Five reasons you’ll fall in love with Launcells Barton

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Finding the perfect wedding venue is such an important part of your planning process. It’s where you’ll be spending one of the most significant moments of your life, and is a central part of creating the atmosphere for your day. The venue will determine so many other things such as which flowers to choose, how your photo’s will look and how many guests you can invite.

Something I always love and feel blessed to be a part of is the moment couples eyes light up as they discover all Launcells Barton has to offer during a visit! As they walk around our grounds and beautiful buildings, I can see them visualising their ceremony and their ideas coming to life, which is just magic!

If you’d like to know more about what makes us so special, here are just a few reasons our venue could be a match made in heaven….

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When you hold your wedding here, the whole venue is exclusively yours to enjoy for the whole duration, over the course of two nights and three days. Waking up in our lovingly restored country house on the morning of your wedding is a wonderful way to start your day. Plus, you’ll be able to be joined by 12 of your nearest and dearest. Our brides have their very own suite which will make you feel like you’re in complete luxury, as you should be!

Feel like one of the family

So many of our couples tell us that come the end of their celebration, they feel like we’re all one big family, which is exactly what we aim for! My partner Matthew grew up at Launcells Barton and the farm has been in his family since 1949, so being a family affair is definitely something which is important to us. We do everything we can in our power to look after you, make you comfortable and hopefully feel like this is your home during your stay.

Stunning photo opportunities

You’ll make memories that last a lifetime on your wedding day and you’ll be sure to remember them if you spend it at Launcells Barton with a whole host of photo opportunities for you and your groom. Photographers that visit our venue often say they’re spoilt for choice; we’ve got stunning green countryside, the iconic steps at the front of our manor house, the rustic interiors of our barns or the simplicity of an outdoor wedding. If you venture to the top of the hill you’ll also have the stunning backdrop of the coast.

Everyone can come!

If you both have large families and an abundance of friends, then you’re going to need a venue to accommodate them all. By holding your wedding here, you won’t have to endure any awkward situations or whittle down your guest list as we have the capacity to seat up to 200 guests. Children are always welcome and we provide plenty of advice on planning a child friendly wedding in this blog post.

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The choice is yours

Every wedding at Launcells Barton is unique and the reason is that the options are pretty limitless. We’ve got the ability to have the wedding of your dreams – whether that’s an outside and simple ceremony, a large gathering in a state of the art barn set in rural countryside or a rustic affair in our converted 19th century Mill Barn, it’s all here to make your own.

Each can be your own blank canvas to make your own and if you’re feeling short of inspiration have a look through our blog at some of the fantastic recent weddings we’ve held here.

If you’re currently planning your wedding in Cornwall and would like to arrange a viewing or ask us any questions please give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Australia meets Cornwall for a breathtaking relaxed summer wedding in the Cornish Countryside!

Back in June we saw the beautiful and relaxed wedding of Sophia and David.
I’ve been waiting to tell their story for so long, as they really did take a leap of faith with us and what an incredible day it turned out to be!

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In January 2017, as we had just laid the foundations of our new Reception Barn, Sophia and David got in contact about holding their wedding with us, the only thing was they weren’t actually going to see the venue until a couple of days before, as they were now living in Australia due to work! Sophia’s family are from Cumbria and David’s from the Midlands, so they wanted a neutral location and somewhere that had a special meaning for them both. As they both love travelling and reminiscing about trips together, Cornwall was where they wanted to bring everyone together on their special day!

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With a laptop in hand and iphone for back up due to the then sketchy Wifi, that we were still trying to get set up across the venue, I sat down to do my very first Skype viewing! As I walked around showing Sophia and David the different parts of the venue and standing in front of a muddy trench explaining what was going to be built, it became apparent, just how lovely they both were and what a lovely journey this was going to be with them!

Every few months, we would sit down in front our laptops and have a chat about how all the wedding planning was coming along and even though they were 1000’s of miles away, we had such fun laughing getting to know one another.

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Then the day came, just two days before there wedding, when I was going to meet them both for the very first time and they were going to see the venue for real! Slightly nerve wracking, but thankfully they were ecstatic and absolutely over the moon, which was a huge relief!  After talking to them so much in the run up to their wedding, meeting them in person for the first time was like catching up with old friends!

Only a few days later and Sophia, David and all their friends and family arrived to set up for their wedding. I have to say it was one of the most relaxed set up’s I’d ever been a part of-baring in mind the couple had organised everything from across the globe and were meeting their suppliers for the very first time!  With music on and everyone laughing and joking, everything turned out beautifully, as they had complete trust in all their chosen suppliers.

