February 7, 2020

We might not be a big team, but every single person here has a key role to play in making sure that your day runs smoothly and the place is looking perfect when you check in! As a family run wedding venue, we only take on a certain amount of weddings per year so we can make sure that every day runs professionally and so we can give couples the care and attention they need in the run up to their big day! We specialise in weddings at Launcells Barton and we know what we do works well for our couples and, because we don’t offer holiday accommodation or anything like that, our sole focus and attention is on our couples and making sure everything is ready and set up come your wedding day!

 

Ken & Julian – Maintenance Team 

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Ken & Julian work on our Maintenance side of things. We are still a working organic farm with over 230 acres to care for, so when Ken and Julian aren’t maintaining and fixing bits around the venue, cutting the many lawns and making sure everything looks perfect when a couple checks in, they are also looking after the fields and woodland across the farm. Out of wedding season there is plenty of maintenance to do as we refresh the whole house, venue and barns, ready to welcome in a new season! We also run a biomass heating system across the venue, so there is also a lot of work to be done harvesting timber from our sustainably managed woodland ready for the following winter!

 

Claire- Admin & Accounts 

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Claire looks after our Admin & Accounts, making sure all the numbers and many spreadsheets are in order. You may also see Claire on a wedding day working on the bar side of things, as she has extensive experience in managing hotels and bars. She is fantastic at making sure that guests know where they are going when they first arrive and that drinks are being prepared ready for welcome drinks, she’s a welcoming face making sure guests are happy.  So, if you or your guests have any questions while I’m with the Bridal party or helping a Groom with his buttonhole, Claire’s your gal! Claire works with us part time during the week, as she is also a busy mum of 4 boys!

 

Ellie- Housekeeping

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Ellie is our House keeper and her attention to detail and pride in her work means we never have to worry about anything being out of place! Ellie looks after the house and both barns, turning everything around after a wedding! From changing beds & cleaning the house top to bottom, to making sure that every inch of the barns have been hoovered, mopped and dusted, along with giving the caterers kitchen a thorough once over ready for your caterers to arrive and set up for your wedding. She has an eye for all the details and triple checks all the smaller, but very important things through to the much needed tea and coffee in the house, before she is happy for a couple to check in.  Ellie works throughout the week, juggling everything around her 3 children.

 

Bar Team

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Our experienced seasonal bar team, some of whom have been with us for many years, are there on your wedding day to make sure everything  runs smoothly and, most importantly, the drinks keep flowing! The team will normally arrive in the morning and start polishing and setting up all the glassware for your meal, before they open the bottom snug bar and welcome your first guests. They also make sure everything is prepped and ready for your welcome drinks after your ceremony and all the wine is refreshed on tables throughout your meal. The team are also on hand to turn the barn around after your meal ready for your band or DJ to set up and then their focus is running the main bar, keeping it well stocked and making sure the barn is clean and tidy with no dirty glasses laying around, so there are no smashed glasses when everyone is up dancing the night away!

 

Matt & Lara 

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We’re the owners here and not only live on site, but are here to oversee everything too. You will usually find Matt overseeing everything to do with the Farm and Wedding Venue day to day and I will usually be the person you speak to when you first enquire, as I co-ordinate and run all the weddings and support our couples with venue visits and answering any questions in the lead up. I get to know our couples and their families really well and see it as such a huge privilege to be with so many lovely families for the biggest day of their lives! We’re here when you arrive  the day before to welcome you and check you in and here on hand throughout the day for any questions you may have and to offer our advice and experience. On your wedding day, while I co-ordinate your day, making sure your suppliers are set up where they should be and everything is running on time, Matt oversees everything behind the scenes, making sure the catering equipment is all up and running and the bar is all set up and ready to go! We are the last people to leave at night, when your band have packed up and the last of your guests make their way home, making sure everyone is safely where they need to be. You will usually see us and Freddie our Sprocker, the next morning tidying the bar and waving you off as you check out too! We have 3 children between us and try and split our time between the farm and family life, which isn’t always easy during busy wedding seasons. You may well find my 7 year old daughter moving chairs around or sorting out the lemons from the limes the day before a wedding trying to help us out!

