January 17, 2022

In July 2021, the Sun came out and the heat hit us all and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky for Bethany and Sam’s beautiful Summer Wedding.

Bethany and Sam live in Liverpool and planned their wedding with us, not only by taking full advantage of our amazing recommended supplier list, so they knew they were in the best hands for their special day, but by enjoying some long weekends in Cornwall, where they teamed up seeing their suppliers with visiting the venue and then planing all the finer details from back home. It was perfect for them as they had a fantastic excuse for a few weekends away together and gave all their friends and family a lovely break in Cornwall to celebrate with them on the big day!

Bethany and Sam created a simple elegance for their day with an abundance of greenery, candles, simple white flowers & touches of pampas grass throughout, which was all styled beautifully by Bleujen.

Bethany got ready in the manor house with her Bridesmaids and looked utterly gorgeous in a beaded low back dress with a cathedral length veil

As the Bridal party got ready in the Manor house, the guests started to arrive and take their seats in the Mill Barn.

As Bethany and her Bridal party made their way over, Sam waited nervously in the Mill Barn. The Groom wore black tie and the pair looked effortlessly glamorous.Guests followed the newlyweds outside and made their way into the walled garden, where the Launcells Barton team organised guests for confetti, or in Bethany and Sam’s case leaves!

Guests then made their way under the trees to find some shade from the sun and help themselves to a much needed drink.  As Blue Lion Band played an acoustic set, pickled shack mingled serving canapés.

As guests enjoyed Pimms & Fizz, before being asked to find their seats in the Reception Barn, Bethany and Sam snuck off for some photos at the front of the house.

After Bethany and Sam were announced in as Newlyweds, their caterers Pickle Shack served a delicious 3 course meal, of pork belly followed by lemon tart. Speeches got underway shortly afterwards before guests milled outside, enjoying the last of the days sun.  As the Launcells Barton team turned the space around, their band set up for the evening!

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Guests were welcome inside for the couples first dance, and I think it’s safe to say, that guests took full advantage of the fact that all restrictions on weddings had finally been lifted and they could once again dance on the dance floor!!!

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While some guests partied in the Reception Barn and some mingled outside watching the sun go down, Bethany and Sam quickly jumped on the Tractor, for a trip to catch the sunset across the farm and Cornish coast. What a way to watch the sun go down on your special day!farm wedding venue cornwall

Once back, the newlyweds partied the night away with their guests, stopping only briefly for a romantic sparkler tunnel outside the barn.

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A few words from the BrideOur wedding was absolutely everything we imagined and more, as we live in Liverpool and had our friends and family travel down to Cornwall everyone was able to have a mini holiday and bask in the beautiful sunshine and surroundings at launcells Barton! Being able to spend the night before at the Manor House with my bridesmaids, flower girls and mum was absolutely magical! Throughout the night we all had to pinch ourselves on how beautiful it was, waking up together with the Prosecco following whilst getting ready was just perfect and will be the happiest morning of my life!

Everything at launcells was amazing- one of the highlights for me and sam was being able to sneak off on the tractor and not only get some amazing pictures but grab some time just the two of us! We really wanted everyone including our flower girls and page boys to have the best day and the surroundings / grounds at launcells meant everyone could spill out on to the fields and enjoy themselves!”

We wish Bethany and Sam every happiness as they enter into married life. We hope you loved planning from afar with trips down to our beautiful corner of the world and hope that Cornwall will always hold a special place in your heart!
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Photographer- Mark Shaw
Caterers- Pickle Shack
Band and acoustic duo- Blue Lion Band
Flowers- Bleujen

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November 30, 2021

Back in July, as the world was starting to see some kind of normality and emerge from the dark tunnel of lockdowns and ridiculous restrictions, yes we mean the one where you can stand up in a Garden with your friends and family, but put a drink in your hand and you must sit down -nope we didn’t get it either- and we were finally able to host “normal” weddings again!

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One of our first weddings of the Summer was Alisha and Ricky and what a wedding it was! Alisha and Ricky were originally supposed to marry in August last year, but for obvious reasons, it was moved to July this year, however this year it wasn’t just the 2 of them standing at the end of the Aisle, as Alisha was carrying their soon to be new addition to the family! We were so happy and excited for them when they told us the news!