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Bleujen created a gorgeous hanging wreath, full of greenery that hung from the centre beam in the Reception Barn.  They also styled the arbour for the couple’s outdoor ceremony with brightly coloured peonies and roses to give a pop of colour!

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On the morning of their wedding as the sun shone, reminding her of the Summer she had just left behind in Oz, Sophia got ready with her friends and family around her.  Meanwhile David got ready close by, before making his way to Launcells Barton.
Sophia looked out of this world in a fitted lace dress with a simple full length veil.

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It was soon time for the guests to start arriving and Sophia to get ready to walk across to the Walled Garden to meet her Groom, accompanied by some gorgeous acoustic music by Joss White.

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Sophia and David kept their ceremony really relaxed and personal to the both of them. With readings and poems from their friends, personal vows and with everyone from across the World coming together to celebrate, there wasn’t a dry eye throughout the whole ceremony!

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After their ceremony Sophia, David and all their guests headed out into the courtyard for drinks, canapés and lawn games. Cornwall Wedding Venues

While their guests were happy chatting and sipping on Pimms, with acoustic music playing throughout the courtyard, Sophia and David popped off for a few photos.

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We then announced guests through the walled garden to take their seats for the wedding breakfast in the Reception Barn, before guests enjoyed sharing platters catered for by Beautiful and the Feast.

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The Launcells Barton team made sure everyone had a full glass, as the speeches got underway.  David also said a lovely heartfelt thank you to us for all the support they had received,  which really meant a lot, as we do genuinely care about our couples and making sure they have the best day!

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As their DJ John Green set up and guests relaxed in the bar and lawns outside the Reception Barn, Sophia and David hopped on to our tractor and Matt drove them off to catch the sunset…. and what a sunset it was!!

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Relaxed after their walk, they were then welcomed back by all their guests and the evening party began!!

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A few words from the gorgeous Bride herself- Sophia ” What can we say… booking a venue which wasn’t yet built, in a town we’d never been to seems like a crazy idea when we think back. But putting our faith in Matt and Lara was the best decision. The whole planning process was a breeze with Lara on hand to answer all our questions. When we finally saw the venue, three days before the big day…despite the fog, we could tell it was as beautiful as the Skype videos we’d seen. The house is amazing, with more than enough space for a full bridal party. The walled garden was the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony; a real sun trap which literally smells of roses! And the barn and grounds which provided so many areas for our guests to enjoy. We had the most amazing wedding and mini adventure in Bude, thanks team Launcells! So nice that we both feel like old friends rather than supplier and client. Sure you guys don’t fancy a trip over to Melbourne!? x”

These absolutely gorgeous images are thanks to the very talented Oli McGivern. Oli photographed one of our very first weddings and came down from London to work with us on our first Winter styled shoot back in 2017. We even changed the positioning of some of the windows in the Reception Barn at the very last minute, due to Oli explaining – over a few glasses of wine- about the lighting and mathematics of getting the best possible light for photographs! I still don’t understand the maths side of things, but he does get some incredible shots!!

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Oli– “It was a joy to be back at my favourite venue with such a lovely couple and their friends who made me feel like one of the gang. My first return since the new barn was put in and Matt & Lara have done a fantastic job with it. The sun’s hat was firmly on and once again Launcells retains its title as the Easiest Venue to Photograph at the 2018 McGivern Photography Venue Awards. “

As Sophia and David settle back in to life in Australia, but this time as man and wife, we wish nothing but happiness for you both. It was a privilege to be a part of your special day and be welcomed as a friend by yourselves and all your friends and family who just couldn’t have been lovelier! We’re sure there will be lots of adventures to come as you continue to explore the World, but we hope that you will stay in touch and look back at your time in Cornwall as one of the happiest of your life!

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Fun filled Spring wedding full of of laughter and Ice Cream in Cornwall!

Back in April Duncan and Tor celebrated becoming man and wife surrounded by friends and family on a gorgeous Spring day! They first met nearly 7 years ago when Duncan popped into Tor’s family Ice Cream shop in Bude and they quickly hit it off. It wasn’t long before the couple became inseparable.

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Shortly after booking their wedding with us, Duncan and Tor relocated to Yorkshire for work and were supported, with planning their day from afar,by all their friends and family who live close by.

