Month: June 2016

Six things you may want to know about our wedding venue in Cornwall

Wedding Venues Cornwall - Launcells Barton

There’s no denying that Cornwall is a beautiful and special place. With miles of gorgeous countryside and hundreds of perfect areas, Cornwall is definitely one of the best places in the country to get married.

But it isn’t just a beautiful location that makes Launcells Barton the ideal venue for your wedding in Cornwall. Steeped in history, this family owned manor house is unique in many ways. Here are just a few things that make Launcells Barton so special.


Dating back to the 14th Century, Launcells Barton is a Grade II listed house. It has been owned by the same family for over 70 years and has been restored with lots of love and care.


The manor house itself is made up of two halves. This means that there are varying architectural details throughout making it a very unique building. The barrelled ceiling in the Bridal Suite, reveals where the monks’ chapel was – it dates back to the reign of King Henry VIII! There are also remains of monk prayer cells in the kitchen ceiling.

The purpose built Events Barn has been created with care to compliment the original house, whilst having all the modern necessities.

Similarly, the converted 19th Century Mill Barn has been lovingly renovated. The new large French doors reveal stunning views of the countryside and the beautiful exposed beams give height to the barn.

Staying at Launcells

As part of your package, the happy couple will have full use of the house along with ten close friends or family. Our beautiful Bridal Suite allows luxury and privacy for the newlyweds, whilst guests can enjoy four double bedrooms and a twin room.
They can also enjoy a hamper filled with handpicked local treats for the duration of their stay.


Away from the beautiful house and gorgeous barns, we have a large walled garden and courtyard which provide the perfect backdrop to ceremonies, drinks, and photos. The original archway has been reinstated to create an idyllic entrance and the gardens are filled with carefully tended seasonal blooms.


Unlike other venues, Launcells Barton has a variety of places where you can say “I do”. Embrace the exterior beauty of the house as you exchange vows at the top of the steps, or have an intimate ceremony in the sitting room. You can also get married in our Mill Barn as your friends and family watch on. As well as this, the walled garden and courtyard can be used as they have a custom-built licensed arbour and seating area.

But the choice doesn’t stop at the ceremony. For your reception you can party through the night in the Events Barn or gardens. As well as these areas, you can also use the adjacent land for marquees, tepees, and yurts.


When you book your wedding at Launcells Barton, you’ll receive full exclusive use of our venue for the duration of your stay. Even if you’re having a large gathering, Launcells is still the ultimate exclusive and intimate wedding venue in Cornwall.

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

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Five things to consider when planning your wedding in Cornwall

Photo by Simon Burt Photography

You’ve got the ring, set the date, and created the ultimate wedding Pinterest board – now it’s time to start planning.

Before you get carried away with ideas of the what the ‘ideal’ wedding in cornwall should look like, there are a few important things you should consider. Ultimately, it is you and your partner’s special day and having a wedding that reflects your style and tastes is the most important thing.

With this in mind, we’ve created a list of 5 things that should be considered before, and during, planning.

What will the venue look like on your big day?

One top tip is to re-visit your wedding venue at the same time of year as your planned date. If you’ve set a date in July, going back the spot where you’ll say “I do” during the Summer months will give you a good idea of what to expect visually.

As leaves change with the seasons, so does the look and atmosphere of the venue. Viewing in the correct season can also lead to colour palette inspiration. Autumn at Launcells Barton brings out beautiful shades of deep red as the leaves turn, whilst Summer in Cornwall is full of colour and lush greenery.

What’s available in the local area?

Cornwall and Devon is filled to the brim with wonderful caterers, florists, and photographers so make the most of what they have to offer.

Keeping it close to Bude gives your day that extra authentic touch. With so many options of suppliers in the local area you won’t need to go anywhere else! We even have a list of recommended suppliers to help you pick the best of the best.

The size of your party

Your guest list may be small or big, but either way it’s important to keep numbers in mind when planning your big day.

At Launcells Barton we’re very flexible and able to facilitate weddings of all sizes and understand that the amount of guests can make a difference to particular decisions. Having a small cake and 200 RSVPs? Planning an intimate gathering of 10 people and booked a lavish symphony orchestra? Being aware of your party size when making bookings will help you make appropriate decisions.

The location

Everyone wants to get married in a gorgeous location, but why not use the surrounding beauty to influence the look of your big day? Launcells Barton is set amongst peaceful wooded countryside and provides a magical backdrop for photos and ceremonies.

We’re also a short distance from the stunning north coast of Cornwall. The seaside town of Bude will provide ample nautical and Cornish inspiration for brides and grooms.

What do YOU want?

Amongst the glossy magazines, Pinterest boards, and family input it can be easy to lose sight of what you actually want your big day to be like. Remember, it is a day for you and your partner to celebrate your love and marriage. Let yourself have the theme and style you want, and share it with the people you love.

If you’d like to talk about planning your wedding at Launcells Barton then give us a call on 01288 352352 or email

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Our Brand New Wedding & Events Reception Barn will open April 2017!

We are so pleased to be able to finally announce that our brand new reception barn will be opening it’s doors for the first time next April! Let us tell you a little more about our wedding venue in Cornwall.

Launcells Barton - Events Barn - Wedding Venues Bude, CornwallThe reception barn will be able to seat 200 guests comfortably and has a separate bar/ lounge, which can either be partitioned off or opened up. There will also be a kitchen for your caterers to use, reducing the need and cost to you for hiring in a catering tent and equipment.

We have worked really hard on the design of the New Events Barn and have designed it in such a way, that your guests can access the bar and reception lobby, without entering the main seating area, so that you keep the unveiling of your wedding breakfast a surprise, until everyone takes their seats! After all you have spent all that time making it look amazing, you don’t want people popping through to use the bathroom and seeing it!

We don’t want to lose the character of Launcells Barton in the new barn, which is why we are using where ever possible, re-claimed items from the farm. The partition for example, between the bar & the seating area will be reclaimed timber from the old barns & we even have an old maghonay organ which we are using as a drinks cabinet for the bar! The bar it’s self will even be made of all re-claimed wood too!

Although the main seating area will be very neutral, so that couples can decorate it however they wish, we will have a Launcells Barton feel in the bar/ Lounge. We will be including both the Georgian house & the barns into our new space, by combining English Country Gent with Rustic Farm, creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy drinks and relax throughout your special day!

Follow the progress of our new barn and all the goings on at Launcells Barton by liking our Facebook page!

If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Cornwall for 2017 or 2018 please get in touch by either emailing us at or give us a call on 01288 352352. We look forward to hearing from you!


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