Not only was their wedding one of our first weddings since 2019, but it was also Maddie’s first solo wedding here at Launcells Barton! She was rather thrown in at the deep end, as Matt and I unfortunately caught Covid, meaning we had to isolate and couldn’t run their wedding! I was absolutely devastated not to be able to be there, but knew Maddie would be amazing, so while Matt and I were living off our left over wedding cake, as we couldn’t get any food deliveries, Maddie picked everything up and ran with it! How amazing it was to hear the incredible feedback, from suppliers, guests and of course Ricky & Alisha on how well Maddie did! Proud boss moment right there!

Ricky and Alsiha’s day was filled with colour and laughter! They weaved the most gorgeous blues, pinks and peaches throughout the styling of their day and it looked beautiful!

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The day started with the guys heading off to the beach for a quick dip in the sea, which is only a 5 minute drive away in Bude.

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Meanwhile the ladies all got ready in the Bridal Suite, before guests started arriving and heading to the Snug bar for a pre-ceremony drink!

After drying off and getting himself smartened up, Ricky arrived to welcome everyone before it was time to take their seats and wait for the arrival of the Bride!Wedding Venue Cornwall Alisha looked utterly gorgeous in a simple statement ballgown, I don’t know if it was the excitement of finally getting married or the pregnancy, but everyone said she was absolutely glowing! Just look at her smile as she walked down the aisle as her band played!

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After the ceremony guests made their way outside for drinks, photos and confetti! There had been showers coming and going all morning, so at the last minute the ceremony was brought inside, with the weather being a tad unpredictable, we decided it was best to set the drinks up in the den opposite the snug bar and then whatever the weather, guests could find shelter if the heavens did open again! Thankfully they didn’t, and the afternoon turned out to be beautiful!

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As Ricky and Alsiha went for a walk and some time with their photographer, their guests took their seats in the Reception Barn, before they were announced in as the new Mr & Mrs!

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After Beautiful and the Feast had served their meal and guests had had a breather outside, it was time for speeches! Wedding Venue Cornwall

After speeches as we turned the venue around and their band set up, guests were able to go outside and enjoy the last of the day’s sun.

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As the sun set, guests were welcomed inside for Ricky and Alisha to cut their cake before their band kicked off the evening with their first dance as Man and Wife!

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A few words from the beautiful Bride herself… “Everything happens for a reason’ is a stance I truly believe in and live by, and no more so than having your wedding postponed during a pandemic – a situation thousands of us had to sadly experience during 2020. Both couples and suppliers truly suffered emotionally and financially, however when you work together as a team and fill this undeniably difficult process with understanding from both sides of the equation, then it only leads to amazing things in the future. It definitely did for us, and Lara ensured that the process to move to a 2021 date that suited us both was smooth. And so, the new countdown to the #WedWed 2021 – as our wedding was now on a Wednesday – began. 

So how did two Brummies end up in Cornwall? Our original plan was Portugal as that is where my mum’s family come from, this was proving to be tricky but we wanted the beach and holiday feel. It couldn’t have fallen better, with our guests making their way down to beautiful Bude for a week with a wedding in the middle of their holiday! It meant we had pre-parties, after-parties and actually spent quality time with our friends and family.

I will never forget that crisp Autumnal day in October 2018 driving up the winding roads to Launcells – the first and only venue we looked at. It was breath taking and immediately we fell in love with everything about it. Meeting Lara sealed the deal for us – she was funny, kind, knowledgeable and understanding. She made us feel totally relaxed and we could envisage our wedding taking place at this extraordinary venue. The exclusivity of it was also a huge selling point to us – being able to really make it our home over the 2-3 days and having our wedding party stay with us in the most magnificent period house.

Those 3 days in July 2021 at Launcells Barton were the best days of my life so far and we do have to thank newest Launcells member on the block, Maddie, for being so diligent, calm and collected and helping to make some quick decisions based on the slightly temperamental weather. We feel very honoured to be Maddie’s first solo wedding, and she really did an outstanding job. Thank you!

We made a lastminute decision to have our ceremony in the barn rather than outdoors in the garden – Maddie didn’t skip a beat to turn it around for us and to the sweet sound of My Girl sung & played by our phenomenal band The Distractions, we began married life.