Duncan got ready for the big day at his parents house not too far away, while Tor and her friends and family got ready at Launcells Barton.

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Tor looked absolutely gorgeous in a lace fishtail dress, adding a simple full length veil for the finishing touch!

Tor and her Dad headed to Stratton church in style in a vintage Bentley convertible. Although I couldn’t be there as I was getting everything ready for the couple and their guests welcome drinks arrival, I was told by everyone that attended what a wonderful and personal service it was!

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Duncan and Tor then drove back to Launcells Barton, where all their friends and family were waiting to welcome them in the Courtyard with a glass of fizz in their hand!

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As we announced guests to take their seats in the Reception Barn, Duncan and Tor popped off for a few photos by themselves while everyone got settled.

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Duncan and Tor decorated the Reception Barn beautifully with paper lanterns, fairy lights and greenery hanging from the beams, while the tables were full of greenery and candles.

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Following the Wedding Breakfast, by Devon Catering and the speeches and toasts had been celebrated,  Duncan and Tor added a very personal and clever way of making sure they got to speak to every one of their guests – as they met over Ice Cream all those years ago, they decided to serve it as dessert, but serve it themselves!

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While everyone grabbed a drink in the bar after Duncan and Tor had made sure that all had  had their fill of ice cream, their Band, The Busketeers, set up and Duncan and Tor slipped off to catch a rather spectacular view on a gorgeous Spring day!

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Wild Bake set up outside the bar serving delicious pizzas from their trailer, making sure no one ran out of steam and could party the night away… which they definitely did!!

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A few words from the Bride herself ” We only visited one venue because we knew that Launcells was the one, it offered that country elegance that we wanted whilst providing the flexibility of so many indoor and outdoor areas to use for all of the personal touches like the ice cream station and pizza van. The grounds provided the perfect setting for our photos and catered for the surprise bouncy castle which was just the BEST THING EVER. Launcells was the dream venue and the staff really helped make everything flow effortlessly, we had such a gorgeous stress-free day! Absolutely everything went to plan and we just wish we could do it all over again because its true what they say, it really is over before you know it.Tor 

These gorgeous photos are all thanks to Alex Toze who captured Duncan & Tor’s special day for them, I think we can all agree that his natural approach, is simply stunning!

” This is why I love what I do. The most fun, friendly and welcoming people you could meet. And I get to capture one of the most important days of their lives in the most beautiful of settings. Duncan and Tor planned their wedding day to perfection and when you have a couple to work with like this, at a venue such as Launcells Barton, it makes it so easy, fun and enjoyable to capture the magic. Launcells has so much to offer, a photographers dream, I can’t wait to come back” Alex Toze

Congratulations to Duncan and Tor, we hope you have a lifetime of happiness as you settle into your new lives as man and wife in Yorkshire, i’m sure it won’t be long until you are back by the sea visiting friends and family! 

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Why getting married in a country estate venue is so special

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When it comes to picking your wedding venue we know there’s an incredible range of options for every bride and groom. So why a country estate and why Launcells Barton It’s a place that Matt and I both love to share with couples on one of the biggest and most special days of their lives – it fuses new with old, it has a unique blend of coast and countryside and what’s more, it’s exclusive use so you have it all to yourselves! Sound good to you? We’ll explain why we think you’ll fall in love with our little part of Cornish countryside…

Something old, something new

Much like the old tradition, our wedding venue has a special mixture of historic and modern options. The house is Georgian so those wanting an element of character and grandeur will certainly be wowed by what this gorgeous building can offer you. There’s also the 19th Century Mill Barn which is licensed for civil ceremonies and will capture you with its charm. If you’re looking to match the historic with something a little more modern then we also have our purpose built Reception Barn, which has been designed to complement the original buildings, but benefits from being new and completely state-of-the-art!

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Exclusively yours

Weddings are a day to share with your loved ones so when it comes to yours what better way to spend it than surrounded only by those you cherish the most. There won’t be any interruptions, just the space for you to enjoy yourselves in private. We encourage all of our couples to treat Launcells Barton like their home, and we provide a personal service to make sure you feel like a million dollars, the whole time!

A dreamy setting

We’ve been told by many of our couples that one of the best things about our venue is how we capture the beauty of Cornwall in one location, so if you’re looking for the best of both worlds you really are in luck. We’re set amongst acres of countryside with stunning coastal views waiting for you over the brow of our hill. We fell in love with this place ourselves and the unique blend of countryside and coast definitely played a part in that.

