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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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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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Beautiful Winter Styled Wedding In Cornwall

So a couple of weeks ago with the help of the wonderful Jenny from Jenny Wren weddings and events we organised a beautiful winter styled wedding here at Launcells Barton. We wanted to show, that no matter what the time of year or weather, you can have a simply stunning wedding.

We wanted to do something a little different and use candle light and bare branches and show sometimes simple is just simply breathtaking!

Some fantastic local suppliers were involved in the styled shoot, from the stunning hair and make- up, to the magnificent hanging branch canopy in the Mill Barn. It all came together beautifully! Oli our photographer came all the way down from London, as he loves shooting at Launcells Barton so much!

Oli– “From a photographer’s point of view Launcell’s Barton is a dream. Its beautiful, stately home interiors with windows in all the right places and beautiful rustic barn, mean there are always going to be incredible options whatever the weather outside, which makes it an ideal choice for a winter wedding. I’d shot a wedding here in the summer and continue to be surprised by how many different locations there are for excellent photographs all within a few minutes walk from the furthest point one side of the grounds to the other. On this occasion we made the most of some gorgeous low hanging winter sun and were treated to another amazing sunset there. A pleasure to shoot here again and to work with such a nice team with everyone doing their bit to make sure the whole thing come together as successfully as it did. A lovely escape from busy city life in London and I would have returned fully refreshed had I not stayed up to 3am drinking wine and catching up with Matt and Lara, who’s passion for creating such a wonderful venue was as evident now as it was when we first met back in the summer”

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Credits List for Launcells Barton Photo Shoot

Shoot Coordinators– Lara & Jenny Wren
http://www.jennywrenweddingsnadevents.co.uk

Venue– Launcells Barton
http://launcellsbarton.co.uk

Photography–  Oli Mcgivern
http://mcgivernphotography.com

Cake– Hannah’s Cornish Cakes
http://hannahscornishcakes.co.uk

Flowers & Styling Items– Bleujen
http://www.bleujenflorist.com

Additional Styling Items– Inspire Hire
http://inspire-hire.co.uk

Dresses–  Bridal House of Cornwall
http://www.thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk

Faux Fur Wrap– Tootsie & Tiger
https://www.facebook.com/Tootsie-and-Tiger-Vintage-Boutique-267655376757015/

Suit – Moss Bros
https://www.moss.co.uk

Hair– Hannah Woodgate
https://www.facebook.com/hwhair/

Make Up– Lizzie Couch
https://www.facebook.com/LizzyCouchMakeupArtist/

Stationery– Pip Designs
http://www.pip-designs.co.uk

Dinner wear & linen– South West Event Hire
http://www.southwesteventhire.co.uk

Confetti– Cornish Gardens Confetti
http://www.cornishgardensconfetticompany.co.uk

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Beautiful Autumn Wedding in Cornwall

And here it is! our very last wedding of 2016 and
what a wedding it was to end on!

Kate and Geoff live just around the corner from Launcells Barton, with the place holding a special place in Kate’s heart. After finding out shortly after getting engaged that we were renovating the farm to offer weddings, Kate and Geoff knew straight away that they wanted their wedding here!

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Kate and Geoff first met or rather spoke 6 years ago, when Geoff rang kate’s office with a business enquiry. He was smitten straight away with the friendly, charming girl on the end of the phone, but it wasn’t until months later, at a party, that Geoff discovered that he was speaking to the same girl that he had taken a shine to on the phone months earlier!

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With the couple having a rather large wedding guest list and the New Events Barn not opening until 2017, Kate and Geoff asked if they could have a marquee for their w edding breakfast and use the grounds and Mill Barn for their welcome drinks reception, as well as the house for their close family and friends to stay. It was a pleasure working with Kate and Geoff as they were so relaxed and had complete faith in our vision for the place, popping in every few months to see the progress.