Every part of our day played out better than expected – and this was smoothly executed by Maddie & the Launcells team working during the wedding. They were professional, good humoured and had a smile on their face all day. All of our guests commented on how brilliant every single person working was – and how especially accommodating they were at supplying the drinks well into the evening! I was 5 months pregnant at the time, and the team were attentive and thoughtful in their approach. I was never left with an empty glass of elderflower, or a Cornish pasty in hand!

Lara and then Maddie, were on board with our vision from the very beginning – relaxed day time vibes, good humour, personal touches and a lively party. We hope that they loved the day just as much as we did! We can’t thank them enough for all their organisation, love and support since that first meeting in 2018. We cannot recommend Lara, Matt, Maddie & the team highly enough. All of our suppliers were equally as magnificent in bringing our vision together. Thank you!”

Top tip for couples: Enjoy the time planning together as a team. Make sure that you have personal touches of who you are as a couple. Work with your suppliers, not against them. 

It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both over the last 3 years, we are all so glad that you finally got to have your day and celebrate with all your loved ones around you! We wish you and your new addition nothing but happiness as you step into the next chapter of your lives as parents! As I write this now, you could already have your new bundle in your arms! If you don’t, get as much sleep as you can now and then invest in as much concealer as you can carry! I hope you enjoy re-living your day in your feature, as much as we loved being a part of it! Huge Congratulations again!! 

 

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Photographer: Mark Shaw

Flowers: Bleujen 

Catering: Beauty & The Feast/Abbots Catering Supplies

Band: The Distractions

Festoon Lights: DJC Generators

Bride & Mother of the Bride Hair: Hannah Woodgates

Bride & Mother of the Bride Make-Up: Fiona Miller

 

 

 

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March 2, 2020

Each year we’re lucky to work with couples from Cornwall, across the country and even further afield to make their dream wedding day a reality.  Some of them have a clear idea of the day they’ve always wanted, while others will ask us for a little advice on what’s worked well in the past and what perhaps might be more stress than it’s worth!

With so many decisions to make, it’s those little ideas that turn into mountainous amounts of work that we’re going to discuss today.  Here are just a few top tips on how to make the planning of your wedding run as smoothly as possible!

Looking for the perfect manor house wedding venue in Cornwall? Look no further than Launcells Barton

Catering

The good news is that each of the five caterers we work with at Launcells Barton are fantastic! They’ve all catered weddings here and people are often in awe of some of the quality of food they get to tuck in to! For most people, putting a menu together for more than 100 people isn’t something you do in your daily life!

So don’t feel like you’ve got to go to them with a fully-fledged Michelin standard menu that you’ve concocted yourselves! That’s a lot of pressure! Just let them know what you like and what you don’t; they’ll have the experience to tell you whether something is a good idea or not. This can include the practicalities of certain meals, how and when they’re served and what timings you’ll need to run to!

Floristry

Just like catering, the majority of us won’t be experts when it comes to what flowers are going to be perfect and seasonal at specific times of the year. With this in mind, ask our amazing florists what they think; tell them your colour scheme and (just like your food preferences) what you do and don’t like, so they can guide you from there.

Have a browse through our real weddings section for some inspiration – from church entrances to table centres, we’ve seen some breath-taking displays! 

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Drinks

The reason we offer our couples specific drinks packages is because we know that this can be an area for potential stress.  Considering a venue where you bring your own? We’ve found that things like corkage, last minute cruises to France for a wine that’s not quite what you hoped it would be, working out who’s going to do the serving and confusion over who’s bringing what can not only lead to stress in the days leading up to your wedding, but also on the big day itself.  Definitely not what you want!

Each of our couples choose from one of our packages; they’re guaranteed the very best local tipple with no stress! Exactly what you want!

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Decorations

If you’ve got great ideas about how you’re going to decorate the Reception or Mill Barn, then that’s a fantastic start to your preparations! Always weigh up whether the visual aesthetic is going to cost you hours and evenings of your life folding, cutting and generally getting a little stressed! Sometimes the most beautiful and elegant weddings are the simplest, so no matter what your taste, weigh up the time and stress vs the end product!

If you’d like to discuss your wedding in Cornwall please give us a call on 01822 352352 or fill in our contact form here: https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/contact-us/

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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!

 

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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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December 4, 2019

On a gorgeous sunny day in July, Sophie and Conal made their vows to one another under a cascade of flowers in the Walled Garden surrounded by all their loved ones.

