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Where do I start with Ben and Nicol’s wedding! It was fun filled and relaxed from start to finish and all of us at Launcells found it an absolute joy to be a part of!

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Ben & Nicol got engaged while on holiday in Bude last year and knew that they wanted to have their wedding at the place that held a special place in both their hearts! It wasn’t always plain sailing for the couple though, as Ben had to be quite persistent with his wooing of Nicol, until she finally agreed to “give it a try” and when Nicol got wind that Ben was going to propose a couple of weeks before the real thing, she said “oh no you’re not going to ask me to marry you are you?!” Luckily she said yes, when he officially popped the question!

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The couple arrived the day before to set up for their ceremony and wedding breakfast, but then snuck off with a few close friends and family to have their legal ceremony in the garden. Ben and Nicol wanted their close friend to conduct the ceremony that all their guests would come to, as they wanted it to be really relaxed and personal. Upon hearing their plans when first meeting them a year before, I have to say I was a bit intrigued as to how this was going to work!

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The next morning, although the mizzle of rain had set in, the joy and excitement felt from everyone, certainly was shining through! Nicol couldn’t have been more laid back as she got ready with her friends and family around her. Nicol had given her bridesmaids one simple instruction, find something in a grey tone that you like and feel comfortable in! They looked beautiful in all different dresses and complimented the laid back feel perfectly!

Bleujen popped in on the morning of the wedding with the bouquets and to put the finsihing touches to the tables, while Hannah Woodgates Hair Design gave Nicol her effortless look!

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Although the rain decided to drizzle at the exact moment Nicol stepped outside the house, it really didn’t matter at all! Scooping up her delicate dress and revealing her stunning blue shoes, everyone made their way to the Mill Barn

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The Bride met her Mum at the top of the Aisle, where her step dad handed her over to her Father, to walk her down the rest of the aisle to her waiting Groom.

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I shouldn’t have been concerned at all over their friend conducting their ceremony! Being part of the Magic Circle, Joe was in his element in front of a crowd and was hilariously funny, yet sentimental! I can honestly say I haven’t cried in a ceremony so much! Not only from the laughing, but also through seeing just how much love they have for one another! After giving Ben a sandwich mid ceremony -Nicol was aware he hadn’t eaten for at least half an hour!-  Nicol made her vows to Ben and when all the guests from Wales stood up on her queue to sing a Welsh tribute to the Groom, I have to admit I welled up! Nicol had expressly said no Welsh Choral songs, but wanted to show she loved him enough to give in!

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The traditional hymns were replaced with everyone singing “My girl” by the temptations! Traditional or not, no ceremony is complete without a kiss!

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The Launcells Barton team then turned the Mill Barn around for the drinks reception, while guests helped themselves to a welcome drink in the snug bar.

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Guests were then invited to take their seats for the wedding breakfast and speeches.

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It was then time for the donut wall to open and guests to help themselves! Beautiful and The Feast catered the whole wedding from canapés through to that amazing wall of joy!!

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Their incredible band the Zu Zu Men, then got everyone up dancing the night away!!

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A few words from the happy couple-   “We got engaged near Bude and had this romantic idea about having our wedding nearby, forcing our friends and family to trek from afar down to the Cornish coast. After looking at six or seven venues, none quite hitting the mark – all too ‘weddingy’ – we stumbled upon Launcell’s for our last appointment before giving up and resigning to a venue closer to home. We didn’t make it out the car before we made our minds up; it was perfect. Rustic but not too rustic, wedding appropriate but not just another ‘wedding barn’, secluded without being too remote. Then we met Lara and Matt and the deal was done. So helpful without being pushy, relaxed while meticulously organised. Our wedding day was such fun. We didn’t want anything too traditional or formal. We wanted something personal and unique to us; Launcell’s Barton was the perfect venue to do just that.” 

We wish you every happiness in the world Ben & Nicol! It was such a pleasure getting to know you both and we loved witnessing the 2 of you become husband and wife in your wonderfully unique way! It was such a fun day and you could feel how much you meant to everyone there! Congratulations again! 