 

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Kate and Geoff’s family and friends all got really stuck in and helped the couple to set up before the wedding. They even raided Kate’s mum’s garden of all her potted plants to decorate the entrance to the marquee!. I love that the couple included all guests in their day, even the little ones by giving them their own “kids corner”
Kate had a tree that had fallen down and she wanted to use the branches as a canopy in the marquee. All her friends and family were drafted in to strip the branches of leaves and although it took at least a day to do, the result was simply breathtaking! The lovely ladies from Bleujen Florists brought the place to life by styling the branches and tables with beautiful blooms. All I heard as people walked in was “WOW!!”

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Geoff got ready at his home, while Kate got ready surrounded by her family, bridesmaids and some rather cute flower girls. It was so relaxed with everyone laughing, joking and enjoying a glass of bubbly as they got ready!

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Just as Kate was about to leave the house and make her way to the church, the heavens opened and it tipped down with rain. I just couldn’t let that beautiful dress get wet, so picked up the dress and assisted Kate to the car as I knew her Bridemaids were already waiting down in the church for her. I asked Kate if she would like me to run down and meet her at the church to help her out, but Kate simply said “don’t be silly, get in the car with us” It was an honour to be in the bridal car and enjoy that special moment as the Bride made her way to the church with her father. As Kate made it to the church door and I was just about to run back up to Launcells Barton to make sure the welcome drinks were being set up, Kate asked if I would like to stay and watch the ceremony! It was an absolute pleasure to watch such a wonderful couple saying their vows to one another!

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Not only had the couple been busy organising their wedding this year, but also opening a brand new garage workshop just across the road from Launcells Barton. With the garage being such a massive part of their lives, they wanted to include their business in their day, so after the ceremony Kate and Geoff drove their beautiful red vintage Porshe to the garage, for some time, just the two of them! I simply adore the photos in the workshop!

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While the couple enjoyed some time alone, guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in the courtyard and Mill Barn, with the Bride and Groom joining them soon after for a glass of fizz!

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As the guests made their way through the garden into the marquee, it gave the Bride and Groom the perfect chance to take a moment together, before heading over to be welcomed by their guests!

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Oaktree Occasions provided the catering and really made the whole meal so much fun! Each table was served a whole roast joint, but it was up to the designated carver on each table who wore their own apron and chefs hat, to serve each guest. We were lucky enough to be offered a plate full and I can honestly say that I haven’t tasted a roast that good in a very long time! It was amazing and certainly got us ready to welcome another 150 guests to the evening!

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Kate and Geoff’s vision for their wedding, was very simple. They wanted great food and to keep the drinks flowing, with fantastic company! Well they certainly achieved that! The day had a fantastic atmosphere and Kate and Geoff were beaming all day! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the wedding and the lead up to it. With family and friends even welcoming both Matt and I to enjoy aspects of the day with them! We wish Kate and Geoff all the happiness in the world as they start their married life together!

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The beautiful images that you see are all thanks to Pete Cox Photography. He captured the couple and the day just perfectly with his natural, relaxed approach to photography.

A few words from Kate:We fell in love with Launcells Barton at our first viewing. The owners, Matthew and Lara, have put so much love and effort into creating the most perfect of wedding venues. Relaxed, yet efficient, they put you at ease with their willingness to please and friendly can-do attitude. Nothing is too much trouble and they are on hand to help and advise from the day you book, right up to your wedding day.  Throughout the actual day, Matthew and Lara made sure that all aspects ran smoothly with no disruption to ourselves or our guests. Lara even got soaked helping me into the car whilst it was raining so that my dress and I stayed dry. “It’s been almost month now since our wedding and we’re still receiving comments from our friends and family complimenting Launcells Barton on their fabulous service and striking setting. We really did have the best weekend, above and beyond all our expectations.”

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Beautiful Cornwall Wedding whatever the time of year!

Who says you need to get married in the Summer? With beautiful autumn colours and crisp winter days you can still have your perfect day whatever the time of year!

Wedding Flowers CornwallThe majority of people think that summer is the only time of year to get married. With British weather being notoriously bad during the rest of the year, an autumn or winter wedding seems like a bad idea. However, that just isn’t true! Your big day can
take place any time and still be a wonderful and beautiful event.