It was a bit of a different wedding for us, as Irish tradition states that weddings are a 2 day event full of celebration and games! It certainly was that! Sophie and Conal’s family were so much fun and so friendly and welcoming, that I may have ended up dancing with Sophie’s dad learning how to Irish dance!

On the morning of their wedding day, Conal took a refreshing dip in the sea, with a few of his friends, before heading off to get dressed and ready for the big day!

Sophie got ready the morning of her wedding day in the Bridal Suite of the Manor House, with all the people that mean the most to her, before her very proud father got a first peek of the Bride!

Conal and his ushers met their guests in the Courtyard and Snug Bar, before heading into the Walled Garden to take their places for the ceremony.

Sophie left the Manor house with her Bridesmaids and Dad by her side, ready to walk down  the aisle with the sounds of their string quartet to her eagerly awaiting Groom!

The pair were beaming throughout their whole ceremony with sentimental readings from family and friends and personal vows, before they officially tied the knot to to all their cheering guests!

Out in the courtyard, the newlyweds were congratulated by all their friends and family as canapés & drinks flowed.

As guests chatted and enjoyed the sting quartet playing, Sophie & Conal enjoyed family photos in the garden, before going off for a bit of time alone.

The Reception Barn had been styled the day before beautifully, with greenery, fairy lights and a subtle hint of glamour with gold cutlery.

Everyone was up on their feet to welcome the new Mr & Mrs, before everyone enjoyed the wedding breakfast and the speeches commenced! There was even a quiz, where the winning table won a round of cocktails!

After their meal, as their band set up Sophie and Conal took a ride on the tractor to see the stunning views across the farm, as guests mingled in the Summer evening sunshine!

As the happy couple made their way back to the Reception Barn, their eagerly awaiting guests were gathered for their cutting of the cake and first dance!

After the bands first set, Sophie and Conal went for a little walk to watch the sunset and walk amongst the barley!

As Sophie and Conal made their way back to the party, Conal’s Father was waiting to get everyone up on their feet and learn a bit of Irish dancing! It was fantastic to watch and I soon found myself up dancing with Sophie’s dad who had insisted I take his hand for a dance and enjoy a drink as a thank you for all our hard work throughout the day! Sophie & Conal’s family were all so lovely and welcoming to every member of the team and really created a fun and friendly feel to the day. It was an absolute joy to be up dancing with everyone and although I had no idea what I was doing (as did a lot of other people) it was such a great experience!

Sophie & Conal, It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and seeing so much fun and love shine throughout your day! We wish you nothing but happiness and our best wishes as you start your next adventure in Australia! 

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Photography- Mark Shaw
Videography- PuraVida Cornwall
Flowers & Styling- Twigs and Greens
Catering- Beautiful & The Feast
Hair & Make- up- Make up by Ione
String Quartet- Melegari Strings
Band-The Talking Bird Collective

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October 30, 2019

Back in March on a gorgeous Spring day, Laura and Simeon brought their friends and family from across Europe, together to celebrate with them in Cornwall!

Laura’s family are local to the area, while Simeon is originally from Germany. The couple met in London where they both now live and work, but wanted their special day in a part of the country that’s special to both of them.

As guests arrived for the ceremony Simeon welcomed everyone, before it was time for the Brides entrance!

Laura and Simeon had a family friend, who is also a pastor travel over from Vienna to conduct their ceremony, which had music joyously sang throughout!

After the ceremony as the sun was shinning, guests mingled outside enjoying pastries before gathering for family photos in front of the house.

As guests took their seats for their meal, which was all produced by Laura’s family farm, Laura and Simeon had a chance to catch up, just the 2 of them!

Laura and Simeons’ meal, was filled with games and laughter and was as relaxed as the 2 of them had been about planning their day. They just wanted all their loved ones with them to share these special moments, and that’s exactly what they had!

A few words from the Happy Couple-  “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who played a part in our wedding day. The idea of wedding planning seemed daunting, but it was important to us to share this big moment in our lives with our friends and family. We are so happy that we found a beautiful venue, where we could create a chilled environment for our guests to enjoy and where we had the flexibility to design a day that we loved. Lara, Matt and the Launcells Barton team were supportive every step of the way. Knowing all was in safe hands, meant we didn’t stress at all. We are so grateful to have such a special day to look back to” 

A huge congratulations to Simeon and Laura as they settle into their new lives as a married couple! It was fantastic to meet all your guests that had traveled across Europe to share your special day with you and how welcoming they all were!