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Our advice on how to plan an unforgettable Cornish Mini-moon


If you’ve set your heart on a wedding day in Cornwall we can definitely understand why; peaceful, romantic, picturesque – there are a million reasons to have your special day in the Duchy, but could it be that you fall in love with our little part of the world so much that you’d like to see and experience more as part of your Mini-moon?

If you’re considering spending time exploring everything Cornwall has to offer after your ceremony, here are just a few things you could get up to as a newly married couple!

Watch a play at an open air theatre


How many opportunities will you have to watch an open air theatre whilst perched atop a cliff high above the Atlantic Ocean, with panoramic views of the stunning Porthcurnow Bay? Chances like this don’t come often, so if you’re in Cornwall with your partner, the historic Minack Theatre should definitely be on the to-do list.

Pack a bottle of champagne, a blanket and enjoy the performance together.

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Whilst we’re fortunate to have amazing beaches near our wedding venue, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Cornwall. Widemouth Bay is less than 10 minutes from our door and a great beach to sit, walk your dogs or enjoy the the coast path.

If you’re headed further afield then consider Porthkidney Sands, a blissful and secluded beach nestled between Hayle and St Ives in West Cornwall. You should find that you only come across a couple of locals, if that, making it the perfect spot to get away from it all.

Treat yourselves to total relaxation

Wanting to relax, unwind and really get away from it all after those months of wedding planning? If you’re both in need of some pampering and wanting to head to a spa during your time in Cornwall then there are plenty of fantastic choices – from swimming pools with sea views, to hot tubs on coastal cliffs, you’ll be able to relax in inspirational style.

Enjoy an intimate meal by the ocean

An absolute must whilst Mini-mooning in this part of the world is making the most of being by the breathtaking coastline. Why not couple incredible views with enjoying some of Cornwall’s finest cuisine by booking yourselves into a restaurant by the sea? Be sure to mention when you book that you are just married, to guarantee a more private table where you can enjoy each other’s company.

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The Camel Trail is a beautifully wooded cycle route which starts at the pretty fishing town of Padstow, famous for Rick Stein’s fish and chips. A popular path leads you to the famous Camel Valley Vineyard. Sitting on their terrace sipping Camel Valley bubbly on a summer’s afternoon is said to be magical. 

Visit an art gallery


Cornwall is awash with fantastic art galleries, boasting something to satisfy all tastes. If you are close to St Ives you’ll be spoilt for choice with The Tate, Porthminster Gallery and New Craftsman. There’s no dress code, so don’t be afraid to get dressed up for the occasion! Try to pick somewhere you’ve both never been before – it’s much more fun when the experience is new to both of you.

If you’re currently planning your wedding day in Cornwall and searching for the perfect venue, then please give us a call on 01288 352352.

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A bit of rain couldn’t dampen this fun filled Wedding in Cornwall!

Back in June saw the wedding of Beth and Sean and although it was a drizzly day, it definitely didn’t stop the couple and all their guests smiling, having fun and partying into the night!Wedding Venues Cornwall

Beth and Sean first met at Liverpool University and hit it off straight away with their shared love of adventure and travelling. Beth is now a GP working just outside Plymouth while Sean works as an anaesthetist at Derriford Hospital. The couple still take every opportunity to get out and surf when ever they can! They have even converted a van into a camper van, so they can pack up their surfboards and drive off for a few days, whenever they get chance! This is no ordinary van though, but one where the bride has thought carefully about all the essentials they may need on their travels, like matching curtains, cushions and even a spice rack! They have made it into their little home away from home for trips away just the 2 of them, where they don’t have to worry about the stresses of their day jobs and I loved it!

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On the morning of their wedding Beth and her friends and family got ready in the house, with hair and make up by Blush Bridal, while the groom and his ushers got ready at a near by hotel, before arriving to take care of the final details in the morning.