At Launcells Barton, we’ve made sure that our venue is suitable for weddings all year round. So whether you’re after a winter wedding or a summer ceremony, we can help.

So what makes us an all-season wedding venue?

Multiple buildings

We have a choice of three indoor locations for you to say “I do”. Regardless of the weather outside, inside you and your guests will be warm, dry and having a wonderful time.
For intimate ceremonies the manor house is the ideal venue and for larger parties, the mill barn is perfect, without fear of the season interrupting your special moment.

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Blank canvas

Launcells Barton is a blank canvas. You can decorate it as you wish, which means that it’s appearance and style is completely compatible with seasonal stylings.
A winter wonderland can easily be created in the same space that hosted a summer festival theme wedding. There really are no limits on what you can do!

 

Outdoor options

If the heavens aren’t opening, then there’s always the option to have an outdoor ceremony at Launcells Barton. Even in the autumn, winter, and spring months we have days withowedding venue cornwallut rain, so wrap up and tie the knot in our beautiful walled garden.
Tended all year round with seasonal plants, the walled garden is the perfect setting to exchange vows and take photos.

 

Rooms filled with light

Whilst you may not be lucky enough to have a dry day, our mill barn allows you to bring the outdoors indoors on your wedding day.
Large French doors let natural light flood the room, making it feel open and airy, even if it is tipping it down outside.

Extra space

We are lucky enough to have 220 acres for you to enjoy! If you are opting to get married in the warmer months or don’t mind wrapping up for an autumnal evening and want to make the most of the outside, then why not treat your guests to an open wood- fired oven on the field in front of the events barn? Your guests can enjoy some delicious food while watching the sunset behind the rolling countryside. Beautiful!

Whatever time of year, your wedding will be personal to the both of you!

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What a night to celebrate our Newly Opened Wedding Venue in Cornwall!

A few weeks ago we had a big end of season party for everyone that has been a part of our first year! There are so many people that have worked their socks off to make our first year happen and who went above and beyond to make it possible!

We had builders, plumbers, electricians, work men- and women, who stayed late into the night and sometimes early morning, giving up their weekends – even bringing their children in to work with them in some cases, just so we could be ready for our first weddings! There were many nights where I would be running around taking food orders from everyone as we were all still working late, or times where I would be stood at the aga with a line of work men waiting for bacon sandwiches as they had come in at the weekend and needed to be well fed!

There was such a great atmosphere on site throughout the whole first phase of our build, with everyone laughing and joking and music blaring out all over the place. My personal favourite was hearing all the builders singing along to material girl!

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It wasn’t just the work force that made our first year happen though, but also wedding industry professionals who gave us so much help and advice along the way and supported us on our first few weddings! Always at the end of a phone too giving us a pep talk when we needed it the most!

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So, to thank everyone and show how much we appreciate everything everyone did, we had a “Big Thank You Party” to end our very first wedding season!

Below is a picture taken at our party of all our builders, plumbers, electricians, maintenance guys and farm workers who worked on the renovation works! It took a lot of people to make it look the way it does today!

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Mark Devosnhire from the amazing woodfired kitchen provided the catering for the evening. He put together a spectacular selection of rustic woodfired pizzas, along with shoulders of lamb, handmade cumin pitta breads and spiced potatoes! All I could hear all evening were people saying how much they enjoyed the food! It was wonderful having smells of the wood fire and delicious food wafting around the courtyard! – a great idea for future brides and grooms!

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The evening’s music was kicked off by local musical maestro Bradley Cook, who performed a beautiful acoustic set in the Mill Barn, I think it’s safe to say that Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” went down very well!

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The night ended with Inspired Party getting all the builders up on the dance floor and busting some moves to a few classic 90’s hip hop tunes… I think “Cotton Eye Joe” may even have got an outing too if I remember correctly…well we are in Cornwall after all!!

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We have now closed for weddings over the autumn and winter months as we build our brand new events barn ready to re-open next April. We are still open for show around appointments and have a few dates still available in 2017, so get in touch!