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October 9, 2019

We know that when you’re looking through a wedding venue website, it can sometimes be hard to picture the layout of the various places in your mind; where exactly is the Manor House in relation to the ceremony? How close are you to the Reception Barn? Where will people spend the majority of their time on the day?

These are just some of the questions you may be wondering before you arrive for a viewing and a walk around our venue. To answer some of those for you, we’ve had this beautiful, illustrated map drawn up to help you better understand the layout and where you’ll spend one of the most special days of your lives.

Here’s just a little more information on each of those places featured on our map!

The Manor House

The Manor House is one of the most iconic features of our venue and the place your bridal party will call home for the weekend. Sleeping up to 15, the older half of the house is thought to date back to the 14th Century and gives amazing views across the venue. If you’re a bride that fancies a sneaky peak of your guests arriving, then we can show you just the spot!

The Mill Barn

The Mill Barn is where many of our couples tie the knot and it’s easy to understand why. This 19th century stone built barn has been lovingly restored to provide you with an elegant and visually stunning space in which to say ‘I do’. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also got its own bar beneath, which is ideal for your arrival drinks.

The Walled Garden

Dreaming of an outdoor wedding ceremony in the summer sunshine? You wouldn’t be alone; our walled garden has played host to some incredible weddings over the past few years. Its central position means that even if you’re not saying ‘I do’ under our beautiful wooden arbor, it still makes for a great space for guests to mingle during your day.

The Reception Barn

Our state-of-the-art Reception Barn is the latest edition to our venue and gives you the dream blank canvas for your meal and evening celebrations. Seating up to 180 people (or 200 on trestle tables), the barn has been built to complement the original house and surrounding countryside. It also comes with its own spacious bar and lounge area, which is a real hit with guests at many of our weddings.

The one thing we really wanted to convey is how carefully our venue has been crafted in order to give you the perfect space and the perfect day. If you’d like to see for yourself then please do give us a call on 01288 352352 or fill out our contact form and we’ll be happy to arrange a viewing for you.

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September 16, 2019

On a gorgeous June day, Jess and Myk married within St Swithins Church that’s just a minutes walk from the front doors of the house with their Son in their arms. This wedding had everything, heartfelt speeches, limbo, a very sparkly jacket to kick off their first dance, oh, and there may have been some underpants with the Groom’s face on!

It’s been a busy couple of years for Jess and Myk, as shorty after booking their wedding with us, they found out they were expecting their first baby! It was great seeing Jess blossom through the planning process and then finally meeting their little cutie Maxwell, who enjoyed the whole day with his newlywed parents!

Jess got ready for her big day in the Manor House, with all her bridesmaids, and little Maxwell  never too far away for a cuddle.

As Jess got ready, Myk arrived with all twelve groomsmen for a quick drink, before heading off to the church to welcome all their guests!

Jess then slipped into her gorgeously elegant dress and all her Bridesmaids got ready to make their way to the church. Jess looked absolutely breathtaking in a simple elegant sheath gown with subtle lace touches finished off with that gorgeous bright and beautiful bouquet!

Emotions ran high, when Myk and Maxwell saw their beautiful Bride for the first time at the end of the aisle!

After the ceremony, guests walked the short walk back to Launcells Barton for their welcome drinks reception. Live music played as guests mingled and enjoyed lawn games in the garden and courtyard.

As guests made their way to find their seats in the Reception Barn, Jess & Myk took a bit of time to themselves and enjoyed a quick game of badminton, before being welcomed in for their wedding breakfast!

The Reception Barn looked absolutely stunning, with bold coloured flowers and huge peonies filling tables, a stunning bold arch framing the top table and a flower wreath hanging from the centre beam!

Guest stood to congratulate the newlyweds, as they took their seats with Maxwell at their side.  After the wedding breakfast, Myk gave a very heartfelt speech to his new wife and family, while his bestmen set about presenting a very organised and thorough speech with handouts and powerpoint presentation!

As we turned around the Reception Barn and their band set up, guests mingled and Jess and Myk took a ride on our Tractor to find a bit of time to take in the day!

As Jess and Myk arrived back to the barn and the band were ready to play their first dance, Myk slipped into a sparkly jacket in homage to their love of the Greatest Showman!