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Beth looked beautiful in a lace ballgown with illusion neckline and it was an emotional moment to see just how much this meant to her Father when he saw her for the first time in her dress. When helping Beth with some set up bits the day before, Beth had explained about loosing her Mother when she was younger and how she was having photos of her and around the venue, so she could still be a part of her special day. It was so touching to hear, that I could do nothing more than give her a big hug as we both welled up.

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The ceremony was held in the Mill Barn, which had been dressed beautifully with hanging greenery from beams and windows, with ivy and foliage that the couple and their family had scavenged from recent walks. There really was a lot of thought and time that had gone in to every detail of their day. With family members making yards and yards of bunting and personalised momentums adding special sentiment to the day.

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With brollies at the ready, it was then time for guests to make their way to the Mill Barn ready for the Bride to make her entrance and the ceremony to begin!

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It was beautiful seeing such a happy couple make their vows to one another, with personal readings from the Bride and Groom’s close family.

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The newlyweds then went back to the house for some time just the two of them and their guests were offered welcome drinks in the snug bar, while we turned the Mill barn around ready for their drinks reception.

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Guests enjoyed canapès, drinks and an acoustic set by Bradley Cook in the Mill Barn.

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Guests were then invited to take their seats in the Reception Barn which had been decorated the day before by all the ushers and bridal party with handmade bunting and strings and strings of twinkling fairy lights which had been draped from beam to beam. While each table had been named after their favourite beach and delicately styled with simple jars of flowers. The ever thoughtful bride even surprised the guests who’s birthday’s it was on their wedding day, with balloons and gifts waiting at their place setting!

Their guests enjoyed BBQ sharing platters on each table provided by H&A Catering.

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Beth and Sean had infused their personal touches throughout the whole day with giant Jenga blocks, where guests were encouraged to write advice on married life on the blocks, the signing tree where guests built up the tree with their finger prints and the surfboard which displayed the seating plan, which had been handmade by the groom!

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The happy couple then took some time out just the two of them with their photographer while their band set up. Travers and Brown, one of our recommended photographers was back for his second wedding with us and we absolutely love working with him. Not only is his work stylish, yet natural, but he is such fun on the day and as cool as a cucumber, making sure he gets the perfect shot and catching those fantastic “of guard moments”

Andrew ( Travers & Brown) “One of the great things about Launcells Barton from a photographers point of view is the number of great locations available within and around the venue. From the house to the Mill barn and the top field to the tree lined lane, there’s plenty of opportunity for great shots. On this particular occasion the weather wasn’t ideal but I was still able to shoot the couple portraits in the house and the Mill barn”

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Their band, Love Gap, kicked the evening off with the couples first dance and a fantastic set that got everyone up dancing!

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Some partied a little too hard…..

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It was such a fun wedding , I think Matt and I may even have partaken in a shot or two with the wedding party at the bar too! ….. Well you can’t say no can you!

We wish Bethany and Sean every happiness for the future as they start married life together, we’re sure it will be adventure filled, travelling all over in their home away from home! We also want to thank them for trusting in our plans for the farm and not running a mile when seeing the muddy crater for the first time! 

A few words from the happy coupleWe had looked at many wedding venues before we came across Launcells Barton. After the first viewing we both knew this venue would be perfect for us! Although the Events Barn was a muddy hole at the time of our booking we completely trusted their vision. Their hard work and obvious passion for the family farm was clear to see throughout the house and the Mill Barn.
The day itself was amazing! Lara and Matt worked hard behind the scenes, which made our day run smoothly. Even though we had the appearance of some typical Cornwall ‘Mizzle’ during the big day this did not dampen any spirits, as there was so much beautiful indoor space to accommodate all of our guests.
 We would highly recommend this beautiful venue. Thank you for all your hard work we are still on cloud nine.”

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If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Gin Fizz and friends for a beautiful English Country Wedding in Cornwall.

Back in May we had the pleasure of seeing our very first couple to ever book their wedding at Launcells become Man and Wife!

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We met Pauline and Paul back in November 2015, and they saw the farm before any renovations had started.  I think there may have even been Matt’s parents furniture still here too! They were completely on board with all our plans for the place and could see past all the work that needed to be done! Pauline and Paul originally wanted to get married in September last year, but were so taken by the new barn that they pushed their wedding back so it would be ready for their big day!