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Ultimate luxury

You will be surrounded by complete luxury at our venue. Wonderful interiors, lovingly restored historic buildings, roll top baths and decadence. You’ll also be blessed with a hamper filled with handpicked local treats for the duration of your stay, just to make you feel that extra bit special.

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and you would like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk.

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Why you might want to have a wonderful, winter wedding

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Choosing which time of year to be married can be tricky. You may be torn between the idea of a celebration in the height of summer to make the most of the sunshine, or doing something totally different and going for an increasingly popular winter wedding. If you’re currently considering the date of your big day, here are just a few reasons to take advantage of some of our winter wedding availability.

The weather can be great!

Is there anything better than a crisp winter’s morning; piercing blue skies above, a hint of frost on the ground and a freshness in the air you simply don’t get at any other time of the year? If you’re lucky enough to have one of these mornings on your big day then you’re undoubtedly blessed, but the point we always make is that you never know what the weather will bring, no matter what time of year.

Winter doesn’t have to mean rain and even if it does, we’ve got the facilities to make sure you and your guests still have a day you’ll always remember.

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Stunning photo locations and warm indoor areas

If you’ve not visited us at Launcells Barton yet our venue really does offer a flexibility that’s perfect for any couple, no matter when they’re looking to tie the knot. The countryside views surrounding our venue offer the perfect backdrop for photos at any time of the year, whilst our 16th Century manor house will give your bridal party the perfect place to stay and feel at home for the weekend.

It’s unlikely you’re going to want to wed outdoors at this time of year so we’ve made sure that our brand new, purpose-built reception barn and our lovingly converted Mill Barn are the perfect place for your guests to enjoy a warm winter ceremony and reception.

Each of the spaces come with their own bar, so how about Mulled wine to warm the cockles of your loved ones and guests? We’ve done this for a wedding in December before and it definitely went down well!

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Exclusive use means a unique wedding

Having an exclusive use venue comes with a number of benefits, one of which is of course making the place your own. Making your day as special as it should be is at the heart of everything we do so we’ll never ask you to share it with anyone else.

This gives you the ultimate flexibility when it comes to decorations, personalisation and themes; a winter wedding is likely to look a little different to one in the height of the summer, so no matter what you’re thinking, have a chat with us and we’ll tell you how to bring your ideas to life once you start planning!

Hearty food

If you’re wanting to wed in the winter, then you have a unique opportunity to be a little different and daring with your food choices. The great news here is that our state of the art kitchen means that your caterers will undoubtedly be able to tickle your taste buds. We’ve been fortunate to work with some top notch culinary maestros, so we’re always happy to recommend some suppliers when it comes to helping you plan your big day.

If you’d like to talk to us about your wedding please give us a call on 01288 352352 or email us at hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk and we’ll be happy to chat about your big day.

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Less is more for our simplistic Cornish styled shoot

Back In January, Alex from Serpentines Shores created a concept of using the beauty and personality of Launcells Barton and adding simple elegant touches, to bring together a less is more classic and contemporary styled shoot.

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Alex from Serpentines Shores tell us more about the shoot!

“The idea behind this editorial was ‘less is more’; our desire was to create a modern, minimalist wedding that was simple and sleek without being too clinical or bland or absent of character. Drawing upon classical influences as well as those more rustic touch-points closer to home in Cornwall; we desired a look that was as smoothly lithe and refined as at was relaxed and down to earth.

The ever-gorgeous Launcells Barton worked ideally as a venue. With its bare beams and white walls; both fresh and clean, but also full of personality. It provided the perfect blank canvas, employed perhaps most notably by Loulabel. Who’s floristry winds vine-like through the scenes; from the bride’s artful bouquet, to the foliage climbing the walls of the Mill Barn. 

Tankerville Press provided an invitation suite – complete with glassine envelope and wax seal – that struck the chord perfectly between classical and contemporary. Whilst Cherry Williams gowns added a svelte and understatedly elegant touch, Lizzy Couch and Hannah Woodgates kept our bridal look natural and gracefully effortless”

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Styling & Design: On Serpentine Shores- http://www.onserpentineshores.com/

Photography: Peach & Jo Photography- https://www.peachandjophotography.co.uk/

Stationery: Tankerville Press- http://www.tankervillepress.co.uk/

Dress: Cherry Williams London- https://cherrywilliamslondon.com/

Bridal Shoes: I Am Florence

Groom’s Attire: ASOS

Make-up – Lizzy Couch Makeup Artist- https://www.facebook.com/LizzyCouchMakeupArtist/