Now you now a bit more about us, our team and how your wedding day will run! Don’t forget to have a look at our real weddings, for inspiration and to hear from some of our happy couples! 

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February 1, 2020

In September last year, Erica and Elliot tied the knot in the Mill Barn and danced their way down the aisle as their guests cheered them on!

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Erica got ready in the house with all her friends and family around her and looked absolutely beautiful in a long sleeved lace gown.

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As Erica added the finishing touches, Elliot arrived with his ushers to greet all their guests in to the Snug Bar.

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The Mill Barn had been decorated by Erica and her family the day before, with beautiful cascading drapes and greenery.

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There are moments at every wedding where you feel so privileged to be a part of someone’s special day. One of those moments is witnessing the pride and love that the Bride’s family feel when they see her for the first time.

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Another one of those moments is as I walk the Bride to the ceremony. It’s usually a very emotional time and one where the Bride can become a bit overwhelmed by what’s about to happen, but we normally find ourselves talking absolute rubbish and laughing and joking about something totally irrelevant and, by the time we get to the ceremony, all the anxiety has gone and excitement has taken over.

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As Erica and her Father made their way down the aisle, Elliot waited excitedly for his beautiful Bride. They made their ceremony so personal with songs that have special meanings for their signing of the register and personal vows to one another.

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As the Launcells Barton team lined all the guests up along the lane, their ushers made sure all their guests had confetti at the ready!

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Canapés and drinks started to flow as live music filled the Courtyard, while guests enjoyed chatting and getting competitive with the garden games!

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As guests were happily mingling, Elliot and Erica captured photos with their families and Bridal party, before taking some time for themselves as guests took their seats in the Reception Barn. 

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Erica and her family styled the Reception Barn beautifully the day before with drapes and hanging greenery, with small gold touches.

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After their meal and to get a bit of dutch courage before their speeches, Elliot and his best men  enjoyed a drink in the bar!Barn Wedding Venues Cornwall

As their band set up and the Pizza Oven got into place, Erica and Elliot went off in the tractor to catch the sunset, while their friends enjoyed the handmade Photo Booth and garden games on the lawn.

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And when Erica and Elliot got back, all their guests were ready outside with sparklers to welcome them back.

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The happy couple’s band were all set up and ready to welcome the newlyweds for their first dance!

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A few words from the Happy Couple-

“Launcells Barton was the most perfect venue for us, we fell in love with the place and its character from the moment we saw it. We couldn’t believe our luck to have found a venue with such charm and with the perfect setup for the day.
The moment we met Lara and Matt we knew our wedding was in safe hands, they were so lovely and passionate about their work you knew they could create and solve anything. Our day could not have been more perfect even if we tried, Lara and the team put everyone at ease and allowed us to relax and enjoy every moment knowing Lara was working tirelessly to ensure everything went to plan. We felt so privilege to have shared this wonderful day and venue with our family and friends and we felt right at home.
There is not a thing we would change about our day, it was simply the best. It is the little details that made us feel so special, like the tractor ride to the fields for the sunset and the bottle of bubbly for when everyone had gone and it was just us two!
We are so grateful for everything you did leading up to to the wedding and on the day. It was the best day of our lives and Launcells Barton was magical – a day and a place we will treasure for a lifetime. Thank you so much!” 

Congratulations to Erica and Elliot as you start your new lives together as Mr & Mrs.
We’re sure there’s lots of excitement and adventure to come in the coming years!

 

Suppliers

Images- Nick Walker Photography
Catering- Good Food Catering
Flowers- Bleujen
Hair- Hannah Woodgates
Dress- Champagne & Charlotte
Lights- Party Lights
Pizza Oven- Wildbake

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