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It was fantastic to get to know Pauline and Paul and see all their wedding plans come together!

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Pauline organises outdoor adventure activities for children, meaning summer is always a pretty hectic time for her.  They decided a Spring wedding would allow them plenty of time to focus on their day.

The couple went for a beautiful English Country Garden feel by filling the Reception barn with big jars full of beautiful flowers, while Crescent Moon decorated the beams with stunning lighting and hanging lanterns! Pauline and Paul really put a lot of personal touches into their decorations, even making their seating plan out of an old desk!

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The Mill Barn was understated elegance with white bunting sweeping from the beams, fairy lights twinkling, flowers hanging on chairs down the aisle and big milk churns full of flowers and branches in the corners. The chairs even had personalised tags for reserved seating. Everything looked absolutely breathtaking!

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Pauline got ready on the day in the Bridal Suite with her fabulous bridal party. The bridesmaids wore gorgeous blush patterned dresses and everywhere you looked, hair and make up was being perfected by Hannah Woodgates hair design and Lizzy Couch Make up.

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Pauline, with the help of her mum doing up all of those tiny buttons, looked simply stunning in a strappy lace, fit and flare dress finished beautifully with a beaded belt.

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Paul, his bestman and ushers, welcomed guests as they arrived to take their seats in the Mill Barn.

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It was then time for Pauline to make her way to the Mill Barn, and for the couple to say their vows in front of all their friends and family. It was such a beautiful ceremony with personal, yet funny, readings from friends.

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Everyone followed the newlyweds out into the courtyard for Gin Fizz and Peach Bellini’s accompanied with delicious Canapés from Good Food Catering Co.

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Everyone then made their way into the beautifully laid out Reception Barn to welcome the happy couple in for their wedding breakfast with balloons flying everywhere!

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With a touching speech from the Bride’s father and rather insightful speeches from the Bestman and Groom!

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The evening kicked off with an acoustic set by Kaj Music who had everyone up on the dance floor!

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I have to say that Pauline and Paul’s wedding was so much fun to be a part of.  You could feel the love that all their friends and family had for them.  I even helped their bridesmaids and Bridesman surprise the newlyweds with a honeymoon suite filled with confetti, decorations and even their PJ’s laid out nicely on the bed!

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Such amazing words from Pauline ( a tear may have been shed reading this!)

“We had viewed a couple of venues, when we met Lara and heard about her partner Matts beautiful old family run farm that they planned to turn into a gorgeous wedding venue… and we were intrigued!
Everywhere we had viewed up to this point just hadn’t connected with us… beautiful venues… just not how we imagined our day to be… just not “us”. And so we went to visit the farm, before any work had started! Armed with our wellies, the dog and warned that it really was still just an old house, and a barn and a cow shed full of what cows do best… we had a tour, spent ages just chatting with Lara and Matt, and left knowing that we wanted to have our wedding there.
They are a wonderful partnership. Warm, welcoming, friendly, helpful and so filled with vision and motivation that we trusted them one hundred percent to create what is now a gorgeous wedding venue.
Having the venue for the weekend, and having so much room to accommodate family and treat it as our home made the whole event magical. Nothing was too much trouble, and we were kept in the loop the whole time. Lara’s recommendations and advice helped with the planning immensely.
They have created a beautiful, rustic, natural setting packed full of old Cornish charm and we absolutely loved it. I am sad that we no longer have a reason to follow the progress of this fabulous place, we wish them all the best success for the future and cannot thank them enough for making our day so special.
My only complaint is that it went too fast… Can we do it again please? 

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These beautiful images were all captured by Nicola Muir Photography. Nicola is actually friends with the couple and has known them for years. She came all the way down from Hampshire to shoot their special day! Luckily Nicola’s parents don’t live too far away, so was even able to be picked up from work by her dad- a first time in many years!

Congratulations from everyone here at Launcells Barton! It’s been fantastic getting to know you both so well and we wish you all the happiness for the future.  Stay in touch!

