The Big Barn

Printable document: Barn sound and light systems. This building is the largest of the three adjacent Llyn Gwynant Barns and is the main room used for weddings and other celebrations and events. This room is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies can accommodate up to 160 people for a wedding. Large groups who hire the barns use the entire complex including this fine room, while smaller groups of less than about 50 people do not. The Big barn includes an interior toilet block with 3 cubicles, one level-entry for wheelchairs, and two hot showers.

Built in the late 1700’s, this fine listed building was originally a Dutch barn, i.e. with stone pillars separated by wide openings holding up a high slate roof. By now it is all one magnificent weather-proof building with large oak-framed windows where once it was open, and a lean-to area beside creating one fine large room.

The floor is polished concrete, large fan heaters blow down between the interior pillars, and the roof is held up by lofty oak beams. A wooden stage is at one end of the main room with stained-glass window above, wooden paneling in front and a wide sweep of steps from the floor.  A set of stage lights is on a truss across the room. A sound system is for hire, see our information sheet above for more details of these.

Glass bi-fold doors open onto a paved slate patio, a pleasant outside area which gives a view from the room of the lake below.

The back of the Big barn has a long paneled counter on one side with a cabinet and basin, mirror and celebration artwork above. Adjacent are mirrors and a cabinet with lighting and sound-system controls. The main entrance to the hall is through the Tall barn, with a large gilt mirror in a vestibule, which also provides access to the interior toilet block.

See our Barn floor-plan page which has dimensions to see the layout all the Llyn Gwynant Barns including the Big barn.