And then the party began…….

A few words from Jess–  ” From the moment we arrived on our initial visit we knew that Launcells Barton was the perfect place for us to celebrate our wedding with all our friends and family. The venue itself is so unbelievably beautiful, the house, the barns, the grounds, we fell in love with the place. Lara and Matt were so welcoming and excited about helping us achieve our wedding dreams! We could not imagine anywhere more perfect. Finding the time to plan wasn’t the easiest for us once our beautiful baby boy arrived, but Lara and her team were so helpful. They provided lots advice and recommendations, and using some of their amazing partner suppliers made things so easy for us!

Our wedding day was perfect, one of the best things was that on the actual day we enjoyed ourselves from start to finish. This was so important as we knew that we weren’t going to be able to relive the day, we wanted to make the most of it and it’s thanks to Lara, Matt and their team that we were able to do this. As well as the big things – epic venue, great hosts, beautiful accommodation etc. there were so many small details that made us feel really special.

Launcells Barton is the ideal wedding venue and would highly recommend it to anyone. We’d also like to thank Lara and Matt so much for giving us a day that we can look back on for the rest of our lives with such overwhelming happiness and joy.”

It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and seeing your family grow along the way! We wish you all nothing but happiness and laughter, as no doubt Maxwell will keep you both on your toes getting himself into mischief! 

Suppliers
Photography- Mcgivern Photography
Flowers- Brompton Buds
Hair- Hannah Woodgates Hair Design
Make Up- Grey Mink
Band- Blue Lion
Love Lights- Keeping it Vintage

 

 

 

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August 22, 2019

Last July Sam & Mary-Anne brought all their friends and family down with them from London and celebrated in the gorgeous Cornish Countryside on a beautiful summer’s day!

Not only did they bring their friends and family down with them, but they brought the wonderful London-based Wedding Planner, Shaun Johnson, who we’d put them in touch with to give them a bit more support piecing everything together, while Sam was away playing professional rugby and Mary-Anne was working long hours as a lawyer.

Bleujen styled the Mill Barn and Reception Barn beautifully the day before with delicate soft peachy pinks & greenery.

Mary-Anne got ready in the Manor House with all her bridesmaids and close family around her. Meanwhile Shaun and I were on hand to make sure all the little details were perfect and the button holes in place! Sam arrived with his ushers and put the finishing touches together, before grabbing a drink in the Snug Bar.

Mary-Anne looked beautiful as she walked down the aisle in a floating ballgown to her eagerly awaiting Groom, who had the biggest smile on his face when he saw his beautiful Bride for the first time.

After the ceremony, guests made their way outside for Pimms and music, while the newlyweds took a bit of time to themselves.

Their guests then welcomed the happy couple, who were grinning ear to ear, into their welcome drinks reception, with a cascade of confetti!

After family photos in the garden, everyone was announced in to take their seats in the Reception Barn for the wedding breakfast. There were some very emotional speeches, that got everyone- including the LB team- welling up!

After their meal and speeches, the couple’s band set up and guests mingled outside while the newlyweds took some time together to take in their day, before it was time for their first dance!

After their first dance, the happy couple rushed off to catch the sunset at the top of the farm and even bumped into some cows to Mary-Anne’s delight! As they made their way back on the tractor, everyone was outside the Reception Barn to welcome them back to the party!

A few words from the happy couple “From the moment we saw photos of Launcells Barton we felt such a connection to the venue and then when we came down to meet you and look around we just knew we couldn’t get married anywhere else. Launcells is such a special place and you’ve really made it into the most wonderful venue. We felt as if we’d always known you, and as if we really belonged there, which is exactly the vibe we wanted for the wedding. You were so lovely and helpful in the run up and on the day- Lara you fitted in like a wonderfully helpful guest, and Matt thank you so much for the tractor ride up into the fields to see the sunset! We really had the most incredible day and could not have hoped for a happier, more magical wedding. Thank you so much for opening your home up to us, and letting us be a part of the Launcells Family” 

We wish Mary-Anne and Sam every happiness for the future, especially as they are soon to welcome their first baby into the family! Exciting times for you both! 

Suppliers
Photography- Oli Mcgivern
Flowers-  Bleujen
Hair- Hannah Woodgates Hair Design
Cake- Hannah’s Cornish Cake 
Planner- Shaun Johnson Weddings

 

 

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