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

 

 

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Pimms, Prosseco & long summer days all add up for a Glorious Wedding in Cornwall!

Last month we hosted the wedding of Matt and Ellie and possibly the hottest wedding that we have ever had, but what an amazing wedding it was!

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We first met Matt and Ellie at our very first open day in January 2016 and it has been fantastic to get to know such a wonderful couple and their young family throughout all our renovations and building works.  They fully trusted in us and our vision from the very start, each time we met they were able to see a bit more of their dream wedding taking shape! Never once were they put off by some of the very extensive building works we had going on (although it probably helps that Matt is a master carpenter and knows the building trade!), even when they had to walk on the safety boards over open trenches with pipes and building works going on everywhere, the happy couple, smiled and said “we know it will look amazing”

Oh and how it did! Ellie and Matt styled the venue amazingly, bringing in blush pinks, greys and copper tones, with personal touches throughout. Beautiful uplighting added by Love Weddings Cornwall. Flowers by Val trailed greenery and ivory adding flowers with subtle muted tones to bring the whole wedding to life!

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Being so blessed with the weather meant that they could set up the wedding ceremony the day before knowing they were in for a glorious wedding day!

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The Groom spent the morning getting ready at home with his Ushers, while it was an early start for the Bride and her Bridesmaids who got ready in the bridal suite.

Ellie looked breathtaking in a elegantly simple fishtail gown detailed with a bejewelled belt and finished with a waist length veil.

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The Bride walked down an aisle lined with lanterns and flowers accompanied by her bridesmaids, flower girls and some rather dashing page boys! The first thing I spotted when greeting Matt and the couples 2 boys as they arrived for the wedding, were their adorable matching mini brogues!

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It was an absolute pleasure to see the happy couple taking their vows under the wooden arbour in the walled garden, surrounded by friends and family. Their eldest son even had the important job of remembering the rings!

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It was then out into the courtyard for Pimms and Prosecco!

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And of course some time to explore the grounds!

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Guests were called in to take their seats for the wedding breakfast- even on the hottest day of the year, the roast dinner served by one of our recommend suppliers Oaktree Occasions went down very well!

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Matt and Ellie really wanted a relaxed wedding and what better way than to keep the kids – and big kids!- Happy! Guests enjoyed a bouncy castle, lawn games and even mini golf out on the lawn in front of the new Reception Barn and what a perfect day it was to be out relaxing on the lawn!

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Their gorgeous monochrome and copper cake was made by the fabulous Hannah Cornish Cakes– who got the style of the wedding perfectly!

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The gorgeous images you see were all taken by one of our fabulous recommended photographers Rebecca Roundhill, her style is always so natural and we love it!
Rebecca- “This was my third wedding at Launcells Barton for Ellie and Matt’s wedding day and it was a joy to be back! Lara and Matt have created such a stunning and equally relaxing space. I love the backdrops of the lovingly restored barns and the elegance of the main house. For a wedding photographer it is a dream venue. Ellie looked stunning too, the whole day was perfect even in the 30 degree heat!”

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A few words from the happy couple themselves-  Lara & Matt – thanks again for all of your help leading up to & on our Wedding day. It was a pleasure meeting & getting to know the both of you. We instantly fell in love with Launcells Barton when we came to visit in January 2016 & have really enjoyed seeing it transform over the past year and a half. We really could not have found a more stunning venue for our Wedding! It really was just perfect and how lucky were we with the sunshine!!  We really couldn’t have been happier honestly it was all perfect and so many people have said to us it’s the best wedding they have been to as it was all just so relaxed & that’s exactly how we wanted it- Ellie & Matt x ‘

The whole day was a joy to be a part of and we loved seeing Ellie and Matt enjoying their day!! Congratulations to the both of you!

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If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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What is the difference between a venue co-ordinator & a wedding planner?

This is a question that we often get asked, so we thought
who better to answer this, than wedding planner extraordinaire Jenny, from Jenny Wren Wedding and Events.

Over to you Jenny-

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After months, even years of planning, the wedding day is finally here!

