The Function Barn

Printable document: Sound and light systems. This is the largest of the three adjacent Llyn Gwynant Barns and is the main room used for weddings and other celebrations and events. The Function Barn is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies and can hold up to 300 people. Large groups who hire the barns use the entire complex including this fine room, while smaller groups of less than 50 people do not. The Function 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. A more recent corrugated iron shelter was alongside. By now it is all one magnificent weather-proof building retaining it’s sense of history. There are large oak-framed windows on the outside wall where once it was open between the pillars. On the other side interior pillars open onto the lean-to, creating one fine large room.

The floor is polished concrete, large fan heaters blow down between the interior pillars, and the roof slates are visible from below held up by a lofty roof of old oak beams. A wooden stage is at one end of the main room with stained-glass window above and wooden paneling in front and a wide sweep of steps from the floor.  Above the stage is a set of stage lights 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 alongside the stage open onto a paved slate patio, a pleasant outside area which gives a view from the room of the lake below.  On one side of the Function barn pews are set into the oak window-frames. Opposite on the lean-to side are large and elegant Pugin pews that can optionally be moved around the stone fire-place which has a wood-burner in the centre of this wall. The coat of arms of Owain Gwynedd, a prince of North Wales who once lived near here adorns the fireplace.

The back of the Function barn has a long paneled bar on the lean-to 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 Function barn.