Hair: Hannah Woodgates Hair Design- https://www.facebook.com/hwhair/

Jewellery: Hannah Batstone- https://www.hannahbatstone.com/

Floristry: Loulabel- http://www.loulabelfloraldesign.com/

Ceramics: Dor & Tan- https://dorandtan.com/

Glassware & Cutlery: Amara- https://www.amara.com/

Gold Bowls: Nkuku- https://www.nkuku.com/

Cakes: Ladyvale Bakery

If you’d like to talk to us about your wedding please give us a call on 01288 352352 or email us at hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk and we’ll be happy to chat about your big day.

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Five ways to feel like royalty on your big day

As we enter the final countdown to the Royal wedding we thought it would be a great time to think of a few ways you can ensure that you’re treated like royalty on your own big day.

Harry and Meghan have certainly made their day their own; they’ve broken from tradition to invite 1,000 members of the public, they’re the first royal wedding not to serve a fruitcake and are also tying the knot on a Saturday rather than a week day, so what special touches can you treat yourselves to?

A venue steeped in history or a modern feel?

The choice of venue is of course one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when you’re planning your wedding. Harry and Meghan will be having their nuptials in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle which is steeped in Royal history, so if you’re looking for your own slice of history we’re lucky to have St Swithin’s Church, famously referred to as ‘the least spoilt church in Cornwall’ by Sir John Betjeman, a literal stone’s throw from our venue. You can also enjoy your wedding weekend in our Manor House, which is referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086!

Fancy adopting some of Harry and Meghan’s more modern ideas? Our brand new, purpose-built reception barn has been designed to complement the original house and is able to fit up to 180 guests on round tables or 200 on trestles. This space gives our couples complete flexibility to decorate and make the space their own. It doesn’t stop their either! Our converted 19th century Mill Barn which is built from stone offers even more chances for you to make your day your own and can seat up to 160.

Invited by your majesty

Harry and Meghan’s invitations were made by London-based fine printers ‘Barnard and Westwood’ who’ve been creating invitations for the royal family since 1985. Their invite differs to William and Kate’s as it bares the crest of Prince Charles rather than the Queen, from whom all previous invites have been sent.

Your own invites will be the first chance for you to share the style of your wedding; will you go modern or traditional? The great news is that Devon and Cornwall are both full of fantastic designers – there’s something to meet everyone’s chosen style.

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Fancy florals

Back in March, Kensington Palace announced that Harry and Meghan had chosen Philippa Craddock to create the floral design for their wedding, both for the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel and the reception at Windsor Castle. Choosing flowers and designs won’t be something most of us do on a daily basis, so we’re always happy to give you ideas and suggestions and put you in touch with the best suppliers we know locally.

A classical choice of music

Whilst it’s rumored that Elton John is set to play at the Royal Wedding, one musician not gaining as many headlines is 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who will also be amongst the day’s performers. Classical music can give your ceremony a real air of elegance and with a great selection of classical musicians and string quartets blessing the West Country it could be an option to explore if you’ve not considered it before.

A show stopping cake

Traditionally royal wedding cakes make a real statement, boasting multiple tiers adorned with intricate sugar work. Whilst we’re not advising you copy Prince Charles and Camilla in terms of size (theirs weighed an impressive 17 stone and took around 130 hours to decorate), you’ll definitely want it to be every bit as tasty, so if you’re wanting some recommendations on who to go with we’ve been lucky enough to sample some fantastic cakes from local suppliers and always happy to let you have our recommendations.

To find out more about holding your wedding here at Launcells Barton, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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More wonderful testimonials from our newlyweds

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We put an incredible amount of effort and passion into each and every wedding we hold at Launcells Barton, so it’s always humbling to hear some of the feedback we receive from the couples that choose to share one of the most special days of their lives with us. There’s no better way to describe a wedding day at Launcells Barton than from the people that have experienced it themselves, so here are just a few kind words from those that have…

“What a place! Just beautiful. We had THE best winter wedding here. Thank you Lara and Matt for helping to make our day so special. I wish words could describe just how wonderful our day was. Whatever your vision for your wedding, I’m pretty sure you can achieve it here. It’s beautiful, flexible and Lara and Matt will do everything to make your day as carefree and memorable as possible. Thank you! xx”
– Alisa Horton