Looking ravishing, relaxed & relishing every moment is how any couple should be on their big day, which is why we work closely with wonderful wedding venue co-ordinators like Lara Gill from Launcells Barton to ensure your day goes off without a hitch!

I have been on both sides of that spectrum, running weddings for a venue and as an independent wedding planner, so can give you some experienced insight into the difference in roles. I really enjoy working with venue coordinators, we work seamlessly together to ensure your day runs smoothly. The level of service of course varies from venue to venue, some coordinators are more involved than others. But here is how we work with wedding co-ordinator Lara at Launcells Barton.

There is so much work that goes on behind the scenes, this may give you a little insight into what we get up to..

Set Up & Room Turnarounds
Ironing the tablecloths, lighting the candles, hanging the lights, placing the name cards, table plans and favours…set up can be exhausting!
We take care of this while you enjoy your own preparations, confident that all will look just as you envisage. Couples getting married at Launcells Barton have the use of two beautiful barns and the choice of several ceremony areas, meaning no turn around of rooms are needed. This allows you to set up your ceremony and reception areas the day prior, giving you complete piece of mind that everything is looking just as you want.

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Co-ordintaiton of Suppliers
A wedding planner contacts suppliers in the lead up to the wedding and arranges logistics, when they will arrive/leave and keeps in contact prior to the day. This is unlikely for a venue co-ordinator to do, unless in reference to the setup of the venue. If there is an issue with your suppliers, it is up to you to deal with, where as a wedding planner would take care of this. On the day we will be there to see in your suppliers and assist with what they need, for example showing the cake maker where to set up, ensuring the band have sufficient power and the photographer gets fed! Launcells Barton have taken the time to put together a hand picked recommended supplier list of those they have worked with in the past and know their venue well.

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Organising Accommodation
We know that sometimes it can be difficult to organise accommodation for all your guests, especially if you don’t know the area well. Launcells Barton provides accommodation for the Bride and Groom and their close friends and family, but we can research and book accommodation for your guests that are not staying within Launcells Barton.

Guest Transportation
There is plenty of parking at Launcells Barton, but for those that want to provide transport for their guests, we can take care of the coordination for various pick up points. We can even have a staff member on the coach to tick people off as they get on board, ensuring no one is left behind.

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Ceremony
Whether it be a religious, civil or a humanist ceremony a little pre planning will make sure you both relax and enjoy every moment.

  • Ensure reserved seating on the front rows is taken care of. Have you seen the beautiful handmade benches they have for the ceremony at Launcells?
  • Meeting your registrars or celebrants, ensuring they have all they need.
  • Some people that have involvement in the ceremony (bridesmaids, ushers, fathers…) feel nervous or panicky just before the ceremony.  This is often because they are not sure where to be, where to stand or what to do at specific moments and they are worried about messing up. We often organise wedding ceremony rehearsals to put their mind at ease.
  • Manage the music, whether that’s pressing play on an ipod as you are about to walk down the aisle or cueing the musician.
  • Ensuring any people doing readings have their reading and are clear on where they will be stood.
  • Organise when the confetti will be thrown and ensuring all guests have some. Confetti tunnels work really well and look great in pictures!

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Bridal Party Flowers
Often florists have another wedding to get to so may not have time to deliver your bouquet to you personally. We ensure they reach you in good time and all buttonholes have been circulated to the correct people. We often end up pining them on and helping tie cravats also!

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Photographs
Launcells Barton has such an array of beautiful areas for photographs. Matt and Lara know all the best spots and have even been know to give couples a tractor ride to the nearby fields for those epic countryside views! We assist the photographers with gathering any family members or friends for group photographs and always check with our couples if there are any family situations to be aware of, avoiding any awkward moments when putting people together for pictures.

Guest Care
Our aim is to ensure your guests have a wonderful time too, we take care of their needs and pay special attention to elderly guests, those with special needs and children.  Whether that’s getting Nana a cup of tea and a comfy chair, escorting Grandpa up the steps or discreetly taking a little one to the toilet during the ceremony.

