Hello and welcome to our home. We’re Matthew and Lara.

Steeped in history and set amidst spectacular wooded countryside, Launcells Barton is a family-owned, Grade II* listed manor house in Launcells, a small parish situated near Bude in North Cornwall.

With lovingly restored historic buildings and a purpose-built Reception Barn, this sophisticated wedding venue is perfect for those seeking a tranquil, picturesque setting for their celebration or event.

Offering a flexible, fully bespoke service and exclusive use, we’re passionate about helping you create a truly memorable occasion against a stunning backdrop of quintessentially Cornish scenery. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a grand celebration, we’re confident you and your guests will love Launcells Barton just as much as we do.

Our Story

Matthew’s family have owned Launcells Barton since 1949. He grew up here, surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to the sea. Life on the old dairy farm was idyllic.

Years later, Matthew invited me to meet his family and experience the unique charm of his childhood home. With the property in desperate need of restoration and repair, he found himself apologising all the way to Cornwall, afraid I might never warm to a place without central heating! His fears were unfounded; I immediately fell for the house, its myriad of hallways, the grand exterior and the great sense of history contained within its walls.

That evening, we embarked on a walk together through the surrounding fields. Armed with a brand new pair of wellies, I took Matthew’s hand as he raced up muddy paths towards the top of the farm. Suddenly pointing into the distance, he urged me to look out across the horizon. As I watched the sunset over the Cornish sea, I knew Launcells Barton had stolen my heart.

Since then, we’ve worked tirelessly to restore the house and transform the farm into something special. It’s been an adventure!

For example, there was the time we found 44 cows in our newly renovated walled garden. My panicked squealing caused them to stampede, resulting in even more chaos! The following week, as I headed into the bathroom to measure up for a blind, I accidentally stepped on a rotten joist and fell through the ceiling! There wasn’t a moment to lose, so with painkillers at the ready and an endless supply of energy drinks, I continued painting the barn ready for our first wedding in a few days’ time.

A New Era

After herding cows, replacing joists, and overcoming many other challenges, it’s been an honour to usher in an exciting new era at Launcells Barton. Working with our highly skilled in-house team and the best wedding suppliers in the South West, we’ve now hosted more than 75 weddings. Some of the very first couples to say ‘I do’ down on the farm have since returned with little ones in tow!

With parts of the property dating back to the Middle Ages, we know this chapter is one of many in a story spanning centuries. Every time we throw open our doors for a wedding or event, we add to its legacy. We can’t wait to weave your precious moments and memories into the very fabric of the farm.
























Hello and welcome to our home. We’re Matthew and Lara.

Steeped in history and set amidst spectacular wooded countryside, Launcells Barton is a family-owned, Grade II* listed manor house in Launcells, a small parish situated near Bude in North Cornwall.

With lovingly restored historic buildings and a purpose-built Reception Barn, this sophisticated wedding venue is perfect for those seeking a tranquil, picturesque setting for their celebration or event.

Offering a flexible, fully bespoke service and exclusive use, we’re passionate about helping you create a truly memorable occasion against a stunning backdrop of quintessentially Cornish scenery. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a grand celebration, we’re confident you and your guests will love Launcells Barton just as much as we do.

Our Story

Matthew’s family have owned Launcells Barton since 1949. He grew up here, surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to the sea. Life on the old dairy farm was idyllic.

Years later, Matthew invited me to meet his family and experience the unique charm of his childhood home. With the property in desperate need of restoration and repair, he found himself apologising all the way to Cornwall, afraid I might never warm to a place without central heating! His fears were unfounded; I immediately fell for the house, its myriad of hallways, the grand exterior and the great sense of history contained within its walls.

That evening, we embarked on a walk together through the surrounding fields. Armed with a brand new pair of wellies, I took Matthew’s hand as he raced up muddy paths towards the top of the farm. Suddenly pointing into the distance, he urged me to look out across the horizon. As I watched the sunset over the Cornish sea, I knew Launcells Barton had stolen my heart.

Since then, we’ve worked tirelessly to restore the house and transform the farm into something special. It’s been an adventure!

For example, there was the time we found 44 cows in our newly renovated walled garden. My panicked squealing caused them to stampede, resulting in even more chaos! The following week, as I headed into the bathroom to measure up for a blind, I accidentally stepped on a rotten joist and fell through the ceiling! There wasn’t a moment to lose, so with painkillers at the ready and an endless supply of energy drinks, I continued painting the barn ready for our first wedding in a few days’ time.

A New Era

After herding cows, replacing joists, and overcoming many other challenges, it’s been an honour to usher in an exciting new era at Launcells Barton. Working with our highly skilled in-house team and the best wedding suppliers in the South West, we’ve now hosted more than 75 weddings. Some of the very first couples to say ‘I do’ down on the farm have since returned with little ones in tow!

With parts of the property dating back to the Middle Ages, we know this chapter is one of many in a story spanning centuries. Every time we throw open our doors for a wedding or event, we add to its legacy. We can’t wait to weave your precious moments and memories into the very fabric of the farm.