Look out for all the updates and build news on our Facebook page and blog!

Lara & Matt
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Beautiful September Wedding with a Sunset Tractor ride in Cornwall

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting the wedding of Lizzie & Tom. We first met Lizzie back in January when she travelled over from Australia to start planning their wedding in Cornwall. Tom didn’t see Launcells Barton until May of this year but had complete trust in Lizzie’s vision of what the day was going to look like. Since Lizzie’s first visit we kept in contact with them regularly. They were so excited to visit Launcells Barton every few months, and as building works progressed, they were able to envisage their dream day more and more.

Lizzie and Tom are both resident Doctors in Australia, with Lizzie working in a busy ER and Tom working in the Intensive Care Unit at their local hospital. Tom has family close by in Cornwall, while Lizzie’s family live in the South East of England. With some family members unable to make the journey to Australia, the couple decided to have their wedding back home, surrounded by their friends and family.

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Lizzie and Tom first met while at university and soon became inseparable, sharing each others love of adventure! The couple are keen travellers and rack up many air miles travelling all over the world! Each table of their seating plan was even named after their favourite beaches from their many travels together, each one having a sentimental meaning!

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The morning of the wedding Lizzie got ready in the house with her bridesmaids. They all looked fabulous in their matching floral pyjamas! Tom spent the night with his friends at a nearby hotel – I don’t think they all had matching floral pyjamas, but they did have some rather funky, colourful socks on for the occasion!

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Lizzie wore a simple, elegant gown, finished beautifully with a cathedral length veil and a burst of colour with flowers in her hair

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Lizzie and Dad Wedding Venue

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Lizzie and Tom were married at St Swithins church, which is just down the path from Launcells Barton house. After walking up from the church, they followed their ceremony with drinks and canapés in the courtyard.

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Wedding Drinks

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The couple and their close friends had so much fun going off for photos while guests were enjoying drinks.

Lizzie and Tom’s wedding was certainly international! Not only had all their university friends traveled from across Europe to be with them, but they had over 50 doctors attending their wedding, some of whom had traveled from as far away as Australia and New Zealand to be with them on their special day!

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The couple were able to sneak off into the garden for some quick photos, while all their guests were taking their seats for the wedding breakfast in the Mill barn.

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The couple chose from one of our recommended suppliers Beautiful and the Feast to caterer for their wedding. They were kind enough to plate us up a selection too and i have to say the food was so good it was out of this world!

Beautiful and the Feast food

This wedding was so much fun to be apart of, as you could really feel that the day was a real celebration of the couple and every detail was personal to them. Lizzie’s best friend even got everyone involved in making a video about the couple and their wasn’t a dry eye in sight, even from us!

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Lizzie and Tom really wanted to have some time together just the two of them, so Matt offered to drive them to the top of the farm in our tractor so they could watch the sunset over the sea. They told us afterwards that they were so glad that they had taken that time and it really had made their day! Tom was asking Matt on the drive if it is difficult driving such a er….” vintage” tractor, so Matt said “see for yourself” and let Tom drive his new Bride back to the party Cornish style!

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Wedding Sunset

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Groom Tractor

These absolutely stunning images were taken by the Oli from McGivern Photography, who is actually relatively new to the wedding world of photography, but is clearly amazing! The images have captured the day so perfectly and Oli really did think outside the box when looking for original and creative ideas. Oli even came the day before and went for a walk around the farm scoping out the perfect locations. Lizzie and Tom were so happy to go with his -at times- crazy ideas, but i have to hand it to him, they are simply breathtaking!

Lizzie and Tom have taken a much needed rest and have jetted off on a 3 month honeymoon travelling around South America! Since their wedding they have already been trekking in jungles and national parks around Columbia!

We wish them every happiness as they enter into married life together and thank them and their family for welcoming us in to their celebrations, even encouraging Matt and I to take part in their cultural traditions and enjoy a drink with them all!

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“Thank you again for such a magical wedding, the day went perfectly thanks to you, Matt and all involved. Still can’t get over it!”- Lizzie 

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