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Keep things safe
Once the wedding meal is over and the evening party is beginning, we can pack away your table décor, ensuring all is organised into boxes, making it easier for the you the next day if you have hired items to return or bits to take home. We also ensure all of your cards and presents are stored safely in your room.

Emergency Kit
We have a kit we bring with us to every wedding with over 50 items in it. From rescue remedy, blister pads and plasters to a sewing kit, spare weddings rings and drawing pins. Our kit has come to the rescue time and time again.

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Finally, no matter how perfectly planned, there are often little things that come up on the day that can not be foreseen. We deal with these in a professional and discreet manner, you will not even know they have happened.

Launcells Barton is one of our favourite venues to work at, as well as it being an absolute beautiful venue with such character and charm, owners Lara and Matt are so welcoming and a pleasure to work alongside.

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If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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7 reasons to get married in Cornwall

The wedding industry is booming in Cornwall at the moment, and we’re not surprised. More and more couples are choosing to have their special day in the county as they realise how special Cornwall is, or return to their family roots in the Duchy. Everyone has their own reasons for getting married in the South West, but here are just a few extra things to convince you that this is the place to say “I do”.

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The beautiful surroundings

Cornwall is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in the country. Woodland, beaches, and countryside are all easily found and can provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding. As well as the breath-taking natural surroundings, there are also an abundance of beautiful buildings and historical areas.

One of those places is Launcells Barton. Set amongst acres of countryside, with stunning coastal views, our venue captures the beauty of Cornwall in one location and is also easily accessible from the main routes into the county.

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The independent suppliers

Suppliers in Cornwall are some of the most passionate you will ever meet. Working together to create beautiful weddings and events is something we take to heart, and makes sure that your wedding day will be like no other. There are no large corporations that have no personality, just independents who truly care and want to make your day as special as possible with those extra touches.

We work with some wonderful suppliers here at Launcells Barton and are always happy to recommend those that will give you a service that is second to none.

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The weather

Cornwall gets up to 1,600 hours of sunshine every year…and that’s almost 200 more than in London! You’ll also find the mildest UK weather here, with winters being less extreme than in many other areas. If you want to increase the chances of glorious sunshine on your big day, then Cornwall is the place for you.

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The unique venues

As a county with plenty of character, you won’t be surprised to discover that Cornwall is packed with unique and impressive venues. Just a short walk from Launcells Barton is the Parish Church of St Swithin’s which dates back to the late 15th century. The romantic setting is filled with historic artefacts, adding a unique touch to your day.

Back at Launcells Barton, you’ll find the large Manor House which dates back to the 14th century, alongside a purpose built Events Barn, a newly converted 19th century Mill Barn, and beautiful grounds and countryside.

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The serenity

Cornwall isn’t all tourist hot spots; it can also provide peace and quiet for your wedding day. Launcells Barton ensures you have exclusive use of the venue, meaning you can completely relax and enjoy your day with your nearest and dearest without intrusive noise from elsewhere.  With just the sounds of the countyside, you will have a completely undisturbed day.

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The unique touches

The people of Cornwall are unique, and we know that our couples are too. That’s why we made our venue to be as flexible and unique as you need and want it to be. Whilst we provide you with everything you’ll need for your wedding day if you need it, we are a blank canvas, so you can make your day truly personal to the both of you.

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The sense of community

There is a strong sense of community in Cornwall. The growing wedding community is tight knit, and if someone can’t do something then they will know someone who can! This means that during the planning stages your suppliers will most likely know each other and be able to collaborate, making your day a lot less stressful.

If you’d like to find out more about getting married at Launcells Barton, contact us on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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What a fantastic Open Day, for our Wedding Venue in Cornwall….

Wow, what a day we had at our Open Day at the end of January! Despite the fact that it rained from dawn until dusk and I don’t know why I bothered doing my hair that morning! It was a huge success!

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It was fantastic to welcome so many new couples to Launcells Barton, many of whom had travelled from all over the country, just to be at our Open Day!  It was also a great opportunity to catch up with couples that have already booked to have their wedding with us and hear all about how their plans are coming together.

