doesn’t take long for the grass to grow.

There is a gated entrance to Astley Lawn now, which has had hedging planted. You would never guess that just a couple of months ago the lawn was all dug up to lay (what seems like) miles of drainage pipe! With the boardwalk running through this area and the wooden pergolas as shelter, we think this will become a popular ceremony location.

There have been plants – everywhere! Hundreds of pretty geraniums arrived to accompany the lollypop trees by the benches in the garden in front of The Knot.

White roses now line the pathway and most of the external lighting has been installed too. There’s evergreen Red Robin and Laurel and an array of new trees being planted too!

The last of the timber to complete the boardwalk pergolas arrived, so Matt, the master craftsman returned to finish off the roof to the last one. It’s beginning to look so smart and a real feature for photographs!

Over the entrance to the barn, the cladding has been completed. Lighting and CCTV has been installed all around for the safety and security of our guests and team.


Indoors, the new flooring received several coats of wood oil to protect it and make the grain stand out.

The final fix for lighting has begun with six huge chandeliers arriving and one of the old light fittings from the house is also being restored for the main lobby to maintain a link with the history of the location.


Wall Lighting

Gents’ Loo

Ladies’ Loo

The tiling (from Bert and May) is now complete in all the loos and looks stunning!

This is the accessible loo with blue tiles, there are dusky pink tiles in the same pattern for the ladies loo and a grey version for the gents’ loo.

This month will see the completion of the installation so we have taps, working flushes and doors!


The kitchen and bar have had the floorings laid and we hope to have more photos soon once the kitchen installation is complete.


More next month!


There has been a frenzy of activity around The Knot over the last month! Inside, the flooring arrived and was left indoors to “acclimatise” for two weeks before being laid. The boards are oak and a mixture of lengths and widths giving it a random and more natural look. We think they look super!

With such a large floor area, the laying of the flooring has created a totally different feel to the space! Next comes a couple of coats of clear hardwax oil to enhance the grain and protect the flooring.

Colour changing LEDs will wash the oak pillars with light creating a sophisticated atmosphere!

Outside, the landscaping is beginning to take shape, you can really begin to see how the end vision will look! The boardwalk is partly completed and three of the four pergolas are built. Matt, our master craftsman, is coming back to finish off the project together with our own Mr Maintenance, Pawel!

In a labour of love, beautiful stone cobbles are being laid in rows outside the entrance to The Knot. These have been reclaimed from the dockyards in Liverpool, so they have a history all of their own.

Perhaps one or two of our cobbles supported the footsteps of The Beatles in their heyday! Image © Daytripping.com


Set in glorious Herefordshire countryside, guests will enjoy beautiful views over open fields fields from floor to ceiling windows.

Situated a short walk from the main building, The Knot will be connected by a new boardwalk constructed by a master craftsman.


Update April 2020: The barn construction is all but finished on the inside with the builders moving outside to the landscaping side of the project.

Beautifully located and surrounded on two sides by woodland The Knot will be connected to the main house by a landscaped walkway through the grounds.

Included in all new wedding bookings, exclusive use of stunning Brinsop Court offers so many options with reveal after reveal for your guests.

The landscaping will include a beautiful pergola along the length of the building and a garden with planters, lighting and seating to take advantage of the superb views.


The Knot Barn at Brinsop Court Estate is a beautiful, traditionally constructed, oak barn due for completion in Summer 2020 and will be a superb addition to the main house. With a seated capacity of 180 and welcoming up to 250 for a party, The Knot will be one of the largest barn wedding venues in Herefordshire.

Beautiful views are a given at Brinsop Court Estate and The Knot will add yet more opportunities for stunning photographic locations for your Big Day. Located on the edge of rolling fields, with views towards Sally Coppice Hill and Kitchen Garden Wood as a backdrop, floor to ceiling windows will drink in the glory of The Knot’s location.

Various layouts for dining are available on both round and long table formats with a maximum seated capacity of 180 guests and up to 250 guests for a party. Your Senior co-ordinator will be able to advise suitable layouts for you.

The Knot Barn will include a stylish bar fully stocked with ales, wines and spirits. Brinsop Court Estate proudly supports local suppliers and we will feature some of the excellent local producers of the region.

The final interior design scheme is being decided – these are some of the ideas that we are looking at.

Constructed traditionally from recycled oak by award winning timber frame specialists, Oakwrights, The Knot has a high vaulted celiling and floor to ceiling windows to melt into the unspoilt countryside that it sits within.

Please note: The information on this webpage is intended as a guide to the artistic intent for the completed project and is subject to change. Please ask us for confirmation prior to booking or engaging any styling services should any element be crucial to your event.