“We got engaged near Bude and had this romantic idea about having our wedding nearby, forcing our friends and family to trek from afar down to the Cornish coast. After looking at six or seven venues, none quite hitting the mark – all too ‘weddingy’ – we stumbled upon Launcells for our last appointment before giving up and resigning to a venue closer to home. We didn’t make it out the car before we made our minds up; it was perfect. Rustic but not too rustic, wedding appropriate but not just another ‘wedding barn’, secluded without being too remote. Then we met Lara and Matt and the deal was done. So helpful without being pushy, relaxed while meticulously organised. Our wedding day was such fun. We didn’t want anything too traditional or formal. We wanted something personal and unique to us; Launcells Barton was the perfect venue to do just that.”
– Ben and Nicole

“Thank you so much for allowing us into your home for our wedding day. Launcells Barton was such a beautiful setting for the day and our guests were all blown away by it and said how much of a great time they had there. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks for helping it run so smoothly.”
– Jess and Matt

If you’d like more information on holding your wedding at Launcells Barton, then please do give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Gorgeous words from our happy couples

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We absolutely love receiving wonderful testimonials from our newlyweds as the most important thing to us is making sure we create weddings to remember, and memories to last a lifetime. We always strive to pull out all of the stops in an effort to make you look back at yours and fondly think ‘that was the most incredible day our lives!’

Launcells Barton is our pride and joy and we know that should you choose to be married at our exclusive hire venue, you won’t regret it! You can read more about our unique qualities in this recent blog post. But don’t just take our word for it, have a read of these testimonials from some of our recent couples who have felt compelled to share their stories and kind words…

“Dan and I first visited Launcells Barton on a rainy January afternoon and were immediately taken with Lara and Matt’s enthusiasm and the sheer beauty of the venue. We knew it was the perfect venue for the relaxed feel we wanted but also enough of a blank canvas that we could make it our own. Lara, Matt and Alannah coordinated and supported us through the day perfectly! One thing that was really important to me was that the evening had a good ‘flow’, I really wanted to avoid a venue where guests were segregated into different rooms depending on whether they were at the bar, relaxing or dancing and the main barn was perfect for this. I honestly couldn’t fault the entire weekend and would do it all again in a heartbeat – rain included! Thank you so much to Lara, Matt, Alannah and the rest of the Launcells team for helping us create the wedding of our dreams!”
– Charlotte and Dan

“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 advice 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 a 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.”
– Kate and Geoff

“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!! We knew how hard you were working and everything turned out perfectly, more than perfect, completely better than any expectations.”
– Lizzie and Tom

If you’d like more information on holding your wedding at Launcells Barton, then please do give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Earthy, Bohemian inspiration for our Cornish Styled Shoot!

Last November we worked with Cathy from Boelle Events on a vision she had, to bring in rich and earthy tones to a bohemian theme! She wanted to go back to her Cornish roots and make the most of what this beautiful part of the country has to offer!

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CATHY FROM BOELLE EVENTS TELLS US MORE ABOUT THE SHOOT

For this look, I wanted to go back to my Cornish roots and explore an organic, earthy and wintery theme. When I came across Launcells Barton in Bude, I was instantly drawn to it’s raw and rustic features and knew I had to style there! The barns, beams and exposed brickwork were perfect for my rich and bohemian vision. Not forgetting the beautiful house and gardens!

For the styling, I wanted to work with a deep pallet of burgundy’s, navys and golds lifted by a hint of blush and oodles of greenery. I believe in working with the seasons, from colours and accessories to seasonal fresh flowers. The colour pallet came from inspiration of autumnal colours mixed with wintery and seasonal golds to add a hint of festivities. Because each of my styles is unique, I hand dye all my fabrics so I can achieve seasonal colours. For the ‘Cornish Winter’ runner I dyed organic, unbleached cheesecloth with beetroot and red cabbage inspired chemical free dye to create the rich burgundy colour. The perfect base for golds and greens to sit elegantly on a rustic and upcycled oak trestle table. To add a bohemian flair, I incorporated macrame and a wicker peacock chair.

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The team behind this beautiful shoot

Styling, Props & Trestle Table: Boelle Events
Photography: Olivia Bossert Photography
Venue: Launcells Barton
Florals: Twigs & Greens 
Dresses: The Bridal Room St Ives
Stationary: Laura Likes
Cake: Hannah’s Cornish Cakes
Hair: Kylee Marie Hair
MUA: Lizzy Couch Make Up Artist

 
If you’d like more information on holding your wedding at Launcells Barton, then please do give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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