Welcome Hamper with flowers and other goodies
Dining room and table dressed with pink and silver birthday balloons
Dining Room Table set for dinner

We appreciate that it’s stressful enough organising a gathering of 14 people. If it’s for a special celebration, that goes up another few notches.

If you stay at the Long Barn, we are here to help you organise the perfect celebration and take the stress out of it all. So you can just concentrate on having a wonderful time.

The Long Barn has hosted all sorts of celebrations from “big” birthdays (21st to 90th) to wedding anniversaries to hen weekends. We’ve also had guests celebrate multiple birthdays; next month we have a combined 40th and 70th birthday celebration.

Male chef chopping food in kitchen
Dining room and table dressed with pink and silver birthday balloons
Buffet on dining room table

We have a great range of different catering options for you including the wonderful Dan Graham who runs At The Dinner Party. Dan can provide an entire dinner party, a lunch or an afternoon tea. Or even a delicious sushi banquet. Dan is an award-winning chef who worked with Michel Roux Jnr as well as being a MasterChef finalist.

We also have  caterers like Kate who lives in our village and can drop off a home cooked supper for you. Other great options are Sophie at Malton Relish or Simply Delicious in Kirkbymoorside who offer a range of catering options. We think we’ve got something for every budget.

If you want to go out, there are lots of options locally. Our wonderful pub the Moors Inn has a private dining room that can be booked for your party (they are also dog friendly) We also have some terrific fine dining restaurants where you can book a table for a special meal. Our recommendations include The Homestead Kitchen, The Star at Harome and the Abbey Inn at Byland.

Smiling woman with red hair and glasses
Woman demonstrating water colour painting to an art class
Barn courtyard in spring with grasses and clematis in bloom

The Long Barn space is perfect for dressing up for a celebration; birthday bunting is included as standard. We can also help link you in with local suppliers like Bubble Up Events for balloons. Beth at The Florist North Yorkshire lives just down the road from us and can deliver flowers for your event from bouquets to table dressings. We can recommend local suppliers for a birthday cake (including a Yorkshire Girls Bakes, a baker who specialises in gluten free cakes)

And finally, if you want organise some activities for your group, then just let us know. On the relaxing front, we can recommend relexology/massage from Sam, yoga or mindfulness walks from Alison at Adventures of the Soul.

Or maybe you fancy a tailored water colour class with Ione Harrison, a cookery class at Malton Cookery School or making gin at Rare Bird Distillery?  Or if it’s a high adrenaline option there is Go Ape in Dalby Forest or mountain biking at the Yorkshire Cycle Hub. (they also do a a great breakfast – just as well given they are in Great Fryup Dale…)

Let us know when booking, and we can help link you in with all of these. As well as helping to make your celebration extra special, you’ll also be supporting a local small business.

We’re continually looking at what we can do to make your celebration perfect at the Long Barn. So, if there is something that you’d like us to provide, then please let us know.