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The day also gave us a chance to introduce couples, both old and new, to some of the fantastic suppliers who we whole heartedly recommend for their day. We only recommend suppliers that we have worked with in the past.

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We understand that planning a wedding can be very stressful- especially if you’re not from the area- and sitting staring at a laptop googling suppliers, can feel like a thankless task. You don’t get a trial run at your wedding, so you want the suppliers to be the very best and not be worrying about whether they will be as good as you had hoped!

Jenny, from Jenny Wren Wedding Planning was a fantastic support to us on the day and was on hand to meet and greet couples as they arrived and chat and offer advice about their plans for the big day! Couples were able to try one of our new cocktails and have a tasting of our house wine.

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A big thank you to Oli McGivern, who travelled all the way from London to be at the event and captured these beautiful photos of the day!

To book a show around or to chat about having your wedding here at Launcells Barton, please do get in touch via our contact us page!

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Planning your perfect wedding in Cornwall from afar….

Planning a wedding can be stressful at the best of times, but when a couple lives far away good communication, support, and help, becomes more important than ever. At Launcells Barton, we do just that. Even if you live out of the county, hundreds of miles away, you can still say “I do” in Cornwall.

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Solvable problems

Many couples dream of getting married in the South West but think that the planning would be too complicated and stressful, however the reality is quite different. Whether you’ve spent many summers of your childhood on the coast, had a romantic trip with your other half here, or are returning to your home county, it is entirely possible to organise the day of your dreams from afar.

More and more couples are now choosing to marry away from home. Many of our couples live in other areas of the country so we understand the importance of having regular contact with our brides and grooms. It’s our job to make sure that you can easily and successfully plan your big day, no matter where in the world you are.

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Regular contact and support

After your initial visit we’ll stay in touch through phone calls and emails in the lead up to your wedding. From questions about the venue itself, to guidance on where guests should stay, we’re more than happy to give you as much information as we can.

If you’re unable to travel down to us again, then don’t worry. Whilst it can be helpful to re-visit Launcells Barton, we’ll be able to help you plan and organise through frequent phone calls and emails. If you are travelling down for visits to relatives or holidays, let us know and we’d love for you to pop in and say hello.

Our couples are our priority, so we will always respond to your questions and queries as soon as we can; you’ll never be left waiting for weeks on end.

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Recommended suppliers

Not all of our out-of-county couples have relatives or friends in the area, which can make selecting suppliers confusing and difficult. You don’t want to run the risk of turning up to your big day and having the wrong coloured flowers, or caterers providing poor service. This is why we have a list of recommended suppliers. We’ve worked with these carefully picked professionals many times, and we will only ever suggest the very best that the county and surrounding area has to offer.

Florists, photographers, wedding planners, caterers, and even stationary, can all be organised from afar. You can view our list of recommended suppliers on our website http://launcellsbarton.co.uk/recommended-suppliers, but if you’re looking for something else then just ask, we’re bound to know the right person!

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No “one-size fits all”

As an exclusive, private venue we offer our couples a space that is completely customisable. The flexibility of Launcells Barton allows you to make it your own, but we know you can’t bring everything so we’re happy to provide plenty of the basics.

Chairs, tables, PA systems, and more, are all included. We know that some of these items can cause big issues when planning from a distance, which is why we make sure that they’ll be ready for you on your special day.

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If you live outside of Cornwall and are considering having your wedding at Launcells Barton, get in touch on 01288 352352 or hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk to discuss how we can help you.

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You’re invited to our Exclusive Open Day!

On the 29th of January we will be holding our Exclusive Open Day, where couples are invited to take a sneak peek at how our Brand New Events Barn is coming along and meet our hand picked local suppliers- some of whom will have delicious tasters for you to try!

We will also have our rustic bar open, where couples are encouraged to taste our house wine  and try our specially designed Launcells Barton Cocktails!

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The day is by appointment only, so to book your mini show around of the House, Mill Barn and Grounds please email- hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!

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